When numerous traditional publishers are figuring out their social media approaches, The Shade Area has by now designed an Instagram-centric media juggernaut.
Considering that its founding in 2014, the startup’s Instagram account (which delivers celeb information aimed at a black audience) has captivated additional than 8.9 million followers — look at that to The New York Times’ 2.4 million, TMZ’s one.4 million or TechCrunch’s measly 583,000.
The Shade Area has been named Instagram’s TMZ, although founder Angie Nwandu has been explained as the younger generation’s Oprah. At the same time, like any large publisher, it’s experienced its share of disputes with Facebook and with stars.
Nwandu will be joining us this year at Disrupt NY, the place I’ll question her about how she’s captivated her audience, the prospects for creating a large organization on Instagram and her wariness about providing out to Hollywood.
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