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English, Spirituality, 1 season, 64 episodes, 2 days, 1 hour, 19 minutes
If you asked for a sign, this might be it! This podcast is hosted by tarot reader, Coco Mocoe. Come here for your weekly tarot and astrology messages. Take what resonates and throw away what doesn’t like junk mail. For daily affirmations, go to Instagram: @cocomocoe For the visual of these podcast, go to YouTube: @cocomocoe For shorter, daily readings, go to TikTok: @cocomocoe Come here for manifestations, tarot reading, astrology, horoscopes and more. Thank you for listening! The 'Coco Mocoe Tarot' official website is
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Taking a break. Follow me on YouTube ❤️

This is not goodbye, but see you later ❤️ This podcast has opened so many doors for me and I am eternally grateful. I will be focusing my time on creating the best show I can with "The Middle Row w Coco Mocoe" where every episode, I sit down with a music artist as we watch their music video on the big screen and break it down scene by scene. The first guest of my new show will be Towa Bird. Turn on post notifications on YouTube so you are notified when the episode drops. TAP HERE TO SUBSCRIBE 📺 TAP HERE TO FOLLOW THE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 💚 Join the #AheadOfTheCurve discord here Watch the #ShareYourScreen podcast with me and Nicky Reardon on YouTube here Email: [email protected]
3/26/202420 minutes, 37 seconds
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TikTok Ban 2024: Why it feels real this time & what will happen to creators

Subscribe to Coco's YouTube channel⁠ 📺 Follow Coco Mocoe on social media: ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Join the Discord here: ⁠⁠ Thank you for reviewing the #AheadOfTheCurve podcast and sharing it with a friend who loves marketing and pop culture as much as we do! Listen to my episode about the UMG vs. TikTok battle: Email: [email protected] CNN: "House passes bill that could lead to US ban of TikTok" #TikTokBan #Marketing
3/14/202436 minutes, 50 seconds
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"Why trends go viral": What I learned from "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell

Today's episode of #AheadOfTheCurve with Coco Mocoe is all about what makes content or trends go viral, and most importantly become memorable, according to "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell. The book was written in 2000 but I apply his brilliant concepts to how to go viral on TikTok, YouTube and more in 2024 and beyond. In this episode, we discuss 3 of my major takeaways after reading the book: The power of repetition or "The Blues Clues Effect" The power of reverse marketing or "The Barbara Streisand Effect: The power of ritual or "The Airwalk Effect" Let me know in the reviews what book I should read next as part of our new marketing book club! I will dedicate a new episode of this podcast anytime I finish reading an interesting book that I think you will enjoy. Get "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell using my Amazon link here: Subscribe to Coco's YouTube channel⁠ 📺 Follow Coco Mocoe on social media: ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Join the Discord here: ⁠⁠ Thank you for reviewing the #AheadOfTheCurve podcast and sharing it with a friend who loves marketing and pop culture as much as we do! Email: [email protected]
3/5/202426 minutes, 6 seconds
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Creator Advice: "How to get out of a shadowban on TikTok"

Subscribe to Coco's YouTube channel 📺 Follow Coco Mocoe on social media: Join the Discord here: Thank you for reviewing the #AheadOfTheCurve podcast and sharing it with a friend who loves marketing and pop culture as much as we do! Today we are talking about how to break out of a shadowban on TikTok, how to find a new niche when feeling stale about your content and what is changing about TikTok's algorithm (Reesa Teesa's 10 minute series takes over!) You can listen to my episode about the success of Reesa Teesa and her "Who the F Did I Marry?" series here Email: [email protected]
2/28/202438 minutes, 26 seconds
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Billie Eilish vs. TikTokers + “Who the F Did I Marry?” Series Changes TikTok Algorithm Forever

Reesa Teesa has taken over the FYP with her storytime, "Who the F Did I Marry?" (@reesamteesa on TikTok). She grew from 100k followers to 600k overnight. Then jumped to 700k+ while I was at the gym! I have not seen growth this fast since Khaby Lame, Charli D'Amelio and Addison Rae. After writing the script and going to bed, I woke up to Reesa having over 1 million followers! It has been so long since a new creator has reminded me of the magic of this app. Reesa is not following trends or viral hooks. Instead she is using the 10-minute feature and with UMG pulling their music off the app, I wouldn't be surprised if the algorithm is seeking out longer storytellers, like Reesa, to push out instead of trending audios. "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell: In this episode, I also discuss Billie Eilish vs. TikTokers at the "People's Choice Awards" and why I...kind of agreed with her? Let me know your thoughts in the reviews! Join the #AheadOfTheCurve discord: Subscribe to Coco Mocoe's YouTube here Email: [email protected]
2/20/202436 minutes, 48 seconds
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How women took over the NFL: From Taylor Swift to Alix Earle

Join the #AheadOfTheCurve Discord: Follow Coco Mocoe on social media @cocomocoe Instagram YouTube TikTok For business inquiries, email: [email protected] Summary of Episode: The first Super Bowl was hosted in 1967 and the average cost of a commercial was between $35.000 and $40,000 according to Sportico. This year more than ever, the NFL had their eyes set on a female audience. This came with the addition of player’s girlfriends in the stands like Alix Earle, Taylor Swift and Hailee Seinfield. Alix Earle was even a presenter at the NFL Honors ceremony in Vegas a few days ahead of the superbowl and her boyfriend is Miami Dolphin’s wide receiver Braxton Berrios.  While in Vegas this week, there was chatter that the NFL expected this to be the most watched Super Bowl in history. Thanks to the female fans tuning in for a look at Taylor Swift. And boy was there a show! She had Blake Lively, Ice Spice and Lana Del Rey in her box and there was even betting sites that had entire bets based around how many times the camera would pan to her during the game.  There was also a 49’ers wife who made headlines, Krysten You-Sh-Check. Wife of full back Kyle You-Sh-Check. She went viral online for creating custom pieces to wear to games in support of Kyle. In fact, she was propositioned by Brittany Mahomes to create a look for her and she sent Brittany a jacket for Taylor Swift, as well. Stressing that it was no pressure. If Taylor wanted to wear it then great.  Taylor showed up to one of the Kansas City play-off games in the jacket and the story went viral. Because of the exposure from this moment, she turned this into a licensing deal with the NFL (according to USA Today). She inked the first women-led licensing deal with the NFL which means she can sell merch using their team logos. She told Today that this has been in the works for years but the exposure of Taylor Swift wearing one of her creations catapulted her.  A puffer vest that she is auctioning for the National Breast Cancer Foundation currently has a bid of $52,000+.  This also leads us to the shift towards female-focused advertising at the super bowl this year. It typically caters to men or tows an even line. But this year, they knew the Swift fans were watching.  The first commercial to hit the screen was for the upcoming Wicked movie featuring Ariana Grande. I could be mistaken but you don’t often see movie trailers as commercials at the Superbowl. Especially one for a movie coming out almost a year later and one that is a musical adaptation with two female leads.  This was also the first year that two beauty brands went toe-to-toe. E.l.f.and NYX. Both very different commercials. I am fascinated at Elf’s aggressive approach to marketing the last year or so. They had a superbowl spot last year with Jennifer Coolidge. They built a world in Roblox and were all over the new Mean Girls movie. In a way that was off-putting, in my opinion. I love elf but it was the first time I felt an adverse reaction to them. Their commercial featured a Judge Judy bit.  The NYX commercial was simpler and featured Cardi B. It was to promote their duck lips plumper. At the end, it showed a QR code and the longer commercial was much more NSFW. I actually liked the ad. It felt like a secret treat for those who got to the QR code quick enough.  Another commercial that I loved was with Beyonce for Verizon. At the end of it, she hinted at new music. A few moments later, she dropped two new country singles, "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carraiges". There is a rise of “off-camera” experiences when it comes to the best superbowl ads. People know that other’s are watching the superbowl on their phones Thank you for reviewing the podcast and sharing it with a friend! Tune in every Monday for a pop culture and marketing deep dive.
2/13/202432 minutes, 59 seconds
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Taylor Swift wins big at the Grammy's, Universal pulls top artists off TikTok

Join the #AheadOfTheCurve discord here: Thank you for reviewing the podcast! Today's episode of "Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe" is about the Grammy's 2024 award ceremony where Taylor Swift won big! Some of the most talked about moments of the night include; Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift rooting each other on, Lana Del Rey joining Taylor Swift on stage, Victoria Monet wins for "Best New Artist" of the year and more! We also cover the biggest tech story of the week which was that Universal Music Group pulled all of their artists from the TikTok music library; which includes, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, SZA and more. What does this mean for the future of the music industry and how new artists are discovered on social media? Listen to the latest episode of #ShareYourScreen with Sulinna Ong from Spotify here: Cody Fry's interview with Rolling Stones about his music being pulled off TikTok by UMG: For business inquiries, email: [email protected]
2/5/202436 minutes, 11 seconds
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The TMZ Interview (ft. Wyld Young)

Today we are talking to TMZ journalist, Wyld Young, about how they break the biggest stories in entertainment news, the biggest Grammy's controversies, the Nicki Minaj & Meg thee Stallion beef and more. Follow Wyld Young on socials: Listen to the TMZ Verified podcast here: Thank you for watching, rating and subscribing to the podcast ❤️ Join the #AheadOfTheCurve Discord here: ⁠⁠ Watch my other show, #ShareYourScreen, with Nicky Reardon here: ⁠ ⁠ Follow Coco Mocoe on TikTok and Instagram: ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ EMAIL: [email protected] TAGS: grammys tmz entertainment news megan thee stallion hiss nicki minaj big foot the weeknd will smith interview celebrity news tmz sza lana del rey best new artist album of the year
1/29/202451 minutes, 21 seconds
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Creator Advice: "Your fear of getting hate is stopping you from going viral"

Want to be an influencer or creator in 2024? Want to make TikTok or YouTube your full-time job? Well...get ready for lots of hate! Unfortunately it is part of the job. But that doesn't mean it should stop you. Here is how I have learned to grow self-confidence even at times when I fall into the trap of reading awful things people are saying. It happens to everyone online so it is not personal! I hope this helps someone ❤️ SOURCES: "I faked a scandal online for attention" by Marley Jaxx Bria Jones Podcast, "because of I love you": EMAIL: [email protected] Thank you for watching, rating and subscribing to the 'Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe' podcast ❤️ Join the #AheadOfTheCurve Discord here: Watch my other show, #ShareYourScreen, with Nicky Reardon here: Follow Coco on TikTok and Instagram: #InfluencerMarketing #CreatorMarketing
1/22/202438 minutes, 14 seconds
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The "Mean Girls" Review

Did the world need a “Mean Girls” musical movie? Let's discuss... Tina Fey comes back to the big screen with a “Mean Girls” musical remake based on the Broadway play. The new movie features an all-star cast like Renee Rapp, Auli’i Cavalhro, Jaquel Spivey, Avantika, Angouri Rice, Christopher Brinley and Bebe Wood. Lot’s of reviews are coming in about the movie. Here are my thoughts from a media perspective and how the public’s response to this movie will shape the industry in the next few years. LINKS ⬇️ Listen to Coco on the “TSC: Him & Her’s” podcast here Listen to Coco on the “Big Name B*tches” podcast here Watch "Share Your Screen" with Nicky Reardon and Coco Mocoe on the  @NickyandCoco  channel here Source: Watch “Hollywood Has a Musical Problem” here SOCIALS ⬇️ Join the Discord here Follow Coco Mocoe on TikTok & Instagram (@cocomocoe) For business inquiries or interviews, email Coco’s team: [email protected]
1/15/202435 minutes, 22 seconds
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Saltburn Analysis: "Barry Keoghan Deserves the Oscar"

"Saltburn" Spoiler Alerts Ahead! 🚨  Today’s episode of #AheadOfTheCurve with Coco Mocoe is all about the movie “Saltburn” - because I can’t stop thinking about it.  Topics discussed:  Who is Emerald Fennell and her connection to Margot Robbie?  Comparing the ending of “Saltburn” to “Leave the World Behind” Symbolism of the moth and Oliver Oliver correcting Fairleigh about the poet Lord Byron  The symbolism of mirrors The symbolism of red rooms  Oliver’s strained relationship with his parents The symbolism of their costumes The foreshadows of death during the lunch scene  Unanswered questions after the movie Emerald Fennell’s interview in NME magazine:  Saltburn IMDB:  Podcast episode about Succession and the Kardashians:  My second show with Nicky Reardon, “Share Your Screen”:  TLDR; GIVE BARRY KEOGHAN THE OSCAR ✨ #Saltburn #JacobElordi #BarryKeoghan  -- Hi I'm Coco Mocoe! Welcome to my show, "Ahead of the Curve". I work in media and I've made a career off accurately predicting trends and rising stars right before they blow up. EMAIL: [email protected] Follow Coco on social media:
1/8/202435 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Jackie Aina Effect: Should you be relatable or high-quality? (ft. Koosha Nouri) Pt. 2

Welcome to the season finale of #AheadOfTheCurve with Coco Mocoe! Today's episode is part 2 with top beauty brand strategist and creator, Koosha Nouri. What will be the next big trend on TikTok and beyond in 2024? High-def content. We see this growing on beauty tok with creators like Monet McMichael. But where does it go back to? One of the top creators in the beauty space -- Jackie Aina. Will beauty filter fatigue lead to the renaissance of high def, 4k videos on social media? And what will happen to celebrity brands like Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez, Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner and Fenty Beauty by Rihanna as the beauty space becomes fatigued with so many celebrity brands popping up left and right? Let's talk! You can find Koosha Nouri on socials here: youtube:  @kooshaaa  Thank you for watching, rating and subscribing to the podcast ❤️ Join the #AheadOfTheCurve Discord here: Watch my other show, #ShareYourScreen, with Nicky Reardon here: Follow Coco on TikTok and Instagram: EMAIL: [email protected] TAGS: Jackie Aina, Monet McMichael, Meredith Duxbury, Alix Earle, Mikayla Noguiera, Tati Westbrook, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Kylie Jenner
12/25/202339 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to be a viral beauty influencer in 2024 | Part 1 (ft. Koosha Nouri)

Want to be the next Meredith Duxbury or Monet McMichael? What will be different about how beauty influencers become famous in 2024 compared to 2023? What do the top beauty brands look for when curating their influencer lists and beauty trends? Today's episode is with top beauty brand strategist & creator, Koosha Nouri! He is a wealth of information when it comes to brands, best practices, how to go viral in the beauty space and more. You can find Koosha on socials here: instagram/kushin/ youtube:  @kooshaaa  We discuss topics such as; - The rise and fall of the YouTube beauty space - The TikTok gold rush with creators like Mikayla Noguiera, Meredith Duxbury and Monet McMichaels becoming beauty brand darlings - How to go viral on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram as a beauty influencer - What is next for celebrity beauty brands like Rare Beauty and Kylie Cosmetics? - What do beauty brands look for when choosing what influencers to work with? Join the #AheadOfTheCurve Discord here: Follow Coco on TikTok and Instagram: EMAIL: [email protected]
12/18/202349 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Origin of "Millennial Cringe" (ft. @freddiesroommate)

Remember Boxxy? Join us as we explore the rise and fall of this internet icon and her influence on the birth of millennial cringe culture. We'll take a trip down memory lane, revisiting iconic moments, tracing the evolution of cringe, and analyzing its lasting impact. We also discuss why Gen-Z is so obsessed with capturing millennial cringe in their own ironic content. Today’s video is featuring Justin Jordan aka @freddiesroommate from TikTok! You can listen to his podcast “Decoding Reality” here: Topics discussed in this episode of #AheadOfTheCurve with Coco Mocoe are: - “Leave the World Behind” on Netflix - Superhero & Marvel Fatigue - The Golden Bachelor - Who is Boxxy? - The origin of “millennial cringe” - Glee & The Glee Project Read the whole article on “millennial cringe” on meltwater’s site here: -- Review the podcast on Apple: Review the podcast on Spotify: Follow Coco on YouTube: Join the Discord here: EMAIL: [email protected] TAGS: Boxxy, Millennials, Gen-Z, Gen Alpha, Cringe, Millennial Cringe
12/11/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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2023: The Year the Influencer Bubble Burst (ft. Infinite Scroll Podcast)

Was 2023 the year the influencer bubble burst? Today we are joined by the Lauren and Jordyn from the Infinite Scroll Podcast to talk about the biggest influencer stories and controversies of 2023 and how they will shape the industry for years to come. You can listen to the “Infinite Scroll”podcast episode here:  You can watch the “Infinite Scroll” YouTube video with me here:  Time Stamps + Topics:  Meet the Infinite Scroll podcast 0:00  Mikayla Noguiera’s Lashgate 5:00  Addison Rae Leaving TikTok - 15:50  Ruby Franke & Colleen Ballinger - 27:40  Dylan Mulvaney’s Budlight Fall Out - 41:15  Emma Chamberlain’s Podcast Criticism - 50:00  Thank you so much for listening! Share the podcast with a friend who loves pop culture and marketing just as much as we do.  Review the podcast on Apple: Review the podcast on Spotify: Follow Coco on YouTube: Join the Discord here:  EMAIL: [email protected] 
12/4/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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Is Barstool Sports the next BuzzFeed?

Did you know Jenna Marbles got her start at Barstool Sports? We discuss that and more on this episode of #AheadOfTheCurve with Coco Mocoe. Let's dive into the parallels of BuzzFeed and Barstool Sports and what can go wrong when you become the "coolest place to work" on the internet. Thank you so much for listening to the podcast, subscribing to my channel and for sharing your favorite episodes with a friend who loves marketing and pop culture as much a we do. Let's hit 500 reviews on Spotify by the end of 2023! This episode is based fully on opinion. I encourage everyone to do their own research, as alway! TAGS: Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports, Jenna Marbles, Alex Cooper, Call Her Daddy, BuzzFeed, Quinta Brunson, The Try Guys, Marketing, Pop Culture -- Hi I'm Coco Mocoe! I work in media and I've made a career off accurately predicting trends and rising stars right before they blow up. EMAIL: [email protected]
11/27/202342 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Selena Gomez Became Gen-Z's Favorite Pop Star (ft. @adamtheflop)

How did Selena Gomez become Gen-Z's favorite pop star? We are dissecting her 10+ year long music career in today's episode of 'Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe'. Our special guest is Adam The Flop! From Revival to Rare to Kiss & Tell...we talk about it all. Join the #AheadOfTheCurve Discord here: Follow @adamtheflop on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube Follow Coco Mocoe on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube Here is the great deep dive I mention early on in the video. It is from creator  @rxbeccarose  // Video: Thank you for subscribing to my YouTube channel and for reviewing the podcast, wherever you listen! Send it to a friend who loves talking about Selena Gomez as much as we do ❤️
11/20/202339 minutes, 32 seconds
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Celebrity "SEO" Conspiracies: From Taylor Swift's "Jet" to Hailey Bieber "Mean Girl" (ft. Fluently Forward)

Ever wondered how often celebrities google themselves? Or taken it a step further and done a PR stunt to change any bad search results that are trending? Well today, we are discussing some of the most talked about celebrity “seo” conspiracies from Disney’s “Frozen” to Hailey Bieber’s “Mean Girl” to Taylor Swift’s “Jet”.  Today’s episode is with one of my favorite podcasters who you hear me mention ALL THE TIME, which is Shannon from Fluently Forward. Listen to her podcast here:  Follow Shannon on TikTok:  Thank you for subscribing and reviewing the podcast! Share it with a friend who loves pop culture and marketing as much as we do!  Email: [email protected]  Find Coco Mocoe on your favorite socials by searching @cocomocoe  Subscribe to the ‘Ahead of the Curve’ podcast on YouTube: 
11/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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Millennials Vs. Gen-Z: Whose digital footprint will be more "cringe" as time goes on?

Have you noticed an influx of videos on TikTok making fun of millennials? Well, I have! But Millennials have always been ridiculed online for simply existing. And why is that? From the cup song to Hogwarts houses to boxxy - millennials at least have culture! Let’s discuss. The viral TikTok that inspired this video was from @freddiesroommate on TikTok about the history of millennial cringe and the creator "boxxy" aka Catie Wayne. Examples of tiktokers making videos about millennials: @biancascaglione and @snarkymarky Watch my other show, #ShareYourScreen, with Nicky Reardon here: For potential interviews or partnerships, email: [email protected]
11/6/202338 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why did everyone want Glossier to fail?

Today is an honest book review and deep dive into the trending book, Glossy by Marisa Meltzer. It is a profile piece about Emily Weiss and Glossier. But who is she?  Emily Weiss is the founder of the popular beauty brand, Glossier. She was introduced to the world as a Teen Vogue intern on the MTV show, ‘The Hills’, starring Lauren Conrad. She would go on to create the popular beauty blog ‘Into The Gloss’ which would be the catalyst for her billion-dollar company, Glossier.  What can we learn from “trendy” beauty brands like Glossier and female founds like Emily Weiss? Let’s dive in.  My next book review will be the Britney Spears memoir, ‘The Women in Me’. Let me know what other trending topics and books you want me to cover from a marketing perspective!  TIME STAMPS: Introduction - 0:00  The Glossy Book + Author - 2:20 Emily Weiss - 4:38  “Into the Gloss” - 7:15  Glossier - 12:47 Glossier’s Height - 16:26  Celebrity Name Drops - 22:40 Glossier’s Mistakes - 26:18  How can Glossier become “cool” again? - 35:10 Follow Coco on social media:  Instagram: TikTok: YouTube:  Join the #AheadOfTheCurve Discord:  Thank you for listening to ‘Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe’ wherever you find your favorite podcasts! Tune in weekly for deep dives into trending topics, pop culture and celebrity interviews - all from a marketing expert’s perspective.  You can buy the book here (Thank you for using link as I get a percentage of the profits from my link):  For business inquiries, email: [email protected]  
10/30/202342 minutes, 27 seconds
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How a viral pickle sweatshirt made TikTok Shop millions (ft. Jess Slone)

In this exclusive interview, we dive deep into the story behind the viral success of the Pickle Sweatshirt, created by Jess Slone of Bad Addiction Boutique. Discover how an inside joke turned into TikTok Shop's best-selling item, as Jess shares her journey from concept to market dominance. We also explore the impact of influential figures like Mikayla Noguiera who have contributed to the pickle sweatshirt's viral fame. For more celebrity and creator interviews, marketing insights and TikTok trends - subscribe to the channel! Follow Bad Addiction Boutique: "Why is the pickle sweatshirt taking over TikTok?" Today Show Article: Buy the pickle sweatshirt: -- You can find more episodes of “Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe” wherever you find your favorite podcasts or on YouTube. Tune in weekly for pop culture news, marketing trends and interviews with people making waves on the internet. Follow Coco on socials: For business inquiries, email: [email protected] TAGS: #JessSlone #BadAddictionBoutique #PickleSweatshirt #TikTokShop #MikaylaNoguiera #FashionTrends #Entrepreneurship #Interview
10/23/202341 minutes, 36 seconds
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Breaking Down the Biggest Scandals of 2023 w/ Molly McPherson (P.R. Crisis Expert)

Today's interview is with celebrity P.R. crisis manager, Molly McPherson. We talk about the biggest scandals of the year from Lizzo to Ashton Kutcher to Colleen Ballinger. You can follow Molly McPherson on social media here: You can listen to Molly McPherson’s P.R. podcast, “Indestructible PR Podcast”: TIME STAMPS: 0:00 - 1:28 = Introduction 1:28 - 11:30 = The definition of “public relations” and her PR career 11:30 - 16:20 = Do celebrities reach out because of her videos? 16:20 - 24:00 = Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher 24:00 - 27:40 = Will & Jada Smith 27:40 - 31:30 = Lizzo Lawsuit 31:30 - 37:00 = Colleen Ballinger 37:00 - 45:15 = Creator’s Vs. Celebs PR Responses 45:15 - 51:10 = Ellen Degeneres Thank you for rating the podcast on your favorite platforms and subscribing to my YouTube channel for exclusive video content from each interview! Follow Coco Mocoe on socials: Hi I'm Coco Mocoe! I work in media and I've made a career off accurately predicting trends and rising stars right before they blow up. EMAIL: [email protected]
10/15/202351 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bobbi Althoff: How a mom-influencer created the top rap podcast overnight

Today we will be talking about the rise of Bobbi Althoff and her mysterious podcast. This video is based on personal opinion and I encourage everyone to do their own research. Follow Coco on socials: YouTube Join the #AheadOfTheCurve Discord here: Rate the podcast on chartable: Thank you for listening to "Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe" on YouTube and your favorite podcast platforms email: [email protected] RESOURCES: “The Really Good Podcast” by Bobbi Althoff: “Women On Top” interview with Bobbi Althoff: Cosmopolitan’s Interview with Bobbi Althoff: Bobbi Althoff on the BFF Pod: TIME STAMPS: Introduction 0:00 - 2:32 Comments from Discord 2:32 - 4:32 Who was Bobbi Althoff before the podcast 4:32- 9:30 The start of “The Really Good Podcast” 9:30 - 12:30 The infamous Drake interview 12:30 - 17:35 Funny Marco 17:35 - 18:39 Chicken Shop Date & Ziwe 18:39 - 23:54 Funny Marco & Bobbi’s tour 23:54 - 25:34 Unanswered questions & theories 25:34 - 31:50 Industry Plant Theories 31:50 - 37:40 How she can move forward 37:40 - 45:55 #bobbialthoff #drake #podcast
10/9/202345 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Trevi Moran Interview

Today we are sitting down with Trevi Moran. Trevi is known for having one of the most viewed auditions on X Factor of all-time, for being a part of the first content house ever (O2L) and now for putting out dark pop music. Here is my sit-down interview with the rising pop star. Hope you enjoy! Follow Trevi Moran on YouTube: Subscribe to the #AheadOfTheCurve podcast channel Listen to the episodes back on your favorite podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple & Google) Follow Coco on social media: TIME STAMPS: 1. Intro & the viral Mac store videos 0:00 - 5:47 2. “X factor” audition 5:47 - 10:15 3. Dealing with hate as young as 12 y.o. 10:15 - 15:25 4. Opening up about addiction 15:25 - 17:25 5. Creating O2L 17:25 - 23:23 6. Opening up about addiction pt. 2 23:23 - 35:37 7. How Trevi signed to Angelica Cob 35:37 - 39:05 8. Signing to a record label 39:05 - 40:57 9. Trevi’s upcoming music 40:57 - 44:45 10. What makes Trevi’s music so unique 44:45 - 45:37 11. Would Trevi go on another talent show 45:37 - 50:32 For business inquiries, email: [email protected]
10/2/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce: Why is everyone obsessed with "PR" relationships? (ft. @simplysimone)

Today we are talking to pop culture expert @simplysimone from TikTok (300k+) all about the trending topics right now. Is Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce a “PR relationship”? How did Olivia Rodrigo break the Disney pop star curse? Could Beyonce be going for an EGOT? Why did Kim Kardashian announce the Usher as the Superbowl Halftime performer? And why is ‘Love is Blind’ season 5 so messy? You can follow @simplysimone on TikTok here! TIME STAMPS: Introduction 0:00-3:56 Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce 3:56-10:49 Olivia Rodrigo 10:49-20:41 Beyonce EGOT? 20:41-25:29 Usher Super Bowl Announcement 25:29-31:31 ‘Love is Blind’ Season 5 31:31-45:28 What artist is next to blow up 45:28-48:36 -- Join the discord for #AheadOfTheCurve with Coco Mocoe: Hi I'm Coco Mocoe! I work in media and I've made a career off accurately predicting trends and rising stars right before they blow up. EMAIL: [email protected]
9/28/202348 minutes, 36 seconds
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Greg Goodfried: From managing the D’Amelio family to creating Lonelygirl15

You can watch the third season of 'The D'Amelio Show' on Hulu or Disney+. New episodes every Wednesday #TheDAmelioShow You can watch old videos from the original Lonelygirl15 youtube channel here: Did you know the man who created Lonelygirl15 is the same man who has managed the D'Amelios since their rise to fame in 2020? Today we are interviewing top talent manager, Greg Goodfried. I call him the "Tom Brady" of the internet. I have never met someone with a better resume and genuine curiosity for the world and the art of storytelling. For business inquiries, email [email protected] Join the #AheadOfTheCurve discord here: TIME STAMPS: Introduction 0:00 - 1:05 The Origin of LG15 1:05 - 3:50 How they cast “Bree” aka Jessica Rose 3:50 - 7:20 How to go viral 7:20 - 8:07 Why they created LG15 8:07 - 10:20 The business model of LG15 10:20 - 12:20 The first LG15 video 12:20 - 14:50 The cult elements of LG15 14:50 - 17:35 The moment someone recognized LG15 17:35 - 19:05 LG15 was first brand deal on YouTube 19:05 - 24:10 How the fans found out LG15 wasn’t real 24:10 - 27:50 What happened after LG15 was revealed 27:50 - 30:00 How Greg got into talent management 30:00 - 31:08 Could there be a LG15 today 31:08 - 33:20 The Grand Finale of LG15 33:20 - 39:21 How Greg signed the D’Amelios 39:21 - 46:10 Why certain people become famous 46:10 - 50:10 The moment I realized TikTok would be big 50:10 - 51:43 Greg’s favorite thing about each D’Amelio 51:43 - 53:57 Dancing With The Stars 53:57 - 55:30 Charli D’Amelio in 5 years from now 55:30 - 56:40 D’Amelios Vs. Kardashians 56:40 - 59:23 Predictions about the internet 59:23 - 1:03:41 Thank you for watching, commenting and subscribing! ❤️ -- TAGS: lonelygirl15, charli d'amelio, the d'amelio show, greg goodfried, dixie d'amelio, d'amelio hulu, landon barker, podcast, interview, influencers, celebrity, entertainment news, kardashians, kuwtk, ahead of the curve, coco mocoe
9/25/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ashton Kutcher Situation Gets Worse, Drew Barrymore’s “Apology”, + VMA’s 2023 was a Mess

What a WILD week for celebrities! It seems like everyone is in a race to the bottom of the barrel. This episode was going to be solely dedicated to the 2023 VMA's but we had lots of other things to cover at the end. Here is a list of all the artists that performed at the 2023 VMA's: Ashton Kutcher resigns from Thorn after him and Mila Kunis wrote letters of support for Danny Masterson: Drew Barrymore pauses show until end of strike: Everything expressed is my personal opinion. -- TIME STAMPS: 1. Introduction 0:00 to 3:00 3. The History of the VMA’s 3:00 to 9:25 4. 2023 VMA’s 9:25 to 15:15 5. Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher 15:15 to 18:00 6. Lizzo’s Comeback 18:00 to 19:12 7. Drew Barrymore vs. Jimmy Fallon 19:12 to 21:25 8. Billboard launches TikTok Top 50 Chart 21:25 to 23:11 9. Dunkin’ Donuts & Ice Spice collab 23:11 to 25:26 10. Olivia Rodrigo VMA performance 25:26 to 27:41 -- Join the #AheadOfTheCurve discord chat here: For business inquiries, email: [email protected]
9/18/202327 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Holly Madison Interview

Holly Madison on "Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe". Written and produced by Coco Mocoe For business inquiries and bookings, email: [email protected]
9/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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From TanaCon to Hype House: The Biggest Moments on the Internet w/ Taylor Lorenz (author of Extremely Online)

Pre-Order #ExtremelyOnline here:  Did you know YouTube was originally a dating app?! I didn’t know either but I learned that in Taylor Lorenz’s new book ‘Extremely Online’.  Taylor Lorenz is a journalist who has written some of the most viral stories about the internet on New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic and more. You can learn more about her and her stories here. A few topics that Talyor and I discuss in this episode are: How Lonelygirl15 changed the internet forever Why ‘industry plants’ are not actually a real thing  The origins of YouTube & the first VidCon convention The genius of Logan & Jake Paul (for better or for worse) Why does YouTube promote problematic people like Colleen Ballinger (and now Ruby Franke)? The era of Emma Chamberlain, Tana Mongeau & TanaCon Taylor Lorenz coverage of Hype House (Charli D'Amelio, Addison Rae, etc) The genius of Famous Birthdays  "Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe" is a podcast about marketing, pop culture and rising internet trends + stars. You can find Coco Mocoe on your favorite socials media apps here: Instagram: @cocomocoe TikTok: @cocomocoe LinkedIn: @cocomocoe YouTube: @cocomocoe Join the Discord and chat about the internet's biggest stories here: For business inquiries, email [email protected]
9/4/202356 minutes
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Streamy's 2023 Review: What it foreshadows about the creator space + Dillon Danis goes below the belt

The Streamy's 2023 aired last night and featured nominees like H3 podcast, Alix Earle, Brittany Broski, Logan Paul and more. Here are my thoughts on what it foreshadows about the creator space and why I think the Streamy's will eventually hit a more prestigious level - once they have this one ingredient. I also talk about the controversy surrounding Taylor Swift impersonator, Ashley Leechin (noitsashley13) who pulled a prank recently by pretending to be Taylor Swift and leading to a mob. Article here. I also touch on the Dillon Danis controversy with Logan Paul. He has attempted to shame Paul's fiance, Nina Agdal, in a smear campaign ahead of their boxing match. Article here. -- Thank you for listening! You can hear more on the Share Your Screen podcast. For business inquiries, email [email protected]
8/28/202349 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Danger of Fame: Taylor Swift fans show up outside wedding rehearsal + times fans killed celebrities

Fame is one of the most dangerous things that can happen to a person. You may have seen videos of fans swarming a small restaurant in New Jersey that Taylor Swift was spotted inside of. Here is why that normalizes the stalking behavior to those with the worst of intentions. Plus the shifts in culture and legislation that I hope happens to protect these people from the worst of the stalkers. Plus we talk about celebrities who have tragically died because of fame; from John Lennon to Princess Diana to Selena and more. Here is the TikTok that I referenced that sparked this discussion. Here is an article about the fans who showed up to stalk Taylor Swift outside of Jack Antonoff's wedding rehearsal in New Jersey. You can find me on your favorite social media platforms @cocomocoe For business inquiries, email [email protected]
8/21/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bethenny Frankel calls for reality star union and receives support from SAG-AFTRA (Marketing Expert Reacts)

Bethenny Frankel has been speaking out against the treatment of reality stars recently and says she was inspired by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. While there was some initial pushback, it seems that she is gaining momentum. SAG-AFTRA publicly expressed support to Bethenny and reality stars fight to unionize against networks like Netflix, NBC Bravo and more. I recently talked about the treatment and exploitation of reality stars on an episode of #ShareYourScreen with Nicky Reardon. You can watch the slideshow, deep dive here. You can also listen to Share Your Screen wherever you find your favorite podcasts. Momentum has been growing for reality stars and their fight for better treatment during and after filming. This comes after former 'Love is Blind' star, Nick Thompson, filed a lawsuit against Netflix last year and launched U.C.A.N. (Unscripted Cast Advocacy Network). There seem to be many parallels with how reality stars are treated across multiple networks - hinting at an institutional problem that needs change. TAGS: Real Housewives VPR Vanderpump Rules Bravo Love is Blind Big Brother CBS Survivor MTV Teen Mom Reality TV SAG-AFTRA Union Strike Nick Thompson Bethenny Frankel Marketing PR Public Relations Lawsuit Pop Culture News I got the statistics about reality TV programming from gitnux For business or interview inquiries, email [email protected]
8/15/202347 minutes, 31 seconds
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BookTok Drama Leads to Harrassment of Real-Life Hockey Player, Kai Cenat Riot & Cardi B "Mic" on eBay (Marketing Expert Reacts)

Thank you so much for listening to, rating and sharing the podcast! Send it to all your marketing friends. In today's episode, we react to these topics from a marketing perspective. Everything is based on opinion. 1. BookTok Drama (5:05) InTheKnow posted a great article recapping all of the booktok drama that went down this last week, if you want to read the full article. In short, a TikToker by the name of Kierra Lewis began fixating on hockey players after reading the smut novel 'Pucking Around' by Emily Rath. She began posting videos of real-life hockey players, one of which was Alex Wennberg. The videos became increasingly sexual and the Seattle Kraken hockey team even flew her out to the Stanley Cup. There she posted vulgar videos of players which could be seen as sexual harassment, in my opinion. TikToker, @mynameismarines, posted now deleted videos from Kierra Lewis in which Lewis talked about players strokes, her holes, and filmed hockey players without their consent during stretches with sexual commentary over the videos. Wennberg's wife eventually spoke out against the harassment that her husband and other players faced as a result of Lewis' videos. Seattle Kraken unfollowed Lewis and deleted all their booktok videos. Lewis claimed that the team used booktok for clout, insinuating that players should be okay with her sexually suggestive videos because it gave them 'fame'. This is all based on my own opinion of the situation. Let me know what your thoughts are. 2. Kai Cenat Riot (33:00) Twitch Streamer, Kai Cenat, tried to hold a PS5 giveaway in NYC last Friday and it quickly turned into a riot. The situation led to legal ramifications for Kai and his team. He was arrested and released Saturday morning but has to go to court. The charges are 'inciting a riot' among other things. Here are my thoughts on why live-streamers hold a specific type of fame and can turn out an audience that is sometimes bigger than A-List, 'mainstream' stars. The riot felt like Tanacon 2.0 but somehow even worse. Here is an article by AP recapping the event. 3. Cardi B Microphone (51:00) Cardi B was recently performing in Vegas and threw her microphone at an audience member who splashed water on her. Where the story sparked my interest was TMZ reported that the microphone was being listed on eBay and is currently going for $99,900. The bids end tomorrow (Tuesday). But in my opinion, the microphone has yet to be verified. There are no identifiable features on the eBay listing. There are other listings on eBay claiming to be the same exact microphone. How do we know it is legit? -- Thank you for listening to 'Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe'. You can find Coco on social media (@cocomococe). Tune in every Monday morning for trending pop culture news from a marketing perspective. For business inquiries or guest appearances, email [email protected]
8/7/20231 hour, 21 seconds
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Doja Cat: When Celebrities Turn on Their Fans (ft. @nicky.reardon)

Listen to Nicky and Coco's new show 'Share Your Screen' on YouTube, Spotify or Apple Podcasts! Follow Nicky on TikTok @nicky.reardon In this episode, we talk about the science behind fandoms. Refinery29 wrote a great article about this topic. We specifically focus on the fandoms around Doja Cat and Taylor Swift and their differing approach to handling that relationship. For business inquiries, email: [email protected]
7/31/202340 minutes, 21 seconds
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Barbie: How Mattel Rebranded "The Most Hated Doll" in America ("Tiny Shoulders" Documentary)

Just a few years ago, Barbie was seen as a polarizing and sometimes hated figure - as documented in the 2018 documentary "Tiny Shoulder". Fast forward to 2023, Barbie could be argued as one of the most universally loved brands in the lead up to the release of the movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. But how did Mattel do it? To understand the branding of Barbie, we must first dive into her history. Did you know that the founder of Barbie, Ruth Handler, created the doll because she felt like only giving young girls baby dolls indoctrinated them into motherhood? There is a great article about Ruth Handler, the mother of Barbie, on Tablet Magazine (read here) You can watch "Tiny Shoulders" on Hulu. This episode is a deep dive into Mattel and the polarizing history of Barbie in the lead up to the 2023 movie. The reason I do not spend much time discussing the Barbie movie is because I stand with the SAG-AFTRA & WGA strike. This is more about the brand behind the doll, Barbie, and is not to be mistaken as a promotional piece of content for the movie. For business inquiries, email: [email protected] You can find Coco Mocoe on your favorite social platforms by searching @cocomocoe
7/24/202340 minutes, 25 seconds
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The talent manager behind your favorite reality stars (ft. Courtney Bagby Lupilin)

Today's episode is on a guilty pleasure of mine, which is reality stars! Meet Courtney Bagby Lupilin (@courtneybagby), the founder of Little Red Management. She works as a talent manager to some of the biggest reality stars to come out of The Bachelor, Love is Blind, Teen Mom and more. Some topics we cover are: 1. How does she know what stars will have the biggest audience once a show ends 2. How do reality stars make money and stay in the limelight even after their season has come and gone 3. She talks about a reality star who was fired from a network show then re-hired 4. We talk about what people do once their fame fades away 5. We talk about why so many reality stars are turning to podcasting 6. She talks about why some stars go broke and what they do afterwards You can find Courtney on TikTok (@courtneybagby) For business inquiries, email [email protected] Thank you for listening and rating my podcast!
7/17/202344 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Threads changed the social media landscape overnight (ft. Sara McCord)

Mark Zuckerberg finally gets a win with Threads and Elon Musk does not appear to be happy. Plus, Threads seems to have changed the social media landscape over night. In a world where everyone is chasing short-form video, does this mark the move away from that? Sara McCord is a marketing and communications professional who I found on TikTok. She brought great thoughts to this discussion. You can find Sara McCord's blogpost on the topic here or find her on TikTok @SaraJMcCord -- Here is the article from NYT about the launch of Threads: Here is the article from TechCrunch about how Twitter has managed since Elon Musk took over: -- For business inquiries, email: [email protected]
7/10/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why I Left BuzzFeed (A Love Letter to the Last 3 Years)

When you are listening to this, I will be in Cannes Lion in the south of France. Thank you for all the opportunities you have afforded me as my audience. I have gone from an entry-level marketing employee to traveling the world to talk about marketing to some of the most brilliant people in the industry. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hope I make you proud as my audience. -- [email protected]
6/19/202333 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Renaissance of YouTube & Long-Form Digital Media (w. @MichaelAndMatt)

Are people growing tired of short-form videos, like TikToks and Reels? That is a loaded question with no right or wrong answer. But I do predict that we are about to see a resurgence of YouTubers and long-form media, like podcasting, as people seek out more substance than 10 second videos. Today I got to speak to Michael Lindsay and Matthew Schueller (@michaelandmatt) who grew their platform on YouTube and are now launching a podcast about their surrogacy and their fatherhood journey as a same-sex couple. You can listen to new episodes of 'Who's Your Daddy?' every Thursday! Mr. Beast talks about the resurgence of YouTube in his interview from the Colin & Samir podcast here. -- For business inquiries, email: [email protected]
6/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes
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“The Idol”: Is Life Imitating Art with Lily Rose-Depp? (ft. @jasminedarya)

“The Idol” recently premiered on HBO Max featuring Lily Rose-Depp, The Weeknd, Jennie Kim and more. It is created by Sam Levinson who also created “Euphoria” and has been hit hard by critics, at one point having 10% on Rotten Tomatoes.  I personally liked the first episode and I am interested to see more. Here is an article from Hollywood Reporter on Lily Rose-Depp's defense of the show. I talk to Jasmine Darya in this episode about the intersection of celebrities and fashion. And how the use fashion as a tool to elevate their image. We compare the old money approach of Sofia Richie vs the new age, somewhat exploitative approach of Lily Rose Depp on ‘The Idol’.  Follow Jasmine on TikTok (@jasminedarya)  —  Thank you for reviewing the podcast! 
6/5/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Many Missteps of a Tarte Brand Trip (ft. @culturework)

Today’s episode is with media & branding expert @culturework who I found after her coverage of the Tarte F1 trip debacle that took over the FYP recently. Here is an article by Refinery29 that summarizes what happened, for extra reference. Her insights were super valuable and I wanted to dive deeper with her to highlight the often unfair treatment of POC creators - not just by algorithms but by brands, as well.  We also discuss the ‘Horses’ restaurant drama that started in West Hollywood and took over the internet. In this, we dive into the ethics of reporting on often gory crimes and where to draw the line when discussing true crime.  Everything in this podcast is our opinion based on the public videos shared by the discussed party. Everything is alleged.  You can find more about @CultureWork via her newsletter or TikTok. —  For business inquiries and podcast sponsor requests, email [email protected]
5/29/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why the Kardashian’s are turning their show into a real-life Succession (ft. @alegría.irl)

This was an episode for the history books! I found Alegría on TikTok when she posted a TikTok about Succession and the Kardashians. I had to have her on the podcast to pick her brain even further.  Find Alegría on social: TikTok: @alegría.irl Instagram: @wawa.jpg In this episode, we talk about:  The Kardashians potentially modeling their new season on Hulu after Succession The idea of class and wealth in the U.K vs. the U.S.  The representation of class systems in the Succession characters  The idea of nepo-babies vs influencers  The TikTok algorithm and how they randomize your virality so it feels like gambling How the cast of Succession reflects different members of the Kardashians Gen Alpha being the first generation to not know their own handwriting The idea that visuals are a new form of language on the internet  The commodification of growing old  For business inquiries or interview requests, email: [email protected]
5/22/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 44 seconds
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Vanderpump Rules: What the cast zodiac signs say about their personalities + finale reaction

The long-awaited Vanderpump Rules finale to season 10 (episode 15) is here. This is bigger than a super bowl. Super bowls happen once a year. This 'Scandoval' was once-in-a-lifetime! We break down the episode scene by painful scene. And then we end the episode with a deep dive into the cast zodiac signs and what it could all potentially mean. For context, here are the cast zodiac signs from what I could find online: Virgo: Lisa Vanderpump, Lala Kent, Raquel Leviss Cancer: Ariana Maddix, Tom S*ndoval, Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder Aquarius: James Kennedy, Kristen Doute, Charli Capricorn: Katie Maloney, Ally Lewber Taurus: Scheana Shay Libra: Tom Schwartz Gemini: Andy Cohen No Leos, Aries or Scorpios on this cast You can listen to my deep-dive episode on the original Scandoval when it broke and why it took over the world from a media-perspective here If you like the podcast, you will love my socials: Instagram: @cocomocoe TikTok: @cocomocoe YouTube: Coco Mocoe For business inquiries and sponsorships, email: [email protected]
5/18/202357 minutes, 54 seconds
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Shirah Benarde: How she made $40k from TikTok & had one of the fastest deals in Shark Tank history (NightCap)

Have you ever watched Shark Tank and wondered about the behind-the-scene details or what happens to the contestants after they strike a deal with a shark? Today's episode is with Shirah Benarde (@shirahbenarde). She and her brother founded the anti-roofie scrunchie brand, NightCapIt (@nightcapit). They had one of the fastest deals in Shark Tank history with Lori Griener. Here is the NightCap site if you want to purchase protection for your drinks! Here is a viral clip from their episode of Shark Tank! We talk about how she made $40k from TikTok alone in the 6 weeks leading up to their pitch on Shark Tank. We talk about her Gen-Z focused branding strategy (community over perfection) and how she grew her brand to almost 500k on TikTok at the time of posting this episode. And we talk about her plans to branch the company out in to the music and college space. This was such a fun interview and I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed chatting with Shirah! The book I referred to in the middle of the podcast is linked here. It has been almost a decade since I read the book so my recollection may have been fuzzy and I am not a mental health professional! I encourage you to read the book yourself to fact check me, as always! Tune into 'Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe' for weekly episodes on pop culture, entertainment and marketing news. If you love the podcast, you will love my socials! @CocoMocoe on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
5/8/202343 minutes, 45 seconds
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Met Gala 2023: The Subliminal Messages Behind the Most Memorable Looks

In this episode, we delve into the 2023 Met Gala - the most highly anticipated fashion event of the year. Join us as we discuss the stunning red carpet looks, the most talked-about celebrity appearances, and the overarching cultural themes that defined the event. From the fashion-forward to the controversial, we break down every aspect of this unforgettable evening, providing insights and commentary that you won't want to miss. Tune in for a deep dive into the Met Gala 2023, and discover all the highlights and memorable moments from this iconic night in the fashion world. Here is an article from Vogue on all the Met Gala looks Some looks that stood out to me were from Kylie Jenner, Emma Chamberlain, Rihanna, Pedro Pascal and more! Not only do we talk about the theme, which was Karl Lagerfeld, but we also discuss what celebs did NOT attend - which can be just as telling. Thank you so much for listening to this episode and giving it a rating! We are climbing the Entertainment News & Pop Culture charts. THANK YOU! Let me know who you want me to interview in the future! Tune into 'Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe' for weekly episodes on pop culture, entertainment and marketing news. If you love the podcast, you will love my socials! @CocoMocoe on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
5/2/202328 minutes, 49 seconds
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Christopher Claflin: How a Website Designer Became TikTok's Favorite Strategist

Today's episode is with one of TikTok's fastest growing strategists and social commentators, Christopher Claflin (@christopherclaflin). We talk about how he lost everything as a website designer when Upwork decided to shut down his account one day with no explanation. But how that led to him launching a TikTok and he has since grown a large following on the platform (580k+ followers in May of 2023). His videos are a mix of social commentary, strategy, digital media predictions and more. We talk about what Mr. Beast's growth on YouTube could tell us about the future of creators, what app could replace TikTok if the TikTok ban goes through, how Gen-Z and Gen Alpha use the internet so differently from one another and much more. Thank you so much for listening to this episode and giving it a rating! That helps me so much as my podcast grows. Let me know who you want me to interview in the future! Tune into 'Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe' for weekly episodes on pop culture, entertainment and marketing news. If you love the podcast, you will love my socials! @CocoMocoe on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
5/1/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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@caroreyrey: The Rise of Latinx Representation in Hollywood + Working with Celebs like Zendaya & Justin Bieber

Today's episode pulls back the curtain of Hollywood with Carolina Reynoso (@caroreyrey). Her and I met at our day job (BuzzFeed) and she has since gone on to film viral videos on red carpets like the Oscar's, meet Steven Spielberg, attend every exciting red carpet in the past year and much more. We talk about how she got her foot in the door to the industry. How she started out by working with celebrities like Zendaya and Justin Bieber. And her passion, which is Latinx representation in media. Here is an article by Axios about the Latinx moviegoer population vs Latinx representation in media: Follow Carolina Reynoso (@caroreyrey) on social media here: Instagram TikTok Watch her on the PeroLike YouTube channel here: -- If you love the podcast, you will love my socials! Search 'Coco Mocoe' on your favorite apps to find me and connect. Instagram: @cocomocoe TikTok: @cocomocoe YouTube: Coco Mocoe LinkedIn: Coco Mocoe For business inquiries, email: [email protected]
4/24/202347 minutes, 33 seconds
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Coachella 2023: Frank Ocean Makes History in the Worst Way Possible

Coachella 2023 was one of the most dramatic years the festival has ever seen, in the worst way possible. And this time it wasn't the influencers who got the most hate; but surprisingly, one of the most anticipated headliners in Coachella history. In this episode, we talk about Frank Ocean's disappointing performance (or lack thereof) as the Sunday headliner. What exactly went wrong and the advice I would give him on repairing his image from a marketing standpoint. Is Frank Ocean an example of the "rubber band" theory in marketing going too far? Variety magazine wrote an in-depth article about what went wrong with Frank Ocean's Coachella performance, which you can find ⁠here⁠. Let me know what you think of this episode in the comments of my recent TikTok about this whole debacle! If you like the podcast, you will love my socials! TikTok: @cocomocoe YouTube: Coco Mocoe Instagram: @cocomocoe LinkedIn: Coco Mocoe
4/23/202334 minutes, 28 seconds
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'Love is Blind' Season 4 Finale: How Netflix saved a dying franchise (w Grace Reports)

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the highly anticipated finale of Love is Blind season 4, where the contestants reveal their final decisions on whether to stay engaged or walk away. Join us as we analyze the most dramatic moments, heartbreaking breakups, and heartwarming love stories that unfolded throughout the season. From dissecting the couples' final vows to uncovering behind-the-scenes secrets, we recap everything you need to know about this epic finale. Tune in to discover our predictions for which couples will make it, which ones won't, and the reasons behind their decisions. Don't miss out on this exclusive breakdown of Love is Blind season 4! The couples who are featured in the wedding finale are: 1. Chelsea and Kwame 2. Micah and Paul 3. Tiffany and Brett 4. Bliss and Zack Follow Grace Report on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram for more reality TV recaps and deep dives. Thank you so much for listening to this episode and giving it a rating! That helps me so much as my podcast grows. Let me know who you want me to interview in the future! Tune into 'Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe' for weekly episodes on pop culture, entertainment and marketing news. If you love the podcast, you will love my socials! @CocoMocoe on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
4/14/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 18 seconds
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@JZEats: Why Selena Gomez & Paris Hilton have gotten involved with this specific niche of content creation (& why these creators are so lucrative compared to others)

Today we sit down with a 10-year veteran creator, JZ Eats. I wanted to chat with her because she represents the one niche of creator that is one of the most lucrative niches on the internet - even the biggest celebrities, like Selena Gomez and Paris Hilton, have dipped their toes in.  And that would be food creators! Whether it is on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube or Pinterest - they remain some of the highest paid and highest engaged niche out of all creator-types. We dissect why that is in this episode. Hear her advice and story on the podcast today.  More recipes on the JZ Eats website: The recipe she suggested: Lemon Orzo Salad With Garlic Butter Shrimp - JZ Eats Follow her on Instagram and TikTok (@JZEats) -- Tune into 'Ahead of the Curve' for weekly episodes on pop culture, entertainment and marketing news. If you love the podcast, you will love my socials! @CocoMocoe on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. 
4/3/202356 minutes, 26 seconds
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Gwyneth Paltrow: How a Ski Trial Helped Her Re-Brand as Relatable (ft. FluentlyForward)

Gwyneth Paltrow has become the most famous "almond mom" with her brand 'Goop' and her odd eating habits. But when it seemed like tides were turning against her, she began a trial for a ski accident in Utah. The trial has made her more relatable than ever, and seemingly by "accident". For more information on the trial, you can read this BuzzFeedNews article here. Shannon (aka FluentlyForward) and I talk about the dichotomy of Gwyneth Paltrow. What we can learn from a celebrity who doesn't try to be 'relatable' but rather leans into how out of touch she is. We also talk about this marketing approach in relation to other trending celebrities like Selena Gomez, Hailey Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres and more. Everything is our opinions and all alleged. -- If you want more from FluentlyForward, you can find her podcast landing page here. Instagram: @FluentlyForward -- If you like the podcast, you will love my socials: TikTok @CocoMocoe Instagram @CocoMocoe YouTube @CocoMocoe [email protected]
3/30/202345 minutes, 4 seconds
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Will TikTok get banned? How it could change the social media landscape

Hi guys, Coco Mocoe here. Today's episode is all about the potential TikTok ban in the U.S. and the different ways this scenario could play out if it comes to fruition. For more context on the TikTok ban, read this CNBC article: Here is an up-to-date article about the TikTok CEO testifying before congress: Some topics covered in this episode: Why the TikTok ban might be xenophobic Why the TikTok ban could officially mark the end of Instagram, Facebook and Meta, as well Is history repeating itself like how Vine ended then we saw some creators jump to YouTube What platform could replace TikTok in it's absense? What creators will come out on top if the ban goes through? How can you best prepare and adapt? Let me know your thoughts on the TikTok ban on my recent TikTok about the topic. My goal is to prepare for the worst but hope for the best. New episodes every Monday morning. If you like my podcast, you will love my socials: Instagram: @cocomocoe TikTok: @cocomocoe YouTube: @coco mocoe
3/22/202332 minutes, 14 seconds
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Madi B Webb: How she turned a job at a record label into a following of over 2 million on TikTok

In today's episode, we talk to Madi B Webb about how a job at a record label turned into a huge following on TikTok of over 2 million followers and counting. We dive into: 1. The future of influencers as the face of fashion campaigns, like Alix Earle's campaign with Juicy Couture and Ken Eurich's campaign with Louis Vuitton. 2. How to be unapologetic when creating content online 3. Her background at a record label and paying influencers to post trending music 4. The filming of her current reality show ...and much more! You can follow Madi B Webb here: Instagram: @madibwebb TikTok: @madibwebb Thank you for rating the podcast wherever you listen! Tune into 'Ahead of the Curve' for weekly episodes on pop culture, entertainment and marketing news. If you love the podcast, you will love my socials! @CocoMocoe on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Instagram: @cocomocoe TikTok: @cocomocoe YouTube: @cocomocoe
3/20/202342 minutes, 7 seconds
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How a 30-day challenge made her TikTok's favorite pilates instructor & noticed by Billie Eilish: Wellness By Norah

Today's guest is a special friend and famed pilates instructor on TikTok, Wellness By Norah (@wellnessbynorah). We talk about how a 30-day challenge recently blew up her account and even got love from Billie Eilish. She has a background in marketing and we found some gems in her specific strategies that anyone can use, regardless of your niche.  If you want to subscribe to her playbook pilates classes, you can do that here:  If you like my podcast, you'll love my socials:  TikTok: @cocomocoe Instagram: @cocomocoe YouTube: @cocomocoe
3/13/202336 minutes, 46 seconds
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Vanderpump Rules: Why Tom Sandoval & Raquel Leviss' Affair Stopped The World

Hi guys! Today's episode is about two topics that are hitting close to home.  The Vanderpump Rules cast drama with Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix and Raquel Leviss. I wanted to play hypothetical and give my advice on the few ways that they can save their reputations, even though it would be a tough one. Plus, my perspective on why this cheating scandal rocked the world in a way that we don't even see with professional musicians, athletes, etc... There is one common denominator with Tom Sandoval and Ned Fulmer from Try Guys.  Plus, I want to talk about the stray bullets I got on TikTok recently. A few TikTokers, who I have watched and enjoyed, decided to put me and a few others down to make a point about why views are so important on TikTok. I have worked on this app for years and I know that views come in hills and valleys -- and that's okay! But what is not okay is looking at your followers like currency and putting people down to sell a course. Putting down other creators who are open enough to put their ideas out there should never be a means to an end. As a creator, I am vulnerable enough to put my thoughts and ideas out there -- even when they aren't getting millions of views. And that is okay! We have to give our favorite creators grace to try new things, to grow and to fail in the process -- or else their viral content will be stale in 6 months.  If you like my podcast, you will love my socials:  Instagram: @cocomocoe TikTok: @cocomocoe YouTube: Coco Mocoe
3/9/202332 minutes
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"Why imposter syndrome is a good thing" Interview with former VICE journalist & founder of Juniper Media, Madeline Moitozo

Have you ever wondered how people get started, and excel, in the entertainment and media industry? It sometimes can seem like the hardest industry to crack without prior experience or connections.  Well, today we talk to former VICE & MSNBC journalist and founder of Juniper Media, Madeline Moitozo, on her unconventional path into the industry. From allowing herself to be an intern again at 28 to running campaigns for the biggest companies in the world -- Madeline shares it all.  We talk about imposter syndrome, what she looks for when hiring new people for her media company, favorite campaigns she has worked on, and more.  You can find out more about Madeline Moitozo and Juniper Media here:  @msmoitozo on Instagram @juniper__media on Instagram Tune into 'Ahead of the Curve with Coco Mocoe' for weekly episodes on pop culture, entertainment and marketing news. If you love the podcast, you will love my socials! @CocoMocoe on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
3/6/202342 minutes, 55 seconds
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Selena Gomez & Hailey Bieber: How the TikTok algorithm blew their feud out of proportion

Selena Gomez deletes social media after "feud" with Kylie Jenner and Hailey Bieber on TikTok. When does stan culture take drama and blow it out of proportion? What about TikTok, compared to other platforms, makes the drama even worse because of the nature of the algorithm? Let's talk about it from a media literacy lens and what it means for women in media.  Here is a summary of the history behind the Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber drama for anyone who is just as confused as I am:  Tune into 'Ahead of the Curve' for weekly episodes on pop culture, entertainment and marketing news. If you love the podcast, you will love my socials! @CocoMocoe on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Instagram: @cocomocoe TikTok: @cocomocoe YouTube: @cocomocoe
2/25/202331 minutes, 34 seconds
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"How to break out of a niche on TikTok" (ft. CreepTime)

Thank you for rating the podcast wherever you listen!  Welcome our first guest, CreepTime, to the "Ahead of the Curve Podcast". We talk about breaking out of a niche, paranormal stories, the ethics of true crime on social media (like with the Moscow, Idaho case) and what it was like for @creeptime to grow to 1.6 million followers while working full-time.  Where you can follow CreepTime:  Podcast (CreepTime the Podcast)  TikTok (@creeptime)  Instagram (@sylasdean)  YouTube (CreepTime) 
2/20/202342 minutes, 13 seconds
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"Why going viral can be a type of trauma": From true crime victims to online harassment

On todays episode, we take on a bit of a deeper topic than the usual pop culture and marketing. We talk about the potential trauma of going viral online. From the privacy that can be lost when you are the victim of a horrendous crime to the online harassment that people face when people see your videos. It seems no one is safe.  I still believe the internet is 90% good and can change your life for the better. But I also think it is my responsibility to warn others of the down side.  Some cases that seemed to have trickled into exploitation, when it comes to the harm of true crime, are the "Idaho Four" and Gabby Petito.  At what point does overconsumption of a case no longer help in raising awareness but rather becomes re-traumatizating for anyone close to the victims?  Another extension of the harm of the internet was the New Jersey teen who committed suicide after being bullied online for a video of her getting hurt by fellow classmates. Suicides in U.S. for people aged 13-24 increased by 7% in 2021 (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). How much of the internet plays a role in that?  Thank you so much for listening! 
2/13/202344 minutes, 9 seconds
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Netflix “Cheer” Drama: La'Darius Marshall exposes Gabi Butler & The Dark Side of the Cheer Industry

How did a show, that was once on top of the world, crumble so fast? Netflix's hit show "Cheer" featured a competitive collegiate team out of Navarro, Texas. The cast won over millions of hearts. Jerry Harris was a rep for the "Ellen Degeneres Show" at red carpets and the cast had accumulated millions of followers online.  But did Netflix bite off more than they could chew when airing the show? And where do they go from here?  As of recently, La'Darius Marshall has called out Gabi Butler for black face and other things. And her response is a lesson in what *not* to do during a P.R. crisis. Where do they go from here? Will the lucrative "Cheer" franchise continue on Netflix or is the show officially cursed?  This is for educational purposes only! No being mean or dog-piling. When talking about the people and organizations involved in the story this week, it is all my opinions and alleged. Tune into 'Ahead of the Curve' with Coco Mocoe for weekly episodes on pop culture, entertainment and marketing news. If you love the podcast, you will love my socials!  Instagram: @cocomocoe TikTok: @cocomocoe  YouTube: @cocomocoe 
2/4/202340 minutes, 2 seconds