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Gangam style has reached 900,000,000 view on youtubes and it is increasing rapidly, the video is getting about 10-12 million views on daily basis.The Youtube 100 is a chart of the top music videos featured on the website, measured by the amount of song traffic. In that chart, currently PSY is at the top. You can view that chart in the infographic.

PSY is managed by YG Entertainment, this is how they compare to one of the largest record companies in the U.S.

PSY Is becoming popular on twitter and facebook and well, currently he has about 1,533,170 followers and on facebook he has got about 3.8 million likes.

The real name of PSY is Park Jae-Sang, currently he is about 34 years old, his first album was released in 2001, and he was fined for using inappropriate content in that album, Also in 2001 he was arrested for using Marjiuana, he attended college at united states and he can speak fluent english.

An infographic by the team at CouponAudit

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To the majority of people, the term “Pantone 17-5641 Emerald” will be a mystery. It may sound like the name of a distant planet from a Star Wars film, but the Pantone 17-5641 Emerald is 2013’s colour of the year.

Pantone are a company that have huge influence. After starting out as a printing company in the 1950’s, the New Jersey company are now more famous for PMS (Pantone Matching System), which is a branded colour space used in industries such as printing, paint, fabric, and plastics.


Since 2000, Pantone have hosted a secret meeting in a major city in Europe to find a ‘Colour of the Year’. Along with representatives from various nations’ colour standards groups, they get together and fight it out over two days of presentations and debates to find a colour that is in keeping with the mood of the times. For example, last year’s colour Tangerine Tango, was chosen because it “provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward” (Pantone’s words).

The decision – and the subsequent colour – can quickly have a wide-reaching effect on many industries, including fashion, graphic design and florists.

A Wide Ranging Influence

It may seem bizarre that a decision on what is deemed the colour of the year by one corporation and some of their influential friends would have such a wide-ranging effect on decisions made in so many industries, but top fashion designers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ella Moss have all taken Pantone’s decision as gospel and honed their seasons designs accordingly. You can also see it on everything from iPhone cases to office furniture.

The chosen colour of the year candidate will also make a difference to how people decorate their home, as interior designers and companies produce ranges of paint and furniture to suit the trends, and when Pantone are essentially setting the trends for that year, the chances are that there will be a lot of Emerald colours on the walls of many homes.

Pantone’s 17-5641 Emerald is a stunning green, and as Emerald’s are most associated with gemstones and riches, it is a very luxurious colour. According to Pantone, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity for centuries. They certainly know how to sell a colour.

The Implications to Graphic Design

In the fashion world, and the offline world in general, the Emerald colour is certain to dazzle and impress. But what are the implications of the colour to the world of graphic design? Colour is very important to the online world, as it is often this that makes a website or design stand out, as well as the functionality of the site.

With a colour as crisp and elegant as Emerald, it will definitely find a place in the graphic design world, especially where there needs to be a mixture of white and green. It gives everything a sophisticated look. Green is a very popular colour in graphic design as it is associated with nature, which in turn has a positive effect on those who come into contact with the colour.

Who knows how the colour that seduced Pantone and their friends into making it colour of the year came about? Was it spotted on car, at an art gallery or a perhaps even a flower? It is a mystery for now, but one thing is for sure though: It has earned its crown this year.

Sophie works alongside brand design agency Amplitude. Green has long been her favourite colour so she is glad to see it in the spotlight this year!

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The industry of television, film and journalism is quite profitable. Some companies, however, don’t make the bulk of their revenue from news and entertainment content, but from separate and unrelated holdings.

For example, the Washington Post Company is home to the nation’s 5th largest newspaper, but it has become a $4.7 billion company thanks in part to its possession Kaplan Inc., the world’s largest education company. Kaplan’s history isn’t a bed of roses – it was sued on multiple occasions for fraudulent business practices, including false advertisement – but its success helps the company bring in a $278 million profit.

Gannett, the nation’s 9th largest media company, earns the big bucks by focusing on television and journalism. Its “USA Today” is the top-selling newspaper in the nation, and the company’s 85 newspapers have more than 7.2 million subscribers. Like Kaplan, Gannett has been sued multiple times; the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has cited the company for discriminatory hiring practices.

Source: Best Communications Degrees

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