WHY WE HUB HIM: Ashton knows how to gather the troops!! Last Thursday, April 16th, Ashton became the first twitter millionaire. He declared he could beat out CNN’s twitter to be the first person to have a million followers. Kutcher had challenged CNN to the Twitter race, saying he would donate 10,000 mosquito bed nets to charity for World Malaria Day in late April if he beat CNN, and 1,000 if he lost. CNN agreed to do the same. Kutcher crossed the 1 million mark on Twitter at 2:13 am on Friday morning. We love that the “tweet off” was about proving that one person can have a voice. We like that he’s always pushing the envelope and challenging the media. We are such fans and supporters of everything social media that it’s great to see celebrities learning to use these tools as an effective way to connect with the public. Ashton proved that you can use twitter for more than telling the world what you had for breakfast and that you can transform that into something that’s positive and can effectively change that world.
HOW WE CAN HELP: Ashton has already proved the power of twitter and communication. Artistic Hub would love to team up with Ashton to run a trucker-hat design competition to benefit one of the many charities he supports. It would be awesome to use that power to pull the design community together to help those in need. Kids and adults could design a trucker hat, t-shirt, shoes, etc. for the charity of Ashton’s choice and the public could vote for their favorite design. It would be a really fun way to get the community involved and aware of world issues, while still letting the people decide on the final design. The winning t-shirt could be sold and worn at all the events – awesome for fundraising and a great way to get people involved. How does it work? See the Sports Illustrated KIDS t-shirt contest going on now! (this requires a log-in) Or see the Interactive Day San Diego Design contest.
We love that Ashton is using his fame for good, showing that one person’s voice can be heard. His high energy, hilarious and positive attitude is why WE HUB HIM!