NowThis World is the successor channel to Seeker Daily and TestTube News.
In June 2017, I was asked to come to New York to design, develop, produce, write, and host a new explainer news show focusing on politics, economy, society, and history. A show that would both appeal to our existing audience and function appropriately under the NowThis brand as a new vertical.
Alongside the extremely talented producer, Alex Clark and with the brilliant editing work of Rhon G. Flatts, we created NowThis World out of thin air and hit the ground running.
In two months we saw 200,000 subscribers, between 150,000 and 1,000,000 views per episode, and reached #4 trending on YouTube with the video below.
All in all, the project was a success, and in December 2017 was fully taken over by the NowThis team. Here are some high points from the past six months.