JacksGap

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JacksGap
Jack & Finn Harries by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Finn and Jack in 2014.
Nationality British
Occupation Youtubers, bloggers, vloggers
Years active 2011-presents
Home town Chiswick, London, England
Website
www.jacksgap.com

JacksGap is a British YouTube channel run by twins Jackson Frayn "Jack" Harries and Finnegan Frayn "Finn" Harries. [1]

Background[edit]

JacksGap was originally launched in July 2011 by Jack Harries during his gap year after he had left school.[2] The main purpose of the channel was to document Jack's gap year. By September 2012 the site had 190,000 subscribers and the pay-per-click advertising revenue was enough to entirely finance the Harries' travels in Thailand.[2] After Finn joined the channel, the views nearly doubled.

JackGap attracts teenage girls in particular, with 88% of subscribers in this demographic.[2]

In 2013 the twins began to create 15 minute long episodes about their travels in India, funding the venture with £20,000 from Skype, Sony and MyDestination.[3]

As of April 2014, JacksGap has had over 3.4 million subscribers.[3]

In May 2014, JacksGap won 2 Screenchart! Channel Awards including; Best Directing for the Channel and Best Mini-Series or Short Film for their "The Rickshaw Run" videos! [4]

Founders[edit]

The twins were born on May 13, 1993 in London, England to Andy Harries and Rebecca Frayn. Finn is older than Jack by 2 minutes. They now often base their YouTube channel and videos on the many charity events they do.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://jacksyoutube.tumblr.com/harriesfacts
  2. ^ a b c Sarah Rainey (14 September 2012). "YouTube videos funded our gap year travels". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Stuart Dredge (9 April 2014). "The secret to a successful YouTube video - by some of the site's stars". theguardian.com. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  4. ^ http://screenchart.com/awards/