Snap Inc. Release or Launch Date for Spectacles

Now that Snapchat has changed their name to Snap Inc. to become a more holistic product company vs. a camera app and they announced they are going to sell Spectacles (glasses that allows you to takes snaps via wifi and a tap) everyone wants to know one thing… WHEN CAN I BUY SPECTACLES!

They are a modest $130.00 and have so much more value then an Apple iWatch or Google glasses everyone wants to load up the truck on these Spectacles escpecially in the tech and FOMO Social Media space.

It’s highly likely this will be the #1 gift for the holidays for 2016 this year.

So far Snap Inc. has told the Wall Street Journal they will be out sometime in the “Fall”..

So until then we will have to wait but most likely it will be before the holidays and maybe even the Presidential Election Voting day so everyone can snap their votes!

For now all you Snapchat Maniacs need to just deal with it and line up at the spectacles website for launch. Until then go buy a Snapchat Ice Tray, Backpack or Playing Cards

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What is Millionaire Tai Lopez Net Worth and is Tai Lopez is a Scam?

Ok by now you have heard of Tai Lopez, How do we know that?

Because according to Tai Lopez and his Google reps his videos are seen over 200 million times per year. Also see Social Blade stats here.. (over 145 million views..)

Ok so if you are half the United States that might not know Tai Lopez this post should help get you up to speed.

Once Tai Lopez got famous off his I’m here in my garage loves books not his lambo video everyone started to reverse engineer who he is, how much he makes or his net worth, and he is a scam…

Don’t believe us.. Just see Google Instant search autocomplete drop down.

This is actually nothing knew with people because when a lot of people get attention because they are using social media to show “hustle”, sell more shit, and get attention this drives people to dig into who they are and are they real or not and what are the results of them being so public and showing what they know on social media to the world with snapchat, instagram, twitter, facebook, and youtube.

This happened with Gary Vaynerchuk too as you can read more about that here.. here and here

tai lopez

Recently we found some really good content by Lewis Howes  where he provides an hour long visual interview of Tai Lopez where he won’t mention things like his age but also admits he knows people look up his net worth.

This is one of the first interviews with Tai Lopez where you can really learn more about who Tai Lopez is.

Tai Lopez Scam

Another video recently that caught our attention is from Justin Wu where he talks about whether he thinks Tai Lopez is a scam by recently going to Tai’s Beverly Hills mansion at an influencer party.

This again is probably one of the best Tai Lopez Scam videos which again is the 2nd most searched term after his name on YouTube and has over 23,000 results..

However, out of all of those Justin’s and Alex Becker’s are probably are favorite and we included them below so you can be your own judge. We think he is a great marketer and repackager..

 

tai lopez scam

He is providing content in different formats mostly digital now for ways for people to digest it. Including 150 snaps a day on Snapchat again moving with the digital market.

Instead of reading 100+ page book or listening to an audio book you can just follow Tai Lopez on social media and he will give you the gold from other successful people.

Justin’s video explains that best below.

Alex Becker’s video actually connected him with Tai and had him at his conference to launch his book and he gives another great explanation of the marketing side of Tai Lopez.

Tai Lopez Net Worth

As for Tai Lopez Net Worth some sites have it around 3 to 5 million dollars. We think that is a real low ball..

Why? Only 1 of his programs 67 steps he has said had over 100k people go through it..

Easy math = $67/mo x 100,000 =$6.7 million and we are sure there is high recurring % and he has other programs like the accelerator program that use to be $997 and now is 3 to 4 payments of $997.00. This doesn’t even include the affiliate money he gets from Amazon for promoting books, other affiliate deals or programs with OMG and  Sam Ovens

Now you can see why we think his net worth is a lot more then the $3 to $5 million shown on other net worth sites

Have more info about Tai Lopez, feel free to share in the comment we are going to keep this Tai Lopez Guide updated and happy to edit/change/delete anything with proven data, facts, and stats.

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Gary Vaynerchuk “Mortified” and Says it’s his Fault as CEO of VaynerMedia for Sexist Cannes Party Email Invite

About 13 hours or so in Cannes Cindy Gallop sent out this tweet asking Gary Vaynerchuk what is up with the sexist “attractive females only” invite for VaynerMedia and Thrillist’s party in Cannes.

Gary Vaynerchuk quickly responded via Twitter Video as he has before to put more clarification and context around people questioning him.

He said in his Twitter Video reply to the sexist email that went out that..

“Cindy thank you so much and I’m mortified.. I’m… Listen at the end of the day when you are the CEO any production teams or people you work with you hire it’s your fault so I’m really upset I don’t know the details yet but I’ll find out and I appreciate you calling out the issue. I wish you well, Thank you”

Then after that people still tried calling Gary out and here are his replies on Twitter..

And just recently in the last hour or so another person just Tweeted another invite (which they say is fake in their tweet) with the same “selected female invite only” language and Gary is trying to find the source of that one as you can see here.. And Adweek talks about the incident and his apology here.

gary vaynerchuck email party invite cannes

On top of that the company that it was tracked to be outsourced to “Igetin.com” site has blocked all traffic from it’s site. We tested with proxies from the US and France and still get “forbidden” no matter what IP is used.

igetin

Update: The Drum talks about this here:

We will keep this post updated with any new information. If you have anything to add/correct/ect.. leave a comment below.

Updated: June 23rd, 2016 – in this Forbes article and Refinery29 article there are some more details

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Paige Hathaway Top Fitness Instagram Model Says She is No Longer with Shredz on Snapchat

Last updated: July 25th 2016 If you follow the social media game like we do you know everyone is making millions of dollars, building brands, and creating online empires by leveraging these platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

To learn how “influencers” and brands use social media you can a learn a lot by watching, listening and engaging with them on these platforms. As an example Shredz supplements company came out of nowhere and was built by using Instagram and fitness models posting pictures and videos of themselves everyday repping their brand.

Paige Hathaway is one of Shredz popular fitness models (or now we should say was..) that exploded on the instagram seen taking on the likes of influencers like Jen Selter.

Paige Hathaway is currently 28 years old (in 2016) and from Oklahoma City, Paige Hathaway was born on July 31, 1987 in Minnesota.

paige hathaway

Just today on Snapchat is the first time we heard her announce that she is no longer with the “supplement” company she was known for in the last four years. Which leads us to the next thing about social media influencers and brands especially in the fitness space and other industries.

Once an “influencer” or social media celebrity realizes they can just take the audience and community they have that follow them buy directly from them vs. pushing products/services for other brands lending their name, influence, and audience they can just develop their own products, services or membership sites as Paige has now done.

Think about it for a second…

If you have social media influence or even an audience of a few hundred or thousand people why not sell directly to that audience that knows, likes, and trusts you.

We think this is going to be more and more of the trend going forward and you will see a lot more brands, products, services and companies being formed under that “influencers” name.

If you are a true “influencer” why do you need a brand any longer when you can just use these social media platforms to go directly to your community and audience. The only time these influencers will take brand deals is when they don’t sell something themselves or in certain cases they can be paid to do both like Scott Disisck or Naomi Campbell

Paige Hathaway Instagram is where it all started

If you have some time and really want to learn more about social media influence, instagram sponsored posts, and how Paige Hathaway built her brand and helped Shredz on Instagram check out her instagram and look at each post, comments, ect..

A few Instagram growth hacks a lot of these instagram influencers use are;

  • “tag someone”

#Girlsthatlift 😏 @stealmylabel TAG A GIRL THAT WOULD ROCK THIS OUTFIT

A photo posted by @paigehathaway on

 

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Gary Vaynerchuk Creates VaynerSports to Go After the Sports Agency Market with Social Media

Gary Vaynerchuk just announced his partnership with a sports agency to create VaynerSports to add his social media and digital agency zest to sports athletes career and future. Vayner Sports is going to be “the best provider of value to human beings”. Gary said this is a ten year play and will let the chips fall based on the market conditions when it comes to percentages agencies get coming down.

Watching Gary for so long this seems to also be another play towards his goal of buying the NY Jets and getting more entrenched in the sports industry. He took one step closer to that when he started the RSE fund with the owner of the Miami Dolphins Stephen Ross.

Although as Darren Rovell points out you can’t own a sports team when you own a sports agency and asked if that is why it’s a ten year play because that is the time Gary thinks he will buy the NY Jets. Gary said that isn’t the factor for his “ten year” play but was just using that to show again it’s a marathon for him and not a sprint in all of his businesses and life.

Some of the reason sports athletes will want to be repped by Vayner Sports Gary mentioned was; (examples)

  • Getting them more value and money on their exit from sports vs. when they were in sports
  • Helping them with getting better sponsored deals
  • Possible $15k keynotes
  • Helping launch a podcast and getting it sponsored
  • Getting them in social media investments like a snapchat or musical.ly
  • People knowing and following Gary Vaynerchuk’s success over the years in the wine and social media industry could possibly draw “aunts, dads, uncles” to say to their up and coming young athletes you need to go talk to Gary and VaynerSports and get repped by them.

Towards the end they mentioned Drew Rosenhaus is basically “buying contracts” in comparison.

We were going to embed the Facebook video of the announcement but for some reason it’s “broken or the video was removed”..

As you can see from Gary’s tweets this was the link to video in case it does come back up.

Update: Great post on the sports marketing agency recruiting side

Update: Gary just sent out a Tweet with a new edited video here

Here is the new edited video by Drock’s camera vs. Darren’s live stream first take.

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Learn More About Snapchat from their Founder, CEO Evan Spiegel

A lot of people in the social media world talk about Snapchat as the next social media networking platform similar to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. However, as you can learn directly from the Ghost’s mouth CEO Evan Spiegel they are really an evolving camera messaging app.

  • Focus and simplicity is the most important thing to them
  • They don’t care if they are the first they just want to be the first to get things right
  • Evan thinks Hourly Active Users > Monthly Active Users
  • Evans calls Snapchat entertainment vs. a Messaging app
  • Evan Spiegel doesn’t think about diversity as a “meeting numbers” of certain type of people game
  • Evan loves music and thinks the music industry talks about business model and distribution and he looks at music as a product perspective
  • They don’t think of Snapchat as a “club” they think of it as a community
  • Evan Spiegel looks up to Edwin Land of Polaroid because he was artsy, scientific and a countryman
  • Snapchat wants an exit via IPO
  • They will not take any acquisition offers (turned down Facebook for 3 billion)
  • Privacy is precious to Snapchat and its about comfort
  • Vertical Video Views (3V is their video ad product) (they complete those 9 times more)
  • When people leave it Snapchat it comes down to fit of that person
  • They believe the best companies have many forms of revenue and they will be monetizing more than just content
  • Snapchat is built for people not brands, and Evan gets irritated when Brands come on to the platform and try to act like people
  • To innovate repeatedly they use their core of empathy, hard work, and try to build from a point of view of core values
  • Evan Spiegel sent inappropriate emails when he was in a fraternity and took that head on when asked about diversity at Snapchat when it comes specifically to women
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Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith of PrankvsPrank & BFvsGF YouTube Channels Break Up & Stop Vlogging

Recently on social media we noticed a ton of fans of Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith (PhillyChic5) things like….

So we went over to their BFvsGF channel where they have 8.8 million subscribers and noticed this “A New Chapter” video where they announce a “break” from each other and a break from daily vlogging as it brings too much pressure to their life and relationship.

Jesse Wellens says he is moving back to New York where recently he was working on a YouTube Red subscription show Prank Academy and Jeana really just seemed hurt and lost at this point.

Jesse Wellens also said he will never Daily Vlog again and says Daily Vlogging is not a healthy lifestyle. He mentioned they will always love each other and might do a daily challenge video together in the future. Jessee mentions it’s a very tough situation since they tied their career, relationship, business, and money all together based on showing their lives on YouTube together.

We are hoping for the best for them and that they can find happiness outside the 18 million plus subscribers they gained by sharing their lives on YouTube.

This is a lesson for people that think they can just become a social media influencer or use Youtube to make money…

The money doesn’t create a healthy, loving relationship or happiness, just gives you more options in life instead of working a 9 to 5 job. You have to be careful on using these public platforms to get attention and then turn that into money and a career.

Update! – people are saying Jesse Wellens cheated on Jeana with Kristina Askerova and pointed us to screenshots of him commenting and liking her Instagram pics and in her Snapchat.

Also, people saying this affair Jesse Wellens and Kristina Askerova has been going on for months when they moved from Philadelphia to New York and when Jesse Wellens was working on YouTube Red Subscription. Reddit credit, Imgur credit

Kristina Askerova  & Jesse Wellens

Kristina Askerova Instagram photo credit

 

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3 Biggest Takeaways from Analyzing Elon Musk Twitter

If you don’t know who Elon Musk is you might be living under a rock on Mars where Elon Musk hasn’t used SpaceX to find you yet.

However, if you really want to know who Elon Musk is read this..

This isn’t about who Elon Musk is, it’s about learning more about Elon Musk via his Twitter account. You can learn a lot about people from their Twitter account and how they use it.

Here’s our 3 Biggest Takeaways from learning more about Elon Musk through Elon Musk Twitter profile.

Elon Musk has a great sense of humor…

Why do we say this and how do we know via Twitter? Well one way you can learn more about a person via their Twitter account is looking at what they “like”.. Elon Musk has 259 likes

elon musk Twitter

 

and this is what he has liked so far that proves he has a great sense of humor..

elon musk likes

He also likes a lot of Tweets from the Onion and South Park

the oninion

and even likes random Twitter profiles the refer to his wealth and SpaceX program..

elon musk twitter likes

Elon Musk loves Science, Tech, Media, investors, comedy and forward thinking people.

You can see this by the 51 people he follows

elon musk follows on Twitter

Elon Musk will always take on critics head on

You can see in his tweets about his companies he will always fight back on what’s right, be transparent, and communicate with the public and media

elon musk twitter

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