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THE JOURNEY IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING

And so it begins. 2018! My name is Tass and I’m one of the founders of Socially Powerful and the mouthpiece of the business. After a very difficult 2017 I am now determined to rebuild my broken body and reintegrate myself into the business.

Follow our journey from little start up to global marketing powerhouse. Our story is real. We’ll share it all. The set backs, wins losses and most importantly the lessons they hold. It is our ambition to build an engaged community of interested and interesting individuals on a mission to realise our collective potential.

We also gave our opinion on the Logan Paul controversy on YouTube over the past few days.

 

FILMING WITH SCOTTY CRANMER, JON OLSSON AND JANNI DELER - VLOG #66

We are currently in the USA, we’ve been filming with Scotty Cranmer, Jon Olsson and Janni Deler for the launch of a new smartphone. Our first stop on the journey was to meet up with Scotty in New York, who rode his BMX on a ramp the first time since his accident last year. Incredible achievement and what an awesome guy! We then got on the plane to fly to LA, to hook up with Jon Olsson and Janni Deler to shoot a fashion / lifestyle piece, we had such an epic time with both of them!

 We’re still out in the USA, so apologies for the delays on our vlogs, but we have some amazing content coming out for you all in the coming weeks! Keep tuned and keep locked to the channel! Let us know what you think of the vlog!

 

"I’m an influencer as a result of doing something influential" Jonny Comparelli

 
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We caught up with Jonny Comparelli for the next Influencer feature on the Socially Powerful Blog! Jonny is a 26 year old entrepreneur and has an awesome story! Check it out below and be sure to follow him on his social channels, linked at the bottom of this article.

Tell us about you, your background and how you came to start on social media?

What’s groovy! My name is Jonny Comparelli, I’m 26 years old and am the founder of “Qriket LIVE” the first live game show anyone can be a contestant of using their smartphone or tablet to win cash prizes every day!

As our app and live show became more popular, I felt strongly about being a founder intimately connected to my fan base and began to interact with my viewers beyond the show on Social Media and that’s how it all started!

What does Social Media mean for you?

Social Media has always been about engaging with the fans of my live show beyond the shows themselves. Truly connecting with my viewer base and building an inclusive community has always been a big part of what I do - especially because this is rare in the technology industry. It was my goal from the beginning to not to be another “brand behind a logo”, but rather intimately share the work our team does behind the scenes, entertain our viewers with the fun projects we do – and ultimately share a genuine look into my life using social.  I share the authentic experience of being an entrepreneur, laugh off the bad days, and soak in the good ones and my fans have come on the journey with me the whole way! 

What social channel have you grown your following on? 

My app Qriket now has over 2M users so far and our live show has over 450K live viewers per month.

The social channel I like to use most is, Instagram (http://instagram.com/jcomparel)

But I also use Snapchat (@Jcomparel) and twitter on a daily basis as well! (http://twitter.com/jcomparel)

When did you first start seeing you were building a following? 

I think many people are under the impression that followers and social status arise overnight. But truthfully, while I beginning to build my following one by one and as I continue to do so, I try to be present and engage directly with my fan base constantly – it is about being social after all J No success I’ve ever found has come from making it about me. It’s always been about the fans and giving them a place where they can come to brighten their day, be entertained and be a part of the journey of building our passion – which just so happens to be something they love to interact with as well!

How would you say you’re different to other influencers in your space? What do you look for that others don’t?

I would say what makes me different is that I’m an influencer as a result of doing something influential.

On a daily basis I’m managing a team of 25 people, running a company and also documenting and sharing the experience of being a young entrepreneur – which more often than not is more stressful than it seems. In fact, interacting with my fan base on social media has been therapeutic at times. Social has pulled me into a positive place on the hard and stressful days and has also helped me be truly grateful when times are good.  It’s always been about our fans, our family – and regardless of what kind of day it is, pulling out a smile and being a source of inspiration for everyone participating.

Can you give any advice to people looking to start their own Instagram, YouTube etc? How can they stand out from the crowd?

I’m still learning and growing every day so this is always a tough question! So far, I’ve learned that simply beginning and taking the first steps in the direction in which you’d hope to see you idea evolve is all it takes to bring a new one to life. That being said, being realistic with those ideas is also important. A brilliant idea isn’t always a “Eureka!” moment, but rather comes from building and improving your simple ideas too!

Where can people follow you?

You can find me here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/jcomparel

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jcomparel

Snapchat: @jcomparel

A SECRET MISSION TO TORONTO

In this vlog today, Isaac (one of our Videographers) headed half way across the world, to Toronto, Canada for 48 hours. He had a special package to deliver to one of the biggest tech influencers, for a product launch we have happening in a couple of weeks.

This is the story of the first day, the journey from picking up the package in London to flying to Toronto and experiencing his first night in the city! Let's see what he get's up to in Toronto!

 

MOVING OFFICE, MOVING ON UP!

In today’s vlog, we’re moving office. We’re packing up our base, which we’ve been in since we started the company almost one year ago. We’re expanding the company and moving the office to Farringdon, it was just impractical to stay where we are now. We started out in this place, we’ve grown, learnt and experienced a hell of a lot since the first time we moved in. 

We have many memories, all the late nights, the working weekends and the projects we have won and lost in this place. It’s a great time for reflection and seeing where we’ve come from and how far we still have to go!

Let’s see where we are this time next year. We’re excited to continue to share the journey at all levels, the good, the bad and the ugly.

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We're on a mission to vlog and share our journey to becoming one of the biggest marketing agencies in the world. We show everything, the good, the bad and the ugly...because WHY NOT?! We show what it's really like behind the scenes in running a business and the hard work that goes into making it happen.

We are a full service social marketing agency, that focuses on attention on social media. Where are people spending their time? Why? What's the most effective way to communicate with them? We help brands answer these questions. 

We operate on a global scale, if you want to get in touch please email. tellmemore@sociallypowerful.com

www.sociallypowerfulmedia.com

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TRAVELLING TO BANGKOK, THAILAND

In today’s vlog, Tass is travelling to Bangkok, Thailand with his girlfriend for a much-needed holiday, we decide to take you on the journey and show you some of the behind the scenes. After travelling all over the world with our clients and on Business Development, Tass embarks on for some relaxation and downtime, this time without camera man Nick, how will he survive :')

At the same time, Socially Powerful are in the middle of a lot of major projects and recruiting for new employees. As a start-up business, we need to be smart with where we invest our money and who we invest our money in. With no investment or venture capitalist backing, every penny counts and we need to deploy it in the most effective way possible. 

Arriving in Bangkok you really feel the pace of the city, the vibe of the people and the culture of the communities in the city, which changes from day to night.

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel and follow us on other social media platforms :

We're on a mission to vlog and share our journey to becoming one of the biggest marketing agencies in the world. We show everything, the good, the bad and the ugly...because WHY NOT?! We show what it's really like behind the scenes in running a business and the hard work that goes into making it happen.

We are a full service social marketing agency, that focuses on attention on social media. Where are people spending their time? Why? What's the most effective way to communicate with them? We help brands answer these questions. 

We operate on a global scale, if you want to get in touch please email. tellmemore@sociallypowerful.com

www.sociallypowerfulmedia.com

Twitter : http://bit.ly/2pjr6aH
Facebook : http://bit.ly/2pGWOOV
Instagram : http://bit.ly/2oTQi4m

 

THINGS NEVER GO TO PLAN

It’s our first day and vlog back in London, after the trip around the world and we are thrust straight into the action, with a zombie apocalypse prank with the renowned Internet Prankster, Julius Dein. We take you behind the scenes and show you the scale of film production on some of the campaigns we do.

The creative behind the video is that Julius would be pranking his grandmother with a zombie apocalypse, that involved zombies, gunfire, artillery and a load of military.

Due to the circumstances of a terrorist attack happening the previous day, we had to rethink our plans and there were some very last-minute unavoidable changes. The Police said no to any gunfire and weaponry on set. Things never go 100% to plan, but this was a situation we had to manage properly from the production side and the client side. In the vlog Tass goes through how we managed the client and their expectations of what’s now possible.

This is the first part of the day, so tune in on Tuesday to see what happens next and the prank that was pulled on Julius grandma. 

We're on a mission to vlog and share our journey to becoming one of the biggest marketing agencies in the world. We show everything, the good, the bad and the ugly...because WHY NOT?! We show what it's really like behind the scenes in running a business and the hard work that goes into making it happen.

 

WHEN HARD WORK PAYS OFF

ENTREPRENEUR LIFE VLOG, When hard work pays off, Toni Mahfud. 

The entrepreneurial journey continues. We're pick up the vlog in Paris shooting a content series with renowned influencer Toni Mahfud, who's an artist, model, designer and fashion blogger for one of our clients. 

In this episode of the entrepreneurial journey, we share the struggles of mediating situations with our clients and influencer. We discuss what it's like to come out of the other side successfully. It's important we share all aspects of what we get up to, share our advice and here we discuss the rewards of effort we put in to providing solutions to the problems we encouter.

There are so many difficult situations that go into making campaigns happen, often people don't realise and underestimate what's gone into the whole process. Business is not always easy, it's a journey and a rollercoaster one at that!