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Using Snapchat for Business...Reluctantly
Why most brands have not yet embraced Snapchat and why they should!



Why We Don’t


Here are the top reasons many marketers have given me when I’ve asked why they’re not using Snapchat for their business.


  1. I don’t see a viable use for business
  2. It’s for kids
  3. By the time we get rolling, it will be replaced with the next “big thing”

All of these things were said about Facebook in 2010. And the internet in 1995. And probably television in 1950!


 


Why We Should Dive In


Snapchat’s potential for brands lies beyond sending funny pics that disappear. This week on Social Geek Radio, Deb Evans and I will start our exploration into Snapchat for your business with guest Sarah Shah who will guide us through the Snapchat features that brands are using to engage. Join this discussion at socialgeekradio.com


Diving into live streaming video apps Meerkat and Periscope also helped get our creative juices flowing for the advent of Facebook Live
for businesses. So learning Snapchat’s business applications now may
prepare us for the coming changes of the Facebook properties Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. All of them compete with Snapchat in some manner and the commercialization of each will be driven by that competition. 


 


When? Now.
 
When do you need to get onto a new social network? Right after it appears to make an impact and right before your competitors do. That window is now for Snapchat. Hang with Social Geek Radio for this one…we’ll figure it out, even if we do so reluctantly!



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