Sting Story | #1 Snapchat Course Creator and business leader

Sting Story | #1 Snapchat Course Creator and business leader

String Story | Snapchat Teacher and Influencer

snapchat influencer string storyI fell in love with this quirky geeky Snapchat influencer right away because of her tenacity for teaching business on Snapchat.

From launching her own E-Book and almost immediately MONETIZING her Snapchat following, to launching the best online course for Snapchat I have ever seen, string is always on the move teaching us how to do our business BETTER with every new snap story.

Since String is in Australia, she always begins with the clever “its string from the future” because most watching her in the US and Europe are seeing her SnapStory today when to her it is already tomorrow. And a true futurist she is at that!

We sat down with String to ask her why she thinks Snapchat works for business, and what to expect in the future.

SCSMM: How did you first discover Snapchat?

From Darrell (ThunderHawk303) himself 😀 (we know this is not true, String, but very nice of you to say!

SCSMM: Why do you think Snapchat has taken off?

Three things: mobile + data + video = Snapchat
Snapchat combines 3 technology together to create a humanising experience, it’s fun and raw.

SCSMM: What do you like to Snap about?

I’m a curious geek of the future, I have a Snap channel that explores the trends of tech and social. While I occasional throw in my trials and tribulations of running a business. I also talk and eat fried chicken a lot.

SCSMM: Why should everyone follow you on Snapchat and watch your stories every day?

Did I mention I’m a curious geek of the future that loves fried chicken?

SCSMM: What would you recommend someone do who is just starting out on Snapchat?

Join my Snapchat course, it will help them get from zero to hero. http://stringstory.co/course

SCSMM: Have you ever been hired to represent a brand or product on Snapchat?

Yes. My shows have been sponsored, and I have also been hired by marketing agencies to teach them how to do snaps.

SCSMM: If so which ones and what was your experience like?

I approached them, I send them a simple and clear pitch deck that showed them my engaged and active audience, and how we can mutually benefit.
Startups tend to love me because my tech geek side and how approachable I am with the way I deliver geek’tech based knowledge.

SCSMM: How do you develop your Snapchat stories? Are the spontaneous or do you plan them out?

I’m both. But when i do my shows about the latest technology, I plan it out.
When it’s low key days, it’s just me dancing around.

SCSMM: What else do you do? What is your day job / Business?

Snapchat is my job. LOL
Well, it’s part of it, I’m a digital and Millennial consultant for brands and personalities.

SCSMM: How do you think Snapchat has helped your life and business grow?

Snapchat from a network perspective has been amazing. I’m in Australia and I’ve connected with people and influencers from around the world. Now, if I head to America or to Tel Aviv, I know I have someone there waiting to geek out with me.

SCSMM: How is the Snapchat community different from other social networks?

Truthfully, I’ve been with so many communities, I feel like they have a similar thoughts with this ideology “your vibe attracts your tribe”.

SCSMM: Who are YOUR favorite influencers on SnapChat?

Mark Suster (@msuster) because he makes me think on how to be an effective business person.

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Would you like to work with one of our Snapchat Influencers to market your brand? Call 303.353.4354

If you are a company or a Snapchatter, I would love to work with you in an intensive brainstorming session to develop your company's Snapchat strategy. I will also teach you techniques for mastering this amazing and engaging platform for your business.

Learn more about how you can use Snapchat to market your business here

Call 303 353 4354 and go Stern Storming with the CEO of Stern Inbound Marketing, Darrell Stern.

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Russell Barnard rustywicket

Russell Barnard rustywicket

Russell Barnard RustyWicket

Russell Barnard is developer & entrepreneur from Essex with a primary focus on Web & iOS Applications. He is the maker of Webfol.io, Webfolio Connect, MakerTools, Looped and Snappd.

His development tips are outstanding and if you are wanting to learn iOS and serious development, he IS the Snapchat leader.

We sat down with Russell to talk about how he uses Snapchat to educate, inform and entertain.

1477600736-snaps-russell-barnard-aj1SCSMM: How did you first discover Snapchat?

After having a Snapchat account for a while and not really using it, I began to take notice after hearing about Mark Suster and Justin Kan’s Snapstorms and soon after found so much more great content!

SCSMM: Why do you think Snapchat has taken off?

For me, it has a lot to do with the angle. Vertical video makes it a lot easier to watch but it also gives the impression the screen if filled more somehow which creates a more 1-on-1 FaceTime like vibe. Then you combine that with the behind the scenes type content you can find – Its great! Also the 10 second time limit is a big big plus, ensures the video can never drift to far off topic for example if you are trying to explain something.

SCSMM: What do you like to Snap about?

As a startup founder I try to show my journey but I also like to give short development tips particularly on Swift & XCode.

SCSMM: Why should everyone follow you on Snapchat and watch your stories every day?

It’s real – You can see the journey of building a startup from the idea and upwards. I like to think there is some helpful advice in there somewhere as well! 😀

SCSMM: What would you recommend someone do just starting out on Snapchat?

Just start creating – to begin with chances are your audience will be small so its no worry.  If you just try and capture short moments of key things you have learnt and be real you will find yourself growing a following. The Snapchat community is one of the most helpful and welcoming you could find anywhere.

SCSMM: How do you develop your Snapchat stories? Are the spontaneous or do you plan them out?

It depends if I’m talking about development I will plan a little bit out to make sure the key points I want to get across are there. Otherwise if I’m talking about Snappd (my startup) it’s just think of what I’m going to say and record!

SCSMM: What else do you do? What is your business?

Aside from Snapchat I’m working on Snappd where we actually work with creators from places like Snapchat to help grow their audience and monetise. Recently I have started a podcast all about Snapchat stories and what helps drive engagement, each week I’ll be talking to different storytellers to see what works for them.

SCSMM: How do you think Snapchat has helped your life and business grow?

Connections for sure – I have spoken to people via Snapchat that would never have been possible otherwise – It has helped grow my network faster than any other type of networking. It’s also helped for talking to the camera as well and talking in general to improve the points I want to get across – so when there isn’t a 10-second limit its easy.

SCSMM: How is the Snapchat community different from other social networks?

Perhaps because of the lack on discovery on the app itself – it feels like Snapchat has a much more supportive community that you would find in other places. On Snapchat as well people want to be involved a lot more!

SCSMM: Who are YOUR favorite influencers on SnapChat?

My favourite influencers are Mark Suster, Justin Wu, Justin Kan, Adam Farr and many more!

<< Follow Russell Barnard (rustywicket) On Snapchat!

Would you like to work with one of our Snapchat Influencers to market your brand? Call 303.353.4354

If you are a company or a Snapchatter, I would love to work with you in an intensive brainstorming session to develop your company's Snapchat strategy. I will also teach you techniques for mastering this amazing and engaging platform for your business.

Learn more about how you can use Snapchat to market your business here

Call 303 353 4354 and go Stern Storming with the CEO of Stern Inbound Marketing, Darrell Stern.

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RabbitPuke

RabbitPuke

rabbitpukeSCSMM: How did you first discover Snapchat?

I first started using snapchat because I manage social media for companies, authors, and brands. I wanted to see what it was all about ­ and I fell in LOVE!

SCSMM: Why do you think Snapchat has taken off?

I believe it has taken off because it is a way to be yourself and discover other people doing similar things. For years I would get on a train to go take classes in NYC or go visit my friends in DC that were into graphic design and websites ­ Now all I have to do is tap on Snapchat and I can listen to so many people, just like me, talk about their favorite apps & how they started their companies. Some people even give links to free classes or podcasts on their snapchats. It amazes me the amount of information you can learn on snapchat. I love how everyone is sharing their knowledge with each other.

SCSMM: What do you like to Snap about?

I love two things ­

  1. You can totally find your own little tribe of people on Snapchat. What I mean is if you’re into Tech, Comedy, Family Life, whatever it may be there is a group of people out there on Snapchat waiting to be met! (how else better to find them than Ghostcodes! but you already knew that!
  2. I love the people! I love getting to see/meet all different types of people from all over the world. I love everyone sharing information with each other and truly being themselves, it’s so cool to watch every day.

SCSMM: Why should everyone follow you on Snapchat and watch your stories every day?

My friends would tell you to follow me because I am always being a little wacky, making fun of things, and adding a little nonsense to your day. I also like to snap about tech tips and hacks to make your life easier. HMMMMM, why else, if you like tattoos, puppies and solo dance parties then I’m your girl!

SCSMM: What would you recommend someone do just starting out on Snapchat?

Just be yourself. Join Ghostcodes or Snapdex and find some fun people to follow and start interacting with everyone. Just have fun with it! You can talk about anything, your day, your dogs, your rabbit’s puke (see what I did there), whatever!

SCSMM: Have you ever been hired to represent a brand or product on Snapchat?

I have not, but if the time ever comes I will be ready to………wait what was my line?

SCSMM: How do you develop your Snapchat stories? Are the spontaneous or do you plan them out?

Mostly spontaneous, except for when I am snapping about Tech tips, hacks or apps. I like to plan those out a little bit.

SCSMM: What else do you do? What is your business?

I run a company called The Helpful Rabbit. We are a branding/ graphic / web / social media company.

SCSMM: How do you think Snapchat has helped your life and business grow.

Snapchat is helping my business grow because I have been meeting and networking with more people. I have also been learning a ton ­ I think that’s the biggest thing that people don’t understand about Snapchat, it’s potential to allow you to learn knew things.

SCSMM: Who are YOUR favorite influencers on Snapchat?

I am always discovering new people every day, but right now my favorite influencers are Piiinky, Stringstory, Barryharris, Taylor.nikolai, and MPLATCO

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Would you like to work with one of our Snapchat Influencers to market your brand? Call 303.353.4354

If you are a company or a Snapchatter, I would love to work with you in an intensive brainstorming session to develop your company's Snapchat strategy. I will also teach you techniques for mastering this amazing and engaging platform for your business.

Learn more about how you can use Snapchat to market your business here

Call 303 353 4354 and go Stern Storming with the CEO of Stern Inbound Marketing, Darrell Stern.

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