A WEEK IN INSTAGRAM: ONE IN 75-MILLION DAILY
I got board on call waiting and rechecked my instagram. Of the 75-million users daily, I am one. 35% of the users check instagram more then once a day. The term selfie first appeared in the internet urban dictionary June 29, 2009. To paraphrase and update the defined entry, a selfie is a picture taken by yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook,...the obsolete Myspace and now instagram, snapchat, twitter...or any other sort of social networking website.
“A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera.”–SaRAWRR, July 29,2009 (urbandictionary.com)
“A selfie is a free opportunity of self expression that done right can act as an advertisement of your state of mind, your mood, your essence.”–Samantha Knapp 01,18,2014 (samanthaknapp.wordpress.com)
If it is done in the business of selling your own brand, it leads to sale. I sell my brand almost every day. That’s where instagram and all these avenues of social media come in. I feel blessed that my self expression is appreciated and celebrated. The celebrity with the most selfies on instagram is Kylie Jenner with 451+. She sells the Karadashian brand. I am selling Samantha Knapp for Tiger Lily’s.
If you want people to believe in your lifestyle brand, you have to invite them inside your home. Feed them with nuggets of information about you style. I define culture to be what you do and don’t like. That’s the sticking point. I shared my culture with Lonny.com (http://www.lonny.com/magazine/November+2013/PKNA7_-nAsm/1#59). The article detailed my lifestyle, philosophy on love, business and nature. It was called Rural Remix.
Gilt.com celebrated my Rural Remix in a sale of its own this week. Check it out (http://www.gilt.com/home/sale/rural-remix). I sold the teal dresser that was a buyer’s pick. I also hand painted it.
Onto selling www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com.I am proud our brand stands for revitalization of vintage pieces and the celebration luxury buyer access. At our store you can buy my designs or create your own. Duralee fabrics are just one of the three-dozen brands of specialized upholstery textiles that we offer for retail sale. See it to believe it and do something different for yourself and your home.
Duralee is just one product I endorse. Marketingtechblog.com posted a November 2011 article by Douglas Karr on “Infographic: The Growning Product Placement Industry.” He concluded that product placement is a 25-billion dollar industry that is potentially influencing story-lines in movies and seriously influencing our buying behaviors. According to Karr, Daniel Craig’s return to James Bond in Skyfall was financed in part by product placement revenue.
“Apple products appeared in 30% of the 33 top films in 2010. Nike, Chevy and Ford in 24%. Sony, Dell, Land Rover and Glock in 15%.” – Inforgraphic: The Growing Product Placement Industry.
I also like my Huntress Boots. I got them in my television news days at WKMG. Central Florida that season had its share of severe weather and hurricanes. I wore these once reporting on the cresting tide of an flooded lake. Alligators, I later learned the morning were dangerously close. I wear them now when I take my dogs and walk on Babcock Trail. I like to test the products I buy. These boots are still holding up. I am standing in a creek working on a picture of a walking bridge. My feet stayed dry.
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”–Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Monk & Princeton Graduate
The earth is the foundation of which we experience everything that life has to offer in love, music, taste, color, food, design and so much more. Nature heals. I am a believer and a user of its positive impact. I walk outside a few times a week. The key to a positive vibration is the understanding that no matter what happens, the sun’s gonna rise again.
“Well a son’s gonna rise in a mile. In a mile You’ll be feeling fine”–Clarence Greenwood, Son’s Gonna Rise
Hemingway believes the Sun Also Rises. That said, I am on the move. In part to Fairfield tonight to see the Citizen Cope Concert and in part to go live more of my life so I can hopefully inspire and create.