What is the Most Ingenious Way of Marketing on Social Media?Cimmino's way

What is the Most Ingenious Way of Marketing on Social Media?Cimmino's way

Giovanbattista Cimmino, is a serial entrepreneur, investor and social media expert. He is the founder of Zapphyr Ltd, social media agency based in London.


Social media has more than 3.1 billion active users around the world. To put that in context, the world has a population of around 7.2 billion. That means 43% of the world's total population uses social media for various reasons. Such stats are great news for any marketing team. Little wonder, then, that social media marketing is one of the most vibrant industries today.

Marketers are coming up with creative ways of marketing on social media every day!

Some ideas work better than others. The effectiveness of any strategy or approach a marketer takes depends on several factors. Regardless of this, marketing on social marketing calls for a sense of timing and dedication to see the ideas through to the end. Proper implementation is also necessary.

Above all, marketers should be flexible enough to try new ideas if the olds ones fail.

What can social media marketers learn from Giovanbattista Cimmino?

Cimmino continuously shows us how to market creatively on social media. He uses social media to market some of the most interesting places in some of the world's largest cities. He runs several Instagram accounts for marketing Milan, Shanghai, Amalfi Coast, Paris and London.

In fact, most times people interested in visiting any of these cities rely on the info he provides!

Visit in Rione Monte, Rome, Italy.

His Instagram accounts don't just talk about the cities. They also provide information on:

  • Local restaurants
  • Accommodation
  • Events
  • Shops
  • Top attractions

Since he's active on Instagram, you can bet he posts stunning photos of the most beautiful attributes of all these cities. Each photo comes with a helpful caption under it to offer more information travelers can find useful. As impressive as that might seem, wait until you read a new strategy that Cimmino employs!

What strategy has Giovanbattista Cimmino employed?

Simple. He doesn't take all the photos you see on these IG accounts.

You're probably raising one of your eyebrows wondering how that is a mind-blowing strategy.

Well, every person has a unique perspective and way of telling a story. What might appear interesting to you might be of little interest to somebody else. By opening up his IG accounts so more people can post their photos, Giovanbattista Cimmino is offering his followers a chance to tell their own stories through the photos they take with their own cameras or smartphones.

He is offering them a sense of ownership.

He is making them feel a part of the project.

He invites professional and amateur photographers to do their thing and post the photos on the relevant IG account. Everybody has an equal chance of having their photos featured on the appropriate Instagram account that Cimmino operates. It costs the photographers nothing to have their work featured.

Has this strategy yielded any fruits?

Yes. Cimmino's IG accounts attract upwards of 2 million users each day. That's a large number and brands are quick to recognize the endless opportunities available to the, courtesy of these numbers. What is more, he has already been featured on several online platforms. He has the results to prove that his social media marketing strategy is working.

Can any brand dispute such results?

Aren't brands more likely to trust a marketer whose work speaks for itself?

He has been featured on:

  • BuzzFeed
  • playbuzz
  • Medium
  • MiNDS

Imagine how much exposure your brand will get when Cimmino features it on any of his Instagram accounts! Do you offer accommodation? Do you run a hotel or restaurant? Do you contribute to your city's vibrant nightlife? Do you have an upcoming event? Do you run a shop? Do you know of hidden attractions in your city that nobody has photographed yet?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you're a candidate for Cimmino's strategy.

The Instagram accounts he runs, which you should check now, include:

  • @thelondonlifeinc
  • @parismonamour
  • @amalficoast
  • @milano
  • @shanghailife

Visit those IG accounts to familiarize yourself with what goes on there.

Cimmino's team is huge. It comprises over 1,000 influencers, who post photos daily.

Brands should find creative ways of engaging with their clients on social media.

Brands should allow clients to tell their own stories too.

Brands should not be afraid to work with influencers to enhance their social media presence.

At least 30% of customers prefer interacting with brands via social media.

Therefore, it's imperative for brands to take their social media accounts seriously.


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9 Notable Differences Between The 'To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before' Movie and Book

A "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" movie and book comparison.


To All The Boys I've Loved Before has quite the following on social media and I decided to see if it lived up to the hype. Being a Netflix original movie, I knew it was going to be well produced, but would it compare to the book?

After reading the first book, I have to admit, I wasn't blown away. I like a corny teen romance as much as the next guy, but this one was not hitting all the marks like they usually do. After watching the movie, I still wasn't blown away. I heard this movie was so great so I thought that maybe this was the rare occurrence when the movie is better than the book. The book and movie weren't too different, but there definitely were unique in the ways they were presented.

*Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead.*

1. Josh buying his plane ticket to Scotland.


Book: Josh is hopelessly in love with Margot, but just wishes she wouldn't leave for college.

Movie: Josh is still hopelessly in love with Margot and buys a plane ticket to visit her in Scotland. Come on, Josh. It's desperate.

2. Fainting when she sees the first letter.


Book: Peter storms up to Lara Jean and gets upset that she thought he had an STD.

Movie: Faints dramatically on the track after he tries to politely reject her.

3. Peter's car.


Book: Peter Kavinsky is too cool for school he drives an Audi. He's supposed to be what all the girls want and who the guys want to be right?

Movie: Drives a jeep. Jeeps are nice but it's no Audi. Still gives him some "cool guy" points.

4. Gen was never a huge threat till the end of the book.


Book: The whole book we just heard rumors of Gen being a terrible person, but only in the last few chapters did she start scheming.

Movie: Tries to sabotage Lara Jean and Peter's "relationship" by consistently being the worst person in the world.

5. No friendship with Lucas.


Book: Lucas returned her letter and confessed to being gay but they only mentioned him one other time.

Movie: He was on Lara Jean's side about everything and was her only other friend beside Chris.

6. Peter never slept in Gen's room or gave her Lara's hair tie.


Book: Gen tried manipulating everything but never took Lara Jean's favorite hair tie from Peter. (If you didn't read the book that the last sentence is going to be really cringy for you).

Movie: The reason they broke up was that he still went back to Gen's room and Gen has her hair tie. Silly Peter.

7. Father-daughter bonding moment in the diner.


Book: You knew all the Song sisters took too much responsibility for each other and they all had to grow up pretty quick after their mom died. Margot was basically in charge of everyone's lives, but the father never mentioned feeling guilty about letting the girls grow up too fast.

Movie: Dad takes Lara Jean to the diner to help cheer her up and he talks about memories with her mom. Actually, one scene that I really wished was in the book.

8. No car accident.


Book: Lara Jean and Peter meet because of the car crash she gets in. That's how Peter is introduced besides being the popular jock that everyone loved.

Movie: First time they talk is when he gets his letter. Where is the sweet scene that shows Peter is a good guy beneath his cool guy persona?

9. No cliffhanger.


Book: Lara Jean and Peter are broken up but Lara Jean wants to make an effort to fix things so she starts another letter. That's it. We don't know if those crazy kids work things out.

Movie: They end up together. I know, it's a corny teen movie, of course, they have to have a happy ending.

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