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2017 TEDxBeaconStreet Interview with Mike Platco. In 2014, Mike unexpectedly became Snapchat famous and everything changed. Three years as a social media influencer and content creator have taught Mike a valuable lesson: Famous or not, a career as a social media creator is fun only if you love storytelling. Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube – it’s all just people telling stories and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be telling your own.


About the Speaker

Mike Platco

Mike Platco

Mike Platco is a vertical filmmaker and social media influencer with an audience of over half a million. Although originally gaining notoriety for his elaborate Snapchat drawings, Mike has become one of the platforms leading advocates for storytelling. His branded and personal projects focus on illustrating the versatility and power of storytelling in social media and are frequently supplemented with behind the scenes content that shares his process and encourages the audience to be creators as well.