Is This the End for Snapchat?

Jake Boucher
4 min readNov 28, 2017

Personally, I love Snapchat. I would much rather use Snapchat stories than Facebook stories and Instagram stories. No knock on those 2 platforms, but I think Snapchat stories is much sleeker and more user friendly than the latter (unless it’s the Android version of Snapchat which is just awful).

Evan Spiegel (Snapchat founder) has to figure out the best strategy for improving their product as a whole. Instagram and Facebook have replicated Snapchat stories but with a little bit of a twist. Instagram and Facebook stories are starting to gain more traction among the key Snapchat demo, but I am not sure if they will completely take it over. Only time will tell.

Snapchat demographic

Is Snapchat the lost art in social media marketing? Well let’s lay out the groundwork. If your target audience is between the ages of 15 and 30, then yes, Snapchat is the lost art of social media marketing.

The majority of businesses have their attention on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Most brands and businesses completely ignore Snapchat because they simply don’t know how to use it to market their product/service.

If your target audience is in the 15–30 range, then you have to be on Snapchat. No excuses.

On the other hand, if your target audience is not in this demographic, you don’t necessarily have to use Snapchat, but I suggest you should be on this platform. Whenever you post a story on Instagram, post the same thing on Snapchat or vice versa. It’s that simple.

With time, the older generation will eventually migrate over to Snapchat as well. You’ve seen it with Facebook, and Twitter, and now it’s starting to show on Instagram. This very well could happen with Snapchat if Facebook and Instagram don’t completely take over Snapchat.

One piece of advice to you is to pay attention to what is going on with the major platforms and also the up and coming platforms. Snapchat might not be here in 3 years time thanks to Facebook and Instagram.

Again, I’m talking about the present, if you’re in the 15–30 demographic, you must be on Snapchat.

Snapchat marketing

One statistic from illustrates just how vital Snapchat can be for any…

Jake Boucher

Realtor with Lamacchia Realty in Massachusetts