What The Beatles taught me about social media

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Last month while in Las Vegas my wife and I were lucky enough to catch the Love Show at The Mirage.  For those of you who don’t know, the love show is Cirque du Soleil meets The Beatles.  During the show I was flushed with memories of my parents when I was a kid.   I grew up listening to their music and never realized it.

Since we’ve returned from our trip we can’t seem to get enough of them.  There’s been quite a big buzz around them with the latest release of Rock Band.  In the last two weeks we’ve consumed hours of their music, watched countless TV shows, and even  bought a CD (their catalog isn’t available on iTunes so we had to go old school.)   I guess you could say we got into our own mini Beatlemania.

What’s most amazing is this group from fifty years ago still has the ability to Rock Me.  These guys were more than just a band, they were influencers.  They created trends in music and clothing which the masses eagerly followed.

This made me think, Am I setting trends in Social Media?

Social Media allows us to reach more people then we ever could before.  The first step to being a trendsetter is to make sure the quality of what you do is something to be proud of.  The Beatles didn’t make hits by thinking about what the fans would like, they made hits that their fans liked.

  • Thanks for saying so well what has been a shared recent experience! I so enjoyed seeing LOVE at the Mirage, however I saw it in late 07 when it first opened while I was attending the NAR convention. What a thrill! Also, it strirred in me so much happiness and also I bought more cds and reestablished my Beatles library! GREAT happy joyful poignant music. My 9 year old grandson went to school today wearing a BEATLES tshirt. He adores their music, quizzes me constantly regarding trivia and LOVES to watch their movie HELP! It is such fun. For Christmas he will be recieving the WII BEATLES package deal, guitar and drums included! The beat goes on, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!

  • Thanks for saying so well what has been a shared recent experience! I so enjoyed seeing LOVE at the Mirage, however I saw it in late 07 when it first opened while I was attending the NAR convention. What a thrill! Also, it strirred in me so much happiness and also I bought more cds and reestablished my Beatles library! GREAT happy joyful poignant music. My 9 year old grandson went to school today wearing a BEATLES tshirt. He adores their music, quizzes me constantly regarding trivia and LOVES to watch their movie HELP! It is such fun. For Christmas he will be recieving the WII BEATLES package deal, guitar and drums included! The beat goes on, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!

  • And so The Beatles pass on to another generation. They were truly ahead of their time.

  • And so The Beatles pass on to another generation. They were truly ahead of their time.

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  • It was 1963, Oh yeh, Rock and Roll was peaking, Elvis was at his best and ready for the Army, but then the Beatles rolled over to the US. : Things changed, People of all ages got in conversation like never before to figure out them but more importantly, we started to figure out each other, yes social media was born.

  • It was 1963, Oh yeh, Rock and Roll was peaking, Elvis was at his best and ready for the Army, but then the Beatles rolled over to the US. : Things changed, People of all ages got in conversation like never before to figure out them but more importantly, we started to figure out each other, yes social media was born.

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  • That’s great Mitch. It certainly showcased the power of “Social Media,” didn’t it?

  • That’s great Mitch. It certainly showcased the power of “Social Media,” didn’t it?

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  • abren

    I love The Beatles, too.