I recently had the opportunity to interview Scott Martin who’s the Executive Vice President of 321fame. 321fame is the world’s showcase site for undiscovered talent to show off their talent and get discovered.
1. Where did the name “321fame” originate from?
3,2,1 is a countdown. With a countdown you have so many things that can happen at the end of it…. Will people love my music or my talent? Will my video go viral? So many things can happen. It all starts right at the end of 3,2,1 – it’s a name that is exciting and that everyone will have a different feeling towards.
2. Why was this product built, and how long did it take to build?
The idea of 321fame was first brainstormed at the end of 2012. In the months following, we had a team working on the programming and putting our dreams to work. We built 321fame to be the internet’s most comprehensive showcase for talent from across the world. For the moment, 321fame is the only site that combines a celebration of talent with a strict anti-bullying policy to ensure that its members can grow, encourage and learn from each other at no cost.
3. Are there any cool success stories to share as a result of your users leveraging 321fame?
I would love to say yes but it’s hard to tell at this time due to all the different types of social media. We have found many talented people from all over the globe that just want to have a place to share their talent. Our focus is to help people get their name out in the public eye and if we can help even a little, we have succeeded.
4. How does your team attract new users to initially use, and continue to use your website over time?
Word of mouth is our major attraction. Personally interacting with our members via social media and having engagement with people really attract people to our site. People like interaction no matter how small it might be and having a place that will help promote for free is inviting. We are always looking for new ways to promote our members. Finding companies like Acanac and Spidvid, and promoting a Bully-Free message, always helps to keep members active at 321fame.com.
5. Are any mobile apps being planned for 321fame?
Not at this time.
6. What does the future hold for 321fame?
We obviously have high hopes for 321fame.com and its members. We are working in conjunction with Acanac to provide a streaming IPTV all over Canada. Acanac IPTV will have an available selection for their subscriber’s to access 321fame from the comforts of their home entrainment system.
7. Tell us about one of your infamous co-founders, Georges Laraque. How has he transitioned from NHL player to entrepreneur?
As a father and someone who was bullied as a youth, Laraque sees the value of a showcase for talent that is free from bullying. According to Georges “The point of this website is, ultimately, to help individuals grow their talents and achieve success. That can’t happen when people are saying horrible things about you in a hurtful way.”
8. Where can a new user go and sign up to use 321 Fame?
If a user would like more exposure at no cost, they can visit 321fame.com. The user can sign up with their Facebook account or email. The process doesn’t take long at all.
We thank Scott for taking the time to share 321fame with us, and wish him and his team all the best going forward!
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