The year 2015 was the year of the Snapchat Story. There was a time in which Snapchat took us on a tour of a new city or to a new event every single day. In December 2019, that is no longer the case. You can search around on the Snapchat Map and find things, but nothing like back in 2015 when one of the main stories was always a compilation of views from cities, festivals or major events.
Some of the most interesting “news of the day” I get is through the featured Snapchat Story. I cannot find any resources that are documenting these stories or sharing photos so I figured I might as well do it. Below you will find links and information on the Snapchat Stories that are featured or highlighted on the Snapchat app.
November 19th, 2015 – Martinque Life – Most people probably did not know about this small island in the Caribbean until Snapchat did a story on it. Now kids from all over the world will be looking to plan a vacation soon!
November 18th, 2015 – Dominican Republic Life – If you are a fan of the mountains and beaches this was a great Snapchat story for you. We learned much more about the Dominican Republic while also getting to see some of the most amazing sights of this part of the world.
November 17th, 2015 – England vs France Soccer – This was a very unusual Snapchat sporting event as many of the videos and pictures were for those praying for Paris rather than the event itself. England ended up winning the game.
November 17th, 2015 – Trinidad and Tobago Life – The second day of the week of islands was in Trinidad and Tobago. This was a story full of interesting monkeys, crabs and people. If you enjoy the island life these are stories you will enjoy.
November 16th, 2015 – Barbados Life – A few months ago Snapchat had a week of islands and we get to experience that again as it gets colder here in the United States. The week of islands kicked off with Barbados.
November 15th, 2015 – Renaissance Life – Over the last few months there have been a number of city life stories but now Snapchat is starting to get into ways or life or different periods in which people lived. Farm life was a good one but I liked Renaissance Life even more.
November 13th, 2015 – Los Angeles Life – This week has been quite slow when it comes to Snapchat stories. In fact, there was a time when there were zero official stories available. This is to be expected as there were some huge updates with the release of the new Snapchat app on Friday, November 13th, 2015.
November 12th, 2015 – Mexico City Life – This was a continuation of the Snapchat city life series. Interestingly, Snapchat decided to go to Mexico City between Atlanta and Los Angeles. I am not certain why they would do this.
November 11th, 2015 – Diwali Life – The Festival of Lights that takes place in India is a holiday that is celebrated around the globe. We had the opportunity to see some amazing fireworks and beautiful flowers in this Snapchat story.
November 11th, 2015 – Atlanta Life – The Snapchat city life series comes to the southern part of the United States with the first US stop for “this tour” being in Atlanta. There were some videos from the Georgia Aquarium and a video of someone hitting balls at TopGolf.
November 10th, 2015 – Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Filming – For anyone that loves underwear models this was the Snapchat story for you. There were dozens of videos of the latest fashion trends for women’s sexy underwear. We also got to hear songs from Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding.
November 10th, 2015 – Republican Rager Debate – The Republican candidates were in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for debate number four tonight. These debates are becoming a little redundant in my eyes and I would imagine other Snapchat users feel the same way.
November 9th, 2015, 2015 – Vancouver Life – In one of the best city life series stories I have seen we had the opportunity to explore in and around Vancouver from the palm of our hand. If you enjoy the great outdoors you loved this Snapchat story.
November 9th, 2015, 2015 – Glamour Women of 2015 – This was a Snapchat story that highlighted the women of 2015 including Ivanka Trump, Victoria Beckham and Caitlyn Jenner. For those that enjoy these types of events and award shows this was a good one.
November 6th, 2015 – Hyderabad Life – We continue our trip through Asia and today we get to see the Indian city of Hyderabad. It was interesting to see the ways in which this part of the world is much different than the United States.
November 5th, 2015 – Karachi Life – This was a continuation of the city life Snapchat series as we head into Pakistan. It will be interesting when this series starts to make its way to North America and South America. In the meantime, enjoy your time in Asia.
November 4th, 2015 – CMA Awards – If you are a country music fan, this is a Snapchat story you will absolutely love. Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Maddie and Tae, Justin Timberlake and Fall Out Boy were all featured in this Snapchat story.
November 3rd, 2015 – Melbourne Cup – In one of the biggest horse racing events of the year we saw a female jockey win the Melbourne Cup. If you are a fan or horse racing and the general atmosphere around horse racing this was a Snapchat story you would enjoy.
November 3rd, 2015 – US Election Day – We are going to see more and more political Snapchat stories as the presidential election is close to one year away. Look for local politicians to spend money on Snapchat trying to build a younger audience that will be voting in 2016.
November 3rd, 2015 – National Sandwich Day – While most people may not realize it, Snapchat is changing the way we celebrate holidays. Those who didn’t know likely went to their local sandwich shop to get something to eat for lunch and dinner because of the Snapchat story.
November 3rd, 2015 – Tokyo Life – We continue to travel around the world through Snapchat and on November 3rd we head to Tokyo, Japan. It was Culture Day during this Snapchat story which made it even more interesting.
November 2nd, 2015 – KC Royals Win the World Series – After every major sporting event Snapchat is now creating an “on the ground” video tour of what is going on. In my opinion, this is a fantastic use of the Snapchat app.
November 2nd, 2015 – Mumbai Life – The 17th installment of the Snapchat city life series is Mumbai, India. We learned a great deal about Indian food and the preparation for the holiday Diwali. If you have never tried authentic Indian food I would highly recommend it.
November 1st, 2015 – Dia de Los Muertos – Today I learned that this is the Mexican version of Halloween but the celebration lasts for two days with one of the days being for adults and the other day being for children. There were plenty of interesting facts displayed on the videos of this Snapchat story.
November 1st, 2015 – TCS NYC Marathon – Any type of major event in New York City always brings media attention. On the first day of November we had the opportunity to watch the NYC Marathon from the palm of our hands on Snapchat.
November 1st, 2015 – Awesome Halloween Costumes – There were a handful of Snapchat stories for Halloween with this one focused solely on costumes. If you are a fan of dressing up for Halloween this is the story for you. Raleigh Orthodontist Jason Gladwell and his office dressed up and had their costumes featured!
October 31st, 2015 – Happy Halloween – This was a Snapchat story devoted to all things Halloween. I imagine we will see one for every single holiday in the future. Look for stories on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Valentine’s Day in the very near future.
October 31st, 2015 – Rugby World Cup Final – While I am a huge sports fan rugby is not my thing. If you are a rugby fan of New Zealand you would thoroughly enjoy this story as New Zealand ending up beating Australia 34-17 to take the 2015 World Cup title.
October 28th, 2015 – Republican Rumble Debate – The third Republican debate takes place in Boulder, Colorado. This is going to be a very important debate for both Ben Carson and Donald Trump. It will be fun to watch from behind the scenes with Snapchat.
October 26th, 2015 – Oslo Life – In the last few days we have traveled throughout much of Europe. Our European vacation continues today as we go to Oslo. While this is not a city that I desire to go it was fun to see it from the palm of my hand.
October 25th, 2015 – MTV Europe Music Awards – Snapchat and music go hand in hand these days. Any major concert or festival has a Snapchat story. Music Award events bring over 10 million viewers. I think we will see this number grow as Snapchat continues to grow.
October 23rd, 2015 – Madrid Life – This is the second time we have visited Madrid, Spain in the last few months on Snapchat. Overall, this is an amazing city but I do wonder if Snapchat is going to go into some of the smaller towns and cities throughout the world.
October 22nd, 2015 – Farm Live: Vine to Wine – This was a really need Snapchat Story as it showed the steps of grapes going from the vine to wine. There were some great videos and pictures for those that love to consume and enjoy a glass of wine.
October 22nd, 2015 – Dublin Life – Dublin Fashion Week was going on during this particular Snapchat Story. There were also a handful of other great videos of places to eat and drink in this part of the world. While I have never been to Ireland I think it would be a fantastic place to visit to play golf.
October 21st, 2015 – Athens Life – After going through Paris and Barcelona we head to Athens, Greece. I was a little bit displeased with this Snapchat story as I think Athens has a lot more to offer. That said, we did get to see some great views from Athens.
October 20th, 2015 – Barcelona Life – A day after one of the best city stories ever Snapchat takes us to Barcelona, Spain. Having been a young child during the 1992 Olympics this is a part of the world that has a lot of memories for me. The Dream Team rolled through the Olympics in Barcelona as the best basketball team ever.
October 19th, 2015 – Paris Life – In what will be one of the most popular Snapchat stories ever the world had the opportunity to visit Paris in the palm of their hand, or on their lap. Most would agree that this was one of the most ideal places for Snapchat to do a story.
October 14th, 2015 – Zurich Life – As sports and politics continues to headline the news there are still a number of great Snapchat stories that are focused on different cities throughout the world. I honestly wonder if this gets more users in that particular city to download the app for the first time.
October 13th, 2015 – Democratic Candidate Presidential Debate – There are going to be a number of these moving forward and in the first one it was basically Hillary Clinton vs Bernie Sanders. We will likely see Joe Biden in upcoming debates but he was not a part of this one.
October 13th, 2015 – Krakow Life – With many other major events going on in the United States it was interesting to see the city life series go to Krakow, Poland today. There were some great videos of the different buildings and customs in this part of Europe.
October 12th, 2015 – Cosmo and the Kardashians – This was a Snapchat story that celebrated the birthday of the Cosmopolitan brand. While the Kardashians were in the title of the Snapchat story I did not seem them at all in the actually videos.
October 12th, 2015 – Budapest Life – The Snapchat city life series continues to move around the world as today we had the opportunity to experience Budapest. There were many interesting things I learned about Budapest including that they speak a language that is one of the hardest to learn.
October 11th, 2015 – A3C Atlanta Hip Hop Festival – Anyone that has been to Atlanta, Georgia knows there is a huge influence on the overall hip hop community. Some of the most popular rappers in the United States were performing at this conference and festival over the weekend.
October 11th, 2015 – Bank of America Chicago Marathon – On a Sunday in which the NFL was the focus of most sports fans there were plenty that were interested in the Chicago Marathon. This event happened before it started to get really cold in this part of the United States.
October 10th, 2015 – West Virginia vs Oklahoma State – Well, it looks as if the Snapchat home team curse may be back. This week we saw the Oklahoma State Cowboys go into Morgantown, West Virginia and beat the Mountaineers. The game went into overtime and it was quite fun to watch through the Snapchat story.
October 10th, 2015 – Million Man March – Prior to the Snapchat story on the Million Man March I didn’t even know this event existed. I think more and more of the younger generations are learning quite a bit about the different events throughout the world through Snapchat.
October 10th, 2015 – CONCACAF USA vs Mexico Soccer – During college football and NFL season most people are not thinking about soccer in the United States. That said, there are still a large number of diehard fans that will want to beat Mexico.
October 9th, 2015 – Istanbul Life – The life city series continues and this time we head to Istanbul. We learned quite a bit about both Europe and Asia in this particular Snapchat story. Even though Snapchat is inking deals with publishers, bands and music venues I think the life city series is very important to the company.
October 9th, 2015 – NYC Comic Con – Being a huge comic book fan I can tell you that comic book conventions are awesome. In this Snapchat story we got to see plenty of characters from the Walking Dead, Star Wars and Pretty Little Liars. I did not see any Deadpool characters which is unfortunate.
October 9th, 2015 – Texas State Fair – In the state of Texas the state fair is a very big deal. During the state fair the University of Texas takes on Oklahoma University in the Red River Rivalry. There are plenty of other events, concerts and food options during the Texas state fair.
October 8th, 2015 – Latin AMAs – This was the first annual Latin AMA show and Snapchat was all over it. There were some fantastic red carpet videos and pictures. While I am very uneducated about Latin music this was a fun Snapchat story to watch.
October 7th, 2015 – NHL Opening Night – The NHL season started with the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the New York Rangers. The defending Stanley Cup champions lost the game but they did get to raise the championship banner.
October 7th, 2015 – News: Columbia, SC Flooding – Not long after the city of Columbia, SC flooded there were thousands of people without a home. This Snapchat story gave us a birds eye view of all the damage. There were some surreal videos and pictures of the floods.
October 7th, 2015 – Doha Life – We continue in the Middle East with this city life story. We are learning about the lifestyles and riches of some of these oil cities. It has been fun to see these cities from afar so we don’t have to spend thousands and hours getting there.
October 6th, 2015 – Irbid Life – I have never been to Jordan and I was uneducated about this part of the country prior to today. I quickly learned that the climate in Irbid is very close to that of the United States. The fall colors were quite beautiful.
October 6th, 2015 – Campaign Battleground 2016 – We have yet another Snapchat story related to politics. This one featured Hillary Clinton and a number of the Democratic candidates. Look for many more of these as we head into the 2016 presidential election.
October 5th, 2015 – Dubai Life – The life city series continues and this time we head to Dubai. For those that remember, prior to the credit crisis, this was the place where all the big money was going. Tiger Woods was always over there investing huge amounts. Today, it is back on solid ground with some amazing hotels and resorts.
October 4th, 2015 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – The summer concert season is coming to a close but there are still a few events that are going to be featured on Snapchat. If you are a music or festival lover you absolutely must download the Snapchat app.
October 4th, 2015 – News: Flash Floods – Snapchat is now the place to go for breaking news. Instead of watching your local news or checking out Twitter you can now hop on Snapchat and get live videos of all the events. This particular Snapchat story showed just how damaging the rain was to cities like Columbia, South Carolina.
October 4th, 2015 – Bayern vs Dortmund – With Oktoberfest getting going in Germany it comes as no surprise that Snapchat is sharing some of the major events in this part of the world. On any weekend, soccer is a huge part of life for many people throughout the world. This is almost always the case for sports fans in Germany.
October 4th, 2015 – Hot Air Balloon Fest – This is a yearly event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Snapchat offered us a glimpse into this festival as thousands of people enjoyed a fun and exciting Sunday afternoon.
October 3rd, 2015 – Teen Vogue Young Hollywood – This is sure to be a very popular story amongst the younger Snapchat audience. Snapchat and Conde Nast now have a deal so I expect to see a number of Conde Nast related events in the very near future.
October 3rd, 2015 – Mississippi State vs Texas A&M – The Snapchat home team curse is officially over. Both Texas A&M and Clemson won at home on Saturday. If you are a diehard college football fan this is a Snapchat story you will need to watch.
October 3rd, 2015 – Notre Dame vs Clemson – This was a great college football game on Saturday night. With the rain pouring down, two of the best teams in college football tried to get the win. Ultimately, Clemson won 24-22 at home in Death Valley.
October 3rd, 2015 – Australian Football Grand Final – Snapchat introduced us to a different brand of football with the Australian rules football final. The Hawthorn Hawks ended up winning their third straight championship and we had the opportunity to see it all over the world.
October 3rd, 2015 – Homecoming the Dance – After the Homecoming Football game Snapchat story there was a homecoming dance story. This one featured high school dances throughout the United States. Most of us can remember our homecoming queen and homecoming dance. This brought back a few memories.
October 2nd, 2015 – Homecoming The Game – There is a Homecoming Dance and a Homecoming Game Snapchat story this weekend. Obviously, high school football fans throughout the country enjoyed every second of this particular Snapchat story.
October 2nd, 2015 – Fashion Month Finale – There have been quite a few Snapchat stories for models and fashion week/month. This was the grand finale with a number of great videos and pictures of the Dior show.
September 29th, 2015 – Farm Life: Worldwide – I predicted we would see many more Snapchat stories of small towns and that is exactly what has happened. This was a great story if you grew up in the country and enjoy animals and farming.
September 28th, 2015 – Party in the Sukkah – I didn’t even realize Sukkot was a thing until today. Snapchat has become a way to educate individuals about different cultures and different events throughout the world.
September 27th, 2015 – Supermoon Eclipse – This was an fun Snapchat story that allowed us to see people throughout the world trying to view the Supermoon eclipse. It was overcast on the eastern coast of the United States so we had to watch it through the Snapchat story.
September 26th, 2015 – TCU vs Texas Tech – Another home team takes a loss. This puts the home teams at 1-3 this year if they are hosting a Snapchat story. This was a great game and fun to watch through the eyes of the fans at the game.
September 26th, 2015 – UCLA vs Arizona – And another one bites the dust. If your home team is featured on Snapchat you are going to lose the game. It is unreal how many home teams have now lost in a row. I will start tracking this from here on out.
September 26th, 2015 – The Pope is Here – With the pope arriving in Washington, DC this week it comes as no surprise that Snapchat has a national story for all Snapchat users to watch on the weekend. If you are Catholic or interested in Pope Frances at all this was a fun story to watch.
September 26th, 2015 – TomorrowWorld – One of the biggest EDM concerts in the world takes place every single year just outside of Atlanta. If you love electronic dance music this Snapchat story was awesome. There were plenty of artists that took part in this story.
September 24th, 2015 – La Merce Giants and Human Towers – This is an event/party that happens in Barcelona, Spain every single year. Prior to the Snapchat story I didn’t even know this was a thing. It looks as if the human towers competition is one of the last events of the party.
September 21st, 2015 – Burberry Fashion Show – This will likely be a very popular Snapchat story as it featured a number of extremely popular fashion models. Kate Moss was even included. If you like fashion and the latest trends this was your type of Snapchat story.
September 21st, 2015 – World Peace Day – If you were not aware of World Peace Day now you are. There were a number of great videos from different parts of the world depicting what individuals do to promote peace. This was a great story for a great cause.
September 20th, 2015 – Emmys – We all knew this was coming. Honestly, Snapchat just keeps getting better and better when it comes to award shows and one time events. This was a very well done story and I look forward to the next major event on Snapchat.
September 19th, 2015 – Back to College – I did not realize there were two prior episodes of this particular Snapchat story. We are already on the third episode of the Back to College Snapchat stories. In this video we saw college students enjoy concerts and first weekend events.
September 19th, 2015 – 200 MPH in Singapore – This was an F1 race Snapchat Story from Marina Bay, Singapore. If you are a fan of fast cars and racing this was a fun Snapchat story to watch. There were even a handful of videos by fans right beside the track.
September 19th, 2015 – Ole Miss vs Alabama – In one of the biggest college football games of the early season we had the opportunity to see the behind the scenes of this game at Bryant Denny Stadium. Alabama ended up losing to Ole Miss for the second straight year and we were able to see the celebration in the Ole Miss locker room.
September 15th, 2015 – Celebra Independence Day – This was the celebration of Independence Day for the countries of Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Mexico. It is interesting that the Independence Day of these counties is either on the 15th or 16th but the Snapchat story lumped them all together.
September 15th, 2015 – Bali – The week of islands continues with Bali. This is an island in the Indian Ocean that is actually part of Indonesia. If you have ever wanted to truly go to a tropical island this is a great choice. The Snapchat story was full of waterfalls and beautiful beaches.
September 14th, 2015 – Jamaica – This was the first location for the week of islands. It looks like Snapchat is going to try to do a “week of” quite a bit in the near future. If you love waterfalls and the caribbean lifestyle you will absolutely love this Snapchat story.
September 13th, 2015 – New York Fashion Show – It looks as if this is going to be a week long story with each day having a different theme or set of designers. I am very uneducated about New York Fashion Week but it is obviously big enough for Snapchat to have a daily story all week.
September 13th, 2015 – NFL Sundays – Each and every Sunday during the fall we are going to watch NFL games on TV and the fans reactions through Snapchat. I would expect this to bring many more users to Snapchat as NFL fans love to see a different perspective.
September 12th, 2015 – Mayweather’s Last Fight – This was a Snapchat story most people saw coming. Although this was not the biggest fight of Floyd Mayweather’s career it could be his last. For that reason, Snapchat was more than happy to promote this event through a Snapchat story.
September 12th, 2015 – College Football – This week we got to see the fan’s point of view of Michigan vs Oregon State, Oregon vs Michigan and BYU vs Boise State. Every single week there are some great videos and pictures on Snapchat for the college football Saturday events.
September 12th, 2015 – US Open Women’s Final – This was a very exciting women’s final even though Serena Williams was not going for the calendar Grand Slam. The winner ended up announcing her retirement after she accepted her trophy.
September 11th, 2015 – Varsity Nights – Snapchat changed Friday Night Lights to Varsity Nights for branding reasons. This week we got to see high school football games on both Friday night and Saturday afternoon. This is one of the best Snapchat story series they have done.
September 10th, 2015 – Russia – It looks as if the final country in the One Week of Countries will be Russia. I cannot imagine Snapchat will be doing it next week. This was a great one to conclude with as there were plenty of great videos of the different buildings and areas in Russia.
September 10th, 2015 – Summer of Love – I am not really certain what this is. Is it a concert or just a hippy festival? If you know please feel free to comment on the article linked.
September 9th, 2015 – Montenegro – The one week of countries Snapchat series continues. This time we go to Montenegro and learn more about hostels, parties and some of the fun activities in this part of Europe.
September 9th, 2015 – Campaign 2016 Iran Deal – Today Snapchat gave us a glimpse of all the political candidate rallies throughout the United States. The Iran Deal is on the minds of many and this was the hot topic of debate. No matter what side you are on it is safe to say these Snapchat stories are opening the eyes and minds of many.
September 8th, 2015 – Slovakia – This is the second country in the week of countries Snapchat story series. If you are looking to learn more about different cultures I would strongly suggest checking out some of the stories this week.
Septemer 7th, 2015 – Armenia – This is the first Snapchat Story of the weekly country series. Over the next few days we will get to learn much more about the different countries of the world.
September 6th, 2015 – Happy Labor Day – Snapchat is now doing national stories for holidays in the United States. The Labor Day story included a number of pictures and videos of those on boats throughout the country. It will be exciting to see the Halloween Snapchat story on October 31st, 2015.
September 6th, 2015 – Bumbershoot – One of the biggest Labor Day weekend concert events is Bumbershoot in Seattle, Washington. There were some very big names including Hozier, Faith No More, Ellie Goulding and Cake at this event.
September 5th, 2015 – Electric Zoo – This is the electronic summer concert festival in New York. I know very little about this type of music so click the link to find out more.
September 5th, 2015 – College Football – As expected, the first weekend of the college football season was huge for Snapchat. Millions of diehard Snapchat and college football fans got to go behind the scenes of the biggest games of the day.
September 4th, 2015 – Nocturnal Wonderland – This is a disco music festival in San Bernardino. If you enjoyed the summer music concerts on Snapchat you will likely enjoy this story as well.
September 4th, 2015 – Friday Night Lights – Just as I predicted, Snapchat highlighted some of the bigger high school football games of the night on the live story. This will likely be a weekly thing as it mentioned this was just episode 1 at the beginning of the story. Check out Allen, Texas and more.
September 3rd, 2015 – Safari Life – After Farm Life yesterday we get to enjoy Safari Life today. Once again, I think this is a push by Snapchat to get more users from small towns and small areas of the world.
September 2nd, 2015 – Back to High School – This story was a little bit disappointing as there were not that many high schools represented. In fact, there was only one high school on the east coast represented and that was with the last picture of the story.
September 2nd, 2015 – Farm Life – In a day in which there was an Animal Rescue Snapchat Story there was also a Farm Life Snapchat Story. I think we will see a lot more small town type stories in the near future as this is a demographic Snapchat is going after.
September 2nd, 2015 – Animal Rescue – If you are an animal and/or pet lover this was a great Snapchat story for you. There were a number of dogs and cats that are up for adoption that were featured. The Snapchat story also showed the actual location of the animal.
July 2nd, 2015
- Regatta on the Thames
- Bogota Life
July 1st, 2015
- Munich Life
June 25th, 2015
- Marbles Tournament
June 24th, 2015
- Voss Extreme
June 23rd, 2015
- Portland Life
June 22nd, 2015
- French Riviera Life
June 21st, 2015
- 2015 MMVAs
- Father’s Day
- Summer is Here!
June 20th, 2015
- Dragon Boat Festival
June 19th, 2015
- Boston Life
- Charleston Strong
- Warriors Parade
June 18th, 2015
- Summer Theme Parks
- Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Art in Basel
June 18th, 2015 – Stanley Cup Parade – After winning the 2015 Stanley Cup the City of Chicago put on a parade for their Chicago Blackhawks. This Snapchat Story featured videos of players from their Android and iPhones. That was a unique perspective for fans to see.
June 17th, 2015 – Zurich Life – The Snapchat Life city series continues and this time we take a trip to Switzerland. There were quite a few videos and pictures of food, especially chocolate. There were also some unique places that we got to visit from our phones.
June 16th, 2015 – Warriors Win It NBA Finals – This was the first true in the moment Snapchat Story I have seen. As soon as the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavs for the NBA Finals Snapchat published a story for all fans to share videos and pictures.
June 16th, 2015 – Miami Life – The Snapchat Life City series continues to Miami Beach. There were plenty of great videos of those enjoying the beautiful weather in Miami. While it is smoking hot in the southeast Miami is experiencing wonderful weather.
June 16th, 2015 – Ascot Hats & Horses – This was a Snapchat Story showing those in Ascot enjoying the horse races. Many of the stories and pictures were girls and young women wearing the big hats that have become common in major horse racing events.
June 15th, 2015 – Campaign 2016 Jeb Bush – First was Hillary and now Jeb Bush. A Clinton running against a Bush for the presidency? I think I have seen this movie before. It will be fun to watch this presidential race unfold on Snapchat and other social media sites.
June 15th, 2015 – Doha Life – This one was a surprise for me because I didn’t even know where Doha was. After watching the Snapchat Story I quickly realized Doha is the capital of Qatar and will be the location for the 2022 World Cup.
June 14th, 2015 – College World Series – The College World Series has kicked off in Omaha, Nebraska and Arkansas, Cal State Fullerton, Florida, LSU, TCU, Miami, Vanderbilt and Virginia will be playing for the title. This Snapchat Story started with the first few games so it will be interesting to see how long it lasts.
June 13th, 2015 – Bonnaroo – The summer concert series continues and this time we go to Bonnaroo. This is a fun event that happens in Tennessee. I was fortunate enough to find someone that had a video uploaded to this Snapchat Story and I am tracking the views here.
June 13th, 2015 – Hello, Hillary 2016 – This was the first many political Snapchat Story I have seen. I look for many, many more in the near future. Every single candidate knows the younger voters are on Snapchat 24/7 so they are going to do their best to reach out to this audience.
June 12th, 2015 – CMA Music Festival – This was one of the best concert/music Snapchat Stories I have ever seen. The Snapchat team did a great job of bringing together some of the best songs and musical talents. I will be interested to see if anything will be able to top this one during the summer months.
June 12th, 2015 – Copenhagen Life – In this particular Snapchat Story we learned more about Copenhagen, Denmark. It was the beginning of summer in Copenhagen so we got to see a lot of people enjoying the water and even a few other outdoor activities.
June 10th, 2015 – Bengaluru Life – The life city series took us to India today. I am a huge fan of Indian food and we got to see plenty of pictures and videos of south Indian cuisines. We also got to see an early morning round of golf in India. This was a cool life Snapchat Story in my opinion.
June 9th, 2015 – NBA Finals Game 3 – This was one of the best NBA Basketball games in recent history. In fact, it was one of the most highly watched sporting events of the year. Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the hard charging Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors to take Game 3 of the series.
June 9th, 2015 – Summer Eurotrip – Well, the kids are out of college and they have no desire to get a job so they are backpacking through Europe. This is a unique Snapchat Story as it has multiple locations. I would imagine Snapchat is going to feature several different locations throughout the entire summer and recent graduates are enjoying their summer before starting a big boy and big girl job.
June 9th, 2015 – Auckland Life – Over the last few days there have been quite a few different city life Snapchat Stories. This time Snapchat took us to New Zealand to enjoy some of the unique sights and sounds of this part of the world.
June 8th, 2015 – Liverpool Life – The Snapchat Life city series continues and this time we get to go to Liverpool. We had the opportunity to see both lions and ostriches in this particular story. I would imagine we will get to see some soccer later in the day as well.
June 7th, 2015 – Tony Awards – I enjoyed this Snapchat Story quite a bit as it featured Bryan Cranston who played Walter White on Breaking Bad, Kendall Jenner and the Jersey Boys. If you enjoy Broadway Musicals you have to absolutely love the Tony Awards.
June 7th, 2015 – CatCon LA – Who knew there was a convention solely for cats and cat owners. Lil Bub was the highlight of this Snapchat Story but there were plenty of other great videos of cats. The robotic cat was pretty cool too.
June 7th, 2015 – Summer X Games – I am not a huge extreme sports fan but I am certain there are many of them on Snapchat. This Snapchat Story featured Metallica, Tony Hawk and other well know skateboards and bikers.
June 7th, 2015 – Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon – Although I thought this was a movie or a TV show it was in fact a major triathlon that happens in San Francisco. It seems that Snapchat is putting plenty of emphasis on the San Francisco, Los Angeles and NYC area. This makes sense as these are some of the most highly populated areas of the country.
June 7th, 2015 – Hot 97 Summer Jam – This was a Snapchat Story of a major rap concert in MetLife Stadium. Some of the big names at the event included Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj.
June 6th, 2015 – Governor’s Ball – While I love summer concert events this was not my favorite. Some of the bigger acts were Drake and Florence and the Machine. In all reality, there are much better concert festivals that will take place of the next few months.
June 6th, 2015 – Belmont Stakes – We have a Triple Crown winner and millions of fans saw it or found out through Snapchat. American Pharoah will go down as one of the best race horses in history and it will be the first major sporting event that is consumed completely on Snapchat. It will be interesting to see if this continues to be the trend.
June 6th, 2015 – Capital STB Concert – This was a fun concert experience to enjoy from the palm on my hand. Some of the more popular bands and artists at this event included One Direction, Flo Rida, Meghan Trainor and Avicii. Like most concert Snapchat Stories we had the opportunity to hear some of the most popular songs of the year.
June 4th, 2015 – Brisbane Life – I always enjoy the Snapchat Stories from Australia because we get to see animals that are very unique. In this Snapchat Story we saw a red iguana and a kangaroo. There were also plenty of videos of people enjoying the beach and water.
June 2nd, 2015 – Phoenix Life – In the life city series it is time to head west to Phoenix. It was a swelteringly hot day in Phoenix and we got to see what the locals do even in the heat. Lots of drinks, ice cream and hiking from what I gather.
June 2nd, 2015 – Lakeside Summer – This one could be really cool moving forward. In the first installment there were five or six lakes featured including Lake Tahoe, Lake Geneva and Lake Como. As the summer progresses I would imagine we will see plenty more lakes featured on this particular Snapchat Story.
June 1st, 2015 – CFDA Fashion Awards – I will never claim to be the fashion expert. The only people I knew in this Snapchat Story were Kanye West, Pharrell, Michael Kors and Vera Wang. The rest of the stars were those I did not know.
June 1st, 2015 – Manchester Life – The city life series continues and this time we get to explore Manchester. Most people think of Manchester United when they think of the city but there is much more to offer. We had the opportunity to see Adam Levine and Maroon 5 perform a set at the end of this Snapchat Life story.
May 31st, 2015 – Bottlerock Festival – This was one of the best summer concert Snapchat Stories I have seen. I am certain we are sure to see plenty more but this one was awesome. If you ever get the chance to be in Napa Valley in late May or early June I would strongly suggest checking out this music, food, wine and beer festival.
May 29th, 2015 – Dallas Life – This one was a little bit upsetting as there is much more to Dallas than Snapchat showed. It was a rainy and miserable day when Snapchat featured Dallas which did not make it any better. There was a video of Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament so I guess that is something. We have guessed that more lawyers and attorneys will take advantage of this exposure so look for some Texas defense and injury lawyers to try their hand at Snapchat.
May 28th, 2015 – Women’s College World Series – This is the finale of the NCAA softball season. There are plenty of SEC teams represented and we had the opportunity to watch a little bit of the action from the stands in this Snapchat Story.
May 28th, 2015 – Barcelona Life – Snapchat redeemed themselves today as the Barcelona Life Snapchat Story was much better than the Charleston Life story. I was glad to see some videos from where the Olympics took place. There were also plenty of other buildings and unique types of Spanish food.
May 27th, 2015 – Charleston Life – With as much as I love Charleston, South Carolina I was disappointed in this Snapchat Story. There were so many historical buildings and houses that were not shown. In fact, there wasn’t even a picture of video from The Battery. How is this possible?
May 25th, 2015 – Nairobi Life – This Snapchat city story featured the capital of Kenya. I have never been to this part of the world but it looked very interesting. Some of the videos were a little choppy so I wonder if that has to do with their cell phone coverage.
May 25th, 2015 – Cheese Roll in UK – I had heard of this event before but I was uncertain where it was and when it took place. I can honestly say that some of the videos in the Snapchat Story were hilarious. This is not something I would enjoy doing but it would be fun to go watch these guys and girls sprint down the side of a hill.
May 25th, 2015 – Berlin Life – This was a unique Snapchat Story in that it told us the “story” of the city of Berlin. The only thing I remember about Berlin was the breaking down of the Berlin Wall. There is much more culture to this city that we learned in the Snapchat Story.
May 24th, 2015 – Indy 500 – This is the biggest race of Memorial Day weekend. Some would argue it is the biggest race in all of motor sports. In the 2015 edition of the Indianapolis 500 Juan Pablo Montoya won and there were plenty of great fan videos on Snapchat.
May 24th, 2015 – Motor Race in Monaco – In my opinion, this was one of the better Snapchat Stories of late. If you have never had the opportunity to watch the Grand Prix of Monaco on TV I would suggest doing it. In fact, going to the Grand Prix of Monaco is on my bucket list.
May 24th, 2015 – Detroit Life – The life city series continues and this time we go to the motor city. It is interesting that Snapchat decided to do the motor city on a day in which there are plenty of motor racing events around the world.
May 23rd, 2015 – Mysteryland USA – We get to experience another concert/festival setting that takes place on Memorial Day weekend. This time the setting is Bethal Woods, New York. I imagine there will be a handful of great concert events that are going to be part of the Snapchat Stories feature in the next few weeks and months.
May 22nd, 2015 – Sasquatch 2015 – This festival at The Gorge in Washington is the true kick off of summer for many people. If you enjoy summer concerts and festivals you can rest assured there will be plenty more featured on Snapchat Stories over the next few months.
May 22nd, 2015 – Ibiza Life – If you are a fan of the tropical island variety this was the Snapchat Story for you. Ibiza is a small island off of Spain and there are plenty of amazing views in this part of the world. I would imagine celebrities love to take a romantic trip to this part of Europe.
May 21st, 2015 – Montreal Life – This is not the first Canadian Snapchat city life story but it sure was a good one. We had the opportunity to see a lot of the city and to learn about the different cultures in Montreal. As most people know, those that live in Montreal are huge hockey fans.
May 20th, 2015 – NBA Eastern Finals – The Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Atlanta Hawks for a chance in the 2015 NBA Finals. The Snapchat Story was during game one of this playoff series and it will be interesting to see if Snapchat continues throughout the rest of the series. LeBron and the Cavs took game one but let’s see what happens for the rest of the seven game series.
May 20th, 2015 – Sao Paulo Life – The Life city series continues and this time we head to Brazil. There were a few interesting videos and pictures in this particular story. It is no surprise that many of the videos from later in the afternoon and evening were related to soccer. Then there was this little guy:
May 19th, 2015 – NBA Western Finals – The Western Conference Finals have started as the Houston Rockets take on the Golden State Warriors. We got to see the first game through the eyes of those at the game and partying after the Golden State win. It will be interesting to see if the future games are part of the Snapchat Stories.
May 19th, 2015 – Atlanta Life – Having been to Atlanta many times this was a fun story to watch. I have been to Coke World, the Georgia Aquarium and most other places in Atlanta. Going to a Braves game during the summer is always a good time. If you are a fan of HOTlanta this is was an awesome Snapchat Story to watch.
May 18th, 2015 – Abu Dhabi Life – This was one of the better “Life” city stories we have seen recently. There were some awesome videos and pictures of large mosques and buildings. There were also a few above view videos of the area from a helicopter.
May 17th, 2015 – Bay to Breakers – The Bay to Breakers race was a fun one to watch through Snapchat Stories. This particular story included some of the best costumes and antics that happen every year in San Francisco.
May 17th, 2015 – Billboard Music Awards – If you are a fan of celebrities you will love the music award Snapchat Stories. Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Kanye West, Kylie and Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift were all in this particular Snapchat Story. I look for plenty more of these concert and entertainment type Snapchat Stories to gain in popularity over the next several months.
May 17th, 2015 – 17th of May Norway – This is the day in which Norway celebrates its Independence Day. I know very little about this holiday other than what I learned through the Snapchat Story. This is becoming very common for me over the last several months.
May 17th, 2015 – Oi Rio Pro – One of the biggest surfing events in the world takes place in May. This surfing event features some pictures and videos of the most popular surfers to catch waves. If you love the summer months and surfing season you will love this Snapchat Story.
May 16th, 2015 – Prom – Snapchat knows its audience better than anyone. With millions of high school students using Snapchat every single day it just makes sense to have a Snapchat Story for Prom Night. There were some very interesting videos and pictures during this particular story. I did not see any ads which makes sense because the audience likely is not going to buy at this time in their life.
May 16th, 2015 – Preakness Stakes – The second leg of the Triple Crown was a wet one. There was a huge storm in Maryland during the running of the Preakness Stakes but that did not slow down American Pharoah. The horse went on to win the second leg of the Triple Crown and will now have a chance to take it home at the Belmont Stakes.
May 16th, 2015 – College Graduation – This is the second college graduation Snapchat Story. This time we had the opportunity to see graduates of Cal, Wisconsin and Illinois. We will have to see if there are any more graduation Snapchat Stories moving forward. One would imagine there will be plenty of high school graduation Snapchat Stories.
May 15th, 2015 – Rock in Rio Taylor Swift – The Rock in Rio Snapchat Story took place during the same time Snapchat published the Las Vegas Life Snapchat Story. Both of them were awesome. The Rock in Rio story including songs from Jessie J, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Taylor was the main act on the main stage to end the night.
May 15th, 2015 – Las Vegas Life – The Las Vegas Snapchat Story could be amazing. Coming from someone that absolutely loves the Vegas night life there is plenty of potential. Remember that we will not get to see many videos in the casino because most casinos do not allow phones anywhere near the tables. We will get to see some interesting videos of the shows and clubs.
May 14th, 2015 – Warsaw Life – Today we went on a trip to Warsaw, Poland. There were some very unique videos including a girl playing a piano, an amazing peacock and some of the coolest castles I have ever seen. The Snapchat Life city series continues to impress.
May 13th, 2015 – MLB Wednesdays Arizona Diamondbacks – It looks like Wednesday afternoon baseball just got a little more interesting. I do not know if this is going to be a weekly series from Snapchat but it sure looks like it. Even if you are not a huge Major League Baseball fan, this was still an awesome story to watch.
May 13th, 2015 – Mumbai Life – The life city series is in full swing now as the Mumbai, India Snapchat Life story was available this week. There were some unique videos and pictures related to food and tourism in the city. If you are interested in visiting this part of the world this Snapchat Story was quite helpful.
May 11th, 2015 – Singapore Life – After a fun weekend of stories related to golf, Mother’s Day, bike races and college graduations we are back to the City Life series. This time we head over to Singapore to learn more about this area of the world. One of the highlights of the Snapchat Story was the awesome waterpark they have.
May 10th, 2015 – Mother’s Day in the US – Unlike most Snapchat Stories, this particular story was not location based. There were children from all over the US sending Snapchat videos and pictures wishing their mother a Happy Mother’s Day. This makes sense as there is no reason to restrict it to a specific location.
May 10th, 2015 – The Players Championship Golf Tournament – This was, by far and away, my favorite Snapchat Story yet. Remember that I am a huge golf fan and player so that may have something to do with it. The great play of Rickie Fowler down the stretch was highlighted throughout much of the Snapchat Story. If you are a golf fan this was a must see.
May 10th, 2015 – Tour of California – This was the first true mountain biking or road biking Snapchat Story I have seen. I fully expect there to be a Snapchat Story for the Tour de France and we are just getting prepared. I will be interested to see how many other outdoor events are promoted as we get into the summer months.
May 10th, 2015 – College Graduation – This Snapchat Story started at UNC Chapel Hill, then went to Duke and to Syracuse and Ohio State. I didn’t get to see the end of the video but it was very well done in my opinion. We all know college students love Snapchat so it makes sense for all the graduates to post videos and pictures in this story.
May 9th, 2015 – Landstreff in Norway – Snapchat did another major concert and this time it was in Norway. I know every little about Landstreff but this seemed like an awesome concert event. Maybe one day I will head across the pond and check it out.
May 9th, 2015 – Pet Show in London – This was a very unique Snapchat Story in that it didn’t focus on a place but rather animals. There were videos of rabbits jumping over bars, a woman holding a snake and an awesome owl that could be named Hedwig. I think we are going to see some more Snapchat Stories related to pets and animals in the near future.
May 8th, 2015 – Washington DC Life – I had high hopes for this Snapchat Story but it has been lacking so far. There have been a few cool videos of the Jefferson Memorial and White House but that is about it. We have yet to see the Washington Monument or some of the other parts of DC.
May 7th, 2015 – Election in the UK – I know absolutely nothing about politics in the UK but I will say this was a cool Snapchat Story as it showed all the difference places in which voters could cast their vote. There were also a few funny videos of people going back and forth on who they should vote for. It will be interesting to see how the US Presidential Election goes on Snapchat moving forward.
May 6th, 2015 – Louis Vuitton Cruise – This one was really confusing to me. First of all, many of the graphics in the Snapchat story showed 2016 instead of 2015. Also, was this a real cruise? It looked like a fashion show that was being hosted at Bob Hope’s house. I might have viewed it a little incorrectly which wouldn’t be the first time.
May 6th, 2015 – Mexico Life – The day after Cinco de Mayo we had the opportunity to learn much more about Mexico City. This was a unique Snapchat Story in that it involved lots of food and cuisines from this part of the world.
May 5th, 2015 – Cinco de Mayo – This was the celebration of Cinco de Mayo for Mexico. There were some unique videos and pictures in different parts of Mexico and even a video from Houston, Texas. I am not well versed in this national holiday for Mexico but it sure seems like a very enjoyable day.
May 4th, 2015 – The Met Gala – The Snapchat Stories just keep getting better and better. This was the first true “see celebrities up close” Snapchat Story. I am quite positive this will be one of the most watched Snapchat Stories to date. Who doesn’t love to see the celebrities dress up? The younger girls that use Snapchat will eat this one up. Trust me.
May 3rd, 2015 – Talladega NASCAR – This was the first Snapchat Story related to NASCAR that I saw. I would imagine there was a Daytona 500 Snapchat Story but I was not documenting stories at that time. Dale Earnhardt, Jr won the race which was very popular amongst fans. I expect to see an Indy 500 Snapchat Story in the near future.
May 3rd, 2015 – Istanbul Life – I know very little about Istanbul and I was only able to watch a small section of this Snapchat Story as I was very busy on this particular Sunday. I did grab some screenshots if you are interested.
May 3rd, 2015 – Kentucky Derby – This was another Snapchat Story that was better than the live event. It is starting to be the case that I don’t even want to watch the actual television event because I can watch it from a fans point of view on Snapchat. The only reason I know that American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby is because of Snapchat.
May 3rd, 2015 – Royal Baby is Born – Snapchat was the way I was informed of the Royal Baby. I am not certain what that says about me. What it does say is that someone out there is now getting their news from Snapchat. I wonder if this is common across the board with the younger generations.
May 3rd, 2015 – iHeart Radio Country Festival – This was another music festival that did quite well on Snapchat. Anytime there are large celebrities involved you can expect Snapchat to have a Story devoted to that event. Look for more county music concerts and events as we head into the summer concert months.
May 2nd, 2015 – Edinburgh Life – There has been plenty going on in the world today. Mayweather is fight Pacquiao, the Kentucky Derby was run, the Royal Baby was born and there was a great Edinburgh Life Snapchat Story. This is going to be one of the least viewed life Snapchat Stories just because so much else is going on right now.
May 2nd, 2015 – MayPac Mayweather vs Pacquiao – This has been labeled the fight of the century so we will have to see if it lives up to its billing. I will say that the Snapchat Story was pretty cool with videos from pool parties in Vegas and celebrities being interviewed with their opinion about this huge fight.
May 1st, 2015 – Nashville Life – If you wanted to know more about Nashville, Tennessee you sure got it in this Snapchat Story. I was impressed with this story as it showed some unique videos of places outside the city center. There were a few cool ziplining videos that were shared in this particular story. I think this was one of the better city life stories recently.
April 30th, 2015 – Latin Billboards – Those that love music will thoroughly enjoy this particular Snapchat Story. There were a handful of big names that were part of the videos and pictures. The name that almost everyone will know is JLo. Neo and Becky G also made an appearance in the Snapchat Story.
April 30th, 2015 – NFL Draft – The NFL Draft Snapchat Story had to be one of the best yet. There were several players that were drafted that submitted videos and pictures. Heck, we even got to see a selfie with Marcus Mariota. Hopefully Snapchat continues to show us more of these sports stars in a different setting than on the playing field.
April 30th, 2015 – San Francisco Life – This was a Snapchat Story many people were looking forward to and I thought it was lacking. I think there is plenty more that could have been done with the city of San Francisco but that is my opinion. There were a few cool videos of the Golden Gate Bridge but that was about it.
April 29th, 2015 – Al Ahmadi Life – This particular Snapchat Story was an eye opener for me. In fact, I didn’t even know Al Ahmadi was a city. I guess we all have plenty to learn and Snapchat is helping us do just that. It is amazing to see how Snapchat is changing how we look at the world.
April 28th, 2015 – Hong Kong Life – This was a fun Snapchat Story where we learned much more about the city of Hong Kong. I was not aware there was so many outdoor activities in Hong Kong. There are also some beautiful mountains and a gorgeous beach.
April 27th, 2015 – Cape Town Life – If you love the mountains and the beach you will absolutely love this Snapchat Story. We had the opportunity to see plenty of people hiking up in the mountains while others were sailing in the ocean. I learned a lot about Cape Town today and I will do even more research after watching this Snapchat Story.
April 27th, 2015 – King’s Day The Netherlands – This was a learning experience for me. I knew absolutely nothing about King’s Day prior to this Snapchat Story. Now I know the Dutch take a holiday to celebrate the king. The holiday includes lots of festivals, plenty of shopping and the color orange everywhere. I thoroughly enjoyed this particular Snapchat Story.
April 26th, 2015 – Seattle vs Portland MLS Soccer – The Seattle Sounders vs the Portland Timbers is one of the biggest games of the season in the MLS season. This was a fun Snapchat Story to watch if you have never experienced a soccer game. I am not a huge soccer fan but I absolutely love sports. The Seattle Shockers ended up winning the game 1-0.
April 26th, 2015 – Stagecoach Country Music Festival – With the summer concert season almost upon us I would expect to see plenty of Snapchat Stories related to concert events. Stagecoach is a huge California country music concert that includes names like Miranda Lambert, Black Shelton and Tim McGraw. If you are a country music fan this was a Snapchat Story that likely put a smile on your face.
April 26th, 2015 – Dublin Life – This was an awesome Snapchat City Life Story as it introduced the world to some very unique games and sporting events. Millions of Snapchatters will be searching for the rules of soccer golf and bubble football. There were also some cool videos and pictures of castles and historical buildings in this part of Ireland.
April 25th, 2015 – New Orleans Jazz Fest – During this particular Snapchat Story we were able to hear music from The Who and John Legend. If you are a fan of music you would have loved this particular Snapchat Story. There were also plenty of pictures and videos of people dancing around and enjoying themselves in New Orleans during the late April event.
April 25th, 2015 – Supercross – On a weekend in which there are NBA Playoff and NHL Playoff games Snapchat has uploaded a story for the Supercross Motocross event in East Rutherford, NJ. This was a fun Snapchat Story to watch as we got to see some of the best athletes fly around the track at high speeds. I know little about the sport but it was fun to watch the live videos.
April 25th, 2015 – Delhi Life – The Life City series continues with the capital of India. This was an awesome Snapchat Story as we learned much more about the food and culture of New Delhi. Interestingly, there was also a small earthquake that took place on the day of this Snapchat Story. This was one of the better Life City stories I have seen.
April 24th, 2015 – International Cheer Union – This is the second “cheerleading” Snapchat Story in the last few months. This one was much more international than just United States based. I know very little about cheerleading but it is obviously something that is very popular amongst Snapchatters. I would imagine we will see even more of these during the college football season.
April 24th, 2015 – Chicago Life – This is one I have been waiting for. During the first part of the day we got to see videos and pictures of the skyline of Chicago. Hopefully we get to see some videos and pictures from Bulls, Cubs and White Sox games as well. With the Bulls being in the Playoffs this could be a really, really cool Snapchat Story.
April 23rd, 2015 – Amsterdam Life – It seems like each and every day Snapchat has a new city life story for us to watch. On this particular day it was Amsterdam Life. I guess Snapchat is going to make its way through the entire world as Snapchatters learn more about different cultures. I honestly think this is great to open the eyes of those that have not had the opportunity to travel.
April 22nd, 2015 – Earth Day – Earth Day is always an important day for those that are in elementary, middle and high school. When I was little we would always take time to clean up the roads around the school. This Snapchat Story illustrated what different people do around the world. It was interesting to see Niagara Falls in this particular Snapchat Story.
April 22nd, 2015 – Stockholm Life – This was a fun Snapchat Story that allowed us to learn a little bit more about the culture of Stockholm. It was interesting how many blonde haired girls there are in this part of the world. Funny enough, one of the videos in the Snapchat Story mentioned that not all girls in Sweden had blonde hair.
April 21st, 2015 – April Fest in Spain – I knew absolutely nothing about this until the Snapchat Story popped up today. It looks like a very unique event that includes lots of dancing and some unique dresses. While I have no desire to visit Spain during April Fest it was nice to learn about the cultural differences in the way Spain celebrates and event and the way the United States celebrates an event.
April 21st, 2015 – Paris Life – We all knew this one was coming and it met expectations. All the sights and sounds of Paris were in this Snapchat Story as we got to see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame and many of the different French dishes. If you have never been to Paris I am certain this was a great Snapchat Story to consume.
April 20th, 2015 – Rio Life – This is a Snapchat Life story that we will likely see a few times over the next few months. I am sad that we didn’t get to see it in March during Carnival. There can never be too many Snapchat Brazil videos and pictures.
April 20th, 2015 – Boston Marathon – This was the first marathon type event that I have seen on Snapchat Stories. There have been plenty of sports related Snapchat Stories but not for a big time race. With the Summer Olympics coming up next year you can expect to see many more track and field related Snapchat Stories in the coming months.
April 19th, 2015 – Sydney Life – The Life series continues on Snapchat and this time we get to learn more about Sydney, Australia. Over the 24 hour Snapchat Story we get to learn a lot more about the culture of Sydney, Australia. Unfortunately, most of the Snapchat Story pictures and videos took place when it was raining outside.
April 18th, 2015 – NBA Playoffs – The NBA Playoffs are upon us which means there will be plenty of Snapchat videos and pictures from the NBA games. It is a great time to be a professional basketball fan. Over the next few days it will be interesting to see just how long Snapchat leaves up the NBA Playoffs story.
April 18th, 2015 – Oslo Life – Snapchat continues their “Life Series” with Oslo, Norway. This Snapchat Story was fun to watch as it allowed us to learn a little bit more about those that live in and around Oslo. I firmly believe Snapchat is going to continue to push these location based stories related to cities throughout the world.
April 17th, 2015 – NCAA Gymnastics Championship – If you are a diehard college sports fan this was the Snapchat Story for you. We got to see the behind the scenes of college gymnasts getting ready for the NCAA Championships. There were several Snapchat videos and pictures from the University of Oklahoma.
April 17th, 2015 – Bridal Fashion Week in NYC – I know very little about bridal fashion. I learned a little bit about some of the designers names but that was about all I consumed through this particular Snapchat Story.
April 17th, 2015 – Duke University “Our Story” – I am not certain how long Snapchat keeps the “Our Story” feature up for a specific university but it was up when I went to the UNC vs Duke women’s lacrosse game on Friday, April 17th, 2015. I will try to monitor this to see if other local colleges and universities have the same feature.
April 17th, 2015 – Riyadh Life – This one caught me by surprise as Snapchat geofiltered the capital of Saudi Arabia on a Friday. There were some awesome pictures and videos in this particular Snapchat Story. There was even a video of a guy with his tiger!
April 16th, 2015 – Star Wars Celebration – Now this one was awesome. We got a little bit of a teaser trailer from the new Star Wars movie that will come out in December 2015. There were also plenty of people dressed up as Darth Vader and other Star Wars characters at the “convention” that took place in Anaheim, California. This Snapchat Story is sure to get better and better.
April 16th, 2015 – Seattle Life – We continue to get more Snapchat Stories based on specific United States cities. I actually predicted Seattle or Portland to be one of the next cities and that is exactly what happened. It will be interesting to see how this one progresses over the next 24 hours.
April 15th, 2015 – USA vs Mexico Soccer – This was another fun sports Snapchat Story that allowed fans to feel as if they were at the game. I am not a huge soccer fan but this was one of the cooler Snapchat Stories I have seen since March Madness ended. I cannot even imagine how crazy Snapchat would be during the World Cup. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens with that.
April 15th, 2015 – Stanley Cup Playoffs – The NHL Playoffs have begun and it comes as no surprise that Snapchat is featuring pictures and videos from some of the games that are being played during the first day of the playoffs. I wonder if they will continue this Snapchat Story as the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs movie forward.
April 15th, 2015 – Toronto Life – Over the last few weeks Snapchat has really started to push the “Life” stories for certain cities. I would imagine this is going to continue as we move forward. On Tax Day in America it was the Toronto Life story that was on Snapchat. This was a fun story to watch as we got to see the CN Tower and different parts of Toronto.
April 14th, 2015 – Dubai Life – This was a fun Snapchat story with videos of a car driving on two wheels, some of the huge hotels in Dubai and a camel eating. It will be fun to see what Snapchat does with the other cities around the world as we move forward.
April 13th, 2015 – London Life – Following up on last week’s New York Life and LA Life it looks as if Snapchat is expanding with the number of cities it is geo targeting. This is sure to be a very important part of the advertising strategy moving forward.
April 12th, 2015 – Coachella – This Snapchat Story has caused quite the stir as Evan Spiegel tweeted that over 40 million people watched this story. I don’t think that many individual people watched it but the numbers for these Snapchat Stories are getting huge. How many people are they going to report next? 100 Million? 200 Million? I will continue to monitor the reports as to how many Snapchatters are watching the stories.
April 12th, 2015 – Quidditch World Cup – The 2015 Quidditch World Cup was held in Rock Hill, South Carolina and millions of Snapchat users got to see some amazing pictures and videos. They even got to see Zach Galifianakis dressed up. If you are a Harry Potter fan this was a great Snapchat Story that you would thoroughly enjoy.
April 6th, 2015 – NCAA National Championship Game – Duke ended up beating Wisconsin to win the 2015 NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. You can relive some of the more exciting events that took place during this game through the Snapchat Story. Coach K now has five national championships and some would argue he is the greatest coach in college basketball history.
April 6th, 2015 – MLB Opening Day – Opening Day for the Major League Baseball season is the same day as the National Championship game in college basketball this year. Some of the early Snapchat Stories were from fans of the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds.
April 6th, 2015 – White House Easter Egg Roll – I think this Snapchat Story was scheduled to come out on Easter Sunday but did not go live until the Monday after Easter. That being said, it was a pretty cool Snapchat story with plenty of videos of Barack and Michelle Obama and the White House.
April 4th, 2015 – Final Four – Now we are talking! The Snapchat team is working on sharing videos and pictures from Indianapolis which is home to the 2015 Final Four. Lucas Oil Stadium will host the Duke vs Michigan State and Kentucky vs Wisconsin Final Four games. There are sure to be plenty of great visuals on this Snapchat Story.
April 3rd, 2015 – LA Life – On Good Friday there were two location based Snapchat Stories. While these were somewhat interesting I am more excited to see the Final Four and Easter Snapchat Stories over the weekend. There are plenty of great sporting events coming up so we will be getting some better stories soon.
April 3rd, 2015 – NYC Life – We are seeing more location based Snapchat Stories when there are not sports or entertainment events going on. That will change as the NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs and Kentucky Derby takes place, but for now we have to see what people are doing in New York City.
March 29th, 2015 – WrestleMania – The WrestleMania Snapchat Story was interesting as there were a number of videos and pictures from within Levi’s Stadium. If you are a big professional wrestling fan this was a Snapchat Story that you could not miss. I don’t know many of the big time wrestlers anymore but I think quite a few of them were featured in the Snapchat Story.
March 29th, 2015 – iHeartMusic Award Show – This Snapchat Story featured photos and videos of Iggy Azelea, Taylor Swift, Meghan Treanor, Ryan Seacrest and plenty of other big name celebrities. I think this will catch on and we will see plenty more “red carpet” type Snapchat Stories as major events take place over the next few months and years.
March 28th, 2015 – Monster Jam – If you like Monster Trucks and crazy stunts on motorcycles this was the Snapchat Story for you. There were some great videos of Grave Digger and other popular monster trucks. I do not know any of the current drivers but Max D was one that was featured.
March 28th, 2015 – Dubai World Cup – This equestrian event is one of the biggest of its kind in the world. People from far away come to watch the horse races that will take place. Millions of dollars will be bet on these horse racings and there is tons of oil money that will be spent during this particular weekend. It will be fun to watch some of the events over the course of the day.
March 27th, 2015 – Ultra Music Festival – This one is going to be all kinds of fun. In the first few hours there are already 200 seconds of pictures and videos of this music festival in Miami. We are sure to see even more craziness with plenty of celebrities partying in Miami this weekend. If you like concerts and parties this is going to be a Snapchat Story you will want to continue to watch throughout the day.
March 27th, 2015 – Wear Yellow for Seth – This is the first Snapchat Story I have seen that was to build awareness. Seth Lane was born without an immune system and is fighting for his life. As the day progresses we will learn much more about Seth through this Snapchat Story.
March 24th, 2015 – Cricket Down Under – This Snapchat Story featured plenty of videos and pictures of diehard fans enjoying a cricket match in New Zealand. I know very little about cricket or New Zealand so I will leave it at that.
March 22nd, 2015 – Liverpool vs Manchester United – This major soccer event was highlighted in a Snapchat Story. I am not a huge soccer fan but I do know that it is as big, if not bigger, than the NFL in Europe. While those of us in the United States do not go crazy for soccer other countries do. The Snapchat Story allowed sports fans all over the world to see just how intense this game and sport can be.
March 20th, 2015 – SXSW – The SXSW Music and Film Festival is underway in Austin, Texas and the Snapchatters are utilizing the video feature to share some of the awesome concerts that are taking place. I would suspect that we will see plenty more concerts updated through Snapchat Stories as we getting deeper into the summer.
March 19th, 2015 – March Madness – This is one I have been waiting for. On the first day of the 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament we get to see some unique videos and pictures from those at the game or at watch parties. As the upsets happen you will get to see how the fans celebrate. I expect this to be one of the most popular Snapchat Stories there has been so far.
March 17th, 2015 – St. Patrick’s Day – This was a fun Snapchat Story as it showed how different cities celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The Snapchat Story ended with a parade in New York City but there were plenty of other cities that got some exposure through this story. The graphics were also really cool with the shamrocks.
March 17th, 2015 – LA Life – On St. Patrick’s Day we got to see a few things that were going on around the city of Los Angeles. Those that are not from nor have spent a lot of time in Los Angeles were introduced to some unique cultures and events that take place in California.
March 15th, 2015 – UCA Cheerleading – This Snapchat Story featured a plethora of different cheerleading teams that were competing for the UCA trophies that were being handed out this weekend. It is interesting that this competition is right before March Madness begins.
March 13th, 2015 – Cheltenham Horses – The Cheltenham Festival is going on right now (March 10th through the 14th) so Snapchat has a story on the horses and the events leading up to the races. This story is going on at the exact same time as the Spring Break United States story. I have a feeling more people will be watching the spring break story.
March 12th, 2015 – Spring Break 2015 – I think this is going to be a very fun and unique Snapchat Story. I caught the front end of it and there were pictures and videos from Cancun, Spring Break and the Bahamas. It looks like there are going to be a lot of concerts over spring break and it would be cool to catch those from the vantage point of someone in the crowd. We will have to wait and see how this Snapchat Story plays out.
March 10th, 2015 – Fashion Week in Paris – This was a unique Snapchat Story in it was the first story in which I saw companies trying to push Snapchat users to a website. I think we are going to see much more of this moving forward. Companies want to make certain people come to their websites to buy their products because the products and services are not being sold or purchased through the Snapchat app.
March 7th, 2015 – Arnold Bodybuilder Classic – There were two Snapchat Stories on March 7th with the Arnold Classic bodybuilder competition being the one more interesting to me. This was a huge trending topic on Instagram so it comes as no surprise that Snapchat would try to get in on the action. It will be interesting to see if Snapchat tries to get in on other trends that are popular on Instagram and Twitter.
March 7th, 2015 – Ski Bums: Alps – This Snapchat Story had several pictures and videos of people that were enjoying the beautiful French Alps this time of year. There are plenty that vacation there to ski, snowboard and enjoy the scenery.
March 6th, 2015 – Holi in India – This was a fun Snapchat Story that showed several videos of those enjoying getting painted up for Holi. There were a few still shots of those taking selfies as well. This is an event that is celebrated at UNC as well as it is Holi Moli in Chapel Hill.
March 5th, 2015 – Taiwan Lantern Fest – This Snapchat Story featured several different photos and videos from those enjoying this festival that is taking place from March 15th through the 15th. There were short videos of fireworks and people in costumes walking through the streets. This is a festival that I didn’t even know existed until it was featured on Snapchat.