Don’t Ban TikTok, Says Marc D’Amelio

D’Amelio struck a pragmatic yet hopeful tone. "I don't want it banned, but it could happen, and if it does, we're already planning accordingly,"...
Don’t Ban TikTok, Says Marc D’Amelio
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  • In a candid and exclusive interview on CNBC, Marc D’Amelio, co-founder of D’Amelio Brands and patriarch of the TikTok-famous D’Amelio family, shared his perspectives on the popular social media platform’s Uncertain Future. As rumors swirl regarding potential bans and ownership changes, D’Amelio offered valuable insights into how his family, renowned for their massive success on TikTok, is navigating these tumultuous waters.

    Reflecting on the ongoing saga, D’Amelio revealed how the family had anticipated the need for diversification early on, drawing upon their experiences with platforms like Vine. “We knew early on that with what happened with Vine, we would need to diversify,” D’Amelio disclosed. “While TikTok is probably the biggest platform for us, we’re on all the other platforms too,” he added, underscoring their strategic approach to social media.

    Amidst concerns about TikTok’s potential national security implications, D’Amelio struck a pragmatic yet hopeful tone. “I don’t want it banned, but it could happen, and if it does, we’re already planning accordingly,” he remarked, highlighting the family’s proactive stance in the face of uncertainty.

    Discussing TikTok’s unique appeal, D’Amelio praised the platform’s algorithm, which seems to intuitively understand users’ interests better than others. “TikTok is like lightning in a bottle. It still speaks to me,” he exclaimed, shedding light on why the platform has resonated so deeply with millions of users worldwide.

    As seasoned entrepreneurs, the D’Amelio family has capitalized on their TikTok fame to launch successful businesses and brands, including D’Amelio Footwear, a women’s shoe brand, and Be Happy, a snack brand. While acknowledging the effectiveness of Instagram shopping, D’Amelio emphasized the importance of adapting and diversifying their presence across various platforms to stay ahead of the curve.

    Looking ahead, D’Amelio stressed the need to remain agile and open to new opportunities, affirming their commitment to exploring emerging platforms. “We have to diversify. We have been and always will be on the lookout for other apps that come out after this,” he asserted, underscoring their proactive approach to staying relevant in the ever-evolving landscape of social media.

    Despite the uncertainty surrounding TikTok’s future, Marc D’Amelio and the D’Amelio family remain steadfast in their resilience and adaptability, serving as beacons of inspiration for aspiring content creators and entrepreneurs navigating the unpredictable terrain of digital media. Their experiences and insights offer invaluable lessons on the power of creativity, innovation, and strategic planning in achieving enduring success in the digital age.

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