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Top 30 Social Media Trends in September

From Cartoon Cat Influencers to Internet-Based Fragrances

— September 30, 2018 — Social Media
The Internet's accessibility is only growing, with a number of broadening platforms attainable through a series of different mediums -- these September 2018 social media trends pay into the growing effect technology has on our everyday lives. The concept of connectivity through digital means is at our fingertips and many industries are taking advantage of this notion to reach a mass audience and to improve communication at a larger scale.

An example from this month is Sanrio's new Hello Kitty channel on YouTube, where the iconic cartoon cat is able to gather a following as an animated vlogger and influencer. This channel draws in a relationship between a character and a group of viewers, making content personable and appealing to a rapidly growing audience.

Another example is the way that The Instance Fragrance Concept creates formulated scents based on a person's Instagram feed. The company aims to produce scents that are based on some sort of memory. This marketing approach elevates a social media concept into something that is physical and breaches beyond the digital boundaries to draw an even deeper connection to consumers.
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Expansive Online Beauty Forums
Expansive Online Beauty Forums
Sephora's Beauty Insider Community is the Largest Beauty Forum
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Vodka-Branded Music Podcasts
Vodka-Branded Music Podcasts
New Amsterdam Vodka's Branded Podcast Talks about Hip-Hop
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Offbeat Meeting Livestreams
Offbeat Meeting Livestreams
Old Spice Livestreamed an Interactive "Board Meeting" on YouTube
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Social Media Sports Streaming
Social Media Sports Streaming
"Friday Night Stripes" Will Bring High School Sports to Twitter
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Social Event-Planning Apps
Social Event-Planning Apps
'PotluckHub' Helps Users Host Parties and Celebrate with Friends
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Traditional Pasta-Making Webseries
Traditional Pasta-Making Webseries
'Pasta Grannies' on YouTube Makes Authentic Recipes Accessible
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Social Chat Dating Apps
Social Chat Dating Apps
'eMeetly' Lets Users Connect with Potential Mates in Facebook Messenger
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Female Empowerment Social Apps
Female Empowerment Social Apps
The 'GirlCrew' Social Network Helps Women Connect on Common Topics
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Canadian Airline AI Chatbots
Canadian Airline AI Chatbots
WestJet Launched a New Travel Chatbox Named Juliet Through Facebook
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AR Friend-Finding Apps
AR Friend-Finding Apps
The 'Rad.ar' App Helps You Navigate to and Locate Lost Friends
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Fruity Celebrity-Designed Perfumes
Fruity Celebrity-Designed Perfumes
Rihanna Releases Reb’l Fleur Love Always Eau De Parfum
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Shoppable Animated Apparel Videos
Shoppable Animated Apparel Videos
Asics Released a Five-part Series of Shoppable Videos
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Cartoon Vlogger Influencers
Cartoon Vlogger Influencers
Sanrio's Hello Kitty Just Got an Incredibly Adorable YouTube Channel
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GIF-Centric Film Festivals
GIF-Centric Film Festivals
The GIPHY Film Festival Explores Stories Told in Just 18 Seconds
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Interstellar Selfie Apps
Interstellar Selfie Apps
This NASA App Lets You Pose in Front of Breathtaking Space Photos
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Social Media Alternatives
Social Media Alternatives
Mastodon Offers Unique "Instances" for Its Users
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Fashion Commerce Communities
Fashion Commerce Communities
URSTYLE is a Social Fashion Network Powered by Blockchain & AI Tech
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Shoppable Celebrity AR Filters
Shoppable Celebrity AR Filters
Nicki Minaj's Snapchat Filter Promotes Her 'Queen' Album
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Cute Ice Cream Mooncakes
Cute Ice Cream Mooncakes
Häagen-Dazs & Line Collaborate on a Tasty Treat for the Mid-Autumn Fest
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Exclusive Social Networking Services
Exclusive Social Networking Services
ONN Network Comes With a Private Online Concierge
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Mock Influencer Fashion Campaigns
Mock Influencer Fashion Campaigns
The Juicy Couture Fall 2018 Ads are Styled as Sponsored Posts
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Fashionable Social Sunglasses
Fashionable Social Sunglasses
The Newest Spectacles by Snap Feature Fashion-Forward Designs
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Travel-Friendly Pet Passports
Travel-Friendly Pet Passports
Canvas Holidays Ranks the Miles Per Year Traveled by Furry Friends
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Garden-Connected Office Extensions
Garden-Connected Office Extensions
Frank Gehry Designs Facebook's Headquarters in Silicon Valley
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YouTube Star Clothing Collections
YouTube Star Clothing Collections
Emma Chamberlain and Dote Release an Exclusive Online Collection
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Immersive Tea-Themed Experiences
Immersive Tea-Themed Experiences
Room For Tea is Opening in New York City
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Short-Form Video Apps
Short-Form Video Apps
TikTok and Musical.ly Build a Platform That Enables Creativity & Expression
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Social Media-Inspired Fragrances
Social Media-Inspired Fragrances
The Instance Fragrance Concept Uses Instagram for Personalization
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Whimsical Cosmetic Pop-Ups
Whimsical Cosmetic Pop-Ups
The Winky Lux Experience is Styled as a Photo-Friendly Retail Museum
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Virtual Luxury Fashion Models
Virtual Luxury Fashion Models
Balmain's 'Virtual Army' Features Diverse CGI Supermodels
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