Jason Mendez is an American social media celebrity who became popular because of his account on Vine, a social media service owned by Twitter where users could share looping video clips. He joined Vine in May 2013 and within a short span of time had accrued over a million followers by October 2014. His six-second vines have often been compiled in the ‘best-of’ lists. By the time he decided to move on to other social media channels, he had 1.9 million followers and 1 billion loops. He was even in the executive comedy team for Fanta when they wanted to launch a new series with influential Viners. He currently makes humorous videos on Facebook. His videos are relatable because the content resonates with everyone as they are just things that happens to everybody. As a social media influencer, he continues to constantly upload videos on Facebook and is very active on Instagram.
Jason Mendez is a rising social media star who first became popular on Vine. He was introduced to Vine by fellow Vine user, Sean Sauce. Jason Mendez and SeanSauce went on to collaborate on a YouTube channel called ‘MVPunks’ in 2013. As part of the Vine community, he went to the VidCon in 2015 and later was a part of the SXSW festival in 2016. Not only does he have almost 2 million followers on Vine, 43,000 followers on Twitter, over 1 million fans on Facebook, and over 450,000 followers on Instagram, but his Vine videos have been looped by his subscribers over 1 billion times. This level of popularity opened Medez’s door to many opportunities.
Jason Mendez was among the three prominent Vine users, others being AlliCattt and Mighty Duck, to be shortlisted for ‘Fanta For the Funny’. The trio collectively had over 3 million fans. Fanta wanted them to create and share content using the hashtag #FantaForTheFunny to use them later. This move allowed Fanta to tap into the market of Teenager while connecting with them through humor. The series achieved more than 270,000 views on CollegeHumor.com with their first episode; the promotional Vine for the series generated over 437,000 loops.
After Vine was discontinued, Mendez shifted to Facebook to continue uploading his videos. However, the style was different as vines were only for 6 seconds, whereas Facebook videos needed to be longer to capture the audience’s attention. Jason had to work harder than usual as it meant a lot more editing and higher recording time. Soon Jason began posting 1-minute videos of pranks, funny reactions, and other daily escapades which brought him higher following. Currently, he uploads his videos on Facebook and advertises them through Twitter and Instagram. His future aspirations include focusing on making music with a strong inclination toward EDM and Hip Hop.
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Jason Mendez was born on September 18, 1993 in California and is of Filipino and Mexican descent. He studied graphic designing and undertook design classes. He edits his videos and helps his friends edit their videos too. He loves interacting with his fans so much so that he calls them his friends. He currently lives in Los Angeles.