It’s time for another episode of TikTok Talks, fam. In case you missed it, it’s ONE37pm’s brand new series, where we chat with TikTok stars who are making a name for themselves on the app. This time around, ONE37pm’s Omari White speaks with 19-year-old content creator Mark Thomas.
The Pennsylvania native first gained popularity on musical.ly, accumulating over 5 million followers on the app that eventually became TikTok. While he’s all about TikTok trends and challenges, Mark is also really involved with music marketing. That’s right. He knows exactly what it takes for a song to completely blow up on the app (Think: “Say So” by Doja Cat or “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion). From the art of growing artists on the app to the importance of keeping up with trends, Mark spills all the details on his secrets to success. Check it out!
ONE37pm: What’s your favorite filter on the TikTok app?
Mark: I’m going to have to go with the G6 filter. That one and I think they just came out with a couple of new ones, towards the very right of the filters that I like a lot. Those are pretty dope.
ONE37pm: What was the driving moment that made you create a TikTok account?
Mark: I’ve actually been on the app before it was actually TikTok. I actually can’t remember. I think someone just told me to download it, or some of my followers recommended me to it. And I got on it, and I love it. It’s an amazing app.
ONE37pm: What’s your advice for someone just getting started on TikTok?
Mark: My advice would be to find a category that you think you could absolutely destroy and make the best content out of what you think you could create the best. And find trend patterns, like whenever a trend pops up, do it. Be creative with it—trends are definitely the best things to follow when you’re starting out.