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Snapchat sues Instagram influencer for not promoting Snapchat Spectacles

Image via Snapchat
Image via Snapchat
After failing to fulfill a contract with Snapchat's PR firm, PR Consultants (PRC), Instagram influencer and actor Luka Sabbat is being sued by PRC for $90,000. Sabbat signed a contract with PRC to promote Snapchat's Spectacles v2 with some Instagram posts and real-world appearances, but he failed to fulfill the terms of the contract.

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Snapchat is suing Instagram “influencer” and actor Luka Sabbat for US $90,000 in damages and compensation after Sabbat failed to uphold a contract promising to promote version 2 of Snapchat’s Spectacles (remember those?).

Sabbat was chosen to promote Spectacles by Snap Inc.’s public relations firm. According to his contract, Sabbat had the daunting task of creating a single Instagram feed post, three Instagram Stories, and be photographed at the fashion weeks in both Paris and Milan while wearing Snapchat’s Spectacles. He was also supposed to include Instagram’s “swipe-up-to-buy” links on those posts in hopes of getting some sales from his followers. Lastly, Sabbat needed to get the posts pre-approved with the PR team and send them analytics metrics on the posts.

Somehow, Sabbat failed to uphold this contract. He only made one Stories post and the single Feed post while neglecting to do anything else. Snapchat’s PR group promptly filed suit against Sabbat, hoping to reclaim the $45,000 advance they had paid and $45,000 in damages. If Sabbat had upheld his end of the contract, he would have made another $15,000 on top of the $45,000 Snapchat paid him up front. The suit is ongoing.

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Sam Medley, 2018-11- 1 (Update: 2018-11- 1)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.