Social media is a huge part of our daily lives. Every little thing that happens is documented on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We Periscope and SnapChat our thoughts about things and all this, for free.
So would you fork out more than R30 000 a year to be a part of an elite social network? Is Facebook just not exclusive enough for you? Europe’s wealthy are already steering away from the regular social networks and they are paying big bucks for the exclusivity.
No time to create a profile? Enter The Marque, this network is very much like an invite-only LinkedIn where all the hard work is done for you. Once you’ve been asked to join by another member, and have passed the strict screening process, a dedicated “relationship manager” crafts your profile for you. Your profile will include your work history, education, business interests and hobbies. Launched in April by Andrew Wessels, a South African-born former venture capitalist, it’s preparing for a roll-out in the US and the rest of the world.