The last thing that the world needs is a new social club, right? Wrong, folks. Millennials are turning social clubs into something new and exciting. Millennials have a way of changing the old into something hip, rad, and dope.
One New Jersey Millennial came up with an idea to advertise products and companies online using pictures instead of words, and his name is Billy McFarland. Billy McFarland is a 24-year old entrepreneur that has a knack for starting successful companies. His online ad company is called Spling. No one knows what Spling means, but Billy does. It means money in his bank account. Spling has been helping companies promote products for the last four years.
Billy McFarland is one of those college dropouts that didn’t need college to survive in the business world. Billy created his own business world, and the rest of the world is trying to get a piece of it. Billy’s latest business creation is called Magnises.
Magnises is a new concept that mixes the old version of a social club with a modern day version of a membership club.
Magnises offers perks that are hard to come by. The Magnises black metal membership card acts like a credit card on steroids. The Magnises card can be linked to a personal debit or credit card, so it does function like a credit card and a card that offers members special treats like a hard-to-get reservation at a trendy restaurant, or front row seats at sporting events.
Members can also hang out at Billy McFarland’s West Village townhouse, and catch an art show, or have dinner with the high-profile members of Magnises.
McFarland raised $3 million in venture capital to start Magnises. The club is open in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and San Francisco. Billy plans to expand the program to LA. London, Boston, and Atlanta in 2017. There are 12,000 card carrying members of Magnises now, and Billy thinks that number will double faster than he originally planned because of the word-of-mouth advertising the concept is getting around the country. Companies around the country are coming on board, and they are offering more perks. Those companies will help expand the Magnises concept to more cities in the future.