Posts by Sam Dixon

3 Common Problems in Influencer Marketing & How to Fix Them

Influencer marketing is an opportunity for your brand to connect with your audience in a relevant way. But whether you’re about to launch your first influencer campaign or you have dozens under your belt, you’re likely to run into these common problems. Here are a few strategies to solve them.  Not Enough Time The problem:…

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Facebook Makes Changes to Political Ads

Facebook announced plans in April to increase accountability for political content, saying in a statement, “We believe that when you visit a Page or see an ad on Facebook it should be clear who it’s coming from.” As part of this effort, Facebook launched a new ads transparency tool last week designed to prevent political…

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Facebook Tests an Influencer Marketing Search Tool

Facebook began its first big influencer marketing push in November 2017, when it launched the Facebook Creator app. The company positioned Facebook Creator as “a one stop shop to create and cross-post videos, go live with exclusive features, track your insights, and manage your messages — all in one place.” At the same time, it…

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Virtual Influencers Can’t Replace Actual Human Connection

Lil Miquela is a bona fide Instagram celebrity. A model, activist and recording artist, she has more than a million followers, and partners with brands like Prada and Chanel. Vogue called her “Instagram’s latest It Girl.” The only thing is: she’s not a real person. Miquela is a virtual influencer, a CGI avatar that occupies…

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3 Common Misconceptions about Influencer Marketing

Brands are continuing to see the value in influencer marketing. In Linquia’s State of Influencer Marketing 2018 survey, 86% of respondents said they used influencer marketing in 2017, and 92% of them found it effective. More than a third – 39% – of those surveyed planned to increase their budget for influencers in 2018. The…

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What You Need to Know from Facebook’s F8 Conference

Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference is a showcase for the company’s new products, upcoming changes and overall vision for the future. This year’s F8 conference, held May 1 and 2, seemed like business as usual – with splashy announcements and a keynote speech from CEO Mark Zuckerberg – despite Facebook’s recent high-profile privacy controversy. Here are…

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Tips for Creating Better Ads in Instagram Stories

It’s not just you. Instagram Stories are mesmerizing. They capture your attention and keep you entertained. In the first year of Instagram Stories (as of August 2017), the company reported that Stories helped users stay on the app longer and visit it more often. Instagram said users under 25 spend more than 32 minutes a…

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How Does Digital Life Affect Our Overall Well-Being?

As digital technology continues to evolve and expand, it opens up countless new opportunities for connection, commerce, work and play. Our mobile devices are so integrated into our lives that it’s hard to imagine how we did anything – run businesses, order food, fight boredom, date – without them. But despite all the benefits we…

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Self-Care & Tech Can Coexist

For people of all ages, from millennials to baby boomers, self-care is a hot topic of conversation. Browse any number of studies, magazine articles and online lists, and you’ll find tips for improving self-care. Often these strategies focus on unplugging from technology to boost health and wellness. But technology and self-care are not mutually exclusive.…

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Facebook is Launching New Privacy Tools & Controls

The words “Facebook” and “privacy” are fairly loaded at the moment. The company has battled weeks of bad press and user outrage after the revelation that the data of millions of users may have been inappropriately shared with Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign. And this Wednesday, Facebook amended its…

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