Influencer Marketing

How to Avoid the ‘Dark Side’ of Influencer Marketing

When it’s done right, influencer marketing connects people in a meaningful way. It provides interesting and useful content, and it benefits brands, social media influencers, and followers. When it’s done poorly, it brings up serious ethical and legal questions. It confuses fact and fiction, and it makes social media users distrustful of the entire industry.…

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Facebook Update May Lead to a Rise in Influencer Marketing

Since Facebook announced the latest changes to its News Feed algorithm, industry reactions have been mixed – ranging from cautious optimism to full-scale panic. With this recent update, Facebook is concentrating on building more authentic connections and meaningful interactions within its audience. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that news and branded content will show up less…

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What Brands Need to Know about Facebook’s News Feed Changes

Facebook is changing what you will see in your News Feed – but probably not in the way you expect. Instead of expanding its content offerings or advertising opportunities, Facebook is refocusing the News Feed to prioritize personal connections over content from publishers and marketers. In a January 12 post, Mark Zuckerberg wrote: We built Facebook…

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How to Disclose Branded Content on Instagram

Influencer marketing on Instagram is a thriving business. Influencers partner with companies from all different industries to promote products and services through their posts. The problem is that many of these influencer marketing campaigns do not make it clear to followers that they are sponsored – violating the Endorsement Guides from the Federal Trade Commission.…

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How to Avoid the “Fake Follower” Trap in Influencer Marketing

Finding the right influencers to partner with your brand is no simple feat. You have to make sure the people you select are authentic and engaging, who care about their followers and share your brand values. And, increasingly, you also have to verify that influencers – and their followers – are real. Fake Instagram accounts…

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Why Micro-Influencers Are Better for Your Brand

A “bigger is better” mentality often prevails when planning influencer marketing campaigns. We aim for big-name influencers with bigger audiences (while spending bigger budgets) because we think they’ll be worth the investment. More eyeballs equal more engagement, right? Not necessarily. Mega-influencers like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid do gain attention for the brands they promote,…

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Are You Looking at the Influencer Marketing Long Game?

Most savvy marketers don’t need to be sold on the value of influencer marketing. The evidence is all around us, as brands of every size partner with influencers to connect with their audiences. But though more brands each year are maintaining or expanding their investment in influencer marketing, many are still not making a significant,…

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Influencer Infused Events

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Last week I was standing in a room full of excited influencers as they looked at a client’s products and sipped on signature cocktails. There was a buzz in the room and we were all having a great time. The group was hand selected by my team and included a variety of influencers that could…

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Influencer Marketing: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” When it comes to influencer marketing, that old cliche definitely applies. Brands new to this type of marketing may lean toward simply reaching out to a handful of mid-sized lifestyle bloggers to promote a new product. However, the most effective influencer marketing campaign requires a more strategic…

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Tracey’s Influencer Marketing Insight Featured on Forbes.com!

Our very own COO, Tracey McCoy, was recently featured on Forbes.com. Her incredibly insightful article takes a deeper look into influencer marketing and the skyrocketing influencer rates seen across the industry. Tracey addresses the rising concerns of high rates threatening partnerships between agencies and influencers.  She recommends 3 tips the industry should consider when faced with…

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