Posts tagged with Influencers

Are virtual stars the next step for influencer marketing?

From the FTC’s reinforced regulations and CAP's guidance to the increase in artificial Instagram pods - the world of influencer marketing seems to have been riding a wave of scepticism in the last year.

Now, a new phenomenon has cropped up, which hasn’t done much to help perceived authenticity within the industry. It’s mainly down to Lil Miquela – a virtual/CGI influencer with an impressive 600,000 followers on Instagram.

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The fake follower economy is beginning to crumble

For years, there has existed an underground market in which individuals and companies buy and sell fake social media followers, along with fake likes and comments. 

These markets are an open secret and while fake accounts obviously violate the rules of popular social platforms like Facebook and Twitter, they have persisted.


Is the influencer marketing bubble set to burst?

Last year, influencer marketing became a billion-dollar industry, with reports suggesting that it could be worth a whopping $2.38bn by the time 2019 rolls around.

Other research suggests a similarly positive outlook.


Three content marketing trends for 2018

Over the past five years, content marketing has gone from being the 'shiny new object' in marketing to one which is taken as seriously as SEO, SEM, and social media.

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Only 29% of influencer campaigns use trackable URLs for attribution

Celebrity Intelligence this week released a new study, The Age of Social Influence, which includes some interesting findings about the evolution of influencer campaigns.

But let's look at some of the key findings from the accompanying survey of 270 marketing specialists – some very positive and others, as the headline suggests, showing room for improvement.

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A day in the life of... a social media strategist

Do you spend all day on social media? Would you like to get paid for it?

Well, maybe you should consider being a social media strategist, like Rod Alvarenga of BzzAgent (a dunnhumby company).

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Ask the experts: Paid social media trends, challenges & strategy

Next up for our 'ask the experts' series is paid social media.

We've got some consultants and agency bods to give us their opinions on everything from Snapchat to strategy, video to influencers. There's quite a lot to digest so you can use the hyperlinks below to jump between questions.

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Are marketers underestimating the fraud threat to influencer marketing?

Ad fraud is a multi-billion dollar a year problem and according to one estimate, by 2025, the digital ad market could be the second largest revenue source for organized crime behind drug trafficking.

Ad fraud comes in numerous forms. There's click fraud, for example, which for years has been a thorn in the side of marketers using pay-per-click advertising channels.


Love Island 2017: Is this the future of influencer marketing?

If you haven’t caught wind of the show that’s kept the nation gripped over the last seven weeks – with its ‘he said, she said’ drama, witty one liners and collection of beautiful couples who look fresh out of an Essex salon – where have you been hiding?

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“It was a great campaign. It cost me $2M”: A discussion on EMV and social media measurement

I recently had a fascinating conversation with the CMO for a global multi-brand consumer goods company on the measurement of social media performance and in particular about EMV (Earned Media Value).

Here is a fairly accurate transcript of that conversation.


Should sales be used to measure the ROI of influencer marketing?

As influencer marketing gets more sophisticated (and expensive), the demand for reliable measurement of ROI is increasing rapidly.

Are you measuring the value of your efforts the right way?

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Micro-influencers: How to find the right fit for your brand

The world of influencer marketing has changed considerably over the past couple of years. While early examples were all about using influencers with the biggest audiences – it now seems to be a case of less is more. 

Many brands are using micro-influencers – people with a smaller number of followers on social media, but who create a much bigger impact. Yet with an endless pool of micro-influencers to choose from - and a much lengthier planning process - how can brands ensure they find the right fit?