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

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

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

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Five successful brands on YouTube: From Adidas to Sarson's vinegar

When you think of brands on YouTube, you might automatically think of pre-roll ads or sponsored vlogs. 

But this is just part of the story. Many big brands now recognise the power of creating an effective video marketing campaign specifically for the platform, with the best examples helping to build brand communities, further engagement across all social channels, and increase sales. 

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Livestreaming in China: Everything you need to know

Livestreaming has been growing rapidly since 2015 in China, thanks to a slew of social apps and better mobile networks.

In this article, we'll take a look at:

  • the stats behind the rise of livestreaming
  • some brand campaigns
  • important ivestreaming platforms
  • Alibaba's investment in the trend

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Brand as publisher: Is Anheuser-Busch InBev's investment in beer magazines savvy or risky?

Brands are increasingly getting into the storytelling business, and that means that content has arguably never been more important to them.

While this has fuelled the rise of spend in content marketing, some brands are taking their content investments a step further by investing in content-focused websites that serve their markets.

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Four brands pushing the boundaries of content strategy

With today’s brave new Web, there’s no place for mobile-tablet-desktop thinking.

The humble browser is no longer the only thing that consumes content, so getting your content to new audiences in new places means having a content strategy for the likes of native applications, voice user interfaces, and the emerging Internet of Things.

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How behavioural science can alter brand perception and purchase habits

For many of us working closely with clients on a day to day basis, receiving a new brief can cause a flurry of activity and excitement.

Although many of the briefs we receive are expertly written with deep insight into the business, market and the challenges ahead, in other instances a brief doesn’t necessarily specify the root of the problem.

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How Cancer Research is using smart technology to drive fundraising

Most London benches are a bit grim, usually marred by wet leaves and leftover kebabs. Naturally, a much shinier-looking bench caught my attention as I walked near Old Street the other day. 

Upon further inspection, I discovered it was a Cancer Research ‘smart bench’ – one of many installed around the city earlier this year. 

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The best social stories and campaigns from May 2017

Is it me, or did May disappear faster than a box of Magnums on a hot bank holiday? 

It was a hectic one in the world of social media too. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights, including Twitter fails, records, travel campaigns, and more.

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Delivering data-driven content marketing for the travel industry

The travel industry is increasingly turning to content-led strategies to create and nurture relationships at all stages of the customer journey.

And it's paying off: a 2015 Aberdeen study showed 7.8x higher year-on-year traffic for content marketing leaders versus followers. Conversion rates are also 6x higher for content marketing adopters versus non-adopters.

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Why Visit Sweden and other tourism boards are teaming up with Airbnb

From cabins in Cornwall to treehouses in Hawaii – Airbnb offers unique and enticing accommodation around the world. Its latest listing is even more unusual, with the brand promoting the entire country of Sweden as the ultimate place to stay.

It is part of Airbnb’s new partnership with Visit Sweden, which aims to attract international travellers to the country.

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Four reasons luxury brands are embracing influencers

While the mass market appeal of social media might seem at odds with the exclusive nature of high-end fashion, many luxury brands are starting to embrace influencer marketing. 

In fact, it has become a core strategy for some of the world's biggest luxury brands.

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Skoda uses real-time traffic data as part of digital OOH campaign

Skoda UK has launched a new digital out-of-home campaign to promote the new Kodiaq SUV. Combining contextual data with inspirational messaging, it’s a pretty nifty example of digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising.

Here a run-down of the campaign and a few reasons why it works.

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