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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

There’s a lot to sink your teeth into in this week’s stats roundup.

It includes news about social ads, retail returns, brand CSR, and lots more – plus further info to be found in the Internet Statistics Compendium.

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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Before you get stuck into that stack of choccy eggs, don’t forget to sample the finest digital marketing stats around this week.

The roundup includes news about US ad spend, programmatic budgets, and online influencers. Check out the Internet Statistics Compendium for lots more to boot.

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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.

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10 of the best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Whether it’s been a dry January, or a decidedly wet one for you – we’ve got the last stats roundup of the month to well and truly round things off.

This week’s includes news about influencers, ad viewability, ecommerce experimentation and lots more. Don’t forget to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium for further facts and figures.

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How Philips has benefitted from authentic influencer marketing

Brands continued to associate with famous or authoritative individuals in 2017, with the Instagram influencer marketing industry alone being worth $1billion.

It’s perhaps unsurprising then that this way of advertising is set to retain its popularity amongst brands for years to come; especially considering 71% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on a social media reference from an influencer. 

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Will influencer marketing take a hit after the Logan Paul firestorm?

One of the biggest topics among digital marketers in 2017 was that of brand safety and it looks set to remain in the headlines thanks to a firestorm that has engulfed one of social media's most prominent influencers.

The 22 year-old influencer, Logan Paul, boasts 15m YouTube subscribers and his daily videos regularly rack up upwards of 5m views each, giving him a level of exposure that eclipses events like the Super Bowl. Thanks to this popularity, Paul reportedly earned $12.5m last year and has worked with some of the globe's biggest brands, including Nike, Walmart, Pepsi, Verizon and HBO.

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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.

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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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Why Jack Wills and other fashion brands are prioritising influencer content

When it comes to promoting new season collections, many fashion brands use influencer content to complement as well as boost awareness of their main marketing campaigns. 

For British retailer Jack Wills, this content is now taking centre stage. Instead of dedicating a large budget to professional photo shoots, Jack Wills has been working in conjunction with social media influencers to create content to promote its new collections.

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The changing face of consumer trust and the implications for marketers

I had the pleasure of hearing author Rachel Botsman speak at two events recently – NESTA and the Royal Society of Arts alongside Andy Haldane of the Bank of England.  

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Four reasons fashion brands are launching their own beauty ranges

Last month, fast-fashion retailer Boohoo announced that it would be launching a new beauty range. 

With products starting from as little as £4, Boohoo Cosmetics is designed to offer consumers an alternative to high-end beauty.

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