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How Sago Mini Achieved Over 20 Million App Downloads

How Sago Mini Achieved Over 20 Million App Downloads

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Industry Spotlight: Sago Mini's Director Of Brand & Marketing Discusses Industry Trends, Influencer Marketing Strategy & More

Sago Mini is a premium global preschool brand that creates delightful and innovative toys and mobile apps for children. In just four years, the company has achieved over 20 million app downloads and found a place for its toy products on the shelves of top retailers including Barnes & Noble and Nordstrom.

We spoke with Teena Saur, Director of Brand and Marketing at Sago Mini, about the company's influencer marketing strategy, upcoming apps and products, and the toy industry more broadly. Read the interview below:

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How To Do A Giveaway On Instagram: A Quick Marketer’s Guide

How To Do A Giveaway On Instagram: A Quick Marketer’s Guide

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How To Do A Giveaway On Instagram: Strategies, Examples & More

Social media giveaways are an excellent way for brands to increase their online following, promote the release of a new product, or boost positive brand sentiment. Giveaways encourage users to interact with a brand and thus foster an ongoing relationship with consumers.

Instagram in particular is a great platform for giveaways. Marketers can easily utilize tools like hashtags to increase the discoverability of a giveaway, and influencers can also be used to spread the word and reach a diverse group of potential participants.

Here we’ll break down how to do a giveaway on Instagram and how to leverage influencers for giveaway success. We’ll also provide a few top Instagram giveaway examples to inspire your next social media giveaway.  

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Tinder Swipes Right On Influencer Marketing

Tinder Swipes Right On Influencer Marketing

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Tinder Marketing Case Study: How Tinder Collaborates With Top Meme Influencers On Instagram

Since launching in 2012, Tinder has grown to become one of the world’s most popular mobile dating apps. According to the company’s website, Tinder has generated over 20 billion matches in total. Additionally, across 196 countries, users swipe 1.6 billion times each day and schedule 1 million dates every week. For those looking for love or to casually date, Tinder makes it easier than ever for singles to meet each other online.

Like many other mobile apps, Tinder has incorporated influencer marketing into its larger advertising strategy to raise brand awareness and attract new users. In this case study, we’ll examine how Tinder partnered with social media influencers to promote the launch of its new Reactions feature.

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The 10 Most Hilarious Meme Pages On Facebook

The 10 Most Hilarious Meme Pages On Facebook

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The Best Meme Pages On Facebook To Follow For A Laugh

Over the past few years, the act of sharing memes has become an enormous social media trend. Most simply, a meme is a funny image or video accompanied by a funny caption. As an art form similar to comics, memes are characterized by virality, humor, and relatability. In the past 5 years alone, search interest in the term “meme” has more than doubled.

In some cases, meme trends form around particular catchphrases or themes. In 2016, a meme featuring a picture of Ryan Gosling and the phrase “Hey Girl…” circulated around the internet. Numerous iterations of the original meme were created all positioning the actor as an ideal boyfriend. As public interest in memes has increased, their rising presence on Facebook has become unignorable.

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Exclusive Interview With Vat19, A Curiously Awesome Top YouTube Channel

Exclusive Interview With Vat19, A Curiously Awesome Top YouTube Channel

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Influencer Spotlight: How Jamie Salvatori Of Vat19 Drives Sales On YouTube

If you’ve ever seen a wacky video of a full-grown man eating a gummy worm the size of a human arm, you’ve probably seen Vat19 in action. With over 4.1 million subscribers, Vat19’s YouTube channel has not only become the mainstay of its retail business, but also has transformed the company into a content leader. The zany channel features hilarious challenges, extraordinary experiments, and best of all, gigantic candy.

Jamie Salvatori, founder and content creator behind Vat19, gives us the details on how he’s leveraged social media marketing and influencer marketing to promote his e-commerce company on YouTube.

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The 20 Most Popular Types Of YouTubers

The 20 Most Popular Types Of YouTubers

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The 20 Types Of YouTubers Shaping The Platform’s Future

YouTube has more than 1 billion daily active users, and more than 50 million users publish videos each day. The video-sharing platform is home to a diverse range of creators and has become one of the most popular places online to learn new skills, relate to others, and have a good laugh. 

YouTubers tend to create content focused on specific niches, and therefore the population can be organized by category. There’s something for everyone on the platform, and viewers can select from a wide variety of types of YouTubers to find creators they love. 

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What Marketers Need To Know About Facebook Crossposting Instagram Stories

What Marketers Need To Know About Facebook Crossposting Instagram Stories

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How Facebook Crossposting Works For Instagram Stories

Since its launch in March 2017, Facebook Stories has yet to achieve broad adoption across all social media users. However, the new capability to crosspost Instagram Stories to Facebook might be just the push users need to warm up to feature. Instagram Stories' introduction of Facebook crossposting has several implications for the Facebook-Instagram platform, for content creators, and for marketers.

To better understand how Facebook-Instagram crossposting will impact digital advertising, marketers will also need to know how crossposting is best used and the role that each platform plays in content creation and dissemination. Here we'll discuss how Facebook crossposting works for Instagram Stories and what effects it may have on the social media marketing landscape.

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Case Study: Skincare Advertising With Social Media Influencers

Case Study: Skincare Advertising With Social Media Influencers

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Skincare Advertising Case Study: How Neutrogena, St. Ives & Dr. Jart+ Partner With Instagram Influencers

As of 2017, the global skincare industry is worth $128.1B, and by 2021 its worth is expected to rise to more than $180B. Millennial women account for a huge portion of the industry’s revenue, particularly in the U.S.

Neutrogena, St Ives, and Dr. Jart+ are three brands adding influencer marketing to their larger skincare advertising strategies to specifically target millennial women. In the following case study we’ll break down how each brand partners with Instagram influencers to either raise brand awareness or showcase a specific product.

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10 Female Gamer Statistics Marketers Must Know

10 Female Gamer Statistics Marketers Must Know

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10 Female Gamer Statistics That Illustrate The Shifting Demographics Of The Gaming Industry

American consumers spent an astounding $30.4 billion on video games in 2016. The gaming industry has grown significantly in the past few years, in part due to the rise of mobile games, virtual reality, and YouTube gaming videos. Games are now more accessible than ever, and can be played on mobile, PC, and console.

The rise of gaming has also been accompanied by a notable increase in female gamers. Today, marketers have the opportunity to reach women of all ages in a category originally dominated by men.

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Exclusive Interview With Fairmont’s Executive Director Of eCommerce & Digital Marketing, Mansi Vagt

Exclusive Interview With Fairmont’s Executive Director Of eCommerce & Digital Marketing, Mansi Vagt

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Industry Spotlight: Fairmont Hotel's Mansi Vagt Shares On Influencer Marketing, Social Media & More

With 75 properties around the globe, Fairmont Hotels is one the world's leading luxury hotel chains. While each Fairmont property has a unique feel, from The Plaza in the heart of New York City to Banff Springs Hotel located in one of Canada's most picturesque national parks, all provide visitors with incredible experiences and impeccable service.

Recently acquired by AccorHotels, Fairmont is at the forefront of the hospitality industry. Through influencer partnerships, the brand has further strengthened its reputation as a leading luxury hotel chain. Sponsorships with top influencers have enabled Fairmont to share the unique experiences that are available at its breathtaking properties with a vast audience of social media users.

We spoke with Mansi Vagt, Executive Director Of eCommerce & Digital Marketing at AccorHotels, to learn about the company's success with influencer marketing as well as emerging trends within the hospitality industry.

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