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From how to find the best social media influencers for your campaign to drafting up the perfect influencer agreement, read about best practices and more in our influencer marketing guides, how-to’s, and resources. Learn top tips and valuable insights on how top brands strategize, create, and manage their influencer marketing campaigns here:

Guide: How Do Social Media Influencers Make Money?

Guide: How Do Social Media Influencers Make Money?

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The Top 7 Ways Influencers Make Money Through Social Media

Social media influencers are creating a new class of celebrity. They may not come from the entertainment industries like traditional celebrities, but many of them have millions of fans and some of them have found a way to translate those massive followings into millions of dollars each year.

By getting creative with brand partnerships, patronage, advertising, and more, plenty of influencers are making a living on social media. Instagram, YouTube, Vine, and Snapchat accounts have launched entire careers and acted as springboards for major entrepreneurial ventures. There are a wealth of opportunities on social media, many of them quite lucrative. To get a better sense of the potential revenue streams open to influencers, see our guide below.

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The Top 12 Things To Consider When Finding Influencers

The Top 12 Things To Consider When Finding Influencers

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Finding Influencers For Marketing Campaigns Starts With Considering These 12 Key Factors

Influencer marketing campaigns are nuanced and have a lot of moving parts, but there’s perhaps no decision more important in the campaign crafting process than choosing and vetting influencers. As the content creating heart and soul of the campaign, it’s vital that the influencers that marketers choose be effective, engaging, and brand safe.

Finding influencers is more than just a cursory Google search and a quick rundown of who has the most followers and gets the most comments. Here are the top 12 things that marketers should analyze and consider when choosing influencers for an influencer marketing campaign.

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Guide: The Pros & Cons Of Marketing With Micro Influencers

Guide: The Pros & Cons Of Marketing With Micro Influencers

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The Pros And Cons Of Using Micro Influencers For Influencer Marketing

As influencer marketing gains momentum, more companies are getting involved. Influencer marketing is forecasted to become a $5-10 billion industry (and the Instagram influencer market alone is projected to be over $1 billion in 2017), which means that brands are investing into influencer marketing en masse.

In the early days of influencer marketing, brands worked with the largest influencers to reach the largest audiences, but things are changing. The term “micro influencers” is at the center of more and more conversations about influencer marketing, and it’s stirring up debate.

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How To Run A Social Media Giveaway With Influencers

How To Run A Social Media Giveaway With Influencers

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The 5 Must-Have Steps For Launching A Successful Social Media Giveaway With Influencers

Giveaways and contests are wildly popular on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube. Drawing interest from diverse groups of people and compelling audiences to interact with branded content and messaging in a unique way, giveaways are capable of providing a lot of value to brands, and involving influencers in giveaway efforts has the power to spread the message farther and wider with an impactful sense of authenticity.

There are a number of moving parts that make up giveaways and contests, though, and knowing how to manage them can help brands and marketers avoid headaches (and FTC ramifications) along the way. Here are the keys to doing successful social media giveaways with influencers:

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How Does An Influencer Marketing Agency Work?

How Does An Influencer Marketing Agency Work?

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What Does An Influencer Marketing Agency Do?

Influencer marketing is booming. Influencer marketing on Instagram alone is a $1 billion market. The global influencer market is poised to become a $5-10 billion market in the next few years. And now, more than ever before, brands are faced with a dizzying array of options for strategizing, planning and executing influencer marketing.

The world’s top brands, from Ray Ban and McDonald’s to American Express to Target, are using influencer marketing. The market is expanding in all directions, giving birth to new opportunities. Influencer marketing is quickly becoming a necessity for successful marketing plans, and effective campaigns are proving essential.

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How Does An Influencer Marketing Network Work?

How Does An Influencer Marketing Network Work?

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Here's What You Need To Know About An Influencer Marketing Network

Influencer marketing is booming. Poised to become a $5-10B industry in the next 5 years, influencer marketing is now a major consideration for the world’s biggest brands. With the rise of influencer marketing comes a rise in influencer marketing networks, aimed at amplifying influencer efforts and making influencer marketing campaigns more effective and easier to manage.

Rates, content creation, contracts, and promotional efforts change from campaign to campaign and influencer to influencer. No two campaigns are the same, and there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach for influencer marketing. That’s where influencer marketing networks come in. But what is an influencer marketing network and how does it affect various approaches to influencer marketing?

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What Is Twitch? History, Features, & More

What Is Twitch? History, Features, & More

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What Is Twitch? A Marketer's Guide To The Top Live Streaming Gaming Platform With 10M Daily Users

When it launched in 2011, Twitch was introduced as a new facet of Justin.tv, a live streaming platform that started in 2007 with a single 24/7 stream from its founder, Justin Kan. Six years later, it’s the primary destination for video game-related content streaming online, drawing over 9.7 million active users every day.

On average, each of its users watches 106 minutes of content every day. Audiences are spending a lot of time engaging with the Twitch platform, making Twitch a tour de force in live streaming and presenting a massive opportunity for both marketers and influencers. With its focus on a large and engaged audience and an evolving monetization architecture, Twitch may not be quite the household name that YouTube is, but it’s mighty in its influence.

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How Brands Are Now Marketing With Snapchat Spectacles

How Brands Are Now Marketing With Snapchat Spectacles

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How 4 Leading Brands Are Using Snapchat Spectacles

When Snapchat first released Snapchat Spectacles via mysterious bright yellow vending machines called “Snapbots" across the country last November, it seemed that Snapchat seemed to be on to some kind of early hardware hit. Long lines and sellouts meant that Spectacles were just short of “coveted."

That’s not necessarily the case now that they’re available online for $130, but they’re definitely still making a splash in the content game. Not keen to be left out of a new phase of social content, brands began jumping on the Spectacles wagon immediately.

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How Top Brands & Publishers Use Facebook Video & Live Streaming

How Top Brands & Publishers Use Facebook Video & Live Streaming

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How Kohl's, Subaru, BuzzFeed, & More Are Using Facebook Video & Facebook Live

Facebook Live and Facebook Video are two of the most pivotal segments of Facebook’s continuously growing suite of services. As such, they’ve seen dramatic development and evolution in the last few years as brands and publishers have found new ways to use the platform, tools, and format. Though publishers and brands have somewhat singular approaches, there’s some common ground between the two, and by looking at some of the most successful examples of Facebook Live and Facebook Video, we start to get a handle on some best practices for each.

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What Is Vlogging? Definition, History, & More

What Is Vlogging Definition History

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What Is Vlogging And How Is It Shaping Digital Media? 

From 2012 to 2016, worldwide digital video viewers have grown from 372 million to nearly 700, an increase of 87% (eMarketer). Digital video time spent has also risen sharply by 120% from 26 minutes per day to nearly an hour (fueled largely by mobile which has overtaken desktop viewing).

As viewing habits skewer increasingly towards online video, certain types of video content are proving to be in demand and popular with audiences. Vlogs—short for "video blogs"—have become one of the most popular types of digital video content featuring vloggers ("video bloggers") who candidly capture and share their lives.

Vlogging (short for "video blogging") is the daily practice of capturing and sharing vlogs characteristically featuring a vlogger shooting themselves at arm's length throughout their everyday activities.

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