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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:

A Quick Guide To Influencer Marketing Pricing

A Quick Guide To Influencer Marketing Pricing

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Influencer Marketing Pricing: Industry Averages, Pricing Models, Factors To Consider & More

Every day, more and more businesses are using influencer marketing to build their brands, promote their products, and engage with their target audiences. However, as a new and growing industry, prices associated with influencer marketing campaigns can vary greatly.

For businesses looking to execute an effective campaign, it’s important to understand how different pricing options can affect return on investment (ROI). In the following piece, we’ll take a look at various aspects of influencer marketing pricing to help brands better plan their campaigns and anticipate influencer marketing costs.

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Use These 7 Tips To Take Your Brand Ambassador Program To The Next Level

Use These 7 Tips To Take Your Brand Ambassador Program To The Next Level

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How To Build A Brand Ambassador Program With Influencers: Tips, Examples & More

Today, the average person spends nearly two hours per day on social media. As individuals spend an increasing amount of time online they’re also demonstrating an aversion to ads. A recent study found that two out of three millennials use an ad blocker on mobile and desktop, a number that’s likely even higher for Generation Z members.

In order to more authentically connect with consumers online, many marketers are implementing brand ambassador programs with social media influencers. Here we’ll define what a brand ambassador is, identify the benefits of building a brand ambassador program with influencers, and provide tips to guide your brand ambassador program.

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10 Major Differences Between Influencer Marketing Platforms & Agencies

10 Major Differences Between Influencer Marketing Platforms & Agencies

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10 Factors To Consider When Deciding Between Influencer Marketing Agencies & Influencer Marketing Platforms

Influencer marketing is one of the fastest growing sectors of advertising. On Instagram alone, the influencer marketing advertising spend is estimated to be $1 billion in 2017 and projected to exceed $2 billion by 2019. Accompanying this market growth, a variety of companies have cropped up to offer a range of services aimed at meeting the demands of the ever-evolving influencer marketing space.

For many brands and advertisers evaluating influencer marketing solutions, the choice often comes down to either working with an influencer marketing agency or learning how to use an influencer marketing platform (software). In this nascent and somewhat fragmented industry, it can be difficult for brands and marketers to determine which solution best fits their specific needs.

Below, we elucidate the 10 key differences between influencer marketing agencies and influencer marketing platforms.

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Kenneth Cole, Ted Baker & Sean John’s Watch Marketing Strategy With Influencers

Kenneth Cole, Ted Baker & Sean John’s Watch Marketing Strategy With Influencers

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How Geneva Watch Group (Kenneth Cole, Ted Baker & Sean John) Markets On Social Media, With Influencer Marketing & More

Geneva Watch Group designs and manufactures watches for some of the world's most popular brands, including Kenneth Cole and Ted Baker London. Founded in 1974, the company is a global leader in the watch industry and loved by consumers all over the world.

Geneva's marketing strategy revolves around social media and influencer marketing. Partnerships with key Instagram influencers have been instrumental in helping the brand drive sales and generate widespread brand awareness.

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Facebook Native Ads vs Marketing With Influencers On Facebook

Facebook Native Ads vs Marketing With Influencers On Facebook

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Influencer Marketing Vs. Facebook Native Advertising: Which Is Better?

With over 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook is one of the most coveted advertising platforms online. For years, businesses and brands have found success in reaching a variety of audiences via Facebook’s own native advertising, as well as through influencer marketing content.

Native advertising and influencer marketing offer distinct opportunities in terms of form/medium, reach, and engagement. Below, we’ll take a look at what these differences mean for businesses, as well as which approach might be most beneficial for a particular campaign.

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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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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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How To Create A Hashtag: A Marketer’s Guide

How To Create A Hashtag: A Marketer’s Guide

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How To Create A Hashtag: 10 Tips For Success

Though they’ve only been around for about a decade, hashtags have become a widely-used feature on nearly every major social media platform, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Hashtags serve two primary functions for users: (1) they help users find content related to a specific topic, and (2) they make it easier for users to find others with mutual interests.

Today, brands are using hashtags to promote their name and advertise specific products on social media. Just as hashtags help users find content related to a term or phrase, they make branded content more searchable and discoverable online. Hashtags are an important part of social media marketing strategies that should not be overlooked.

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How Instagram’s New Branded Content Policy Will Affect Influencers & Brands

How Instagram’s New Branded Content Policy Will Affect Influencers & Brands

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What Marketers Must Know About Instagram’s New Branded Content Policy

The Instagram influencer marketing industry has grown tremendously over the past several years, and is expected to reach a value of over $2 billion by 2019. As the industry grows, rules and regulations are beginning to catch up with influencers and brands. The FTC issued warnings to over 90 top influencers earlier this year, and the recent CSGOLotto scandal marked the first case that charged individual influencers.

The FTC isn’t alone in moving towards stricter regulation of sponsored content. In late August, Instagram announced its adoption of Facebook’s branded content policy, which requires that all branded content be clearly marked using Instagram’s new paid partnership tag.

This shift in Instagram’s policy has major implications for the influencer marketing industry as a whole. Here, we break down what Instagram’s branded content policy is, how it fits in with FTC guidelines, and what it means for the future of influencer marketing on Instagram.

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YouTube Gaming’s Sponsorship Program Is A Game Changer For Creators & Marketers

YouTube Gaming’s Sponsorship Program Is A Game Changer For Creators & Marketers

How YouTube Gaming's Sponsorship Program Will Alter The Future Of Gaming Monetization

YouTube’s sponsorship expansion represents a significant step for YouTube Gaming. Placing it in direct competition with leading gaming site, Twitch, the YouTube Gaming sponsorship program, which allows fans to sponsor their favorite creators, is likely to encourage influencers and their fans to use the platform more.

The sponsorship program may serve to boost YouTube’s presence in the live streaming space, helping it keep up with other popular live streaming platforms such as Twitch and Facebook.

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