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The latest industry news on top social media influencers, YouTube creators, and influencer marketing stats, trends & analysis presented in our weekly roundup series.

Is Vine 2 Destined To Fail With Influencers?

Is Vine 2 Destined To Fail With Influencers?

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Vine 2: The Clone Of A Failed App, Or The Next Major Influencer Marketing Channel?

Remember Vine? The scrappy Instagram competitor that specialized in short, looping videos to share with friends and followers?

Whether you’re someone who misses Vine, is glad it’s gone or had completely forgotten about the platform, a new version of the app is currently being developed for launch. World, it’s time to get ready for v2...

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Octoly Leaks 12,000 Influencers’ Personal Info In Massive Data Breach

Octoly Leaks 12,000 Influencers’ Personal Info In Massive Data Breach

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How Octoly Leaked Sensitive Personal Information For 12,000 Influencers & What The Data Breach Means For Influencer Marketing

In early January, cyber-security firm UpGuard discovered that the personal data of over 12,000 Octoly users was left exposed in a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket. The unsecured files included influencer names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, usernames, and hashed user passwords.

The data breach has serious implications for influencers and brands alike. Here, we break down the details and ramifications of the Octoly influencer data cloud breach influencers and marketers alike should know:

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What Facebook’s Algorithm Changes Mean For Influencers & Brands

What Facebook’s Algorithm Changes Mean For Influencers & Brands

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What Marketers Must Know About Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Changes

Since its founding in February 2004, Facebook has amassed more than 2.1 billion monthly active users. The average person spends 35 minutes a day on the platform, which amounts to more than a year and a half over the course of a lifetime. According to the social networking site’s most recent earnings call, in 2017 Facebook saw a 47% year-over-year increase in revenue.

Despite its wide-reaching success, Facebook’s history has been peppered with controversy, particularly when it comes to its News Feed algorithm. Largely a mystery to the general public, the algorithm determines the order in which content appears in users’ News Feeds and subsequently the information over two billion people are exposed to every day.

Facebook recently announced a significant change to the algorithm’s ranking system that may threaten the ability of influencers, brands, and news outlets to succeed on the platform. Here we’ll break down how the Facebook algorithm has evolved over time, the recent changes, and the potential impacts of these changes on the influencer marketing industry.

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Exclusive Interview with VidCon CEO, Jim Louderback

Exclusive Interview with VidCon CEO, Jim Louderback

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Industry Spotlight: VidCon's Jim Louderback Discusses The Future & Trends Of Online Video & Influencer Marketing

Since its inception in 2010, VidCon has become the world's largest online video conference of its kind. No other event unites over 30,000 online video creators, fans, and businesses in physical space to celebrate video's present and future.

Online video industry veteran and entrepreneur, Jim Louderback took over the role of VidCon CEO in September 2017. His resume is a dizzying one, with accomplishments that include starting, running, and selling multiple successful businesses. Previously he held the role of VidCon's programming executive but now looks to shape the event to serve audiences worldwide.

We sat down with Louderback to discuss fascinating questions like, "What is the future of online video?" and "What will the next social video platforms look like?" See how he predicts influencer marketing will progress in the coming years and what's in store for VidCon 2018 in our exclusive interview.

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Does YouTube’s “Includes Paid Promotion” Tag Satisfy FTC Guidelines?

Does YouTube’s “Includes Paid Promotion” Tag Satisfy FTC Guidelines?

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What Marketers Must Know About YouTube’s “Includes Paid Promotion” Tag

In the past few years, influencer marketing has progressed tremendously, particularly on YouTube, with creators in the one to three million subscriber range now earning an average of $125,000 per sponsored video.

Influencer marketing is becoming a substantial component of advertising budgets, and as it grows, the industry is facing stricter FTC regulations. 2017 was a year characterized by increased FTC enforcement, during which 90 brands and influencers were delivered warning letters for failing to meet the FTC’s guidelines for sponsored content.  

In the wake of the FTC’s crackdown, social media platforms are introducing features that foster increased transparency in sponsored content. Both Instagram and YouTube are among those that have added sponsored content disclosure features. Here we’ll break down YouTube’s “Includes Paid Promotion” tag and define what is, how it fits in with FTC guidelines, and what it means for influencer marketing on YouTube and beyond.

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What Brands & Influencers Should Know About YouTube Reels

What Brands & Influencers Should Know About YouTube Reels

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YouTube Reels: What The New “Stories” Feature Means For Influencers & Brands

Nearly one-third of the world’s three billion internet users watch YouTube content each month. As online video continues to surge in popularity and competing social media platforms fight for users’ attention, YouTube is adding new features to keep its users engaged.

YouTube just announced the launch of YouTube Reels, a feature that mimics Instagram and Snapchat Stories. Read on to see exactly what YouTube Reels includes and how the feature will impact influencers and brands.

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How Many People Use Instagram Stories? [User Growth Chart]

How Many People Use Instagram Stories? [User Growth Chart]

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See How Instagram Stories Doubled Its Users In Just One Year

Though Instagram Stories has been around for just over a year, the feature has quickly become one of the most popular avenues for sharing social media content. Regarded as a more user-friendly and discoverable Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories is popularizing in-the-moment content, and is quickly being adopted by audiences and influencers alike as their preferred social media platform.

Instagram Stories already has nearly twice as many daily users as Snapchat, and the feature’s immense popularity and continued expansion have significant implications for audiences, influencers, and marketers alike.

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8 Statistics Showing How Snap Is Struggling

8 Statistics Showing How Snap Is Struggling

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The 8 Statistics Summarizing The Snapchat Train Wreck

It’s been 9 months since Snap’s IPO, and according to its most recent earnings reports, the company is facing some major growth challenges. In the face of poor revenue and declining growth, Snap seems to finally admit that it needs to overcome major experience hurdles and that better address the looming presence of Facebook.

Though Snap’s struggles aren’t new, its earnings report is certainly a clear warning for the platform to tighten up. To better understand Snap’s position in the industry, we’ve compiled the most relevant statistics from its Q3 earnings report and recent studies.

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When Will Instagram Reach 1 Billion Users?

When Will Instagram Reach 1 Billion Users?

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Will Instagram Ring In 2018 With 1 Billion Monthly Active Users? At Its Current Pace, Yes.

Instagram announced 800 million monthly active users and 500 million daily active users on September 25, 2017. Instagram has come a long way since it launched in 2010. When it was acquired by Facebook in 2012 for $1B, it had 30 million users. With last year’s introduction of Stories and improved messaging functionality, Instagram not only stole Snapchat’s thunder, but seemed to accelerate its own user growth.

In the year following Instagram Stories’ introduction, Instagram grew by an additional 100 million users, and it continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. In the past 5 months, Instagram added an average of 653,595 users per day.

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The 13 Biggest Influencer Marketing Trends To Know For 2018

The 13 Biggest Influencer Marketing Trends To Know For 2018

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The Influencer Marketing Trends For 2018 And What They Mean For Businesses

In just a few years, influencer marketing has gone from an ancillary expense in many brands’ online marketing budgets to its very own digital advertising category. As we look forward to 2018, the influencer marketing space is expected to broaden its scope, extend its reach, and strengthen its impact.

While the growing landscape brings with it many exciting opportunities, new challenges will also arise. From measuring ROI, to federal regulations, to fake influencers, to evolving technologies and platforms, the coming year looks to have big implications for both influencers and the brands that partner with them.

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