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Here you’ll find our latest articles, roundups, case studies, influencer marketing examples for top social media influencers, YouTubers, bloggers, Instagrammers, Viners, Snapchatters & the brands they collaborate with for high-reach advertising campaigns.

The 5 Valentine’s Day Marketing Campaigns That Won Social Media’s Heart

The 5 Valentine’s Day Marketing Campaigns That Won Social Media’s Heart

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How Doritos, Ford & More Create Standout Valentine's Day Marketing Campaigns On Social Media

Revered by some, loathed by others, Valentine’s Day is one of the most polarizing holidays on the calendar. For the romantic, it offers an opportunity to celebrate the love in their life. For the unrequited, it can prove to be an uncomfortable and painful 24 hours. However, these contrasting views on the holiday are exactly what makes it such a hot topic on social media year-after-year.

For brands, these passionate views and opinions open up incredible opportunities to speak to and connect with a wide variety of audiences. Knowing this, ad agencies, social media influencers, and other content creators launch their best Valentine's day blog posts, tweets, and videos leading up to February 14th each and every year. Ranging from works that offer gift guides and DIY tips, to satirical skits and sketches, to fiery rants, these posts are rich fodder for conversations with people from around the world, comprising a variety of different demographics, who have their own relationship with the occasion.

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The 16 Biggest Benefits of Influencer Marketing

The 16 Biggest Benefits of Influencer Marketing

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The 16 Benefits Of Influencer Marketing All Marketing Pros Should Know

The average person spends up to two hours on social media each day with certain demographics spending nearly every waking moment on their phones. In light of this, it’s no wonder that influencer marketing, which leverages the popularity of social media stars to promote brands and their products, has emerged as one of the fastest-growing segments of advertising.

Today, businesses from almost every conceivable category are leveraging the power and potential of influencer marketing. According to a recent survey, 86% of marketers used influencer marketing in 2017, and of those, 92% found it to be effective.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top benefits of the influencer marketing that illustrate its effectiveness as an advertising strategy.

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4 Top Brands’ Super Bowl Marketing Campaigns With Social Media Influencers

4 Top Brands’ Super Bowl Marketing Campaigns With Social Media Influencers

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How Amazon, Kraft, Bose & Other Top Brands Incorporated Influencers Into Their 2018 Super Bowl Marketing Efforts

Each year, millions of Americans tune in to watch the Super Bowl, which marks one of the biggest advertising opportunities of the year. Last year’s Super Bowl generated $385 million in ad revenue, with a 30-second television ad costing $5 million.

In recent years, social media has played a larger role in the Super Bowl advertising landscape. Brands of all types are taking to Instagram and YouTube to tease their highly anticipated Super Bowl ads in the weeks and days preceding the game. Additionally, many brands are implementing creative, Super Bowl-specific influencer marketing campaigns.

In the following case study, we’ll examine how four top brands leveraged social media influencers of all types and sizes for Super Bowl LII advertising.

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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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How To Reach Out To Influencers: A 5 Step Guide

How To Reach Out To Influencers: A 5 Step Guide

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Guide: How To Reach Out To Influencers For Your Brand

Ninety-four percent of surveyed marketers who utilized influencer marketing in 2017 reported that it was effective, while 51% said that it outperformed brand-created content. When it comes to purchases, 33% of consumers stated that they trust social media influencers more than any other source. Numbers such as these explain why many businesses continue to increase their investment in influencer marketing tactics and campaigns.

The opportunity for businesses that use influencer marketing to reach customers is massive. However, with so many social media influencers in the space, and a variety of businesses vying to partner with them, how does a brand best start a conversation? Below, we offer a step-by-step guide on how to reach out to influencers.

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Instagrammers Vs. YouTubers: Which Is Best For Your Brand?

Instagrammers Vs. YouTubers: Which Is Best For Your Brand?

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Instagrammers Vs. YouTubers: A Guide To Choosing Between The Biggest Influencer Marketing Platforms

Today, many of the world’s top influencers reside on two primary platforms: Instagram and YouTube. With over 1 billion users and 1 billion hours of content watched each day, YouTube is one of the largest social media platforms in existence. Instagram is another dominant force in the social sphere, boasting 800 million users.

Both of the video-centric social networks have incredible value and offer distinct advantages and disadvantages to brands. From features, to formats, to demographics, to user behavior, the list of things to consider when designing a campaign for either platform can be nuanced and complex. Below, we compare Instagrammers to YouTubers in order to help marketers choose between the two types of prominent influencers.

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How Yogi, Blogger & Health Enthusiast Sjana Elise Earp Built An Online Empire

How Yogi, Blogger & Health Enthusiast Sjana Elise Earp Built An Online Empire

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Exclusive Interview With Sjana Elise Earp, The Yoga Expert With 1.4M+ Instagram Followers

Though only 23 years old, Sjana Elise Earp's many accomplishments are difficult to count. The Australian model, yoga instructor, blogger, and influencer empowers audiences worldwide with inspirational content surrounding health and wellness. No matter the social channel, Earp prides herself on being honest and authentic with her followers, a characteristic to which she credits much of her success.

We sat down with Earp to discuss her rise to online fame, how she approaches sponsored content, and how she uses social media as a tool to inspire. Hear from the uplifting Instagram influencer herself in our exclusive interview.

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How To Measure Influencer Marketing ROI: A Comprehensive Guide

How To Measure Influencer Marketing ROI: A Comprehensive Guide

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A Marketer's Guide To Measuring Influencer Marketing ROI

Influencer marketing is one of the hottest and fastest-growing advertising channels. Last year, 86% of marketers reported utilizing influencer marketing, while 39% said they will increase their investment in the practice in 2018.

Still, one of the most daunting issues businesses face when adopting an influencer marketing strategy is how to measure their return on investment (ROI). There are valid concerns, but also a plethora of misconceptions, around influencer marketing ROI This can cost brands unnecessary money, or even cause them to avoid influencer marketing altogether.

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5 Top Brands Joining The Micro Influencer Revolution

5 Top Brands Joining The Micro Influencer Revolution

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How The World’s Biggest Brands Leverage Micro Influencers

By 2019, spending on Instagram influencers is projected to reach $2.3 billion dollars. Brands of all types are trading traditional advertising for influencer marketing to acquire customers online and seeing measurable success.

As influencer marketing has grown, two primary terms have emerged to distinguish influencer size: micro influencer and macro influencer. Micro influencers are social media users, typically on Instagram, who have 1,000 to 100,000 followers. Macro influencers are those with over 100,000 followers.

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Coca-Cola’s Marketing Strategy: How The Beverage Giant Raises Brand Awareness With Influencers

Coca-Cola’s Marketing Strategy: How The Beverage Giant Raises Brand Awareness With Influencers

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How Coca-Cola’s Marketing Strategy Incorporates Influencers To Drive Success

Since its founding in 1886, The Coca-Cola Company has become a global force. 96% of the world’s population recognizes a Coca-Cola logo and as of 2017, the soda giant sits among the world’s three largest food and drink companies.

Coca-Cola is no stranger to influencer marketing. In the past, both participation marketing and YouTube influencers have been a part of its advertising strategy. In the following case study, we’ll examine how the brand is partnering with Instagram influencers to promote its signature Coke product to a European consumer base.

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