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Are Fake Instagram Influencers Deceiving Brands?

Are Fake Instagram Influencers Deceiving Brands?

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How Anyone Can Get Paid To Be An Instagram Influencer With $300 (or Less) Overnight

The Instagram influencer market size is currently $1 billion. That figure is set to double by 2019. With brands investing heavily in the influencer marketing space to reach millennial and Gen Z audiences on Instagram, some influencers are taking advantage of this market demand by buying fake followers and engagement to artificially inflate their clout.

While influencers both large and small are suspected of purchasing fake followers and engagement, this practice can be more lucrative and commonplace for smaller, starting, or micro influencers. To prove whether or not it's possible for accounts with fake followers and engagement to secure brand sponsorship deals, Mediakix created two fictitious Instagram influencer accounts grown completely with bought followers and engagement (likes and comments) and applied to campaigns on popular influencer marketing platforms.

To prove whether or not it's possible for accounts with fake followers and engagement to secure brand sponsorship deals, Mediakix created two fictitious Instagram influencer accounts grown completely with bought followers and engagement (likes and comments) and applied to campaigns on popular influencer marketing platforms.

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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 10 Patreon Statistics Marketers Need To Know

The Top 10 Patreon Statistics Marketers Need To Know

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The Top Patreon Statistics Prove That It's Changing Influencer And Creative Communities

Since launching in 2013, Patreon has undergone dramatic growth. There are more fans pledging more money to artists on the platform than ever, and it’s having a demonstrable impact on creative and influencer communities. As creators find more ways to monetize, their content and ability to connect with audiences grow stronger. Patreon is helping creators make a living while they create and, in doing so, is fundamentally altering the way creators work and interact with fans.

From Simone Giertz to Hank Green and host of creatives in between, Patreon creators are redefining what it means to make a living in art. Patreon’s success paints a picture of a robust network of fans who are active and engaged in communities surrounding creative work. These statistics prove that top influencers and creatives are drawing big crowds who are invested in their work and success.

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The 9 Mobile Gaming Statistics That Show The Dominance Of Gaming Apps

The 9 Mobile Gaming Statistics That Show The Dominance Of Gaming Apps

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The 9 Astounding Mobile Gaming Statistics That Prove That Mobile Is Taking Over

While the novelty of mobile gaming may be a thing of the past, mobile games have never been more sophisticated and complex. The billion-dollar industry has attracted entrepreneurs, investors, advertisers, content creators, and of course, gamers, and it's still growing rapidly. Revenue and user bases grow each year and will continue to grow with new developments like synchronous multi-player formats and live streaming opportunities.

We’ve found the top 9 mobile gaming statistics that demonstrate how mobile games have grown in the last few years and how the industry will only get bigger.

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What Is Patreon And How Does It Work?

What Is Patreon And How Does It Work?

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Patreon Gives Creators Flexibility And Marketers Unparalleled Insight

As influencer marketing becomes more vital to capturing interest in a crowded online marketplace, influencers are finding new ways to capture audience interest and generate revenue. While brand partnerships remain a primary source of revenue for most influencers, some influencers and creators use Patreon to generate some or all of their income.

Patreon is vital for many creators because it allows them to engage directly and personally with fans and to support themselves and their work through fan payment. It’s easier than ever before for fans to find and support creators that speak to them, and Patreon is proof that the relationship between creators and fans is constantly evolving.

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The 8 Messaging App Statistics Advertisers Need To Consider

The 8 Messaging App Statistics Advertisers Need To Consider

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The 8 Messaging App Statistics Every CMO Should Know

If you have a smartphone, there is a 3 in 4 chance that you have a messaging app on it. Messaging apps have completely changed the way that people communicate by enabling people with different devices to connect on one platform through text and multimedia.

With messaging apps, families are able to text relatives across continents without paying high overseas calling rates and friends can send videos and music from their favorite content creators to their friends instantly. Most importantly for businesses, customers can interface with chatbots to obtain information and basic customer service quickly and seamlessly.

Messaging apps are ubiquitous in today's world. As consumers demand a more personal and efficient buying experiences, marketers will need to view theses apps as advertising opportunities. We’ve compiled the most telling statistics on messaging apps to help advertisers grasp the size of the messaging app market. 

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The 8 Social Media Growth Statistics Every Marketer Should Know

The 8 Social Media Growth Statistics Every Marketer Should Know

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These 8 Social Media Growth Statistics Show An Immense Industry & Dominant Future  

Social media is one of the most visible pieces of growing tech, and has become an integral part of people’s lives in the past decade. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make it easy for anybody to participate in online communication and online networking, and these platforms have led to massive global proliferation across demographics.

Social media is more integral to our lives than ever before, and nobody expects it to stop growing anytime soon. New social apps and features are created every day, and the statistics below show the size and strength of social media worldwide.

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Snapchat Q1 Earnings: 5 Things Advertisers Need To Know

Snapchat Q1 Earnings: 5 Things Advertisers Need To Know

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The 5 Key Things Advertisers Must Know About Snapchat's Q1 Earnings Report

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., is set to release its Q1 earnings report this week. This will be the first earnings report since Snap’s IPO and will be telling where its future as a company is concerned. Facing stiff competition from Facebook and Instagram, Snap is approaching a pivotal moment for its survival.

In the year prior to its IPO, Snap saw a total revenue of $404.5 million and a $514.6 million net loss. It wasn’t profitable at the time of its IPO and its profitability isn’t likely to change soon. In fact, a senior equity analyst estimates that in Q1 2017, Snap may have pulled in $142 million in revenue and lost $2.2 billion. It’s worth noting, however, that going public can be a costly endeavor and that Facebook and Twitter posted net losses of $157 million and $511 million respectively in the quarter after their IPOs.

We’ll be watching closely to see what Snap’s Q1 earnings report can tell us about what’s next for Snap, but there are a few key factors affecting Snap’s stock prices and business that marketers should pay attention to as we approach the critical report.

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The Facebook Earnings Guide: From IPO to 2017’s Q1 Earnings Report

The Facebook Earnings Guide: From IPO to 2017’s Q1 Earnings Report

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See Facebook, Inc. (FB) Q1 2017 Earnings, Stock Price Change, User Growth, & More  [Infographic]

With over 1.28 billion daily active users and 1.94 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the most widely used social media platform in the world. As such, Facebook is also the most popular platform among marketers and advertisers and hosts at least 5 million advertisers on Facebook and 1 million more on Instagram. This popularity with advertisers is bolstering Facebook’s financial growth.

Facebook’s 2017 Q1 earnings report reveals that nearly 98% of its $8.032 billion Q1 revenue came from advertising options. Despite reported dips in Q1 revenue, Facebook’s common stock is still standing strong at all-time highs.

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Snapchat Earnings Guide: How Will Snap’s Q1 Stack Up Against Facebook’s? [Infographic]

Snapchat Earnings Guide: How Will Snap’s Q1 Stack Up Against Facebook’s? [Infographic]

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See How Snapchat's Q1 Earnings Compare To Facebook's & Twitter's Here [Infographic] 

Snap Inc.’s highly anticipated first earnings release date is coming up on May 10th, and will provide key information to concerned investors, the first since Snap’s IPO on March 2.

In order to help investors analyze what Snap’s impending first earnings report says about its financial future, we compiled the data from Facebook and Twitter’s earning releases in the years following their IPO’s for comparison and to give relevant context to the numbers that could shed light on Snap’s financial future.

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