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Auto Brand Marketing Case Study: Maserati, Jeep & More Drive Success With Influencers

Auto Brand Marketing Case Study: Maserati, Jeep & More Drive Success With Influencers

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How Top Auto Brands Maserati, Jeep & More Execute Influencer Marketing Campaigns

Last year, U.S. auto industry sales dropped for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. After years of strong performance, annual sales dipped by a small but still noticeable 1.8%.

To combat the ever challenging car market auto brands of all types are turning to influencer marketing to win and retain customers. Here we’ll examine how automakers among the likes of Maserati, Jeep, and Land Rover are adapting their marketing strategy for social and winning.Read More>>

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How Whole Foods & ALDI Celebrated Easter With Influencers

How Whole Foods & ALDI Celebrated Easter With Influencers

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Easter Marketing Campaign Case Study: How Whole Foods & ALDI Do Influencer Marketing

Few grocery stores are as drastically different than ALDI and Whole Foods. The former is known for its discount prices and the latter is practically synonymous with the terms “high-end” and “organic.” In the following case study, we’ll examine how both execute Easter influencer marketing campaigns to serve differing business goals.

The National Retail Federation projected that American Easter spending would amount to $18.2 billion in 2018, or $150 a person. Sustenance, whether chocolate bunnies or glazed ham, is a cornerstone of the holiday. Of the money Americans spend on Easter, the largest portion is dedicated to food, roughly $5.7 billion.

As such, the holiday presents an excellent advertising opportunity to food suppliers. Grocery stores are especially poised to benefit from Easter marketing because more than half of Americans (58%) prepare Easter dinner instead of eating out. Read More>>

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Behind The Alo Yoga Influencer Battle: What Marketers Need To Know

Behind The Alo Yoga Influencer Battle: What Marketers Need To Know

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Alo Yoga's Battle With Influencer Dana Falsetti "Nolatrees"

In a single year, the U.S. yoga industry generated more than $11 billion in revenue. Alo Yoga, a yoga apparel company, is one brand dominating the market. The company recently sued body positive yoga influencer Dana Falsetti (@nolatrees). The resulting backlash has raised questions about influencer relations and sponsored content ownership (influencer agreements and contracts).

For influencer marketing campaigns, brands and influencers collaborate to create sponsored content. Though this sponsored content is typically published on an influencer’s social channels, in some cases it may be difficult to discern who owns content once it goes live and afterward unless previously discussed and agreed upon contractually. To avoid ambiguity, brands and influencers should strive to reach a clear consensus and create documentation of who owns social media content before, during, and after campaigns.

Here we’ll outline the recent news surrounding Alo Yoga’s suit against Falsetti and examine its implications for the influencer industry.

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What To Know About The New YouTube Demonetization Policy

What To Know About The New YouTube Demonetization Policy

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YouTube’s Demonetization Policy: Controversy, History, Recent Developments & Backlash

The largest controversy YouTube has ever faced is arguably happening right now. On Tuesday, a shooter opened fired on the company’s San Bruno offices. Authorities have since speculated that the incident may be related to YouTube demonetization, an issue that’s been brewing for years.

In December 2017, the platform suffered a huge PR disaster when one of its top influencers, Logan Paul, posted a video featuring a human corpse. In response, YouTube rolled out its new demonetization policy. As a result, increasingly more channels are precluded from earning ad revenue on the platform with many popular channels affected, too.

The past few days may mark the first time the public has heard the terms ‘monetization’ and ‘demonetization’ in YouTube's context. However, the issue of demonetization has been an ongoing battle within the influencer industry dating as far back as the mid-2000s. Here we’ll examine the new YouTube demonetization policy, its history with content creators, and its ramifications.

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Meet Roi Fabito, Creator Of The Wildly Popular YouTube Channel Guava Juice

Meet Roi Fabito, Creator Of The Wildly Popular YouTube Channel Guava Juice

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How Roi Fabito Built His 9.3 Million Subscriber YouTube Empire, Guava Juice

Since his YouTube debut in 2006, Roi Fabito has built an igloo out of plastic cups, filled an entire bathtub with gummy bears, and even created multiple music videos. The 26-year-old's online success is staggering. His popular YouTube channel Guava Juice attracts upwards of 9.3 million subscribers and on Instagram and Facebook he maintains 1.4 million and 926,000 followers respectively.

We sat down with the popular lifestyle YouTuber to discuss his rigorous content schedule of posting a new video every day, his approach to sponsored content, and his hopes for social media's future. Hear from Fabito himself in an exclusive interview:

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The 10 Most Followed Twitch Influencers To Know Now

The 10 Most Followed Twitch Influencers To Know Now

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Meet The Top Twitch Influencers Entertaining Audiences In Real Time

Currently, Twitch has 100 million unique monthly users and 2 million streamers. By 2020, estimates predict that Twitch could be worth $20 billion, and generate $1 billion in annual revenue.

Live video streaming is becoming an increasingly popular way for consumers to enjoy gaming, TV, movies, and sports in real time. Twitch, a live-streaming video platform owned by Amazon has created a community of streamers and viewers that is centered around online video gaming.

Twitch’s success depends on its streamers — influencers who produce content and attract the large audience the platform regularly accommodates. Here are the top 10 streamers on Twitch and see what makes these influencers so popular.

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Why Children Are Set On Becoming YouTubers When They Grow Up

Why Children Are Set On Becoming YouTubers When They Grow Up

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The Vast Percentage Of Children Want To Become YouTubers Over All Other Professions

Founded in 2005, YouTube now has 1.5 billion monthly active users (MAUs) who watch a billion hours of video each day. The video platform gave rise to the world's newest class of social media celebrity: YouTube influencers or "YouTubers." Not only are YouTubers more popular than most traditional celebs, they are looked to as influential and powerful icons — nearly 50% of millennials have been inspired by YouTubers to make a personal change in their lives.

YouTube and its star vloggers' influence on millennials and younger demographics are undeniable. Four out of 10 millennials say that their favorite YouTubers understand them better than family and friends. A new study surveying a thousand kids ages six to seventeen shares additional insight on YouTubers — becoming a YouTuber is now the most coveted career choice.

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Marketer’s Guide: How To Write An Effective Influencer Brief

Marketer’s Guide: How To Write An Effective Influencer Brief

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Creating An Effective Influencer Brief: The 11 Must-Include Items & 4 Common Mistakes To Avoid

In the simplest sense, an influencer brief is a document that a brand or agency provides an influencer after he/she has contractually agreed to participate in an influencer marketing campaign. Typically a one-page long document, an influencer brief is a resource meant to assist an influencer when he/she creates sponsored content for a given campaign. The document offers an overview of the campaign’s purpose and spells out what is expected of the influencer.

An effective influencer brief is one that an influencer can clearly understand and follow, and leads to measurable campaign results. Conversely, both an arduous influencer brief or one lacking sufficient detail can lead to a poor performing campaign.   

The best influencer briefs lay the foundation for successful campaigns and productive ongoing relationships with influencers. Here we’ll outline 11 essentials every influencer brief should include and examine 4 specific influencer brief mistake marketers should avoid.

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Mediakix & Next Games Announced Finalists For The 2018 Shorty Awards

Mediakix & Next Games Announced Finalists For The 2018 Shorty Awards

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Mediakix & Next Games Named 2018 Shorty Award Finalist For Best Influencer & Celebrity YouTube Campaign & Gaming

Each year the Shorty Awards celebrates the web's best social media content. Whether influencers, brands, or agencies, Shorty Awards winners redefine what it means to captivate online audiences and consistently push the boundaries of what can be accomplished on social.

Mediakix is a finalist in not one, but two Shorty 2018 categories: Gaming and Best YouTube Influencer/Celeb partnership. The agency's viral influencer marketing campaign for The Walking Dead: No Man's Land mobile game enamored the internet in June and July of 2017. Read on to learn about the one-of-a-kind campaign, which has had a social reach of 46 million to date.

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Celebrity Influencer Marketing: How Brands Win With The World’s Biggest Stars

Celebrity Influencer Marketing: How Brands Win With The World’s Biggest Stars

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5 Top Celebrity Influencer Marketing Campaigns With Kevin Hart, Khloe Kardashian & More

The tremendous growth of influencer marketing has given way to a central debate, which should my brand partner with: celebrities or social media influencers? While some top social media influencers boast millions of followers, celebrities present unparalleled visibility. Take Selena Gomez’s Instagram for instance, her 135 million followers eclipse Japan’s population.

For a brand, being featured on a top celebrity social media account offers both massive exposure and broad appeal. Unlike social media influencers who create content focused on specific niches, the likeness and recognizability of celebrities allow them to reach audiences that are not only enormous but diverse.

Here we’ll analyze five of the most impressive celebrity influencer marketing examples to date. From Amazon to Wendy’s, brands of all types are turning to the globe’s most notable stars on social media to appeal to millions.

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