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Meet Riley Beek, The Mastermind Behind One Of Instagram’s Largest Meme Pages

Meet Riley Beek, The Mastermind Behind One Of Instagram’s Largest Meme Pages

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How Riley Beek, Creator Of The @bitc.h Instagram Page, Used Viral Memes To Build A Career

Instagram influencer Riley Beek never dreamed she would pursue social media as a career. Enter her Instagram account @bitc.h, a meme page delivering some of the internet's most hilarious content to a fanbase of over 5.2 million.

Beek satiates millennial appetites with memes poking fun at friends, relationships, school, and money. With consistent references to shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she ties in cultural references while brining a fresh perspective to everyday life.

We sat down with the accomplished meme creator to learn about her career so far, discuss her strategies for creating sponsored content, and to uncover what it takes to build a success meme page.

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How Marketers Can Take Advantage Of SXSW 2018

How Marketers Can Take Advantage Of SXSW 2018

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A Guide To SXSW: History, Speakers, Event Marketing & More

Each year more than 421,000 marketers, influencers, and artists descend on Austin, Texas to attend South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual festival celebrating media and technology of all types. The 31-year-old gathering includes three main events: a musical festival, a film festival, and a conference.

South by Southwest 2018 is set to run from March 9th-17th. Here, we’ll detail its history in anticipation of the event, preview this year’s notable speakers, and examine how marketers can take advantage of the event, whether through networking, participation marketing or influencer marketing.

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The Top 25 Influencers Marketers Must Know In 2018

The Top 25 Influencers Marketers Must Know In 2018

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The Top Influencers Captivating Audiences Across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter

Amassing a large following on one social media platform is an impressive feat in itself, but the ability to diversify across multiple social platforms enables influencers to reach a whole new level of success. Today's top social media influencers are connecting with millions of fans through an increasingly wide array of mediums and formats.

Whether through social posts, Stories, or videos, top social media influencers are creating and sharing new and innovative content at practically every moment. Here, we've outlined the 25 most followed social media influencers across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. In total, the group maintains more than 890 million followers online.

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Exclusive Interview With Trey Kennedy, Internet Comedy Star & Rising Musician

Exclusive Interview With Trey Kennedy, Internet Comedy Star & Rising Musician

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Meet Trey Kennedy, The Comedy Influencer Creating Hilarious Short-Form Video Content On Facebook & Instagram

Social media comedian Trey Kennedy started his career on the fallen app Vine but has since moved on to achieve massive success on Instagram and Facebook. In total, Kennedy maintains over 2.3 million followers across social media platforms and continues to grow.

No matter the topic, Kennedy brings creativity, relatability, and humor to his online videos and skits. His online success has also made way for a music career, which includes a 2016 EP and a soon to be released music project. We sat down with Kennedy to discuss his career thus far, his strategies for incorporating branded messaging into his content and his thoughts about the forthcoming Vine 2.

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Olympics Advertising Case Study: 3 Standout Influencer Campaigns At The 2018 Winter Games

Olympics Advertising Case Study: 3 Standout Influencer Campaigns At The 2018 Winter Games

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How 3 Major Brands Are Incorporating Influencers Into Their Olympics Advertising Strategies

Dating back to 1896, the Olympics is the world’s largest international sports competition. Every two years, thousands of athletes representing more than 200 countries converge to compete amongst the best of the best in a variety of sports.

The global and celebratory nature of the event has made it a tremendous advertising opportunity for brands of all types. Leading up to and during the games, Olympic athletes take center stage in the marketing world, routinely starring in television commercials, appearing on cereal boxes, and becoming ubiquitous across digital and social ads.

More recently, the growth of social media and influencer marketing has given way to lucrative brand partnerships online. Many brands are leveraging Olympians to publish sponsored content on Instagram and other social platforms. Here we’ll examine three standout influencer marketing campaigns that took place during the 2018 Winter Olympics from Kellogg’s, Beats By Dre and P&G.

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The 10 Vero App Statistics Illustrating Its Explosive Growth

The 10 Vero App Statistics Illustrating Its Explosive Growth

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The 10 Vero App Statistics To Know In The Wake Of Its Rapid Growth

Within the past week, the ad-free social media app Vero has taken the internet by storm. Though the app launched in 2015 it remained relatively quiet until February 28, 2018, when it added upwards of 500,000 users in 24 hours.

Vero aims to alleviate the pain points of today’s most popular social media platforms, namely by avoiding non-chronological newsfeeds, data mining of personal information, and ads. Whether the hype surrounding the platform leads to long lasting popularity remains to be seen.

In the following post, we’ll break down the most notable Vero statistics that marketers should know and provide the most up to date Vero information as it becomes available.

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Exclusive Interview With Irene Lara: The Fashion Guru Reaching Audiences Worldwide

Exclusive Interview With Irene Lara: The Fashion Guru Reaching Audiences Worldwide

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Meet Irene Lara, The Globally Popular Influencer Behind Studio4Lara

Irene Lara is a woman of ambition. She is a mother, entrepreneur, fashion blogger, Instagram influencer and soon to be YouTuber. Though she was born in Spain she's by all accounts a citizen of the world, constantly traveling to new cities and sharing her experiences online. Whether sharing her latest fashion finds with an audience of nearly one million or documenting her worldwide travels, Lara constantly entertains.

As she continues to make her mark, the fashion expert is doing so with positivity and grace. We sat down with Lara to discuss her journey to becoming a social media influencer, her advice for creating sponsored content and her future plans.

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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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6 Major Influencer Marketing Scandals Shaping The Industry

6 Major Influencer Marketing Scandals Shaping The Industry

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6 Of The Biggest Influencer Marketing Scandals Of All Time

For many businesses, influencer marketing has become a go-to technique for accomplishing their marketing goals online. From raising brand awareness to driving sales, to long-term partnerships with some of social media’s biggest stars, influencer marketing continues to deliver positive results for businesses. However, as the space has developed over the years, influencer marketing has experienced its fair share of growing pains.

In the post below, we’ll look at how six of the biggest scandals, ranging from issues with fake followers to stars posting inappropriate content to FTC violations by brands and influencers, have shaped the influencer marketing landscape as we know it.

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How Olympic Celebrities Are Cashing In On Influencer Marketing

How Olympic Celebrities Are Cashing In On Influencer Marketing

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5 Olympians Cashing In On Athlete Sponsorship Deals On Instagram

In the past decade, Instagram has grown to become one of the largest social media platforms in existence and in turn, an extremely viable advertising platform. Marketers now spend an estimated $1 billion per year on influencer marketing on Instagram alone and that figure is slated to reach nearly $2.4 billion by as early as 2019.

Many individuals have carved out careers for themselves on Instagram by posting engaging content and attracting large followings. Additionally, it has become increasingly common for celebrities, athletes, musicians, models, and more to leverage their fame to promote brands on Instagram.

Here we’ll examine how five athletes, all Olympians, are using their global dominance and widespread appeal to cash in on influencer marketing.

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