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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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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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8 Essential Steps For Working With YouTubers [Beginner’s Guide]

8 Essential Steps For Working With YouTubers [Beginner’s Guide]

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Working With YouTubers? Here Are 8 Critical Steps To Start Off On The Right Track

YouTube is home to many of the largest stars on the internet and has become a place where the world discusses and engages with compelling videos in a seemingly infinite number of content categories.

YouTube creators, also known as YouTubers, are powerful social media influencers whose purchase advice is considered more valuable than that of celebrities by 6 in 10 of the platform’s subscribers. For businesses, working with YouTubers offers an incredible opportunity to connect with consumers. In the list below, we’ll take a look at the eight steps you must take when working with YouTubers to promote brands, products, and services.

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Fashion Influencers Vs. Publishers At NYFW: A History Of The Rivalry

Fashion Influencers Vs. Publishers At NYFW: A History Of The Rivalry

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New York Fashion Week: Are Fashion Influencers Disrupting The Relationship Between Brands & Publishers?

In recent years, the rise of influencer marketing and the growth of fashion influencers, in particular, has turned the 2.4 trillion dollar fashion industry on its head. Influencers offer designers a new way to advertise at Fashion Week and effectively reduce their dependency on the traditional fashion press for promotion.

The industry shift has been met with intense backlash from longstanding fashion publications. Many see influencers as a disruption to long-established Fashion Week promotional strategies and as a legitimate threat to the fashion press’ ability to generate advertising revenue.

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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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