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Tribe Dynamics Releases 2020 Influencer Marketing Trends Report

Tribe Dynamics, rated the #1 Easiest to Use influencer marketing platform on G2, has released survey results from over 60 brands and over 250 influencers in a new report that takes the pulse of the current influencer economy. Topics explored include the increased role of sponsorship in brand-influencer relationships, key strategies both brands and influencers are using to leverage rapidly growing social channels such as Instagram Stories and TikTok, and the impact of COVID-19 and global protests for racial justice on…

Viral Nation Announces Launch of Influsoft, The Industry’s First Cross-Platform Influencer Marketing Campaign Solution

Influsoft a cross-platform influencer marketing software developed by a team of award-winning influencer marketing pioneers, announces its official launch, consolidating the best in class marketing analytics and campaign management tools under one roof, providing first-party access to Youtube, FB, Twitch, Twitter. Powered and incubated by Viral Nation, the platform launches with top brand Partners including Activision Blizzard, Canon, Tencent, and Facebook Oculus. Brands are set to spend up to $15 billion on influencer…

Upfluence Announces Integration with Shopify and Takes the Lead as the Most Powerful Influencer Marketing Tool in eCommerce

Upfluence Software, the all-in-one SaaS firm that helps brands and agencies identify, contact, manage and analyze their influencers at scale, announced today it integrates with Shopify. Offering access to more than 3 million influencers in its proprietary database featuring a fully-integrated influencer campaign management platform, Upfluence now becomes the only influencer marketing solution with a dedicated tool for brands and agencies to manage influencer outreach and activation within an eCommerce brand’s own customer…

POKKT Brings CastingAsia to India, One of Asia’s Biggest Influencer Marketing Platforms

AnyMind Group, a technology company in the marketing, entertainment, HR, and direct-to-consumer (D2C) industries, has announced the launch of influencer marketing platform, CastingAsia, in India through their Indian subsidiary, POKKT. CastingAsia is a full-stack influencer management platform, that is paired with CastingAsia Creators Network, one of the largest influencers and creators’ networks in Asia. The influencer marketing platform will be rolled out in India by AnyMind Group’s Indian outfit — POKKT, a leading in-app…

Lockdown Sparked a New Wave of Creativity in Influencer Marketing

As COVID-19 restrictions shut down shoots around the world, the creativity in influencer marketing has soared. Thanks to lockdown we already know we’re in for a year of re-runs on TV. Social distancing has made it impossible for shoots, with their many stylists, photographers and assistants, to go ahead and for new content to be created. Magazines are in the same boat and we’ve seen quick-thinking publications, like Vogue, swap their usual celebrity covers for beautiful illustrations. In advertising, digital content…

TAKUMI Introduces TAKUMI X: A New Influencer Marketing Division With a Creator-First Approach

TAKUMI’s new creative arm ushers in the next generation of influencer marketing to craft the future of branded content TAKUMI appoints Jim Meadows as Chief Strategy Officer to lead TAKUMI X TAKUMI, the world’s leading influencer marketing business, today announced TAKUMI X: a new creative division with a creator-led approach to influencer marketing. Backed by TAKUMI’s heritage from over five years of delivering award-winning influencer marketing campaigns, TAKUMI X is enabling brands to work closer than ever before with…

Impact Acquires ACTIVATE Influencer Marketing Platform

Impact, the global leader in partnership automation, announced the acquisition of ACTIVATE, a leading brand and SaaS platform in the influencer industry. The acquisition, effective today, includes the industry-leading end to end platform for influencer discovery; reporting; and campaign management, including collaborations across all major social platforms. Together with Impact’s existing influencer platform partners, the combined offering now becomes the #1 global influencer marketplace available today with over 300K opt-in…

MSL Makes Commitments Towards Equality in Influencer Marketing

MSL will create opportunity and support equity and education for BIPOC influencers through its leading influencer marketing offering, MSL Fluency MSL, Publicis Groupe's leading global public relations and influencer marketing agency, made four measurable commitments to address the lack of diversity and other inequalities affecting influencers who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) by the end of 2020. Through its proprietary influencer marketing platform Fluency, MSL has embraced human intelligence, machine…

GRIN Offers the Most Comprehensive Reporting in Influencer Marketing with New Reporting Suite

Top influencer marketing company unveils new and improved reporting capabilities to help partners measure campaign success GRIN, the leading influencer marketing software platform focused on authentic partnerships, announced the launch of their new reporting suite. Partners can now turn to the new dashboard feature for a high-level overview of their influencer campaigns, as well as utilize the powerful new Report Builder tool for a customized view of the raw data to help make data-driven decisions. "We are thrilled…

BrandGraph Reveals 34% Rebound In Influencer Marketing Industry Travel & Tourism Content

IZEA Worldwide, Inc., the premier provider of influencer marketing technology, data, and services for the world’s leading brands, published a brief today which provides its first public analysis of the influencer marketing industry within the travel and tourism industry since the outbreak of COVID-19. The industry brief is based on data surfaced by BrandGraph, IZEA’s proprietary social intelligence platform focused on the influencer marketing space. The platform is used to identify, compare, and contrast momentum across…

CreatorIQ Raises $24MM Series C to Accelerate its Global Influencer Marketing Software Leadership Position

CreatorIQ, the proven software to unify and power advanced influencer marketing, announced a $24MM Series C investment round led by Kayne Partners Fund, the growth private equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., with participation by TVC Capital and Unilever Ventures. CreatorIQ currently powers global influencer marketing for brands like Disney (News - Alert), Salesforce, Sephora, and Unilever, as well as global PR & Media agencies via its Creator Intelligence Cloud. Over the past twelve months,…

Influencer Marketing Platform, Tribe Dynamics, Launches TikTok Tracking Software

It only takes seconds to understand how addicting Tiktok’s endless, hyper-personalized feed of short-form video content is. To ensure brands have the tools necessary to plan, execute, and measure influencer marketing programs across all social channels, Tribe Dynamics has launched in-app TikTok tracking features. With a growing user base of 560 million monthly global users, 43% of whom are not active on Instagram, TikTok presents a major brand awareness and influencer marketing opportunity. Customers will now be able to …

Socialbakers Reports on the State of Influencer Marketing Effects of COVID-19

Socialbakers, the leading social media marketing platform, today released its State of Influencer Marketing Report, which examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the influencer industry over the last three months. Among the key findings are a decrease in sponsored content among influencers that are partnering with brands and a pivot toward influencers with smaller, more niche followings that may offer greater value to brands with tighter marketing budgets. "Despite the economic impact of COVID-19, brands are still…

Travel Mindset Partners With BLACK GIRL DIGITAL, INC. for Equal Representation of Black and POC Voices in Influencer Marketing

Travel Mindset, the leading tourism and lifestyle brand influencer marketing agency, announced that it has partnered with BLACK GIRL DIGITAL, INC. to expand its global presence, focus on creating more diverse brand partnerships, and amplify messaging that authentically speaks to people of color (POC). Through this strategic partnership, Travel Mindset and BLACK GIRL DIGITAL, INC. will provide the most comprehensive influencer marketing strategies, with a dedication to making sure Black voices and POC are not only…

AspireIQ Named a “Leader” & “Boasts Best All-Around Current Offering” Among Influencer Marketing Solutions by Independent Research Firm

AspireIQ, the pioneer in community intelligence marketing, announced that it has been recognized as a Leader by Forrester Research in its report, The Forrester New Wave™: Influencer Marketing Solutions, Q2 2020. AspireIQ partners with brands to build, manage, and grow communities that allow them to engage their biggest enthusiasts, create a sense of belonging, and drive advocacy at scale. The report evaluated 12 vendors against 10 criteria, including data science capabilities, product vision, product roadmap, and market…

Traackr Releases Budget Optimization Tools to Demystify Influencer Marketing Investments

Influencer marketing spend was expected to reach as much as $15 billion by 2022. But, as budgets are drastically reduced due to the global pandemic, marketers are under intense pressure to accurately track spend, optimize budgets, and properly measure return on their investments. Today Traackr, a leading influencer marketing platform, announced the release of a Budget Optimization toolset for marketers to better analyze spend and increase ROI. Traackr's new capabilities enable brands to take control of their influencer…

GRIN Partners With MVMT Watches To Launch An Introduction To Influencer Marketing Playbook

GRIN customers have seen a 91% increase in content engagement and a 63% increase in conversions from their influencer programs by embracing GRIN's platform GRIN, the leading and most rapidly growing Influencer Marketing Platform, has teamed up with one of the top direct to consumer accessory retailers, MVMT Watches to create a step-by-step playbook for brands looking to create, execute and expand an influencer marketing program. With the changing landscape of eCommerce, the demand for influencers has increased. GRIN…

GRIN Is The First Influencer Marketing Software To Integrate TikTok Into Their Platform

GRIN, the leading and most rapidly growing Influencer Marketing Platform announced their integration with TikTok; the fastest growing social media network. TikTok has an estimated 800 million monthly active users and influencers globally and has seen its growth in the US almost quadruple in just one year.. After collaborating with brands operating in the TikTok space, GRIN has formally launched its TikTok integration, radically changing the influencer marketing landscape. Where many brands were forced to create…

Five Trends That Will Shape the Influencer Marketing Industry in 2020

Influencer Marketing has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Once viewed as an experimental channel, it has evolved into a core strategy for most marketing organizations and the industry is expected to reach upwards of $10 billion by 2020. But, as with any emerging market, Influencer Marketing must evolve in order to survive. As the industry grows, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for brands to achieve consistent success, which begs the question: How can the influencer ecosystem mature to keep up with demand? Here…

Influencer Marketing is Essential During COVID-19 According to GRIN

While many economic side effects of the coronavirus remain to be seen, it's apparent that brands need marketing dollars to go farther. According to recent studies influencer marketing has become the chosen platform for many eCommerce companies in the changing landscape. One brand that has done an exceptional job with their influencer program this year is Lume Cube. Decision-makers developed a strategy to leverage influencer relationship management to build a stronger bond with their customers and influencer team. GRIN's…