TechBytes with Katie Paulsen, VP of Influencer Marketing at RhythmOne

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at RhythmOne. As the VP of Influencer Marketing at RhythmInfluence, I’m lucky enough to oversee our pre-sale strategy, paid social and account management teams, as well as to work closely with our sales team to ensure success amidst a crowded marketplace. Our detailed processes that have been fine-tuned over the past seven years coupled with our experienced team and our various technology & data partners ensures our managed service offering drives…

Influencer Marketing Is Maturing: Here’s What You Need to Know

Julius, a leading influencer marketing platform, recently published its State of Influencers Report 2019 in coordination with New York public relations and digital marketing agency, Lippe Taylor. For the report, Julius conducted an in-depth survey of 300 influencers, asking about their motivations, how they leverage social media, and their preferences when working with brands. "Influencers are motivated more by the opportunity to be creative or share their passions and expertise than they are by financial drivers,"…

Scaling and Predicting Results in Influencer Marketing Is Now Possible

AI and Machine learning are powering Programmatic Influencer Marketing There is nothing more 'now' than influencer marketing. And yet, it seems to live in the past. No pricing standards, no performance assured and no possible scaling make this type of advertising seem like the misunderstood kid in class. But the truth is, its potential can be tremendous. It is just a matter of applying it in the right way. And the right way is to use programmatic: the discipline that allows buying advertising space through a platform in a…

RhythmOne Releases Full-Year 2018 Influencer Marketing Benchmarks Report

Report Highlights Higher Campaign Spend, Deeper Engagement Rates and Overall Strong Advertiser Returns for Influencer Marketing Campaigns RhythmOne, a Taptica company, released its sixth annual Influencer Marketing Benchmarks Report. This report provides insights into return on investment (ROI) and best practices based on an in-depth analysis of 67 US-based campaigns that ran and were completed between January and December 2018 as part of RhythmInfluence, the RhythmOne influencer marketing solution. RhythmOne’s Full-Year…

IRI and Influential Demonstrate Effectiveness of 5-hour ENERGY Influencer Marketing Campaign

5-Hour Energy Shots Influencer Campaign’s Return on AD Spend Is More Than Six Times Higher Than Average Social Media Food Campaigns IRI, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, and Influential, a leading artificial intelligence influencer technology, Social Intelligence firm and IBM Watson developer partner, announced the results of a third-party study by IRI on behalf of Living Essentials LLC, the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® shots, that proves the power of using social…

New Research from Fresh Relevance Highlights Impact and Adoption of Influencer Marketing Is Overestimated

Study Reveals That Just 22% of Retailers Surveyed Use Influencers to Engage Customers and Only 10% of Consumers Have Bought a Product Based on an Influencer Recommendation From the furore surrounding the Fyre Festival debacle to the introduction of new rules around social media paid-for posts, influencers have dominated the headlines recently, yet new research suggests the scale and impact of influencer adoption is overestimated. The ‘The Retail Social Proof Barometer’ by Fresh Relevance, the real-time personalisation…

Influencer Marketing Joins the Big Leagues by Becoming a Year-Round Approach According to New Linqia Report

66% of Marketers Surveyed Ran More Than Three Campaigns Last Year and 42% Have an Always-On Approach to Influencer Marketing ​Linqia , the performance-based influencer marketing company, released The State of Influencer Marketing 2019 report , its survey of marketers on how brands and agencies are using influencer marketing and how they plan to leverage the channel in 2019. Its third annual survey found that influencer marketing has matured beyond a test and learn tactic into an ongoing and effective digital marketing…

Winners Announced at 2019 Influencer Marketing Awards

Over 270 Attended the Inaugural Awards Ceremony The Influencer Marketing Awards, championing the very best influencer marketing campaigns of the last year, has announced its winners in London. With senior representatives from the industry's leading agencies, brands, influencers and technologies in attendance at the Sheraton Grand, the winners of all 24 categories were celebrated on Tuesday night; with the Grand Prix award being awarded to MSL UK & Renault’s year-long ‘#BehindCarDoors’ campaign. As a global awards…

Leading Influencer Marketing Platform Buzzoole Bolsters Global Growth with Senior Hires

Leading influencer marketing platform Buzzoole has added more strategic global firepower to its senior team with the appointments of Manola Pegoraro as Global Chief Finance Officer, Melissa Lee as Global Operations Director, Jane Roy as Vice President of the Americas and the promotion of Sarah Whitfield to Global Chief Marketing Officer. Buzzoole has made the appointments following another year of impressive growth which has seen the platform secure $8.9 million in Series A funding, as well as being named as one of…

Marketing Technology Primer: Why Invest in Influencer Marketing?

The Fall of Old-School Advertising Has Given Rise to a New Form of Promotion, Which Is Now Influencer Marketing. Tapping into the Potential of Influencer Marketing Gives Marketers an Edge over Brand Awareness and Discovery According to a study conducted by Linqia, 39% of brands have a steady plan for their Influencer Marketing campaigns. In fact, almost every marketer in the study is expected to be spending more than $10,000 on their marketing campaigns.So, how popular is the term Influencer Marketing? According to a…

Linqia is the First Influencer Marketing Company to Offer a Complete Suite of Measurement Tools to Prove Effectiveness

The Linqia Intelligence Suite Includes Dynata, formerly Research Now SSI, for Ad Creative Impact, IRI for Sales Lift, Foursquare and Placed for Store Visits, and Samba TV for TV Tune-In Linqia, the performance-based influencer marketing company, announced the availability of its new Intelligence  Suite  to assess a marketer’s ROI and ad effectiveness from their influencer marketing campaigns. As an industry first, brands and agencies can now directly measure the impact of a campaign to justify their influencer marketing…

Mavrck Enables Marketers to Scale Higher Quality Ratings and Reviews Through Expanded Influencer Marketing Campaigns

Mavrck, Digiday’s Best Influencer Marketing Platform of 2018, is helping marketers to more easily integrate proposals to influencers to generate quality ratings and reviews alongside other campaign outcomes like creating content. Building a volume of credible product ratings and reviews can be a daunting task, but for marketers executing influencer marketing programs, ratings and reviews generation should be a simple value-add opportunity. By prompting influencers through the Mavrck platform to submit product ratings and…

Buzzoole Launches Fraud Detection Tool for Influencer Marketing Based on Opt-In First-Party Instagram Data

In a bid to eradicate fraud from influencer marketing, Buzzoole has developed proprietary technology that can identify fake accounts, fake followers and fake engagements or interactions. Based on opted-in first-party data collected from Instagram Business Accounts supplied by actual influencers and creators on Buzzoole’s platform, the technology will deliver to brands influencers who can guarantee real audiences, real engagements and real robust results. According to the eConsultancy survey 'Influencer Marketing…

Sideqik Raises $5 Million Series A To Drive Innovation In Influencer Marketing Platform

Coca-Cola, Universal Music, Virgin Voyages, Under Armour, Procter & Gamble among Brands Leveraging AI-Powered Influencer Marketing and Engagement Platform Sideqik, the influencer marketing and social engagement platform whose mission is to help brands authentically engage with their customers and the people they trust, announced it has raised $5 million in its Series A round, bringing their total funding to $6.5 million. Jackson Square Ventures led the round with participation from Fuqua Capital, Tom Noonan – …

Can Transparency Really Stop Fyre Burning Influencer Marketing?

The words “murky at best, and fraudulent at worst” still hang in the air over Influencer Marketing. Two years on from Mark Pritchard’s scathing speech on the state of affairs in digital advertising and it seems little has managed to move the needle as far as social media stars are concerned. This isn’t for want of trying. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently secured formal commitments from 16 celebrities, including Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to ensure they clearly state if…

Allison+Partners’ Study Uncovers the Divide Holding Back Influencer Marketing

Improving the Marketer and Influencer Relationship is a Must to Unleash Its Full Potential Allison+Partners’ latest study on influencer marketing suggests that despite becoming a staple in today’s marketing mix, there is a divide between marketers and influencers holding back the true potential of influencer marketing. The divide spans the spectrum from the length of an ideal engagement to the essential question of return on investment. The qualitative study also sheds new light on what each think will bridge that…

Report: Influencer Marketing Is Quickly Maturing, But There Will Be Plenty of Awkward Growing Pains in 2019

Most Brands Plan to Spend More on Influencer Marketing in 2019... but Is It Paying Off? Evaluating how companies are evolving influencer marketing strategies in 2019, leading social listening and analytics platform Talkwalker conducted a global survey of over 800 marketing and PR professionals. The report, released, illustrates findings that point to an inevitable maturing of influencer marketing but find that many experts suggest that brands will need to significantly improve the authenticity and evaluation of their…

Leading Influencer Marketing Agency Viral Nation Earns Four AVA Digital Awards – Innovative Wins for PUBG Mobile, ViewSonic and Baidu

Multi-Platform Campaigns Featured Key Influencers and Engaging Experiences - Viral Nation Leverages Instagram, YouTube and other Channels Viral Nation, one of North America's fastest growing influencer marketing agencies, announced that it received four prestigious AVA Digital Awards for campaigns with ViewSonic, PUBG Mobile and Baidu's FaceMoji. The awards recognize outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital…

Buzzoole Creates Industry’s First Ever Influencer Marketing Benchmark

Buzzoole, the leading influencer marketing platform and service in Europe, is launching the industry’s first ever benchmarking report. It solves the thorny issue of measurement by allowing marketers to prove the effectiveness of influencer marketing. Until now it has been impossible for clients and agencies to compare influencer marketing campaigns against other media. However, by leveraging insights from Nielsen – a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available…

Five Trends That Will Shape the Influencer Marketing Industry in 2019

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…