Mavrck Announces New Forecasting Capabilities to Predict Influencer Marketing Performance

Mavrck, the advanced, all-in-one influencer marketing platform, continues its momentum in the New Year, releasing new forecasting capabilities that will help marketers to modernize the goal-setting process by forecasting outcomes and predicting the results of influencer marketing campaigns before they kick off. The new Performance Forecasting campaign features are now available to all Mavrck customers, maintaining Mavrck's innovation and leadership position in the influencer marketing data space. As Forrester stated last…

Fighting the Instagram Authenticity Battle in Influencer Marketing

 When effective campaigns rely so heavily on the trust of audiences, it is the responsibility of both the influencer and the brands to preserve authenticity  Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for the privilege, using bots to falsely inflate their followings in a bid to gain paid brand partnerships. Those who have, are right to be nervous. Following Keith Weed’s high profile announcement that Unilever would no longer be working with influencers with fake followings, all eyes were on the validity of social…

Artificial Intelligence Improves Influencer Marketing Campaign Performance by over 150%

Streaming Service Philo Improves Subscription Conversion by 10x with Branded Entertainment Network’s AI Solution Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), the leader in connecting global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment, today revealed early successes from BEN’s market leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution. Popular brands leveraging the solution include the streaming service Philo and video/games rental operator Redbox, who have all seen increased performance from their influencer…

YouTube’s Influencer Marketing Phenomenon

Ever wonder what exactly it is that your kids are so fascinated by when spending hours on YouTube? It’s likely they have spent a big portion of their time watching YouTube influencers either discussing products in “haul” videos or unpacking and trying out products in “unbox” videos. To understand the phenomenon that is YouTube Influencer Marketing, Shorr Packaging Corp. analyzed 3,000 of the most recently uploaded “haul” and “unbox” videos on YouTube, looking specifically at what these types of videos focus on, in terms…

How AI will Change the Game for Influencer Marketing

The rise of inauthentic social media stars has made it increasingly more challenging for brands to run effective influencer campaigns in recent years. As more and more people aim to make a living via product promotion, and fake users like CGI-created personalities appear on popular platforms, it’s more difficult and tedious than ever to sift through the noise. It’s a better time than ever to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Influencer Marketing. The business value of AI is well-documented — Gartner estimates…

Influencer Marketing Without Influencer Waste

High-profile brands learned valuable lessons about the ROI of Influencer Marketing the hard way this year, as evidenced by the more attention-grabbing headlines in the industry. 2018 was the year that Unilever denounced “fake followers.” Snap’s PR firm sued a celebrity for failure to influence. Instagram pulled a spate of “bot” accounts to better reflect genuine Influencer Engagement. It’s no wonder that brand marketers looking to advance their influencer marketing programs are stuck in a “tactical trap.” If brand…

Beyond Fifteen Communications Hires Kristel Alliaume to Advance Influencer Marketing & Social Media Programs

Marketing Industry Veteran Joins Leading Newport Beach, Calif. Firm as Director of Digital Communications Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc., a Southern California public relations and social media agency that combines the dedicated service of a boutique with the reach and results of a mega-firm, is pleased to announce its new director of digital communications, Kristel Alliaume, who brings over 10 years of experience leading strategic, traditional, digital and social media initiatives. Well-known throughout the industry…

Three Influencer Marketing Practices to Leave in 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, global advertising spend on Instagram was up 177 percent year on year, according to Merkle. Marketers are shifting more of their budget than ever before into social media and the investment in influencer marketing continues to rise. It’s an effective way for brands to tap into specialised audiences, achieve wide reach and have their product seen in a different light by prospective customers. These authentic product placements can result into impressive engagement for brands who often fail to…

6 Insights to Drive Superior Engagement and Conversion in Your Next Influencer Marketing Program

We Sat Down with Our ACTIVATE Studio Team to Review Trends and Insights We Have Seen Over the Last Quarter Work with New and Different Influencers While there is still a level of hesitation when it comes to working with smaller, up and coming influencers, we are seeing brands place more trust in working with influencers beyond the top 1%. Beyond just looking for newbies, we also encourage marketers to think beyond their traditional vertical —  whether it be a beauty brand working with pet influencers, or fashion brand…

Influencer Marketing Platform Buzzoole Announces US $8.9 Million in Series A Funding

Funding by Tamburi Investment Partners and Vertis SGR to Drive Next Phase of Growth for Leading International Influencer Marketing Platform Buzzoole, the leading influencer marketing platform and service in Europe, announced that it has secured $8.9 million in Series A funding in a round led by StarTIP (Tamburi Investment Partners – TIP) and "Vertis Venture 2 Scaleup". Existing investors R301, Brahma AG, Impulse VC and ScaleIT Ventures also participated in the round bringing the company's total funding to date to over US …

Millennials’ Preference for Authentic and Transparent Content Shakes up Global Influencer Marketing Industry, New Report Finds

The Majority of Consumers Express a Preference for Influencers Who Create Authentic, Engaging Content The ‘Influencer Marketing 2020’ report, published by Influencer Intelligence in association with Econsultancy, found that for approximately 6 in 10 of the digital marketers surveyed, the purpose influencer marketing serves for their business has changed drastically in the last 12 months, with 56% claiming the younger generation of consumers is proving the biggest driver of change. The report, which stems from a survey…

Internet Marketing Agency, fishbat, Shares the Importance of Influencer Marketing During the Holidays

In order to help businesses take full advantages of one of the most profitable times of the year, internet marketing agency, fishbat, shares the importance of influencer marketing during the holidays. When it comes to successful marketing, there are some basic guidelines that most companies follow to increase sales - such as search engine optimization, social media management, and other forms of traditional advertising. However, the holiday season comes with a potential for sales that many companies fail to take full…

Ahalogy Named an Influencer Marketing Solutions ‘Leader’ by Top Independent Research Firm

Quotient Technology’s Influencer Marketing Solution Called “the Best Fit for CPG and Retail Brands and Shopper Marketers Eager for Full Service” Quotient Technology Inc.  announced that Forrester Research ranks Ahalogy as a “leader” in influencer marketing in a new report, The Forrester New Wave: Influencer Marketing Solutions, Q4 2018. Forrester, which evaluated top influencer marketing firms on a range of ten criteria, gave Ahalogy a differentiated rating, the highest score possible in seven criteria, including…

Klear Announces Referral Partnership with Hootsuite to Power Social Media Management with Influencer Marketing Technology

Pairing Offers a Comprehensive Set of Social Tools to Top Enterprise Brands Worldwide Klear, an influencer marketing technology company, announced a referral partnership with Hootsuite, the world's most popular social media management solution to provide enterprise brands with a complete set of tools essential for managing their social media marketing efforts. "We are thrilled to have been chosen by Hootsuite as an influencer marketing technology partner. With over 16 million users, Hootsuite leads the social media…

Pinterest and AspireIQ Collaborate to Expand Influencer Marketing Initiatives for Brands

AspireIQ Wants to Introduce Brands to Pinterest’s 250 Million+ Users Through Influencer Marketing AspireIQ (formerly Revfluence) announced that it would partner with Pinterest for Content Marketing. AspireIQ is one of the leaders in sourcing Influencer Marketing Platforms to brands for marketing campaigns. Brands can leverage AspireIQ' ecosystem to connect with influencers for creating exceptional marketing campaigns exclusively for Pinterest. AspireIQ will also gain access to Pinterest' campaign performance analytics…

SaaS Influencer Marketing Platform Upfluence Secures $3.6 Million in Series A Funding

Upfluence, the leading SaaS influencer marketing platform, announced a Series A investment of $3.6 million led by the tech entrepreneurs' fund, ISAI, with additional participation from the investment group, French Partners. The financing will be used to fund Upfluence's continued global expansion and for further investment in its proprietary software. Thierry Vandewalle , venture partner at ISAI will join Upfluence's board of directors. "From pure branding to driving sales, Upfluence's all-in-one SaaS…

Klear Introduces Automated Tracking for Influencer Marketing Campaigns

Klear Has Launched a New Feature for Instagram Stories That Enables Marketers to Measure the Impact of Influencer Marketing Campaigns Influencer Marketing Technology Company, Klear, has announced the launch of a new feature which can enable marketers to automatically track content posted on Instagram Stories. Instagram stories are an expanding feature on the highly-interactive social media platform that creates video and photo sequences which disappear within 24 hours. Klear COO Guy Avigdor commented, “This is a major…

Robin8 Partners with Kantar Media CIC to Use Blockchain Technology to Disrupt China Influencer Marketing

Robin8, Inc., China's leading social media influencer search engine has announced strategic partnership with Kantar Media CIC (KMCIC), China's leading social intelligence consultant firm on KOL profiling to bring a revolutionary change to China's influencer market. As part of the partnership, KMCIC will leverage Robin8's enterprise blockchain solution to evaluate KOL's performance, thus enabling better evaluation of China's KOL market and bringing transparency to advertisers. Blockchain as the answer to influencer's…

Frere Enterprises: The FTC’s Focus on Social Media Influencer Marketing Protects Consumers

Social media influencer marketing has become incredibly useful for brands looking to expand their online reach. It can also be a very lucrative business for people who have large social media followings. A problem arising from the increase in influencer marketing is that it's often not clear when influencers have been paid to share their endorsement of a brand's product. Many businesses/brands and influencers are still failing to comply despite numerous warnings from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on how to disclose a…

Influencer Marketing… But Not as You Know It

It’s almost easy to promote a new lipstick, shoe or phone via influencers, it’s simple product placement right? As long as you’ve properly screened your influencers, understand their content and have previous data insights, then you can even predict the results that they will drive. But  what about brands whose product are not as exciting, they’re a necessity and don’t get people interested very easily. You can’t just have an influencer posed next to a bottle of your latest toothpaste or pen and expect the sales to start…