How NOT to Handle a Collaboration Request When it Comes to Influencer Marketing

In the world of PR and social media, pitching is a common tactic that is used across the board. If you're not familiar with the term, pitching is essentially the action of offering your idea to someone else in the hopes that they'll be on board with what you want to do. Some methods of pitching include: A PR agency pitching a client that they represent to a magazine editor so that their client is included in next month's issue A consulting agency pitching their expertise to a brand to showcase why their skill set is…

New Linqia Survey Uncovers Key Influencer Marketing Trends in 2018

92% of Marketers Found Influencer Marketing Effective in 2017; Influencer Content Is Making a Cross-Channel Impact as Industry Matures Linqia, a leader in performance content marketing technology, released the results of The State of Influencer Marketing 2018, a survey of 181 marketers on how brands and agencies are using influencer marketing and how they plan to leverage the channel in 2018. The survey found that 86% of marketers used influencer marketing in 2017, 92% of whom found it to be effective. The continued…

W.I.I.M – Uniting Women In Influencer Marketing

Founders Jessy & Morgan Team Up To Boost Advocacy Among Women In The Influencer Industry Last week, we sat down with President and Vice President of W.I.I.M., Jessy Grossman and Morgan Kaye to get their take on the influencer industry, where they see it going, and how W.I.I.M. plays a key role in all of this. W.I.I.M (Women in Influencer Marketing) is an exclusive networking group for women who are making a name for themselves in the world of influencer marketing. The group consists of key female players from various…

The Data & Measurement Behind Successful Influencer Marketing

'Analytics and measurement' are typically treated as a blanket statement in Influencer Marketing. Most marketers hear analytics and measurement and think of reach and engagement. While those metrics are certainly key for every influencer collaboration, there are actually a number of layers in analytics and measurement that are available today. While it is great to be able to quickly see the number of followers or average engagement rate an influencer has, there are many other aspects to consider as a brand looking to…

ReadyCart Has Been Sold To Grapevine, The World’s Leading End-to-End Influencer Marketing Platform

ReadyCart is the first portfolio company backed by Very Ventures from inception to exit Very Ventures, the investment and product scaling division of Very, LLC, announced that it has successfully completed an exit of its investment in ReadyCart, LLC. The company was acquired by Grapevine, the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform with more than 135,000 influencers in the network. Since it was launched in 2014, ReadyCart has been the market leader in bundling products mentioned on…

TARGETED SOCIAL launches a Performance Based Influencer Marketing division

The division will directly connect a brand's influencers and ambassadors with appropriate digital audiences, and track the actual sales they influence  Targeted Social, one of the early Facebook and Social Media agencies, announced the launch of its new Influencer Marketing division to directly connect a brand's influencers and ambassadors with appropriate digital audiences and track the actual sales they influence for brands. Influencer marketing is the fastest-growing online customer acquisition…

TapInfluence Announces Industry-First, Dynamic Benchmarks for Influencer Marketing

The Benchmarks Are Based On Based On Over Eight Years Of Repository Campaign And Transaction Data For Over 2,000 Brands  TapInfluence, the industry's leading influencer marketplace connecting brands with social media influencers, announced availability of its industry-first, validated benchmarks for influencer marketing, based on over eight years of repository campaign and transaction data for over 2,000 brands across tens of thousands of influencer marketing programs in multiple verticals and categories. Until now, there…

Influencer Marketing is the Fastest-Growing Online Customer Acquisition Strategy

Influencer Marketing is the Fastest-Growing Online Customer Acquisition Strategy Google Trends shows how Influencer marketing has steadily climbed the charts to displace print advertising. Sneaking close to video advertising, influencer marketing industry is on a trailblazer mode, bringing together the various cogs of the social media and branded content within the ‘sales’ flywheel. Influencers are ruling the roost for brands across online channels. Dwarfing the company’s owned social media campaigns, influencer…

Social Circle Adds Science To Influencer Marketing By Making ‘Social Valuation’ Tool Publicly Available

Social Circle, the social influencer marketing service, has today made its Social Valuation platform publicly available, which provides engagement metrics vital to achieving accurate measurement and transparency across the industry. Social Circle’s platform was previously reserved for registered users across brands, influencers and agencies working directly with Social Circle’s managed service. Social Circle’s Social Valuation tool draws on extensive campaign data and a cost per engagement metric to assign a potential…

B2B Influencer Marketing 2017: Are You Playing the Waiting Game

“A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is -- it is what consumers tell each other it is.” - Scott Cook, founder and CEO of Intuit. When consumers turn into your influencers, it is a boon towards generating more output from your marketing efforts. Influencer marketing is a definitive trend on the rise acknowledged by top marketers. Traditionally used by consumer brands to tell their brand stories, marketers adopting influencers for B2B promotion is a recent phenomenon. For valuable lead generation and sales…

MediaMath Brings Programmatic Influencer Marketing Solution to Its Stable

MediaMath, the leading independent programmatic company for marketers, announced its strategic partnership with ROI Influencer Media. This heralds the convergence of adtech strategies with influencer marketing in MediaMath's existing host of services. The partnership will amplify marketers’ capabilities to purchase influencer solutions programmatically using CPMs. It will enable customers to make real-time bidding on influencer marketing using adtech-driven programmatic solutions. MediaMath partnering with ROI Influencer…

GoodFirms Research Reveals Inputs of Leading Industry Influencers on Future of PPC-AI Marketing

These days, digital space is evolving swiftly, and you can find a huge rise of innovative ideas and tactics that can be used for branding. As the technology is rapidly changing constantly, it is better to start implementing the latest technologies, strategies and tools to stay ahead of your competitors. It is the era for the Top Digital Marketing Agencies and marketers to analyze and study the new changes that are becoming part of digital advertising. Today, digital marketing itself is…

Video Marketing Strategies for Influencers and Brand Ambassadors

In today’s social media crazed era, influencers and brand ambassadors have the same level — if not, more reach than some celebrities do. Why? With computers, phones, tablets, and the internet taking over the world, people aren’t just stuck with televisions for their entertainment. Nowadays, we have videos, blog posts, and vlogs that help entertain and educate us. This is why real gold can be found in being a good influencer and brand ambassador. However, you can’t just simply sit in front of a camera, take a video, and…

Jumpshot Releases State of eCommerce Data Report that Reveals New Retail Strategies for Sponsored Search, Affiliate Marketing and…

Key Findings Show That Google Has Lost Ground to Amazon for Product Search, Growing 54 Percent in Sponsored Product Views Since Last Year, and That the Top 10 YOUTUBE Influencer Channels Drove 21 Percent of Amazon's Influencer Conversions Jumpshot, the only company that unlocks walled garden data, released the Retail's Emerging Toolbox: Sponsored Search, Affiliate Marketing and Influencers Report, which finds that affiliate marketing sites, influencer marketing and on-site product search have all grown rapidly during the…

First ‘Post-Influencer’ Marketing Platform Launches. Powered by IBM Watson. $5.5 Million Invested in Props

IBM's Oliver Blodgett, World Surf League Co-Owner Paul Speaker, Axispoint Founder Scott Powell Join Investment and Management Team Props, the first holistic marketing technology platform for authentic content creators and marketers, launched while announcing its leadership team, investors, and advisors. Coinciding with the launch is the completion of $5.5 million in investment capital, according to president and CEO Joseph Perello. Investors include Paul Speaker, the co-owner and former CEO of the World Surf League; …

US Marketers: Influencer and Content Marketing Messages Demonstrate Strongest Year-to-Year Effectiveness Gains

2018 “State of the Creator Economy” Study Provides Deep Examination of Creators, Marketers, and Consumers As social media has moved from a “shiny new thing” to an integral element of everyday life, influencer marketing has maintained its chart-topping strength as an effective form of marketing messaging in the minds of marketers and consumers alike. These and other industry-relevant findings have been revealed in IZEA’s 2018 “State of the Creator Economy” report, commissioned by IZEA Worldwide, Inc., operator of IZEAx,…

InfluencerDB Adds New Leaders to Its Sales and Marketing Team

New Global SVP of Sales and VP of Global Marketing Join InfluencerDB to Enhance Focus on Transparency & Data InfluencerDB, a global influencer marketing software on a mission to make the practice simple, transparent and data-driven, announces the addition of two top executives to its roster, Jonathan Chanti, formerly of HYPR, Platinum Rye Entertainment, and Innovative Artists now Global SVP of Sales and Gloria Stitt, formerly of Julius Inc, Sharablee, and Avon, now VP of Global Marketing. Coming to the US on the…

The Marketing Arm to Produce Exclusive Influencer Event For Top Brands, Platforms, Influencers

The Influencer Continuum Is an Exclusive Opportunity for Marketing Executives and Leadership Teams to Discover, Collaborate, and Re-Define Audience Engagement The Marketing Arm announced its production of The Influencer Continuum, an event designed to dissect the evolving relationship between brands and their audiences. The event will take place between 28-30 October at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Cali. The Influencer Continuum is an exclusive opportunity for marketing executives and leadership teams…

5 Reasons Why Social Media Influencers are the Future of Digital Marketing

Whether you’re scrolling past pop-up advertisements on a smartphone app, clicking through promoted products on your Amazon account, or laughing at cheesy late night infomercials; branded content touches almost every area of your everyday life. In a world where connectivity is a prerequisite for both personal and professional success, marketing is impossible to escape, and modern consumers are bombarded with ads daily. In the face of constant media barrage, people are simply tuning out the noise and focusing on their…

Socialbakers Adds AI-Powered Influencer Management to Its Marketing Platform

The New Addition to the Platform Helps Marketers Identify Influencers Their Audiences Trust and to Measure the Impact of Influencer Marketing on Their Campaigns Socialbakers, the leading AI-powered social media marketing platform, has added next-generation Influencer Management into the Socialbakers Suite. The new addition enables marketers to identify macro and micro influencers that their audience trusts, engages with and share similar interests with. Now marketers can leverage smart recommendations to help them…