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HireInfluence Challenges Brands to Be More Than Just Another #Ad

Global Agency Introduces New Vision and Branding to Coincide with Instagram's Recent Shift in Audience Engagement Methods HireInfluence, a global full-service influencer marketing agency, has rolled out a brand new look to their website as they debut a fresh perspective on influencer strategies. The site is centered around "designing experiences, not #ads" to communicate the agency's powerful stance against non-authentic audience engagement and manufactured performance indicators on social posts. This approach will…

Data Shows Influencer Marketing is on the up –Tools Are Needed to Empower Micro-Influencers

Micro-Influencers Need a Means to Start Monetizing Traffic with Tools That Allow Them to See All Websites That Have Affiliate Offers Available The number of influencers connected to affiliate marketing networks is rising every year, according to recent data from affiliate marketing network Admitad. Sales through new traffic channels such as blogs exceeded $5.5 million in their affiliate network over the first half of 2019 a 40 percent increase from 2018. Micro-influencers are rising in popularity throughout the world…

Influencers Are Winning the Beauty Contest Across Southeast Asia

A New Study from Meltwater Explores How Social Media and Influencers Are Redefining the Way Beauty Shoppers in the Region Discover, Evaluate and Purchase Makeup Move over celebrities; shoppers are increasingly turning to influencers to access beauty trends, looks, content and experiences, as the beauty industry fully embraces the power of influencer marketing. A new report from Meltwater titled ‘Beyond Skin Deep: Understanding the shopping journey of the Southeast Asian beauty buyer’, explores how the industry has…

Performance-To-Pay for Scaling Partner Marketing Programs

Affiliates and influencers are like athletes. At the end of the day, it’s all about how much they won (clicks and conversions) and if they were paid for their effort. The challenge for affiliate management and influencer marketing is to do it safely and effectively at scale. If your program starts becoming too successful: The process of actually paying for that performance, through web analytics, spreadsheets, and PayPal, starts becoming the only thing you do. That means you’re effectively using all your time scorekeeping,…

TechBytes with Ilya Skripnik, VP of Marketing and Monetization at Gismart

Tell us about your journey to Gismart and your role now. I joined Gismart just two years ago, and at the time, there was almost no advertising and very little promotional content. For a while, I focussed on putting together the strategy before we began our first push into promoting our portfolio of mobile apps and games. At this point, especially with Beat Maker Go, Piano, Guitar, and WeDrum, we gained a ton of traction which continued throughout 2018 to lead me to where I am now. What current UA trend would you say is…

AdQuick Announces Max Polisar As Company’s New Chief Revenue Officer

Seasoned Digital Business Executive Joins Los Angeles Team to Accelerate Business Development and Sales Growth AdQuick.com, the first platform to allow marketers and agencies to complete the entire process of executing both out of home (OOH) and digital out of home (DOOH) advertising campaigns, announced the appointment of Max Polisar as the company's Chief Revenue Officer. Mr. Polisar will be responsible for leading the company's go-to-market strategy with marketers, key partners and expanding its sales team.…

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,"…

Mobile Marketing Pioneer Isabel Rafferty Launches Canela Media

New Leading Digital Media Company Connects Brands to Multicultural Consumers at Scale Isabel Rafferty Wins Culture Marketing Council 2019 Rising Star Award Canela Media, a leading digital media technology company, announced its official launch in the US market to provide brands with the best of both worlds - the ability to reach multicultural consumers at scale with general market technology and know how. Canela Media’s founder and CEO Isabel Rafferty, recipient of Culture Marketing Council’s 2019 Rising Star…

CreatorIQ Announces $12 Million Series B Funding Round By TVC Capital, Affinity Group, And Unilever Ventures For Its Enterprise Creator…

Influencer Marketing Platform of choice for Airbnb, CVS, Dell, Disney, Mattel, Ralph Lauren, Salesforce, Unilever Continues Growth with End-To-End Cloud Solution and Industry Measurement Standards CreatorIQ announced the company has raised $12 million to accelerate growth for its Enterprise Creator Cloud, the software platform that enables AI-powered creator discovery, streamlines end-to-end workflow, ensures brand safety, and drives meaningful measurement for the influencer marketing industry. The Series B round was led…

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…

MultiVu Launches Digital Marketing Suite

In the ever-changing digital landscape, it can be a challenging task for a brand to find ways to engage with its audience where they are. A recent report from Pew Research Center reveals that 77% of Americans go online on a daily basis, with 26% saying they are online almost constantly. If your target demographic happens to be younger, more educated, and/or bringing home more income, that number is even higher. These are important trends to understand when considering where to spend your brand's carefully budgeted…

MarTech Interview with Khris Thayer, CEO and Founder at OPTIZMO

"It is my sincere belief that email will continue to grow, regardless of emerging digital channels." Tell us about your role at OPTIZMO and how you got here. What inspired you to start the company? I am the CEO and Co-Founder of OPTIZMO. I founded the company with my partner and CTO, Grant Fern, in early 2009, so we are celebrating 10 years of momentum this year. OPTIZMO was inspired by a need in our industry for Email Compliance, Suppression File and Data management platform that went above and beyond the utilitarian…

World’s First Crowd Promotion App Set to Shake up the Sharing Economy – by Allowing Anyone to Monetise Their Social Media Profiles

MNFST, the world’s first crowd promotion platform which connects brands with nano influencers has launched on Android and IOS following a successful investment round. Promising a new approach to Influencer Marketing, the MNFST platform allows all users of Twitter and Instagram to earn money through brand collaborations in just three simple steps, irrespective of their number of followers. MNFST, standing for Manifest, allows users to manifest their social channels into a lucrative business, calculating each…

Local DTC Brands Top Glossier, Harry’s & Casper, Converting a Quarter of Consumers

SimplyCook, Made.Com, Abel & Cole and Birchbox Lead the UK ‘Direct to Consumer’ Movement Research into consumer awareness of ‘direct to consumer’ (DTC) brands by Rakuten Marketing reveals four of the top five names are local, UK businesses, putting them ahead of global brands Glossier, Harry’s and Casper. Conducted among 2,000 UK consumers and a further 2,000 in France and Germany, the study proves that despite recent headlines, the top global DTC brands are lesser known than SimplyCook, Made.com, Abel & Cole…

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…

Soulmates.AI’s new Social ROI Reporter Measures the Real Value of Social Media Marketing

Soulmates.AI, an AI-driven martech startup focused on making marketing work for everyone, has launched Social ROI Reporter (SRR), a tool that helps brands and agencies measure the dollar value of social media and influencer marketing campaigns. Competitive solutions only measure social reach and tally the cost of some interactions against systems blind to seasonal, historical and industry variations. Last year, a study on Nike's Colin Kaepernick campaign suggested the brand earned $43M in 'media exposure.' Yet, no…

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…

CGI Influencers: The Rise (and Eventual Fall)

CGI. What is it? How do we use it? Why is it relevant in influencer marketing? Computer Generated Imagery has been around for decades. We all remember the Atari game Pong, or the mobile-friendly Snake, which came preloaded on every early-aughts Nokia cell phone. Nowadays, CGI takes form in highly-produced video like Avatar or Black Panther and has even extended its reach to social media. The popularity of CGI influencers is hard to miss. From Lil’ Miquela to the new-and-improved Colonel Sanders on KFC’s Instagram account…

The Inseparable State of Social Media and Shopping

"The relationship between social media and shopping is rapidly evolving, and brands and retailers are exploring ways to take full advantage." Far from the days when it was a channel to simply connect and mingle with friends, social media has now become intrinsically tied to marketing and sales strategies. From awareness to conversion, social media plays a key role throughout the entire shopping journey. The relationship between social media and shopping is rapidly evolving, and brands and retailers are exploring ways to…