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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…

How Are Influencers Addressing the Clothing Crisis?

As fashion giants continue to cultivate partnerships that aim to escalate consumer spend, the influencer culture is continuing to notice its environmental impact and social media experts from Influencer Matchmaker review how influencers are responding to the current clothing crisis…  Sustainability has become one of the most searched for terms in fashion in the last year, with an average of over 27,000 searches specifically for ‘sustainable fashion’ each month in 2019, influencers could become the shining light on the…

Influencers vs Advertising: How Has Consumer Mindset Changed the Way We Buy?

Our screens are filled every day with an array of adverts tempting us to spend, spend, spend – but in an era when consumers value more personal experience, is the power of the traditional paid ad coming to an end? With thousands of retailers competing to advertise their products on almost every platform we view, it’s natural that they are looking for new ways to get their messages across. And that’s where the power of influencers comes in. Current trends show a shift in the consumer mindset, with people wanting to feel…

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…

Why Measurement Matters to Influencers Now More Than Ever

We all know that social media is about influencing and being influenced, but how much is it about trusting and being trusted? According to research from media agency UM, only eight percent of people trust what they read online, and only four percent trust influencers. This data doesn’t change the fact that word-of-mouth is still the most effective form of Marketing. However, amid accusations of follower and engagement fraud, failure to disclose brand sponsorships, and various high-profile influencer scandals, it’s not…

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…

Performance Marketing Goes Social

It's no secret that Performance Marketing on Instagram, Snapchat and other social networks is evolving and will deliver high-quality engagement for brands. People are increasingly turning to social media to learn about new products, with 76 percent of shoppers purchasing a product they discovered in a social media post. Brands are partnering with affiliates and influencers to generate leads, acquire new customers and increase ROI. Authenticity is key when it comes to selecting influencers and partners to promote your brand.…

How Brands Can Leverage Influencers With Instagram Polls

Since Launching in Early October, Instagram Polls Have Been Intensely Popular for Users — Particularly Among Brands and Influencers It may have taken the public a while to realize that Instagram polls weren’t anonymous, but it didn’t take long for the new feature to garner much excitement from users. Since launching in early October, Instagram Polls been intensely popular for users — particularly among brands and influencers. How Influencers Engage Their Followers with Polls Bloglovin’ polled their 87K+ follower base of…

Why You Should Reconsider Inviting a YouTuber to Live Stream Your Event

Marketers are increasingly turning to live streaming to broadcast events and promote their brands. It’s what viewers want. Cisco predicts that live internet video will account for 13 percent of Internet video traffic by 2021, growing 15-fold from 2016 to 2021. But live streaming alone won’t necessarily draw an audience. For optimal results, brands are hiring influencers in hopes that they will boost digital engagement. Recentl0y Formula E announced that it will be inviting popular YouTube content creators, often…

Top Twelve Women CMOs to Follow on Twitter

As Influencers, Women Have Garnered Appreciation on Multiple Platforms, Thus Increasing the Scope of Productivity and Broadening Horizons News of women progressing within tech has gained more attention than ever before. The importance of women in fields such as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) has been growing steadily because of the progressive education delivered in the past 10-15 years. Apart from the STEM fields, other professional roles have come up in Artificial Intelligence, IoT (Internet of…

TechBytes with Hila Shitrit Nissim, VP Communications, Slidely

Hila Shitrit Nissim VP Communications, Slidely Video is one of the fastest growing modes of digital advertising that also has the highest rates of engagement. To understand the intricacies of visual content and make sense of the direction that this industry is moving in, we spoke to Hila Shitrit Nissim, VP Communications, SlidelyTell us about your role at Slidely and the team and technology that you handle. I joined Slidely approximately a year ago to lead marketing and communications. As part of my role, I am…

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…

Interview with Dhruv Ghulati, Founder and CEO, Factmata

"We need to clean up the ecosystem so that consumers want to engage with online content and can easily find trustworthy content."Tell us about your role at Factmata and how you got here. What inspired you to start the company? I’m the Co-Founder of Factmata, an artificial intelligence startup solving the problem of factual misinformation on the internet. I like open information, transparency, the future of the web, artificial intelligence and building highly technical data products. I started my career as an investment…

Get That Coveted Blue Tick On Instagram

Instagram Offers Australian iPhone Users a Chance to Verify Their Accounts, To Offer the Same to Android Users in Couple of Weeks As a social influencer, it’s important for you to get that “Verified” blue tick against your handle on your social media presence. Yet, getting one on Instagram has been a steep uphill task. Not anymore. Instagram is reportedly testing a new verification process with an official request form, publicly accessible within the app for the first time. Before you check your app for that request…

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…

New MVPindex Report Shows NBA’s Total Social Footprint Worth Nearly $5 Billion

Lebron James Tops All NBA Players on Social Media with 100 Million Followers, Foot Locker Wins Most Valuable Campaign at $34.8 Million According to a new report from the industry-leading MVPindex, the NBA once again ranks #1 in the use of social media across all major sports leagues, increasing the value of its collective social media footprint by 28.6 percent during the 2017-18 regular season over the prior year to a whopping $5 billion. But the season's really big winners were the brands that partnered with the NBA…

Socialbakers Adds AI-Powered Audience Segmentation to its Marketing Platform

The New Addition to the Platform Helps Marketers to Convert Data into Productivity Socialbakers, the leading AI-powered social media marketing platform, has added next-generation Audience Segmentation into the Socialbakers Suite. By integrating social and other digital data sources, the new offering provides marketers with insights into their audience personas, the content they engage with, their main interests and the influencers they trust at the click of a button. Today, marketers are aware that the…

Fight Fake News in Journalism: Media Intelligence, Your Best Ammunition

Original Content, Distributed Directly from Brands, Still Matters, According to the Cision CMO Media Intelligence companies have demonstrated how 2018 could be the most challenging year for journalism and content marketing. Fighting against constant accusations of fake news on one hand and staying on top of media intelligence and analytics, journalists and content marketing professionals have an unprecedented battle ahead. Fake news has been prevalent for the entire lifetime of the internet, but it’s just how fast it can…

Tech Startup Qutee To Incentivize Key Influencers With Stake In The Business

Three Tech/Gaming Influencers Have Already Been Granted Stock In The World’s Most Advanced Digital Comments And Discussion Platform In an industry first, US/UK startup Qutee, developer of an advanced new data-driven comments platform for collecting digital community insights, has announced that it is offering key influencers a stake in the business as an incentive for growing its user base. The firm, whose platform is currently in beta, has already granted stock to emerging tech/gaming influencers – and committed Qutee…

500+ Influencers Celebrate ‘Influencer-Led’ Marketing at XOMAD’s Beta Launch

500+ Influencers Celebrated The Uprising Of #InfluencerLed Marketing, Initiated By The Beta Launch Of The Tech Platform From XOMAD On October 13, 500+ influencers gathered in an industrial warehouse in DTLA to celebrate the uprising of #InfluencerLed marketing, initiated by the beta launch of the new highly anticipated tech platform from XOMAD. An experiential haunted walk-through showcased zombie madmen and made a statement about the end of the madmen era of scripted marketing and the uprising of #InfluencerLed…