Digital Advertising is Dead; Long Live Digital Advertising

Marketing — especially influencer marketing — moves fast, sometimes too fast. The fast pace of the industry demands automation and algorithms become tools in a marketer’s jackknife. Marketing firms and agencies hire engineers and data scientists who leverage machine learning to build robust algorithms and generate maximum return on the campaigns they invest in. Wherever …

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Influencer Marketing Data: What’s The Best Video Length?

Influencer Marketing is about attention. Attention for personalities, attention for causes, and for many marketers: potential attention for their products and brands. However, we’re in a digital age where so many other things compete for our attention or distract us. 56% of videos published in 2017 were under two minutes long. Our attention spans our …

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How to Write Effective Influencer Marketing Creative Briefs

In this digital age, the best way for brands to reach their ideal customer is through Influencer Marketing. This is especially true if that audience is millennials. However, discovering that perfect influencer on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or Snapchat is just one small step on the path to a great campaign. You need to make sure …

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How To Tell Social Media Influencers What You Want

If you read my blog about finding influencers last week, you’ve probably at least identified the types of influencers you want by now. Congrats! The next thing you’ll want to start thinking about is how to communicate what you want to influencers. They’ll need to know campaign logistics, what kind of content you want them …

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Influencer Marketing Insider #7: The Power of Activist Influencers & More Top Stories

Welcome to the seventh edition of the Grapevine Influencer Marketing Insider: your weekly digest of what we’ve been hearing through the Grapevine Get the latest Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Influencer Marketing insights in your inbox every Friday! Subscribe to the #IMInsider. #ThroughTheVine Ep 3: Activist CMOs | GIFs & Influencers | Instagram API Updates Every week, we pick — fresh from the …

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Four Steps to Successfully Negotiate Rates with Influencers

There’s more hype surrounding YouTube Influencer Marketing than ever. Even though collaborations with creators on social media have driven results, Influencer Marketing is still a young industry with rapidly shifting benchmarks: especially when it comes to compensating creators for the work they do. At the end of the day, it’s always a negotiation between brand/agency …

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Influencer Marketing Insider #6: Brands vs Creators and Other Top Stories

Welcome to the sixth edition of the Grapevine Influencer Marketing Insider: your weekly digest of what we’ve been hearing through the Grapevine Get the latest Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Influencer Marketing insights in your inbox every Friday! Subscribe to the #IMInsider #ThroughTheVine: Brands vs. Creators | Snapchat Updates | Instagram or Facebook? Every week, we pick — fresh from the …

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How To Find The Best Influencers For Your Brand

One of the most common influencer marketing questions I get is, “How do I find the right influencers for my brand?” It’s a good question with a seemingly simple answer: you should just find influencers with a large following that are in the same niche as your product. The problem is, it’s not that simple. …

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Influencer Marketing Insider #5: Viacom Makes Big Bets

Influencer Marketing Insider Your weekly digest of what we’ve been hearing through the Grapevine Get the latest Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Influencer Marketing insights in your inbox every Friday! Subscribe to the #IMInsider #ThroughTheVine: Viacom buys WhoSay and VidCon We’re excited to launch first edition of Grapevine’s #ThroughTheVine series! Every week, we’ll pick — fresh from the …

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Should Brands Bet on Snapchat Influencer Marketing?

As we trundle ever onwards into 2018, brand marketers and agencies need to make concrete decisions into which channels they’ll be dedicating their Influencer Marketing budget to. The obvious channels are of course — YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. However, one thing that marketers are always curious about is the use of Snapchat. Is it worth …

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