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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Facebook To Make Big Changes for Influencer Marketing

If you’re in influencer marketing and worried about the hype over #DeleteFacebook, I wouldn’t panic just yet — if at all. The Cambridge Analytica scandal has a buried lede. As all kinds of news surrounds Zuckerberg, Facebook quietly announced plans to fundamentally transform it’s creator ecosystem — for the better. For creators, Facebook will test …

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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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Three Exciting YouTube Influencer Marketing Trends for 2018

We’re just a few days into 2018 and at Grapevine, we couldn’t be more excited about YouTube Influencer Marketing. According to Google Search Trends, interest in Influencer Marketing increased over 2016 — and we can expect even more interest in the year to come.   Rise of Micro-Influencers Simple economics demand that higher demand leads …

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How to Convince Your Boss To Try YouTube Influencer Marketing

Some of the most well-known brands are leveraging YouTube Influencer Marketing to achieve sales success. In fact, 39% of marketers are looking to increase their influencer marketing budgets in 2018. Despite all the hype, it can be difficult for brand marketers to convince their bosses to unlock the budget they need to book influencers. Brand …

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Micro-Influencers Yield Increased Engagement

Subscriber Count Isn’t Everything You’ve got an amazing product, a sound strategy, and a healthy budget to match. Like 73% of other marketers, you know that allocating a healthy budget to an Influencer Marketing strategy is going to get your brand to the most number of people possible. A common mistake many experts in charge …

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