Welcome to the United States of Influencer Marketing

These days, most if not all purchase decisions you make are partly influenced by your friends. (Admit it: who doesn’t want to be left behind on trends?) Most of those friends probably found out about that cool watch they’re wearing on Instagram or Youtube. Even if you’re offline, Influencer Marketing is in fact everywhere. No …

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Influencer Videos of the Week: 7/13/2018

Grapevine’s Influencer Marketing network boasts a truly massive community. With over 150,000 creators, there are so many opportunities for brands to find meaningful partnerships with some of the best influencers across Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and more. Starting today, we’re going to start to highlight how great this community is by picking three of our favorite …

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Six Tips to Guarantee Quality Video Engagement

The great thing about influencer marketing is that content has long-tail, long-term value. YouTube is perhaps the second largest search-engine in the world. To that end, marketers need to make sure the content they’re putting out there drives quality engagement. That way, your videos will continue to drive results for your brand months after they …

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A Few CTA Tips To Optimize Influencer Marketing ROI

More folks in Influencer Marketing should think about their calls-to-action (CTAs) on their sponsored content. It’s not enough to simply identify a great influencer and have them create content for you. Smart marketers need to work closely with creators to find an optimal place to insert their sponsored CTAs. To get better clarity around CTAs, …

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Highlights: Influencer Marketing Trends Survey 2018

Influencer Marketing has had a dramatic year! From controversies involving rogue YouTube stars like Logan Paul to concerns about appropriate content and data safety, brands are rightfully a little hesitant about adopting the channel. Some things we’ve heard at Grapevine from anonymous marketers include: Leveraging influencers is a very saturated marketing tactic. It quickly becomes …

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Grapevine Creator Spotlight: Jasmine Sky

At Grapevine, we love to tell the stories of different creators and media, marketing, or advertising experts and share their insights with the Influencer Marketing community. Each month we highlight a different expert to share their advice with us! This month, we caught up with Jasmine Sky, an up-and-coming creator with over 89,000 followers on Instagram …

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What Do Influencers Really Want from Brands?

Influencer Marketing is a more professional and disciplined field than ever. One huge barrier for brand marketers trying influencer marketing is: how much of their budget should be set aside to engage creators? What does an influencer actually want? We recently interviewed 450+ creators of all sizes within our network to get to the bottom …

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Social Media Community Guidelines Digest

As Influencer Marketing becomes a more pervasive channel to drive sales, so too does the need for safety. In response to recent controversies surrounding inappropriate content, social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube have unveiled refreshed community guidelines to ensure the safety of their audience. Does this herald the end of the quirky, edgy content …

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How To Get Influencer Marketing Content To Perform

From strategy to tactics and everything in between, there are so many things marketers can do to optimize their influencer marketing campaigns. But what about the execution of the content itself? How do you optimize it to perform? Honestly, it’s actually simple. But therein lies the problem: people underestimate the importance of the many little …

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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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