How to Find Creators for Instagram and YouTube Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is an essential step for brands that seek to achieve market saturation for their product or service. It doesn’t matter how great the product, brand, or initiative is, without the right advocates on social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram, your promotion is bound to fall flat.  Fortunately, the team at Grapevine has …

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How to Build an Impressive Portfolio That Gets You Hired

In this booming freelance industry, you need to rely on your unique personality to stand out. One good way of doing that is by creating an impressive online portfolio. Now, I’m not referring to the usual resume that shows your educational background, awards, and recognition – you know, the boring stuff. What I mean with …

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The Ultimate Influencer Marketing Calendar [2019]

Influencer Marketing thrives on context. Sometimes, marketers can get so excited about simply publishing with a great partner that they can overlook the context their consumers are actually seeking. The timing of a post is just as –  if not  – more important for the success of content than the quality of the post itself. …

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Top Tools for New YouTube and Instagram Influencers

It’s easier than ever to become an Instagram or YouTube influencer and join the influencer marketing movement. In 2019, more and more brands will be looking to influencer marketing to expand their footprint. However, becoming an influencer can seem like a daunting task! Captivating an engaged audience can be quite competitive and more fans than ever …

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Startups Market on a Budget with Influencer Marketing

Savvy startups scale with influencer marketing. Think about it: even though it’s easier than ever to launch a business these days, that also means the advertising space is more competitive. For hyper competitive industries, it could take $1,500 a day to even become close to being competitive on solutions like Google AdWords. So how can …

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Programmatic Media Takes Influencer Marketing Further

Influencer marketing, content with a side of advertising. Programmatic marketing, advertising with a side of content. Makes sense, right? Let’s go a little deeper. Imagine it is 2013. My Boston Red Sox just won a world series, Argo won best picture, and this digital marketing practice where individuals with large social followings were pairing up …

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Influencer Marketing Is Under Attack: Six Reasons It Still Works

It seems like every other day there’s a blog decrying influencer marketing. From lamentations of “influencer marketing doesn’t work!” to “there’s too much fraud!” there’s a lot of noise out there about how allegedly bad or toxic influencers are for brands. Frankly, they’re wrong. Here are six reasons why influencer marketing is here to stay …

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Influencer Marketing and the Holidays: Four Great Examples

‘Tis the season for Influencer Marketing! Even though it’s only early October, the best brands are already planning their holiday influencer marketing campaigns. It’s been proven that social media influencers drive traffic, leads, and ultimately – sales to landing pages. Furthermore, 68% of holiday shoppers are influenced by what they see on YouTube before they …

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Four Things to Know About Influencer Marketing in China

It’s fair to say that 2018 was the year of influencer marketing all over the world, and it is going to continue to be a driving force for brands looking to grow their audience and improve sales through social media through 2019 and beyond. However, there are some substantial differences between Western and Chinese social …

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For Influencer Marketing, Creators say IGTV is “Meh”  

Influencer Marketing is constantly evolving.  Last June, in a move to capture some of YouTube’s users, Instagram announced a new long-form video platform, IGTV. While creators had already expressed that Instagram was their preferred platform for influencer engagement, we were curious to see whether or not that translated into the new IGTV product. To get …

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