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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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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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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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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