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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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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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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