Why do Instagram stories make us feel closer to influencers? What makes unboxing videos so popular? Read about the fascinating science behind why these 6 Instagram engagement tactics work, and how to choose which ones to incorporate into your influencer marketing strategy.
Unfortunately, the potential for an influencer marketing crisis comes with the territory of partnering with influencers. While influencer marketing has many benefits, brands risk an influencer marketing crisis if an influencer falls out of favor with their audience or turns on your brand. Being prepared to deal with crises is the only way to go into these partnerships.
Instagram itself has upped the relevance of its hashtags by introducing the follow hashtag feature as well as hashtags in bios. Brands, agencies and influencers can use our monthly top 100 hashtags analysis to develop savvy hashtag strategies on Instagram.
Likes, comments, engagement rates, growth rates, website traffic… do you sometimes feel lost in the maze of influencer marketing metrics, unable to find a path to your desired goal? Influencer marketing is growing up so quickly that marketers often struggle to set a course through this rapidly changing field.
This year's Olympics have been hit hard by athletes trying to boost their performance through drug use. All of Russia's athletes are competing under a generic white flag because the Russian team was banned over its intricate doping program. We see the same kind of deception happening in the field of influencer marketing - when accounts buy Instagram likes.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th, but on Instagram, #valentinesday began outranking other hashtags well before the holiday as brands tried to get as much mileage as possible from their Valentine's Day 2018 influencer campaigns. The day of love, romance, and, of course, gifts for loved ones is the third-largest consumer holiday in America. The national retail federation predicts that Americans will spend up to $19.6 on Valentine’s Day 2018 gifts and celebrations, and the holiday spending can result in a Q1 revenue boost for many companies.
When I started writing this blog post on KOLs and influencers in marketing, I immediately thought of doctors and dentists. Do you remember those TV commercials for toothpaste that featured a wise-looking grandfatherly man in a white coat smiling at you with his shiny teeth and explaining how only Colgate reduces your plaque by up to 98%? Whether or not the dentist influenced my buying decision, I never questioned his assertions because of his expertise -- he must know what he was talking about because he was a dentist.
In the social media world, everyone has been talking about the investigation into follower factories and social media's black market released by the New York Times last Saturday. Follower fraud is a recurring issue in the social media market and its reach extends beyond Twitter bots. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what the turmoil was all about, which parties might need to take more responsibility and why the findings highlight the importance of data-driven analysis in influencer marketing.
Past December Instagram launched the new 'follow hashtags' feature stating that “Now it’s even easier to stay connected with the interest, hobbies, passions and communities”. But what's the new feature about, how can brands benefit from it and what's to consider?
In 2017, more businesses jumped on the bandwagon of influencer marketing and the marketing form is a growing business that is professionalizing quickly. What are the influencer marketing trends in 2018 and which developments can be expected?