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Instagram Tunnel Vision Could Collapse Your Influencer Strategy

Posted by Ann Newland on June 19, 2018

Let’s face it. Sometimes, tunnel vision works. It helps you tune out distractions, it allows you to focus, and it keeps your eyes on the prize, as they say. But when it comes to influencer marketing, tunnel vision will lead you astray. 

This is particularly true when deciding which social channels to focus your time and resources on. Despite Instagram’s reputation as a fan favorite for influencers, it’s important that you avoid Instagram tunnel vision. Instead, adopt a multichannel strategy that ensures your influencers will connect with your potential customers — wherever they are.

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Topics: Digital and Social, Digital Marketing, influencers, influencer marketing, ripple

Swipe Right. Find the Perfect Influencer Match for Your Brand

Posted by Ann Newland on November 27, 2017

Over the past few years, influencer marketing has certainly earned its wings. It's no longer a niche strategy; it seems nearly every brand is engaging an influencer in some form or fashion.

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Topics: Social Media, influencers, influencer marketing

Bot Watch: How to Determine Whether Your Influencer Partners Are the Real Deal

Posted by Ann Newland on November 8, 2017


Celebrity endorsements are hardly novel: Brooke Shields hawked Calvin Klein jeans in the '80s, Bing Crosby crooned about StarKist tuna decades before that, and still today, the Kardashians push dozens of brands at a time.


However, social media's role in influencer marketing has changed the playing field. Consumers no longer trust their favorite celebrities' recommendations as much as they do their favorite YouTubers'. And brands are taking note. According to the State of Influencer Marketing 2017 report, the tactic exploded in growth last year, with almost 90 percent of marketers implementing influencer campaigns and spending between $25,000 and $50,000 to do so.

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Topics: influencer marketing

Why You Need to Pair Hyperlocalisation with Data for Success

Posted by Ann Newland on May 9, 2017

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