In recent years, influencer marketing has changed the way we engage with brands on social media, offering a whole new way to be advertised to. With 800 million daily users, Instagram is the perfect platform for these collaborations, as influencers authentically recommend products and services to their loyal audiences.
In 2015, the US Federal Trade Commission wrote a letter to Microsoft's lawyers, explaining that they would not pursue enforcement action against Microsoft, despite acknowledging they had failed to disclose a material connection in postings by paid influencers. But why not? And what can we learn from Microsoft?
Social media is always evolving, and this couldn’t be any more true for Instagram. The popular photo-sharing platform has been rolling out more and more updates every quarter, which is great news for content creators everywhere—when used properly, new Instagram features mean new ways of engaging your audience.
With over 29 million viewers in the US and nearly 18 million viewers in the UK, the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Wales was without a doubt a global media event. In only 50 hours, influencers mentioned the Royal Wedding 2018 almost 85,000 times on Instagram.
We analyzed these event-related posts and came to one clear conclusion whose relevance for marketers goes beyond the current occasion: media events have tremendous power to raise brand awareness and engagement. The royal wedding was a fairy-tale come true – for both the monarchy and the brands and celebs involved.
In the social media universe, it’s sometimes hard to find an angle that sets you apart from the huge mass of influencers on Instagram. Our feeds are flooded with fashion influencers, food bloggers, and fitness accounts that can often hardly be distinguished from one another. So, how can you stand out from the crowd of influencers on Instagram? The answer is: Color themes! We have found five inspiring influencers from various areas using specific color themes to act out their creativity to the fullest.
Yes, influencer marketing works for more than B2C brands. Yes, fake followers and influencers are avoidable. And no, greater reach is not always better. It's time to separate the facts from the rumors: We expose the six most common influencer marketing myths.
In our latest webinar, we explored how influencer marketing agencies can help brands support their influencer marketing strategies. Consulting with an influencer marketing agency can be particularly useful if your brand is a newcomer to the field or if you lack the manpower to plan and execute an influencer marketing strategy yourself. To learn more about working with agencies, we sat down with Laura Pier, managing director of the influencer marketing agency Social Match.
What could be better to launch your latest summer collection than the fashion influencers of Australia? No matter if your brand has the hottest swimwear for relaxing beach days or summery flower dresses and blouses, one of these Australian fashion influencers could be the next look for your brand. We examined hundreds of Australian Instagram accounts and found 5 fashion bloggers that could be the perfect fit for your next fashion campaign.
The fashion and beauty world is changing and slowly developing to a more diverse and inclusive field while traditional views of beauty are being challenged more often. Especially Muslim women wearing hijabs have been extremely underrepresented in fashion campaigns – until recently. We’re excited to see more hijab models represented in fashion and beauty campaigns. That’s why we used our database InfluencerDB to find the best performing hijab influencers on Instagram for our True Reach series with a focus on the UK market. If you’re still not convinced, take a look at our True Reach Top 3 list – we are sure there’s someone for your next influencer marketing campaign.
GLOSSYBOX’s Influencer Marketing Expert Caroline Reimer: “Data-Based Tools Have Become Indispensable”
The recent explosive New York Times article revealed the depth and breadth of the problem of fake followers on social media. We know the issue of fake followers is nothing new. As long as influencer marketing has been around, influencers, celebrities, and wannabes have been buying not only fake followers but also fake engagement to drive up their engagement rates. So how are brands approaching the topic of fake followers and engagement when planning their marketing strategy?