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.
Is Influencer Relations the new buzzword for 2018? More and more influencer marketing experts seem to be adamant that relations are the way to go this year. Will influencer relations replace influencer advertising completely or will both strategies coexist side by side? We discussed this issue with InfluencerDB CEO Robert Levenhagen in last week’s webinar.
Bente Matthes ist Journalistin, Medienmacherin und Medienstrategin. In unserem Interview verrät Bente uns ihr Erfolgsgeheimnis, woher Sie ihre Inspiration nimmt und warum sie in Influencer Marketing die Zukunft für Unternehmen sieht.
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?
As more of our lives take place online - producing huge amounts of data - social science researchers have the chance to develop new tools for understanding human behavior. InfluencerDB has partnered with research institutions around the world to provide data for use in this research field.
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?
Brands who provide a non-visual product like many B2B companies or SaaS face different marketing challenges than other brands. The challenges they face do not stop when it comes to influencer marketing but we need to clarify the myths that Instagram allegedly works for brands who sell visual products.
The times when influence was solely held by gatekeepers like journalists and media platforms are long over. Influencers have taken over! The dynamics of influence have changed significantly, and supposedly every user can express their opinion on products and brands publicly, impacting others with their point of view. But does this shift result in a more democratic impact or does the Pyramid of Influence still show a certain hierarchy?
Espresso Digital conducted an interview with influencer marketing expert and CEO of InfluencerDB Robert Levenhagen. Robert talked about how knowledge, data, strategy, and technology shape the future of influencer marketing.