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What Happens When Your Influencer Outreach Backfires? Em Clarkson STICKS IT To Bootea

It seems like we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of not only a solid Influencer outreach campaign, but also the 'virality' it can achieve if all goes well. Certain Influencers have the ability to really make something catch like wildfire (much like Fyre fest, until it metaphorically burned out) and this… Continue reading What Happens When Your Influencer Outreach Backfires? Em Clarkson STICKS IT To Bootea

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Has The Influencer Marketing Bubble Burst?

What are influencers if not influential? The term 'influencer marketing' was coined to describe the art of promoting products through a person of interest on social media. It started with the 'big names' such as Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian etc. and has since funnelled down into what are known as 'micro-influencers', who are smaller names… Continue reading Has The Influencer Marketing Bubble Burst?

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LUSH Bid Goodbye To Social Media (For Better Or For Worse?)

LUSH are revolutionary in their business model, there's no question about that. Shouting loud and proud about not only shunning animal testing on their own products, but also actively fighting against the entire regime globally too. Their brand is renowned for being vibrant, quirky and original which is why I was so surprised to hear… Continue reading LUSH Bid Goodbye To Social Media (For Better Or For Worse?)

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Guest Post: What’s It Like Working In Influencer Marketing?

I recently wrote about the latest debacle in influencer marketing which concerned ex-Love Island store Georgia Harrison promoting a product which most would largely argue was unethical. I've dabbled in influencer marketing, but I'm no expert. Nevertheless - I'm intrigued by it. So, to help out with the post I employed Scott Guthrie (who's an… Continue reading Guest Post: What’s It Like Working In Influencer Marketing?

How far would you go for publicity? | Kourtney Kardashian in bathtub
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How Far Would You Go For Publicity?

It's naivety to think that anything the Kardashians or the Jenners do is accidental. You've heard the saying 'the devil works hard but Kris Jenner works harder' and it's entirely true. The Dash-Jenner PR machine is tireless and is one to be truly admired. I'm not a fan of their lifestyle, but I'm sure in awe of… Continue reading How Far Would You Go For Publicity?

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Influence And Ethics – Where Do We Draw The Line?

Influencer marketing is very closely tied in with PR. And don't get me wrong, it can be an extremely valuable tool - if it's done right. Unfortunately, however, with the market becoming saturated, and with more and more individuals seeing influencer marketing as a method of making a quick book - the practice is now experiencing its… Continue reading Influence And Ethics – Where Do We Draw The Line?

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What an EGG teaches us about social media

"What an egg teaches us about social media" well there's a heading I never thought I'd write. But, in the wake of the recent world record broken for most Instagram likes by a stock photo egg, here I am. The egg in question, perhaps better known as the @world_record_egg, stole the record for 'most liked… Continue reading What an EGG teaches us about social media

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Was an orange tile the nail in the coffin of influencer marketing?

We already know that, amid growing concerns of influencer fraud, this area of marketing is now on a downward spiral, so to speak. Largely in thanks to the small number of corrupt activities in an otherwise sound form of product/service promotion. It truly is the minority that ruin it for the majority. Nevertheless, following all… Continue reading Was an orange tile the nail in the coffin of influencer marketing?

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#BringOutTheBold or #WatchTheChaosUnfold? – The ups & downs of Influencer marketing

Amid ongoing concerns around Influencer marketing and the way in which ads are presented, Listerine - or more so its parent company Johnson & Johnson - has landed itself in the belly of the beast this week. Within just weeks of an investigation being launched surrounding Influencer marketing and how transparent bloggers need to be,… Continue reading #BringOutTheBold or #WatchTheChaosUnfold? – The ups & downs of Influencer marketing

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The Rise of YouTube – When did Vloggers Become so Important?

YouTube has been around since 2005 and was typically famed for music videos - yet fast forward 13 years and it's actually one of the most popular and influential platforms across the whole social web. Vloggers have been around for years but have only recently come to prevalence in the past few. They now have… Continue reading The Rise of YouTube – When did Vloggers Become so Important?