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Ramiro Canovas on Winfluence

Is The Future of Influence Marketing in Subscription Content?

Is the future of the creator economy and influencer marketing in subscription based content? If you read the tea leaves in the industry, one may think so. Content creators face potential problems when they put all their content and audience eggs in someone else’s basket. If the Instagram servers go berserk one day, some content …

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Measuring Influencer Marketing - Winfluence

Why Measuring Influencer Marketing Should Not Be Hard

It doesn’t seem to matter where, how or how often I talk to people about influence marketing, I inevitably get questions and seemingly confused looks and frustration from people about measuring what we do. Hey, I get it. Measurement can be confusing. It’s often an afterthought. But it shouldn’t be and it shouldn’t be hard …

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David Tintner on Winfluence

What Brands Should Do To Survive In A Web Without Cookies

We’re now in 2022 and are within 12 to 24 months of a cookie-less world. Google announced in February of last year that sometime in 2023 it will no longer support third-party cookies for behavior tracking of is browser users. Safari and Firefox had already headed down that road, so it was rather inevitable. That …

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Social Media Marketing World 2022

I’ll See You at Social Media Marketing World 2022

I’m excited to be speaking at Social Media Marketing World in 2022. Oddly enough, it will be my first time at the event, though I was a part of several of the webinar series and early Social Media Examiner content that evolved to become what is now the largest social media conference in the world …

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2022 Trends - Jason Falls

The Truth About All These Top Trends Posts for 2022

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2022 as many podcasters, bloggers and prognosticators are … by looking ahead and anticipating what may come. But, I’ve got a couple things working against me in that regard. First, I’ve been observing and commenting on the social media space for over 15 years now. I’ve seen many a …

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Nick Westergaard On Brand - On Winfluence

Winfluence Special: On Brand with Nick Westergaard

Today is a special episode of the show. I thought between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays I’d give you a treat and introduce you to one of our sister podcasts on the Marketing Podcast Network. For those who may not recall our episode from December 2nd of 2021, I have launched a network for …

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Papparazzi take pictures of celebrities, not influencers

The Difference Between Celebrities and Influencers

As I browsed the headlines from around the influencer marketing industry this weekend, something I do daily to keep up with all the things, I stumbled upon another of those Top Influencer lists. Now, we’ve covered my disdain for them before. The episode that published on September 20 of 2021 said it was time to …

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Trevor Oldham on Winfluence

Leveraging Podcasts as an Influencer Marketing Channel

If you’re a regular listener to Winfluence, and I know you are, you know that podcasting itself is a medium I consider a big part of our territory in the influence marketing space. While you may think of influencers as primarily social media stars with lots of followers – like Instagrammers and TikTokers – podcasters …

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Jason Falls on the Influencer Pay Gap Solution

The One Thing That Can Close The Influencer Pay Gap

Research hit the wires last week that shows the racial pay gap between white and BIPOC influencers … that is those who are black, indigenous and people of color … is 29 percent overall and 35 percent between white influencers and black influencers. To put it another way, for every $100 a white influencer is …

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Scott Guthrie on Winfluence

The Influencer Marketing Trade Body & Industry Trends with Scott Guthrie

If you’ve listened to this show for any length of time, you’ve heard me recommend the podcast of Scott Guthrie. He’s the consultant and industry thought leader behind the Influencer Marketing Lab. He has a great podcast that I recommend periodically to you here. He’s also been named one of Talking Influence’s Top 50 people …

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Proof in Value of Micro-Influencers

Proof in the Better Value in Micro-Influencers

For the last probably year or year and a half, the conversation about the value of influencers has reverberated with the opinion that micro- and nano-influencers are more effective than the big stars with millions of followers. Logically, that makes sense. You have to spend a lot of money for one post with a big …

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TrendHERO State of Influencer Marketing on Instagram Report

New TrendHERO Report Offers Surprising Insight Into Instagram Influencers

When TrendHERO sponsored my podcast last month, I was excited to see a powerful, yet cost-accessible influencer marketing software hit the marketplace. While singularly focused on Instagram, TrendHERO is a robust platform to help discover, prioritize, analyze and track Instagram influencers. When they told me they were doing a deep analysis of U.S.-based Instagram accounts …

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Marketing Podcast Network

Introducing The Marketing Podcast Network

I’ve never really considered myself an entrepreneur, even though technically and by definition, I’ve been one a few times. When I started Social Media Explorer as a blog in 2007, my hope was to use it to publish my thoughts on an emerging industry trend and perhaps position myself as a thought leader. A couple …

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Lindsey Gamble on Winfluence

Continuing the Conversation on Race and Influencer Marketing

A couple of weeks ago, we had an interesting conversation about race with talent manager Johanna Voss. She represents almost exclusively women of color, though she is not one herself. And most of her clients are of the Hispanic-Latina variety. The natural next step in this conversation for me, anyway, was to dive deeper into …

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Offline influence - A handshake

When In Doubt, Turn To Offline Influence

There’s an agency owner I know out there who listens to this show. He reads the articles I write. He follows my posts on social media. When I recommend a software or a tactical idea, he tries it out. By his own admission, I influence him. I reached out to him recently via email to …

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