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Kyle Dulay on Winfluence

More Proof Influencer Marketing is Dominated by Women

We talked last time about the influencer pay gap and new data from IZEA that gives us a look at progress made … or not … in the breakdown of how women are paid compared to men and how various races and groups are paid when compared to white counterparts.  One of the surprising pieces …

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What the Good and Bad Numbers on the Influencer Pay Gap Mean

You can’t be involved in the influencer marketing space without hearing about, talking about or considering the influencer pay gap. When the topic first emerged, it referred to the disparity in pay between men and women who are content creators. Quickly, however, the influencer pay gap issue focused on the gap between white and non-white …

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Ashwath Narayanan on Winfluence

Understanding the Imperative of Short-Form Content

Despite my best efforts, the world of social media continues to migrate to … some might say devolve to … short form content as the most desirable type. Forgive my contrarianism about TikToks, Reels and Stories, but I’m a podcaster and a blogger. I’m also a B2B content creator myself, which tends to lean toward …

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Falls Commentary - Creator Marketplaces

The Long-Term Effects of Creator Marketplaces Will Kill Creators

Whether you’re an influencer or a brand, the concept of the creator marketplace brings with it some appeal. For the content creators out there, the opportunities to work directly with brands can be a lifeline. That’s especially true when you’re growing your audience from micro- to mid-tier or mid-tier to mega influencer. For brands, creator …

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Brian Ahearn on Winfluence

Digging Into True Influence with Author and Trainer Brian Ahearn

For those of you who have been with me on this journey through influence marketing for a while, you know that I get really excited when we can zero in on the concept of influence rather than influencers. The whole theme of my book Winfluence, and a lot of what we talk about here on …

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Is podcasting busking?

Is Podcasting Just a Form of Busking? Certainly Not!

My pal Seth Goldstein asked an interesting question on Twitter and his blog last week. He posed this: “Is podcasting just a form of busking?” For those who don’t know, busking is a term used mostly in Britain to describe street musicians and performers. The root of the definition is people who perform publicly for …

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Justin Levy on Winfluence

How to Find and Engage B2B Influencers, From a B2B Brand

In influencer marketing, and certainly in marketing overall, there are generally two types of focus. The one we talk about more often is consumer marketing, also know as business-to-consumer or B2C. Then there’s business-to-business, or B2B. B2B brands sell software, equipment or services to businesses, sometimes for price tags far too high for an individual …

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It’s Time To Stop Laughing At Kids Who Want To Be Influencers

What did you want to be when you grew up? I waffled between professional baseball player and fighter pilot when I was really young. Then I went through a phase of wanting to be an architect or to anchor SportsCenter. The latter of those indirectly led me here, which is at least in the right …

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P.J. Leimgruber on Winfluence

What’s Wrong With Influencer Marketing’s Monetization Model?

We’ve been spending some time on the show of late talking about the future of the creator economy and how influencers can plan for monetization either with or without the big social networks where much of their audience may lie today. Two episodes ago, we talked to Ramiro Canovas from FanBase, which is a lot …

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What do influencer consultants do?

What Does An Influencer Consultant Do?

Influencer marketing done right can be quite the task for a marketer, or even a marketing team. It takes time and thoughtfulness to select, engage, manage, execute and measure influence marketing campaigns, just like it does for any other type of marketing. For many businesses, influencer marketing is just a small piece of their overall …

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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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