Winfluence Podcast

Justin Blaney Talks Influencers and Brands

How Influencers and Brands Drive Dollars with Influence Marketing

We’ve talked about a handful of books on influencer marketing here on Winfluence. While we await the publishing of Winfluence (the book) in early 2021, I couldn’t help having more great discussions with smart people in the space, even other authors. Justin Blaney is a professor at the University of Washington and the chief innovation …

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Casey Smith, Influence Marketing at Kroger

From TikTok to Instagram Growth – The Influence Marketing Magic of Kroger

Kroger was the first company to launch a branded TikTok challenge. They have also successfully engaged influencers for events like Hispanic Heritage Month and partnered with publishing platforms like Funny or Die to product share-worthy online content. But the brand also has built incredible social media success in its own right and much of all …

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Crystal Duncan on Winfluence

How Big Agencies and Brands Handle Influencer Marketing

Few people have been intimately involved in the influencer marketing industry since before it was called influencer marketing. Crystal Duncan is one of them. An early hire at IZEA before it because the behemoth influencer marketing platform, she is now the Senior Vice-President for Influencer Marketing at Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm. Crystal …

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Mitch Canter on Winfluence

Tapping into Twitch – Fertile Ground for Influence Marketing

As of February of 2020, Twitch has 3.8 million unique broadcasters. As of March, it registered an average of 1.44 million concurrent viewers … that’s 1.44 million people watching all at the same time … on AVERAGE.  So, if you haven’t yet explored Twitch as both a viable platform for reaching consumers via advertising or …

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Sam Maher on Winfluence

Can Influence Marketing Save Broadway and The Arts?

Can influence marketing save broadway? Or how about arts organizations in general? Save might be an inappropriate word. Certainly, COVID and the pandemic restrictions of 2020 have had a huge financial impact on the arts, as would any economically challenging time. And broadway theatres, along with arts centers, theatres, community troops and groups are going …

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Emily Ho on Winfluence

The Challenge of Influencer Fraud from an Influencer and Agency Owner

Fashion influencer Emily Ho has a unique perspective on influencer marketing. She’s not only one herself, but leads influence and marketing campaigns for clients with her marketing agency. One battle she continually fights is influencer fraud. We dive in a bit to talk about the not-so-ethical influencers out there, how they hurt a brand’s marketing …

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Scott Harward on Winfluence

Bridging the Gap Between Influencer Analytics and Brand Measurement

Scott Harward is an SEO, Pay-Per-Click and Affiliate Marketing guy. What does he have to do with influencer marketing? Well, he can not only help influencers understand how to better monetize their online presences, but report back metrics that brands care for most. He also works with brands and clients to help them design measurement …

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