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Why Organic Reach is Still Important to Influencer Marketing

Don't dismiss organic reach just yet...   Organic reach is dead—or so many marketing pros think. Some point to Facebook's 2015 algorithm changes, first reported by our own Ignite Social Media, as the...

The Secret to Digital Content Marketing: Most of It Doesn’t Matter

Digital Content marketing is getting a lot of attention these days, but is it working?   Content marketing – it’s a phrase that can make marketing executives twitch just a little bit. Digital content...

These Gender-Bending Influencers are Reshaping the Beauty Industry

The beauty industry is leading change with influencer marketing.   When CoverGirl announced on Instagram and Twitter earlier this month that James Charles, the 17-year-old beauty influencer was the...

Striking the Right Balance With Thumb-Stopping Content
Striking the Right Balance With Thumb-Stopping Content

What makes content click-worthy?   The most-liked Facebook post of 2015 might reveal the answer. “Can I Get 1 Million Likes? I Beat Cancer's Butt,” it read, a battle cry from a cancer survivor...

Three Reasons Influencer Marketing Must Be More than Just PR
Three Reasons Influencer Marketing Must Be More than Just PR

While PR is an effective tool, influencer marketing plays a much bigger role in the future.   PR used to involve sending a press release to newspapers, magazines and TV networks — traditional...

Paying Celebs $187K for a Social Post? That’s Just Stupid!

Paying celebs means paying a high price for something that might not even reach your audience.   When Kim Kardashian West peddles a product, it certainly has the potential to be heard. With more than...

The Change in Influencer Marketing from PR Strategy to Media Strategy

Why influencer marketing should be considered part of a long-term media strategy.   "Is word of mouth all it's cracked up to be?" asked Forbes magazine in 2006. Back then, influencer marketing was in...

The Rise and Rise of Search on Social

Search engines could face new competition as search on social increases.   More than one trillion searches every year. Forty thousand search queries every second. As an all-but-unassailable tech...

The Value of Producing Evergreen Content
The Value of Producing Evergreen Content

When properly done, influencer marketing campaigns can produce high-quality evergreen content for brands to repurpose over time.   On Friday, August 5, 2016, during a glitzy opening ceremony, U.S....

Overcome Ad Clutter With Influencer Marketing

Ad clutter is taking over - but could influencer marketing be the solution?   Rich media banners. Standard banners. Pop-ups. Pop-unders. Web pages are full of "ad clutter" — a glut of...