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The Best Way to Sell to Gen Z? Influencer Marketing

A new study from Kantar reiterates the strength of influencer marketing as a tool to reach Gen-Z consumers. The study states that 44% of Gen Z relies on influencers for purchase decisions, compared with 26% of the general population. The study also reported that 70% of Gen Zers follow at least one influencer on platforms…

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Fraud Fight Club: Captiv8 at IMCX

This week we attended the 2nd annual Influencer Marketing Conference and Expo in LA with our Director of Brand and Agency Partnerships Owen Sidd to give insights around the growing problem of fraud,and its effect on the influencer marketing industry and how best to combat it . Here’s a look into our day at the…

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Top Sponsored Content- February Edition

Truth: February did not disappoint with sponsored content. Here are some campaigns we enjoyed: Will Smith for Moncler This is the exact type of sponsored content that does best on Instagram- short and sweet, yet thoroughly engaging and mesmerizing– so much so, that you might have to watch it more than a couple times to…

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Is the Reverse-Chronological Feature Coming Back to Instagram?

True or False: Instagram is planning a feature to roll out reverse-chronological posts.  Answer: True-ish. We’ll explain.  Last week, Techcrunch shed some spotlight on the recent discovery made by Jane Manchun Wong, a software engineer and developer, who managed to find a new prototype in the Instagram code. This code was later explained by Alexandru…

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4 Influencer Owned Brands to Watch in 2020

The concept of D2C has taken on a whole new meaning with the rise of Influencer Marketing. In a nutshell, influencer marketing is the vehicle in which brands work with influencers to reach their customers and move them down the customer funnel. No matter where a consumer is in the funnel, influencer marketing can help…

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Top Sponsored Content- January Edition

It’s officially 2020, which means a new year and decade of awesome branded content. Here are some of our favorite sponsored pieces of content that helped to kick off the year: The Bucket List Family for U.S. Virgin Islands Kicking it right off, we have this post from the Bucket List Family. It’s not just…

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TikTok & SuperBowl LIV: Ads We Are Loving

SuperBowl LIV hasn’t officially commenced yet, but the ads sure have. And this year, brands are taking social channels by storm, creating pre-awareness with teasers for ads that will launch leading up to or on the day of the SuperBowl. With the cost per 30-second commercial being north of $5.6million, brands are finding Influencer Marketing…

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4 Ways to Utilize Polls On Instagram Stories

Instagram stories are an authentic way to showcase your brand in a personable manner in front audiences. The many different tools available through Instagram Stories  provide fun ways to interact and engage with audiences. Instagram Story “Polls” have become a very popular way for brands to not only get to know their audience but also…

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Youtube with new ‘Made For Kids’ Policy and the Latest in Industry News

Between Youtube, Snap, and Pinterest, here is the latest industry news this week to know for your next influencer marketing campaign: Youtube announced yesterday that they are introducing a ‘Made for Kids’ content policy.  The news comes from a long time complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which argued that Youtube was violating…

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3 Ways to Drive Holiday Engagement with Swipe Up’s on IG

“Swipe Up to learn more!” Close to 500 million users view Instagram stories on the daily and of that, 33% of those stories come from brand pages. As the holiday season unfolds, we continue to see more and more Influencers using Instagram swipe-ups as a method to drive holiday engagement. Instagram Stories provide a super…

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