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Influencer Spotlight: Valentine’s Day DIY & Gifts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Don’t have your gift yet? Or want to do something unique for that special someone? This week we are highlighting Influencers with fun ideas that you can bake, make, create, or buy for your valentine. Valentine’s Day is for everyone, and we have great DIY ideas, as well…

Instagram Influence Report – Candy Bars

Welcome back to our industry benchmark series, an ongoing research project where we examine the degree of influence brands from various industry categories have on Instagram. This week, we’re examining the top candy bar brands on Instagram. Some key findings: Kit Kat Goes Viral: The “Gimme a Break” classic took a new approach last year by bringing…

Top #SuperBowl Content

Congrats to the Eagles for taking home the Lombardi trophy at Super Bowl LII! Over 100 million people tuned in to root for their favorite team or, perhaps, to watch Justin Timberlake bring sexy back. And while we weren’t lucky enough to snag a selfie with JT, we did keep up with all viral moments…

The Top #Grammys Instagram Posts

This years Grammy Awards were held in New York City for the first time in 15 years – and the Big Apple did not disappoint! Along with moving performances and widespread support of the Time’s Up movement, the night featured many collaborations between brands, social influencers, and mainstream celebrities. Using Captiv8 to analyze the #grammys…

Instagram Influence Report – Vodka

Welcome back to our industry benchmark series, an ongoing research project where we examine the degree of influence brands from various industry categories have on Instagram. This week, we’re examining the top vodka brands on Instagram. Some key findings: Ciroc Takes the Lead – The French, grape derived, liquor scored #1 across the board. It’s well…

Three Strategies to Understand the Impact of Influencers on Social Commerce

Today’s influencer campaigns are no longer just about building awareness. As we explained in a blog post earlier this fall, a growing number of marketers are using creators to help impact all stages of the marketing “purchase funnel,” including sales. But what are the best platforms for encouraging purchases? Are there specific product categories that…

Instagram Influence Report – Athletic Apparel

Welcome back to our industry benchmark series, an ongoing research project where we examine the degree of influence brands from various industry categories have on Instagram. This week, we’re examining the top athletic apparel brands on Instagram. Some key findings: Nike is first place in posts and engagement – it’s probably no surprise to find that athletic brand Nike…

Three Predictions for 2018

2017’s social media and influencer landscape has seen plenty of change. Between the ongoing battle for users and advertisers with Snapchat against Instagram, the controversy surrounding Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner ad or numerous new platform changes and feature rollouts, there’s been lots of news for marketers. But what will 2018 have in store for the world of social content,…

Four Influencer Marketing Tips to Start 2018

2018 is nearly upon us. Not only is the new year the perfect time for marketers and brands to get a fresh start, it’s also a great time to lay out a vision for a comprehensive influencer marketing strategy. Here a few tips to help make sure your 2018 influencer marketing efforts get off on the right…

Highlighting 2017’s Top Sponsored Instagram Posts

Influencer marketing was bigger than ever in 2017. But while it’s easy to talk about the growth of creator-driven sponsored content at an abstract level, many marketers may wonder what kinds of posts and personalities were responsible for 2017’s most popular content. Using the Captiv8 insights tool, we decided to examine some of the top-performing Instagram…

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