7 Influencer Marketing Trends Expected in 2021

As the world emerges from the pandemic and the aftermath left in its wake, influencer marketing, not unlike a vast majority of industries, will find itself changed. As people were forced to rely on virtual instead of in-person experiences and spent more time on social networks instead of in-person events and meetings, influencer marketing suddenly found itself at the forefront of an opportunity for brands to reach consumers through social media in meaningful and authentic

Beyond The Screen: How Blockchain Will Impact Influencer Marketing

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web over three decades ago, he couldn’t have foreseen that the Internet would evolve to be the ubiquitous phenomenon it is today, fundamentally changing the way the world functions across all spheres of life. Before the Internet, children aspired to be astronauts or doctors, and the job title of influencer or content creator simply didn’t exist. Fast forward to today and nearly 30 percent of children aged eight to twelve

DroppTV: Using AI to Identify And Sell Products in Videos

Brands are increasingly utilizing technology to create new shopping experiences in the stay-at-home era. And, at the same time, the entertainment industry is being forced to look for alternate revenue streams at a time when theaters and music venues are closed. Enter droppTV, the world’s first-ever shoppable streaming platform. Debuting with music videos, droppTV lets audiences view content while seamlessly browsing integrated virtual pop-up shops to purchase limited-edition streetwear. The platform enables creators (and brands) to monetize

What Questions Need Answered to Evaluate Your Company’s Inbound Marketing Strategy?

I’m working with a prospect right now that knows they require assistance with their digital presence and inbound marketing efforts… but they don’t know where to start nor the path necessary to get where they need. While I’ve written extensively about the agile marketing journey to develop your marketing maturity, I’m not sure I’ve ever written about the elements necessary for success. As I’m working with this client, I’ve been interviewing their sales, marketing, and

Apple Marketing: 10 Lessons You Can Apply To Your Business

My friends love to give me a hard time for being such an Apple fanboy. I can honestly blame it all on a good friend, Bill Dawson, who bought me my first Apple device – an AppleTV… and then worked with me at a company where we were the first product managers to use MacBook Pros. I’ve been a fan ever since and now, outside of the Homepod and Airport, I have every single device.

Influencer Marketing: History, Evolution, and the Future

Social media influencers: that’s a real thing? Since social media became the preferred method for communicating for many people back in 2004, many of us can’t imagine our lives without it. One thing that social media has definitely changed for the better is that it has democratized who gets to be famous, or at least well-known. Up until recently, we had to rely on movies, magazines, and television shows to tell us who was famous.

How Julius Is Increasing the ROI of Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is the fastest-growing form of online acquisition. There’s a good reason—recent data proves the ROI of influencer marketing campaigns: Eighty-two percent of consumers are likely to follow a recommendation made by an influencer and every $1 spent on an influencer marketing returns $6.50 That’s why the total influencer marketing spend is estimated to increase from $1 billion to $5-10 billion in the next five years. But, to date, executing compelling influencer marketing campaigns

How to Own Digital Transformation with Influencer Relations

Your customers are becoming more informed, empowered, demanding, discerning, and elusive. The tactics and metrics of the past no longer align with how people make decisions in today’s digital and connected world. By implementing technology marketers are able to fundamentally impact the way brands view the customer journey. In fact, 34% of digital transformation is lead by CMOs compared to only 19% being spearheaded by CTOs and CIOs. For marketers, this shift comes as a