Influencer Marketing Ramps Up in 2017 [Report]

Marketers to Boost Influencer Budgets in 2017 According to November 2016 research conducted by Linqia, nearly half of marketers in the US plan to ramp up their budget for influencer-focused campaigns. Brand marketers are eager to partner with influencers, particularly to attract millennials. The typical influencer-marketing spend is between $25,000 to $50,000 per campaign this … Continue reading »

Key Social Trends for 2017: Live Video and Location-Based Ads

Social media is a major player in the most important conversations in media and marketing—including attribution, live streaming, digital video advertising and messaging. eMarketers report “US Social Trends for 2017: eMarketer’s Predictions for Attribution, Live Streaming, Messaging, Influencer Marketing and More” predicts what will happen in 2017. Marketers that want to know what offline actions … Continue reading »

Purchase Influencers [Survey]

Word-of-mouth influences the purchases of more US consumers than TV ads, a finding that holds true across generations, per respondents to a Deloitte survey. Looking at other sources of recommendations, recommendations from one’s social media circle (57%) tops online reviews from a stranger (52%) and endorsements from celebrities (30%) and online personalities (30%), according to … Continue reading »

Investment Priorities for Marketers in 2016

Agency executives and senior marketers plan to increase spending on a variety of different formats in 2016, including digital, social and mobile. According to research from RSW/US, 91% of agency executives in North America said they plan to significantly or somewhat increase spending in 2016 on digital for their clients. To compare, 79.6% of senior … Continue reading »