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VidCon 2017: Building an Influencer Strategy That Works Right Now

After networking and learning among the 20,000 attendees, ranging from influencers to brands and agencies, at VidCon 2017 we came away with four considerations for brands and their influencer marketing strategies.

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Do Mediagenic Digital Influencers Exist?

Influencers are in high demand, and as we continue to explore the potential of brand/influencer relationships, the notion of multifaceted influencers, those who not only develop content – but can also participate in media interviews, is taking center stage. So, we asked ourselves, do “mediagenic” influencers exist? While many are capable of “doing it all,” you need to consider a few different factors before asserting that an influencer can serve in a multi-purpose role…

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The Influencer Relations Gold Rush: How to Find a Nugget

The 1848 discovery of gold in a hitherto sparsely populated part of the world called California sparked one of history’s classic gold rushes. Gold fever brought thousands of migrants to the region, saw entire gold mining ecosystems spring up almost overnight and set California on a new trajectory.

Fast-forward 168 years and another type of gold rush is in full swing. This time in a hitherto under-populated part of the communications industry called influencer relations. Once again entrepreneurs are flooding in, new ecosystems are popping up, and the historical status quo looks sure to be disrupted – as PR, digital and advertising firms all seek to own this expertise.

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Advertising Week Recap: What Influencers Can Teach Marketers About Learning

I recently had the pleasure of moderating my third panel at Advertising Week in New York exploring the next generation of brands and content within the ever evolving entertainment landscape. I was joined by three transformative stars: Hollywood icon Meg Ryan, Hollywood director/Grammy Award winning writer Robert Gordon and social media phenom/budding actor Logan Paul.

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Ketchum Influencer: A more evolved global approach to influencer relations

As companies everywhere embrace influencer relations, many face the same question – how do you combine the art of co-creating brand storytelling with the science of delivering hard data to select influencers and measure real business results?

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Influencer Relations Has Officially Made it to High School

As with every new marketing discipline, it takes a few years of trial and (sometimes epic) error before the training wheels are cast aside, and it’s ready to be part of the core communications mix. After attending VidCon 2016 in Anaheim last week, I can say, with confidence, influencer relations has basically hit high school—finding its place in the world and doing so with more discipline. It has grown into a bright, intelligent, creative and more calculated instrument in the marketing toolbox. Amid the brilliant, creative and highly effective creator/brand partnerships, there are still some that make you scratch your head, but that’s high-schoolers for ya!

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How to Identify the Right Influencers: The 4S Filter

75% of communications professionals say identifying relevant influencers is their biggest influencer marketing challenge. For good reason: Identifying the most appropriate influencers at scale is a blend of PR skill, collective experience and technological acumen. To help enhance your influencer marketing efforts, I have created a “4S filter” to make the process of finding and choosing influencers a bit easier (click to tweet). This influencer identification filter breaks the process down into four core elements:

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