At the end of this show each week, I invite you to ask me a question or present an influence marketing problem you might have and either email me about it, or even better, email me a voice recording so I can actually drop you asking it here on the show. So far, I haven’t had a lot of takers and that’s fine. Though, I will send you a signed copy of Winfluence the book if I use your question on the show.
According to The State of Influencer Equity report from IZEA, black creators on average make more than white influencers. But find a black creator that thinks that’s accurate and you might be the first. In fact, other studies and surveys show the influencer pay gap through the filter of race is still very far from equitable.
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Without question, the number one issue that brands and agencies have in the influencer marketing space is simply finding the right influencers to use for a campaign. While that might seem like a simple solution to solve for (there’s a whole industry of software companies with search algorithms meant to do so), typing a few characteristics into a search engine isn’t really a good solution, regardless of how complex the search engine’s algorithm is.
My definition of an influencer is anyone who can motivate an audience to take action. Now, that’s a very broad definition. In fact, anyone can be an influencer (or more accurately, influential) under those criteria. But when it comes to differentiating between influencers, we have to split hairs. And...
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When you have the opportunity to learn from a seasoned professional, you should always take it. When I found out I could get Chris Gibson on the line to pick his brain as it were about being an online content creator, an influencer who has created a career over the last 15-plus years doing that kind of thing, I knew I had to jump at the chance.
I’ve been working with and tinkering around on social media software, including influencer marketing platforms, for the better part of 20 years. I started cutting my teeth on content management platforms, social media management platforms … then in the late 2000s and early 2010s, I became somewhat established as having a degree of expertise with social listening platforms.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to you, but I have a day job. At Cornett. It’s an ad agency. And I love it there. What may come as a surprise to you is Christy Hiler, the owner at Cornett, is very rare in the ad business. And by that, I mean less than one percent of all advertising agency owners are women. Read that one more time.
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Many of you know I host another podcast on the Marketing Podcast Network called Digging Deeper. Occasionally on that show, we interview someone that has a perspective or focus on something that either is, or is related closely to influencer marketing. When we do, I like to share that interview here as well. Why not make sure you get the good intel, too.
The Metaverse has been on the top of minds and conversations of most people in the marketing space in the last few months. Ever since Mark Zuckerberg and Meta, ne’ Facebook, went all-in on VR to inflate stock prices because they had Oculus headsets to sell now, this seemingly new virtual world as a consumer and business reality has produced an explosion.