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Where Did the Virtual Influencers Go?

It was around this time last year when I first learnt of virtual influencers. I was in the midst of writing my dissertation (those three weeks went by quite quickly) and…

Can Influencers Help #FlattenTheCurve?

There are many ways of getting information out far and wide in today’s world. We have the news on TV, online and in the papers, we have social media and we…

Should Influencers be Certified in Advertising?

Probably my biggest pet peeve within the influencer marketing industry is when influencers don’t declare adverts, sponsored posts, affiliate links or if something has been gifted. There has been so much…

Dealing with Diversity in Influencer Marketing

A recent report on influencer marketing in the US caught my attention this week in terms of diversity within the industry. There were a lot of very interesting facts and figures;…

Cancel Culture Needs to be Cancelled

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on Twitter and other social platforms labeling celebrities and social stars as ‘cancelled’. For any little mistake they make, the whole world labels…

#FridayFive: Five New York-Irish Influencers to Follow

Before I moved to New York, I used to follow a lot of people that already lived there to give me motivation and inspiration to hopefully move there myself one day.…

Does Influencer Marketing Belong in the Sports Industry?

Last week Twitter went a little crazy over an ad from Manchester City Football Club asking for influencers to attend their home games and to try to recruit more fans for…

#FridayFive: Five Influencers Killing the Game

Influencers. What would my life be without them. There’s reason to love them or loathe them what with their free trips to exotic destinations or getting paid thousands of pounds for…

How Instagram Hiding Likes May Affect Influencer Marketers

I had a post almost ready to go tonight about Instagram hiding likes and the reasons I welcomed the idea. The blog was actually titled ‘Why I Sometimes Wish Social Media…

#FridayFive: Five Reasons to Work With Micro-Influencers

When Influencer Marketing first took off, it was seen as a numbers game. The more followers the better, the more likes the better and the more comments, the better. And, the…