Influencer or Fraud? Should We Name and Shame Influencers Who Buy their …

There has been a lot of talk this week surrounding Influencers and the buying of followers, likes and comments. It’s been a tricky subject for a while, with a lot of people giving their opinions of seeing it happen first hand, yet we still won’t jump that final hurdle and…

#BloggersWanted: Lazy or Tactful?

I have this niggling annoyance with the #BloggersWanted hashtag on Twitter. I see PRs and Marketers sending out tweets asking for bloggers to get in contact for possible collaborations, review products or be added to mailing lists. Sometimes I think it’s lazy on their behalf. Other times I can see…

Love Island’s Alexandra Couples Up With BRAND New Partner

I promise this is an intellectual post about brand partnerships and looking at authentic promotion! I hope you weren’t misled by the headline and switched off immediately – there’s potential, just wait! Also hope you caught my play on words in the headline. I even capitalised it for you. Before…

A Life Without Numbers

There’s been some thoughts floating around the web these past few weeks about the idea of not showcasing our social media following and likes on our pages. Would it make people feel better? Help improve their feeling of self-worth? Stop us competing with one another? A lot of us value…

Instagram #Ad Case Study: Listerine

I wouldn’t call this a new series on the blog, but I wanted to start an Influencer Marketing segment, where I can discuss different Instagram Influencer adverts and what’s good/bad about them, what works and what doesn’t. I still feel the area surrounding Instagram Influencer adverts is very new and…

Influencers and their ‘Influence’

Did you see the Kim Kardashian’s Instagram post on Wednesday? With 111 million followers, there’s quite a chance you may be one of them. So I’m going to guess you have seen it. But if, like me, you are one of the extremely minor few that don’t follow Kim Kardashian…