IFH: Influencing From Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We’re all used to our favourite influencers posting outfit pictures on street corners of London, New York and Milan. We enjoy their content showing us the coolest bars and restaurants. We’ve become accustomed to watching them live their best lives on press trips to the Maldives, Hollywood and Ibiza. Given…

Can Influencing Be Taught?

Can you teach someone to be an influencer? Is this the leader/entrepreneur debate all over again? Is someone born an influencer or do they develop the skills to become one? Could I (or anyone else) devise a strategy and say, “follow these steps and by the end of the year…

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 press surrounding this, so much information from the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) and even the general public (who often…

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; some shocking, some expected. The report was titled, “The State of Influencer Equality™” by IZEA and was published in…

#FridayFive: Five Viral Social Media Campaigns From This Week

It’s been a while since I’ve written about my favourite campaigns as I used to do during my time at university. Notably, I have written about my favourite Halloween campaigns and my favourite Christmas campaigns. But this week, there were quite a few that caught my eye, and so, here…

Does Politics Belong in Influencer Marketing?

Last week, my Twitter feed was taken over by everyone talking about Mike Bloomberg. Even though I live in America, I have taken no interest in the presidential election whatsoever as it seems the current President is very likely to be re-elected. I’ve seen glimpses of articles here and there…

A Look Back at Influencer Marketing in 2019

It’s been quite a year for Influencer Marketing (IM). With more organizations starting to understand its impact and benefits, adding more budget to their IM department and micro-influencers coming to the forefront, it’s been a big year. There have been bad examples and there have been good. Personally, I still…

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 the team. A little embarrassing to say the least, it led me to think – can influencer marketing work…

Are Companies Doing Good Just to Look Good?

Last week I noticed a couple of campaigns and posts from companies in the UK lending a hand to another company. There were a lot of positive reactions, praises and sharing but I just couldn’t help but think, Are these companies just doing this for good PR? I don’t know…

Influencers with a Social Cause: The No Filter No Future Campaign

From studying, researching and working in Influencer Marketing, my absolute pet peeve is seeing influencers promote products like diet teas and shakes. They are also grouped under a term called ‘BANJO Influencers’ but that’s a topic for another blog post.  So to see an influencer campaign with a social cause,…