Is the future of influencer marketing virtual reality influencers?

Virtual Reality Influencer Miquela

There are pretenders in our midst. There are fakes mixed in with the usual trove of influencers. They look like them. They attend Coachella and take perfectly filtered photos. But it’s not real. Last week many people were suddenly introduced to an influencer named @LilMiquela, aka Miquela Sousa. She looks just like you think she would, […]

4 Effective Ways To Connect Your Brand With Influencers

If anything has become more apparent to marketers this year, it’s the value of reaching potential customers through influencers. This is an absolute must when it comes to your marketing strategy — in fact, according to Leverage Marketing, 49 percent of buyers rely on recommendations from influencers when making purchasing decisions. Why might that be? […]

Instagram has changed its data-sharing policy, here’s what that means

Instagram API

As Facebook struggles to save face in the wake of data misuse by Cambridge Analytica, the social media juggernaut has decided to change the way developers access its data. On March 30, Instagram slashed the rate limit on its platform API (application-programming interface) from 5,000 calls per hour to 200 with no advance notice for […]

How DXRacer is using influencers to build brand trust

At Sideqik, we work with some of the top brands in influencer marketing. So we know, when it comes to best practices, why not ask the best? We sat down with Mitch Alpiner, Social Media Specialist at DXRacer to learn how they’re using influencers to engage with their audiences. Sideqik: How does DXRacer approach influencers? […]

The power of one influencer’s voice: How Kylie Jenner burned Snapchat

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It’s 4:50 p.m. EST on Feb. 21. Just another day for the social platform favored by teens, Snapchat. Then disaster strikes. Megastar Kylie Jenner tweets “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad.” In the distance, sirens are blaring. One innocuous tweet from a reality […]

How Celebrities and Influencers Elevated the 2018 NBA All-Star Game

If you’ve been on social media recently you may know it was the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. What you might not have realized, is that the game was primed for influencer content. Influencers ranging from celebrities to NBA superfans helped invigorate coverage of the game and ultimately paid off. The 2018 NBA All-Star […]

Why predictive analytics matter for your 2018 marketing strategy

It’s late November and that means it’s time to start strategizing for 2018. You know what’s so 2017? Planning your social strategy almost solely around influencer reach. What’s going to be in? Predictive analytics. So what is predictive analytics? Predictive analytics view a data set’s current and historical facts in order to make predictions about […]

How to use the internet to succeed at event marketing

If you’re at all involved in gaming online, you probably heard that BlizzCon was last weekend. That annual celebration of all thing Blizzard Entertainment draws more than 35,0000 attendees and hundreds of brands looking to grab their interest. While swag and eye-catching booths are important, the key to event marketing starts at the computer. Example: […]

Six steps to take control of your influencer program

Influencer marketing is growing, with many successful brands in both the B2B and B2C space replacing some of their traditional marketing strategies with influencer programs. It makes sense. Word of mouth has always been a powerful driver in making sales and according to Nielsen, 92 percent of consumers trust online content created by their peers […]

How to make influencer marketing work for your B2B company

A photo of the great barrier reef taken on a trip sponsored by Microsoft.

When people think of influencer marketing, they probably thing of B2C companies. A brand offers a free product to a familiar social media face and their fans jump at the chance to purchase an influencer-approved item. But influencers can work for B2B marketing as well. A different approach When B2B businesses launch influencer campaigns, the […]

What you need to know about FTC compliance when it comes to influencer campaigns

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The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has taken action against social media influencers who failed to appropriately disclose their relationship with a company. The commission warned earlier this year that penalties could be coming, but this is the first settlement in such a matter. What happened? The FTC has settled with two online […]