Tone-deaf keyword squatting by Instagram influencers

instagram influencers tone deaf keyword squatting

Avoid keyword squatting Instagram influencers. There is no point bringing your authentic 'whole-self' to work if your whole self is an a**hole.

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The dangers of blacklisting influencers

blacklisting influencers

Blacklisting influencers provides a binary outcome to a highly nuanced issue. It would create unfair winners and losers.

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Crowdsourced PR book celebrates CIPR at 70

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Platinum is a new book from the CIPR showcasing excellence in public relations and celebrating the institute’s first 70 years.

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Beat influencer fraud with better measurement

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Influencer fraud is good for the industry. It pushes the discipline forward away from measuring vanity metrics toward measuring impact.

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Influencer outreach budgets drop 12% says PRCA report

influencer outreach budgets drop

Influencer outreach budgets drop 12% according to a new report. Communicators need to get better at measuring and evaluating influencer marketing programmes.

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Influencer sued for breach of contract

Sabbat Influencer sued by brand for breach of contract

Influencer sued for breach of contract: Luka Sabbat is being sued for failing to comply with an influencer agreement.  So, what makes a good influencer agreement?

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RESET: How to Restart Your Life and Get F.U. Money – a book review

RESET book David Sawyer

25% of us hates our job - the remainder is not fully engaged. A new book aims to redress the balance and help us become financially independent.

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Influencer fraud? Legacy media has always gamed audience size

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Before we get too squeamish about the size of influencer fraud let's take a look at how legacy media has gamed its audience size.

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New report: influencer marketing knowledge gap widening

Influencer Marketing knowledge gap

Influencer marketing knowledge gap widening according to ‘2018 State of Influence 2.0’ - the annual Traackr and Altimeter survey.

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Like-Wise: New tool IDs true engagement to root out influencer fraud


Like-Wise, a new tool to combat influencer fraud has been launched by Social Chain. Is its influencer blacklist open to abuse? 

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Helping influencer marketers be clear when posts are ads

influencer marketers clear when posts are ads

UK regulators launch new guidance to help social influencers stick to the rules by making clear when their posts are ads.

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Expect more ads on Instagram as founders quit

Increased focus on advertising revenue risks killing the goose that laid the golden egg: influencer marketing.

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Strategic value of PR showcased in new #PRPays campaign

CIPR Holland-Kaye #PRPays

UK’s largest PR industry body launches #PRPays campaign showcasing strategic value of public relations with Heathrow Airport CEO interview.

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London Fashion Week influencer marketing: getting it right

London Fashion Week influencer marketing

London Fashion Week influencer marketing. How can fashion brands maximise their impact via influencer marketing?

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Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson scolded by advertising watchdog … again

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Latest watchdog ruling against Instagram influencer Louise Thompson underscores importance for brands to deliver best practice throughout the entire influencer marketing workflow.

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How CGI influencers act as change catalysts

CGI influencer change catalysts

CGI influencers like Lil Miquela act as change catalysts bringing fresh pairs of eyes to jolt us out of our blind spot on social media

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Is effective disclosure killing influencer marketing?

disclosure killing influencer marketing

Falling engagement rates hint that disclosure is killing influencer marketing but figures mask best practice results pointing, instead, to poor influencer advertising.

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Listerine influencer marketing debacle: Who’s really at fault?

Listerine influencer marketing debacle

Listerine influencer marketing debacle: why the brand should be shouldering much of the blame.

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Covert tobacco influencer marketing targets young says report

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Tobacco influencer marketing: Tobacco companies are secretly promoting cigarettes via social media influencers according to a new report.

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Influencer disclosure crackdown as watchdog investigates

Influencer disclosure crackdown

New influencer disclosure crackdown as UK regulator investigates the extent to which influencers are clearly and accurately identifying any commercial relationship.

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Influencer fraud could be criminal offence

Influencer fraud is fraud

Many column inches have been given over recently to influencer fraud. Could buying social media followers actually be a criminal offence?

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Influencer post from Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson banned by ASA

Made in Chelsea Louise Thompson ASA

Influencer Marketing post from Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson banned by ASA as not obviously identifiable as a marketing communication.

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How to vet influencers: an influencer marketing checklist

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Vet influencers: Much of the effective influencer marketing process is front-loaded. Here is a checklist of 19 points to consider when choosing the most appropriate influencer for your programme.

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Influencer marketing backlash: 15 ways to reverse the trend

influencer marketing backlash

The influencer marketing backlash: there are calls for better guidelines, increased transparency, and an end to influencer fraud. Here are 15 ways the industry can reverse the trend.

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