Sponsored Instagram posts up 48%

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Increase in sponsored Instagram posts

Hello and welcome to a festive edition of influencer marketing news, brought to you by InfluBase, the influencer marketing agency.
Stat of the week comes from Klear, the social media analytics company who have found sponsored Instagram posts with #ad have increased 48% in 2019 which equates to 3 million posts.
Of these, 90% were made by micro-influencers – proof if proof were needed needed it that brands prefer to work with micro-influencers.


the power of youtube toy influencers

In channel news, the incredible power of child toy influencers on YouTube is particularly evident at this time of year. Ryan’s World for example clocks up millions of views per post.
Toy Maker Bonkers Toys were smart enough to make a deal with Ryans World four years ago and it’s now one of its three main advertising channels.
What effect the recent $170m COPPA fine imposed on You Tube by the FTC – which now prevents it from collecting data on advertising aimed at children remains to be seen.


Native deodorant $100m acquisition  

Brand of the week is Native a deodorant made in San Francisco. Using a combination of influencers like beauty blogger Jaaack Jack and social media ads, the public soon got whiff of the product and Native went from start up to $100m acquisition by Proctor and Gamble in less than 3 years – not too smelly.
And finally – a Christmas Carol ending for you:
Boost your marketing with micro-influencers
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They’ll deliver reach and authenticity
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Not to mention high engagement
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Authentic content is also not to be sniffed at
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Merry Christmas everyone.