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CMO Briefs: Influencer Marketing: Best Practices, Trends & Covid’s Impact

Influencer marketing continues to grow ever more complex. Options are increasing and in today’s climate, striking the right tone with consumers is crucial. What consumers long to see is authentic relationships between brands and influencers. In just a few years, the paradigm has shifted away from a focus on major celebrities and toward niche, micro-influencers. So, while finding the right influencer is crucial, these complexities can make it challenging. Read more.

KaH: Influencer Marketing: Best Practices, Trends & Covid’s Impact

The growth of social media has made online influencers a more important marketing tool than ever before. At the same time, influencer marketing is growing more complex: Options are increasing and in today’s climate, striking the right tone with consumers is more important than ever before. What consumers want to see is authentic relationships between brands and influencers. In just a few years, the paradigm has shifted from a focus on major celebrities to niche, micro-influencers.  In sum, finding the right influencer is crucial and yet can be challenging.  Read more.

JAR: Shoppers Like Explicit Donation Links in Cause-Related Marketing Ads

Companies increasingly target nonprofit web and social media followers by using cause-related marketing display ads on the websites of charity or nonprofit organizations. Two key formats are used: either transactional (representing an explicit donation amount that a consumer can make to the nonprofit) or nontransactional (representing online cause sponsorship). Which one is more successful? A new study has some answers.  Read the article.

JAR: Which Noncelebrity Endorser Is Best: Staff or Customer?

One way for smaller brands to save money on advertising is to use their customers and employees as endorsers, rather than spend big bucks (and risk fame fallout) on a superstar. So, which type of noncelebrity endorser is most effective, and under what circumstances? Findings from European researchers offer practical solutions to these questions.  Read the article.

JAR: Going Live: How “Shoppable” Ads Measure Up

Live, “shoppable” advertising has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with big investments from influencers, brands and retailers. In response, researchers in London, Stockholm and the U.S. have collaborated on a typology for evaluating the value of this emerging platform. The work is essentially a launching pad for future investigation and measurement of liveness and shoppability in advertising.  Read the article.