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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.

MSI: Web Scraping for Consumer Insight “Nuggets”

One technique that offers a treasure trove of insights into consumer behavior is “web scraping.” Although worthwhile, using it to gather data requires a specific, methodological approach. Otherwise, validity is threatened. This MSI working paper addresses how researchers should go about web scraping in order to ensure design transparency, analytic reproducibility, analytic robustness, replicability and generalizability of effects.

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