May 14, 2018 9:01:00 AM

Partnering With An Influencer? Follow These Eight Steps To Protect Your Business - Forbes.com

ExactDrive is excited to be included in a recently article posted on Forbes.com.

After a string of troubling and inappropriate videos, YouTube sensation Logan Paul, best known for his short films, sketches and daily vlogs, is, quite literally, paying for his behavior. YouTube temporarily suspended ads from running on Paul's account, effectively cutting off a huge revenue stream for the influencer.

Of course, Paul is not unique: Plenty of celebrities have lost endorsement deals over personal scandals and damaged reputations. When an influencer's reputation goes south, the brands on the other side need to distance themselves from that person, lest they hurt their own reputation among consumers.

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Mar 6, 2018 9:08:00 AM

Benefits Of Influencer Marketing

The way people consume and interact with media has transformed over the last couple of years, with social media changing the way we connect on a fundamental level. Today's customers now can decide when, where, and if they're going to interact with brands, and that means that big companies are being forced to spend more time building "relationships" with their target markets.

In a world where consumers can simply tune your advertisements out, or block them from appearing on their favorite websites, it can be argued that some blunt-force advertising no longer has the impact it once had. Instead, today's brands need to think about how they can approach their customers where they spend the most time, and offer them experiences that they can appreciate, and trust.

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Jan 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Influencer Marketing Remains A Useful Strategy

According to research, around 95% of the marketers who use influencer strategies in their current campaigns consider those strategies to be effective.

In other words, if you're looking for a simple and effective way to boost awareness, engagement, and retention for your brand in the social world, then there are few things better than the power of an influencer. Because influencers already have a pre-existing relationship with the customers that you want to attract, they can help you to create engaging content, and connect with your audience on a deeper level, without the need for any obvious marketing efforts.

As we move into 2018, the chances are that influencer marketing will continue to be just as important as ever. So, the question is: "How can you make sure that you're getting the most out of your influencer marketing campaigns?"

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