6 Influencer Marketing Platforms for Brands

As some of the most visual social channels, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest have become important tools for brand marketers. These are also the channels most likely to be used by so-called “influencers,” the social media stars who frequently partner with brands to promote products to their online followers. Influencer marketing has become a big business, with 31% of retailers now working with brand advocates to become influencers and 28% using paid celebrity influencers to spread the word about their products and services.

Here are six popular influencer marketing platforms being used by retailers and brands right now.

Street Culture: Rebuilt After Layoffs, Extole Keeps Culture at the Fore

“When you have a transition where there’s a new CEO and the company is basically in crisis, it seems like, ‘Oh, this is a perfect time for values,’” said Extole’s Matt Roche. “But it’s unbelievably hard to implement new core values when everyone’s afraid.”

6 Tools for Identifying and Rewarding Brand Advocates

Local marketers can’t force customers to talk about their brands online, but they can provide incentives to encourage this type of social sharing. Here are six platforms that businesses can use to identify and reward customers for talking about their products and services on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare…