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Need #WFH Inspiration? Peep CLEVER’s “Global Offices”

Working from home? Or, rather, trying to figure out how to work from home while also coping with a global pandemic? Fun times, right? We’re right there with you. CLEVER has always been a virtual, distributed team with a strong culture and shared sense of how to get sh*t done. Even though we’ve been a #WFH for over a decade, we’re having to figure things out right along with you. Being gentle with yourself and Read Full Post »

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EFFECTIVE INFLUENCER MARKETING BLENDS TECH WITH HUMAN OVERSIGHT

Confused about which #influencersmarketing tools are best/when to use them? Don’t know if you should go with a self-serve platform or with a full-service agency? Navigating the world of influencers marketing can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be! CLEVER founder and Influencer Marketing Association Executive Director, Kristy Sammis, sets the record straight. Here’s a preview: “My career with influencers has always been very hands-on and labor-intensive, because at the end of the Read Full Post »

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Influencer Marketing and Politics: The New Normal

Have you seen them? The quirky presidential candidate memes or hot-takes on political news posted by your favorite influencers? If you haven’t, and you’re on social media, chances are you will see them soon! At CLEVER, we’ve tracked presidential candidates courting influencers since before the 2008 election cycle, when influencer marketing, as we now know it, was relatively new. In 2020, it’s a whole new game. Presidential candidates are hiring PR and content creation agencies, Read Full Post »

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The Best Influencer Marketing Agencies Are Influencer Advocates

This week, a Digiday article highlighted the rancor some influencers feel when they can no longer maintain one-to-one relationships with brands. Digiday posits that it’s the result of a maturing of the influencer marketing industry—and we agree. In the article, CLEVER founder and Influencer Marketing Association Executive Director Kristy Sammis says, “Influencer marketing has finally matured as an industry. Brands are now willing to allocate significant budgets to strategic influencer programs. This means they need Read Full Post »

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MEET CLEVER INFLUENCER – Magaly Elizabeth Tompkins of Jet Plane Mommy

We’re finishing 2019 strong with Magaly, of Jet Plane Mommy, as our Featured Influencer! A Flight Attendant and Full-Time-Mom turned Blogger-Extraordinaire, Magaly knows a thing or two about the juggling act that comes with being a working parent. Her blog, which started as an outlet for sharing and processing her experience as a mother, has blossomed into a treasure trove of parenting and life hacks! She covers everything from family vacation advice to favorite Read Full Post »

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What’s Better Than Holiday Cookies? Fifty Different Kinds!

‘Tis the season for COOKIES! It’s the holidays, and no matter how you celebrate the season, one thing most everyone can agree on is: cookies are yummy! Whether enjoyed with milk, hot chocolate, coffee…or something “for the over-21 crowd,” we can’t get enough! That’s why we are re-sharing one of our favorite programs EVER, Bob’s Red Mill’s The United States of Cookies, in the hopes of inspiring your holiday baking and/or eating. 

 

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#SocialHour: Instagram Hiding Likes

Instagram has started testing the hiding of like counts and video views globally, including the US, last week. This test is making waves across the industry, but don’t panic. CLEVER Product Manager Carmen Shiu breaks it down for us.

TL;DR:

  • What is Instagram doing?

    • Some users currently will not see the # of Instagram likes or video views of posts — only the user who posted can do so.

  • …But why are they doing this?

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#SocialHour: FTC Guidelines Refresher

Image by Klassy Kinks

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released an online pamphlet called “Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers.” This pamphlet makes it easier for influencers and influencer marketers to understand and digest an otherwise long, detailed version of the FTC’s Endorsement Guides. While none of the guidelines have actually changed, this is a great time for us to share a refresher.

TL;DR:

  • When To Disclose: Influencers must disclose whenever there is a

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MEET CLEVER INFLUENCERS – Steve & Jazmin of Travel to Blank

This month, we’re taking a vicarious trip around the world with Travel to Blank! Steve & Jazmin, the blogging power-couple behind Travel to Blank, stumbled upon their passion for blogging when they began recording their travels fresh out of college! Over the past several years, they’ve built an online community and valuable resource for all aspects of travel. From packing guides to itineraries, Travel to Blank will get you ready for your next Read Full Post »

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Ten Years Ago We Started Something CLEVER

…and Influencer Marketing has never been the same!

 

Ten years ago, we started our agency with the belief that real people tell the best brand stories. A decade later, we are still true to that mission.

 

Ten years ago, finding and properly vetting professional influencers was confusing. We built a highly curated influencer network and, in parallel, an agency designed to support and promote their stunning work. 

 

Ten years ago, measuring influencer Read Full Post »

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