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Killing Programmatic: CLEVER Featured on Adweek

Step aside, programmatic: #influencermarketing has it handled.

CLEVER’s feature on Adweek highlights what we have known for years: ONLY influencer marketing can promise an authentic message and brand safety.

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#WomenWhoLead: How CLEVER Is Encouraging U.S. Economic Growth

CLEVER is thrilled to be included in American Express OPEN’s blog post—Middle Market Firms: Business Leaders Weigh Economic Impact—as a women-owned, middle-market business that is encouraging U.S. economic growth.

Head on over HERE to check out insight from our founders that fueled our growth from bootstrapped startup to thriving, nationally-recognized influencer marketing agency.


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CLEVER Founder, Stefania Pomponi, for Forbes on Building a Thriving Virtual Workforce

If your virtual workforce checklist doesn’t include multi-round candidate vetting, a blend of high-tech and casual constant communication, and a shared language of “Office Astrology”—your remote team might not be living up to its full potential. CLEVER Founder, Stefania Pomponi, shares with Forbes her tips & tricks for building and maintaining a thriving virtual workforce—check out her industry-leading insight HERE!… Read Full Post »


Don’t Get it Twisted: CLEVER’s Director of Analytics for Huffington Post on Facebook & Influencer Marketing

NEWS FLASH, influencer marketing agencies: Facebook’s new capabilities offering brands the ability to boost influencer-generated content like ads isn’t the downfall of influencer marketing. It’s a sign that influencer marketing is on the rise—and everyone wants a piece of it.

Check out CLEVER’s Director of Analytics, Brandon Farely’s, OpEd for Huffington Post on why Facebook’s update is validation that influencer marketing works, contrary to what others might be telling you. 

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Meet CLEVER Influencer — Laura Tucker

If you like sipping on sweet tea and snacking on comfort food—and looking effortlessly cool while doing so—then Southern Made Simple is your essential one-stop-shop! The stylish woman behind the southern-infused lifestyle destination is Laura Tucker, CLEVER’s Featured Influencer for September, and we have behind-the-scenes details for you to check out! At Southern Made Simple, you’ll find everything you need to keep the whole family well-fed, entertained, and looking fly. Need a few Read Full Post »


Kristy Sammis for Campaign US: Why Marketers Should Bet on Influencers Over Programmatic

Don’t believe the #programmatic hype.

Kristy Sammis, CLEVER Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, provides industry insight on the great programmatic vs. influencer marketing debate to top trade publication Campaign US. The article, Why marketers should bet on influencers over programmatic, illustrates the CLEVER position that programmatic is a waste of money and influencer marketing is always the best choice when it comes to brand-safety, authentic engagement, and cost-effective marketing with major results. Read Full Post »


#Batkid Forever! Ad Age’s #Hashtag10: A Look Back at the 10 Tags That Shaped Advertising

Years later, the power of #SFBatkid is still in full-effect!

Millions of people all over the world tuned in on social media to watch Miles Scott save Gotham (a.k.a. San Francisco) in 2013, generating two billion impressions! Powering the social media behind the #Batkid initiative is CLEVER’s proudest work to date. We are thrilled to see #SFBatkid featured in Ad Age’s 2017 article, #Hashtag10: A Look Back at the 10 Tags That Shaped Advertising as Read Full Post »


With Beauty Influencers, It’s Authenticity Over Airbrushing

I’m at the salon. I flip through the pages of a glossy magazine and find myself coveting the perfect-for-fall lipstick shade that the flawlessly skinned, airbrushed-into-oblivion model is wearing… but, I know even if I buy the lipstick, I won’t look like she does.

Later, I scroll through my Instagram feed and watch a normal-looking person do a quick makeup tutorial that transforms her from everyday to movie-star-esque, just by using ordinary makeup products in Read Full Post »


CLEVER on Prestigious Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies List


This morning, CLEVER was announced as one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2017!

For the second year in a row, Inc. magazine has included CLEVER on its highly-coveted Inc. 5000 list—the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies with CLEVER ranking 1,706. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses.

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Like a Boss: Cat Lincoln x Fit Bottomed Girls’ Podcast

Virtual show of hands: Women in business, have you ever been ‘cupcaked?’ Probably.

CLEVER CEO & Founder, Cat Lincoln, breaks it down on Fit Bottomed Girls’ aptly-titled podcast series: Like a Boss. Proud to #runitlikeagirl, the must-hear podcast touches on numerous empowering and insightful topics—check it out!

Fun Fact(s): Fit Bottomed Girls is one of our favorite CLEVER members to work with *and* Cat’s episode is co-hosted by former CLEVER, Kristen Seymour!Read Full Post »