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With only a week until our Social Strategy in 2020 seminar in Cambridge, we asked one of our speakers, Helen Sharpe, Content & Social Media Manager at Interflora, for her insights into social media strategy for 2020. Here’s what she said: 1. What do you see as the biggest social media challenge facing brands today?...
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As part of our #socialstrategy2020 series of blog posts and events, this post explores current trends in social media budgets and asks: what should your company be spending on social media? We draw heavily on the findings of the August 2019 CMO Survey report, which can be found here. Companies spend 12% of their marketing...
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OST Influencer Marketing Case Studies
We’ve worked on numerous award-winning projects in recent years. Here’s a selection of our favourite influencer marketing case studies. This includes ours, plus the best-of-the-rest… Hartley’s 10cal Jelly Hartley’s 10cal Jelly is a fun, delicious, low-calorie treat, popular among those looking to lose weight. Hartley’s enlisted OST to run a social media campaign to promote...
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As influencer marketing continues to be recognised as a valuable opportunity, many companies are starting to extend their reach and run international influencer marketing campaigns. We run global campaigns for many of our clients – so can share some pointers on what to look out for.  Here are 4 things to remember when partnering with influencers...
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We had a fantastic Consumer Influencer Marketing Huddle a couple of weeks ago, with insightful workshops, talks and panel discussions on influencer marketing that we have to share. An interesting section of the morning was our influencer panel, where we invited industry-working influencers to share their thoughts on influencer relationship management (IRM) best practice. We...
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Although LinkedIn advertising is among the more expensive social advertising platforms (on a click basis), for many B2B organisations it can also be really effective for reaching a high-quality, targeted audience. This often translates into improved ROI. When I’m running a large-scale international LinkedIn advertising campaign for a B2B brand there are three main rules...
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At our Influencer Marketing Huddle in November, Alistair Wheate and Dominik Nosalik, from Onalytica talked us through the highlights of their new B2B influencer marketing research.  The findings are fascinating… What outcomes are brands and influencers looking to achieve? When first looking at this topic many brands automatically assume that influencers are looking for payment and a...
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This week we hosted our Influencer Marketing Huddle once again with co-hosts, Onalytica. Our mission? To bring 100+ brands together to share strategies, tips and experienced on influencer marketing. If you weren’t able to attend, fear not – we have a breakdown of the day here… The day began with our hosts, Luke Brynley-Jones, OST’s managing...
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It looks like Vine, the 6-second video social network, is returning in 2019 as Byte. This is pretty big news for anyone in the social media industry, but brands should also pay very close attention. First, though, for those with short memories, why all the fuss about Vine? At it’s height, Vine was the most...
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influencer marketing tips
Influencers can be a powerful ally in today’s marketing game. With 61% of consumers relying on social media when shopping, it’s no wonder more and more brands are enlisting influencers to boost sales. As a social media agency, we strive to meet our clients’ requirements when working with influencers. However, it’s also crucial to zoom in...
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