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Influencer marketing is a growing thing for the basic reason that it works and it is affordable. Sara Ware at Markerly wrote a blog using data to show the dollar return on micro influencer marketing where specific audiences are targeted. The smaller the influencer, the higher the rate of percentage. Ware then gives the example of how Dixie products created a modest $10,000 marketing campaign for Dixie’s QuickTakes and ended up earning $1 million in media value with a reach of 77 million, and is still growing.
We also discuss the decision by Twitter to stop Dataminr from providing services to U.S. intelligence agencies trying to sniff out the next terrorist attack and whether there are any parallels with the FBI trying to force Apple to break its iOS system to get data from the San Bernardino attackers.
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- On US Android devices, Snapchat now has more users than Twitter (Entrepreneur)
- Instagram rolls out a brand new visual identity and an update to its UI. Here’s the Medium post announcing the changes.
- Dropbox makes a change to the way that shared links work. Here’s the announcement… hosted on Dropbox, of course!
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Should you consider using “micro influencers” instead of trying to work only with those who have enormous followings? Sarah Ware from Markerly shares data collected during their efforts with micro influencers and reveals some compelling reasons why you might actually prefer working with influencers who have smaller followings.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Twitter has cut off US intelligence agencies from access to insights collected by Dataminr. Reactions include outrage that Twitter might be enabling terrorists while simultaneously harming efforts to combat them. Twitter claims that it has “never authorized” the sale of its data to government intelligence agencies, although according to TechCrunch, Dataminr was in an unpaid pilot with US intelligence agencies when the announcement was made.
The story raises the question: should US companies be permitted to decide who they count among their customers? What will the response from the US Government be?
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