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What are Social Affiliates?

In 2024, global affiliate marketing spend is expected to soar to $15.7 billion. Brands are becoming more reliant on this channel because it delivers 15-30% of eCommerce sales annually. 

November 21, 2023

What is a Brand Ambassador and What Do They Do?

Brands continue to shift more budgettowards influencer marketing, with the industry worth $21.1 Billion in 2023

However, there is also a growing trend emerging in the way these brands want to work with influencers, preferring to nurture longer-term partnerships with ‘Brand Ambassadors’ instead. 

It begs the question of why, and where the distinction between the two lies. Can other kinds of Brand Ambassadors be activated and channeled into a measurable, scalable, brand awareness engine?

The answer is yes - and this article tells you how. It breaks down: 

November 21, 2023

Social Affiliates vs Brand Ambassadors: what's the difference?

Brand Ambassadors’ and ‘Social Affiliates’ are two different types of advocates a brand can activate, to drive awareness or revenue and thereby increase customer acquisition. They are both incredibly valuable, but their actions essentially fulfil distinct objectives. 

November 21, 2023

The Influencer is dead. Long live the Community.

The concept of influencer marketing is a great one. People buy into people, and influencer marketing is all about authentic storytelling for brands that want their message to not only be heard, but trusted and actioned.

October 30, 2023

Sack Friday? Why Black Friday Is A Dying Holiday

Black Friday has been a staple in companies' marketing strategies for several years - until now.  Recently, a lot of brands have been rethinking their involvement in the profit-led holiday, and found ways to re-position their relationship with it. Why do this? The reason's threefold: planet, perceived brand value and profit.  

November 24, 2021

How to Build a Brand Advocacy Program

People believe in marketing less than any other time in history as customers continue to lose trust in many brands and trends. A recent study by media agency UM found only 4% of people trust influencers on social media, and paid acquisition costs are rising even as conversion rates drop. The harsh reality is that modern marketers are investing more in paid channels with less returns. 

February 7, 2020