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Leaked document shows the terms that Amazon is offering influencers to sell products — and it's paying big commissions for Amazon's own brands

Amazon is stepping up its efforts to sign up influencers for its affiliate program. In recent weeks, a number of small creators have signed up and been approved for the Amazon Influencer Program. Business Insider obtained a copy of Amazon's terms of the deals, including details on how much influencers are paid to sell items. Commissions are as high as 10% for Amazon's private fashion line and as little as 1% for video games and consoles. Amazon is inching in on influencers. For two years, the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, Etsy, Trends, Amazon Prime, New York Times, Commission, Levi, Jillian Michaels, Justine Ezarik, Amazon Fresh, Facebook Each, YouTube Instagram, Amazon Business, Amazon Influencer Program


Amazon is now paying influencers big commissions to sell its products. We got a leaked document that shows how it all works

Amazon is stepping up its efforts to sign up influencers for its affiliate program. In recent weeks, a number of small creators have signed up and been approved for the Amazon Influencer Program. Business Insider obtained a copy of Amazon's terms of the deals, including details on how much influencers are paid to sell items. Commissions are as high as 10% for Amazon's private fashion line and as little as 1% for video games and consoles. Amazon is inching in on influencers. For two years, the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, Etsy, Trends, Amazon Prime, New York Times, Commission, Levi, Jillian Michaels, Justine Ezarik, Amazon Fresh, Marie Kondo, Facebook Each, YouTube Instagram, Amazon Business


Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent

Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for their ride into the future of serialization. The latest marquee director to sign on the dotted line with Quibi is Catherine Hardwicke, who will be helming a story around the creation of an artificial intelligence with the working title “How They Made Her” according to an announcement from Katz...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Verizon, Business, Hbo, Hollywood, Instagram, Disney, Tech, Model, Artificial Intelligence, Broadband, Netflix, Telecommunications, AT&T


The most downloaded iOS apps of 2018

Social media dominated the top apps of the year. YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat were among the most downloaded in 2018.
Tags: Cnn, YouTube Instagram


New Looping Video App Planned from the Creator of Vine, Could Your Business Benefit?

For the millions of fans who regularly watched and loved its quirky videos, the sudden shut down of the Vine app in October 2016 came as a bitter blow. If you happen to be one of those fans or one of the creators who made those videos, there is good news because the co-founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann, is bringing the app back with a new name: byte. Vine 2 App In November of 2017, Small Business Trends reported Hofmann’s intention to launch Vine 2 or V2 as it was being called then. But developmen...
Tags: Twitter, Youtube, Sales, Social Media, Vine, Twitter Twitter, Vine Dom Hofmann, Hofmann, YouTube Instagram, Vine Camera


From tiny startup to Silicon Valley's favorite vaping company — Stanford researchers shine new light on Juul's rise

Stanford researchers recently unveiled a trove of images from ads that Silicon Valley e-cigarette startup Juul used to market its flash drive-esque devices. The company was recently valued at $15 billion, but it faces a growing backlash from public-health experts and scientists who worry about its skyrocketing popularity among young people. Juul maintains that its products are for adult smokers who want to move away from traditional cigarettes. But a recent study found that Juul stood out from...
Tags: Instagram, Stanford, China, Virginia, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, Fda, Stanford University, Juul, Business Insider, Creme, Big Tobacco


See how Juul turned teens into influencers and threw buzzy parties to fuel its rise as Silicon Valley's favorite e-cig company

Stanford researchers recently unveiled a trove of images from ads that Silicon Valley e-cigarette startup Juul used to market its flash drive-esque devices. The company was recently valued at $15 billion, but it faces a growing backlash from public-health experts and scientists who worry about its skyrocketing popularity among young people. Juul maintains that its products are for adult smokers who want to move away from traditional cigarettes. But a recent study found that Juul stood out from...
Tags: Instagram, Stanford, Virginia, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, Fda, Stanford University, Juul, Business Insider, Creme, Big Tobacco


Sourdough blues

Sourdough blues Submitted by danmerk on November 5, 2018 - 9:41am. Hey gang. Used to post quite a bit here but took some time off because we moved to a new home. In Feb I had to depart with a very old starter that I wanted to leave it’s soul at my old Cleveland home and grow a new one at the new house we just built. I started the usual method described in Maggie Glazers book and failed 3 weeks in a row. I would see no activity, then by day 5 I would start to get mold.Last week I gav...
Tags: Baking, Cleveland, YouTube Instagram, Maggie Glazers, J Weissman


A viral video app you've probably never heard of had more downloads in September than Facebook, YouTube, or Snapchat

TikTok is a social platform popular amongst teens made-up of short videos that often play catchy songs in the background.  According to  on Friday, TikTok was the most downloaded app in the US in September.  This marked the first time in the US that TikTok had more downloads than Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat in a given month. Today, TikTok is the 4th ranked social app in the App Store’s Top Charts, behind YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat.  TikTok — an app you may have never hea...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, US, Trends, Beijing, US Marine, Facebook YouTube, YouTube Instagram, Facebook Instagram YouTube, Tiktok


Millennials are Deleting Facebook. Where are They Going?

Facebook continues to fail to capture the attention of younger users. Behavior trends over time have shown that those in the Millennial and Gen Z category are logging on less and less. However, new research shows that it doesn’t appear that these younger generations will be back, as they are now deleting Facebook from their phone altogether. As these generations are now representing more of the buying power, many marketers are curious where they are spending their time. Why Are They Deleting F...
Tags: Facebook, Seo, Snapchat, Millenials, Emarketer, Facebook Marketing, Pew Research, Social Media Trends, YouTube Instagram, Generation Z, GenZ


Top Social Media Influencers – and other Fishing, Hunting & Shooting Media Insights

Jim Shockey: The top 15 influencers include Jim Shockey among hunters and shooters. FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Fewer mysteries are greater than anglers and hunters’ media habits and preferences. Since 2010, Southwick Associates’ Media Monitor (SAMM) has provided outdoor media insights to subscribers. In the latest issue, SAMM now includes greater insight into social media influencers of the sportsmen and women community.According to SAMM, in the second-quarter of 2018, magazines ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Social Media, Jim Shockey, YouTube Instagram, Samm, Southwick Associates, Shooting Media News, Kevin VanDam, Nancy Bacon, Facebook Instagram YouTube, Southwick AssociatesSouthwick Associates, Southwick Associates ' Media Monitor SAMM, Southwick Associates Media Monitor


Joe Biden is headed to IGTV

What better way to reach millennial voters ahead of a 2020 presidential run than through Instagram? Joe Biden, in partnership with ATTN:, will host a 10-episode series streaming on IGTV beginning September 12. In reality, he  has yet to confirm a presidential run; the partnership, rather, is meant to help combat digital misinformation in an era of “fake news.”  The show, called “Here’s the Deal,” will air weekly until the midterm elections on November 6. Each episode will hit on big issues...
Tags: Social, TC, Instagram, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, YouTube Instagram, ATTN, IGTV


Big brands are paying teenagers to make cheap AR lenses in Snapchat: 'It actually helped us reach the audience we wanted to reach'

Brands are paying teens to make AR ads on Snapchat for a fraction of what they originally used to cost. Previously they had to shell out anywhere between $500,000 to $750,000 for an AR lens, while now, they can get one for as cheap as $2,000. A big reason is Lens Studio, a design app that provides users with templates and guides for getting started on AR on Snapchat, which has made it possible for anyone to jump in. For some brands, partnering with teens is not only cheaper, but also more auth...
Tags: London, US, Trends, Adidas, Snapchat, Atlantic, Rip, Lebron James, Coke, Ken, Plato, Delmondo, YouTube Instagram, Nick Cicero, Snapcodes, Armoo


Brands are paying teenagers to make cheap AR lenses on Snapchat — and potentially taking hundreds of thousands of dollars out of Snap's pockets

Brands are paying teens to make AR ads on Snapchat for a fraction of what they originally used to cost. Previously they had to shell out anywhere between $500,000 to $750,000 for an AR lens, while now, they can get one for as cheap as $2,000. A big reason is Lens Studio, a design app that provides users with templates and guides for getting started on AR on Snapchat, which has made it possible for anyone to jump in. For some brands, partnering with teens is not only cheaper, but also more auth...
Tags: London, US, Trends, Adidas, Snapchat, Atlantic, Army, Rip, Coke, Ken, Plato, Delmondo, YouTube Instagram, Nick Cicero, Snapcodes, Armoo


The top 10 startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day S18 Day 2

Fifty-nine startups took the stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day 2, and among the highlights were a company that helps developers manage in-app subscriptions; a service that lets you create animojis from real photos; and a surplus medical equipment-reselling platform. Oh… and there was also a company that’s developed an entirely new kind of life form using e coli bacteria. So yeah, that’s happening. Based on some investor buzz and what caught TechCrunch’s eye, these are our top picks from the secon...
Tags: Amazon, Android, Startups, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Nordstrom, Instagram, Indonesia, China, Tech, Harvard, Canada


The top 10 startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day S’18 Day 2

59 startups took the stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day 2  and among the highlights were a company that helps developers manage in-app subscriptions; a service that lets you create animojis from real photos; and a surplus medical equipment reselling platform. Oh… and there was also a company that’s developed an entirely new kind of life form using e coli bacteria. So yeah, that’s happening. Based on some investor buzz and what caught TechCrunch’s eye, these are our picks from the second day of Y C...
Tags: Amazon, Android, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, Nordstrom, Instagram, Indonesia, China, Christmas, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Software


All 59 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 2

From yeast-grown Cannibinoids to project management software to consumer apps looking to gauge opinions on college campuses, there was quite the wide variety of spaces represented on the second day of pitches from Y Combinator’s Summer 2018 class. As we noted yesterday, B2B software and services was the biggest vertical with 30 percent of the 132 startups falling into that slice of the categorical pie. Healthcare-related startups were close behind with 28 percent. Here’s the full breakdown if...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Indonesia, China, Germany, India, US, San Francisco, Tech, Turkey, Css


Liked To Death: Is Instagram & Social Media Ruining Travel?

Is Social Media Ruining the Travel Experience? Travel Photography The massive growth of Instagram, social media, and travel blogs in recent years has had a profound impact on how we travel. Not all of it positive. Has travel changed forever? As someone who makes a living as a travel blogger and photographer, inspiring others to travel, this topic has been on my mind a lot lately. Over the last 8 years I’ve witnessed first-hand how travel destinations have become overwhelmed by tourists and I...
Tags: Photography, Instagram, China, India, Jerusalem, Barcelona, Thailand, Canada, Italy, Jesus, Norway, Venice, Iceland, Mount Everest, Martin Parr, Taj Mahal


Cimarron Firearms’ Shooter Clayton Marxer on Living the American Dream

Widely known as video blogger “Adventure Cowboy,” Marxer combines his love of classic Western guns and gear with adventures in the great outdoors. Cimarron Firearms Sponsored Shooter Clayton Marxer, The Adventure Cowboy Fredericksburg, Texas – -(AmmoLand.com)- Cimarron Firearms, like many companies producing firearms and related products, sponsors several individuals that speak the Cimarron lifestyle to their customers. One such sponsored shooter is Clayton Marxer, a real bonafide American ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Montana, Alexa, Clayton, Instagram Facebook, Cody, Braxton, Cimarron Firearms Co, YouTube Instagram, Shooting Media News, Outdoor Channel, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Cimarron, Marxer, Cimarron Firearms


How IGTV Can Be Your New Branding Tool

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms on the internet right now and its popularity is not only just among the users, but also among the marketers. It is largely used as a photo sharing application by users all across the world. Instagram has provided a golden opportunity for the brands to reach out to a large audience base, which is available under one roof. Instagram has taken several initiatives over the years, in order to improve its value proposition by adding n...
Tags: General, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Social Media, Branding, Peter Lewis, YouTube Instagram, Instagram TV, IGTV, Netflix Nike Gucci, YouTube IGTV


Digital Marketing News: Instagram Adds Hour-Long Videos With IGTV, Weeding Out Influencers Who Buy Followers, & Mobile’s Vast Growth

With IGTV, Instagram Takes Aim at YouTube Instagram has added the ability to upload videos up to an hour long, with the launch of its new IGTV feature, offering digital marketers a much bigger video canvas. Instagram also announced that it has broken through the one billion user barrier. Wired Unilever stops working with digital media influencers who buy followers Unilever has ceased working with social media influencers who buy followers, a first-of-its-kind effort to increase influencer trans...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Seo, Unilever, Eu, Reddit, Bing, Online Marketing News, Ashley Zeckman, Lee Odden, YouTube Instagram, Stories Instagram, Digital Marketing News, TopRank Marketing TV YouTube Channel Gain, Marketoonist Tom Fishburne


Teens Are Trading In Facebook For Platforms Like Snapchat And Instagram

The exodus began in 2015, aligned with the rise of YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat
Tags: Trends, YouTube Instagram


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #400

Facebook drops out of top three social platforms for teens According to a recent study by Pew Research Center, Facebook has dropped out of the top three social networks for teens in the US with “only 51% of teenagers ages 13-17 in the US still use the social platform”. YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat now rank in the coveted top three places, as a “whopping 85% of teenagers report using YouTube”. However, the survey did not take into account other apps such as Musical.ly, Facebook Messenger or Wh...
Tags: Facebook, US, Seo, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Mashup, Gdpr, Lens, YouTube Instagram, Pew Research Center Facebook


Teens are abandoning Facebook in dramatic numbers, study finds

Numbers using Facebook have dropped significantly since 2015, with YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat more popularTeenagers have abandoned Facebook in favour of other social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram, according to a study from the Pew Research Center.Just 51% of US individuals aged 13 to 17 say they use Facebook – a dramatic plunge from the 71% who said they used the social network in Pew’s previous study in 2015, when it was the dominant online platform. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Youtube, US, Snapchat, Pew Research Center, YouTube Instagram


Facebook losing out to YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat among US teens

Some 95% own a smartphone and now prefer YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, a study reveals.
Tags: Facebook, News, US, YouTube Instagram


Teens ditching Facebook for YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, survey finds

A survey from Pew Research Center finds fewer teens are using Facebook as their primary social media, instead choosing to use YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Here’s How Blockchain Will Impact Brand Marketing

 At first glance, the use of blockchain in marketing doesn’t seem to “fit.” After all, blockchain is a technology for secure and transparent transactions, contracts, and documentation, etc. And we think of marketing as content – websites, blogs, social media postings, ads, emails, etc. But just as blockchain is disrupting almost every economic sector, from logistics and manufacturing, to travel, insurance, education, finance, healthcare and more, it promises disruptions for marketing too. Here a...
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Ppc, Blockchain, YouTube Instagram, Gen Z


So, Drake & Rihanna Have Unfollowed Each Other On Instagram!

It seems like Drake really took Rihanna's recent comments about him to heart! After saying she no longer has a "friendship" with the rapper AND then called him out for an "uncomfortable" speech, Drake has unfollowed her on Instagram! It's unclear when he made the move on social media, but RiRi went on and unfollowed him back! Does this mean they are "enemies" now?? Related: Rihanna Takes The Met Gala Theme Too Literally While we're saddened to see these two have a falling out, hopefully this isn...
Tags: Celebs, Rihanna, Drake, YouTube Instagram


Taking Back Control of the Omnichannel Purchase

We’ve moved beyond the age of eCommerce as being a separate entity from brick-and-mortar retail. Increasingly, the two are becoming one and the same, influencing decisions across channels and even individual retailers. Shoppers no longer think of eCommerce and in-store as separate experiences or merely transaction points, and as marketers, neither can we. We can see this in recent statistics concerning Click-and-Collect (or buy online, pick up in store) shopper behavior, which shows that after m...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Bloomberg, Sem, Gerber, YouTube Instagram, Amazon Online, Omnichannel Purchase, Enhanced Content Amazon


The Unintended Value Proposition That Sold Over 35 Million PopSockets

No matter how well we think we know our products, customers can still surprise us with new use cases and benefits. In the case of one inventor, the problem he set out to solve with his product wasn't the real reason people were buying it at all. In this episode of Shopify Masters, you’ll hear from David Barnett, the inventor and founder of PopSockets: a unique smartphone accessory that provides a kickstand, earbud management, and ergonomic grip for your texting, calling, and gaming convenience....
Tags: Google, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, South Korea, Europe, New York, Hollywood, Colorado, China, Southeast Asia, Ryan Seacrest, India, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco