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Top 23 UK based female influencers

Influencer marketing has taken the world of social media by storm. Almost every brand now has a dedicated section within their marketing strategy for influencers and it’s not surprising why. Influencers can be a really powerful way to convey your brands key messages, showcase products and services you offer and gain brand awareness to a wider audience that you otherwise may not be able to reach. A recent survey found that in 2019, 80% of marketers said they find influencer marketing effective and 71% said they rate the quality of customers and traffic from influencer marketing as better than other marketing sources.

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Four reasons why influencer marketing is starting to grow up

Influencer marketing has been around for the best part of a decade now and initially, it wasn’t clear how big of an impact it was going to have on both brands and consumers. Looking back, it’s hard to believe it would be as successful and beneficial as it is now. Today, it is an industry valued in the billions, growing by 83% in 2019. Influencer marketing is now a tool that almost every brand and business is utilising to increase brand awareness, create engaging content, and get their product seen by their target audience. With so many brands now tapping in to this trend and creating dedicating strategies just to influencer marketing – it’s no surprise that it’s started to grown up. Here’s some reasons why:

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SEO, Content and PR – The Three Musketeers of Marketing

As digital marketing has been on the rise since the 1990’s, organisations have found it vital to incorporate it into their marketing approach. Most companies have been able to identify that the three dominating features are Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing and Public Relations (PR). They found that all these things working systematically alongside each other will provide maximal impact. So what exactly is SEO, Content Marketing and PR? Here’s the basics that you need to know.

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Making marketing more measurable – the hacks that ensure your campaigns convert

The world of marketing looks very different from what it once was. We’re now seeing investment in digital marketing overtaking investment in traditional marketing at a rapidly increasing rate, with Britain being the largest online advertising market in Europe, and predictions that almost two-thirds of UK ad spend will be online by 2020. And whilst many believe that this shift away from traditional marketing tactics – in which brands are often left looking at vague estimates of ROI and predicted circulation figures – and towards highly targeted and trackable digital strategies allows for greater control over campaigns and results, it also means that today’s marketers must be savvier than ever before.

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Top 10 tips to Maximise your Video Content

It’s no secret that video is champion content when it comes to social media. With social video generating 1200% more shares than text and image combined, this social media trend continues to dominate platforms and is helping companies improve brand awareness, conversion rates and sales figures. So, how can you make the most of your next video campaign to ensure it reaches it’s full potential? Here’s our top 10 tips to help you out:

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Seven reasons why influencer marketing is important

In 2010, only those with a ‘celebrity’ status were considered to be influencers. Fast forward 10 years, and even though celebrities still have a role to play, an ‘influencer’ can now refer to anyone who has an established social media following and is considered to have ‘influence’ over their followers. A post from a celebrity may reach a large group of people, but these may not necessarily be engaged with your brand. Influencers who share your values and embody your brand can be more beneficial to work with as it is better to reach a smaller group that are likely to buy your product or engage with your brand, as opposed to thousands of people who don’t match your target audience.

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What is social media influencer marketing?

Whether we want to or not most of us will have come face to face, or face to phone, with a piece of influencer marketing today. If you’re an avid social media user you’ll have become accustomed to picking out sponsored content, but if you’re not so influencer savvy you might need some guidance on what exactly influencer marketing is and how to spot it.

Influencer marketing takes the age-old celebrity endorsement and brings it into the 21st century. Influencers aren’t limited to simply the rich and the famous, they can be anyone, anywhere who has an established following. In simple terms, it’s getting an advocate to shout about your brand rather than doing so yourself. In a content driven world, brands will approach influencers and ask them to collaborate on promoting anything from a campaign, competition or product. This collaboration will include a variety of content on one or all of the influencer’s social media channels.

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How to make sure your PR campaign cuts through the noise

In today’s competitive market, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for brands, across all sectors in B2B and B2C industries, to stand out from the crowd and be recognised and noticed. Because of this, effective PR campaigns that are innovative and unique as well as conveying a brands key messages and reaching their target audience are absolutely key. It’s been noted that there are 3.5 billion Google searches each and every day – but only 5% of all branded content receives consumer engagement, meaning for marketers and PR professionals, upping your PR campaigns has never been more important. With that in mind, here’s some crucial points to take into consideration to ensure that your PR campaign cuts through the noise.

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The shape of content in 2020

We’re not going to teach you to suck eggs. You understand the importance of content. In fact, you knew that in 2019, and 2018 and the year before that.

So –what’s really new in content? What’s going to get us spinning on our heels in 2020, raising eyebrows and double taking?

Simple – it’s all about you… naturally!

This year creating quality content in isolation won’t be enough. The consumer is smart, and oh so demanding. And by that we mean content absolutely has to speak to them directly, and resonate with them deeply.

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Six social media trends in 60-seconds

Social media advances at an incredibly rapid rate. Thanks to constantly shifting algorithms, what works this month might not work next month. Staying on top of it all is essential, otherwise you’ll be left behind. But as anyone in the industry knows, this can be a full time job.

However, here at Prohibition it is our job to stay on top of what’s new, and to make your life easier, so we’ve consulted our talented team of consultants, and come up with the absolute must-do trends of 2020.

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