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Just how popular is social influencer advertising?

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A burgeoning form of advertising is wielding a wealth of influence. Social influencer advertising — featuring promoted tweets, for instance, from a teen heartthrob hawking a certain brand of soda — is rising as a force in how brands boost awareness. A 2014 study found that social influencer advertising, also known as sponsored social, ranked first for effectiveness among all marketing channels. Social influencer advertising beat experiential marketing, celebrity endorsements and TV advertising. Research company Halvorson Group conducted the study for social influencer firm IZEA. The study found that 74 percent of marketers would use or recommend sponsored social. “Earning the Love of Social Influencers,” a Nov. 4 session at ad:tech New York, will explore how brands can connect with social

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Christa Avampato

Christa is a writer, product developer, and marketing professional. She founded the creative consulting practice, Chasing Down the Muse. Most of her writing lies at the intersection of business, technology, and culture. Her extensive writing portfolio includes features on PBS,, Wise Bread, The Motley Fool, and a series of live blogs from Mashable's Social Good Summit. She is the Founder of content development company Read her personal blog at and follow her on Twitter @christanyc and LinkedIn

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