Quote of the day: Bob Colacello

The business of being an influencer

“If everybody’s promoting themselves and everybody has two million hits or followers… it’s like if everybody’s famous then nobody’s famous. All of these selfies, where are they going to go? Where are they all going to end up?”
Bob Colacello in WWD’s article on the Business of Being an It Girl

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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Quote of the day: anon

Does influencer marketing work? Photo by Tommy Ton

“I asked them what they were good at. And they said, “Nothing.” We’ve gotten to the point that if we have a meeting with them, and we ask what they do, and they say “influencer,” we don’t hire them. If they say photographer, we do.”
An anonymous social media marketer speaks out on influencer marketing in Digiday. The comments are worth a read too…

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Ask Alison: On fashion weeks, double screening and the importance of influencer clicks

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Here’s the latest ‘Ask Alison’ guest post from retail expert and DRG contributor, ALISON BISHOP, on how brands are using new social strategies to monetise fashion week

Fashion month has kicked off and already the digerati style-set are hot on the heels of the latest ‘influencers’ and their preferred social media platforms. As fashion designers, media publishers, retailers and luxury brands all assess their ROI (return on investment) across social media spend, it’s influencer clicks and double-screening activities that are driving digital trends this season. (more…)

Feature: How fashion influencers are disrupting the modelling industry

Julia Sarr-Jamois

Cara Delevinge snapping selfies on the Giles catwalk; Kendall Jenner announcing her Estee Lauder gig on Instagram; the entire Victoria’s Secret show strategically hashtagged on every social stream going – welcome to the world of modeling 2.0. Boom! Suddenly the era of Versace’s lip-syncing supermodels seems rather quaint.

But then I remind myself that it’s nearly 25 years later and the fashion industry itself has undergone its own metamorphosis. (more…)