Preppyfashionist x Renard

Virgit Canaz juggled her deep blogging passion with her responsibilities as a pre-school teacher for more than a decade until late 2014 when she became a fashion blogger and took the plunge into full-time blogging. Virgit is the living proof that it’s never too late to do what you love. Her eye for style has seen her blog receive more than 5.3 million pageviews and over 70K followers on Instagram.

Virgit's most recent collaborations included working alongside with Veromoda, Noisymay, Triangl, Daniel Wellington, Little Mistress, Purificacion Garcia, Tia Maria, Vesper, Hedonia, Choies, Boohoo, Chicwish and Sacha. 

In 2014, Virgit was chosen as one of the twenty best blogger to bookmark by www.whowhatwear.com also been featured in Thesun.uk, Cosmopolitan.com, Grazia.it, Giselle.jp and Instyle.co.uk magazine.

In her most recent collaboration with Renard Watches, Virgit features the diverse ways both men and women can wear Renard watches in a beautiful and unique way. 

Humphrey & Grace x Made.com

Humphrey and Grace sharing their vision on our client Made.com:

"Choosing furniture is one of my favourite parts. So when I was invited to the Made showroom last week I jumped at the chance. I have actually purchased smaller items from their online store before and was interested to see how the showroom would feel given that the company aims to offer quality furniture at affordable prices by cutting out the middle man – i.e. the high street presence with it’s enormous overheads. In the UK there are only three showrooms, one in Liverpool, one in West Yorkshire and the one I visited in Soho, London.

The showroom itself is spacious and the staff friendly without being overbearing. You can wander in peace or ask for assistance, and if you do need help then they know their products well. Yes I asked a few random questions to test their knowledge. Yes they knew the answers… Full marks lovely folk of Made.

Everything in the showroom is designed to make your furniture shopping as straightforward as possible. Most obviously you can actually see the furniture for yourself, check the quality, get a feel for the brand. Try before you buy I guess?! I happen to think it’s pretty lovely furniture with something to suit all tastes and styles."

Adriana Gastelum x Wolford

One of our favourite influencers of this moment is Adriana Gastelum from fashion, travel and lifestyle blog fake-leather.com. Het style is effortless, sophisticated and has that feel and ooze to it that you can only crave for.

In one of our recent collaborations with luxury brand Wolford, she created this post. The text in the bottom belongs to her blogpost. Please have a look and leave a comment if you'd like to share your opinion with us.  

I have this curse that happens every time I decide to stay at home in my pajamas, without make-up and maybe without brushing my hair, reading a long book by the window (or maybe watching some make-up tutorials on Youtube so I can pretend I will try them later), when someone comes knocking at the door. Great timing, huh? I’m probably not alone on this.

‘Cause not everyday is made to step out to the world looking like a million bucks, sometimes you only need a zen mode for your mind and body. Lightweight make-up, blue jeans and a comfortable Wolford quality t-shirt are the perfect balance for that I woke up like this look. And then, if you need to go out for whatever reason, you can simply take a jacket, a bag and step out looking, maybe not like a million bucks, but moderately chic.

Mes Voyages a Paris x UGG Australia

When UGG Australia came up to us to setup a collaboration with influencers across Europe we immediately felt the excitement.

UGG Australia has been at the foundation of the European womens- and footwear market for years. The brand has established itself as being a go-to for the modern woman: iconic, classic, comfortable and uncomplicated. 

Mes Voyages a Paris was one of the over 20+ influencers that have worked with the brand in the #myCLASSICstyle campaign that we helped launch across Europe. And the results, which are absolute stunning, are highlighted below. 

Meanswearstyle x Shinola

There are many ways to collaborate and build relationships with great influencers that don't involve a big budget - and Cirqle can help you find the right way to go about it.

Our subscription client Shinola came to us with the task of finding influencers for their Detroit assembled 47 MM Chronowell watch. The goal? Drive traffic to their brand's online media and store. So, we connected Shinola with just the right influencer: www.menswearstyle.com

NYFW '15 Infographic

With close to $900 million dollar in revenue for the city of New York, over 230.000 people attending and a 193% increase in Instagram activity, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is the prime event for the fashion industry.

For the second year in a row, we're looking back at our data to discover top performing brands during and around the fashion week. We analysed over 25 million data points by over 4200 influencers across Instagram during 3 days. We're looking back at the 2015 performance of the brands that participated and were most frequently mentioned or written about.

The results are illustrated by the infographic below and are ordered according to geographic region, countries and brands generating the most buzz. We've even been able to trace back to the most mentioned product. 

Have a look and feel free to share!

*Click on the image to enlarge

Special credits to our data scientist Wisse Barkhof and visual designer Marin Licina.

Powering the Influence Economy - the full guide

Up until now, influencer marketing has been achieved through a disconnected array of spreadsheets, applications and platforms. Each designed to support one component of a complete influencer marketing program.

These are tools typically categorized as social media broadcast tools, influencer databases, content-management workflow tools, and influencer program-management tools. What brands, and the agencies that serve them, really need is a comprehensive solution.

An effective, scalable and predictable way to execute influencer marketing programs. We've released Part II to our guide: 'Welcome to the Influence Economy'. The guide covers the necessary pillars required to take into consideration when working with influencers.

You can now download the full guide 'Welcome to the Influence Economy' by clicking on the button below:

Powering the Influence Economy

Welcome to the Influence Economy

At Cirqle, we're lucky enough to work with some of the world's boldest and biggest brands. Over the course of time, we managed to distill a number of key learnings in successfully setting up influencer marketing strategies of which you can download Part I below

The Circles of Influence

Online web-savvy consumers now require greater engagement and information before making a purchase. Meaningful content and relevant information to help consumers make purchase decisions is key. Where the opinions from people they trust count. Consumers are having conversations with their peers online before they make a purchase and to be effective, brands need to be part of that dialogue.

Influencer marketing helps brands and agencies form relationships with key influencers online and partner with them to create relevant, quality content that is trusted by their consumers.

The divide between digital advertising and consumer decision-making continues to grow. Influencer marketing has emerged as a go-to marketing discipline to help marketeres truly connect with consumers.

The Influence Economy

We're extremely proud to release Part I of 'Welcome to the Influence Economy'. The guide contains the necessary steps beauty, lifestyle, fashion and travel brands need to take to become successful in working with influencers. 

The Public House of Art x Mixt Fashion

One of our favourite clients The Public House of Art got its beautiful art featured by Mixt Fashion.

"We believe art is for all. To adorn the walls of castles and bedsits. To disrupt not bankrupt. To move, to shock, to offendor go fabulously with your sofa. We have bi-annual themed, eclectic shows that are open to all. We sell photographs in limited editions and unique one-off sculptures and paintings,verified by us and signed by the artist."

Seb's Haus x Good Earth

This time of year can be so busy.  I know the run up to Christmas can be for me!  In-between Christmas and New Year, I really like to slow things right down before getting ready to start the New Year. It will all be about good living, but until then I will be running plenty of baths and using these scented soaps from Good Earth and really looking after my wellness and regaining my energy levels.

After all the madness is over, I am excited to share with you another post, with great products from Good Earth. But in the meantime I wanted to share some luxury items for your bathroom, the scented soaps, cotton towels and the marble soap dish. I think this marble Vajra Plate, has to be my new favourite.  Its beautifully made and much bigger than I expected. Which is a good thing as it can hold much more than just soap.

Me & Orla x Good Earth

Beautiful content for our partner Good Earth by Me & Orla. 

Whenever Orla is grumpy or sad, I throw her in the bath. It’s like my fallback parenting skill, coming just before chocolate and the iPad, & it never fails to lift her mood. It occurs to me now that I’m pretty bad at taking my own advice.
— Me & Orla. Meandorla.co.uk

Shop Good Earth products here:

Towels
Copper night set
Copper Tumbler

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Pia Muehlenbeck x Lekker Bikes

Summer Cruising with Pia Muehlenbeck x Lekker Bikes 

Pia is one of Australia’s most recognised social influencers. With over 900,000 followers and an engagement of over 9,200,000 likes, her travels and adventures documented by the multi-award winning Creative Director Kane, are followed by their fans globally through social media channels.

Good Earth x Irene Sarah

Good Earth x Irene Sarah

Since we launched the Cirqle in March of this year over 6000 influencers have applied for campaigns that have resulted in the most amazing brand collaborations. This month, we’re pleased to welcome four more brands to the Cirqle family. One of those brands is our subscription client Good Earth

OnePiece x Tommy Lei

OnePiece x Tommy Lei

Our beloved subscription client OnePiece came to us with the task of finding influencers to wear their latest OnePiece collection. The goal? Drive traffic to their brand's Instagram account. So, we connected OnePiece with just the right influencer: Tommy Lei from the blog: Mybelonging.com. The results? Downright amazing. 

How to conquer this brave new world?

How to conquer this brave new world?

Almost all big companies in the retail ecosystem know something needs to change - but very few actually pull off change. First step is to realize that you need very different competencies for this new world of retail. Of course, distribution, making a killer product and awesome marketing are still important, but distribution needs to be more agile, production needs to be more attuned and particularly marketing needs a completely different set of paradigms and skills. This means learning to think in terms of customer journeys and experience instead of funnels and (only) conversion rates.