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How much could some of the most influential people in the world earn for a tweet?

May 20, 2016 9:38 am Published by

Time magazine recently published a list of some of the most influential people, ranging from icons to leaders all over the world. There is no doubt that all of these influencers are extremely successful but just how relevant are they on social media? I mean, since we’re living in a digital world wouldn’t it be interesting to see how much these icons could earn per tweet? A new Twitter calculator created by Webfluential – an Influencer Marketing platform, allows you to see how much anyone on Twitter earns, that’s right ANYONE.

I decided to check up on three of the most influential icons in the world and see how much they could earn per a tweet.


Leonardo Di Caprio

With a net worth of $217 million there is no doubt that this American actor is extremely successful. He was said to have earned $20 million for The Revenant – the movie that eventually got him his first Oscar. He also earned a staggering $55 million for Titanic. So we know he is definitely worth a lot, but how much could his tweets be worth?





2. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is quickly becoming one of the most recognised and highest paid female fighters. In 2015 it was said that she had an estimated net worth of $7 million.   With a string of MMA and Judo achievements as well as possessing a knack for acting, it’s safe to say that Ronda has achieved a great deal, and is certainly one successful lady you wouldn’t want to mess with. Have a look at how much this icon could be earning per tweet.




3. Adele

We all benefited from Adele’s break up and heartbreak when she released her album, 21. Her music moved people so much that they wanted to break up with a boyfriend they didn’t even have. Even though after four years you’d think she  would be over her break up, she released her album 25 four years later.  It’s been estimated that her current net worth is at $75 million so let’s see how much a single tweet from Adele could be worth.




Well it’s safe to say Adele is no longer rolling in the deep but rather rolling in the dough.

See how much you could earn for a tweet here.


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Mercedes-Benz and Casey Neistat – Influencer Marketing done right

April 29, 2016 2:45 pm Published by

This blog post was originally written by Ruan Fourie.

When we think of Mercedes-Benz we think of luxury and the high life. Casey Neistat is a YouTuber and he will happily admit that neither luxury or the high life is part of what he does. How does a luxury car brand like Mercedes and Neistat end up working on an advertising project?

Two words: Influencer Marketing

As other digital marketing efforts are becoming less and less effective, brands want to reach audiences that are engaged. Influencer Marketing is a great way of doing this, but sometimes the brand restricts influencers to what can or can not be done.

Problem is: Influencers know their audience best.

In a way it’s similar to how Hollywood works. Creatives create something for an audience, then producers, the production studio and network executives apply changes as they see fit, because they are, after all, fronting the bill.

Too many cooks really do spoil the broth, especially when the most vocal cooks don’t know what the people in the restuarant want to eat.

Mercedes-Benz have had multiple commercials for many cars over the years and most of these commercials cater to the same audience: High LSM males. If you’re in advertising you’ll know that target market well!

Mercedes commercials look fantastic, but for most of us it just leaves us wishing we could actually afford one of those beautiful luxury cars. The marketing team at Mercedes realised this, and so set out to reach a new audience – but to do this they had to try something they hadn’t done before.

Casey Neistat - Mercedes Benz CLA

This new audience is not the usual target – they are people like you and me, people like Casey Neistat, people who just want to have fun, people that Mercedes-Benz don’t really understand. This can be a problem, for any marketing team. Luckily the solution is obvious. Just find someone who understands the audience and let them create – no strings attached.

Casey Neistat stepped up to the plate and Mercedes-Benz armed him with the new CLA Class and bags full of money. Their instructions to Casey? Nothing.

“There’s a huge insecurity on my part that my audience might perceive this as: this is something a company is directing, or this is a company that wants to be something else, or this is something that a company is pushing in a certain direction.” said Neistat about his fears when taking on this project.

Right from day one, Neistat and his team did not hide a thing from their audience. They made a four-part video series to help showcase their process and the production of the CLA Class commercial. Like any good influencer, Neistat had all cards on the table where his audience could see them.

The resulting commercial is probably the best commercial that has even been made for Mercedes-Benz. Instead of making you feel like you need to earn more, the commercial makes you feel like you want to have fun.

It’s because of this honesty that influencers have with their audience, that there is a different type of connection. A connection that can change behaviour and influence purchasing decisions.

Casey Neistat skateboarding behind Merceds CLA

The audience also want to support the influencer, especially if branded content is not forced on them under false pretenses. Even though content might be paid for or sponsored, the audience will not mind if the content has been created for them. In fact, in most cases the audience will support the brand, because the brand supports the influencer.

This shows us that trust between brand and influencer is key. 

It’s only natural for a brand to be concerned about what will happen to their brand when placed in the hands of an influencer. Influencer Marketing is the future of marketing, but it will be critical for brands to identify influencers that understand branding and marketing as well as they understand their audience.

A real influencer builds his own audience using branding and marketing skills. If a brand can trust an influencer, and give them the creative freedom they deserve, not only will the campaign be a success but a mutually beneficial relationship will blossom between the two parties.

Once a mutually beneficial working relationship is created between brand and influencer, the influencer becomes a brand ambassador for life – and that is more valuable than any other form of media a brand can buy.


Webfluential is a global Influencer Marketing platform which provides the smartest marketing technology for brands to connect to social influencers. The platform makes it easy for marketers to create, manage and track campaigns with credible influencers and provides influencers with the tools to market their services and monetise their audience.

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Influencer best practice – Branded content on Facebook and Google

April 19, 2016 11:01 am Published by

Influencer Marketing guidelines toward branded or sponsored content has recently been addressed by both Google and Facebook. As an Influencer, we advise familiarising yourself with recent updates made to the branded posting guidelines issues by these two major networks.


We’ve summarized the updates below for our community of influencers to read. At Webfluential we pride ourselves for being in the forefront of this growing industry, and therefore want to make sure we communicate all the rules and guidelines as they come into play.

Google guidelines for bloggers

In a blog post released on the Webmaster Central blog Google advises bloggers to add the nofollow tag to links that were created in exchange for goods or services, stating that these links are against the Google guidelines on link schemes.

“Influencer engagement isn’t necessarily about receiving links but more about reaching the audience of a particular blogger or online ‘personality’,” says Henry Ellis, head of SEO agency Tamar.

There has been speculation on how Google can determine the difference between an organic link and a link that has been placed in exchange for goods or services. Nonetheless it would be advisable for all marketers and influencers to familiarise themselves with Google’s guidelines on the matter.

Top Tip from Webfluential:

Use the nofollow tag on links in your blog posts about brands, and disclaim to your audience that content is sponsored in a note at the end of your post, be that on social or native channels.

Facebook updates Branded Content Policy

Facebook used to prohibit third party advertisements on Facebook pages without their prior permission. Branded content will however be allowed since a new update to branded content policies was announced on 8 April, also in a blog post: “Today we’re updating our branded content policy to enable verified Pages to share branded content on Facebook.”

If you want a refresher on the Facebook branded content policies, you can read all about it here.


Both announcements by Google and Facebook are clear indicators that Influencer Marketing is on the rise. We live in an exciting era, but in order for us all to move forward together and produce the best content for brands that honour the platforms the content is created for, we must be sure we’re keeping in line with the rules and regulations that surround our Influencer Marketing trade.




Webfluential is a global Influencer Marketing platform which provides the smartest marketing technology for brands to connect to social influencers. The platform makes it easy for marketers to create, manage and track campaigns with credible influencers and provides influencers with the tools to market their services and monetise their audience.

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