SOURCES

EPISODE 9 - INFLUENCERS

CONTRIBUTORS

Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

A journalist, videographer, Youtuber, presenter, and social media specialist based in Dublin.

Cameron Phillips
Travel photographer and blogger.

Michelle Elman

Creator of @scarrednotscared. Writer, podcaster, body confidence coach, and TEDX speaker.

Emily van der Nagel

"Lecturer in social media at Monash University; researches, writes, teaches & speaks about social media identities & culture".

INFLUENCER GOSSIP SITES

GOMIBLOG
"GOMIBLOG is a news website and forum community covering the internet famous (and those who want to be)."

Guru Gossip

Influencer/blogger/vlogger gossip forum.

Tattle.life

"Gossip and more".

Bloggers Unveiled 

Irish influencer gossip account on Instagram. Now inactive.

RELEVANT TWEETS

@BekkyLonsdale
"Shame on you @thetimes - you mislead myself and others into talking to you and posing for an article totally different to what you said."

@Ceilidhann

"That Instagram influencer I occasionally check in on because she's The Worst is now charging  $165 for a 4 hour "seminar" on how to be yourself."

ADVERTISING REGULATION

FYRE FESTIVAL

INDUSTRY GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

BLOGGERS UNVEILED

PREDICTING THE FUTURE

Are we living in ‘Westworld’? The rise of virtual influencers Ted Dhanik, Venture Beat. 14 July 2018.

What we can learn about the cult of insta-influencers from lil miquela Felix Petty, i-D. 26 April 2018.

The wild west of influencer-dom: Will social media stars continue to rise? Oliver Bennett, The Independent. 6 July 2018.

How has the referendum changed the public's interpretation of 'The Influencer?' Fionnuala Jones, The Daily Edge. 21 May 2018.

What does the future hold for Instagram influencers? Amelia Heathman, London Evening Standard. 26 Jan 2019.

BODY POSITIVITY

INDUSTRY CRITICISM

Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health Amanda Macmillan, TIME. 25 May 2017.

Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health Royal Society for Public Health. 19 May 2017.

British YouTube vlogger accuses Dublin hotel of bullying her after it refused her request to stay there for free... Khaleda Rahman, Daily Mail. 18 Jan 2018.

Beauty influencer meltdowns: How scandals and gossip are damaging the careers of Laura Lee, Manny MUA and other makeup gurus Yvette Thomas, Culture Mix. 28 Aug 2018.

Inside the Internet's Craziest Destination for Blogger Hate Chavie Lieber, Racked. 30 July 2014.

Luxury Dublin hotel bans all social media influencers Chelsea Ritscheli, The Independent. 18 Jan 2018.

Why luxury resorts are fed up with 'freeloading' social media 'influencers' Annabel Fenwick Elliott, The Telegraph. 19 June 2018.

I Was Scammed by a Celebrity Influencer Anonymous, Medium. 11 Dec 2018.

'Bikini Hiker' who posed on top of mountains in swimwear freezes to death following fall Ewan Palmer, Newsweek. 21 Jan 2019.

The Instagram influencers who post fake adverts Stuart McGurk, GQ. 21 Jan 2019.

Dear influencers, please stop lying to your audience Katy Gillett, The National. 27 Jan 2019.

Everything You Need To Know About Influencer Caroline Calloway & Her Disastrous $165 Mason Jar Meet-Up Kathryn Lindsay, Refinery29. 16 Jan 2019.

Why I unfollowed influencers in favor of relaxing slime content Morgan Sung, Mashable. 2 July 2018.

Please stop 'influencing' on our doorsteps, Notting Hill residents tell 'unapologetic' Instagrammers Adebola Lamuye & Barney Davis, London Evening Standard. 28 Feb 2019. 

VIDEO & AUDIO

Panorama: Million Pound Selfie Sell-Off BBC (2019)

"Catrin Nye investigates the use of digital influencers in the advertising industry and the impact this new form of advertising is having on consumers."

the TRUTH about Travel Influencers (it's mostly fake) Cameron Phillips | YouTube (2018)

The Sad Truth About Being An Influencer Evelina | YouTube (2018)

I Learned How To Be An Influencer That Makes Over $300k | Lucie For Hire Refinery29 | YouTube (2018)

THE TRUTH ABOUT INFLUENCERS: Money, The Industry, Ugly Bits, Gossip Sites + More Grace Fit UK | YouTube (2018)

I’m Scarred, Not Scared | SHAKE MY BEAUTY | YouTube (2018)

Andy Jordan: ‘I used to lie to sell on social media’ - BBC News | YouTube (2019)

MISCELLANEOUS

Social media endorsements: being transparent with your followers

Competition & Markets Authority, 23 Jan 2019