Business_news TikTok’s advertising pitch reveals new data about the app


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Today’s news:TikTok’s ad pitch reveals new data, Pornhub’s mysterious marketing executives, and how much influencers charge for sponsored Instagram Reels.


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Inside TikTok’s latest big pitch to advertisers with new numbers showing time spent on the app and engagement metrics

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Pornhub has been widely covered for its marketing savvy. But its most-quoted executives are nearly invisible, and it’s unclear if they actually exist.

  • Pornbhub has accumulated lots of news coverage over the years for its savvy marketing but business Insider could not verify whether one of its most-quoted executives exists, reports Patrick Coffee.
  • Online searches for key employees led to dead ends, while contact information for Pornhub’s director of communications led to an employee of the company’s PR firm, 5W Public Relations.
  •  5W said Pornhub guards employees’ identities for “safety reasons.” Parent company Mindgeek, which like many big porn sites flies under the radar, did not respond to a request for comment.

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Chriselle Lim posted the same video on TikTok and Instagram, which performed better on Reels.

Chriselle Lim

Instagram Reels copied TikTok’s format. But influencers are already seeing clear differences between the two, especially in making money from brands.

  • Sydney Bradley reports that creators are experimenting with sponsored content on Instagram Reels, the app’s month-old video feature that is similar to TikTok.
  • Reesa Lake, partner and executive vice president of brand partnerships at the talent agency digital Brand Architects, said that creators with 100,000 or more followers charge between $5,000 and $40,000 for sponsored Reels. Fashion and lifestyle influencer Britney Turner with 27,000 Instagram followers prices her sponsored Reels rates at $2,000.
  • “Brands are more aware of the returns of investment on Instagram,” said an influencer who used both Instagram and TikTok, and asked not to be identified to speak more freely about brand deals. “It’s very easy to convince a brand to do a Reel in addition to another package.”

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