From Comedic Brand Channels to Sultry Shoe Campaigns

 - Sep 30, 2015
The top September 2015 social media trends include a variety of high profile collaborations between bloggers and brands. The unique marketing move is often a way for brands to create traction online by borrowing from established social media figures' audiences.

A first example of this is the recent partnership between YouTube star Grace Helbig and the Marriott Hotel chain. The YouTube sensation was hired by the brand to create an engaging series of videos for the Marriott's YouTube channel encouraging consumers to book directly through the hotel's website.

Additionally, top model Joan Smalls was tapped by iconic makeup brand Estee Lauder to create a range of lipsticks, including one inspired by the bold hue Smalls donned at the 2014 MET Gala. It is said that Estee Lauder executives noticed the legions of Smalls fans seeking the origin of the shade in the model's Instagram comment section.

The top September 2015 social media trends showcase ways in which brands can use established digital influencers to engage new audiences across platforms.