Continuing the Conversation of Race and Influencer Marketing


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A couple of weeks ago, we had an interesting conversation about race with talent manager Johanna Voss. She represents almost exclusively women of color, though she is not one herself. And most of her clients are of the Hispanic-Latina variety. The natural next step in this conversation for me, anyway, was to dive deeper into the African-American perspective, too.

It just so happened that Lindsey Gamble reacted to and commented on the social content about that Johanna Voss episode. He is the influencer marketing and innovation manager at Mavrck, which is one of the top enterprise influencer marketing platforms and service providers out there. So we hopped on a call and chatted a bit, then I extended an invitation for him to come help us carry the conversation forward.

Gamble actually sees the influencer marketing space from a few angles. You know I like guests who have that varied perspective on things. He started out in the social media world as a hip-hop blogger. He built one of the more influential platforms for that topic in the Boston area after graduating from Bryant University where he played football.

Because he knew the content creation and social media space well, he wound up in roles at companies that wanted him to create content or connect with those who do. He landed at Mavrck in 2018 and managed a set of client strategies. He’s now in a senior role where he gets to advise across clients on innovating in the space. Which sounds like my dream job in a lot of ways.

We talk about all that, but also get into the thicker conversation about race and influencer marketing. What impact did the social unrest and issues in 2020 have on the conversation? Is that swell of attention gone or are brands still pursuing making strides in that area. Is there a way to solve the pay gap issues between white creators and creators of color.

For someone who works at a software and services vendor in the space, but knows the creator side as well, Lindsey brings an interesting perspective to the conversation.

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