At Whalar, we believe creators are media. Their work can and should be measured the same way brands would analyze their media activations on each major platform.Get In Touch→
Creators Drive ROI
The Creator Economy continues to grow its share of investment, and it's clear that creator marketing is no longer an experimental tactic. Creators are media; their content is viewed, shared, and enjoyed on every major platform alongside brand-owned content.
Providing Solutions for Business Growth
Solve for a
- One primary objective
- Identify a clear KPI: awareness, consideration, affinity, conversion, etc.
- After identifying your objective, target the communities that matter
- Leverage the right creators on the right platform to maximize results
Reach / Frequency Sufficiency
- Plan to optimize for your business objective:
- Upper funnel = optimizing for reach
- Lower funnel = optimizing for frequency
- Develop platform-first assets
- Focus on creator guidance aligned to your business objective
- Business metrics > social metrics
- Measure reach, awareness, conversion, not fans, likes, follows
- Plan ahead. Test, learn and scale to future campaigns
Bespoke Strategic Measurement Solutions
We measure what matters and create bespoke measurement solutions that are designed to understand the real business impact of campaigns.
Expertise in Leveraging Existing Solutions
Measuring what matters means aligning to your brand’s KPIs and objectives. Our measurement and media teams will work with you to apply any tags, pixels, or on-platform solutions to measure the impact of your activation.
At Whalar, we believe creator campaigns should be measured alongside all other media being run on the platforms, and not as a tangential “one-off.” For that reason, we’re fully aligned with the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) with respect to utilizing the metrics provided by each of the major social media platforms to align on equitable metrics that matter.
Fundamentally, paid media tactics fall under three buckets: Awareness, Consideration, Call-to-Action, and creator initiatives are absolutely no different.
We understand the desire to consolidate metrics. However, as the ANA notes, this is not feasible with organic content. As you can see in the breakdown in this chart, each platform has a unique way of calculating even the most standard of metrics. This is why the overwhelming guidance is to focus on the core metrics that have driven brand results consistently over time: reach and frequency.
Unfortunately, this simply isn’t possible for anyone to provide. In order to calculate deduplication, cross-platform user-level data is required, and not a single platform offers these data as it would violate GDPR and CCPA/CPRA. Whalar uses authenticated aggregated data from all of our platform partnerships, so user-level analysis for deduplication isn’t available.
Whalar can absolutely help provide a deep and holistic understanding of your activation! Our dedicated team of experts will help you design and measure your campaign. We’re currently able to provide deeper analytics through collaboration with Element Human, GWI, NetBase Quid, Nielsen, Tubular Labs, and VidMob. Additionally, we can utilize any affiliate or UTM links and any MMP/attribution tags already set up with the relevant platforms to measure your lower funnel KPIs. All we need from you are your business KPIs and objectives, and we can loop in our measurement team.