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Cherrypie32 Fri 28-Dec-18 10:44:09

..because I don’t have anyone in real life to carp about it to. So, I follow a few, am addicted to the stories/feeds of some but don’t always know why. The ‘high end’ ones, The Frugality, Dress Like A Mum, Emma Hill etc pop up but quite designer and high end for me. I like the ramblings of Does My Bum but I’m nothing like her body shape so don’t wear her clothes. There are a few more ‘high street’ ones I follow, Steal My Style, What Kathy Did, Forty not Frumpy and more but they tend to be repetitive. Is this because they are so heavily sponsored to flog something? At the moment they are all banging on bout All Saints leather bikers and maxi skirts. And they all copy each other so there’s not much new to look at. There are a few I follow with nowhere near the amount of followers that seem more creative and have different body shapes so I presume that they have more liberty to do this as aren’t under afflilate deals.
I don’t need advice to ‘unfollow’, I enjoy looking at it all, just interested in how it all works really.

PleaseDoNotBend Thu 31-Jan-19 18:04:12

Send it to the CMA. His latest post looks like an AD too and not disclosed.

MaryPoppinjay Thu 31-Jan-19 18:04:44

That’s outrageous. I think you click the ‘attachment’ icon by the comment box and do it from there (if you have screenshotted on your phone it should be in photos)

scotx Thu 31-Jan-19 18:05:32

That latest post from MOD with the sideboard and other assorted items that are tagged - what purpose does it serve? What's a sideboard got to do with talking about the sub zero temperatures outside? Go outside and take a scenic picture if you want to talk about how cold it is outside. But no, that's not as pretty on the grid as a perfectly styled interiors shot with lots of lovely bits that can be tagged and gains engagement from followers asking where everything is from and cries of "oh your sideboard is gorgeous". They know fine well what images will get likes and engagement and it's often nothing related to the actual caption. That post serves literally no purpose other than to talk about the weather.

But - at the point where the post was put up and West Elm was tagged - it became a post to influence. It became a way for her to say to her followers, look at my west elm sideboard, isn't it lovely, I'm just being really helpful letting you know where it's from. Well no actually, if there's been a past commercial relationship with West Elm, you absolutely do need to declare that. I mean really it's a masterclass in influencer marketing but if she thinks she 's meeting the guidelines, I think she's very much mistaken.

Totallyscrumptiouspoppet Thu 31-Jan-19 18:05:34

Oh I think my account needs to be 48hours old before I can post pics? I hope this discussion carries on and I find the new thread. So I can post it if this is the case. Just goes to show..... The true side of these floggers.....

fancynancyclancy Thu 31-Jan-19 18:08:34

There seem a lot of people on threads like this who very very keen to report infractions.

There seem a lot of people on instagram who very very keen to perpetuate these infractions.

ohsweet Thu 31-Jan-19 18:14:32

@Totallyscrumptiouspoppet If you're on the app, create a new post and click the little paperclip.

Cherrypie32 Thu 31-Jan-19 18:20:49

totally bit of a shame no one will engage in conversation with you, but this is how this thread has gone I’m afraid. If you click the paper clip icon you should be able to attach a shot from your phone library

Totallyscrumptiouspoppet Thu 31-Jan-19 18:24:14

I'm so useless.... Where do I press to create a new post??? 😂

PleaseDoNotBend Thu 31-Jan-19 18:25:13

Same place as you typed that one?! grin confused

MaryPoppinjay Thu 31-Jan-19 18:33:35

Not sure how to start a new thread but as this is going to run out soon any chance somebody could please start a new one and link it on this one...?

Totallyscrumptiouspoppet Thu 31-Jan-19 18:35:26

I'm really not getting the it.... I'm not usually this dumb.... Is it because my account is new?

Tootrousers Thu 31-Jan-19 18:40:41

Petro from wardrobe icons today #allboughtandpaidfor #anyoneelseboredwiththisyet
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scotx Thu 31-Jan-19 18:44:03

I've started a new thread

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/3495550-Instagrammers-and-Influencers?watched=1

PleaseDoNotBend Thu 31-Jan-19 18:45:57

Sorry Totally I don't know what the rules are if you are a new account. Maybe try asking in site stuff? It is a fairly obvious button normally.

bananamonkey Thu 31-Jan-19 18:47:40

@Tootrousers There’s a paperclip icon under the text box?

bananamonkey Thu 31-Jan-19 18:48:09

Sorry I meant @Totallyscrumptiouspoppet

MaryPoppinjay Thu 31-Jan-19 18:48:37

Awesome. Thanks @scotx. Heading over there now 👈

Totallyscrumptiouspoppet Thu 31-Jan-19 18:49:43

@bananamonkey I don't have that icon. Just the first 2. I read somewhere my account needs to be 48hrs old before I can post pics.

MaryPoppinjay Thu 31-Jan-19 18:51:54

Can you link the photo to an external site then once you get access to the upload function here you can pop it up again?

Totallyscrumptiouspoppet Thu 31-Jan-19 18:54:49

I intend to post it on the new thread if it's still going after 48 hrs. @marypoppinjay
It's just a msg saying..... 'its #sp you busy c*#@' then he blocked me. I just left the comment #AD on his pic and nothing else hmm

OhDearBeer Thu 31-Jan-19 20:10:29

#anyoneelseboredwiththisyet?
Nope Petro!
I'm bored of the deception you've all perpetuated.

Notwithstanding all of this, i'm really uncomfortable with the consumerism of it all and perpetuating the encouragement of others to spend spend spend when you're being gifted gifted gifted is really off.

1sicknote Mon 11-Mar-19 02:07:44

Has anyone mentioned thelondoner (Rosie I think) she started of this fake blogging / insta thing years ago, I made a comment, not nasty just questioning something? she blocked me 🤷🏼‍♀️

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