In today’s episode, I had the privilege of speaking with influencer expert, Brittany Hennessy. Brittany is the best-selling author of “INFLUENCER: Building Your Personal Brand In The Age Of Social Media” and the co-founder & Chief Relationship Officer at CARBON AUGUST, an influencer development platform serving creators, performers, and entrepreneurs. In this episode she talks about one of the biggest (and most common) mistakes influencers make when negotiating with brands. And how this mistake prompted Brittany to write her book, “INFLUENCER.” We also get into some of the “tricky” legal terms like exclusivity and usage. How to navigate these terms when negotiating, and how to deal with brands that expect the MOST but want to pay you pennies ($12 for a YouTube Video?? Insane.)

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More on Brittany

Brittany was the first Senior Director, Influencer Strategy & Talent Partnerships at Hearst Magazines Digital Media where she secured fashion & beauty influencers for Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Esquire, Town & Country, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, and other titles across the digital portfolio. She was also the first Associate Director, Social Strategy & Influence at Horizon Media where she secured comedy and parenting influencers for top brands in the entertainment, spirits, CPG, and automotive categories. Brittany was named to Talking Influence’s 2018 Top Industry Player list, is a member of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts and Sciences where she judges the annual Shorty Awards and the Shorty Social Good Awards, and was also a judge of the 2019 Influencer Marketing Awards.

Where to Find Brittany

Websites – https://www.brittanyhennessy.com/

 https://www.carbonaugust.com/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mrsbrittanyhennessy/