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On board with Panerai

Panerai #hereandnow: for the first steps of this annual collaboration, Ykone is organizing unique experiences with aesthetic influencers.

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Influencers in Africa

There are now more than 400m social media subscribers on the African continent, with over 120m Facebook users and younger Africans flocking to Snapchat and Instagram.

#TheAfricaTheyNeverShowYou

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Ykone is moving fast forward!

Ykone is a fast growing organization and we’re proud to promote our most talented team members and and hire gifted people.

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Influencers and the Future of Marketing

On September 19th, Soho House Berlin, in partnership with Ykone, will host the first in a discussion series about influencer marketing, Influencers and the Future of Marketing.

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#DiorBackstage in Stockholm

Dior Nordic teamed up with Ykone to imagine and bring to life #DiorBackstage, a project that highlights the latest Dior’s beauty products.

13 beauty & lifestyle influencers have been selected to go trough a true “Red carpet” experience backstage Dior. They got their make-up done by Dior’s professionals, were photographed by a talented photographer Josefine Bäckström and attended Dior’s Backstage event.

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In bed with…Quyen Mike

Today we want to introduce an influencer we have been working with for several years: Quyen Mike.
Quyen Mike is a British influencer who became known as #MrLevitation.
We interview him to better understand the man behind the photos.

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A 360° campaign for the 46 shades of Maybelline

For the launch of Color Match, Ykone and Maybelline work hand in hand to carry out a 360 ° campaign: from the production and content creation with influencers, to the creation of landing pages to the management of their social networks, all assets are created and coordinated to create the best launch plan.

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Ykone London X Ralph & Russo

Ykone is proud to announce that we have been selected to support British couture brand Ralph & Russo with a content creation & influencer marketing strategy.

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5 influencers to follow: Persians women

At the conference organized by Ykone in Dubai, we received Persian influences, today we present five instagram accounts that we like:

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5 international influencers looking for golden hour in Provence

For the launch of its new fragrance “Terre de lumière”, L’Occitane collaborates with international influencers.
In order to anchor the brand in the luxury perfume sector, Ykone has developed a unique storytelling along with l’Occitane en Provence that was perfectly adapted to its publication on digital platforms.

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Ykone at Berlin Fashion Film Festival

Last Friday afternoon,Ykone’s founder and president, Olivier Billon spoke at the 2017 Berlin Fashion Film Festival (BFFF) in Berlin. BFFF was founded in 2012 to highlight the most creative work produced for fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands.

Our most creative and inspiring campaigns

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Inspiration

How it works

  • Strategy

    Ykone accompanies brands in the imagining, developing, and measuring of their digital influencer strategies.

  • Creative

    The studio guides brands in the definition of their social content, providing creative and innovative strategic recommendations.

  • Technology

    Campaygn©, our own exclusive technology, helps us to keep an eye on the performance of the campaigns. 

  • Global Agency

    As worldwide experts with a network of agencies in Paris, Berlin, London, New York, Dubai, Copenhagen and Bangalore, we share out our projects based on geographical areas and expertise.

Our references

We work for the most creative Beauty, Fashion, Luxury, and Lifestyle brands

Ykone’s unique positioning, strong creative DNA, worldwide offices and bespoke technology allows us to meet the needs of major global and local brands.

Case study

Monnier Frères

Concept

Stage the collections sold on the
website in an ideal landscape

Casting

Selection of profiles matching the DNA
of the brand and consistent with the
needs and objectives of the campaign

ART DIRECTION

Artistic Guidelines
Moodboard
Photographer Booking
Styling

PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

Travel organization
Relationship with Top influencers
A clear brief
Close follow up
Schedule management

Performance
Reporting

Engagement rate : 34.48%
Reach : 63K
Interactions : 22K

Concept

Stage the collections sold on the
website in an ideal landscape

Casting

Selection of profiles matching the DNA
of the brand and consistent with the
needs and objectives of the campaign

ART DIRECTION

Artistic Guidelines
Moodboard
Photographer Booking
Styling

PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

Travel organization
Relationship with Top influencers
A clear brief
Close follow up
Schedule management

Performance
Reporting

Engagement rate : 34.48%
Reach : 63K
Interactions : 22K

Performance
Reporting

Engagement rate : 34.48%
Reach : 63K
Interactions : 22K

MONNIER FRERES CAMPAIGN

Casting : 17 top influencers
Engagement rate : 5.65%
Reach : 2.7M
Interactions : 880K
Posts : 383 vs 126 expected
Impressions : 8M

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Ykone London
Rachel Clay
Sales Director
+44 (0)7716098852
rachel@ykone.com
The Clubhouse
St James Square,
London SW1Y 4JU
United Kingdom
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Ykone Paris
Ykone Paris
+33 (1) 75 77 64 80
contact@ykone.com
28 rue du Sentier,
75002 Paris
France
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Ykone New-York
+971 55 879 9045
contact@ykone.com
110 East 25th Street
New York, 10010
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Ykone Berlin
Shawn Thomson
Managing Director
+49 171 409 0686
shawn@ykone.com
Mindspace
Friedrichstraße 68,
10117 Berlin
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Ykone Copenhaguen
Damien Collignon
Managing Director
+ 45 51 78 52 77
damien@ykone.com
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Archana Bora
Sales Manager
archana@ykone.com
1022/C, Suranjandas Road
New Thippasandra
Bangalore, 560075
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Ykone Dubaï
Karine Jazra
Managing Director
+971 55 879 9045
karine@ykone.com

Our Story

World leader in Marketing Influence for Fashion, Luxury, and Beauty brands, Ykone has been accompanying brands in imagining, developing, and measuring their digital influencer strategies since 2008.

Ykone develops influencer campaigns for creative and innovative brands such as L’Oréal Paris, Dior, Swarovski, and Marc Jacobs … Our services includes the conception of an influencer strategy and the direction of these projects. Ykone has a well earned reputation as an expert in identifying influencers and creating engaging content.

Ykone is proud to have secured Dior & Chanel as two of the agencies first clients during 2008 and worked on international campaigns for both houses, collaborating with Garance Doré, Kristina Bazan and Chiara Ferragni, even before they became big names. Ykone has always known how to discover talent and help influencers create authentic content.

With the aim of measuring the impact of the exponentially increasing Influencer phenomenon, Ykone launched Campaygn in 2013, their exclusive software capable of analysing the audience and universe of more than 50,000 influencers in real time. With a presence in 7 capitals and 4 continents, Ykone is the only agency with the capacity and expertise to support brands in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Olivier Billon,
the founder

Olivier's passion for brands has interested him since he was a student. Graduating from Sciences Po Paris in 2007, he rejoined L’Oréal and worked on the first influencer marketing campaigns for Diesel fragrances and then for Viktor&Rolf. At that time, Instagram didn't exist, and bloggers could be counted on one hand.

Fascinated by this new means of expression and by the development of social media, Olivier Billon launched his first venture as an entrepreneur by founding the first Influencer Marketing Agency: Ykone, with the “Y” as a reference to ‘generation Y’. In parallel, he developed the ykone.com website which gathered those with a passion for fashion under the name “Ykone Network”, a network of influencers. Olivier was also the first to launch a conference dedicated to influencers in the luxury sector; ‘FLOW’ now an annual event.

Today, Olivier fully dedicates himself to the development of the agency and its international expansion.

Ykone Insights
Leveraging micro-influence

The smaller the community, the greater the influence? Such is the thinking currently disrupting influencer marketing. In a mature social space, the line between word-of-mouth marketing and celebrity endorsement has become blurred. With over 60% of Gen-Z consumers now seeking authentic experiences as opposed to sponsored advertising, micro-influencers deliver the proximity digital natives crave.

The latest Insights report places a new generation of Instagram influencers under the lens. Just how ‘micro’ are they, anyway? And how do you explain engagement rates up to 20x superior to those achieved by their top-tier or celebrity peers? Discover key behavioral trends among micro-influencers and how to leverage them to build a campaign that’s authentic, impactful and creative.


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What is Influence Marketing?

René Girard writes: "Man always desires what Others desire." This intuition could be given as the ethos for today's Influence Marketing Industry. At this time of the digitalisation of communication, digital experts are excited about the opportunities provided by the 2010 decade to "digital influencers". Whether they are stylists, visual artists, or "muses", influencers give a new visibility to brands in this saturated environment.

Ykone has been a pioneer in this domain since 2008, supporting and educating brands in their selection of the best profiles to work with inline with their brand image. Our conviction: influence marketing has to focus on putting influencers at the heart of digital campaigns. These talents are no longer a simple means of social media conversation, but real partners for our clients. Influencers are powerful - Chiara Ferragni receives 10 times more visits per day than Galeries Lafayette - and effective - 92% of consumers say that they trust individuals more than brands. Youtubers, Instagrammers and other Snapchatters are experts at producing high performing content. Their posts enrich and grow the brand's universe, and provide an engaged audience.

Campaygn : Ykone’s own platform

Our own technology, Campaygn©, gives us the power to keep track of statistics (audience and engagement) and identify influencers’ favorite topics, demographics, and contact information.

We’ve manually input data for the top 5.000 influencers in order to provide additional information such as email, biography, country… etc.

47K+ influencers
1.2B+ combined followers

CONTACT US

+33 (1) 75 77 64 80
contact@ykone.com
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