How The Rise of Influencers Like Michelle Phan Has Changed the Game in Advertising

We've all seen them: retired football players hawking dieting meal plans, retired politicians pushing pharmaceuticals, and actors swearing by the latest sunscreen in television commercials. Celebrity spokespeople are as old as celebrities themselves. Even back in the 1700's, the royal family was hyping Wedgwood china. As marketing and advertising evolved, many companies started making up or even co-opting characters to sell…