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The Culture is Black: Bash the Entertainer on the phenomenon of short-form comedy

“TextTok”: the latest TikTok trend giving audio a run for its money by putting the written word centre stage

The top tall fashion influencers creating engaging and stylish content for often overlooked shoppers

Gabby Petito: How TikTok has helped, and hindered, the ongoing police investigation into the blogger’s death

Over the last two weeks the world has been asking the same question: what happened to Gabby Peitio? The budding YouTuber was reported missing after failing to return from a cross country van trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. The couple had been travelling for weeks together and on 1 September, Laundrie returned home to Florida. 10 days later, Petito’s family

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Case Study: How Gymshark has mastered the art of influencer marketing to drive revenue, engagement and a loyal audience

Gymshark founder and CEO Ben Francis truly has it all – a £1billion company, a loyal group of friends and followers, and he recently tied the knot with his partner, Robin Gallant earlier this month. Having achieved this all before the age of 30, he’s the epitome of success and entrepreneurship. There’s no doubt that Francis knows what he wants, and how

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Detective Tok: How investigative creators are solving true crime, exposing affairs and spotting secret celebrity pregnancies

When Kylie Jenner finally confirmed her second pregnancy, it was already old news. During her first pregnancy, the billionaire beauty mogul was able to keep it a secret right up until the birth of her daughter Stormi, but there was one thing she hadn’t counted on this time round: TikTok. For the premature announcement, Kylie

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The Breakdown

Your digital culture roundup

Going to the Met Gala, by Jackie Aina

In honour of making her Met Gala debut, the YouTuber offers a look inside the process of achieving her Barbie-inspired look.

What We Know About the Disappearance of Gabby Petito, by The Cut

Following the disappearance of travel influencer Gabby Petito, writer Claire Lampen gives a rundown of everything there is to know so far.

Jack Harlow Chicken Shop Date, by Amelia Dimoldenberg

The serial chicken shop dater is swooned by American rapper Jack Harlow's "British accent" and love for Ribena. Could this be the one?

i wrote a book..and this is what happened?! by clickfortaz

Following the announcement of her debut poetry book, It’s Fine, It’s Fine, It’s Fine: It’s Not, the YouTuber shares her journey to becoming a published author.

Poet Discusses Fatherhood, The Industry, Being Misunderstood and More, by Wunmi Bello

In her latest episode, Wunmi sits down with the online personality to have a candid conversation about his personal life.

What Spotify and Apple can learn from Chinese podcasting apps, by Rest of World

Writer Helen Li shares exactly why western podcast platforms are still behind in equipping creators with the tools to connect with their audience.

what is CORQ?

What is CORQ?


An essential platform which provides influencer discovery and due diligence. Also, understand who is most prolific and trending through our unique algorithm, the CORQ Score. CORQ is staffed by a team of journalists who are dedicated to interrogating the digital space, determining where it will go next and helping our clients use it to their best advantage.

Influencer news

Every CORQ subscriber gets our essential daily newsblast, breaking influencer news and showcasing campaigns from the past 24 hours. Through this, our journalists uncover emerging controversies, updates to regulations and reveal what your competition is doing now.

Data analysis

Understand who and where each influencer's audience is plus get to grips with their engagement rates across multiple platforms from Twitter and Twitch to YouTube and Instagram. Get all the numbers you need to inform your next campaign.

Trend forecasting

See future digital first. CORQ’s daily trend forecasts, influencer hotlists and case studies dig into themes and aesthetics set to dominate social media and reference the key influencers driving their upwards trajectories.

Campaign planning

Take the heavy lifting out of influencer discovery. CORQ enterprise clients send their account manager campaign briefs and our journalists find the influencers who align perfectly, delivering lists which explain where these creators’ stories intercept with your brand.

Influencer due diligence

Understand exactly who you are working with. Every influencer curated on to CORQ is profiled by a journalist who uncovers their lives story and reveals red flags that could compromise brand safety. We also deliver deep dive research on a bespoke basis.

Insight sessions

Access our courses in digital marketing, navigating the official guidelines for brands working with influencers stay up-to-date with monthly seminars and tune into our weekly sessions with leading editors to discover how you can get your brand into their pages.

Academic Programme

Annual subscription

  • Online programme of industry talks.
  • Series of interactive online careers advice sessions.
  • Quarterly digital skills training seminars.
  • Membership to CORQ's trends and insights platform.
  • Daily digital trend reports.
  • Insightful case studies from the world of digital.
  • Free books for your library.
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per month

(or £199 annually, saving £41 a year)

  • The Daily Hook: CORQ's newsblast of influencer headlines every 24hrs.
  • Influencer campaign analysis: keep track of your competition.
  • Daily influencer hotlists.
  • Daily trend forecasts.
  • TikTok talent lists and analysis.
  • Online insight sessions with leading editors and influencers.
  • The ASA guidelines masterclass: CORQ's essential course.
  • CORQ's online training programme.
  • INCLUDES: CORQ's 2021 Influencer Hotlist.
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full CORQ subscription

  • Access to our full influencer discovery platform.
  • Global influencer network curation.
  • Daily trend and analysis reports.
  • Influencer brief answering service.
  • Essential influencer due diligence.
  • Dedicated account manager.
  • Monthly consultancy and training webinars.
  • Campaign reporting technology
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