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Being an influencer in 2023 can be a full-time career. It seems like a fun lifestyle, and it might be. But building a personal brand or promoting other brands can often be very difficult work. A recent study by Ubiquitous Influence Marketing showed that New Jersey has the fourth most influencers in the country.

To determine this information, Ubiquitous Influence first identified who the top 200 influencers are today. Next, they researched where each of them is from or currently located. As you might expect, California has the most influencers by far. 31% of the top personalities were from the Golden State. Much of this is tied to Los Angeles and the fact that the city has dozens of agencies dedicated to influencer marketing. The greater Los Angeles area also offers plenty of landscapes to uniquely capture engaging clips, for those that prefer to leave the comfort of their home.

#4 New Jersey

6% of the top influencers in the country are from New Jersey. While Ubiquitous Influence’s story does not isolate specific cities, the heat map within shows a large concentration on the central and eastern part of the state. Izea details how New Jersey native, Lauren Imbriaco (fitmommy_inheels) is a top-established influencer. She is in the fashion space, often promoting Amazon Wardrobe. Other notable accounts include Denny Balmaceda and Kevin Hejnas who concentrate on men’s fashion and fitness training respectively.

“The industry continues to grow at startling rates (it was recently valued at around $16.5 billion) and greatly affects the way information, goods, and services are conceived of, marketed, and sold,” WIRED recently explained.

In addition, influencers don’t have to be branded as a specific person. Accounts like “New Jersey Isn’t Boring” showcase updates around the state to be aware of. This account promotes everything from food trucks, to new murals, to real-estate updates. With the popularity of shorts and reels, this influencing style allows for multiple verticals to be addressed in a hyper-focused geographical area. An individual can run the business account from behind the scenes while removing their name from the personality. Furthermore, companies like Heartbeat allow influencers to connect with brands who post paid influencer campaigns they are looking to fill.

New Jersey Food Festival Brings 'Boujee' Eats: What You Need To Know

New Jersey is getting a new food festival! Boujee FoodieCon will be coming to Fort Monmouth in Oceanport on June 3 and June 4. The two-day festival will have culinary contests, games, music, and more.

“We’re thrilled to bring this event to the community,” says CW Events founder, Renee Lam-Whiteman per NJ.com. “It’s a great way to showcase the diverse and extraordinary food and music scene in our area, and to bring people together for a day of fun and celebration.” Co-organizer Melanie Carpenter adds, “This event will showcase the ongoing transformation of Fort Monmouth from a vacant military base to a vibrant epicenter of the area.”

Take a look below to see what events you can expect, live music, and ticket information:

  • Vendors

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    There are several vendors that will be at the festival including food, drinks, and various products. Here are the lists of some of the vendors below:
    – The Butcher’s Block
    – Pancho Mexican Kitchen
    – Birdsmouth Beer – an all lager NJ brewery
    – Mav’s Top Buns – artisanal cinnamon buns
    – Goodlife Coffee Mobile Barista
    – Your Sister’s Balls
    – Hearthly Burger
    – Dim Sum World
    – Exotic Bowls
    – Masha Moro Caviar
    – Stefie the Sommelier Wine Tastings
    – Honeysuckle Nectary Apiary & Gardens
    – Q Company Barbeque
    – Alfonso’s Catering
    – Best Day Ever Ice Cream Truck
    – Crazy Corn 05 – Mexican street corn, mango chamoy and more!
    – Green’s Natural Foods
    – Bella Ciao Pizza
    – Crum & Co. – crumb cake
    – CFS – Complete Fitness Solution: Home of Crossfit Shrewsbury
    – Jaimes – clean, hydrating lip gloss line
    – Oceanport Pharmacy
    – Joyce Murphy, Better Homes and Garden Realtor

  • Saturday (June 3) Events

    Gary Clark Jr. Performs At The Grand Opening Of The Theater At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

    Gates Open (11 am – 9 pm)
    Daly Irish Dance (11 am- 11:45 am)
    Lakehouse Music Academy Bands (12pm- 2 pm)
    Kül D’Sack (2 pm- 4 pm)
    MC DJ Reem (4 pm- 9 pm)
    Earth Monkeys (4 pm- 6 pm)
    Laura G Music (6 pm- 8 pm)

  • Sunday (June 4) Events

    Fan Festival Official Opening - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

    Gates Open (11 am- 9 pm)
    Daly Irish Dance (11:30 am 12:30 pm)
    Damian & the DCQ (1 pm- 3 pm)
    So Watt (3 pm- 5 pm)
    Earth Monkeys (5 pm- 7 pm)

  • Music

    Red Hot Chili Peppers With St. Vincent and King Princess - Las Vegas, NV

    Live music will also be at the festival, and these four bands and one solo artist will be performing are below:

    So Watt
    Earth Monkeys
    Laura G Music
    Kul D’Sack
    Lakehouse Music Academy bands

  • Ticket Information

    Lollapalooza Chile 2023 - Day 3

    Gates open Saturday, June 3rd at 11 am – 9pm & Sunday, June 4th at 11am to 7pm. Admission is free for children under the age of 10. There are no refunds. This is a rain-or-shine event. In your ticket price you will receive, entrance, parking, entertainment, 360 photo booth, carnival
    You can purchase your tickets here.

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