Instagram sensation Emilee Hembrow has captured peoples hearts!

As it happens, I do know. They are more ­properly called “influencers”, and they are a new professional class. Influencers are individuals who achieve an unusually high impact on social media, particularly on Instagram, translating glossy looks and high levels of jollity into tens of thousands — or hundreds of thousands, or even millions — of followers on the photo-sharing site. This traction is tapped into eagerly by marketing companies, which pay influencers anything from $400 to $16,000 to post a shot that features their product.

You could call them “the future of advertising”; although Emilee Hembrow— the 24-year-old ­Australian fashion blogger— goes a step further. ­“Influencers are the new media,”

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