Followers are the underlying factor of every social platform. Without followers, what is the point in creating content in the first place? The basic need of any influencer is to get followers who consume this content and engage with the channel. It might seem very basic and needless to define the follower concept, but it is important to have a very clear definition and exact knowledge on the concept of followers and its relevance for both influencers and companies engaging in influencer marketing. Followers are far more than just a number – although it might seem advantageous to have a tremendous amount of followers, we have to take a closer look at the composition of this metric. Instagram will serve as an example for this article to explain the mechanics of followers, although the concept itself can be transferred to any social platform.
Yes, influencer marketing works for more than B2C brands. Yes, fake followers and influencers are avoidable. And no, greater reach is not always better. It's time to separate the facts from the rumors: We expose the six most common influencer marketing myths.
Not every follower is a valuable one when it comes to engagement on the one hand and conversion on the other hand. But even if a user has mainly authentic followers, did not buy followers and does not engage in follow-for-follow, this user might still not be the right choice for an influencer marketing campaign because the user simply does not have the right authentic followers. Target group accuracy is key!
No matter if you’re completely new to Influencer Marketing or already deeply involved in the sector: A lot of brands are still insecure when it comes to structuring their influencer marketing efforts. Our 9 steps will help you coordinate the necessary stages of a campaign and shed light on your influencer marketing process!
2019 is approaching and marketers are already in full swing with planning their influencer marketing strategy for the upcoming year. Berlin's INREACH team has spotted 5 big influencer marketing trends for 2019 that will massively shape next year's influencer marketing strategies and open new doors for brand-influencer collaborations.
We'll join legendary Online Marketing Rockstars Festival from March 22 to 23, 2018. We're excited to see international speakers, top music acts, and meet you! Come see us at our booth or message us beforehand to schedule a talking slot with one of our colleagues from Sales, Customer Success, or PR & Content. Meet us here: Hall A3, Booth I15
Today we're excited to announce that InfluencerDB is bringing our mission to make influencer marketing simple, transparent and data-driven to the United States. On the heels of our success in Europe working with the biggest brands including Lufthansa, Mercedes Benz, Asics, Cluse, Shiseido, Estee Lauder and more, we are delighted to bring our expertise to the US market.
Additionally, we are thrilled to announce Equinox as our first major client to join following the expansion.
What was your childhood dream job when you grew up? Actress? Singer? Today, the answer for a bulk of teenage girls and boys is probably an influencer. Fame, popularity, and an overload of free stuff is guaranteed, as the Instagram postings of Zoella, Chiara Ferragni, and Ohhcouture suggest. But what’s even more alluring: Their salaries are mind-blowing! And so is the ROI for brands!
Which metric would you consider most important for evaluating the success of influencer marketing campaigns? Follower numbers? Engagement? Forget all that, choose Audience Quality!
Which influencer marketing campaigns have performed extraordinary this year? Our data nerds looked into thousands of brands, various hashtags, and countless postings to detect the top of the class influencer marketing campaigns of 2017!