Unfortunately, the potential for an influencer marketing crisis comes with the territory of partnering with influencers. While influencer marketing has many benefits, brands risk an influencer marketing crisis if an influencer falls out of favor with their audience or turns on your brand. Being prepared to deal with crises is the only way to go into these partnerships.
The way brands can enter the market today and make their way to the top has changed significantly with the emergence of social media. Influencer marketing has become a go-to strategy for young brands. Fitness food expert Foodspring, sustainable watches vendor Kerbholz, and jewelry brand Melou are shining examples of companies using influencer marketing to launch successful e-commerce brands.
Bernard Koomson, Global Influencer Marketing Manager at Zalando and leader of influencer marketing shares his expertise and valuable influencer marketing insights with InfluencerDB. Ariel Dekovic, Global Communication Manager at InfluencerDB talks with him about the stage of influencer marketing, its strategies, opportunities, limitations, and its future.
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.
Likes, comments, engagement rates, growth rates, website traffic… do you sometimes feel lost in the maze of influencer marketing metrics, unable to find a path to your desired goal? Influencer marketing is growing up so quickly that marketers often struggle to set a course through this rapidly changing field.
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When speaking with our brand partners, we constantly hear that brands find themselves struggling with getting into the influencer marketing game. Are influencer marketing agencies one way influencer marketing novices can break in? And how can brands identify the perfect-fit influencer marketing agency?
This year's Olympics have been hit hard by athletes trying to boost their performance through drug use. All of Russia's athletes are competing under a generic white flag because the Russian team was banned over its intricate doping program. We see the same kind of deception happening in the field of influencer marketing - when accounts buy Instagram likes.
Why are reality TV shows like GNTM and ANTM of interest to social media and influencer marketers? The answer is easy: Many of the contestants gain an enormous fan base during the show and become huge social media influencers afterwards. This makes them a great match for brands looking for cooperations with well-known influencers. But which out of all the participants are the best choice for a cooperation?
When I started writing this blog post on KOLs and influencers in marketing, I immediately thought of doctors and dentists. Do you remember those TV commercials for toothpaste that featured a wise-looking grandfatherly man in a white coat smiling at you with his shiny teeth and explaining how only Colgate reduces your plaque by up to 98%? Whether or not the dentist influenced my buying decision, I never questioned his assertions because of his expertise -- he must know what he was talking about because he was a dentist.