How would you compare Influencer Marketing with digital advertising?
Influencer marketing has a more personalized feel to it with people advertising through word-of-mouth. Whereas digital marketing does not usually advertise through word-of-mouth. Influencers also have more of an impact relative to their audience size than other digital marketing methods do.
Which social platforms do you think will be the most used by influencer marketers in the next 5 years?
How do you currently find relevant and high-quality influencers for your marketing campaigns?
Influencer discovery platforms
How would you decide which influencers to work with?
Track their performance over time
How should brands use Instagram influencers to grow their business? What is your personal experience with Instagram influencing?
I see Instagram influencers playing a vital role in retail marketing and personalized product reviews. Over a long period of time, I would rather work exclusively with specific influencers as they would understand the product better than influencers that I hire on a one-time basis.
What are some common tools and strategies to help grow your presence on Instagram? Are you currently using any tools?
I mainly use Instagram Reels but also find Instagram Shop to be very useful.
Which content categories (i.e. verticals) are likely to become the most popular on Instagram for influencers?
Retail and Product Reviews.
What advice would you give to a new business that wants to gain and grow its paid sponsorships?
Engage micro-influencers as they have a more loyal audience, despite it being smaller.
How do you think Influencer Marketing will grow among small businesses in the near future?
I think Instagram will become more popular for influencers and small businesses alike. I think that small businesses will benefit greatly from creating their own profiles, creating their own great content and then using influencers to further promote their Instagram presence.
How do you currently collaborate with and pay Instagram influencers? Name any tools and strategies that you use.
I find my influencers through manual searches on Instagram, and payments are done through bank transfers.