Walk into nearly any marketing meeting, and you’ll probably to hear a reference to “influencers.”
Many marketers want to know: How can we get social media users with large, engaged followings to tout our brand?
Influencer marketing has become the go-to method for getting some of todays’ top social media users to rave about your organization (or at least cast it in a positive light).
A recent TapInfluence study reported that the strategy works. On average, influencer marketing yields 11 times greater return on investment than traditional digital marketing methods.
A recent Twitter study backs that up: Forty percent of respondents in its study said they’ve purchased an item online after seeing an “influencer” use it on a social platform.
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Engaging with social media powerhouse users is not a one-size-fits-all activity. To help brand managers, Digital Authority produced a series of infographics around this topic to help marketers understand types of brand “influencers”:
The company also provided a guide to understanding the types of influential social media users your organization should target and work with:
Once you’ve figured out whom you should work with, make sure you choose the right strategy to interact and partner with them. Follow this infographic to do just that:
How have you worked with powerful social media users, Ragan readers?