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Influencer Marketing: 6 Types of Influencers

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Influencer-Marketing--6-Types-of-Influencers-700Social media influencers have become a very important part of online marketing and consumer outreach. With audiences often numbering in the six figures and beyond powerful social media influences can drive a large amount of traffic to a company’s website. However, not all social media influencers are the same. Furthermore, a company can’t expect each influencers’ audience to react in the same way. Here is a brief profile of two types of influencers a company may encounter.

The Expert

The Expert favors both video and written content where they can go into detail about their favorite topic. They use of personal expertise and in many cases industry connections to create material that backed by facts and details. They’re considered respectable by their fans and noted as experts in their area of interest. Experts focus on a variety of topics from lifestyle to technology. No matter the topic they’ll approach it with a transparency of facts. As well as a focus on various material items, be it cars, cell phones, or fashion.

The Entertainer

An entertainer favors videos and pictures on their platform. Entertainers are there to entertain with a focus on personal daily activities. Thus their topics typically include pop culture, their personal lives, video games, personal views, and entertainment. As well as other trends as common sources of content. Very individualistic and funny types Entertainers often inspire very loyal fanbases.

Check out this infographic from tobbesocial.de to learn about the different types of influencers.

 

10 Influencer Marketing Strategies You Should Know [Gifographic]

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10-Influencer-Marketing-Strategies-You-Should-Know-j-01_01Influencers are people who can convince others to buy a product or service because of the number of followers they have.

For an entrepreneur like you, this is great news. You can tap influencers for influencer marketing in order to reach more people. Here’s how:

Takeover

Let your chosen influencers post on your brand’s social media accounts for a limited period of time, from a day to a couple of weeks. It’s a good way to generate fresh content without doing it yourself and to get more followers by the bulk.

Guest posts

If you’re not ready to let someone else take over your brand’s accounts, you can do the next best thing: Get influencers to write guest posts and publish it on your site. Or you can do it the other way around by writing a guest post on their sites.

Freebies

Instead of paying influencers, send them freebies of your products or services instead. In return, ask them to make reviews and publish them on their own accounts. This arrangement is called an exchange deal (or ex-deal for short).

These are just a few strategies you can use when partnering with influencers. Other techniques may work better depending on the kind of campaigns you’re running and the goals you’re targeting.

Our hat is off to Grin.co for this gifographic.

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