Nearly a quarter century ago, Bill Gates declared, “Content is King.” As played-out as his message may sound, it is perhaps truer today than it was in 1996. Though Gates correctly foresaw the rise of Internet advertising, he couldn’t have predicted the landscape we now find ourselves in – a world of ad-blockers, spam filters, and pop-up killers. As brands struggle to get their message in front of increasingly ad-weary consumers, providing useful, engaging content has become nearly the only way to break through.
Still, no matter how well-crafted brand-created content is, keeping it fresh, and most importantly, getting it noticed can be a challenge. Influencer marketing provides a unique opportunity to grab the attention of an already engaged audience. Partnering with trusted influencers who represent the values of your brand not only provides you with fresh content to use in your own social media marketing, email newsletters, and online publishing but also amplifies your message by pushing it out to the very people you are trying to reach.
Influencer-created content has a wider reach than brand- created content is also more effective. In fact, 92% of consumers trust influencer recommendations more than brand advertising or celebrity endorsements. Moreover, 53% of women recently made purchases as a direct result of influencer posts.
For eons, word-of-mouth advertising has been the most effective form of marketing. People trust people. Our relationships shape our behavior, and it’s becoming less and less important whether those relationships are face-to-face or digital. Good influencer marketing amplifies word-of-mouth advertising by the power of the Internet and social media. An influencer who is engaged with their audience and understands their audience’s needs and preferences can create content perfectly aligned with their tastes and pertinent to their lives.
Content may be king, but today’s consumers demand that it also be authentic and relevant to their lives. They want the right content at the right time, available right where they are – and that’s exactly what influencers deliver.
Tablets and other portable gadgets have undeniably reshaped the media landscape. Mobile devices have become equally as prevalent as TVs in most U.S. households, according to a report from Common Sense Media. “Second-screen” viewing enables people to consume two kinds of content simultaneously, like watching a movie while playing a game or scrolling through social […]
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and there is no shortage of fantastic influencer marketing campaigns for us to appreciate, analyze, and learn from! Team2Moms + DSW Major holidays like Mother’s Day are a perfect opportunity to establish positive brand connotations without the need for overt product placement. Team2Moms shared a touching post with […]
1. Create family-friendly YouTube videos. YouTube is quickly becoming America’s most watched media platform. Today’s parents use it as a source of family entertainment. They’re looking for clean, wholesome videos that are entertaining for both themselves and their children. So, as a brand, you can choose to produce your own content that is safe and […]
STRATEGY PLANNING FAQ Q: How long, from start to finish, does a video influencer campaign take to execute? A: At a minimum: 1-2 months. Here’s the breakdown: Find and select ideal influencers + finalize creative brief (1-2 weeks) Negotiate/execute contracts with influencers (1 week) Influencer video production and editing (1-3 weeks) Brand/legal approval on video draft + […]
Family-friendly content flourished in 2017, with more millennial families than ever turning to YouTube for tips, community, and entertainment. Watch Trending Family’s 2017 highlight reel to see the branded influencer videos that engaged both parents and kids all year long!
Many of our clients are finalizing their 2017 holiday promotion strategies so we thought it would be a good time to share some of our most effective activations from last year. From tech, to retail, to food, we launched engaging social media collaborations, festive videos, and marketing experiences filled with seasonal magic.
Influencer Marketing has quickly evolved into a pivotal tool agencies and brands can use to grow their audiences and sell their products and services.