Marketers may be familiar with an influencer campaign but what often goes unnoticed are the efforts in development, planning, and execution of a successful campaign. In the first of our multi-part series entitled “Managing an Influencer Campaign,” we will explore ideation as one component of effective influencer activations.
What is Ideation?
“Many marketers are digging their own graves by being boring. The only way out of the grave is to stop being part of the herd, and be remarkable.” -Seth Godin
In his book, Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, Godin underscores the importance of innovative thinking and “being remarkable.” This process begins with inspired ideas, known as ideation. At the heart of every influencer campaign is ideation. Trending Family is a digital agency focused on fresh, authentic ideas. Campaigns grow from underlying ideas that spark interest and inspire consumers. For brands to create business opportunities, these ideas must bolster a brand’s mission.
“Your brand is a story unfolding across all customer touch points.” –Jonah Sachs
Breakthrough ideas often arrive when focus shifts beyond a brand’s products/services to customers and their journey. How are they affected by our message? In what ways can we inspire them? These questions are crucial to the ideation phase of an influencer campaign.
Campaign ideation can be as simple as brainstorming content for an influencer to share on their social platforms or as complex as curating an ingredient challenge for video influencers (e.g. our Tabasco 10 Influencer Campaign). The scope of the campaign depends on the brand’s goals, KPIs, consumer demographic, and budget for the social activation.
Understanding Your Campaign
Trending Family understands the mandatory components to successful campaigns. We take time to understand a brand’s mission and objectives and ensure they are integrated in all influencer marketing messaging. Through our expertise in video and deep knowledge of varied social platforms, we launch unique campaigns that move the needle.
Trending Family manages influencer campaigns from start to finish. This includes campaign ideation, all communication with the influencers, timely posting of all content, optimizing paid media across social platforms, post-campaign metrics, and much more. We ensure the entire process runs smoothly so your brand or agency doesn’t have to deal with any cumbersome logistics.
Whether your brand’s goals are brand awareness, sales, engagement, customer acquisition, UGC, or expanding social influence, Trending Family creates innovative ideas to drive results. For assistance managing your next influencer campaign, contact Trending Family today!
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