Monday, June 9, 2014

4 Tips to Boost Your Influencer Marketing

With everything always changing and evolving, it can be difficult to stay on top of the changes to maintain the best marketing strategy. What's trending this month will fade away next month. Methods that were effective this week, will fail next week. However, if you practice influencer marketing, you're more likely to stay ahead with your marketing strategy. But, what is influencer marketing?

Influencer marketing involves targeting a very specific group of individuals, versus targeting everyone as a whole. However, in order to succeed with influencer marketing, you need to know who you're targeting and how to reach them. These 4 tips will boost your influencer marketing and help you withstand the changes in the marketing industry.

Get to know your audience
Before you can implement any marketing strategy, you really need to get to know who you're targeting. You need to get inside the heads of your audience to understand what will appeal to them, what they want, and what they need.

Reaching your audience
After you understand who you'll be targeting, you need to plan a course of action to begin engaging them. This involves more than the content you'll use to reach them and networking platforms. You also need to figure out the tone of voice you'll use to reach them. Next, plan out the content you'll use and the marketing channels to reach them. For example, will you be serious or funny? Will you use blog posts or videos?

Pay attention
In order to stay ahead of the game, you also need to pay attention to what your audience or influencers are talking about to take advantage of engagement opportunities. It's all about timing and you don't want to miss an opportunity by not paying attention to what your audience is discussing.

Get involved
We all know it's important to to make our followers feel special and important. This is even more true with influencer marketing. You need to reach out to people directly, not just the group as a whole. In order to achieve this, you need to be using the right tools and marketing platforms. While doing so, you need to maintain your engagement. It's not a once a month deal. You need to communicate with your followers regularly, and then stay on top of it.

When you're trying to boost your influence marketing, it's a great idea to use analytic tools to measure your activity. As marketing can be a lot of trial and error, by monitoring your activity, you're better able to fine tune your strategy to discover what really works.

What tips do you have to boost your influencer marketing?

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