Utilizing content creators and influencers is one of the most effective ways to market your business via social media. However, just a few wrong moves can break your entire marketing campaign and possibly tarnish your reputation for future influencer collaborations. Creating positive relationships with influencers is key when running a successful campaign. Today we’re sharing a few tips that can build a strong, long-lasting relationship that benefits both parties.
Do Your Research
One of the biggest mistakes people make is starting off the relationship with a generic message or greeting. Take a few moments to find the creator’s name rather than just greeting them with “Dear Creator” or their handle. It is also important to make sure the creator actually fits the brand. If you specialize in gaming, an influencer who focuses on makeup isn’t going to work no matter how large his or her reach.
Allow the Influencer Some Creative Freedom
Mutual respect goes a long way. There is a reason you reached out to this specific creator. You should allow them to have a little freedom with how they promote your product. They have created a community among their followers and that community will know if what they are saying is genuine. Remaining open to collaboration with your creators will allow them to reach their audience in a way that continues the trust they have already established.
Once you have signed the influencer up for your campaign, the communication shouldn’t stop there. Keeping the lines of communication open is important so that the influencers can fine tune their approach to their audience. They may have questions along the way or have a new idea to promote that needs your sign off to implement. Remaining available to them for these things will only improve your ROI through the campaign.
You’ve heard the saying “Happy wife, happy life.” Well, the same goes for creators. Mutual respect and collaboration goes a long way when it comes to a successful influencer marketing campaign. Let us show you how easy it is to implement and manage your next influencer marketing campaign.