Instagram is once again making headlines in the influencer marketing industry with the announcement of new features to help brands and influencers execute and measure their paid partnerships on the platform. Instagram is considered the top network for influencer marketing so any update to the platform is significant, especially when it directly relates to how brands activate influencer campaigns.
When executed correctly, influencer marketing is an extremely valuable tactic. More and more brands are seeing great results from their investments to build authentic connections with their audience. This tactic is most effective when marketers make an effort to partner with influencers they can trust and who have established trust with their own audience.
Whether it’s controversy from an influencer, or different approaches to vetting, influencer vetting has been making headlines recently. As marketers continue to increase their investment into influencer marketing, more are understanding the right and wrong ways to engage their audiences and the importance of proper vetting.
We’ve had plenty of conversations with marketers who have made attempts at leveraging influencer marketing for their brand. There is an obvious appeal to partnering with tastemakers who have built trust with their audiences. Enabling them to share your brand’s story is a smart way to connect with these key audiences.
But putting this into practice is often easier said than done.
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