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Using Influencers to Gain Engagement for Your Events

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Social media influencers are having a moment right now! It’s a cultural movement; and here’s why you should be a part of it.

Influencer partnerships are becoming increasingly popular in the world of marketing. And it makes sense why! They allow brands to reach out to their target audiences in an authentic and engaging way. Simply put, brands can leverage the “influence” of an influencer to promote their products and services.

Through these influencer partnerships, brands can tap into the trust that influencers have built with their followers over time. This allows them to create more meaningful relationships with their target audience and increase brand awareness. It also gives brands access to a wide range of content ideas that they can use for their campaigns. Half of the battle in marketing is creating that synergy between brand and consumer, so tapping into the already existing synergy between influencer and consumer can really pay off for you.

Building a long-term relationship with influencers

Many businesses want to build strong relationships with social media influencers. After all, they have the power to spread your message and help you reach a much larger audience than you could on your own. But building and maintaining these relationships takes time, effort, and creative thinking.

It’s not enough to just send an email or DM asking for a favor. You need to create an event marketing strategy that will help you build long-term relationships with social media influencers. This could include using specific tactics such as offering incentives or providing exclusive content that they can share with their followers. With the right strategy in place, you can establish meaningful relationships that last for years!

Having a reciprocal nature to the partnership

Just like dating someone, you’ll need to find the right fit for you and for them. It is important to understand that building a long-term relationship with influencers requires effort from both sides. 

Once you have established relationships with the right influencers, it’s important to keep up the momentum by regularly interacting with them, responding to their posts, and providing them with exclusive content. That’s how you make long-term relationships with social media influencers a reality!

Avoiding a transactional relationship

When you are working with influencers, content creators, or just anyone who is recognizable or well-known, you need to understand who they are. What do they want? What do they NOT want? What are their likes and dislikes? If you can do this, you can integrate them in a more organic and authentic way!

Think of it as getting to know your audience. Because your influencer relationships are connecting you to your audience in a very emotional and real way, you’ll need to ensure that they are taking your brand to the right place and in the right way. It’ll save you both time and money to invest in the relationship early on.

You have to remember: people like people. We all prefer that human connection and this business-to-influencer relationship is no different. Keep it human and real!

Creating value-driven, authentic partnerships

Two entities can work together even if they aren’t completely in sync. But when both members of the partnership share the same values, things really take off! That’s where the long-term magic happens. Make shared values your #1 criteria in your search for a good fit. It’ll make all your decisions easier and take the work out of advertising and gaining visibility in the future.

When the relationship is authentic between the creator and the product, it doesn’t feel like an advertisement. It feels like good advice from a friend. We have all felt the difference, haven’t we?

Brands can forget this crucial piece, but it’s so important to partner with creators who give honest product reviews and only promote content they believe in (and is a good fit for their audience). When celebrity influencers promote products they don’t use, they will be turned off to the brand rather than the influencer. That’s why it’s so important to start with the same values and let the rest speak for itself!

Time to make the magic happen

Don’t knock it until you try it! Tapping into the power of social media influencers can be a very, very effective way for brands to reach out to potential customers and build strong relationships with them.

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