As the world emerges from the pandemic and the aftermath left in its wake, influencer marketing, not unlike a vast majority of industries, will find itself changed. As people were forced to rely on virtual instead of in-person experiences and spent more time on social networks instead of in-person events and meetings, influencer marketing suddenly found itself at the forefront of an opportunity for brands to reach consumers through social media in meaningful and authentic
You come across a social media profile with a higher than average follower count, thousands of likes, and previous brand partnership experience – trick or treat? With the number of influencer marketing campaigns continuing to rise, it’s not too uncommon for brands to fall victim to the deceit of such accounts with fake followers and an inauthentic audience. According to the Influencer Marketing Hub: Influencer marketing is set to grow to approximately $9.7B in 2020.