Whether we want to or not most of us will have come face to face, or face to phone, with a piece of influencer marketing today. If you’re an avid social media user you’ll have become accustomed to picking out sponsored content, but if you’re not so influencer savvy you might need some guidance on what exactly influencer marketing is and how to spot it.
Influencer marketing takes the age-old celebrity endorsement and brings it into the 21st century. Influencers aren’t limited to simply the rich and the famous, they can be anyone, anywhere who has an established following. In simple terms, it’s getting an advocate to shout about your brand rather than doing so yourself. In a content driven world, brands will approach influencers and ask them to collaborate on promoting anything from a campaign, competition or product. This collaboration will include a variety of content on one or all of the influencer’s social media channels.