5 Tips to getting the most out of influencer marketing campaigns

Over the years, influencer marketing has become one of the most popular ways to grow a brand's sales, favorability, and awareness. After all, brands today want to connect with influencers who have built a solid following in their platforms. Loyal audiences trust an influencers advice and opinion and in today's world where almost everyone is already online, influencer marketing has become the norm.

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But getting it right can be quite a challenge too. If your a brand who is looking to work with an influencer, you must understand as well how campaigns work so both of you will reap the results you wanted. Otherwise, you might spend a lot of money and not get a return on your investment. It is important that you find ways to get more out of influencer marketing for less money.

Here are five tips for getting the most out of influencer marketing campaigns.

1. Make sure that select the right influencer and audience.

Before partnering with an influencer, you have to make sure that his or her influence is in line with your brand. You may find someone who has a huge number of a following but is not the right influencer to promote your brand. For instance, if your products and services are all about cars and automobile, it may not be fitting to work with a fashion or food influencer. Make sure to do thorough research on the influencer's profile and target audience. Moreover, it is also important to check the brand identity and personality of the influencer.

2. Know what social media platform can give you the most return.

Each social media platform is unique. They may feel similar but each of them has different strengths and function. For example, Instagram is a platform for building a loyal following with images. Youtube is for content creation through videos. Facebook is for widespread sharing mostly of short-form video content. When you know which platform is more effective for your campaign first-hand, you will be able to strategize it well.

3. Strike a balance.

Once you found the right influencer, your job is to provide as much information about your brand since you are the one who knows it better. And once you have done that, let the influencer do their thing. It's their expertise after all. Set guidelines but let them do their work in their creative way.

4. Promote your influencer campaign.

In order to reach a wider audience, other than your influencer's following, promote the campaign in an organic way and it will benefit both your brand and the influencer.

5. Make sure to track your progress.

The only way to see if your campaign is successful is if you keep track of your performance. Make sure to check and assess your progress and determine what you can do to improve it and make it better. This is also a wise move so you will have lessons and apply it to your next campaigns. That way, you already have a template for your next possible campaigns.

About Gaurav Tiwari

Gaurav Tiwari is a blogger, influencer and designer with expertise in brand regeneration and growth hacking. He is the co-founder of Gatilab, a successful digital agency focused on content and design.