Who are Social Media Influencers
A hot topic in the digital marketing industry is none other than Social Media Influencers. So who are they? What do they do? How can we determine the right influencer for our client's brand? Why in the world should you care? These are all very valid and important distinguishing questions a professional looking to leverage the power of social influence should be asking, but the real questions become - who do you trust to deliver the results you need?
Social Media influencers are people who have a vast audience of social followers. Similar to an HSN type of influence where the television network would bring together great personality hosts and push a product on national television as a sales channel, social influencers have learned to leverage their own social channels. Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, etc and the like to harness the loyal following to buy a suggested or recommend product or service.
Very often, social media users seek out popular accounts or communities to help offer helpful insights or information that may not be privy to the mass market. Social influencers play a very active role in guiding some online consumers in their decision making when it comes to which brands to use and which to avoid.
When looking to hire a company to tap into the power of social influence, here are some really important tips you should consider and some golden rules we, the TFM team, look for when bringing our clients together with our social media influencer community leaders:
1. We take the time to examine the followers, thoroughly. We make sure the influencers are not biased or one-sided on any particular issue that may compromise your brand's identity.
2. We look at their engagement. We make sure their posts generate real audience comments or engagement.
3. Verified authenticity of accounts. We have some of the most powerful software and tools to find the most authentic and genuinely influential leaders in the social media influencer world in real time.