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Successful eCommerce Influencer Marketing Campaigns

September 14, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Successful eCommerce Influencer Marketing Campaigns”

2020 is a flourishing time for the eCommerce industry. The outbreak of Covid-19 in the beginning of 2020 has shifted consumer buying behaviour from offline to online shopping and accelerated the growth of the eCommerce industry. With more and more businesses joining this attractive market, brands need a powerful marketing strategy to differentiate themselves from the rest, build loyal customer relationships and drive sales and traffic for their sites.

It’s no secret that Influencer marketing is a powerful marketing strategy to help brands obtain valuable leads. There are various advantages when brands partner with social media influencers, including the ability to capture attention and build trust among their followers. In fact, a lot of eCommerce players have made significant investments in influencer marketing to expand their reach to online customers and establish dominance in this highly competitive market. 

In this article, let’s take a look into successful influencer marketing campaigns in the eCommerce industry and find out what are some takeaways! 

Shopee

Since its launch in 2015, Shopee has grown into one of Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platforms. 

This year, the platform kickstarted the year-end shopping season with its 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Alongside with a massive line up of deals and promotions, Shopee’s localized influencer marketing strategy achieved considerable success in capturing the preferences of each market country.

For the Singapore market, Shopee Singapore partnered with a huge number of local influencers in different tiers to expand their presence and reach on social media. The brand also announced its partnership with cultural icon Phua Chu Kang – its first brand ambassador for Singapore. This decision marks another milestone for the platform as it continues to build on a hyper-localized approach.

To deepen its engagement with local audiences, Shopee Singapore also partnered with SGAG to spread awareness about a variety of deals and promotions for 9.9 Super Shopping Day.

The 9.9 Super Shopping Day was also a major success in Thailand. Alongside with more than 100 influencer posts on Instagram from the 1st to 11th September, Shopee Philippines attracted huge engagement from redirecting followers on social media to their app. Special highlights include a countdown and live streaming marathon with local celebrities to celebrate the Super Shopping Day. The number of hours spent watching Shopee Live streams increased 3 times from an average day, with 2.5 times more items purchased during live streams. 

At the same time, Shopee Vietnam partnered with famous Vietnamese singers to perform at the countdown party which is shown exclusively on Shopee Live. By focusing their marketing efforts on celebrity endorsement, Shopee was also able to reach a much larger audience in Vietnam.

 

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Takeaway: With the localized marketing campaigns, Shopee was able to engage their local customers and achieved considerable success in their target market. Taking time to learn about your target market and customizing your campaigns is a powerful tactic your platform targets different markets with distinctive needs and purchasing behaviors. 

Tokopedia

It is not surprising that Indonesia is a hot market for eCommerce players as the industry is expected to reach an impressive compound annual growth rate of 34.6 percent by 2021, driven by the use of the internet and a growth in GDP (Gross domestic product). With several big players in the country such as Shopee, Lazada, Bukalapak, Tokopedia found its own way to get their brand noticed.

Unlike many eCommerce players that run their influencer marketing campaigns all year round, Tokopedia’s strategy is to push their marketing effort at the most suitable time. With the outbreak of Covid-19, early 2020 witnessed a surge in online shopping in Indonesia due to social distancing. From March 2020, Tokopedia launched its influencer marketing at scale in a bid of dominating social media in Indonesia in this special period. They partnered with hundreds of Indonesian influencers to promote their platform and spread the word for a variety of promotions such as free shipping, flash sales and cashback to urge customers to shop on their website.

According to our Influencer Marketing Report, Tokopedia was among the most active brands on social media in Indonesia in the first half of 2020. Their hashtags #tokopediabebasongkir (Meaning: Tokopedia free shipping) and #friendsofTokopedia were among the top trending hashtags in Indonesia in 2020. While other players such as Lazada and Shopee also pulled off their marketing campaigns during these times, Tokopedia managed to gain the most attention with their influencer marketing campaigns. 

Takeaway: Tokopedia’s campaign is a good example of choosing the right time to launch their campaign. For startups or small businesses that have limited marketing budgets, it is important to determine the right timing to push your marketing effort so as to stand out against competitors in a crowded market.  

 

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Let’s check out our latest report about influencer trends that happened in Indonesia last month! 1. @tokopedia , one of the largest Indonesian online marketplaces, is the most active brand on social media in Indonesia in March 2020. This brand partnered with a number of local influencers to spread the word for a variety of products and their promotion of free postage to facilitate online shopping in the period of self-isolation. 2. With the outbreak of #Covid19, everybody is encouraged to stay at home as part of the global effort to prevent the virus from spreading. This explains why #dirumahaja (meaning “stay at home”) is the most trending hashtag in Indonesia last month. Next comes #tokopediabebasongkir (meaning “tokopedia free shipping”), and #hypermartxberitasatu , a hashtag used by @hypermart_id , a retail chain in Indonesia, to promote for their items. 3. @fiersabesari and @ofarguchi are the top influencers with the highest engagement in Indonesia last month! With his recent song about embracing and helping other people, Fiersa Besari has captured social media’s attention and received great compliments from his fans. Ofar Guchi came in second with his engaging post promoting for the men supply brand @leaveittosmith . . . . . #affable #influencers #kol #marketingtrend #marketingplatform #influencermarketingplatform #trendanalytics #influencermarketing #socialmediainfluencer #instagraminfluencer #microinfluencers #lifestyle #instagramanalytics

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Tiki

With 35.4 million online shoppers and the growth rate of 30% year-on-year, Vietnam is another attractive eCommerce market in Southeast Asia. Among many influencer marketing campaigns launched by local and foreign players, Tiki, a strong Vietnamese-owned eCommerce platform, managed to stay ahead of the curve with its unique influencer marketing campaign.

Starting from May 2019, Tiki officially launched its campaign “Tiki Di Cung Sao Viet” (Meaning: Tiki with Vietnamese artists). With the purpose of increasing brand awareness via Youtube and reaching out to Millennials and Gen Z consumers, the campaign banked heavily on sponsoring more than 50 music videos produced by popular Vietnamese singers. All the videos have Tiki’s logo in the beginning and scene of Tiki staff delivering a blue gift box to customers. Among the music videos they sponsored, there were 37 videos on Top Youtube Trending and 16 music videos on Top 1 Youtube Trending!

Within a year, Tiki’s blue gift boxes and its brand name appeared in more than 2 billion times, reaching 300-400 million users. According to Tiki’s representative, this campaign is 20 times more effective compared to other regular forms of advertising on this platform. The success of the campaign helped Tiki’s average access reach over 33 million, ranking 2nd nationwide after Shopee in the second quarter of 2019.

 

Takeaway: One of the factors contributing to this campaign’s success is the right choice of social media platform. According to Vietnam Internet Statistics 2019, Youtube was the most active social network in Vietnam in 2019, followed by Facebook and Instagram. While the foreign players such as Shopee and Lazada focus their promotion efforts on Facebook and Instagram, Tiki made the right choice by leveraging Youtube as their main marketing channel. 

Another lesson we can learn from “Tiki Di Cung Sao Viet” is the hidden message behind their campaign. By sponsoring to help Vietnamese artists create high-quality music videos, Tiki claimed its position as a Vietnamese platform in the local eCommerce market. They care about the community and are willing to take action to support its local culture and values.

Zalora

Zalora is a fashion eCommerce platform that has a strong presence in the eCommerce industry in the Southeast Asia market. Part of their marketing success lies in their innovative and dynamic marketing campaigns that successfully engage with young audiences. A typical example of such a strategy is their TikTok Hashtag Challenge to drive awareness and new shoppers during their fashion festival held in Singapore in 2019.

In September 2019, Zalora ran a 6-day hashtag challenge called #Zstylenow. The challenge invited TikTok users to make a “Z” signal with their hands, which would trigger the guise of an instant outfit change. The challenge was spread widely in the TikTok community as it is easy to follow and participants had a chance to show off their fashion styles. The campaign also involved the participation of many hot TikTok influencers such as bunnyleehyorin, jaylyn_shuting. According to TikTok’s report, the challenge garnered over 990k views, 1.1K+ user-generated videos and 19.75% brand takeover CTR.

@jaylyn_shutingJoin ##Zstylenow from 6 Sept to 11 Sept to win $200 worth of Zalora products🔥 ##fashion 加油💕♬ Getaway – CHUNNYT

@karboen##zstylenow ##ZALORAFashionFestival @tiktoksg @zalora 🇸🇬❤️ join and win 200$ worth zalora!♬ Getaway – CHUNNYT

 

Besides driving many app installs and new shoppers, the #Zstylenow challenge succeeded in attracting a lot of people to visit “ZALORA Fashion Festival” and to share the event on TikTok.

Takeaway: Trendjacking is the recipe behind Zalora’s successful campaign. Back in 2019, when there were not many brands in Southeast Asia paying attention to TikTok, Zalora was among the first brands to adopt the TikTok Hashtag Challenge. The ability to spot and quickly adapt to new trends has helped Zalora become a popular eCommerce platform, especially among young consumers. It is important for brands to anticipate and quickly respond to new trends in order to engage and generate conversations with online audiences. 

As Instagram has recently released its newest feature, IG reels, check out How Is It Different From TikTok and How Brands Can Run Successful Campaigns with It.

Bonus: Taobao Live

One of the most effective ways to enhance a customer’s shopping experience is live-streaming. While most of the live-streaming platforms these days focus on game and entertainment, the integration of eCommerce and livestream has already become a hit in China a few years ago.

In 2016, Alibaba officially launched its eCommerce live-streaming channel Taobao Live. In the next 3 years, Taobao Live became a hit with a rapid increase in the number of users and revenue. According to Taobao’s representative, in 2019, there were 60,000 live-stream shows hosted daily by Taobao influencers or Taobao shop owners. One of the hottest influencer partnerships ever seen on Taobao Live is the collaboration between Viya Huang and Kim Kardashian.  

Last year, American media personality Kim Kardashian partnered with Viya Huang, Chinese’s top Taobao live-streamer, to introduce her beauty brand KKW Fragrance to the Chinese market. All 15,000 bottles were sold out within minutes of live streaming, according to the Alibaba report. 

 

In the future, live-streaming will continue thriving in China with the entry of new platforms such as Red Live-streaming, Kuaishou (Kwai), the second hottest video app in China, and WeChat. 

At the moment, Amazon has decided to enter the live streaming space with the launch of Amazon Live as live streaming is an effective way of enhancing online shopping experience. Facebook is also currently trialing its new feature, Facebook Marketplace Community, which enables merchants to sell items on a live-stream. With that in mind, live commerce is definitely an emerging trend we can expect to change the landscape of the world’s retail industry in the future.

 

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Influencer Marketing For Tech Brands

September 8, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Influencer Marketing For Tech Brands”

Nowadays, more and more tech brands are collaborating with social media influencers to promote their products. They are looking for influencers who can help them reach out to their target customers, engage with them and create content that impacts the buyer journey. Below are various reasons why influencer marketing is such a powerful tool for tech brands:

  • Promoting products in a new and engaging way
  • Increasing brand awareness and extending reach to potential customers
  • Improving SEO with backlinks
  • Getting instant results

Adding the face of a well-known influencer is a great way to boost sales and create a campaign that can resonate with the audiences. Check out how tech brands can collaborate with social media influencers to get the most out of influencer marketing campaigns!

Giving Promo Codes and Links

Giving discounts using promo codes is a great way to tickle the fancy of the audience whilst measuring the effectiveness of your influencer campaign. @servmy, a mobile platform that provides a one-stop vehicle management experience, partnered with a number of Malaysian influencers to spread the word for its car service using personalized promo codes such as “NAFISZ10”, YUKIDANCE10, “WCC10”. Links are also placed in the influencer’s captions and Instagram biography to make it more convenient to download the app.

 

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🚗🛠 Don’t like going to the workshop? Want mechanics will come to your doorstep or anywhere you want for your car maintenance? . I think I found something useful for all car owners! Have you guys heard of an app called SERV by @servmy? I just discovered it & it made my life A LOT easier! ⚙️ . The SERV App offers a “service on the go” features like grabcar / foodpanda but SERV deploys MECHANICS to you! 👨🏻‍🔧 . SERV App also provides accident assistance contact in case of breakdowns and also can battery change nationwide! I could even renew my car insurance and road tax using a few clicks.. . Not only that, once the service is done, all the details of the car’s health will be recorded in the SERV App. This will give you the ability to have full control/information about your car! . So easy and convenient! Dah tak payah risau cari bengkel / harap my dad to settle my car dah, I can do it myself now. Im a big boy now 😅 haha . I have more good news! For those yang nak try the SERV app, use my promo code ‘NAFISZ10’ to get RM10 rebate . Promotion is only available for 1 month je okay? . So hurry up & install SERV now at serv.my/mobile.html . Seriously… You won’t regret it! 👍🏻 . #SERVdulu #SERVkanpayungsebelumhujan

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Guess how many times did my car breakdown while I’m in the middle of driving this year? 🙈 ( Got scolded by my dad every time when it happen haha ) – But now with @servmy main feature “Service-On-The-Go”, where their mechanic can come to the rescue anywhere 💪🏼 Book at least 1 day before and they’ll be there! Use code “YUKIDANCE10” to enjoy RM10 off ! – The App also provides accident assistance contact in case of breakdowns and also can battery change nationwide! I could even renew my car insurance and road tax using a few clicks. How convenient ! – Fast Fast download the app lo at serv.my/mobile.html or click on @servmy bio ⬇️ Don’t wait till your car breakdown like me only download 😂 ! – Regular car maintenance is a must 🔧 It’s important to maintain our car health than repairing car breakdowns ! #SERVdulu #SERVkanpayungsenbelumhujan

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In a short post promoting @paymayaofficial, Filipino actress @bernardokath encouraged her followers to download this e-wallet app for contactless transactions and use her referral code “PAYMAYAKATHNIEL” when they register. Using referral codes is another way for tech brands to track the performance of influencers and receive instant results (increase in the number of app downloads), without giving away any discounts. 

Collaborating with micro-influencers 

Working with micro-influencers is a powerful marketing strategy, especially for tech brands that want to get their products noticed without spending huge money on influencer marketing. 

Snapask, a mobile app that helps students get personalized learning help from online tutors, is one of the tech brands that has invested heavily in influencer marketing. Marketing to parents, @snapasksg partnered with a number of parenting influencers in Singapore to feature their products such as @princessezyt, @belandbray, @jauzchen. They are all micro-influencers with high engagement rates and a diverse follower base from ASEAN countries. Before getting into partnership with influencers, make sure they are a good fit for your brand.

Check out our comprehensive list of Top Micro-influencers in Southeast Asia to discover engaging micro-influencers to partner within your niche.

 

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🇸🇬Count on me Singapore!🇸🇬 For your kids’ homework? You can count on @snapasksg app!!! . . Ever since I was introduced to @snapasksg app, there has been no turning back! It is literally to me, a life savior! . . It all starts with a question, “Rhy, have you done your homework?” and I am supposed to turn into a professional teacher immediately 😂. Or “Mummy, do you know how to solve this question?” and I need to suddenly become the “know everything” mum 😅. . . Fret not! With @snapasksg, all you need to do is to press a few buttons and viola, you will have someone to “teach” your kids or “solve” the problem almost immediately 🙌🏻. Confirmed one of the app that I used most frequently on a monthly basis 🤣. . . Since August is a month of celebration for our nation, the National Day special discount is still ongoing! . . 🇸🇬Unlimited Advance Package is now $155.00 only! (U.P $168.98) 🇸🇬30 Sessions Package is now $55. (U.P $68.98) . . Hurry, don’t miss out on the good deals and let’s support local 👍🏻. Check out @snapasksg NOW❣️ . . #snapasksg #whyschool2020 #educationsg #sgparenting #sgig #igsg #sgmummies #sp #sgfaves . . #clozette #discoverunder4k #sgmummy #mummysg #sgmums #sgmoms #sgparent #aug20twenty23 #sg_influencers #sgfamily #sgparenthood #sgparents #sgmummyblogger #koolsunz #sginstagram #momof3

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More #redandwhite with @snapasksg! 💟 . Bel told me one day some of her classmates are still not using @snapasksg which I found unbelievable so she asked me to share with y’all again! . We are so close to the exams now, so make the best out of《Majulah! Snapask》packages! From now till end of August, @snapasksg 30 Sessions Pack is $55 (U.P.$68.98) and Unlimited Advance Package is $155.00 (U.P.$168.98)! . Bel also shared with me that those of her classmates who tried @snapasksg were thankful to her too for introducing this useful app! After all, you can download the @snapasksg app for a FREE trial and then decide later whether you want more? FFF though, don’t forget the promos above finishes end August!! . . #snapasksg #whyschool2020 #educationsg #sgparenting #sgig #igsg #sgmummies #sgfaves #sp

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Still in that National Day holiday mood with @snapasksg 🇸🇬 ! . To celebrate our Nation’s 55th Birthday, @snapasksg, the phenomenal global learning and tutoring app trusted by more than 3 million students is now having a National Day promotion! . 👉 Sign up for their Snapask 30 Sessions Pack for only $55.00! (Original price at $68.98) Or go unlimited for @snapasksg Unlimited Advance Package to ask all the questions you need answered anytime, anywhere at only $155.00/month (Original $168.98). . Join us and over 3 million students in A Better Way to Learn with @snapasksg! Just Snap and Ask! 😉👍⭐ . . #snapasksg #whyschool2020 #educationsg #sgparenting #sgig #igsg #sgfaves #sp

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Showing people how to use your app

With video content being the king of content marketing, why not make a short video showing how quick and easy it is to install and use your app? Last month, @damogo_id, a mobile app solution to help reduce food waste, collaborated with micro-influencer @wimboprakoso to show how to use the app step-by-step. The video was short, concise and engaging to watch, gaining over 2000 views. 

Besides posting videos on Instagram, tech brands can level up the game by collaborating with TikTok influencers to create viral videos. Another exciting alternative is to try out and adopt Instagram’s newest feature, IG Reels in your campaigns!

 

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Guys! Tau ga kalo skg sudah ada aplikasi yg punya visi untuk mengurangi sampah dan limbah makanan atau biasa kita sebut Food Waste? Mengurangi stock makanan yg berlebih di resto atau cafe dgn menjual dgn harga 30 – 90% LEBIH MURAH! . eeeeiiitttss, @damogo_id bukan berati yg dijual makan sisa ya guys, FRESH FOOD! Mulai dr makanan jadi, sayur, & buah fresh. Metode pembayarannya juga mudah ga ribet kok! Kalian bisa download aplikasi ini di App Store & Playstore dgn link bit.ly/DamoGo . Ohya sementara masih hanya beroperasi di daaerah #Yogyakarta ya! Yuk, kita sama-sama rescue food bareng DamoGo!👍🏽 . #damogo #foodtech #foodwaste #waste #wastemanagement #playstore #appstore #download #unduh #rescuefood #aplikasi #orderonline #sampahmakanan #makan #makanan #jajan #minum #minuman #sayur #buah #vegetable

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If your app is easy to use, a short post introducing the app and its features is also good to go. The secret to capture social media’s attention without using video is to come up with stunning pictures showcasing how convenient and simple it is to use the app. Promotional posts from @ronnycakes and @coffee.and.crayons_ are two typical examples of this type of content.

Sharing a Good Deal

If you’re going to offer a good deal to your customers, make sure you spread it as widely as possible so you can raise your brand awareness. Last June, transgender beauty influencer @mskataluna made a shoutout for the dating app Fiori and a chance to win $5000. As Fiori is known as a dating app for transgenders and non-binary people, partnering with @mskataluna was a smart move to get their new app noticed by the transgender community. 

Another example comes from the partnership between foodie app @chopesg and @_shixuanxuan, when the influencer urged the audiences to order food from Chope to receive discount vouchers.

 

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Giving my day the boost it needs at @engscharsiew_bugiscube . But the best part? I saved $3.50 here because I bought discounted vouchers from ChopeDeals (@chopesg)! . . I had a go at their small dry wantan mee and the noodles serving is so big its so worth the money! I especially loved their boiled wantan which has umami that literally MELTS in my mouth. OMGOSH! 🤯 . My friends and I especially enjoyed our dining experience there because the uncle owners were so friendly and hospitable we would definitely return again just for their service! ☺️ If you’re constantly on a struggle to find a nice meal under a tight budget, you should totally check out ChopeDeals. They have many dining deals under $15, suitable for everyday meals! 🤑 #ChopeSG #ChopeDealsSG #sp

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Unboxing your products

Unboxing videos are easy to make and also engaging to watch. Nowadays, most unboxing videos are about beauty or high-tech products, however other brands with tangible products can follow this trend too! Last May, @rhomedal_aquino uploaded a part of his unboxing video on IG, in which he is folding the Samsung phone. This 15s video received more than 4k views and lots of comments from his followers, mostly expressing their surprises and complimenting this feature.

If your products are complicated or have many features, you can focus on showing off the most outstanding feature or show the audience how to use your product step-by-step (unboxing Google Nest Mini is an example). Following this, your unboxing videos will be able to give much more insight and value to the audience over a simple reaction video. 

 

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#unboxing #galaxyfold Ceritanya… . . Potongan video lama dr youtube gw 😁 Link in bio

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No matter what industry your brand is operating in, you can always collaborate with social media influencers to enhance your online presence and promote your products in an exciting way. Ready to get a headstart in influencer marketing? Reach out to us for more information or request a demo to find out how to run a successful influencer campaign!

 

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4 LESSONS LEARNT FROM INFLUENCER MARKETING FAILURES

September 1, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “4 LESSONS LEARNT FROM INFLUENCER MARKETING FAILURES”

Nowadays, influencer marketing has become one of the core strategies of digital marketing. Collaborating with the right influencers allows brands to reach out to their target audiences, increase brand awareness and drive purchasing decisions. However, not all influencer campaigns are rainbows and sunshine. Some of them involved errors and controversy, ended up causing more damage than good

In this article, we’re going to analyze some of the influencer marketing failures and unpack the lessons so brands can avoid making such mistakes in their future marketing campaigns.

Pepsi & Kendall Jenner

In April 2017, the global drink company Pepsi released an ad starring famous model Kendall Jenner. In the 2:48 ad, Jenner was being photographed when she happened to notice a protest march happening on the street. After a few eye contacts with the protestors, she decides to join the protest, before walking up to a police officer and offering him a cold Pepsi. When the officer drinks it, the crowd goes wild and the ad ends with everyone applauding, cheering and hugging each other.

The ad went viral after less than 24 hours, but not in an expected way. Receiving massive backlash from audiences, the beverage giant was claimed to be mocking a serious political issue by solving it with a can of soda! Besides, the ad seemed to show the exact opposite of what could happen if someone tries to approach a policeman in the protest! 

 

Among those who criticized Pepsi was Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. She wrote a sarcastic tweet in response to the ad: “If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi.” The tweet had 144k retweets and over 260k likes! Facing a lot of pressure, Pepsi decided to remove the ad and wrote a tweet to apologize publicly.


Takeaway: Targeting social or political issues in an advertisement is a risky strategy that could result in backlash and boycott if it isn’t done right. While it’s important for brands to stand up for a cause and deliver an ad that inspires, brands should be conscious of possible reactions from the audience and carefully consider whether the risk is worth taking.

BooTea and Adidas

The following examples of influencer marketing campaigns showcase how influencers should not endorse a product online!   

BooTea, a popular health and detox brand, made an epic mistake when they partnered with famous influencer Scott Disick. When promoting BooTea Shakes to his 23M followers, Scott Disick made a direct “copy and paste” of the instructions given by the marketing team by accident. Here’s what he posted as his caption: 

“Here you go, at 4pm est, write the below. Caption: Keep up with the summer workout routine with my morning @booteuk protein shake!”

Upon noticing the mistake, he quickly deleted the post but not before others have seen it, captured it in the form of a screenshot and shared it all over the internet!


You might be surprised to know that Scott is not the only one who committed this type of mistake. Supermodel Naomi Campbell also copied the exact instructions given by the brand and used it as a caption for her photo promoting a new pair of @adidasoriginals

Mashable made an interesting point when they questioned if this error is truly an accident or a trick to bring more attention to the brand. Whether such mistakes are intentional or not, we might all agree that posts like this would add zero or very little positive value to the brand’s image. 

Take away: While many people blame the influencers for being too careless, brands may need to share their responsibility in these failures, too. The desire to make the most out of influencers can result in influencers promoting products in an inauthentic or unnatural way. That’s why it is essential for brands to form a good relationship with influencers and make them love their products before advertising. In the end, the audiences will only trust your brands if they see the influencers truly enjoy your products and not just promoting it for the sake of monetary benefits.

Adidas and Volvo

In 2017, Kendal Jenner landed herself in trouble again with another controversial ad. She was chosen to be the ambassador for Adidas Originals and was featured in Adidas’s campaign Originals. The ad was beautiful and stunning, yet all people talked about was the mismatch between Adidas and Kendall Jenner. Many people felt that the sportswear giant failed to deliver their message as they worked with a supermodel when they should have cast a real athlete whose story is inspiring and relevant to the brand’s message.  

 

Another example of collaborating with the wrong influencer is the campaign between Volvo and fashion blogger Chriselle Lim. Chriselle is known for producing authentic content and aesthetic pictures featuring her lifestyle, beauty and fashion. This explained why in the post promoting Volvo, Chriselle received mixed reactions from her audience as the product was not a good match to her niche. Comments reflected that her photo looks “fake” and is not aligned with her usual style at all.  

 

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Now that Allen and I are parents we are making more of an effort to live a clean & eco friendly life. And it all starts with the little things such as the products we use everyday. Although we want people to continue #drivingdirty to help save water in California, I’m happy that @VolvoCarsUS is introducing an eco-friendly car wash solution called Consciously Clean. I’m that girl who rarely washes her car (anyone else like me? 🙋🏻), but when I do I cringe by all the toxins that are used and all the water that is wasted. It’s the little things that we do that makes the biggest difference. 🌎 Edited: After seeing all the comments I wanted to clarify… I’m not saying that I’m perfect and live a complete 100% eco friendly life, but since I’ve become a mom I have become more aware of the toxins that we use everyday. I’m only human and striving to become better everyday, and that is the message I wanted to send to you guys. By all means I did not mean that I was perfect..I still have a long ways to go. Thank you for your support and for understanding

Bài viết do Chriselle Lim 🌟 (@chrisellelim) chia sẻ vào

Takeaway: These influencer marketing failures show us that by partnering with the wrong influencers, brands are more likely to confuse their potential customers and invite unnecessary criticism to their campaigns. High follower count is not the ultimate factor for brands to select the right influencers. There are many other factors worth considering such as their suspicious followers, influencer brand’s affinity, audience demographics and so on. Hop over to our blog to discover 4 things that you should look at to pin down the most suitable influencer. 

Huawei Fake Selfie

To prepare for the launch of the newest Nova 3 phone, Huawei partnered with Egypt actress and Influencer Sarah Elshamy in their 30-second ad. The video shows a couple having a great time and using Huawei to capture their beautiful moments. There was no controversy around the ad, not until Elshamy released behind-the-scenes photos, revealing that the selfies taken by Huawei were actually taken by a professional DSLR camera! 

This is actually not the first time Huawei has been caught using DSLR photos as samples of smartphone shots. In 2018, the smartphone brand posted a beautiful picture, showing what could be done with the Leica-engineered dual-cam P9 smartphone, yet the picture was then caught to be taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and a $2,100 lens. 

Source: internet

Take Away: It is understandable for Huawei to use professional equipment to give the best shot, yet it would be nicer if the brand was more honest and advertised products based on what they really can deliver. Making misleading advertisements can badly hurt a brand’s reputation and end up damaging the customer’s trust in that brand. At a time when audiences are seeking more authentic content, transparency and authenticity are the keys to pull off an influencer campaign that resonates with the audiences

Bonus: Huawei & Gal Gadot

Now, this is not an example of influencer marketing failures, but it is still an interesting case worth your attention. In 2018, Gadot became Huawei’s US brand ambassador for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and was featured in their video ad. Later on, she has been caught tweeting about Huawei by using… Twitter for iPhone. This little funny detail was called out by YouTube tech influencer @Marques Brownlee, attracting up to 57k likes and 14.3k retweets and comments in his discovery!

The tweet was soon deleted then replaced with a new one. Explaining the mistake, Gadot told CNET through her publicist that she had a member of her team post the video, and that person used his/her personal device to upload it without noticing the device used would be visible to others. This accident showed that a lot of things can go wrong in an influencer campaign, and the only thing that brands could do is to plan carefully and predict any faults that can possibly happen.

 

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A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TOP MICRO-INFLUENCERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

August 27, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TOP MICRO-INFLUENCERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA”

According to a study conducted by SocialPubli.com, micro-influencers deliver 7X more engagement on Instagram than the average generated by mid, macro, and mega-influencers combined. Despite their modest number of followers, micro-influencers have a well-defined niche and strong influence on their followers’ purchasing decisions. For that reason, more and more brands are partnering with micro-influencers instead of big-name celebrities to provide an authentic touch to their audience and tap into niche communities.

The question is: How can brands partner with the right micro-influencers? With the prominent growth in the number of micro-influencers in 2020, finding the right influencers for your marketing campaigns can be a real problem. Affable is one of the best influencer analytics platforms helping brands to make the right decision based on reliable influencer analytics. By using Affable’s Influencer Discovery, we’ve curated for you top micro-influencers in different niches to partner with in Southeast Asia, let’s dive into it now!

BEAUTY & FASHION MICRO-INFLUENCERS

With more than half of Instagram users made up of females, Beauty and Fashion is one of the most popular influencer niches on Instagram. Makeup tutorials, product reviews, beauty tips and fancy clothes constantly fill the feed. Beauty & fashion influencers never fail to engage their audience with their useful and creative content.  

According to our Instagram influencer analytics, @syahierakhamsan and @nurseryus are the top influencers who attained considerable engagement rates on Instagram (6.5% and 4.6% respectively). While @syahierakhamsan’s popularity lies in her elegant, charming beauty and lovely pictures, @nurseryus grabs the attention of her followers with an artistic IG feed featuring beauty products and beautiful moments in life.

 

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My Beauty, I’ve got it from you! วันแม่ปีนี้ Lancôme ขอมอบของขวัญสุดพิเศษ ถูกใจทั้งคุณแม่และคุณลูก ทุกคำสั่งซื้อ! ONLY AT ROBINSON ONLINE (9-16 AUG): ลด15% (9 AUG only) . . และ Secret โค้ดลดเพิ่มอีก12% (โค้ด: BLG12X) รับเลยทันที ลังโคมชีทมาสก์ 1 แผ่น มูลค่าสูงสุด 600 บาท . . และเมื่อซื้อผลิตภัณฑ์ลังโคมใดๆ ครบ 5,000 บาท รับไปเลย! ผ้าพันคอสุดชิคจาก Lancôme x Vatanika . . #ILoveLancome #LancomeLovesMom #LancomeXVatanika #robinsononline

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@lifnisanders is another beauty & fashion influencer worth your consideration. Based in Indonesia, she managed to stand out in the crowded beauty space with a beautiful Western look and bold makeup style. She received a high engagement rate of 5.5% with over 40k followers mainly from Indonesia, U.S. and Malaysia. 

 

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its a bird its a plane

Bài viết do livjunkie (@lifnisanders) chia sẻ vào

With the rise of male beauty influencers on social media, brands are also taking this opportunity to scale new markets and bring something different in the crowded beauty industry. If you’re looking for a male beauty & fashion influencer, @lucaseelau is the one for you. He has an aesthetically pleasing Instagram page and a record of working with top brands such as @Zaraman, @calvinklein, @versace

Unfamiliar with male beauty influencers? Hop over to our latest blog to discover more about The World of Male Beauty Influencers and how brands can collaborate with them to leverage their campaigns!

 

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Heart made of glass, mind of stone 💎

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LIFESTYLE MICRO-INFLUENCERS

Inspired by everyday lives and personal interests, lifestyle influencers cover a variety of topics to talk about in their content. This advantage makes lifestyle influencers appealing to a lot of brands as it allows brands to tap into a much more diverse audience compared to other influencer niches. 

Lifestyle influencer @veronlin, followed by @weipinnn and @kyemilktea are among the top engaging lifestyle micro-influencers on Instagram. With an incredibly high engagement rate of 7.06%, @veronlin’s secret lies in her gorgeous pictures and regular engagement with her fans. For @weipinnn and @kyemilktea, their Instagram feed comprises a great mix of beauty, fashion, travel. The variety in content earned both of them great engagement rates (more than 6%) with diverse follower-bases from Southeast Asia.

 

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Wondering which male influencers are doing great in the world of lifestyle? Meet @a.helmiy and @brandyontherock. Both have a passion for travel and fitness with high engagement rates, while @a.helmiy focuses more on promoting luxury lifestyle and products. 

 

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To all our frontliners and unsung heros, thank you so much for your services during this period of time. I am doing my part as a safe distancing ambassador and I can understand how tough it gets but I believe it is definitely harder for the frontliners and the unsung heros. Just a mere “Thank You” will definitely warm the hearts of these heros. @Pepsisingapore is giving away Thank You Pack for yourself and your frontliner friend/family! Stand a chance to win this giveaway by simply, 1. Tag a frontline hero and tell us why this unsung hero deserves this goodie pack. #pepsisg #pepsilime #partipost #sp *T&C applies – https://rb.gy/ps1fts Thank you to the sponsors for the giveaway @pepsisingapore @kfc_sg @pepperlunchsg @popeyes.sg @mfmsingapore @gelaresg Lay’sSingapore and QuakerSingapore

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FITNESS MICRO-INFLUENCERS

This year, fitness influencers are on the rise. As health becomes the top priority of many people due to the pandemic, fitness influencers are leading the trend on social media with their fitness workouts. @xenithfitness and @shebakesandlifts are micro-influencers who attracted big following on social media with their home workout videos. @xenithfitness also leveraged the game by playfully engaging his 2 little cute dogs in his workout videos!

There’s more than one way to stay active during the quarantine! @samcor_ , beautiful dance fitness influencer, has recently encouraged Instagrammers to get on their feet with her engaging dance workout videos. With creative video content and stunning IG feed, @samcor_ garnered a great engagement rate of 7.71% with audiences tightly focused in the Philippines. 

Check out our blogs to look for more Trending Fitness Micro-Influencers in Southeast Asia and 4 Ways To Partner With Fitness Influencers.

FOOD MICRO-INFLUENCERS

With people staying at home in recent months, the spotlight is now on food influencers who are offer cooking tutorials and share homemade recipes. Indonesian-based influencer @regunancha is among the top influencers with impressive engagement rates on Instagram. With stunning home-cooked dishes and detailed cooking guides in her captions, the audiences rewarded her with an engagement rate of 5.27% which is considerably high in this niche. 

 

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Bebikinan kala itu waktu pengen makan tteokbokki 😍😍 karena ga punya garatteok jadi bikin sendiri, kalau aslinya bahannya tepung beras yang bulirannya pendek..yang ini resep ala ala.. ala kadarnya menyesuaikan bahan yang ada😅 Eomuk juga lagi ga ada (resepnya pernah saya share) jadi saya ganti sosis. Happy weekend guys… Tetap sehat dan semangat ya… . . TTEOKBOKKI (떡볶이) / STIR FRIED RICE CAKES by @regunancha Bahan: 16 buah garaetteok potong menjadi 2 2 batang Sosis potong serong 3 batang daun bawang rajang serong 2 lembar kubis potong potong kecil 1000 ml air beras (air cucian beras kedua) 3 butir telur rebus kupas keju mozarella parut sesuai selera (optional) Bumbu Saus campur rata: 4 sdm gochujang 2 sdm gochugaru /cabe bubuk pedas 1 sdm kecap asin (sesuai selera) 1 sdm madu 1 sdm kaldu jamur bubuk Gula pasir sesuai selera Cara Membuat: 1. Rebus air beras dengan tteok dan bumbu saus. Tambahkan sosis. Masak hingga bumbu mulai mengental dan meresap. 2. Masukkan kubis, daun bawang dan telur, aduk rata, masak hingga sayuran matang. 3. Beri parutan keju mozarella diatasnya. Tutup panci agar kejunya meleleh. Angkat dan sajikan. . . . GARAETTEOK (가래떡) / CYLINDRICAL RICE CAKE by @regunancha Bahan: 250 gram tepung beras 35 gram tepung sagu 270 ml Air panas mendidih (secukupnya/bisa kurang bisa lebih) Cara Membuat: 1. Campur tepung beras dan tepung sagu lalu tuang sedikit demi sedikit air mendidih sambil diaduk aduk dengan sendok nasi. Berhenti tambahkan air jika sekiranya sudah bisa diulen. 2. Campur rata dan sesekali dipukul pukul hingga padat bisa dibentuk. Pindahkan di talenan lalu bagi menjadi 8 bagian dan lonjongkan dengan menggunakan kedua tangan. Jika sudah selesai potong menjadi dua. 2. Didihkan air di panci yang besar beri sedikit minyak. Jika sudah mendidih masukkan tteok. Masak hingga mengapung dan diamkan sejenak hingga benar benar matang. Angkat dan tiriskan. . . #tteokbokki #떡볶이 #food #koreanfood #homemadefood #foodlover #masakankorea #homecooking #foodlover #instafood #doyanmakan #resepmasak #resepmasakan #berbagiresep #homecooking #masakanrumahan #shareresep #like4likes #food #foodie #foodgram #toppokki

Bài viết do Renna Regunancha (@regunancha) chia sẻ vào

If you think that delicious food and yummy recipes are all that food influencers talk about, you’re going to change your mind! @qinlovesmacaronsss and @rika_dinarjanti are 2 amazing food micro-influencers that deserve our attention with their aesthetic IG feeds moving beyond food content. 

@rika_dinarjanti is a coffee lover and usually takes artistic pictures of cafés, while @qinlovesmacaronsss’s content is much more diverse with sponsored posts featuring beauty and fashion brands. Both earn high engagement rates (4.2% and 3.3% respectively) and have diverse follower bases in Southeast Asia.  

 

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. Hello August 👋 . Let’s play with shadow Good taste of Kino Signature Surprisingly, I like the taste of almond milk blended in with coffee, no sugar. . Good place to spent Make sure what time they open ya guys… . . . @kinokimicoffee Jl.Ranggamalela no.6-8 Bandung . . . . . #coffeeshopbandung #kinokimicoffee #coffeeindonesia #happyboringlife #indocoffeegram #proudofyourlocalcoffeeshop #mbakfotokopi #indonesiancoffee #worldofcoffeeofficial #storefrontcollective #coffeeclass #mytablesituation #butfirstcoffee #coffeeisalwaysagoodidea #espressoyourself #coffeegrind #coffeegeeks #indonesiancoffeeshop #ehayokngopi #shadowhunters #cupoftheday #coffeemoments #supportyourlocalcoffeeshop #cuteplaceid #cuteplacebandung

Bài viết do Rika Dinarjanti (@rika_dinarjanti) chia sẻ vào

 

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🌟 𝙂𝙄𝙑𝙀𝘼𝙒𝘼𝙔 from @pepsisingapore!🌟 . hello peeps! are you ready for our nation’s 55th birthday tomorrow? i’m staying home with the latest Pepsi Lime to celebrate. i love the taste a lot and gonna stock up for more from @7elevensg later! . to commemorate this happy occasion, @pepsisingapore is giving away 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗞𝗦. simply tag your friends/families who are front-line workers and tell us why you nominated him / her. stand a chance to win a 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗞 for both of you if chosen! (unique multiple entries allowed). contest ends 23 Aug 2020, with no entry fee or purchase requires , so good luck & start tagging now! . thank you to the sponsors for the generous giveaway! @pepsisingapore @kfc_sg @pepperlunchsg @popeyes.sg @mfmsingapore @lays @gelaresg @quaker . *T&C apply. https://rb.gy/ps1fts ————— #PepsiSG #PepsiLime #7elevensg #ILoveSingapore #Singaporean #Singapore #SG55 #NationalDay2020 #Parties #UnsungHeroes #SGLifestyle #SGBlogger #GoodThingMustShare #SGLifestyleBlogger #IGFood #InstaFoodSG #SGFoodie #SGKOL #KOLSG #GiveawaySG #ContestSG #SGContest

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PARENT MICRO-INFLUENCERS

Parent influencers often provide an authentic touch to the audiences as they’re open to share their honest experiences raising children and give helpful parental advice. This explained why mom bloggers ranked 3rd in their ability to influence purchasing decisions after influencers in the Friends & Family and Food category. 

We made a separate blog about top engaging parent influencers in Southeast Asia, which comprises Mom fashion influencers, Cooking mamas, Daddy influencers, etc. Find out more at Top Parent Influencers To Partner With in Southeast Asia

GAMING MICRO-INFLUENCERS

Video games have seen an increase in popularity as people seek out entertainment options during the social distancing. Now, the number of gamers is huge, but the number of people watching game videos and live streams is even bigger. Partnering with gaming influencers opens up an opportunity for brands to break into this attractive market and connect with millions of millennials in a genuine way.

@teandpe is an ideal gaming influencer to partner with. He had a good engagement rate and a long record of featuring many brands such as @Tokopedia, @welovehonda_id. He also has a Youtube channel yet bis videos vary a lot from 20k to 200k views. Another gamer worth your consideration is @secretmadtoi, a Professional PUBG Mobile player playing for Team Secret, MalaysiaHe has an incredibly high engagement rate (11%) of over 55k followers mainly focused in Malaysia and Indonesia.

 

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Best Gaming Chair I ever Had #teamsecret #secretlab #secretlabschairs #madtoi #pubgmobile

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Together with male players, female gamers are growing in popularity. @rinnmoka and @sachiimii are 2 female gamers receiving huge attention from social media. Their Instagram is a mix of fashion and lifestyle on top of their job as a gamer/livestreamer.  Both earn impressive engagement rates (16.8% and 5.9% respectively) and have their own Youtube Channels (Sachi Gomez and Rin Moka).

 

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Bài viết do Dinda (@rinnmoka) chia sẻ vào

 

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Girls in Gaming with @alodia , @ashlili & Sachi, moderated by @geekyamreeki ✨ Join us and sign up now! https://www.crowdcast.io/e/girlsingaming

Bài viết do Sachi Gomez (@sachiimii) chia sẻ vào

4 Viral Marketing Strategies to Attract Millenials and Gen Z

August 22, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “4 Viral Marketing Strategies to Attract Millenials and Gen Z”

What are Millenials and Gen Zs looking out for? 

Viral marketing reaches wide audiences at a low cost and generates active discussion about the brand. Social media is the ideal platform for viral marketing campaigns as it facilitates the sharing of popular content. With the right influencer and a touch of creativity, brands can easily trend on social media and capture the attention of consumers. 

Yet, creating a viral marketing campaign is not that easy. Most viral marketing campaigns are accidental rather than intentional and brands have to be on a constant search to find out what resonates with their audience. With Millenials and Gen Zs forming the largest audience on social media, it is especially important to know what appeals to them.  

Struggling to find the recipe for viral content? Here are some tips on how to create viral content to attract Millenials and Gen Z consumers on social media! 

1. Start a Hashtag Challenge 

Contest and giveaways are one of the most common tactics brands use to increase awareness on Instagram. Hashtag challenges have a tendency to go viral with well-known challenges like the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, Pepsi’s #pepsicanbalance and Guess’s #InMyDenim. Not only can hashtag challenges give your brand a boost quickly, they often leave a lasting impression on consumers too! 

One of the most successful hashtag challenges in 2019 is the #RibenaLightChallenge. Playing a pun on the product’s name, @ribenasg collaborated with Singaporean influencers including @debbwie, @naomineo_, @jazephua, @syarif.ig and @speishi. The goal of the challenge? To take a picture of anything and make it seem like it’s floating. With over 90k total engagement from its campaign, Ribena successfully grabbed consumers’ attention and was able to differentiate its new product from the original.    

 

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Here’s my attempt at the #RibenaLightChallenge, what do you guys think? 😛 Ribena has been my favourite childhood drink since young and the all new Ribena LIGHT now is equally enjoyable, if not even more yummy!! It’s HALF the sugar content but STILL THE SAME GOODNESS! 😍 Now is the chance for you guys to win $200 worth of Grab vouchers! 😛 To participate in the #RibenaLightChallenge, 1. Simply take a picture of anything and make it seem like it is floating. Be as creative as possible! 2. Tag @ribenasg and hashtag #RibenaLightChallenge (remember to set your account to public!) 3. The 5 most creative entries will win $200 worth of Grab vouchers each 💵 Good luck! ✨ #sp

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With more and more popular hashtag challenges on Tiktok and Instagram, brands should consider using this wildly successful tactic. And as always, tapping on popular influencers can help you get started by engaging their followers so as to generate awareness of your hashtag challenge. 

2. Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

If you pay close attention, it is hard to miss out this trait among all the viral marketing campaigns on social media —  Creativity. For any campaign to go viral, it is important for your content to stand out from the rest. 

New digital mobile service provider, @gigaexperience, recently launched a #DitchYourGlitch campaign in June with @melissackoh, @sethluicious, @heylookitsdionne, @roxannejy and @xiaxue among many others. Followers saw a “glitchy” and unloadable post on these influencers accounts which led to a ton of confused comments about what was really going on. 

The big question mark left in the air successfully drew a great amount of attention to the #DitchYourGlitch campaign, making it viral instantaneously. Shortly after, influencers revealed @gigaexperience which aims to get rid of glitchy posts by offering the fastest network connection.

 

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Thank you guys for expressing concern on my “glitchy”, unloadable post yesterday. Slow connections can be so frustrating, and I know some of you even tried to restart your wifi! It was a prelude to today’s exciting news: giga has launched their newest, best plan, 40GB at $20 (no contract, price reverts to $30 for 40GB after 12 months), powered by Singapore’s fastest network. With no hidden fees, it’s time to #ditchyourglitch and enjoy the fastest network connection. giga is also the only telco to offer FREE rollover data across all plans, so there will be no wastage of unused data! Join me in the #gigaexperience family and enjoy more data for less! #sp

Bài viết do Melissa Celestine Koh (@melissackoh) chia sẻ vào

But, creating thought-provoking content is not the only way to launch a viral marketing campaign. @pizzahut_sg collaborated with @sgagsg, to come up with a sweet and funny pun for its heart-shaped pizzas on Valentine’s Day. 

Want a “Pizza my Heart”? With an innovative product and a catchy phrase, the post got over 18k likes as consumers reacted to the cheesy pizza puns. Similarly, brands can consider adding humour to their campaigns and throw in a pun or two.

  • Tip: Content that goes viral often triggers an emotional response in people. By appealing to consumers’ emotions, especially the positive ones like laughter and amusement, creating viral content for millennials and Gen Zs is no longer a difficult challenge! 

3. Video Content is The King of Content Marketing

The rise of Tiktok is one of the top content marketing trends to watch out in 2020. According to Adweek, TikTok generated “the most downloads for any app ever in a quarter” in Q1 2020. 

Video content is expected to be the future of influencer marketing, especially as short-form videos continue to gain traction on social media. 

Highly unique and creative content on Tiktok encourages users to be themselves which resonates with millennials and Gen Z’s search for authentic and relatable influencers. Dettol’s TikTok challenge even comes with a unique song that users can dance to. According to AdAge, the wildly successful #handwashchallenge got an impressive 9 billion views in just 4 days!   

@dannyahboyHaha! I’m joining this challenge too ! During this time, remember to wash your hands and love yourself ~Do the #Han#dwashChallenge with me!#ad#

♬ Hand Washing Song – Viruss


To ride on the wave of user-generated content, Instagram recently released Instagram Reels. A new kid on the block, it is targeted to recreate Tiktok’s viral video trend. The new short-form video editing and sharing feature on Instagram allows users to create 15-second entertaining videos. 

  • Tip: With Tiktok banned in India and Tiktok ban in the US, more consumers will be turning to IG Reels in the coming months. Hence, brands should consider familiarizing themselves with IG Reels so as to launch viral video campaigns in these markets.    

 

4. Trendjacking 

Content discovery is an important process of creating effective content by knowing what your audience is interested in. In particular, a viral content marketing strategy needs content that resonates with your audience. 

So, what is trendjacking? Make a quick guess and the straightforward answer would be to hijack a trend. According to MultiView, trendjacking happens when brands and organizations notice something that is gaining a lot of attention online and then interject themselves into it. It is a strategy closely related to real-time marketing which focuses on current relevant trends. 

The #10YearChallenge is a prime example of a trend that took social media by storm in 2019. Brands had happily hopped on the bandwagon to compare how they were like 10 years before versus how they were like in 2019. For @digibankid by DBS in Indonesia, the post helped to demonstrate the technological transformation of the brand. Compared to 10 years ago, customers can now conveniently transfer money via the digibank app instead of a physical machine. The creative post also helped to increase awareness of its electronic banking solutions. 

Beyond being involved in online trends, relating to trends occurring in daily life can make a significant impact as well. With QR codes disguised as SafeEntry checkpoints, Circles.life “wanted to create a fun way to subtly get netizens to scan the code and get updated on its eSIM launch”. To spread awareness of its campaign, Circles.life also partnered with SGAG which resulted in over 30,000 likes on Instagram. 

 

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Classic @circleslifesg, putting QR code for your newest eSIM that resembles SafeEntry – this kind of thing, confirm must be you guys!

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Overall, the trick to create a viral marketing campaign is to produce relatable content that audiences will share with their community. And marketers have to realize that’s more than just creating great content. 

To encourage sharing behavior among your audience, it is important for brands to keep their ears to the ground. After all, whatever is happening around us might be the next million-dollar viral marketing idea! 

 

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Leverage Your Influencer Campaigns With Fitness Influencers

August 18, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “Leverage Your Influencer Campaigns With Fitness Influencers”

In the last few months, Instagram has exploded with engaging home fitness workouts created by Instagram fitness influencers. Workout videos, especially on Instagram Live, has become an ideal way for fitness influencers to keep their audience engaged while practicing social distancing.  

As health becomes the top priority on consumers’ minds, fitness influencers have been gaining massive followings during the pandemic. Hence, now’s the golden opportunity for brands to work with fitness influencers and increase brand awareness to potential customers. 

In the previous article, we discovered the Top Trending Fitness Micro-influencers in Southeast Asia, but in what ways brands can work with them to leverage their influencer campaign, let’s find out now!

Hosting Live Workout Sessions

Last May in the Philippines, Nike launched a Community Workout series, partnering with Filippino fitness micro-influencers @tanyamariaaguila and @monicaracestheworld to stream workout sessions on Instagram Live. 

The live streaming series was a part of their #playfortheworld campaign which encourages their customers to stay healthy and active during the stay-home period. The idea was well-received on social media, and the post featuring Nike’s workout session made Tanya and Monica the influencers with the highest engagement rate in the Philippines in May 2020!  

@Bioresg is another brand that executed a brilliant influencer marketing campaign by hosting workout sessions. They partnered with fitness macro-influencer, @roxannegan_, to provide their audience with regular home workouts. In the post featuring @Bioresg, Roxanne emphasized the importance of using sunscreen Biore UV Athlizm to protect our skin against UV rays, even when she is practicing indoors. 

Leveraging Video Content 

With video content being the spotlight on social media, producing engaging videos is the key to attract Millenials and Gen Z consumers.

You may know #movemoreathome, a campaign that has gone viral recently launched by @rexonathailand. With the aim of inspiring people to get up on their feet during self-quarantine, Rexona collaborated with a number of Thai influencers, including celebrities, fitness influencers and even dancers. Influencers were made to share videos of them exercising or dancing to dynamic background music. By partnering with Tiktok influencers too, the campaign quickly became a hit and received high engagement rates, especially among younger audiences.  

But, fitness workouts are not the only way to have fun with video content. Recently, Thai fitness influencers @thisisbebe, who is a famous pilates performer, amazed her followers with a video featuring @slimmadrink. Instead of showcasing her graceful pilates moves as usual, the opening of her video was made up of energetic dance movies which was totally unexpected. This dancing part came as a surprise for her followers, rewarding her with a whopping 170k views!     

Another example of how we can be creative with video content is from student-athlete @kerstinong. In her video post promoting @underarmoursg, she challenged herself with single-leg hops over up to 7 shoeboxes. The video quickly gained popularity and became one of the most-viewed videos on her Instagram feed.

Holding A Virtual Race  

Have you heard about “virtual race”, the latest running trend in the world?

Virtual Race is a race in which participants will run alone and connect their phones to a GPS-tracking app to measure results. Joining the virtual race, runners can avoid social gatherings, which is important to keep them safe from coronavirus, but still feel as if they’re a part of the crowd! 

Last July, as the annual Pocari Sweat Run was canceled due to coronavirus, Pocari Sweat Indonesia decided to launch the first virtual race in Indonesia, namely Pocari Sweat Run Virtual 2020. The event is scheduled to take place on August 16 at 06:00 – 08:00, Jakarta Time. To spread the word,  @pocarisportid partnered with reputed fitness influencer @melanieputria. With such an innovative virtual event, the influencer campaign immediately generated great attention on social media as well as the running community in Indonesia.

Asics Global Running Day Virtual Run is another virtual race that is worth your attention. Unlike the Pocari Sweat Run, this race aims to encourage women to run more but also to raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundations in the region, and the National Cancer Society of Malaysia. Holding a race with a good cause is a great way for brands to contribute to society in times of need and showcase what your brand stands for and your values to consumers.

 

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It was Global Running Day yesterday – did you manage to get a run in? No chance to meet up with friends to run together this year because of what’s happening, but @asicssg has an Asics Global Running Day Virtual Run that you can be part of. This virtual run aims to empower women and will be raising funds for the Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia Breast Cancer Foundations, and the National Cancer Society Malaysia. The event is open from now till Sunday, 7 June, and all you need is a GPS-tracking app like Asics Runkeeper to participate. There’s 3km, 5km and 10km – it’s free but sign up by tomorrow at web.42race.com/race/asicsgrd2020. P.S. Thanks for the new running gear, Asics! #globalrunningday #asicssg #virtualrun #getfit #lovefit #fitforlife #fitness #fitnesseveryday #instafit #igfit #activelife #runforlife #runningsg #sgrunning #instarunners #IGrunners

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Sharing Inspirational Stories

Nike’s video commercial is a perfect example of how brands can connect with their customers by sharing inspirational stories. Unlike most videos nowadays which are created only for amusing purposes, Nike’s videos are rooted in personal yet inspiring stories about the athlete’s journey to attaining success.

In 2019, Nike successfully spotlighted tennis legend, Rafael Nadal, in their commercial ad named Rally. The video is a combination of different rallies where Nadal never fails to put in relentless effort to earn each of his points in different matches. And the message at the end of the video is still stuck in viewers’ minds: “Crazy dreams take crazy effort.”

 

Beginning is another 60-second commercial ad from Nike that inspires the audience by featuring professional basketball player, LeBron James’ journey to become one of the greatest players in NBA history. The video showcases how he had emerged from poverty in a small and humble city in Akron. At the end of it, James expresses his hope that children in the world will not have to start with a “humble beginning” like he did.  

 

Telling stories that inspire is the recipe to an engaging marketing campaign. While not every brand will be able to reach out to legendary sports players, brands can always partner with local athletes and trending fitness influencers in the community to spread the story about determination and motivate consumers to lead a healthy lifestyle! 

 

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What is IG Reels and How Brands Can Run Successful Campaigns with It

August 15, 2020 Posted by In The News 0 thoughts on “What is IG Reels and How Brands Can Run Successful Campaigns with It”

Is Tiktok going away and IG Reels, here to stay? 

On August 5th, Instagram’s newest feature, Reels, launched in over 50 countries around the world. At the same time, Trump has signed an executive order that will effectively ban the use of popular social media platforms, Tiktok, in the U.S. 

Loved by users for its authentic and engaging short-form video content, TikTok stood out by allowing users to express themselves creatively. According to Adweek, the platform generated “the most downloads for any app ever in a quarter” in Q1 2020. 

But with social media’s biggest player stepping into the game, it is inevitable that brands will soon need to get on the new IG Reels trend. According to a 2019 survey by Mediakix, 89% of marketers found Instagram to be the most strategically important social channel for influencer marketing.

The addition of IG Reels provides an alternative content type for brands to connect with audiences in a relatable and genuine way. Instead of switching between TikTok and Instagram, brands can now centralize their campaigns in one app and marketing spend on Instagram is predicted to increase.  Eager to know more? Read on to find out how your brands can get a headstart on IG Reels and run successful influencer campaigns with Instagram’s newest feature! 

  1. What is IG Reels exactly? 
  2. How is IG Reels different from Tiktok? 
  3. Are brands really starting to use IG Reels? 
  4. How to Run Successful Campaigns with IG Reels

What is IG Reels exactly?

Instagram Reels is the latest feature of Instagram that allows users to create 15-second videos with music, features and effects. Users can edit their videos with 4 features: Audio, speed, effects and timer. Similar to TikTok, users can select one of the many effects in the effect gallery, created both by Instagram and creators all over the world. Reels in Explore will also showcase the best of trending culture on Instagram. 

How is IG Reels different from Tiktok? 

In contrast to TikTok, videos on Reels are limited to only 15 seconds. Users can also choose to share their videos publicly or just with their followers. Moreover, users are not allowed to use songs outside the IG music library and can only add their original audio by recording a reel with it. 

Are brands really starting to use IG Reels? 

Some brands which have jumped onto the bandwagon include @louisvuitton, @balmain, together with influencers @junesixtyfive and @wonguy974. But if you’re still cautious to test the waters, here’s how your brand can run successful campaigns with IG Reels! 

How to Run Successful Campaigns with IG Reels

1. Know Your IG Reels Audience 

Short-form videos are popular with Millennial and Gen Z consumers who value authenticity and engaging content. This explains why a majority of TikTok’s audience is in their 20’s or younger. 

However, Instagram is made up of a slightly older audience, with 79% of Instagram’s audience between 18 and 44 years old. By using IG Reels, brands can reach out to a more diverse audience who may be interested in short-form video content. 

For marketers struggling to reach Millenials and Gen Z consumers on Instagram, focusing their campaigns on IG Reels will make it easier for them to target their desired audience on Instagram. 

2. Integrate with other IG content formats 

Furthermore, brands should recognise that IG Reels is not a standalone feature. Understanding the plethora of tools present on Instagram will be useful to launch integrated influencer campaigns with multiple media formats.  

Instagram Live saw a 70% increase in usage in April following social distancing orders in the U.S. while the recent release of new font types for Instagram Stories excited many IG Story users. Meanwhile, long-form video content on Instagram is supported by IGTV which was launched in June 2018.  With these various features in place, brands should be mindful not to treat IG Reels merely as “a second TikTok”. 

For Instagram audiences who are not familiar with Reels yet, using other content types and features to support branded content on IG Reels will be helpful to attract views. Hence, a clever tip is for brands to share their Reels and generate awareness using Instagram Stories, IGTV and Instagram Live together. 

3. Work with Influencers on Instagram 

Brands can get the best of both worlds by working with influencers on Instagram, but with experience in TikTok. The IG algorithm will likely favor well-known influencers on Instagram with an established community of followers. At the same time, influencers who are familiar with TikTok will have the expertise to create short 15 second videos with sensational content. 

An example is Singaporean micro-influencer, @crysta.bel who has 23.9k followers on Instagram and 229.7k followers on her TikTok account. Known for her dancing and lip-syncing videos, her collaboration with @shopee_sg on Instagram received over 10k views. 


Australian Eggs is among the first Australian companies to launch influencer marketing campaigns on Instagram Reels and made an impact with short, unique and entertaining content. The video shows many different ways we can cook eggs, and in the center is a man singing beautifully while enjoying his dish (which is made by eggs, of course). The video is a part of their campaign  #EggsMyWay which targets younger audiences and captures their attention in a new way. 

 

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Surely these guys & gals aren’t the only ones who reely like their @australianeggs 🍳 🤤 A bit of fun for our first brand campaign on Reels! #eggsmyway

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With around 1 billion active users on Instagram, brands can also expect an explosion of user-generated content on IG Reels, similar to TikTok. With the launch of Reels, everyone can now be a video creator. Hence, consumers are predicted to give more attention to nano-influencers with well-defined niche and real influence in the community. To boost engagement of influencer campaigns, brands should thus keep a lookout for nano-influencers and rising stars on IG Reels to work with.  

4. Create some IG Reels challenges, why not?

We are all familiar with TikTok challenges, so how about starting the first IG Reels Challenge? #LevelUp, #OwnTheCurve or #DistanceDance are among top-performing challenges that inspire millions of audiences to watch and engage with them, and brands can totally do the same with IG Reels. 

Now, creating a viral challenge on IG Reels, of course, requires a lot of factors. Brands should bear in mind that they only have 15s to engage the audience (not 60s like TikTok video), so the challenge should be quick, simple and easy to follow. As the music is limited to IG music library, brands must take extra-effort to select the most suitable background music. Last but not least, it is essential to engage Instagram influencers to raise awareness and inspire people to join. Leveraging on IG Reels features, brands can partner with Instagram influencers and create a buzz on social media by initiating IG Reels Challenges. 

5. Don’t forget to have fun with your content

Last but not least, IG Reels is a new feature so there is lots of room for brands to explore! Make use of the AR filters and create your own catchy music to stand out from the crowd. With only 15 seconds to showcase your brand, it is important to deliver a short and sweet message which can make a lasting impression. An example is celebrity influencer, @jessicaalba, who posted a Reel of her dancing with her Honest Beauty masks in her garden, on a patio table, and even on her kitchen counter! He also posted on her feeds and receive huge engagement from her fans.

Even though some may think that IG Reels feels like TikTok, it is important not to limit your campaign to what has been done in the past. The more creative you get, the more likely you are to stand out and be an inspiration for others to follow. Start an influencer marketing campaign on IG Reels and lead the pack now!  

 

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The World of Male Beauty Influencers

August 4, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 3 thoughts on “The World of Male Beauty Influencers”

In the past, the beauty industry used to be dominated by women. However, with men becoming progressively interested in taking care of their appearance, more and more men started putting on makeup, representing a huge market opportunity for beauty brands to invest in. According to Allied Market Research, with a growing demand for men’s personal care products, this industry is predicted to hit up to $166 billion by 2022. 

As male beauty influencers have become a thing on social media, brands are taking this opportunity to scale new markets and bring something different in the crowded beauty space. In this article, let’s take a deeper look into the world of Male Beauty Influencers and how brands are collaborating with them to create influential marketing campaigns!

Beauty brands started removing gender in their marketing

MAC Cosmetics is one of the global beauty brands that promote gender-neutral products. Back in September 2019, this brand partnered with male beauty influencer @bretmanrock to promote their new Love Me Lipstick. The video immediately caught social media’s attention and became one of his most-viewed videos with more than 6M views. Last month, this brand announced its partnership with EXO member @layzhang with the aim of breaking the gender barriers in the beauty industry.

Last month, Kiehl’s partnered with several male beauty influencers in different countries to promote their new Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum. Reaching out to male customers, Kiehl’s picked up on the idea of men looking good and healthy in their campaign. They emphasized the serum can protect skin against skin-aging stressors and helps men maintain stronger and healthier skin.  

 

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Been trying out @kiehlssg NEW Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum for a full 3 weeks now, with visible results with just 1 application, Kiehl’s have officially outdone themselves again! . Fuelled with Adaptogenic Herbal Complex containing the power trio of Red Ginseng Root, Holy Basil and Schisandra Berry, each morning I wake up with brighter skin, even my outbreaks are getting lesser and I feel my skin is getting healthier and stronger. Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum has proven to me that strong skin is key in helping to protect skin against skin-aging stressors! . Get a free sample from any Kiehl’s outlet/counter all over Singapore to try out the magic yourself!! . Comment a “yes” below if you like me to do giveaway on the Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum! . #KiehlsSG #KiehlsSuperSerum #sp

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Boyish Good Looks

South Korean men are leading the world’s male beauty market. Led by K-Pop male celebrities, “boyish good looks” has become a widespread cultural trend. Chanel Beauty Korea introduced a campaign last year, #boydechanel alongside the debut of its first makeup line for men. The launch of Boy De Chanel was supported by male beauty influencer @d.hwan_92 alongside other male influencers who showcased flawless skin. 

The brand also posted a video with #BeOnlyYou, educating men on how to achieve a “Natural Look in 6 Steps”, promoting a “natural look that is still you”.

Leading with an Empowering Message 

Brands can also learn to lead with an empowering message for men who are exploring the world of makeup. Last July, Urban Decay Cosmetics held a wildly successful campaign with their #StayNaked collection with the concept of being #PrettyDifferent. Expanding the definitions of who can wear makeup, Urban Decay worked with the Fantastic Beasts star, Ezra Miller. 

Their message of not subscribing to typical beauty standards was also well-received on social media. Beauty influencer and #UDPartner, @ivanbaaaaah, also applauded the campaign for showcasing different kinds of beauty and his post received over 20k likes from inspired followers.   

 

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Urban Decay

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Let’s bloom for the summer! I’m so excited to introduce @urbandecaycosmetics new Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation. Get this, it comes in 50 shades with 9 intensities, 3 mastertones and 7 undertones! Yas inclusitivity! The foundation is a beautiful medium coverage that is super flexible on the skin and also breathable, lasting up to 24 hours wear. My shade is #40NN and it blends into my skin seamlessly. It’s a natural matte finish too! I feel super honored to be part of this because I’ve always struggled with my own beauty and where I fit in, especially coming here from Malaysia. I felt like I was always oscillating between being myself or what society expects of me. I watched @urbandecaycosmetics new #staynaked campaign and I was so inspired, I loved how they showcased different kinds of beauty, so we can do it, too! #udpartner

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Other brands are also venturing into this scene. Imagined to give a voice to all types of beauty, Givenchy introduced #MadetoDisturb featuring its Volume Disturbia mascara. Making a stunning appearance at one of the events was beauty influencer @danielzrotfl and @thegigigoode from Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Learning from these examples, brands can give a tribute to individuality and reinforce the message that beauty is being yourself!  

Bigger and Bolder Looks

Brands are also making a statement with their campaigns, with influencers coming up with bigger and bolder looks. Male beauty influencer @louiecasttro swept followers off their feet in his collaboration with @maccosmetics for a #MACHalloween look. By creating a unique skeletal look, the post garnered over 230k likes from the beauty community. Followers could also tune in to a quick makeup tutorial on his Instagram Story and recreate the look for some trick-or-treat fun.

Beyond collaborating with known makeup brands, beauty influencers have also stepped up to create their own makeup brands. Jeffree Star Cosmetics, which was started by @jeffreestar, took the industry by storm by embracing the creative freedom makeup gives and challenging gender norms. With influencer @rogermuru’s face as a canvas, beautiful strokes were added to create a visual sensation for their followers. 

Recognizing that makeup is art, brands looking to stand out from the crowd can consider collaborating with beauty influencers to deliver looks that wow. 

 

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Iced out💎 @rogermuru created this sickening look using our #BLOODLUST palette 🔮⚔️ #jeffreestarcosmetics

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Bonus: How to engage your male audiences 

As beauty brands have started targeting male customers in their campaign, they need to embrace different marketing strategies to engage these audiences. Last year, Axe, a male grooming product brand, launched a campaign focused on self-care and pampering oneself. @comedianlilrel, together with influencers @jay and @krislondon led the #Bathsculinity movement on Instagram by sharing their enjoyable bathtime moments with Axe Body Wash. 

So what exactly is #Bathsculinity? According to Caroline Gregory, Global Brand Director at AXE, “Bathsculinity” is about showing that “pampering yourself and celebrating your individuality is beneficial and enjoyable – and certainly makes you no less of a man”. That being said, encouraging men to start taking better care of themselves is definitely an interesting angle to consider!  

In general, male beauty influencers are changing the face of the beauty community. Partnering with them not only helps brands approach new markets, but also sends an inspiring message about gender equality in this industry.  

Are you interested in creating your own influencer campaigns with some of the best male beauty influencers in your region? Discover male beauty influencers here and find out how to find the right influencers for your campaign!

 

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Top Parent Influencers To Work With In Southeast Asia

August 3, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Top Parent Influencers To Work With In Southeast Asia”

With the closure of schools and educational institutions due to Covid-19, parents are spending more time at home with their children which has led to the rapid growth of parent influencers in 2020. 

In fact, parents often seek parenting influencers when taking on the role of nourishing and educating their children. According to a survey by Influence Central in 2016, Mom bloggers ranked 3rd in their ability to influence purchasing decisions after influencers in the Friends & Family and Food category. 

Parent influencers also have influence in numerous fields as they cover a wide range of topics to talk about regarding the family’s health and well-being. By partnering with the right parent influencers, brands will be able to reach much more diverse consumers than other influencer niches. 

Using Affable’s Influencer Discovery, let’s discover some of the top parent influencers to partner with in Southeast Asia!

Mom Fashion Influencers

@sherlynchanwp is a popular mom fashion influencer in Singapore and her Instagram is balanced between family and fashion-related content. While Sherlyn is based in Singapore, she has a diverse follower-base from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and America according to our Instagram influencer analytics. 

Besides providing a consistent aesthetic look in her Instagram feed, what makes her content special is her beautiful pictures with her daughter featuring fashionable items. After all, who doesn’t like a cute baby and a lovely outfit in the same picture? 

 

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Wearing a really pretty apple green maxi today from @fashmob. #iwearfashmob

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Another mom fashion influencer receiving great attention on social media is @poppyseptia. She features beauty & fashion brands, posts about lifestyle, inspirational content on top of her life as a mother. As a micro-influencer with 8.5k followers, @poppyseptia has a considerable engagement rate (5%) with her audience mainly based in Indonesia

Cooking Mamas

Besides being fashion icons, some mummy influencers are also really good at cooking! In recent months, parents had to prepare more home-cooked meals due to social distancing, putting cooking mamas under the spotlight on social media. 

@danicaspingris and @Lirongs are inspiring parent influencers who share their passion for cooking. Besides sharing parenting tips and tricks, these influencers also upload pictures of delicious home-cooked meals. With their proven recipes, cooking tips and cooking tutorials, followers rarely have to worry about what’s next on the menu! 

 

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When I discovered Gold Seas Premium Tuna, I was able to come up with new recipes using their different variants. The taste is incomparable because it’s made from 100% yellowfin tuna. Ibang iba. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think. You’ll really taste the difference! I am giving away Gold Seas Gift Packs for the 20 followers who will comment why they want to try Gold Seas Yellowfin Tuna Premium Flakes. The winners that I will choose will be announced on Gold Seas Premium Tuna Facebook and Instagram accounts. The gift packs will be delivered to you (delivery is within the Philippines only). Oh, before I forget, here’s another recipe just for you guys. #TheTasteOfPremiumTuna #YellowfinRichnessInEveryCan

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Another day, another meal. Braised pig trotter, steam cod, kailan w baby abalone. #lir0ngskitchen

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Daddy Influencers

Daddy influencers are also rising in popularity even though they may not be as popular as mummy influencers. Their content brings a different perspective towards parenthood and reflects the changing role of fathers in modern families. @cheekiemonkies is a daddy influencer in Singapore that successfully delivered that message. His content covers a wide range of parenting topics including outdoor activities, advice for parents, funny moments with his children and cooking videos. His Instagram feed is also insightful and entertaining to read about parenthood and family life.

Another influential daddy influencer and self-proclaimed fitness addict is @andrew.white. Andrew’s Instagram feed is aesthetically pleasing with stunning photos of him and his family engaged in exciting fitness activities. According to our Instagram influencer analytics, he gained for himself a high engagement rate of 2.64% on over 700k followers concentrated in Indonesia.

Parent Influencers with High Engagement Rates

Engagement rate is one of the first few factors brands should take into account when it comes to influencer campaign management. 

Our Instagram influencer analytics ranks @chanclaraa in the top parent influencers with high engagement rates on Instagram. With an engagement rate of 3.97%, her secret lies in generating authentic content. She regularly shares parenting advice and honest feelings about having children, which gives the audience a glimpse into the life of a mother. What’s more, there is always an interesting story behind the happy moments captured with her daughters!

If you are looking for an engaging parent macro-influencer, @aanurul is the one for you. With over 108k followers, @aanurul is a famous Youtuber and Instagram influencer. Her videos capturing warm family moments and fun times with her children are always entertaining to watch. She is rewarded with an impressive engagement of 3.21% by her audience and is definitely someone you can count on for a successful influencer marketing campaign.

BONUS: Children Influencers

Have you ever heard about @leialauren? They are adorable twins with more than 300k followers from all over Southeast Asia such as Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Similar to daddy influencers, children influencers are now growing a massive following on social media. In fact, kid influencers are now the new social media stars as people head over to their Instagram for amazing photos and heartwarming family moments. Depending on your brand’s creativity, these kid influencers can promote just about anything too! 

Partnering with children influencers is a powerful way to raise your brand’s awareness and reach a diverse audience.  Start thinking outside of the box and find the right influencer to launch a successful campaign today!

 

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All decked out in their Baju Kebaya ready to celebrate Racial Harmony Day in school! #racialharmonyday

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5 Important Lessons To Learn From Influencer Scandals in 2020

July 29, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “5 Important Lessons To Learn From Influencer Scandals in 2020”

Social media influencers, as the name says it, have the power to influence people with their words. Hence, there are many factors for brands to consider when it comes to choosing the right influencer. Besides the basics of not buying fake followers, nowadays it is important for influencers to produce authentic content which online audiences are looking for. However, sharing their own ideas and opinions on social media is like a 2-edged sword, which can either boost their reputation or create unexpected consequences that could damage their career.

In particular, cancel culture , which refers to “removing of support for public figures in response to their objectionable behavior or opinions”, is raging. A recent study by Zeno Group of 8,000 people across eight countries found that consumers in Singapore, Malaysia and China were more likely to act against brands with such behaviour appearing strongest among Gen Zs and Millennials. 

In understanding the changing social media environment, let’s find out some of the most talked-about influencer scandals this year and the 5 important lessons to take away from it! 

1. Be careful when mentioning politics

It is not a wise idea to voice your political opinion on social media, especially when it goes against the crowd and could lead to controversies. Recent examples from @Xiaxue and Sean Buranahiran show us that influencers should be really careful when speaking up about politics.   

This July, famous Singaporean blogger and social media influencer @Xiaxue broke the internet with her Instagram story attacking female Singaporean politician Raeesah Khan. The trouble hasn’t stopped there. A few days later, a lot of her old tweets which claimed to be racist and offensive were dug up, putting her in the subject of police reports and petitions for racist content on social media. In Singapore, the hashtag #PunishXiaxue immediately became the No.1 trending topic on Twitter. Many brands that partnered with her before have also started distancing themselves from her, in response to the crisis.

Source: Independent.sg

Source: Independent.sg

 

Another example of influencer scandals comes from Sean Buranahiran – a popular social media influencer and Youtuber in Thailand. The trouble all started when Sean shared with his fans about joining a tree-planting event in Chiang Mai. He met the Deputy Prime Minister there and described that “he is kind of sweet”. Although this comment might seem unharmed, it created a backlash from the audiences who support the pro-democracy movements in Thailand. Unlike @Xiaxue, Sean did not raise any of his political views, yet in the context of Thailand being a politically divided country, it is better to be cautious when creating content related to politics.   

 

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(With the Governor of Chiang Mai, giving jobs to people who were left unemployed during the COVID-19 crisis) วันนี้ผมได้เรียนรู้จาก ท่านผู้ว่าราชการเชียงใหม่หลายอย่าง . ทำความเข้าใจเรื่องไฟป่า และปัญหาอื่นๆ ในเชียงใหม่ ในงานโครงการ ฟาร์มตัวอย่างต้านภัยโควิด-19 ที่ศูนย์อำนวยการจิตอาสา พระราชทานจัดขึ้น เพื่อช่วยเหลือประชาชนที่ตกงาน และ ให้เขาได้ลงมือทำตามแนวทางศาสตร์พระราชา ได้ทั้งความรู้ติดตัว และรายได้ในเวลาเดียวกัน . ขอบพระคุณท่าน พ.ต.อ. ปิยะพันธ์ ภัทรพงศ์สินธุ์ รองผบก.ภ.จว.เชียงใหม่ ที่เมตตาผมและทีมงานให้เข้าไปศึกษา เรียนรู้ครับ 🙂

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2. Racism is another sensitive topic to avoid

Besides politics, racism is another topic that influencers should be mindful of. Last May, Former Miss Universe Malaysia Samantha Katie James received a storm of anger with her Instagram stories saying black people “chose to be born as a colored person”, and claiming that “it seems like the ‘whites’ won”. Her comments were, of course, heavily criticized by the Malaysians. It even led to a petition to strip her title due to “her ignorance and lack of self and privilege awareness”. 

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Singaporean influencer Sheena Phua also got into the same trouble last year by calling the Sikh men “2 huge obstructions” as they were blocking her view at a concert. Later on, she had to apologize on social media and explained that she didn’t mean to be racist at all.

 

3. Actions can send a religious message

Religious issues can sometimes be amplified by influencers as well. Muslim social media star, Amena Khan has publicly announced her removal of the hijab, an obligatory Islamic head covering. In her video which attracted over 630k views, she said: “A couple of days ago I stopped wearing my headscarf and I feel like the incongruity of me not wearing it in my personal life and then putting it on in my videos, it didn’t feel right. It’s not good for you and it’s not good for me, for my sanity.”

Yet, she is not the only influencer taking off the hijab. Popular Muslim influencers Dina Torkia, Asya Al Faraj and Bushra Sheikh have sparked similar controversy on social media from removing their hijab. Many followers were let down by the decision of these influencers to “leave” the hijab-­wearing community while others cheered on their authenticity and courage. 

While wearing the hijab is “a deeply personal one” for Amena, there is concern about the choices her followers will make in response to her decision. With the amount of attention on influencers today, it is highly likely that decisions made by influencers can impact the community and drive social change. 

4. Pay attention to how you phrase posts

Besides avoiding sensitive topics, influencers should be mindful of the way they communicate as well. This April, a Singaporean TikTok influencer boonkikikiki uploaded a video, in which she said “If there’s something you always wanted to do [….] and by the end of circuit breaker you have not accomplished that, or even worse, you have not even started, you never lacked time! You lack discipline! Time for you to get your sh*t together, and start accomplishing your goals!”.

The post went famous, but probably not the way she planned. While some claimed that her points were valid, others felt offended and annoyed. Later on, Boonkikikiki went on to explain that she just wanted to motivate people to get their tasks done. Although she might have had a good intention, the content itself and the way she delivered it was definitely a big problem here.   

5. Be transparent with what you communicate 

After generating a backlash over his political comment as mentioned above, Sean’s critics were also raising questions over his charity activity. In particular, he was accused of misspending 875,000 baht in the fund which he had raised to help the wildfire in Chiang Mai and was the subject of the police investigation. Later on, Sean clarified his spending on social media, yet people were still not convinced and continued raising questions up to now. This whole scandal wouldn’t have happened if he had been transparent about his spending in the first place.

Remember the Daryl Yow controversy? Back in 2018, the saga with Singapore-based photography influencer plagiarising other’s work had taught many influencers about the importance of genuine content and transparency.

(Comment Translation: Where is my donation money!? Why it doesn’t go to the wildfire as you mentioned? What are you waiting for? Does all the money go to your expensive house and cars? If this is not revealed, you might have used all those donation money!)

In a world where everyone is using techniques and trickery to stand out on social media, influencers should consider honesty and transparency as their core values to build up long-lasting relationships with their audience. 

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Influencer Marketing Report 2020 – South East Asia

July 21, 2020 Posted by In The News, Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “Influencer Marketing Report 2020 – South East Asia”

The first 6 months of 2020 have been a difficult time for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of changes to the business environment as well as to the influencer marketing landscape.

In our Influencer Marketing Report, we highlight important insights, from the key trends in influencer marketing in ASEAN countries to the impact of COVID-19 on influencer marketing. We also provide useful predictions about the future of influencer marketing to help brands better navigate their strategies in the rest of 2020 and stay ahead of the game!

ABOUT THE INFLUENCERS

In ASEAN, more than half of influencers are female (51%), yet male influencers are rising in popularity. According to the data, a majority of influencers are from Gen Z and millennials, followed by influencers in the age from 29 to 39 with 18%.

THE RISE OF NANO-INFLUENCERS

Nano-influencers (1k – 10k followers) are the most popular tier of influencers and have the highest engagement rate. They have a well-defined niche and real influence in their community. Despite lower follower counts, working with nano-influencers can help brands to save costs and reach their target audience effectively.

INFLUENCER GROWTH

Micro-influencers have become the dominant force driving influencer marketing in 2020. A prominent growth in the number of micro-influencers (10k-100k followers) is seen over other influencer tiers. An authentic and personal touch with followers has propelled these influencers to be key opinion leaders within their community.

PERCENTAGE OF SUSPICIOUS FOLLOWERS PER COUNTRY

Singapore has the highest percentage of suspicious followers among ASEAN countries, followed by the Philippines and Vietnam. Brands looking to run influencer marketing campaigns in these countries should pay particular attention to the authenticity of influencers, especially for recurrent collaborations

THE GROWTH OF IG SPONSORED POSTS

The impact of COVID-19 can be seen in the drop in growth of IG sponsored posts for Q2 2020 compared to Q2 2019. However, sponsored posts in Q2 2020 have surpassed Q4 2019 with a rapid recovery of influencer marketing campaigns. As brands adapt and emerge stronger from the pandemic, influencer marketing is expected to gain traction with improved content strategies.

AUDIENCE’S DEMOGRAPHICS

According to the statistics, more than half of the followers of ASEAN influencers are female (64.9%), and a majority of the audiences are based in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.  The audience’s top interests include fashion, clothing, travel, beauty, exercises and fitness.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON INFLUENCER MARKETING

The last few months have brought about significant changes to the landscape of influencer marketing. Staying at home turned audiences to seek out online entertainment options, leading to the rise of gaming influencers. Brands are practicing corporate social responsibility and raise awareness with influencer marketing. The wave of video content and eCommerce are some of the long-term impacts of Covid-19 on influencer marketing. Other interesting findings and predictions about the future of influencer marketing can be found at our blogs!

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How luxury beauty and fashion brands are engaging their customers amid Covid-19

How luxury beauty and fashion brands are engaging their customers amid Covid-19

May 26, 2020 Posted by In The News 1 thought on “How luxury beauty and fashion brands are engaging their customers amid Covid-19”

The outbreak of Covid-19 has brought about a negative impact on businesses in almost every industry, but it is also a test of ability for brands’ to adapt their strategies and communicate with customers in these unprecedented times. In our previous article, we shined the light on how brands have taken proactive steps to quickly adapt to the pandemic. In this article, let’s take a deeper look at how luxury beauty and fashion brands are embracing new ideas to engage with their customers in times of crisis!  

Keeping your customers updated

Kiehl’s Singapore, Beyondthevines, and Mmerci Encore are among brands that announced the closure of their physical stores due to the retail lockdown. Even though almost every business has to close during quarantine, it is still important to keep in touch with your customers and remind them that they can always buy your products online. Better yet, you can also offer promotions or free shipping to facilitate online purchases like what Mmerci Encore did in their announcement.

 

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We love you Kiehl’s Community. 💚 #KiehlsSG

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UPDATE: Business resumes from May 13, we can’t wait to get your orders out to you! // In this season of plot twists, I wanted to reach out, check-in with some updates, and let you know that the bowl of emotional spaghetti you’re experiencing on the daily is totally normal. Nobody has all the answers, we can only take deep breaths & try to give ourselves grace. First, the not-so-great news: due to various waves of complications related to Covid-19, we’ll be pressing pause on operations for now and will resume in May. All orders made now will be shipped from May 13. We will extend free shipping for the month of May. And for the silver lining: now more than ever, we hold on to the spark within, celebrating the little rituals that keep us sane, and searching for pockets of joy in every day. During this time, we’ll continue finding other ways to serve our community. That includes reflecting on what kind of new normal we want to help create once this storm has passed. Thank you so much for your patience, and for your continued belief in us. Keep holding on and have faith. Till then, stay safe and take care. My best, Alli

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Creating video content

Engaging customers with video content is one of the strategies that beauty brands such as Beyondthevines, Kiehl’s, and Lisavontang are using at the moment. 

Online makeup tutorial is a great way to engage and educate consumers about your products. Yet the fact that many beauty brands are producing similar content makes it hard to capture consumers’ eyeballs. In order to stand out online, your videos need to have something different. 

Since the beginning of April, Beyondthevines has launched a series of videos in which makeup artist Airin Lee shares her beauty tips and makeup tutorials. What is worth mentioning here is the way they adapted their video content to current situations such as 5 Minute Makeup to prepare for Zoom meeting and Mask remedy which shows consumers how to care for their skin while wearing masks every day. 

Video content is not exclusively for the beauty industry, it can also be approached by fashion brands as well! Last month, fashion brand, Lisavontang posted a video in which Lisa, its founder and CEO, shared her experiences running the business going through this difficult time, and promoted the brand’s campaign to support the community in times of need. In the video, Lisa wore the fashion brand’s latest item and mentioned their new collection to be launched after the pandemic ends.

 

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What we’ve dealt with and how you can support global covid-relief efforts through our campaign with WHO.

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Delivering the right message

In this time of social distancing, delivering positive and meaningful messages to motivate customers is a great strategy that is worth considering. Beauty brand Estēe Lauder Singapore successfully approached this strategy with the video praising frontline workers who are fighting against the coronavirus and remind people to look for and appreciate beautiful things in life.  

Another brand that is delivering the right message is organic makeup brand Lihtorganics. While putting on makeup is not as necessary with a mask these days, Lihtorganics reminds us that makeup can help to accentuate other features like our eyes, and consumers can feel more confident by looking gorgeous and beautiful (even if it is just for a quick grocery run).   

Talking about masks, since early April, fashion brand Lisavontang started promoting its own collection of face masks with fashionable designs and high-quality materials. As face masks have become a part of our daily routine, it is unsurprising to see many fashion brands shifting their resources to produce face masks and keep up with the great demand for this item.

 

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Can’t go wrong with a SCARLET mask! @hanlihoefer looks like a mysterious sexy ninja with our silk mask! 😍LOVE! . 🚨 Use the code 15OFF to get a SGD $15 off your total order with minimum purchase of 3 pieces, perfect for adding to your collection of face masks. . FYI, for every face mask purchased, we will be donating 5 surgical masks to Contribute.sg for those who need it the most!! . Safety: our Face Masks are designed based on the N95 structure. All edges of the mask are sealed on the face, with a convex shape giving comfortable air space. A padded nose bridge helps holds the mask in place. And with an in built filter pocket feel free to add an extra layer of protection for additional peace of mind.

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Showing that your brands care

Thinking about how your brands can contribute to the communities in times of need is a great strategy to win customers’ hearts. By supporting the communities, brands can kill two birds with one stone by raising meaningful awareness and fulfilling corporate social responsibility at the same time.

Last month, Lisavontang launched a campaign in which customers buying exquisite pieces on its website would stand a chance to donate $100 USD to WHO’s Covid Relief Fund. The donation will be in customers’ names and receipts will be sent to them directly from WHO. Another brand like DrGL voluntarily donated their facial cleansers to help healthcare workers prevent facial sores from the prolonged wearing of masks. 

 

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Last week, we gathered everyone at HQ to pack a small gift of appreciations for our frontliners at Hospitals. We would like to help as much as we can in our capability to support as well. Thank you our health heroes! Lets #staysafe and #stayhealthy everyone 🙂 #Repost from @drgeorgialee 600 bottles of @drgl.skincare Skin Repair with more than 7500 strips of silicone tapes from @tlclifestylepractice delivered to the front line healthcare workers at NCID and @tantocksenghospital today. We are making our rounds. We are trying to do something for them every few weeks. Last week, we delivered lunch to the Medical ICU nurses at Seng Kang. Join us to show that you appreciate and are grateful to them 🙏 . . . #covıd19 #covid #coronavirus #istayhomefor #pandemic #survivaltips #coronaviruspandemic #safetytips #frontliners #healthcareworkers #doctorsofinstagram #nursesofinstagram #supportlocalsg #localbusinesses #supportlocalbusinesses #grateful🙏 #givingbacktothecommunity #supporthealthcareworkers

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While luxury brands have different ways to fight against the coronavirus, they are all sending a strong message that they’re ready to support the community, and that’s what the customers need to see the most in this difficult time.

 

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How influencer marketing changes after Covid-19

How influencer marketing changes after Covid-19

May 2, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “How influencer marketing changes after Covid-19”

Will influencer marketing stay the same after Covid-19 ends? Probably not.

The last few months have brought about significant changes to the landscape of influencer marketing: Many businesses have to close temporarily, travel influencers are losing their jobs; brands are finding new ways to reach out to customers. In this challenging time, some brands are effectively adapting their strategies to stay connected with their customers, creating new influencer marketing trends that can last very long after the pandemic ends.

Let’s dive into it now, and here are our predictions of influencer marketing after Covid-19!

1. Video marketing is going to thrive in 2020

Before Covid-19, video content has been predicted to be the future of influencer marketing. This prediction was secured by the rise of TikTok, a popular video-centric platform that had up to 500 million monthly active users only 3 years after its launch.

Amid Covid-19, TikTok became one of the most downloaded social media apps in Q1 2020 as the number of installs reached up to 1 billion worldwide. Given the current situation that people are staying at home more than ever, TikTok is rising as a great source of entertainment which allows users to create funny clips with creative video templates and a set of trendy music. Some brands have started including TikTok in their influencer campaign strategy as a new way to engage with their audience.  

Dettol India, a brand of cleaning supplies and disinfectant, has recently capture social media’s attention by launching TikTok #HandWashChallenge, in which they partnered with Indian TikTok influencers with millions of followers to spread the word for their campaign. The videos quickly became viral with more than 8 billion views in just 4 days. Up to now, the challenge has surpassed more than 60 billion views one month after it started off. Although there is no report that Dettol’s sales increased after launching the challenge, the brand successfully captured social media’s attention and raised awareness about their products.

Together with TikTok, live content on IGTV, Facebook and Youtube are also expected to thrive in 2020.

2. Influencer marketing and eCommerce are going hand in hand

Life under self-quarantine has brought about a big shift in consumer’s shopping behavior. As people are spending more time on the internet, they’re also buying more things online. 

In late February, RedMart, a Singapore’s leading online supermarket site, saw a great increase in online grocery as people were rushing to stock up on essentials. Now the demand is off its peak, yet it is still higher than normal. In the U.S. market, Amazon hired 100,000 new employees in March 2020 to support their warehouses and delivery network in response to the surge in demand for online purchases amid Covid-19. 

As the line between social media and E-commerce is more blurred than ever, brands are taking this opportunity to strengthen their social media presence via influencer marketing. A typical example of this collaboration is Tokopedia, one of the most popular Indonesian e-marketplace. Last month, this firm partnered with a number of Indonesian influencers to spread the word for their products as well as the promotion of free postage to facilitate online shopping in the period of self-isolation.

Liketoknow.it is another e-commerce platform that is emerging amid Covid-19. This new platform allows influencers/bloggers to make a commission from sales of products they wear in their posts. Last month in Vietnam, the website has increasingly been mentioned by a lot of influencers who had their items featured on the website.

3. User-generated content (UGC) is the next big thing

Before Covid-19, user-generated content has already been appreciated by brands as it promotes authenticity and personalization to influencer posts, thus attracting more engagement. 

Amid Covid-19, user-generated content has proved itself to be an effective influencer campaign strategy. As a result of social distancing, people are spending more time online than ever, looking for more personal connections with others online. Understanding that need, many brands have adopted this type of content to generate more engagement from the audience.    

Additionally, since influencers not allowed to go out, their typical monotonous high-fashion photoshoot is being replaced with simple, friendly photos taking from home. With this shift in content marketing, followers are more likely to develop a sense of personal connection with their influencers, resulting in better reach and engagement with influencer’s content. 

4. Brands are going to place more emphasis on conversion rate

It goes without saying that the goal of influencer marketing can vary depending on the brand’s strategy in different periods. However, with the recent outbreak of Covid-19, the uncertainty in business environments has urged marketers to look for ways to optimize their budget and maximize the benefits of influencer campaigns. With that in mind, placing great emphasis on the conversion rate seems to be an ideal influencer campaign strategy.

Recently, Ai Home, the first Malaysian smart home and full-range lifestyle gadget retailer has partnered with many influencers to spread the word for their promotion using promo codes with influencers’ names such as “Joenne”, “Chailing”. This brand also captured social media’s attention by creating #AiStayHomeChallenge, in which influencers encourage their followers to upload their pictures and tag 3 friends to join the challenge with them. By integrating different types of influencer campaigns (affiliate marketing and creator contests), Ai Home successfully built up brand awareness and was able to kept track of their sales conversion through influencer marketing. 

 

While there are lots of predictions about influencer marketing landscape after Covid-19 ends, one thing we all agree is that influencer marketing will continue thriving! With people increasingly using social media, brands that have not yet caught up on using influencer marketing now realized the benefit of being able to connect and engage with their consumers via social media influencers.

As social media influence is turning into a billion-dollar industry, Affable is one of the best influencer campaign platforms that help you choose the right influencers and measure the effectiveness of your influencer marketing campaigns. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or experience your free trial at https://www.affable.ai! 

 

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How brands should adapt their strategies amid Covid-19

April 21, 2020 Posted by In The News 0 thoughts on “How brands should adapt their strategies amid Covid-19”

The last few months have witnessed massive changes in business environment across the globe. Every industry is being impacted in some ways: Customer behaviors change, “non-essential” businesses are forced to shut down, people are shopping online more than ever. Serious questions have been asked about how brands should adjust their strategies in this unprecedented time and how to stay in touch with their customers. Here are some strategies that you can take to help steer your business through this difficult time! 

1. Embracing new content strategy

Making efforts to deliver the right message is a good way to reach out to customers, especially in the time of crisis. Recently, Nike, one of the most famous brand shoes in the world, has received good responses from followers for its message encouraging people to play sport at home during the period of self-isolation. The message was simple, yet it is believed to successfully deliver the sporting spirit while encouraging compliance with self-quarantine. Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the brand’s ambassadors, also repeated the message later in his post.

Nike's message succeeded in delivering the sporting spirit while encouraging compliance with self-quarantine.

Nike’s message succeeded in delivering the sporting spirit while encouraging compliance with self-quarantine.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo, Nike's ambassadors, also repeated the message later in his post.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Nike’s ambassadors, also repeated the message later in his post

Cocacola is another brand that adapted their content marketing in response to the pandemic

Cocacola is another brand that adapted their content marketing in response to the pandemic

 

Another exciting campaign we all should learn from belonged to Kiehls. In early April, this beauty brand decided to please their stay-at-home customers by launching a series of virtual sessions on beauty and mental health! Their virtual wellness program lasted 6 days and ranged from daily skincare sessions to mask & meditation. Other beauty brands such as Dior, L’Oréal Group, Mac Cosmetics are also doing a great job in adapting their content strategy and embracing innovative ways to engage with their customers in this unprecedented time.  

Kiehls launched a series of virtual sessions in the period of self-isolation

Kiehls launched a series of virtual sessions in the period of self-isolation

 

2. Organizing virtual conference / event

Amidst the outbreak of Covid-19, many brands have to cancel or postpone their events as an attempt to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Here comes a big question: Besides social media posts, how can brands communicate with their customers at scale? It turnt out that the answer is simple: To make the event go virtual! 

HIMSS20, a Global Health Conference & Exhibition planned to take place in March 2020, had to be postponed due to Covid-19. While the organizers promised to host a virtual event at some point in the future, 1 day later, 1upHealth announced to host its own virtual health conference in the following week. They wrote on their website: “Just like you, we’re super upset HIMSS was canceled due to COVID-19. So instead, we’ve come up with the antidote, the 1st Virtual Health Conference 2020”. The conference was live-streamed on YouTube Live on March 11th, attracting thousands of online participants.

Another virtual event that received great attention from the media was the Virtual Denim Trade Show. With the cancellation of the Kingspin Amsterdam event over Covid-19, Kinspin has recently announced to host a virtual trade show taking place in April in replace of their original Amsterdam show. The act of switching from physical events to virtual one is an ideal solution not only to help brands communicate with their customers in this tough period but also encourages remote attendees to participate in the event.

 

3. Offering additional values to customers

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has created a rapid change in consumer’s buying behavior, yet this time is an unique opportunity for brands to stay ahead of the game by building strong customer relationships and strengthening their marketing position. Many brands from different industries have taken proactive steps by offering additional services to bring the best customer experience.

In the Foodservice industry, restaurants and major food chains started focusing on delivery option. In Malaysia, KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonald offered takeaway service and encouraged customers to pay with cashless payment. In America, fast food chains like Subway, IHOP and other fast food chains also provided free delivery to encourage customers to eat from home without bearing the additional cost. 

In the video streaming market, Netflix Party has recently enabled the viewers to chat with each other while streaming videos on Netflix. This feature received a lot of praise as it allows people to connect with others in the self-isolation period. The new entrant Disney+ also announced to stream their movie Frozen 2 three months ahead of the schedule to bring some fun and joy to families during this challenging time.

As many schools and education institutes were closed due to Covid-19, Adobe is providing free temporary access to Adobe Connect, a web conferencing solution that allows students to learn remotely by joining virtual classrooms, training and meetings. In addition, Adobe is also offering schools with temporary at-home licenses to Creative Cloud desktop apps to facilitate distance teaching and learning.

4. Giving back to the community in time of need

According to a survey conducted by The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), 56% of consumers are pleased to hear about brands taking action to support communities in response to Covid-19! Airbnb, Heineken, Nike, Coca are examples of large corporations taking initiatives to support the community. However, you don’t need to be a big brand to fight against Covid-19. It is encouraging to see many local businesses in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, India… joining hands and doing their parts to make a difference in society.

Thinking about how your brand could contribute to the communities in time of need is a good strategy to win customer’s hearts. By giving back to the communities, brands are not only fulfilling their corporate social responsibility but also raising awareness and adding great credibility to their names. 

 

 

 

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How travel influencers have been impacted by Covid-19

How travel influencers have been impacted by Covid-19

April 9, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “How travel influencers have been impacted by Covid-19”

Travelling in the midst of Covid-19 is certainly not a good idea, right?

However, when your income depends much on travelling, staying at home has a cost. As the travel and tourism industry have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, travel influencers are definitely facing a hard time in their career. But to what extent travel influencers have been impacted by the pandemic, and how they are adjusting their strategy to cope with difficults situations, let’s find out now!

How travel influencers have been impacted by Covid-19 

First, let’s take a quick look into the current context. As a global attempt to prevent the Covid-19 from spreading, countries around the world have closed their borders and imposed travel restrictions for foreign tourists. Such action resulted in a record low demand for flying, leading to the temporary suspension and reduction in flights of the global airlines. As travel is now nearly impossible, influencers are struggling to cope with how to move forward in the unprecedented  time

In order to better understand how Covid-19 has impacted travel influencer’s activities on social media, we used our Brands Comparison tool to select the 5 most active Asian airline brands on social media and see how many influencers mentioned these airline brands in their posts amidst the pandemic. Overall, it can be seen that there is a rapid decline in the number of influencers (down 54%) from the week of March 9th, 2020 till the end of March 2020. This decline is predictable as Covid-19 has not started escalating in this region until early March 2020, followed by national lockdown and travel restrictions in many countries. While the general downward trend indicates the negative impact of Covid-19 on travel influencers, the slight upward trend in the week of March 23th may represent influencer’s efforts in adapting their strategy amidst the pandemic.

The number of influencers mentioning airline brands in their posts from December 30th, 2019 to march 30th, 2020

The number of influencers mentioning airline brands in their posts from December 30th, 2019 to march 30th, 2020

 

How travel influencers are adapting their strategy amid Covid-19 crisis

1. Staycation is an ideal alternative

Travel-related content is considered a sensitive topic given the current situation. Recently, local celebrities and influencers are facing backlash over their travel photos amid the Covid-19 as they are criticized for being ‘stubborn’ and irresponsible for their content. While travelling to different countries is not encouraged at the moment, spending the vacation at home could be an alternative.  

“Staycation” refers to a vacation that people spend at their own country (or stay at home) rather than going abroad. While #staycation is not a new term among travellers, it has not gained its popularity until Covid-19 started taking off in March. By shifting the focus from traveling abroad to domestic travel, influencers can now share their travel stories without facing criticism, at the same time, take this chance to promote the local travel industry in their countries. 

 

 

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let’s not forget that rapunzel was quarantined and met her future husband so let’s think positively here 😝🤪 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ in all seriousness, having to ‘social distance’ took a while to get used to but honestly? i think i’m actually starting to enjoy it! our days have been bleeding into nights together and we’ve been figuring out how to make home life fun. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ of course, having this amazing view to wake up to and this iconic hotel to call our home this weekend has helped, so thank you @marinabaysands. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ i could live in this room with high ceilings forever x ps: i put a swipe up link in my stories for you guys, check for the best staycation deals now! ⁣ ⁣ #thatMBSmoment⁣ #theasiacollective @theasia.collective

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2. Making the best of their old photos

Since late March 2020, many countries have imposed national shutdown and encouraged their citizens to self-quarantine at home. This means that everyone has to stay indoors, and travel influencers can no longer enjoy their staycation, so what’s next?

Numerous travel influencers, including Lingweiix, Xinlinnn and Yuni, decided to have throwbacks of their old travel photos to keep their Instagram feed active during the period of self-quarantine. Singaporean instagram influencer Yuni also started producing high-quality content that provides travel guidelines and detailed feedback of destinations where she went to. This change in the content strategy has gained her a lot of traffic and compliment from her followers.

 

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While in Singapore now, we all advised to #StayHome most of the time but we all still can go out for essential errands and outdoor exercise with safe distancing measures.. But today they started to close some parks and the beaches 😔 for tighter circuit breaker measures..⁣ What are the rules happening now in your country? Are you still able to go out of home?⁣ •⁣ •⁣ Throwback to the happy time where we still have freedom to travel, it was just 4 months ago.. ⁣ 📍White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)⁣ ⁣ While we all not sure when we can have our freedom to travel again, but let’s keep our spirit up, make use of stay home as bonding time with your loved ones and cherish this moment.. 🥰 ⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ #Thailandinsider #ExploreThailand #VisitThailand #Thailandvacation #thailandtravels #amazingthailand #discoveringThailand #WatRongKhun #WhiteTemple #ChiangRai #Thailand #LostInThailand

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Another strategy to help influencers make the best of their old photos is to mention the brands that were featured in their images. Todayweexplore, a profile used by 2 famous travel & lifestyle Instagram influencers, made a smart move by having a throwback of their Bali trip while promoting the airline brand AirAsia amidst Covid-19 without facing criticism. 


Other travel influencers such as Chloetwl and Alexis also adapt their travel-related content by having a throwback of their previous travel and tagging the cruise and hotel they were staying during that time.

3. Don’t Put All Your Eggs in 1 Basket!

Don’t put all your money and effort into one investment, because you will place yourself at higher risk of losing everything when it fails. 

Influencers may not be investors, but they’re definitely taking it seriously. Recently, we have seen a gradual shift in the content of travel influencers as they started partnering with more brands outside the travel industry. zippyzipeng , one of the popular travel and lifestyle instagram influencers, has recently wowed her followers by posting a glamorous picture of her featuring Huawei Mobile Singapore. Other influencers including Lingweiix and thewinterchee are also widening their product category (cosmetic, fashion brands), and they still received great engagement from their fans.

 

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Just got my hands on the latest @huaweimobilesg P40 Pro and i can’t wait to shoot more photos with it! The camera system on the P40 Pro is co-engineered with @leica with four lenses which includes a 50MP ultra vision wide angle built with f/1.9 and optical image stabilization, allowing me to capture my shot effortlessly 😄 Pre-order for the Huawei P40 Series is now available with all 3 major telcos, consumer electronic stores and online official stores with Lazada and Shopee. Go check it out now! (Slide right to see my unboxing gif and also some visuals from the phone) How I actually took this photo is basically I sit down on the floor or rather I lie down 😂 and got scolded for being so unglam and then take a photo of her there with the marble floor reflection! You just flip your phone opposite down sticking on the floor & you will get the visual done! #visionaryphotography #huaweip40pro #capturedonhuawei #huaweisg #visitsingapore #visitsingapore #beautifulmatters #voyaged #9gag #singapore #beautifulmatters #whatissingapore #beautifulhotel #jewelsingapore #新加坡 🇸🇬 #femaletravelbloggers #beautifuldestinations #wonderfulplaces #girlswhotravel #shetravels #globetrotter #convid19 #phonephotography.

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Producing the right content is always the key to social media engagement. While the Covid-19 pandemic has been creating a negative impact on the travel industry in general, travel influencers could consider this challenge as an opportunity to be flexible with their content strategy or capture social media’s attention by being creative with their posts.

All examples mentioned in this blog are obtained by using Affable’s Content Discovery tool.