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FINDING TIKTOK INFLUENCERS WITH AFFABLE

October 20, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “FINDING TIKTOK INFLUENCERS WITH AFFABLE”

Launched in the international market in September 2017, TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms with more than 80 million active users worldwide. Amidst 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. With 41 percent of TikTok users between 16 and 24 years old, brands have been jumping on this video-centric platform to stay connected and engaged with the younger generation. 

In order to launch successful influencer marketing campaigns on TikTok, the first step marketers need to take is to find the right TikTok influencers. Working with influencers who are a great fit for your brand can create tremendous impact by boosting brand awareness to the right target audience and driving an increase in sales. 

Interested to launch a successful influencer marketing campaign on Tiktok? Read on to find out how Affable’s AI-driven influencer marketing platform can help you to achieve your goals and create clever collaborations with influencers!  

Finding TikTok influencers with advanced filters

With more than 3 million TikTok influencers around the world, finding the right TikTok influencer for your marketing campaign can be challenging. Influencers on TikTok cover a wide range of topics from fashion and beauty to quirky tricks and tips. Hence, Affable.ai has integrated TikTok into our Influencer Discovery Tool for brands to discover the right influencers in just a few clicks!  

Using our advanced filters, brands can easily filter TikTok influencers based on: 

  • Location: This filter allows brands to search for TikTok influencers within your region.
  • Topics: Type the keyword or category to discover influencers that fit into your niche. Collaborating with influencers who have the same interest with your business’s category will add much more credibility and relevance to your campaign.
  • Number of followers: Find and work with influencers within a specific range of followers. 

 

Finding TikTok influencers with in-depth analytics

Apart from the added convenience, Affable also provides in-depth influencer analytics to help enhance your decision-making. These include Engagement rates, Follower Timeline and Audience Demographics. 

Engagement rates

An influencer’s engagement rate is an essential factor to consider as it measures the level of interaction followers have with the influencer’s content. In general, we would recommend brands to collaborate with micro-influencers as they often have a high engagement rate compared to other tiers of influencers. Despite lower follower counts, working with micro-influencers can help brands save costs and reach their target audience effectively.

However, with the rising popularity of buying fake followers and automatic comments, ‘follower count’ and ‘engagement rate’ may no longer be enough to demonstrate an influencer’s authenticity as they can be artificially inflated. By tracking the percentage of suspicious followers using Affable, brands can better determine an influencer’s true reach and decide if that influencer is worth collaborating with.  

Follower Timeline

Another factor worth looking into is the Follower timeline. Timelines with sharp spikes suggest that influencers earned a mass-following in a short span. This happens for several reasons such as giveaways, partnerships with big brands, influencer scandals or even buying fake followers. Regardless of the reasons behind, marketers should always be cautious when seeing these concurrent spikes above.

Audience Demographics

Using Affable, brands can find out the influencer’s audience based on their demographics such as age range, location and gender distribution. Having such data helps brands check if their audiences match the demographics of your target market. It keeps marketers from wasting time and money on marketing to those who aren’t likely to be your customers.

Bonus: Content Discovery

Understanding current influencer trends is crucial as it provides marketers with insights about what kind of content influencers are producing and how to strategize your campaign’s message to better engage with the audience.

With Affable’s Content Discovery Platform, you will be given access to our massive influencer database and find content for your specific interest. For example, type in ‘Travel’ in the Caption search and you can see with great ease what are the content trends for ‘travel’ in your selected specific period and location.

In conclusion, Affable is always staying ahead of the game in terms of influencer marketing. TikTok’s unique and creative concept has successfully positioned itself as an appealing platform for influencer marketing. To help brands make clever collaboration with TikTok influencers, we provide brands with advanced selection tools and trusted influencer analytics to strengthen your decision-making. 

Find out more about our new feature as we redefine the rules and offer brands greater accessibility to run high-impact influencer campaigns. 

6 Creative Influencer Marketing Campaigns To Inspire You

October 14, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “6 Creative Influencer Marketing Campaigns To Inspire You”

Are you looking for inspiring ideas for your next influencer marketing campaigns? As more and more brands are leveraging the power of influencer marketing, it is increasingly difficult for brands to stand out in the online world where every business is desperate for attention. To help brands do it, we’ve rounded some of the most creative influencer campaigns to get you inspired and create your own campaigns. Let’s discover now!

Next Games & Lele Pons

Next Games, a Finland-based developer and publisher of licensed mobile games, created a buzz on social media for their partnership with famous Youtuber Lele Pons in the campaign to drive awareness for “The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land”. In the 4-minute video, Lele Pons and her friends were playing The Walking Dead when zombies suddenly came to life and wanted to attack them. Guess what? The video was a big success and garnered more than 13M views as the brand successfully engaged the audience from the beginning till the end with its creative idea and a great sense of humor!

Another example of bringing online games to real life is the Royal Chaos’s campaign. This May, the mobile card-based adventure game Royal Chaos made a big shoutout by featuring social media influencers @sylsylnoc, @ninatsf and @qinlovesmacaronsss. They swept their followers off their feet by dressing beautifully to look like characters in the game, and the engagement rates were high as followers were rewarded with a pleasant surprise. 

Interested to find out more creative influencer campaigns in the gaming industry? Hop over to our blog to discover some of the hottest content trends in the gaming industry on Instagram!   

 

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wootz! a NEW class has arrived in @royalchaosofficial! check out the ‘Musicians’, a class who has a grand vision & possess great powers with their musical instruments. . I played Royal Chaos when they started in 2018, which is a really popular game because of all those well received chinese dramas – ladies challenging their wittiness, be the last surviving one that shines. every lady in the palace want to be the dearest to the emperor even thou there are many guy characters too. . alongside this game update, there are also new costumes, storylines, features, quizzes and pets to explore. SO MUCH FANTASY! i’m now Musician Qin (琴 Zither) and not Physician Lee anymore. maybe i will aim to be the empress this time. 🤣 . no more boredom at home if you download this free game from the app store or google play. it is really fun and addictive! males can choose to play a guy character instead and see how you can manipulate and change the story. download via this link & play with me! https://cutt.ly/2yqbERJ ——————— #RoyalChaos #熹妃傳 #熹妃Q傳 #StayHomeAndPlay #MobileGaming #Gamer #GamerLife #GamePlay #GamerCommunity #GamingLifestyle #Instagame #Gaming #GamingCommunity #GamingClips #GamingLife #InstaGaming #GamingPosts #GamingBlog #GamingBlogger #GamingLove #SGGirls #SGKOL #KOLSG #SGIG #IGSG #SGLifeStyle #SGLifeStyleBlogger #SGBlogger

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Toyota and Loki

Have you ever thought of partnering with pet influencers? If not, let this campaign below inspire you!

Some of the most successful brand-pet partnerships belong to Toyota’s campaign back to 2017. In the campaign to promote 4Runner – a car model designed for adventure and outdoor exploration, Toyota partnered with famous pet influencer Loki The Wolfdog. What makes Loki the perfect choice for the 4Runner is his love for travel and adventure. Loki’s Instagram account (run by its owner) is aesthetically pleasing with stunning, picturesque photos of anywhere he travels. 

Since February 2017, Toyota and Loki came into a long-term partnership and has since Loki featured the 4Runner in two sponsored posts a month. By collaborating with a lovable, famous dog, Toyota has captured social media’s attention in a unique way and engaged them into a wonderful, adventurous journey with Loki and its 4Runner.  

 

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Hop in snow bunnies, we’re going skiing. #keepitwild @toyotausa #4runner #sponsored #skiing #moondoggie

Bài viết do Loki the Wolfdog (@loki) chia sẻ vào

 

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One day I will measure my life by these moments with you. #4Runner @toyotausa #sponsored #letsgoplaces

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Subaru and Zack King

It would be a big mistake not to mention the epic collaboration of Subaru and American internet personality Zackking. Zack King never fails to grab your attention with his videos digitally edited to look as if he is doing magic. Realizing his ability to pull off creative influencer campaigns, Subaru decided to partner with King to give their marketing a push. 

In the post promoting Subaru, Zackking did a magic trick in which he created an illusion of a three-piece cut out of a Subaru car then magically replaced it with a real one. The video was stunning and enjoyable to watch as the audiences can’t help but hitting the play button several times to see how it actually happened.

 

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When your wingmen are on point to help you impress the love of your life. #DateNight #MeetAnOwner like me and other real @Subaru_USA owners on MeetAnOwner.com #ad

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Sometimes looking at life from a child’s perspective is a lot more fun! #family #home #magic

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Snapchat’s #Realfriend 

In 2019, Snapchat launched its global campaign #RealFriends that is designed to leverage the power of true friendship and promote Snapchat as the best platform for communication with your friends. To do that, they partnered with popular “quote influencers” on Instagram to feature inspirational quotes about friendship on the International Friendship Day. All the quotes were placed on a solid yellow background with the Snapchat logo at the bottom. The caption was simple yet effective enough: “Brought to you by Snapchat. #RealFriends #FriendshipQuotes.

 

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Brought to you by Snapchat. #RealFriends #FriendshipQuotes

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Brought to you by Snapchat. #RealFriends #FriendshipQuotes

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Brought to you by Snapchat. #RealFriends #FriendshipQuotes

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What is worth noticing in the campaign was that Snapchat leveraged influencer marketing by posting on the platform of their competitor, Instagram, and successfully drove social media’s attention. To strengthen the message, Snapchat also featured 12 stories of friends coming from 12 different countries in the form of short videos which you can watch on Snapchat’s Youtube channel. With this campaign, Snapchat aims to differentiate its app from Instagram stories by shifting its focus to real friendships and intimate communication instead of oversharing it on social media.  

 

Pepsico & Walgreens

Emojis aren’t just for your text message. In summer 2016, Pepsi came up with some of the most creative influencer campaigns as they produced Pepsi bottles with more than 200 emojis on it. In its attempt to boost sales at Walgreens stores, US, Pepsi launched its viral campaign #SayItWithPepsi. In the campaign, they generated online conversations around Pepsi emojis and encouraged the millennial target audience to post about it on Instagram and Twitter. They also teamed up with a number of influencers who are story-tellers and trendsetters to create inspiring content that urges young customers to buy Pepsi Emoji bottles in order to be a part of an exciting summer experience!

 

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Thank you @Pepsi for sharing world emoji day with me. Who knew that was an actual thing? #PepsiMoji

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The result? Pepsi’s campaign ended up with over 46M impressions, more than 50k engagements with the content and the overall mentions of Pepsi Emoji increased by 677% during the campaign including other impressive results. The campaign’s success is a great mix of user-generated content, influencer marketing and content syndication

Puma and Péle

In the World Cup Mexico 1970, before the quarter-final match between Brazil and Peru kicked off, Pelé walked out straight into the middle of the field and asked the referee for time so he could tie his shoes. The cameras pulled focus on Pele and millions of people around the globe realized that Pelé, the greatest athlete at that time, was wearing Puma boots!

It is rumored that Pelé was offered $25.000 to feature Puma in the match, although there is still no evidence. Regardless of that, many people deem this action as one of the first and most creative influencer campaigns ever!

 

 

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Influencer Marketing Trends in India, Q3 2020

October 10, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “Influencer Marketing Trends in India, Q3 2020”

The most engaging influencers

 

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Next stop: India! Beauty and fashion influencer @thepunjabichick was the most engaging influencer on social media in India in the last 3 months. The secret for such a high engagement rate lies in her beautiful, aesthetics pictures featuring lifestyle, beauty and fashion content. She has a considerable engagement rate (7%) with her audience mainly based in India. If your brand is seeking to partner with engaging beauty and fashion influencers in India, this girl should definitely be on your list! <3 @Bikewithgirl is another Indian influencer who attained a high engagement rate on social media. While @thepunjabichick wins over her audience with her charming beauty, @bikewithgirl impresses Instagrammers with a bold look when riding motorcycles. As a macro-influencer with more than 260k followers, she has an impressive engagement rate of 7.17% and a long record of partnering with big-name brands such as Triumph Motorcycle India, Oppo India, Olay India. -> For the full report of influencer marketing trends in India, click the LINK IN BIO . . . #affable #influencers #kol #marketingtrend #marketingplatform #influencermarketingplatform #trendanalytics #influencermarketing #socialmediainfluencer #instagraminfluencer #microinfluencers #lifestyle #instagramanalytics

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Beauty and fashion influencer @thepunjabichick was the most engaging influencer on social media in the last 3 months. The secret for such a high engagement rate lies in her beautiful, aesthetics pictures featuring lifestyle, beauty and fashion content. According to our Affable.ai’s Instagram influencer analytics, @thepunjabichick has a considerable engagement rate (7%) with her audience mainly based in India. If your brand is seeking to partner with engaging beauty and fashion influencers in India, this girl should definitely be on your list.  

@bikewithgirl is another female influencer who attained a high engagement rate on social media last September. While @thepunjabichick wins over her audience with her charming beauty, @bikewithgirl impresses Instagrammers with a bold look when riding motorcycles. As a macro-influencer with more than 260k followers, she has an impressive engagement rate of 7.17% and a long record of partnering with big-name brands such as Triumph Motorcycle India, Oppo India, BMW India, Olay India, and Dove.

 

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We’ve crossed 25k+ views on the @indiatriumph Tiger 900 GT video in 4days, on YT😍😍! See Link In Bio 📺 What was your fav part of the video? Tell me down here ⬇️ . . Massive props to @vikasbalram for putting together such a beautiful film and @sheldon.martis for making sure we never ran outta anything, even biskies for the doggos 🐶 #Tiger900Gt #Tiger900 #TriumphTiger900 #tiger900rallypro #revbomb #TigerXRX #bigbikes #xcx #triumph #tiger1200 #triumphtiger #tiger1200XCx #adventuretime #advtourer #offroad #ChicksOnBikes #bikergirl #WomenOnmotorcycles #bigbikes#rally #adventure #bike #bikewithgirl #bikerchick #motorhead #bike #motorcycle #bikes #biker #travel #bikelife #wanderlust

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The most active brand on social media

With more than 140 sponsored influencers posts, Loreal Paris was the most active brand on social media in Q3 2020 in India. The beauty giant partnered with a huge number of Indian influencers to spread the word for a wide range of products such as Infallible Foundation, EX Oil Serum and Crystal Microessence. In their #DontStopMeNow campaign, Loreal Paris leveraged a classic yet effective strategy to demonstrate the effectiveness of their products. The photos use a “Before-After” comparison, showcasing a big difference before and after using Loreal Paris’ foundation. 

Hop over to our previous blog find out 6 ways your brand can collaborate with beauty and fashion influencers! 

Samsung India was also among the most active brands on social media with more than 120 sponsored posts. Last July, Samsung India released Samsung Galaxy M31s – a new add on to the Galaxy M31 series. The highlight of this all-new model is the Single Take feature which allows users to get up to 10 photos and videos with just 1 take! To make a shoutout for this feature, the brand partnered with influencers in different tiers to create the #MonsterShot campaign, sharing their favorite “monster” output!

The most trending hashtags

In terms of hashtags, #Vocalforlocal and #Vocalforlocalindia were the 2 most trending hashtags in India in Q3 2020. So what do these hashtags stand for? 

In his delivery of the seventh consecutive Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the need to use and promote local products. “The mindset of free India should be ‘vocal for local’. We should appreciate our local products, if we don’t do this then our products will not get the opportunity to do better and will not get encouraged”, he stated. Hence, in support, Indian influencers have started adopting the hashtag #Vocalforlocal and #Vocalforlocalindia to show their appreciation for local brands.

 

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Get freedom from cables dangling on your face with these super cool harmonics twins mini Bluetooth earbuds from @portronics.india •Best HD TWS Stereo Music •Latest Bluetooth 5.0 •Active-Smart Case •Distortion Free Sound •Pocket-Friendly Size •One step pairing •Voice assistant •Music time- Around 3 hrs •Charging time- Around 1.5 hrs •Case battery- 320mAh • Dimensions- 52*35*26.4 mm . . . . . . #thegauravsharmaa #gauravsharma #influencer #fashioninfluencer #indianfashioninfluencer #blogger #fashionblogger #stylewithgaurav #model #malemodel #fashionmodel #earbuds #feelthebeat #portronics #portronicsindia #quarantinediaries #vocalforlocal #stayhomesavelives #musiclover #techworld #wirelessearbuds #coolgadgets

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Influencer Marketing Trends in the Philippines, Sep 2020

October 6, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “Influencer Marketing Trends in the Philippines, Sep 2020”

The Most Engaging Influencers 

 

 

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Last September, @joshuapatagnan was the influencer that received the highest engagement on social media. As a travel influencer, Joshua’s Instagram feed is mainly filled with gorgeous photos about his #travel journey and stunning landscape. Despite having lesser travel photos due to Covid-19, Joshua’s post promoting @shopee_ph 9.9 Super Sale helped him earn the highest engagement rate on social media in the Philippines last month! 👏👏 Beauty and #fashion influencer @babygirl.ziee was another well-performing influencer in the Philippines. Her youth and elegance make her a suitable partner for many #beauty brands including @pondsph. She is an engaging influencer with a diverse follower-base from the Philippines, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. -> For the full report on influencer marketing trends in the Philippines, click the LINK IN BIO. . . . #affable #influencers #kol #marketingtrend #marketingplatform #influencermarketingplatform #trendanalytics #influencermarketing #socialmediainfluencer #instagraminfluencer #microinfluencers #lifestyle #instagramanalytics

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Last September, @joshuapatagnan was the influencer that received the highest engagement on social media. As a travel influencer, Joshua’s Instagram feed is mainly filled with gorgeous photos about his travel journey and stunning landscape, giving good vibes of an adventure-filled life. 

Despite having lesser travel photos due to Covid-19, Joshua’s post promoting @shopee_ph 9.9 Super Sale helped him earn the highest engagement rate on social media in the Philippines last month. According to our Instagram influencer analytics, Joshua has a considerable engagement rate of up to 3.94% with a follower-based mainly concentrated in the Philippines.

 

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Beauty and fashion influencer @babygirl.ziee was another well-performing influencer in the Philippines. @babygirl.ziee usually features beauty and fashion brands in her posts, and her youth and elegance makes her a suitable choice for many beauty brands such as Pond’s Philippines, TheFaceShop Philippines, Colourette Cosmetics. She has a pretty good engagement rate of 3.4% and a diverse follower-base from the Philippines, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.  

The Most Active Brands on Social Media

Last month in the Philippines, @VitaKeratin climbed to the top of the chart as the most active brand on social media. The brand partnered with a huge number of Filippino influencers to create campaign #UnlockYourAwra which aims to promote its hair salon treatment. In particular, beauty and fashion influencers @cheskaafausto and @aguilartin are among the micro-influencers who had the most engaging posts featuring VitaKeratin. 

Following VitaKeratin is @photobookph, a brand that offers stunning photo books & customized gifts. This brand partnered with many micro-influencers to feature their items, sharing the promotion of up to 90% off Photobook. Having influencers create their own photo books and showcasing it on social media is a good strategy to capture the audience’s attention and trigger their purchase decision.

The Most Trending Hashtags

In terms of hashtags, #UnlockYourAwra was the most trending hashtag on social media in September, followed by #pbphnhd2020, a hashtag used in the campaign by Photo Books Philippines.

#shopback99kchallenge and #shopbackph were 3rd and 4th trending hashtags used respectively by ShopBack – a cashback giant in the Philippines. Last month, this brand partnered with a lot of Filippino influencers to spread the word for their ShopBack 99k Challenge along with many giveaways for customers on 9.9 Shopping Day.

 

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Win Php 99,999 this 9.9 with ShopBack in 4 EASY steps 💥 1. Download and sign up on ShopBack (Link in my bio to download the app) 2. Post a screenshot of your ShopBack account and explain what ShopBack is in your own words in the caption OR Make a creative video explaining how to use ShopBack in 60 seconds or Less! (Make sure to feature the ShopBack app in the video) 3. Post it on your IG, FB or TIKTOK with the hashtag #ShopBack99KChallenge 4. Tag 3 of your friends & follow @ShopBackPh on IG The most creative video will be announced on ShopBack’s IG/FB & Twitter pages and will be awarded Php 99,999 this 9.9! 🤑 Along with many more giveaways for you this 9.9 Shopping Day! Pro-tip: Make it funny, show the app & your account and if you have cashback then you are already a rockstar. And yessss you can send in more than 1 entry! 😜 Link: app.shopback.com/99challengeph

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Win Php 99,999 this 9.9 with ShopBack in 4 Easy steps 💥 1. Download and signup on ShopBack (Link in my bio to download the app) 2. Post a picture of your ShopBack account or Make a video explaining how to use ShopBack in 1 MINUTE or Less in your own words! (Make sure to feature the ShopBack app on the video) 3. Post it on your IG, FB or TIKTOK with #ShopBack99KChallenge 4. Tag 3 of your friends & follow @ShopBackPh on IG The most creative video will be announced on ShopBack IG/Twitter & FB pages and will be awarded Php 99,999 this 9.9 🤑Along with many more giveaways for you this 9.9 Shopping Day! Protip : Make it funny, show the app & your account and if you have cashback then you are already a rockstar And yessss you can send in more than 1 entry 😜

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6 Ways to Collaborate with Beauty and Fashion Influencers

September 24, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “6 Ways to Collaborate with Beauty and Fashion Influencers”

People often showcase their best side on social media, and Instagram is one of the channels which promotes the sharing of beautiful photos. Of which, beauty and fashion influencers play a leading role, making Instagram their personal fashion runway and beauty parade. 

Influencers are now increasingly relevant when it comes to beauty marketing. Consumers turn to how-to tutorials on YouTube where they can watch influencers apply products and find inspiration, while on Instagram, influencers constantly “wow” followers with pretty packages and videos. By clicking on the product tagged on posts, consumers can also be directed to purchase the product from an influencers’ #ootd (Outfit of the Day), generating immediate revenue.   

Interested to leverage on influencer marketing to drive better engagement? Read on to find out 6 ways your brand can collaborate with beauty and fashion influencers! 

1. Showcase the Difference 

Last month, Loreal Paris launched a breakthrough campaign, #DontStopMeNow, with popular beauty influencers in India on Instagram, including @lifestylewithpriya, @sejalkumar1195, @shauryasanadhya, @malvikasitlaniofficial, @sonakshisinghrawat, and @mehakghaiii. The photos use a “Before-After” comparison of using Loreal Paris’ foundation to showcase the difference made by the product. The difference between the “Before” and “After” photos was a clear contrast and @malvikasitlaniofficial received over 25k likes on Instagram. 

Hence, brands can consider using this classic, yet practical strategy to demonstrate the effectiveness of their products. Using a visual comparison, consumers are thus invited to undergo a transformative experience by using the product. 

2. Be Pretty (and) Bold

Besides beauty brands, photo and video editing app @picsart also collaborated with various beauty and fashion influencers to showcase its fantastic effects. The app was able to help influencers beautify their images, making them look completely out of this world!  

Well-known influencer @aakritiranaofficial created a visually bold image revealing her abdominal area to show a skeleton graphic. Many were encouraged by her message of self-love and self-care which tied in neatly with her photo. Thereafter, her comments section was flooded with positive comments, as most of her followers were amazed by the creative idea. 

Another beauty influencer, @gelangelicca also stood out from the crowd in her collaboration with @perfectdairyofficial. Her unique makeup look created using @perfectdiaryofficial’s Explore Palette served as an inspiration to many of her followers. Playing around with vibrant blue, orange and lilac shades, @gelangelicca showcased her bold sense of style. By breaking out of the ordinary, it helped to demonstrate just how versatile the eyeshadow palette can be! 

 

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Learning from these two examples, it is important for brands to think out of the box and come up with visually exciting posts when working with beauty and fashion influencers. Engaging key opinion leaders to come up with fashionable makeup looks is also a great way to capture the audience’s attention and encourage them to get creative with makeup. 

3. Work with Male Influencers 

Nowadays, male beauty influencers and creators are becoming more prominent, making up 41% of influencers in ASEAN. With male influencers on the rise, brands are taking this opportunity to scale new markets and bring something different to the crowded beauty space. 

And if you’re already on the lookout for male influencers to collaborate with, check out these two millennial influencers in Singapore! @kevintristan and @titusslow are among the trending male beauty and fashion influencers in Southeast Asia. According to Affable’s Influencer Discovery tool, their followers are mainly made up of Gen Z and millennials.

 

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partyyyy ✨🌹⚡️⁣ ⁣ which pics is your favs? 💥 ⁣ ⁣ can you believe this was taken at the void deck?⁣ ⁣ I love the last pic cause @anaxalbums shadow is saying hello ⛅️⁣ ⁣ red stuff series (2/4)⁣ 📸 by @anaxalbums ⁣ 👠 by @liang.shirui ⁣ ⁣ I’m having huge post show depression, NDP 2020 was really awesome. So lucky and blessed to have met all the talented and cool people! 🇸🇬 made me really proud to be a citizen of Singapore. Have to get used to being alone most of the time again, 2 months of rehearsals with the amazing bunch, miss them a lot. 🌹⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ #photoshoot #photography #red #white #singapore #sg #singapore🇸🇬 #fashion #fashionphotography #style #stylish #lighting #voiddeck #fun #funtimes #modeling #glitter #shiny #kebintristan #malemodel #maledancer #asianmodel #asian #asianboy #brownskin #brownbeauty

Bài viết do ⚡️ 𝓴 𝓮 𝓿 𝓲 𝓷 ⚡️ (@kevintristan) chia sẻ vào

Both in their early 20s, they connect well with Gen Z and millennial consumers through a modern aesthetic and relatable content. While @kevintristan engages his audience through artistic photos, @titusslow fills his feed with a series of handsome photos and a touch of self-deprecating humor in his captions. 

Curious to find out more about the world of male beauty influencers? We keep you up to date with why and how brands should collaborate with male beauty influencers in our other blog post.  

 

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Part-time gardener 🧑🏻‍🌾🌷

Bài viết do Titus 凯德 (@titusslow) chia sẻ vào

4. Sell Stories, Not Products 

With pretty outfits and a glamorous photo, you are definitely halfway there to a successful influencer marketing campaign. However, brands have to keep in mind that consumers are looking for more than just a nice product shot. 

To put the cherry on top of any influencer marketing campaign, brands can encourage influencers to create a story around the product. This can be as easy as thinking of a use case for the product, or tips on how to use the product. 

Collaborating with @labelritukumar, Indian influencer @santoshishetty rewarded her followers with a graceful and elegant pose in her dress. But beyond just that, she helped her audience imagine where they could go with this beautiful dress – from a cocktail party to a beach vacay! She even gave suggestions on how to layer up the dress as an outfit idea, which was well-received with her post reaching over 20k likes. 

Another example is Singaporean micro-influencer @justinng156’s collaboration with @gastonluga. As an avid photographer, it is no wonder he captured the photo in a unique angle by being in the flatlay himself! Besides the eye-catching photo, @justinng156 further mentioned how he’s looking forward to bringing the backpack to the gym. By selling stories and not products, learn how your brand can create influencer marketing campaigns that appeal to consumers’ needs and emotions.

5. Motivate and Empower your Audience 

Brands are realizing that outer beauty is not enough. Beauty should come from the inside too and influencers that showcase inner beauty are now winning the hearts of their audience. 

Whisper India launched a wildly successful influencer campaign with popular beauty influencers in India sharing their motivational story of female empowerment. Beauty influencer @riturathee’s post alone generated over 144k likes as followers were proud of her for sharing her story and spreading positivity. Followers were also tasked to put on a green cape and share their #SuperSheroes story to encourage user-generated content. 

 

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I was born in a Haryanvi Jaat family where limits were set for a girl at every step. ‘Don’t do this, don’t do that, don’t wear this, don’t talk to guys, bigar jaogi’ and so on. Relatives thought I should get married before I got ‘too educated’. But my mind was immersed in my books and hobbies–I was so passionate about Maths, Science and riding bikes! My proudest moment was when I was the only one out of all my office pilot colleagues to clear an airline job during a period of recession! I just followed the voice in my head. Very soon, I became a Captain. And then I met my ‘dream boy’, Mr. Taneja! But he was Punjabi, and getting married to a Punjabi guy wasn’t easy in a Haryanavi family. But I carved my ways and managed to convince my father. Again, as always, God helped me get through it! Today I am a Captain, a vlogger, a rider, a manager of 3 YouTube channels and a proud mother of my 2 year old munchkin @rasbhari.taneja 👶🏻 All I have to say to every girl out there is just follow that voice in your head. Your dreams are bound to come true! This is what makes us all #SuperSheroes 🦸🏻‍♀️ I am sure you also have a #SuperSheroes story just like me! So put on a green cape, share your story with #SuperSheroes and @whisperindia will feature 1 story every Sunday 💚 @gambhirpallavi @gunjanhasija @nisha_rathee20 #GirlGang #WhisperPartner #GirlPower

Bài viết do Ritu Rathee Taneja (@riturathee) chia sẻ vào

Leading luxury beauty brand, Lancome, became the most active brand in Singapore for August 2020 by launching an influencer marketing campaign,  #LiveYourStrength. The brand partnered with 100 inspiring female influencers, including micro-influencers @lianmeiting and @constancelaujm, to share their personal stories of finding their inner strength. The campaign aims to inspire and encourage women to discover their strength from within and live up to it to conquer all challenges in life.

Learning from Lancome’s success, beauty brands can similarly step up to spread inspirational messages and forge a stronger connection with followers! 

 

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Last month in Singapore, leading luxury beauty brand @lancomeofficial was the most active brand on social media. To spread the word for its very first Lancôme Advanced Génifique #LiveYourStrength Virtual Flagship in Singapore, the brand partnered with 100 inspiring women who share their personal stories of finding their inner strength and living with it. The campaign aims to inspire and encourage women to discover their strength from within and live up to it to conquer all challenges in life. 👍👍 We would like to highlight @lianmeiting and @constancelaujm to be among the many #microinfluencers to have the most engaging posts featuring #Lancome . . . . #affable #influencers #kol #marketingtrend #marketingplatform #influencermarketingplatform #trendanalytics #influencermarketing #AdvancedGenifique #skincare #beauty #beautyinfluencer

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6. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle

Lastly, you don’t have to be a beauty or fashion brand to collaborate with beauty or fashion influencers. Staying pretty requires a healthy glow as well. Health food brands can partner with beauty and fashion influencers to decode what keeps them at the top of their game – A healthy lifestyle. An example is @kinohimitsusg recent collaboration with @xinlinnn to promote beauty supplements. The secret behind her beauty? @kinohimitsusg’s Detox enzyme which helps her to reduce bloating! 

 

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Been taking these few months at home to rest up and “reset” my body with not just exercise, but I’ve also been diligently consuming my beauty supplements for my skin and body! I get bloated very easily (well… I’m lactose intolerant but I love my coffee white 😆) so a good detox on top of regular exercising is important since I don’t eat vegetables! Tried the @kinohimitsusg D’Tox Plum Juice and Detox Enzyme to help flush out the toxins from my body and it has really helped to reduce bloating for me after a week of consumption. Both products are packed with lots of fruity goodness (up to 75 types of fruits and vegetables) to give my colon a deep cleanse without any stomachache at all, very gentle on my stomach! From now till 31 August, enjoy 50% off @kinohimitsusg Detox Enzyme and D’Tox plum juice bundle – get it at just $49.90 on Kinohimitsu’s official in-store! Products are also available on Qoo10, Lazada, Shopee, Taobao, Guardian and Watsons! #sp

Bài viết do XinLin Khaw (@xinlinnn) chia sẻ vào

@thevintagevision is another beauty influencer in Singapore, who collaborated with @shakefarm to promote their healthy food and drinks. And it is no mystery where she got her amazing figure from!

BONUS: Creative Campaigns 

Lastly, who says you have to put the product in the picture? Partnering with Magnum, beauty influencer @munahbagharib posted a photo of herself in a dress that resembles the new Magnum Ruby ice cream. She also challenged followers to create their #MagnumRubyLook and turn their home into a high profile fashion runway with #RubyCarpet, generating high engagement rates. 

 

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Celebrating simple pleasures, the best way I know how, in shining shimmery Ruby splendour! Working my #RubyCarpet look from home. With a little bit of imagination and the new Magnum Ruby, you can turn your home into your own high profile fashion runway! 💖 Join me and create your own Pleasure Seeker Ruby inspired look, to get Magnum Rewards! You can head to Magnum’s FB account to check out the 4 different categories of a #MagnumRubyLook you can create – #DateNight, #StrangerThanFiction, #TheMultitasker or mine, #RubyCarpet! Then make sure to follow these steps, 1. Post your look on Instagram and make sure your profile is on public 2. Use #MagnumRubyLook 3. Your look has to include one element of pink or ruby toned clothing 4. Make sure to clearly tell us which category you are entering your look into 5. Tag 4 friends to pass on the challenge! Competition ends 6th July! Good luck Pleasure Seekers! #sp . 📸 @yanuhhh Dress @rentadella

Bài viết do Munah Bagharib (@munahbagharib) chia sẻ vào

Feeling inspired by these examples? There are still many ways brands can leverage on their campaigns by collaborating with beauty and fashion influencers. Reach out to us for more information or request a demo to find out how to run a successful influencer campaign! 

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. 

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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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Bài viết do BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE CREATOR (@nurseryus) chia sẻ vào

@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 💎

Bài viết do 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐀𝐒 𝐋𝐀𝐔 💎 (@lucaseelau) chia sẻ vào

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

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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

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

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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

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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 were 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 becoming 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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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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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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Top Trending Fitness Microinfluencers in Southeast Asia (SEA)

July 10, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Top Trending Fitness Microinfluencers in Southeast Asia (SEA)”

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused the fitness industry to go digital. While gyms near you might be closed, home fitness has seen a huge uptake as a promising alternative which is nearly as intense as a gym workout.

Looking to engage stay-home consumers? The spotlight is now on fitness influencers who are leading the trend with their home fitness workouts. As more people shift towards home workouts, fitness influencers have seen a spike in engagement and in direct-to-consumer sales. Motivating and fun influencers inspire consumers to keep in shape, aside from all the quarantine snacking. After all, who doesn’t want to get fitter and kill some time during self-isolation?   

In particular, we are zooming into microinfluencers in the fitness industry. Despite having a smaller audience, fitness microinfluencers are more niche-based and have higher observable engagement which is meaningful for brands to tap on. Overall, the benefits of working with microinfluencers are plenty, as mentioned in our previous blog post. 

Influencers with Viral Home Fitness Workouts

One of the viral trends you might have heard of is Chloe Ting’s workout videos. With more around 10.2M subscribers on YouTube, Chloe’s workouts are beginner-friendly and need little to no equipment. Her most-viewed video, “Get Abs in 2 Weeks”, has since earned 150M views. She also has other free home workout programs which fit perfectly with stay-home consumers who are looking to kill time and achieve their fitness goals.

And if you’re not a part of the trending #ChloeTingChallenge, we have another rising fitness influencer closer to home – Jordan Yeoh. The Malaysian ‘durian seller’ turned fitness instructor saw a rapid subscriber growth, attracting audiences with his unique live home workout videos. Besides surprising his followers with home gym workouts using household objects, he also showcases fun workouts with his daughter in his videos. 

 

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Biceps + Legs + Shoulder + Chest + Daddy’s little girl’s core workout

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Fitness Microinfluencers On TV

Chai tow kway (fried carrot cake) chef, Walter Tay, is one of the rising fitness microinfluencers, who has the attention of Singapore’s fitness community. Known as the Hawker Hunk, Walter extends his influence to sharing home workouts on television programme, Home Together, by @mediacorpch5

Another fitness microinfluencer to note is Kirstie Gannaway who is known for her appearance on Channel NewsAsia’s adventure and lifestyle guide, This Weekend. As a female boxer, her posts combine both beauty and strength and she also motivates her followers with inspirational captions.

 

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In the darkness we get the chance to see what we couldn’t when we were blinded by bright lights 💡 📸Photography by @bangbing_b8

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As traditional media warms up to social media influencers, brands can target microinfluencers to reach audiences across a variety of channels.  

Fitness Mums

Next on our radar are the fitness mums of Instagram! These super mums are true #fitspo, as we all know how busy mums can be. Working out, however, seems effortless for @thatmomoffour who has 4 children. On top of that, she is also co-founder of @triumfitness, playfully engaging her daughter and dog to teach virtual classes with her from home.   

@kellylatimer, or “Sienna’s Mummy” as she calls herself, also showcases the precious mother and daughter bond she has with her daughter. Including fitness activities into their daily life, Kelly features this active lifestyle with her family in her posts and collaborations with @samsung_sg.  

 

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✖ letting off some steam ✖ We run. We sweat. We play. We sweat so much. She is always running. We are always working out. We are rolling on the floor. We are enjoying this time together, because these moments are precious. I am an essential service, so I am working outside right now. And that is a little scary. We meet people. So, whilst Sienna is getting sweaty at home, and I am potentially germy whilst out, I am ever thankful for the little things like @samsung_sg’s Hygiene Steam Cycle. The steam rises up from the bottom of the drum and removes up to 99.9% of bacteria from the laundry. So, go be a child, sweetheart. Cuz the great outdoors, is truly very great. And mama knows you’re safe. #sgunited #stayhomesavelives #stayhomestayhealthy #samsunghomeappliances #siennajamieloi #letthemplay #quickdrive #1000hoursoutdoors #childhood #withGalaxy #GalaxyNote10plus #ad

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And if you are looking for some beautiful and elegant yoga poses to go with your brand, fitness microinfluencer @hanadoesyoga recently had a successful Mother’s Day collaboration with @sudio by integrating wireless earphones into her workout.

 

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how are you mamas treating yourself on Mother’s Day this year? previously, i’d have told the fam to not bother me and let me have a day all to myself – there was a time when the kids were small, when i had to lock myself in the toilet for some alone time while they bang down the door to let them in. #truestory #ihavephotoevidence 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 but now, as they’re older and doing their own things and finding their own space without me, i find that i *do* want them to bother me a teensy bit more. also, now, i‘m the one having to bang down their doors… 😂 anyway, happy Mother’s Day to mamas new and old out there! ps: you can treat yourself to these sweet @sudio wireless earphones. use the code ‘hanadoesyoga’ for 15% off! #sudio

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Student-Athletes Microinfluencers

Within the fitness microinfluencer community, student influencers provide a valuable connection to the youth. Young teens now have a big following on social media which can help brands achieve a takeoff with their Gen Z marketing strategy

Full-time student-athlete, @kerstinong, has 11.3k followers and engages her followers with creative content using @underarmoursg shoeboxes for her single leg hops.

On the other hand, SMU Business student, @janaechua, has an aesthetic feed filled with fitness content and shared about the trampoline fun she experienced @BounceSingapore. As millennials are constantly looking for new activities to do with friends, recommending fun and entertaining activities only shows that she knows her audience too well. 

 

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Recently, I was given the opportunity to embark on a fun entertainment trail and I had so much fun! I went to @BounceSingapore with my gal pals where we tried to shoot hoops, do flips (in which we failed but we tried) and also trailed along the climb wall! If you’re looking for a new activity to do with your friends, you should definitely check out Bounce at Cineleisure 😊🥰 Here’s a promotion not to miss: a special Double Deal available from now till 17 April (weekdays only)! At just $52, 2 jumpers can enjoy 2 hours of jump, slushies and grip socks! Bask in some youthful energy, as Cineleisure is a great place to hangout with its diverse yet affordable range of entertainment options! @CathayLifestyle #CathayEntertainmentTrail #CathayLifestyle @TheGoodFolks #bouncesingapore

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Leveraging on student microinfluencers in the fitness community not only helps brands to reach out to campuses, but also sends a powerful and relevant message to the younger audience.

Ready to start your own influencer marketing campaign and discover other fitness microinfluencers? Find out how to find the right influencers

 

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COVID-19 Charity Initiatives in Asia

COVID-19 Charity Initiatives in Asia

July 1, 2020 Posted by In The News, Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “COVID-19 Charity Initiatives in Asia”

COVID-19 is a good time for brands to practice social responsibility by giving back to the community. Charity initiatives can help to showcase what your brand stands for and your values to consumers. In particular, social media and influencer marketing is a great way to raise awareness for your marketing campaigns and charity initiatives for COVID-19.  

Popular Instagram hashtags to showcase solidarity and support for COVID-19 relief efforts include #sgunited, #kitajagakita, #supportlocal, #stayathome, #staysafe, #TogetheratHome, #FlattentheCurve, #Wereinthistogether, #GivingTuesdayNow, #HealthcareHeroes.

Now, let’s explore the COVID-19 charity initiatives by brands and influencers in Asia!

Donating Masks for COVID-19   

Brands which have stepped up include online fashion company, Pomelo, with #PomeloCares. The Pomelo Cares initiative launched has supported organisations and charities leading COVID-19 relief efforts in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. 

Using fabric originally procured for fashion items, Pomelo produced three-pack antibacterial fabric masks and transferred 100% of profits to partner health organisations such as the Red Cross. The brand has also pledged to donate more than 40,000 surgical masks to Thailand’s Red Cross. 

 

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Recognising that social media is an influential platform, Pomelo has also engaged various fashion microinfluencers, including @shleyyy, to remind people of social distancing with #PomeloGirlsAtHome. The aesthetic look showcases how it is possible to stay confident and look fabulous even when at home. You can also visit Pomelo’s website to donate a pack of 15 surgical masks to hospitals in need here

Leveraging on Existing Resources

Beyond donating masks, local firms in Singapore, Ninja Van and Night Owl Cinematics (NOC), have joined forces to distribute 100,000 COVID-19 care packs to vulnerable households (SGPaySitForward).  

Similar to how Pomelo leveraged its existing fabric resources, Ninja Van is the leading delivery company in Singapore, allowing these care packs to be delivered to the doorsteps of vulnerable individuals. According to Ninja Van’s CEO, the partnership with NOC helps to “amplify what we could do on our own” and spread the word a lot better with marketing experts and influencers. Indeed, the #sgpaysitforward campaign took off with influencers @iammichy, @b1gqing, @toshrock, @amandersings, with over 400,000 total engagement from followers. 

Another brand which leveraged on existing resources is L’Oréal Indonesia. In June 2020, this brand took concrete steps to produce and distribute 440,000 units of Hand Sanitizer free of charge for their employees, healthcare workers, and those working in the frontlines. #lorealtakespart and #weareloreal also showcased Loreal’s corporate social responsibility efforts for COVID-19 and their commitment to contribute to society. Learn more about how they pulled it off and how you can contribute here. 

By strategically using their strengths and influencer marketing, brands can thus create meaningful initiatives while building a positive brand image. 

One For One Campaign

On April 2020, Getfresh, a healthy restaurant group in Thailand, launched its charity initiative where a healthcare worker will receive a salad for every customer order which comes with an Instagram post using #getfresh141. This act of kindness received great compliments and support from their customers. In April 2020, their Instagram hashtag #getfresh141 was adopted popularly by numerous Thai influencers to support the campaign. 

Influencer Power

Influencers are also helping out with current COVID-19 initiatives in Asia. Frontliners PH, an initiative started by influencers Isabel Regino and Monica Pantaleon, helped to raise funds to send healthy, home-cooked meals to healthcare workers in the Philippines. The initiative received huge support from their followers with over 2000 meals donated as of June. 

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In response to the spike of COVID-19 cases among the migrant worker community in Singapore, influencer @preetipls also launched a campaign to raise funds for two existing non-governmental organisations (NGOs), HealthServe and TWC2, to meet the urgent needs of the migrant community during this pandemic. The campaign received an overwhelming amount of donations which was more than thrice the targeted amount of $100,000. 

The success of influencer campaigns shows that influencers are a force to be reckoned with. Utilising influencers as well as social media can help to amplify one’s message and bring greater social good in times of need. 

More Ways to Contribute with Social Media

No money to contribute? Never mind. The TikTok #CareforSG Challenge allows users to use the #CareForSG video effect to create fun and positive videos. Not only are these videos a source of entertainment in the midst of a stressful pandemic, TikTok will be donating $1 to The Invictus Fund for every video uploaded. With social media and TikTok hashtag challenges, everyone has a chance to play their part! 

Alternatively, you can donate directly to The Invictus Fund directly via their website too. 

Moving forward, brands should show empathy and consider working with influencers to create synergy with their marketing campaigns and reach a larger audience. Wondering how to stay in touch with customers and steer your business through this difficult time? Read our influencer marketing insights on “How Brands should Adapt their Strategies amid COVID-19” here.

 

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How Brands can Collaborate with Gaming Influencers

How Brands can Collaborate with Gaming Influencers

June 8, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “How Brands can Collaborate with Gaming Influencers”

The gaming industry has never felt more alive. Staying at home for the past few months have turned audiences to seek out entertainment options, and gaming is one of them. From finding a distraction to virtual bonding with friends, video games have seen an increase in popularity amid the COVID-19 pandemic (not to mention the number of Animal Crossing fans out there). 

With more than 2.5 billion gamers across the world, brands are starting to recognise that they make up a sizable number of their customers. A study by Google and Ipsos MediaCT highlights exactly how influential Gamers can be for marketers, and their emerging purchasing power as compared to the general online population. 

Interested to find out how to get a headstart in the gaming industry? Using Affable’s Content Discovery Tool, let’s do a run-through of the hottest trends in the gaming industry on Instagram!    

Having Fun with Content 

What better way to advertise about a game than to bring it to real life and live it out with gaming influencers? This May, Royal Chaos, a mobile card-based adventure game, launched a creative campaign featuring influencers @sylsylnoc, @ninatsf and @qinlovesmacaronsss. Dressed to look like characters in the game, engagement rates were high as followers were rewarded with a pleasant surprise. 

 

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wootz! a NEW class has arrived in @royalchaosofficial! check out the ‘Musicians’, a class who has a grand vision & possess great powers with their musical instruments. . I played Royal Chaos when they started in 2018, which is a really popular game because of all those well received chinese dramas – ladies challenging their wittiness, be the last surviving one that shines. every lady in the palace want to be the dearest to the emperor even thou there are many guy characters too. . alongside this game update, there are also new costumes, storylines, features, quizzes and pets to explore. SO MUCH FANTASY! i’m now Musician Qin (琴 Zither) and not Physician Lee anymore. maybe i will aim to be the empress this time. 🤣 . no more boredom at home if you download this free game from the app store or google play. it is really fun and addictive! males can choose to play a guy character instead and see how you can manipulate and change the story. download via this link & play with me! https://cutt.ly/2yqbERJ ——————— #RoyalChaos #熹妃傳 #熹妃Q傳 #StayHomeAndPlay #MobileGaming #Gamer #GamerLife #GamePlay #GamerCommunity #GamingLifestyle #Instagame #Gaming #GamingCommunity #GamingClips #GamingLife #InstaGaming #GamingPosts #GamingBlog #GamingBlogger #GamingLove #SGGirls #SGKOL #KOLSG #SGIG #IGSG #SGLifeStyle #SGLifeStyleBlogger #SGBlogger

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Gaming Must-Haves 

Gaming in comfort and style is a must. Products which complement the gaming experience are quintessential to a good game. Showcasing its beautiful ergonomic chairs, Apol collaborated with @hafizazizzz for gamers to give their gaming environment an upgrade. 

Razer also partnered with @alvinology to host a giveaway for its Kraken Kitty gaming headset, which adds a touch of cuteness not only to games, but also conference calls which are particularly relevant when working from home. Gamer or not, the look of the headset on @alvinology is definitely a style that pink fanatics out there will go for. 

 

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[GIVEAWAY] Working from home with endless conference calls? Get the Razer Kraken Kitty gaming headset so you can look damn cool when making video calls! If it is good enough for gaming, it is more than adequate for all other uses. In a special partnership with Razer Singapore, we are giving away a set of Razer Kraken Kitty! To win, follow both @alvinology and @razer on both Facebook and Instagram. Then, share our post on Facebook or Instagram and drop us a comment on why you want to win the Razer Kraken Kitty. Remember to tag at least one other friend to share about this giveaway. Detailed review on Alvinology.com. #giveaway #contest #contestgiveaway #razer #razerkraken #razerkrakenkitty

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Introduce New Technology

Not forgetting, how can style be without the newest and coolest technology out there? As gaming evolves with advancements in technology, Virtual Reality (VR) is bringing gaming onto the next level. 

Recently, Oculus created a campaign by onboarding a community of gaming influencers. As an #OculusPartner, influencer @brucegreene uploaded a video of him playing Ping Pong against a VR robot which visualises the entire VR experience. Leveraging on the presence of gaming influencers in the community, brands can introduce new technology to consumers and set the trend for a different type of gaming experience. 

Move Beyond Gaming Influencers 

Given the overlaps between gaming and lifestyle, Xbox also engaged lifestyle influencers to promote their new One S All-Digital Edition console. Lifestyle influencer @annabelleshea “was never much of a “gamer girl” but instead highlighted how it helped to keep her relationship strong while @marjanne.co shared about her friendly competitions with her husband. To expand the pie, brands should recognise that the social aspect of gaming is a key asset and showcase other sides to gaming. 

Bonus: Brands outside the Gaming Industry  

Even if your brand is not in the gaming industry, it doesn’t mean you cannot collaborate with gaming influencers. Brands outside of the gaming industry are also entering the space and appealing to gamers. 

Among other food brands marketing to gamers, Pringles US recently collaborated with @icabenitez, demonstrating this perfect pairing with a video game on screen, and a bowl of pringles right beside. Jordans Cereal Australia also has a perfect way for gamers to start the day like @instainspiredliving, with their oat and barley clusters. Clearly, video games and snacks have a tasty relationship

And when you think this cannot get any different, Pataday’s eye allergy itch relief also targets gamers who are looking at their screens for long periods of time in their collaboration with @joesdaily. Fast fashion retailer Primark has also joined the game with their range of apparel featuring gaming like Minecraft and PS4, engaging parenting influencer @pinkpeonyhome and her kid. 

As the implications of COVID-19 continue to unfurl, consumers will continue to be encouraged to keep their distance from others and stay indoors. Existing gamers will spend more time playing, but new players have also started to dip their toes in the gaming waters. Gaming influencers open the doors for gaming and non-gaming brands alike to reach their target audience. Brands now have a unique opportunity to tap on influencer marketing and connect with millions of millennials in a genuine way. 

 

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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.