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Top Trending Luxury Influencers in Southeast Asia

February 16, 2021 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Top Trending Luxury Influencers in Southeast Asia”

Luxury brands have gravitated more towards influencer marketing in recent years. As consumers shift from traditional media to social media platforms, luxury is no longer about mystery and secrecy, but more about authenticity, quality, and personality. Working with luxury influencers is one of the best ways to reach out and engage with luxury consumers as they update the latest high-end fashion and beauty trends on their Instagram feed. 

However, luxury brands have to pay more attention and select the right type of influencers when it comes to high-end fashion and beauty products. Relationship building with the right influencers can generate large amounts of engagement and buzz, but working with the wrong influencers may risk diluting the brand image. To reach a niche audience like luxury consumers, luxury brands are using influencer analytics platforms like Affable to analyse the audience demographics and find suitable influencers.

Looking to find the right luxury influencer for your influencer marketing campaign? Read on to find out who are the top trending luxury influencers in Southeast Asia!

Top Luxury Influencers in Singapore

Netflix’s reality TV show, Bling Empire, has been topping the charts in Asia since its release as audiences are fascinated by the lives of wealthy Asian influencers in Los Angeles. Luxury influencers with high-end fashion and beauty products on their Instagram feeds are also capturing consumers’ attention on social media. 

One noteworthy Singaporean influencer is He Ying Ying (@hereisyingying) – a Mediacorp celebrity with a great taste in fashion! According to our influencer analytics platform, Ying Ying’s audience consists of mainly millennials in Singapore and she has a high engagement rate of 5.08%, making her the top luxury influencer in Singapore.  

She carries various luxury bags in her Instagram photos, including brands like @longchamp, @redvalentino, @coach and @mcmworldwide. Her most recent collaboration showcases a simple and chic Longchamp bag and her two cute kitties which received over 5k likes in just 3 days! 

Top Luxury Influencers in Malaysia

As for Malaysia, the top luxury influencer goes to none other than May Ho (@mayho10) who has 394k followers on Instagram. May is also a popular YouTube influencer with her own YouTube channel which currently has 41.2k subscribers. She frequently updates her channel with exciting unboxing videos of various luxury bags, so luxury brands looking to partner with her can potentially use engaging videos to appeal to consumers. With a fun and authentic personality, luxury brands that work with May can definitely make luxury products relevant and exciting to consumers too! 

 

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Top Luxury Influencers in Thailand

Bosck (@bosck) is our top Thai luxury influencer with around 85% of his audience concentrated in Thailand and a high engagement rate of 2.62%. With a rapid increase in followers since August 2020, luxury brands should definitely keep a lookout for this rising star! 

Loved for his model-like figure and handsome outfits, audiences follow him on his other social media channels including TikTok, YouTube and Twitter. Multi-channel content creators like him are able to reach wider audiences and generate greater brand recall for influencer marketing campaigns. Check out his stunning collaboration with @coach below which generated over 5k likes!

 

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Top Luxury Influencers in Indonesia 

Next up, we have our top Luxury influencer in Indonesia! As a luxury travel influencer, Hendrick Hartono (@hendrickhartono) has been to 77 countries, and is a self-proclaimed luxury resorter. 

His feed is filled with captivating images of his travel journeys all around the world, transporting his audiences to exciting travel destinations. Followers are also given a peek into his stays at some of the most luxurious resorts in the world.  

However, with the travel restrictions due to COVID-19, many travel influencers have been impacted and are adapting their strategy. Keeping his Instagram feed active, Hendrick’s has been going for staycations within Indonesia at resorts including Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay and Candi Beach Resort & Spa. By encouraging audiences to tag someone else, Hendrick has also maintained engagement with his followers on social media. 

If you’re interested, you can also hop over to our COVID-19 related blogs to learn more about how influencer marketing changes after COVID-19 and how brands should adapt their strategies!

 

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Top Luxury Influencers in Vietnam

If you’re looking for a luxury influencer in Vietnam, why not consider working with Bell (@krisbellnguyen)? With 73% of non-branded content, she is known for being an authentic inspiration for many followers. Her luxury lifestyle is also captured in aesthetic photos on her Instagram feed, earning her a high engagement rate of 3.19%. In fact, her recent collaboration with @empireluxury.vn had more than 2k likes! 

 

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Top Luxury Influencers in Philippines

There are many influencers in the Philippines but only a few can compare to Ashley Colet (@itsashleycolet_) in terms of style. With a high engagement rate of 3.67% compared to similar influencers with only 2.59%, Ashley is among the top luxury influencers in the Philippines. Furthermore, her background as a freelance model guarantees that audiences will be wowed by her beautiful photos. According to our influencer marketing platform, her minimalistic yet edgy feed also resonates with her audience which is made up of female millennials. For luxury brands looking to increase their relevance to millennials, Ashley is a great influencer to keep in mind.

 

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Can’t wait to find out more top performing luxury influencers to work with for an effective influencer marketing campaign? Contact us for a free demo to learn more about our influencer data analytics platform and discover authentic influencers for your brand!

 

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How to use Brand Activism in Content Marketing

January 12, 2021 Posted by Influencer Marketing, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “How to use Brand Activism in Content Marketing”

2020 is a year that will be remembered for a lot of things, from Australia wildfires fuelled by climate change to the uprising against racism and the global COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, brand activism has become increasingly important as brands are taking action to make a positive impact on society. 

Consumers appear to be more loyal to brands that go beyond selling their own product or service. According to Edelmen’s research, more than half (53%) of consumers agree that every brand has a responsibility to get involved in at least one social issue that doesn’t have a direct impact on their business. In another survey conducted by Sproutsocial, 43% of consumers said brands should speak out when an issue directly impacts their brand. Marketing Dive also pointed out that millennials have the highest expectations for brands to speak out as 46% of the age group expect brands to be brave, followed by 42% of Gen Z. 

While there’s nothing wrong with trying to turn a problem into an opportunity, many brands are being criticized and accused of taking advantage of unfortunate situations. Let’s find out what are the right ways for brands to step into social issues and learn from the best campaigns.

Brand activism that created momentums 

The Covid-19 outbreak has forced many brands to completely change the way they used to communicate with their audiences. For the first time, McDonald’s decided to redraw their “M” icon to reinforce the importance of social distancing. Coca-cola also put spaces between the letters in Times Square emphasizing the message: “Staying apart is the best way to stay united.”  Guinness’s ad We will toast again was among the first ads that sent a voice of hope and positivity amid the ongoing pandemic, receiving great responses from the audience. 

Making a statement, changing the slogan or running ads are no longer enough as consumers want to see brands taking real action. During the pandemic, a lot of brands gave back to the community through various COVID-19 charity initiatives. Some also partnered with influencers to raise awareness for their campaigns such as the Pomelo Cares Initiatives and #ReindeerReady campaign from McDonald’s. Among the various charity initiatives, Securian Financial’s UGC campaign Life Balance Remix stood out from the rest. The campaign encouraged people to share content about how they’re balancing their new lives at home, and for every post with hashtag #LifeBalanceRemix, they donated $10 to Feeding America. According to Hootsuite, the campaign generated over 2.5 million impressions across Twitter and Instagram. 

In times of crisis, it is critical for brands to maintain a positive attitude towards the situation. Giving proper advice, sending hopeful messages are great ways to motivate and engage consumers. Brands can also launch charity initiatives to support the community with their available resources and budget. Read our previous blog COVID-19 Charity Initiatives to find out how brands are practicing social responsibility in different ways. 

2020 also witnessed the uprising against racism with the Black Lives Matter movement. Among the wave of support for the movement, Procter & Gamble nailed their campaign with a series of thought-provoking films that highlight racism experienced by black men in America, inspiring individuals to take action to create the world we want to live in. We’ve also seen a lot of good examples of brand activism from big-name brands such as AirBnB, Shopify, Peloton, Uber.  

Regarding the LGBT movement, Oreo and Pantene are among the major brands that speak up to support the LGBT community. While Oreo’s ad Proud Parent sends an inspiring message about how important it is for parents to accept and support their homosexual children, Pantene has partnered with the Family Equality Council to donate $1 for every photo sharing your own #BeautifuLGBTQ family! Noticing that influencers can also be credible communicators, Pantene partnered with numerous LGBT influencers to spread the word for their campaign.

 

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Takeaway: Recently, we’ve seen a huge wave of ads supporting the Black Lives Matter and LGBT movement. The question is whether your brand should get involved in these issues, and which issue is best to tackle. Although there are a lot of ads that inspire change out there, there is always a risk for brands to take a public stance on controversial issues. Let’s read on to find out a few examples that fell flat on their faces.

When brand activism went wrong

Bupa Australia

While playing on customers’ fear of the coronavirus can help brands capture customer’s attention instantly, it can also result in massive backlash and criticism from the audience. 

To promote its insurance program during the pandemic, Bupa Australia used the image of an empty shelf (and the lack of toilet paper) with the message: “Don’t panic. Get Bupa Health Insurance”. The post was criticized to create unnecessary panic among customers as the image illustrates product shortages, not to mention that it is not consistent with the message in their content.

L’Oréal 

In June 2020, to express their support for the LGBT movement, L’Oréal shared a post on Twitter: “L’Oréal Paris stands in solidarity with the Black community, and against injustice of any kind.” The post immediately sparked anger among its followers and made this brand the subject of heavy criticism on social media. This is because 3 years ago, L’Oréal suddenly dropped Munroe Bergdorf, a trans-Black woman, from their campaign when she spoke out publicly against racism and white supremacy.


In response to the Tweet, she made a long post expressing her anger and sharing her emotional & professional harm caused by the brand’s decision. The model also called the brand to apologize and emphasized that the Black Lives Matter “should not be co-opted for capital gain by companies”. 


A few days later, L’Oreal new leader decided to invite Munroe to join the company’s U.K. diversity and inclusion board to support the LGBT movement. They also plan to make donations of over $28,000 to Mermaids, a U.K. charity supporting transgender youth, and UK Black Pride, an annual event for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent.

Oreo

LGBT-inclusive ads are never risk-free, so is Oreo’s ProudParent. The ad received certain backlash which mostly come from the anti-LGBT communities on social media, with one group even calling to boycott the brand. Last October, the conservative advocacy group One Million Moms launched a petition threatening to boycott Oreo as it is “pushing the LGBTQ agenda on families.” They stated: “Oreo and parent company, Mondelez International, have begun airing a gay pride commercial which has absolutely nothing to do with selling cookies.” 

According to Advocate, One Million Moms is a frequent boycotter of pro-LGBTQ+ initiatives, and despite its title, it has fewer than 5,000 followers on Twitter. Despite the warning, Oreo maintained silent and continued making efforts to include the transgender community in the marketing.

How to use Brand Activism in Content Marketing 

1. Become part of the solution, not the problem

Brands need to avoid communication that is hardcore selling or anxiety-triggering in the middle of a social matter. Bupa’s controversial ad, whether it is done on purpose or not, is not a good example of brand activism. Audiences want to hear from brands during a crisis, but only when they are spreading positive, hopeful messages that can comfort or offer practical solutions. 

2. Distinguish your message from others 

Pushing out PR and trying to fit into the conversation are good strategies, but it’s not always the right formula for brand activism. Chances are that your brand will convey the same message that others are deploying and will not be able to find a good place in the conversation. Instead of jumping into the problem too soon, it is important to spend some time observing, listening to your customers and engaging them in a creative way. Securian Financial is a prime example of brands that nailed its campaign by listening to customers.

3. Speak up when the issue is related to your core value

Brands should not voice their opinion on big social issues just because it’s trending or other companies are jumping on the bandwagon. They need to go through a thoughtful process of assessing the situation and choosing the issues most relevant to their core values. Otherwise, the audience will look at you as an opportunist trying to take advantage of the situation and react negatively to your brand activism. 

4. Be prepared for criticism 

There is always a risk for brands to engage in social and political issues. Many brands are trying their best to create an ad that inspires, but we often control the public’s response to it. L’Oreal and Oreo are examples of brands that had 2 different responses when faced with a backlash: One admitted their mistake and took action quickly to cool down the situation, while the other chose to stay silent and remain consistent with their values.

 

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Choosing The Best Social Media Channels For Your Campaigns (P1)

November 17, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Choosing The Best Social Media Channels For Your Campaigns (P1)”

Choosing the best social media channels for your marketing campaign can be challenging. Each channel has its unique features and there is no one-size-fits-all social media platform for your influencer campaigns. With the vast number of social networking sites out there, it is important for brands to understand the nature of each platform and work with those which can bring the best results for their campaigns. 

While Instagram appears to be the most referred influencer marketing channel, other apps such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest can provide a new, unique approach to your campaign. In this series of articles, we’ll be guiding you through the 7 most popular social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, TikTok, Twitter, Pinterest. Let’s find out how to optimize your usage of these channels for your next influencer marketing campaign!  

LINKEDIN

With over 600 million members and 300 million active users, LinkedIn is among the largest social media channels for professionals. Unlike Instagram where influencers are measured based on follower count,  LinkedIn influencers are industry experts who have in-depth knowledge and real influence in their area of expertise. For that reason, LinkedIn is a suitable platform for B2B firms looking for a formal approach to enhance brand awareness and build trust with their customers online.

Marketing professor and brand strategist David Aaker is a perfect example of a LinkedIn expert-influencer. As a Former Marketing Professor and current Vice Chairman at Prophet consultancy, he has over 268k followers due to his regular sharings of insightful knowledge and perspectives on the marketing industry. 


LinkedIn influencers can be found by searching for keywords or joining relevant industry groups to search for active members. Once a suitable influencer is found, it is advisable for marketers to personalize their outreach. You can start by complimenting their recent work or posts and build a genuine conversation before bringing up a business offer. As most LinkedIn influencers are professionals and can be busy with work, it is important to show your respect and avoid being pushy. 

Common ways LinkedIn professionals can endorse your brand include writing articles, sharing your content or giving a product review. Here’s an example:  

According to LinkedIn statistics, LinkedIn is generating 80% of B2B leads and conversions, reinforcing its position as an important social platform for B2B marketing. Although influencer marketing campaigns on LinkedIn are few and far between at the moment, this platform is still expected to be a game-changing strategy for B2B marketing. 

TWITTER

According to Statista, America is the largest Twitter market with American users making up more than 60 million users as of July 2020. Within Southeast Asia, popular markets include Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, making Twitter an ideal platform for brands to tap into these countries. Brands can also use Twitter to reach out to younger audiences as 44% of Twitter users are aged from 18–24.  

More importantly, Twitter is an extremely powerful platform for influencer marketing. According to Twitter Blog, nearly 40% of Twitter users claimed to make a purchase after seeing a tweet from an influencer. Users exposed to a campaign that featured both brand and influencer Tweets also had a 5.2x lift in purchase intent.

Statistic: Leading countries based on number of Twitter users as of July 2020 (in millions) | Statista

So, how can brands build a powerful influencer marketing strategy on Twitter? While hashtags are commonly used on social media channels, Twitter was actually the first to have hashtags back in 2009. Hence, hashtags are an integral part of Twitter conversations and most influencer campaigns go viral by creating trending hashtags. 

Besides creating your own, brands can also tap onto current trending hashtags to ride on new trends and take part in the conversation. Launching campaigns on specific occasions (eg. Halloween, Christmas) is one way you can get your campaign noticed. 

Additionally, influencers can encourage their followers to join a hashtag challenge/ content and share their experience using the product under a particular hashtag. To spread the message and resonate with the audience, brands can also consider combining hashtags with user-generated content. Let’s take a look at 2 campaigns below:

LG USA: In early 2017, in order to boost its sales in the US market, LG USA Mobile ran a singing contest on Twitter with superstar Nick Jonas. Users were encouraged to download the ‘Sing! Karaoke’ app and post their performances on Smule or Youtube. Winners stand to receive up to $5,000 in LG Products and the chance to sing a duet with Nick Jonas! Unsurprisingly, the #SingwithLG contest received huge attention on social media. All good performances were then compiled into 1 video and uploaded on Twitter, receiving over 3.2k likes and more than 700 retweets from the audience. 

Pepsico: In summer 2016, Pepsi came up with a creative campaign on Twitter with their hashtag #SayItWithPepsi. The brand created interesting designs for their products with 200 funny emojis and partnered with influencers to generate online conversations. Featuring unique emojis on their cans, Pepsi encouraged millennials to share their purchase on social media. The campaign went viral quickly and flooded Twitter and Instagram with plenty of user-generated content!

From the example above, it is evident that Twitter is a powerful channel for brands to implement their influencer campaigns. While Twitter’s character limit (less than 280 characters) has its disadvantages, its ability to drive immediate conversations is a powerful advantage brand can leverage on. 

YOUTUBE

Millions of users watch videos on Youtube every day, making it the second-largest social media platform behind Facebook. With 5 millions videos watched per day, YouTube has proved itself to be a powerful platform that can give brands a huge customer reach. Although brands can post videos on other social media channels as well, YouTube is the ideal place for long-form video content which can provide in-depth information about your product or service. The question worth pondering is: How can you make your videos stand out given that there are 500 hours of videos uploaded per minute

1. Impress your Audience with Good Openings

According to Adage, 20 percent of viewers drop off within the first 10 seconds of your video. This emphasizes the importance of creating a wonderful impression in the first 10 seconds. 

2. Create Tutorial Videos

Tutorial or how-to videos is a good way to educate your audience about your products. Beauty brands were one of the first to team up with beauty influencers and Youtubers to create tutorial videos to promote their products. However, this type of video content can be used by any brand. Ensure that you collaborate with those who have the real influence in your niche to add more credibility to your video. 

3. Leverage on Unboxing Videos

Unboxing videos are engaging to watch and easy to make. These videos offer a personal and interesting look at products of all kinds, from foods to cosmetics to high-tech products. You can partner with influencers in your niche or collaborate with popular unboxing Youtube channels to feature your product. 

4. Tap into the Gaming Community

Youtube is one of the platforms that own a big share of the gaming market. That’s why video game companies need to put their money and resources to create impactful Youtube influencer campaigns. In 2017, Next Games created a buzz on social media by their partnership with famous Youtuber Lele Pons in the campaign for their new game “The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land”. The 4-minute video successfully engaged the audience thanks to its creative concept and a great sense of humor!

Do gaming influencers only promote games? Definitely not. Marketers can collaborate with gaming influencers to promote your product in a new and innovative way. Brands can also throw in mentions during live streams and host giveaways with gaming influencers on YouTube. With so many ways for brands outside and inside the gaming industry to partner with gaming influencers, it’s time to consider tapping into this potential customer segment. 

5. Move beyond Traditional Product Endorsements

In our latest blog on influencer marketing strategy for eCommerce, we mentioned the campaign Tiki with Vietnamese artists”, in which Tiki, a popular Vietnamese eCommerce platform, banked heavily on sponsoring more than 50 music videos produced by popular Vietnamese singers. Within a year, Tiki’s blue gift boxes and its brand name appeared more than 2 billion times, reaching 300-400 million users. According to Tiki’s representative, this campaign is 20 times more effective compared to other regular forms of advertising on this platform.

This creative and unique campaign helped Tiki stand out in a highly competitive market, claiming its position as a Vietnamese platform that is willing to take action to support its local culture and values.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our blog as we continue looking into top social media channels including Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Pinterest! 

 

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Successful eCommerce Influencer Marketing Campaigns

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

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

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

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

Shopee

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Tokopedia

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Tiki

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

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

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

 

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

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

Zalora

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

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

@zaloraHow many outfit changes can you do for ##Zstylenow challenge? Can you top Jaylyn? ##sponsored♬ Getaway – CHUNNYT

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

 

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

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

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

Bonus: Taobao Live

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Influencer Marketing For Tech Brands

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

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

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

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

Giving Promo Codes and Links

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

 

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

Bài viết do Nafisz Daniel (@nafisz) chia sẻ vào

 

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

Bài viết do Y U K I • 유키 (@yuki_dance_) chia sẻ vào

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

Collaborating with micro-influencers 

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

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

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

 

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

Bài viết do Triple R Mummy Princess (@princessezyt) chia sẻ vào

 

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

Bài viết do Bel, Bray & Mommy Karen🇸🇬 (@belandbray) chia sẻ vào

 

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

Bài viết do Maji_meow📧priscalu@hotmail.com (@maji_meow) chia sẻ vào

Showing people how to use your app

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

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

 

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

Bài viết do Wimbo Prakoso Jati (@wimboprakoso) chia sẻ vào

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

Sharing a Good Deal

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

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

 

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

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Unboxing your products

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

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

 

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

Bài viết do RHOMEDAL (@rhomedal_aquino) chia sẻ vào

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

 

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5 Important Lessons To Learn From Influencer Scandals in 2020

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

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

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

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

1. Be careful when mentioning politics

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

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

Source: Independent.sg

Source: Independent.sg

 

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

 

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

Bài viết do Sean B. ฌอน บูรณะหิรัญ (@sean_buranahiran) chia sẻ vào

2. Racism is another sensitive topic to avoid

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

Source: www.prweek.com

 

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

 

3. Actions can send a religious message

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

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

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

4. Pay attention to how you phrase posts

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

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

5. Be transparent with what you communicate 

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

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

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

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

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How influencer marketing changes after Covid-19

How influencer marketing changes after Covid-19

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

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

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

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

1. Video marketing is going to thrive

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

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

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

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

2. Influencer marketing and eCommerce are going hand in hand

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

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

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

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

 

3. User-generated content is the next big thing

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

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

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

 

4. Brands put more emphasis on conversion rate

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

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

 

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

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