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Choosing The Best Social Media Channels For Your Campaigns (P2)

November 4, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “Choosing The Best Social Media Channels For Your Campaigns (P2)”

In the previous article, we walked through 3 social media channels including LinkedIn, Youtube, Twitter and found out how to leverage these channels to benefit your influencer marketing campaigns. This time, let’s continue our journey to analyze some of the biggest social networking sites and discover the recipe for success!

INSTAGRAM

According to a 2019 survey by Mediakix, 89% of marketers found Instagram to be the most strategically important social channel for influencer marketing. With more than two-third of Instagram users aged younger than 34 years old, Instagram positions itself to be a valuable marketing platform for brands looking to reach young audiences on social media!  

When hearing about influencer marketing on Instagram, most people will immediately think about young, beautiful influencers uploading visually-stunning pictures featuring the endorsed products, and that’s all! However, Instagram influencer marketing is much more than that. If not done right, influencer campaigns can create a lot of controversies, sometimes causing more damage than good. In general, there are 6 types of influencer campaigns for brands to consider, with different approaches and outcomes. Depending on the campaign’s objectives, brands can choose one that is most likely to bring the best result for them. These campaigns include:

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Giveaway
  • Sponsored post
  • Long-term influencer campaigns
  • Instagram takeover
  • Event activation

In terms of sectors, Beauty, Fashion, Travel, Fitness are top industries that partner with Instagram influencers, yet almost any industry can leverage Instagram influencer marketing, including tech brands. However, If you are a B2B company, LinkedIn would be a more suitable platform to enhance brand awareness and build trust among industry experts and professionals. 

Over the last few years, Instagram has made frequent updates and added more features to strengthen its leading position. The introduction of its latest feature, Instagram Reels, has provided an alternative content type for brands to engage with audiences in a more relatable and genuine way. Some brands which have jumped onto the bandwagon include @louisvuitton, @balmain, together with influencers @junesixtyfive and @wonguy974. The launch of Instagram Reels amidst an impending TikTok ban pushed thousands of creators to jump ship. If you’re still cautious to test the waters, read our blog to find out more about how to run successful campaigns with IG Reels.

PINTEREST

Pinterest, perhaps even more than Instagram, is home to some of the most beautiful imagery on the internet. Including Pinterest in your overall marketing strategy can help brands utilize the beautiful content they have already invested in and extend their reach to audiences on other social media channels.  

An important factor to consider before capitalizing on Pinterest is of course the user demographic. 76% of global Pinterest users are female, and most of them use the platform to search for foods and drinks, style and beauty. If your brand is outside these categories, you might want to consider carefully before joining the game. In terms of geographic reach, the U.S. is the largest market for Pinterest with more than 90 million users, with most users aged between 21 to 39 years old. Promoting on Pinterest allows brands to tap into a valuable market as they make the majority of buying decisions in the US household and control more than 50% of the wealth in the US!

However, there are not many brands running influencer marketing campaigns on Pinterest as most people believe that Pinterest is just a platform to reward nice photos. Yet, the reality is: Most people use Pinterest to look for ideas and inspiration and to help guide them to make their decisions. According to Pinterest statistics, 77% of weekly Pinners have discovered a new brand or product on Pinterest, and 83% of weekly pinners buy something based on Pins they see from brands, making Pinterest an ideal platform to build brand awareness and drive great conversions.

To stand out in a virtual realm where anyone is showing their best pictures, leveraging video content is the best way to grab the audience’s attention. With the recent rise of TikTok, there is an increase in the number of video content on Pinterest as well as TikTok influencers. Hence, we recommend brands to partner with TikTok influencers who have huge followers on Pinterest (or vice versa) and maximize your video content by promoting it on both platforms.  

One of the smartest and most successful influencer campaigns on Pinterest is the Halloween campaign by Sephora. Leveraging the power of user-generated content on Pinterest, Sephora created Sephora’s Beauty Board in which followers could pin their best Halloween makeup look. All users need to do is to upload their Halloween image using hashtag #Halloween and #SephoraSelfie to stand a chance to be featured by this global beauty brand. The campaign generated a buzz in the fashion community, with Pinterest influencers and normal users pinning thousands of images on the board. After the campaign, the board instantly got close to 430,000 followers! 

 

With the increasing users and impressive engagement rate, Pinterest is a promising marketing channel for brands. To better help brands make the most out of the platform, check out Pinterest’s 2020 advertising guide explaining all the features to help brands run effective marketing campaigns. 

FACEBOOK

With over 2.7 billion monthly users worldwide, Facebook is currently the biggest social network worldwide. According to Statista, India is the largest Facebook’s marketplace with 290 million audiences, followed by 190 million from the US. In the Southeast Asia region, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand are the countries having the highest number of Facebook users. 

In general, Facebook is a popular platform across different age groups. As of July 2020, most Facebook users were between the ages of 25 and 34 years. Although young adults were the most popular users on Facebook, the use of Facebook among older generations is seeing an increase. In 2019, users born in 1945 or earlier (the Silent generation) grew from 21% in 2012 to nearly 40% in 2019. While there is just a slight increase in the number of millennials and boomers, the use of Facebook among Gen X saw a decline. This shows the adoption of Facebook use in older adults and the early signs that young users are being shifted to other social media channels.

We do not talk much about influencer marketing on Facebook as much as we talk about Instagram, but there are a lot of ways for brands to launch influencer marketing campaigns on Facebook. Check out some of the ideas for your next Facebook influencer campaign:

Cross-Promotions

Most influencers are active on more than one platform, so it is common to have the influencers feature your product on Facebook and other social media channels such as Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest. This helps you increase your reach and enhance your online presence at many touchpoints as possible. 

As  45% of internet users spend more than an hour watching Facebook or YouTube videos per week, it makes sense to partner with TikTok influencers and promotes your videos on both Facebook and TikTok. 

Giveaway/Contest

Having a giveaway or contest is the best way to build conversations around your brand, engage with the audience and drive Facebook users to your site. With this type of campaign, just ensure that you provide an appealing prize in your campaign, otherwise, people will not be interested in joining your contest.

Facebook Stories

Like their Instagram counterpart, Facebook Story is an engaging way for influencers to give your product a shoutout. Besides various filters and effects to delight your customers with good visual content, brands can also add custom links or CTA buttons to optimize the usage of Facebook Stories by driving traffic to their page. 

Facebook Live

In April 2016, Facebook launched its Live feature allowing brands to engage directly with online customers via live-stream videos. Its aim is to stay competitive with Youtube and catch up with the user’s demand for interactive content. Facebook Live is an effective tool for brands to grow their audience and connect with their followers in the most genuine way possible.

One of the most effective contents for Facebook Live is Ask Me Anything (aka AMA), in which brands invite special guests or industry experts to interact and offer live support to customers. Last May, Benefit Cosmetics invited its Chief Beauty Ambassador Annie Ford-Danielson for a 20-minute live Q&As talking about makeup tips, trends and beauty products. This is a part of their Facebook Live Series aimed to build trust, share useful content and build more leads on this platform.

 

As the biggest social media channel, Facebook is a great platform for brands to reach diverse audiences on social media. To give brands greater accessibility to run effective influencer campaigns, our latest feature Facebook campaigns allow you to shortlist influencers, contact, track multiple campaigns and export campaign content for further reports. Contact us or Request a demo to find out more about this feature. 

TIKTOK

There’s no denying that TikTok is a powerful platform to drive awareness and conversions for your business. While YouTube positions itself as the leading platform for long-form video content, TikTok conquered the short-form video market by allowing users to create engaging, addictive content. With 41 percent of TikTok users between 16 and 24 years old, TikTok provides a lot of opportunities for brands looking to expand their reach and drive viral engagement with the young generation.

As the average TikTok engagement rate surpassing Instagram, brands are finding success collaborating with TikTok influencers to create viral content. Branded hashtag challenges are one of the biggest content trends on TikTok that help brands create videos that resonate with the audience. The TikTok challenges can take almost any form, from as simple as the #DJAtHome challenge to a difficult one like #LevelUp or a challenge with a bit nostalgia like #ImJustAKid. However, creating a viral challenge on TikTok is not as easy as it looks – you can’t just come up with any idea and expect a lot of users to follow. 

Let’s take Zalora’s campaign as an example. To drive awareness and new shoppers to their fashion festival in 2019, this brand come up with a 6-day hashtag challenge #Zstylenow. The challenge was spread widely in the TikTok community as it was easy to follow, and participants had a chance to show off their fashion styles. Besides the creative idea and catchy music, ZALORA also used a financial incentive to trigger engagement with a giveaway of up to $200 in ZALORA products per winner!

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

@steffiloves86##zstylenow // with ##style comes confidence & with ##confidence comes style 😘 @alyssaxkht ##tiktok♬ Getaway – CHUNNYT

Just because the hashtag challenges are everywhere doesn’t mean you cannot bring it to the next level. Last year, Nike launched an impactful TikTok influencer campaign Nulla Puo Fermarci (Stop at nothing) which aimed to inspire Italian women to get into sport and tackle gender disparity in the long term. 4 Milanese influencers were chosen and trained by Nike athletes to create dance challenges made from sport moves. These videos went viral as they received more than 100M views, 540k likes, and more than 46k challenges completed in response. By spreading meaningful, inspiring messages that have real-life values, brands are more likely to get the audience on their feet and earn customer loyalty.

Just like other influencer marketing campaigns, the key step to creating successful campaigns on TikTok is to partner with the right influencers to boost your brand awareness and reach out to the right target audience. Check out how Affable can help you find the right TikTok influencers for your next influencer marketing campaign.

CONCLUSION

Each social media channel has its own unique features and user demographics. Depending on your campaign’s objectives, brands can decide to work on one best platform or multiple platforms to create high-impact influencer campaigns. If you need more help launching your influencer campaign or discover talented content creators across social media channels, go ahead and check us out at affable.ai

 

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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

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

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

Bài viết do Zach King (@zachking) chia sẻ vào

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

YesStyle influencer program

Recently, YesStyle, the global retailer of Asian beauty and fashion products, has generated a buzz on social media with its genius influencer program. By becoming a YesStyle influencer, you will a chance to receive attractive benefits such as earning commission and receiving shopping discounts. To boost awareness for the program, this brand also created @yesstyleinfluencers where they regularly update the latest campaigns and promotions for their influencers. 

According to our Instagram influencer analytics, since YesStyle announced its influencer program (end of Jan 2020), there were more than 4000 organic posts created by influencers all over the world and a huge number of Youtube unboxing videos and giveaways. In October 2020, the brand launched several influencer campaigns such as the “Free Products To Review” and “Halloween Giveaways”. This resulted in their advent calendar and influencer search terms growing by more than 5000%! 

It’s also worth mentioning their rewarding conditions. When the followers shop through the reward link, influencers will earn a higher commission rate compared to using the influencer’s codes. This small but important detail is a great contributor to drive traffic to the website and improve SEO performance! 

YesStyle influencer program is a great combination of influencer marketing and user-generated content. By giving influencers good incentives to feature the products, the brand was able to generate a huge number of organic content and tap into the influencer’s follower communities at the same time.

Bonus: 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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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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@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

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

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

 

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Heart made of glass, mind of stone 💎

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LIFESTYLE MICRO-INFLUENCERS

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

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

 

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

 

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FITNESS MICRO-INFLUENCERS

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

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

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

FOOD MICRO-INFLUENCERS

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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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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Top Parent Influencers To Work With In Southeast Asia

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

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

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

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

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

Mom Fashion Influencers

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

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

 

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

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

Cooking Mamas

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

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

 

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

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Daddy Influencers

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

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

Parent Influencers with High Engagement Rates

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

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

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

BONUS: Children Influencers

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

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

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

 

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

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5 Important Lessons To Learn From Influencer Scandals in 2020

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

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

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

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

1. Be careful when mentioning politics

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

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

Source: Independent.sg

Source: Independent.sg

 

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

 

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

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2. Racism is another sensitive topic to avoid

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

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 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.