Influencer marketing is a marketing channel in which influencers partner with brands on social media or other platforms to advertise products or services through sponsored content, product reviews, affiliate marketing, and more.
Why is influencer marketing?
Retailers and service providers of all sizes can benefit from authentic advertising in influencer marketing. The trick is matching with the right influencer with a following proportional to your business and in your niche. These 5 industries are some of those benefiting most from influencer marketing, as well as leaders in influencer marketing spending.
Beauty is one of the original influencer marketing partner industries starting with beauty gurus sharing tutorials and raving about their favorite products on YouTube. Long-form beauty videos are still alive and well on YouTube and haircare, cosmetics, and skincare brands are more than happy to sponsor them.
However, in the past few years, this content has exploded in growth on more platforms like Instagram and TikTok with influencers sharing their favorite products through affiliate marketing, sponsored content, and genuine product reviews.
Just like beauty, the fashion industry plays a large role in social media. If you follow any lifestyle influencers, they most likely make Instagram posts (or reels!) sharing their #OOTD—outfit of the day—with each designer or retailer strategically tagged, maybe even complete with affiliate links placed on the image.
Hotels, airlines, all-inclusive resorts, and destination restaurants are just some of the players in the travel industry seeing a spike in revenue thanks to influencer marketing. Any of these service providers can partner with an influencer to increase brand awareness and bring in new customers. Anyone posting about their vacation on social media can make their followers feel FOMO. Imagine the impact of an influencer live streaming the experience and being paid to present their vacation in the best light possible.
Entertainment & Tech
Whether an influencer is a gamer, participating in an activity, or just showing off the latest iPhone on TikTok, the companies that provide these entertainment products and services are raking in the big bucks. What teenager doesn’t want to play the same video games, own the same gadgets, and feel like their favorite influencer?
Retailers in all industries from small businesses to major retailers are benefiting from influencer marketing. Whether an influencer is directing customers to product pages on a website through affiliate marketing, collaborating through sponsored content, or sometimes simply featuring a product in a post, these actions can make sales skyrocket for a particular product.
Does influencer marketing sound like a fit?
Whether you’re looking to partner with micro-influencers or sponsor a larger influencer marketing campaign, we’re here to help. Get in touch!