Not using tags in your influencer profile might block you from booking jobs

August 29, 2016 8:33 am Published by

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Think of your influencer tags in your Webfluential profile as hashtags. When you upload an image on Instagram or send out a tweet you usually include hashtags that are relevant to that post. If you search for the hashtag #foodie, you’ll most likely come across posts and images of food. Your tags in your Webfluential profile work the same way and can assist you with booking jobs.

Why are your tags so important?

If you have not set up your tags marketers will not be able to discover your profile and you will not receive any job offers. Your tags are as important as setting your pricing and linking your channels.

When marketers search for parenting bloggers, tags like “Children”, “Teens”, and “Family Holidays” will be featured on a parenting blogger’s profile. If you don’t have any tags, you are invisible.

What is the difference between Channel Focus and Tags?

While “Channel Focus” describes what your blog is about in Webfluential dashboard tagsgeneral, tags elaborate on what you like to blog about. For example, a beauty blogger’s channel focus would be something like (Beauty), (Lifestyle) and (Fashion).

The tags for beauty would be “makeup”, “hair”, “nails” and “skincare”.

How to set your tags

  1. Login to your Webfluential account
  2. Click on “My Profile”
  3. Scroll down to “Audience Demographics”. If you have added your tags your profile should look something like this:

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If you haven’t set your tags, click on the grey “Edit demographics” button and add the relevant tags.

Now it’s easy for marketers to find you based on your interests.

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Still struggling? Email influencers@webfluential.com – we can help!

 

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Webfluential A-Team Employee Spotlight – Ayanda aka Ms Yaya

August 26, 2016 7:49 am Published by

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Twitter – @Yanda_M

We’re a technology company that has some talented individuals; each play a huge role in bringing our tech, service, brand and vision to life. Our regular monthly feature aims to introduce you to some of the incredible people at Webfluential.

Today we’re featuring one of our sales rockstars here on #TeamWebfluential. Meet our Junior Sales Rep, Ayanda!

 

Hi Ayanda! Tell us a little about yourself.

First and foremost, I am a child of God. I’m also a bit of a drama queen, a newborn health freak and gym junkie, a family-over-everything kind of person, and a traveller at heart who has a massive phobia for cats. Overall, I’m a lover of life!

 

What inspired you to come work with #TeamWebfluential?

I’m a brand fanatic. I enjoy building and moulding brands to make them top of mind for consumers. Webfluential stood out for me because it’s a fun environment and an appealing business model. What makes Webfluential unique is how it tells different stories through real people. For me, that’s a brilliant concept. I also wanted to learn more about influencer marketing and how it contributes to the marketing mix as a whole.

 

What’s the one thing you want to tick off your achievements list in the next 5 years?

*Moment of silence* I never think that far! Plans have a way of reformatting every now and then. I rather think short-term. I will have my Masters Degree in Brand Intelligence in 5 years, that’s for sure.

 

If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be and what would you order?

Michelle Obama

Tyler Perry

Shonda Rhimes

 

I’d first want to know who’s making dinner and what their speciality is. Otherwise, if it’s a regular menu, then mixed seafood pasta or a prawn curry makes my belly happy.

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3 ways brands can match up with the perfect influencer

August 25, 2016 10:15 am Published by

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As more and more brands turn to digital creators, social influencers and rising internet stars as a trusted source of advertising we’re starting to see some great lessons flooding the internet. As with any new(ish) trend, the brave brands venture out and help the rest of the industry define the rules and best practices for the future. Over the last year I’ve watched hundreds of brands be brave, and reap the great rewards as a result.

One lesson stands out: influencer marketing campaigns get the best results when the brand and the influencer are a good match.

Take a look at the Australian launch of Netflix in 2015, where influencer Troye Sivan live-tweeted his way through a couple of episodes of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – it was a sublime pairing of brand and influencer, and his tweets reached over 90 million people in one hour.

How does a brand find its influencer soul mate? It´s a bit like dating, actually. There is more than one way to find your perfect match – over the last year i’ve managed narrow down three ways to deliver that perfect match.

Option one:

You go out and find The One! Back in the day this meant standing at the bar, spotting someone you think you´ll get along with and offering to buy them a drink. These days, it´s a lot simpler. I´m talking apps like Tinder. Matchmaking made easy in the technological age. Likewise with finding the right influencer for your campaign. Where once you had interns scouring the web, cataloging blogs, stats and contact details, platforms like Webfluential have made finding influencers a snap, you just register as a marketer and use the Search function to filter through our 10,000-strong database of accredited influencers.

Option two:

You could also find your perfect match The Bachelor style. Let the influencers pitch their best ideas to you based on a brief, and pick the one that really gets you. This option works best for marketers who know they need to get some traction in the market, but maybe don’t have the perfect picture on how to do that. Smart marketers are simply asking the most influential people in their target market for help!

Option three:

But what if you´re not looking for a ´swipe right´ kind of relationship? You want something deeper, you want to know that you are both into Star Wars and cat memes? In the past, a safe bet would be to ask your mates to introduce you to someone they know you have something in common with. Brands, now you can do this too: approach influencers you know are already talking and tweeting about your brand because they are fans. Or, they are talking to an audience you have your eye on. Tools like Discovered by Webfluential allow you to listen in to the conversations, and then invite these influencers to work with you.

Example: Justin Bieber and Calvin Klein. Whether Justin is on stage, or on social, or on a sponsored photoshoot he has an affinity for the brand. I would bet on the fact that he’d outsell any online store in no time if he Tweeted a link to purchase product – it would be poetry in motion.

Connecting with the right influencers

As an industry, let’s make a stand to be better. However you find your perfect match, remember, you can’t fake a relationship between a brand and an influencer – their audience can always tell. Long-term brand-influencer partnerships work the best, so if you like it, put a ring on it and be exclusive.

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