Podcast: Up Your Game, Increase Your Influence with America Y’all

Podcast: Up Your Game, Increase Your Influence with America Y’all

And it is amazing. The podcast where we help you build your social influence.

Host: Kyle Leach, Mattr
Guest: Jeremy Pawlowski, travel influencer/ blogger for America Y’all

Up Your Game to Increase Your Influence

Jeremy Pawlowski- travel influencer and bloggerIn Episode 2 of our ‘And It Is Amazing’ podcast, Jeremy Pawlowski shares how he began his accidental journey of becoming a travel influencer in our very own Austin, TX by exploring state parks. Today, his Instagram page has close to 18,000 followers! Jeremy’s discussion emphasizes how influencers should target a specific niche for influence, and then build content and visuals around that niche to help build that influence into a brand.

“If you’re end goal is to be an influencer, pick a theme.”

 

In this episode, Jeremy shares:

  • How he chooses where to go next to help promote his travel influence
  • What his favorite social platforms are for travel posts
  • Some of his best practices for taking travel pictures
  • How important listening to his audience is when trying to build his travel brand
  • Why picking a theme is important if you want to build your own influence

Running time 6:13

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Riding the Trends with Influencer Marketing

Riding the Trends with Influencer Marketing

By now you’ve probably heard about the Pokemon Go craze sweeping the nation and quickly expanding internationally. It’s been covered by countless news organizations over the past few weeks and currently sits at the #1 spot on the iTunes free app list. While concerns have been raised about the app’s security, both physical and digital, the app’s popularity seems to remain sky high.

Tips to keep in mind when trying to ride the wave of a trend and use it for influencer marketing.

That popularity has driven many marketers to try and find ways to tap into this latest trend. From ad agencies to local shops and restaurants, businesses are trying to capitalize on the Pokemon Go obsession. What’s amazing is that early reports are indicating that the app is actually doing what few other apps have been able to do – drive real foot traffic.

With these kind of results, it’s worth considering how influencer marketing could be used to reach Pokemon Go users. But let’s not limit that line of thinking to only the current Pokemon Go trend. After all, trends can come and go. What’s important is understanding how to capitalize on them quickly and in the moment.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when trying to ride the wave of a trend and use it for influencer marketing.

Don’t force it!

You shouldn’t attach your brand to every single trend. There will come a time, probably many times, when a trend will emerge and there’s no logical way to tie your brand to it. Influencers will notice this, and the good ones, the ones who are tied to the trend, won’t want to do harm to their reputation by working with you. They understand that their followers won’t view that partnership favorably. You’re better off waiting for the right trend, the one that at first glance, without lots of thinking and analysis, could integrate with your brand.

Act quickly

Trends come and go quickly. By August, the Pokemon Go craze could be over. Good influencers realize the timeliness aspect and recognize when it’s too late to be talking about a trend. If you have to work through layers and layers of analysis and approval before you can act, many influencers won’t do a campaign with you. To really capitalize on a trend, you must act quickly.

 

Vet influencers adequately

To best capitalize on a trend through influencer marketing, the influencers you’re working with must be really tuned into the trend.

High Intensity Interval Training, a workout trend that has become extremely popular this year, would be best alined with active influencers with knowledge of the HIIT system.

To best capitalize on a trend through influencer marketing, the influencers you’re working with must be really tuned into the trend. Similar to what was mentioned in regards to brands earlier, the public will quickly see through an influencer trying to attach themselves to a trend that doesn’t align with their personal brand.  Make sure you’re choosing to work with influencers who are involved in the trend somehow. 

 

Show knowledge of the trend

If you’re going to launch a campaign based off a trend, it’s important that you, and the influencers you work with, show thorough understanding of it. Loose attempts at playing off the trend could do more harm than good. If you decide your brand aligns with the trend, and you can find influencers whose personal brands align with it, fully embrace it as part of your campaign.

Podcast: Up Your Game, Increase Your Influence with Type A Trips

Podcast: Up Your Game, Increase Your Influence with Type A Trips

And it is amazing. The podcast where we help you become more successful in the world of influencer marketing.

Host: Kyle Leach, Mattr
Guest: Aimee Slade, luxury travel blogger/ influencer for Type A Trips

Up Your Game to Increase Your Influence

'And It Is Amazing' podcast, Aimee Slade knows from personal experience what it takes to build influenceIn Episode 1 of our ‘And It Is Amazing’ podcast, Aimee Slade knows from personal experience what it takes to build influence. Her discussion provides several relevant tips for anyone who wants to follow their passions and become a full-time social influencer, including the importance of communicating to your audience in an authentic way to increase engagement with your posts.

“If you’re just trying to get free things out of being an influencer, you’re in it for the wrong reason, and it’s going to be exhausting.”

 

In this episode, Aimee shares:

  • How she got started as an influencer 3 years ago
  • What tools or platforms she uses as an influencer
  • Which goals she has placed on herself in regards to her social posts
  • The science behind how she decides what to share with her audience
  • What she sees in common with her most engaged posts and how she encourages that engagement percentage to continually grow

Running time 12:15

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