Influencer marketing is effective when done properly. But before hopping on this strategy, know the types of influencers based on their follower count and find out which suits your brand best.
1) Nano Influencer
These are influencers with a following of 10K or less. They have better engagement rates and more authentic recommendations and reviews. This is because they are followed by people they have a real-life relationship within their community. The nano influencer would be perfect if you are a small-medium enterprise or if you are only starting out. Collaborating with nano influencers is also budget-friendly.
2) Micro Influencer
A micro influencer has followers ranging from 10K to 100K. Although their audience is larger than nano influencers, they still appear relatable to their followers. Often regarded as key opinion leaders (KOLs), they talk about a specific topic and build their niche that appeals to a bigger focus group. Their followers are also more open to hearing more marketing plugs from them. Micro influencers typically give you your money’s worth as they are less expensive than macro influencers but still reach a wider audience.
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3) Macro Influencer
These are internet-famous personalities. They’ve built their fame through vlogging or creating funny/informational/witty content. With 100K to 1M followers, a macro influencer appeals to a broader demographic, but still maintaining key opinion leader status. They are still able to focus on a particular subject. Because of the huge following, a macro influencer’s engagement rate usually is lower than that of a micro influencer’s. As for the fees, macro influencers charge more. If your marketing budget is able to accommodate their rates and if you’re looking at expanding your audience, then this type of influencer is what you’re looking for.
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4) Mega Influencer
Mega influencers are what one might call superstars with typically a million or more followers. They are famous content creators or even celebrities like actors, singers, and models. They have a huge but rather diverse fan base. If your brand’s goal is to reach more market segments, then the mega influencer is the one for you. Because they have plenty of followers, their rates are also high. So if your brand aims to raise awareness among the mass and your pocket is deep, then best to team up with a mega influencer.
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Now that you’ve read about the different types of influencers, you must have a clearer idea of whom to connect with on your next campaign. The most suitable influencer for your brand depends on the audience that they have. Often, the number of followers impacts your campaign’s reach. The more followers, the more diverse the audience is. More people are more aware of your brand. But that may not be the case always. If you want to drive sales, you have a better shot at collaborating with influencers with a more focused group of followers.
We can help connect you with the right one from our pool of all types of partner influencers. Contact us for your next marketing campaign!
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Asia Travel Club (ATC) is a social media agency focusing on China digital marketing, influencer, and social messaging marketing. ATC is the Official Sales Partner of Tencent (WeChat), Weibo, and Bytedance (TikTok, DouYin & TouTiao) with 100+ verified and managed WeChat and Weibo Official Accounts since 2016.
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