Panel decodes what it takes to make a great influencer marketing strategy

The exchange4media group hosted the inaugural version of the Influencer Marketing Conference yesterday, the seventeenth of September, 2021. The theme of the convention was Building Brands Through The Power of Influence. The convention aimed to deliver collectively stalwarts and thought leaders from throughout manufacturers, companies and creators who lead the bandwagon of influencer marketing in India. 
Among the numerous attention-grabbing classes on the convention was the panel dialogue on the subject The Secrets Of Great Influencer Marketing. It was moderated by Ajay Gupte, CEO, Wavemaker and the panellists had been Sanjay Mehta, Joint CEO, Mirum India; Nikunj Lotia (Beyounick)- Content Creator, Influencer; Dhruv Chitgopekar, Co-Founder and CEO, BigBang.Social/Co-Founder, Collective Artists Network; Sejal Kumar, Fashion & Lifestyle Influencer; Saransh Goila, Chef, Influencer and Arthur Altounian, Sr. Client Development Director APAC, INCA. The panel aimed to decode by way of the experiences,  wins, misses and challenges of the panellists, what really goes behind a profitable influencer marketing strategy. 

Opening the dialogue, Gupte requested the creators to sum up their content material creation journey. Lotia shared: “My crew began creating movies on YouTube virtually 10 years in the past. We didn’t realise it’s going to be this massive sooner or later and we might make careers out of it. YouTube used to ship us to these panels with manufacturers referred to as pace relationship with manufacturers to encourage them to get on digital and make them perceive how it is essential for his or her marketing plan. It is been a great journey, having labored with 100+ manufacturers. I’m having fun with each little bit of it.” 

Kumar, sharing her influencer journey, added “I’ve gone by way of pitching to doing model deck for manufacturers to put cash into my movies to at the moment being in a place of having the ability to say no to manufacturers and say sure to those that excite me and it has been superb. I really like the autonomy that comes with the web.”
Along comparable strains, Goila shared: “What has been actually attention-grabbing as a chef is that there’s a complete room for creation that exists for meals creators on-line and that’s the route I selected to be a chef. There is a lot to study from different creators’ universes as properly. To say that cooks solely belong within the kitchen can be a lie; they honestly are artists on-line and offline.”
Bringing perception from the company and model facet of the fence, Mehta added: “Working within the influencer marketing phase has been a studying for everybody and the house is extremely developed.  It began out by educating manufacturers about influencer engagement and the closest they may join was the model ambassador house, which was comparable, however but very completely different.” 
He additionally talked about the significance of making the fitting stability: “When placing out content material on behalf of a model, there may be a lot model fairness related to something that we do. If a model requires sure dos and don’ts, they want to be appreciated as a result of there may be a lot using on that model. There are constraints which might be relevant and one wants to discover the fitting stability. It’s been an attention-grabbing journey.” 
Chitgopekar spoke in regards to the significance of the ASCI laws for the influencer business and mentioned: “The most fun facet of it is that any business which reaches a sure dimension and scale requires a sure degree of frameworks and guardrails, just because the dimensions of the chance and attain that it has. It wants to be certain that everybody who’s coming into the business is aware of that it’s formalized and arranged.”
Altounian spoke of the fitting elements to make influencer marketing actually work for manufacturers, mentioned: “Often, once we work with regional or international manufacturers, activating a number of markets, they want some consistency throughout all markets, and that is undoubtedly one thing that we’ll take a look at to make, There is a bespoke recipe for making a marketing campaign profitable in India, to work with creators who’ve the fervour and the authenticity in the best way they work and create content material. And this business is rising, there are hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands of creators obtainable, and each day you’ve gotten new creators, and one of many principal requests from the manufacturers is to assist them to discover the fitting ones. So once we work on figuring out the fitting influences, the very first thing we do isn’t just take a look at the face worth of the influences however go deep into the info and content material.” 
The session concluded with every panellist sharing their latest campaigns and ones whose ethos impressed them

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