🤔 Influencer fatigue and what can we do about it?

Influencer Insights Newsletter #29

Hi everyone!

Increasingly, influencers face criticism for various reasons. Have you ever pondered the reasons behind this? Phrases such as "get a real job" or "everyone's trying to be an influencer" are thrown around. But, is there really an issue with being an influencer?

Today is all about:

  • 🤔 Reasons people don’t like influencers anymore

  • 💪 How can we stop this?

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🤔 Reasons people don’t like influencers anymore

1. The push for genuine engagement:

  • Younger generations are moving away from generic celebrity promotions, favoring more authentic content.

  • They're looking past superficial advertisements to more sincere forms of engagement.

  • For instance, controversies have arisen around influencers promoting potentially harmful products or when behind-the-scenes dynamics of content creation are revealed.

2. Rise of inauthentic influencer metrics:

  • There's an increasing trend of influencers boosting their metrics artificially.

  • It's estimated that some have a significant portion of their followers as fake, causing brands and audiences to question their legitimacy.

3. Monotony in influencer content:

  • Audiences are becoming weary of repeated influencer content patterns, like similar poses or idealized images.

  • A significant portion of consumers feel overwhelmed by this repetitiveness.

  • Certain accounts even satirize this trend by showcasing how redundant some content can be.

4. Overemphasis on high-profile figures:

  • There's a limit to the effectiveness of product endorsements when overly relying on very popular figures.

  • Experts advise brands to prioritize building genuine relationships with niche audiences instead of solely aiming for large-scale visibility. ( This is good for us: “the small influencers”)

5. Co-opting genuine issues for gain:

  • Some influencers and organizations seemingly support significant social issues but mainly for commercial reasons.

  • Initiatives and attempts to falsely present a 'green' or socially responsible image often lead to public skepticism about the real intent behind such campaigns.

💪How can we stop this? how can we improve the overall image?

1. The push for genuine engagement:

  • Share personal stories: Open up about personal experiences, challenges, and triumphs. Authenticity resonates with followers and makes the influencer more relatable.

  • Regular interactions: Engage with followers through Q&A sessions, polls, and feedback on content. Showing followers that their input is valued fosters a deeper connection.

2. Rise of inauthentic influencer metrics:

  • Be transparent about growth: Share milestones and setbacks, making it clear that growth is organic. Avoid the temptation of buying followers or engagement.

  • Highlight meaningful interactions: Rather than focusing solely on numbers, spotlight moments of genuine engagement from followers, such as touching testimonials or detailed feedback.

3. Monotony in influencer content:

  • Experiment with content: Try new formats, challenges, or themes. Rotate between vlogs, tutorials, day-in-the-life videos, and other content forms to keep the audience engaged.

  • Involve the audience: Occasionally, let followers decide the content, whether it's a particular challenge, a tutorial, or addressing certain topics. This inclusion can combat content fatigue.

4. Overemphasis on high-profile collaborations:

  • Collaborate with peer influencers: Partner with influencers of similar or slightly different niches. This can provide fresh perspectives and expose both parties to new audiences.

  • Engage with smaller brands: Instead of only seeking big brand partnerships, work with upcoming or indie brands. It's a great way to discover unique products/services and offer something different to the audience.

5. Co-opting genuine issues for gain:

  • Genuine advocacy: If promoting a cause, make sure there's a genuine interest or connection. It's better to deeply support a few causes than superficially promote many.

  • Educate and update: If advocating for a particular issue, continuously educate yourself on the subject. Share updates, news, and progress related to the cause.

  • Feedback loop: Encourage followers to hold you accountable. Listen to feedback, especially if someone points out misinformation or insensitivity. Admitting mistakes and learning from them makes an influencer more authentic.

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🔥 Influencer shoutout

Alexa G., known as glam_byalexa on her platform, is a Latina content creator specializing in beauty, cosmetics, and personal care. With a following of 13.1K, she showcases her expertise through 464 posts. Alexa maintains an interactive online presence, following over 1,000 accounts.

Thank you for reading! See you next time!

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