• Infographic: Understanding Influencers

    Influencer marketing is a core component of almost every brand’s marketing strategy. Recent studies found that about three quarters of all brands currently work with influencers in some capacity and 84% of brands plan to increase their influencer marketing spend in 2019. Although marketers are investing in the tactic, it’s also important to understand how influencers themselves engage with brands. Here, we shed some light on how established influencers prefer to work with brands to ensure successful collaborations.


    Here are some things you need to know about influencers before planning your next campaign:


    80% female

    20% male

    Type of influencer

    38% lifestyle (food, DIY, etc…)

    16% fashion

    9% beauty

    7% parenting

    5% art/music

    5% fitness/sports

    20% other

    Number of followers

    Fewer than 25K 52%

    25K-100K 20%

    100K-1MM 20%

    1MM+ 1%

    Other 6%

    Most relevant social platform

    Instagram 100%

    YouTube 92%

    Blogs 85%

    How do you manage brand sponsorships?

    86% manage it myself

    13% agent or personal assistant

    How often do you follow FTC guidelines when posting for a brand?

    74% all the time

    14% some of the time

    4% about half the time

    7% rarely or never

    How likely are you to promote a brand or product you don’t believe in?

    79% unlikely

    19% depends on the offer

    4% likely

    Do you post in exchange for free products instead of monetary compensation?

    94% yes

    4% no

    Of brand sponsored content, what percent is paid for monetarily?

    half to all 57%

    less than half to none 43%

    How often do you receive unclear directions when working with brands?

    59% sometimes

    17% half the time

    13% never

    9% most of the time

    Are brands too controlling?

    51% sometimes

    18% half the time

    19% never

    9% most of the time

    Have you ever blacklisted a brand?

    67% no

    33% yes


    30% acted unprofessionally

    22% didn’t pay

    21% didn’t uphold deal terms

    15% too restrictive to work with

    12% other

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