85. Maximizing Influencer Marketing ROI With Mike Newton


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Hello listeners! Today, our host Eitan Koter interviewed Mike Newton, a seasoned expert in influencer marketing.

Mike has been in the industry since 2016, with notable experience working with Kobe Bryant for Lenovo Smartphones and playing a pivotal role at Discord, where he expanded their partner program significantly.

Mike shares his wealth of knowledge on influencer marketing strategies, emphasizing the importance of both qualitative and quantitative analysis when selecting influencers.

He discusses how brands can leverage influencers effectively, whether through brand sponsorships or product seeding strategies. Mike also provides practical tips on reaching out to influencers, creating compelling content, and measuring the success of campaigns.

Additionally, Mike sheds light on common myths about influencer marketing, the importance of understanding platform culture, and the potential of live shopping events.

This episode is packed with actionable advice for brands looking to navigate the complex world of influencer marketing. Don’t miss out on Mike’s unique perspectives and practical strategies to elevate your brand’s presence and conversion rates.

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Guest: Mike Newton, Influencer Marketing Specialist

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Takeaways:

  • Influencer marketing can be a great launch strategy for brands with a strong community component around their product or brand.
  • The selection of influencers should consider content performance, audience demographics, and engagement, rather than just follower counts.
  • Seeding and gifting strategies are effective for engaging with influencers, and the conversion rate depends on the fit between the brand and the influencer.
  • Approaching celebrities for influencer marketing requires a high level of sophistication and planning, and it’s important to consider influencers who are influential in the community.
  • Understanding the community and the audience is crucial for successful influencer marketing campaigns. Influencer marketing is diverse and can cater to various niches and interests on the internet.
  • Measuring the success of influencer marketing campaigns requires a broad approach, considering direct attribution, brand lift, and cost efficiencies.

Chapters:

00:00 Understanding the Community and the Audience

22:28 Exploring the Vastness of Influencer Marketing

23:13 Crafting Content for Conversion

28:01 Measuring Success in Influencer Marketing

34:15 Selecting Platforms for Influencer Marketing

38:05 In-House Influencer Marketing Training and Consultation

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