Influencer Is The New Affiliate

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Join Tami Nealy from Find Your Influence to learn how partnering with influencers can supercharge your affiliate program. Influencer marketing has been embraced for many different brand strategies, however, connecting the influencer to the affiliate strategy is still a big question on many bran’s minds. As more and more brands see strong performance from affiliate marketing, adding influencers to the mix can often be the cherry on top in reaching your KPIs.

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Revolutionizing Brand Strategy: Unleashing the Power of Influencer Marketing

Recently, I had the pleasure of tuning into an engaging fireside chat between Laurie Cutts of Everflow and Tami Nealy of Find Your Influence. The topic of their enlightening conversation? The integration of influencers into brand affiliate strategies. Their discussion underscored the transformation of traditional public relations to a more comprehensive approach, involving influencer marketing, and how brands can effectively utilize this approach to drive conversions.

The consensus was clear: influencer marketing is no longer the sole domain of PR and is increasingly shifting towards marketing departments. Particularly, many brands in the fashion, beauty, and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sectors have achieved success due to their low price points.

Fascinatingly, Tami also stressed the imperative for brands to align their influencer marketing efforts with their overarching goals. Her advice to brands still fresh to the world of influencers was to start small and refine the process as they go. An important part of that journey is being mindful of the influencers they choose to work with and using hashtags to find influencers who are already talking about their brand organically.

During the conversation, the idea was proposed that brands should set realistic performance expectations based on their price points and affiliate marketing needs. Moreover, an open mind was advised when considering non-traditional influencers and categories that are just starting out. After all, influencer marketing is not a one-size-fits-all industry and unique solutions can often produce incredible results.

Another essential bit of advice was the value of maintaining ongoing relationships with successful influencers and using paid media to enhance the reach of their content. However, this comes with a word of caution: brands need to break down the internal barriers that may exist between PR, social, and performance marketing teams to ensure a singular and coordinated strategy.

The chat wrapped by touching on the fast-changing landscape of social platforms and the need for brands to claim their handles on emerging platforms without rushing into investment. Instead, they should patiently observe what works and what doesn't before making commitments.

If you are looking for an efficient way to leverage the power of influencer marketing, look no further than Find Your Influence. This decade-old platform offers a vast array of tools to assist in identifying potential influencers, monitoring campaign performance, and providing real-time campaign analytics. Furthermore, they unequivocally endorse the importance of commencing holiday campaigns early to lock in rates before the typical holiday bump.

Perhaps the most noteworthy takeaway from their talk, however, is the emphasis on the selection of influencers. It is not just about macro vs micro influencers or geographical relevance, but also their alignment with your brand, your strategy, your budget, and your goals. By making the right selection, influencers can certainly make an enormous impact and significantly increase the chances of meeting your campaign targets.

What an enlightening session! It was a fresh reminder that influencers can help bring a brand to life, amplify its message, and engage audiences in an authentic and powerful way. As this innovative form of marketing continues to evolve, it's thrilling to imagine the possibilities ahead. Stay tuned for more insights into the dynamic world of influencer marketing.

Meet The Experts

Tami Nealy
SVP, Communications + Talent Relations

​​Tami Nealy has been working in corporate communications since 1999. She has worked with pro sports teams as well as a Fortune 500 company.

During her time leading the comms team at LifeLock, she served as a spokesperson, launched a partnership with the FBI and helped lead the company to IPO.

Following, she pivoted to supporting education technology organizations before joining Find Your Influence as SVP of Communications.

She is also an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University.

Tami Nealy
SVP, Communications + Talent Relations

Tami Nealy has been working in corporate communications since 1999. She has worked with pro sports teams as well as a Fortune 500 company. During her time leading the comms team at LifeLock, she served as a spokesperson, launched a partnership with the FBI and helped lead the company to IPO. Following, she pivoted to supporting education technology organizations before joining Find Your Influence as SVP Communications. She is also an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University.

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