Let me break it down start back. Historically, most of the time people say a a good influencer is not just someone who had a lot of followers. That’s right. It’s somebody who also has this engagement.
Don’t just look and see if they have a lot of followers. Do they have engagement? Now you know they don’t have fake followers now you know that their followers actually cares about them and those are the people that you want to follow up with. That’s pretty much become the agreed-upon thing, but there’s one step further people. I swear it’s one step further, that a lot of folks are missing. Straight-Up engagement does not equal influence, that’s pretty much it engagement does not equal influence.
What do I mean by that? Well, you know what first, let’s rewind back for a little bit of story time. Yeah I had his homegirl his home girl who’s, throwing an event and she was so excited. She had this host. That was a IG and no one, sir, when I say IG influencer, I’m talking about this person had a hundred and fifty some thousand followers Real Talk. Real followers, because these people were engaged matter of fact she was super excited because person was so cool that they start posting her event pretty early and then she says Shawn.
I really want you to come to this event like for real for real. Come to this event check it out, and I said: okay, okay, I come out to the event and I get there late mind you – and this is what I see I see about 15 people in the whole venue, including myself, including the probably about five artists that Were performing and their friends and the host, why was nobody that interested in coming to see this person, because that person was not an influencer, at least not in that way, being an influencer means being able to actually influence people in their decision making having a certain Level of trust, this person – I believe, if I remember correctly, was basically like a local media and they had got them scared going if people were going there to their page to laugh, but they weren’t going to really see what this person was about.
There was no buy-in as much as people hate them Kardashian a lot of people hate on her there’s a lot of people that look to her for influence. Alright, they look at what she’s wearing they looked at the lips, the button, all them things so keep this. In mind, when you pick your influencers for your campaigns who you’re trying to pay, because you can end up wasting a lot of money, paying somebody who has views and engagement but zero influence, there’s a lot of people that I know that I’m cool with or I Might even pick up the phone if they call, but I’m not really checking to them for what shoes they’re wearing right jay-z has a lot of influence right, but nobody’s really looking at his sneakers, at least not on the level that they might be looking at Kanye’s Sneakers right, this is just one specific category, and this is very important for you guys to consider for your music as well.
Jay-Z is obviously the influential person but they’re not looking at him for fashion as much or looking at Calle for fashion. As a matter of fact, people are now looking at some pretty ugly sneakers, just because this Kanye, like the ladies, I know some people might disagree, but the ladies TV collection type stuff mmm, but people are buying. So a great example is a homeboy is a rapper. I’r not going to mention his name or anything like that.
He went to the page of a very popular dancer named kid. It agreat that kid is that Nick, like kid, it can dance his butt off he’s dope. However, I told him Brett, don’t pay buddy to put your music on his page and dance to your music, and I tried to explain it beforehand why it would not work. This is why I said yo people go to his page to see him dance. I know. There’s a lot of views on his articles, but they’re going through his page to see him dance they’re, not really listening or caring too much about the music.
That’s in the background, they’re just reading his dance to the beat, so his influence is more so dance based. There’s probably a lot of dancers, they love him and can be influenced by him. Read his moves, but because he’s dancing all the time and that’s what’s on his page, no one’s really going to hear the music they’re just want to see him dance again. The same thing for a lot of these pages, where they’re twerking all the time, I’m sure people throw money at him all the time.
However, people are not really checking the twerk pages. It’s work they go on for the booty. We know what people are going for. Well, they’re also people who actually like twerking study and they wonder damn you know, twerk do sales and then looking at work move whatever. But point is people are not going to those pages for the music? That’s being listening to. You might have some people who drizzle over and actually want to listen to your song and they really get caught by it.
But it’s nowhere near as impactful as going to a different page where someone actually has influence and they’re not diluting their brand. In a sense of the music that they might listen to now, the same artists that I told to not use kids agree also saw amazing results, and this other campaign that I mentioned right in there’s these girls he got posted on the girls page, had nothing to Do with them actually dancing to the song or anything like that, they were just kind of listening to it.
In the background more so, however, these girls do not post music all the time. So now the people who are following them – and I have some – were influenced by him when that song is played by then they think they actually liked that song. So now these people that I like liked this song, I want to know more about that song. What makes them think that’s so great, but if I’m just dancing the songs all the time, that’s nothing to do with whether I like the song or not.
You don’t really think that I love this song, just cuz, I’m dancing to it. But if I did a song on one of my pages – and I was just like yo – this is the best song ever and people never see me. Talk about music y’all are going to probably listen to the song, because I’m usually talking about artists campaigns. I’r not really talking about this. Is my favorite song on this blog. It’s the same way, you should look at everything there’s context.
So not only is it followers engagement, but then you want to look at influence and influence has multiple categories. Right influence has first, two people actually look to this person and actually make decisions or see value in this person’s opinion, and then the other layer is when you analyze these people and their pages. What likely is their influence faced towards like? Are they influencing other people to dance or are they influencing other people to dance to specific songs? They just making people laugh and if they are making people laugh and they can they do a article in a unique way where the song seems so enjoyable.
They want to check that song too, like there’s so many ways, and so a little bit more nuance than just saying this person has followers and engagement. I had to put that out there. Maybe one day I might go deeper with very specific examples or some things like that. I don’t know, I think, that’s specific enough, because there’s a wide range of you guys who have a different scenario. So you kind of use it for your own situation.
But I would like to know what you guys think. I hope that was helpful, but other than that be like the article go ahead like button if it like he might as well share it and if you’re not subscribe, you know what to do. He dare subscribe.
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