Instagram has been making a lot of changes to the way that users interact with videos inside the app. The amount of changes and testing happening has left many of us reeling as we try to keep up. Hopefully we can help give some clarity to what exactly is and is not happening and also help you make some decisions around how you should be reacting as brands and creators who rely heavily on this platform.

Instagram’s updates to video

Towards the end of July the Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, revealed that Instagram will now only have one video format. All videos going forward will be Reels even if you are uploading them as normal posts. The platform has been making a lot of changes in this area in order to keep up with TikTok and minimize the amount of users moving over.

That isn’t the only way Instagram is emulating TikTok. 

Many of us may have already noticed that the algorithm favoring video content overall and some users have even seen a new vertical version of their grids. After releasing these updates and getting some unhappy feedback from many users, Instagram reassured us that despite these changes to favor video they still want to do right by photos and as for that vertical grid, that was simply a test.

A petition called Make Instagram Instagram Again was started and was shared by celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashia, prompting the explanation from Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri.

While users are resisting the change there is no doubt that short form video is a far more engaging form of content than still images. Based on the Sprout Social Index™ 2022, 66% of consumers found short-form video to be the most engaging type of in-feed social content.

Instagram themselves also noted that the content people share and engage with overall is naturally moving more towards video over time so they will have to cater to that.

What this means for brands and creators

To reiterate the sentiment from Instagram, this overall shift to video is just the beginning so brands and creators need to start making this shift too. For brands this means incorporating more video into your social media content strategies. If videos are making up less than about 50% of your posts then you may need to think about how you can start producing and sharing more of this kind of content. 

Working with creators and influencers is a great way to get high quality, engaging video content to share on your own social media channels, and fast.

This means creators need to be focusing more on this area too. 

Brands will be on the lookout for influencers and creators who can provide them with great video content for Reels and TikTok. So, if you want to be first in line for these partnerships you need to start showing off your skills in this area. 

Both brands and creators will need to keep in mind that all video content should be optimized for the vertical Reel format. While you can still technically post square or horizontal/landscape videos this is not recommended. In a test run by Buffer they saw a 187% increase in views* for vertical video videos over square. 

Our influencer platform streamlines the entire campaign process from start to finish for brands and creators. Brands can save time on influencer search and outreach, briefing, communication, and reporting. Influencers can get discovered by new brands, get briefed, submit content all inside the platform, we even take care of invoicing and you receive automatic payments instantly.

Sign up as a brand here.

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*50% total watch time views.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maddy Budd

Social media marketing guru & Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she isn’t keeping up with the latest social media trends you’ll find her riding her bike around Greenpoint.

Solana Salado, otherwise known as The Dapper Dahlia, has worked with us on a handful of lifestyle brand campaigns. Read through below as she takes us through her inspiration, how she got started in the industry and what she predicts for the future of influencer marketing. 

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started as a creator:

By day, I’m an editor and content creator for an entertainment and food website. In 2018, I created The Dapper Dahlia blog and social media platforms to connect with others in the vintage community and to serve as my creative outlet. I create tutorials of vintage-inspired hair and makeup looks and share vintage styling tips and inspiration. The 1940s is my favorite decade for fashion, beauty and film, so my content is a mix of Old Hollywood glamor and classy everyday looks. I like mixing modern and vintage, as well as thrifted pieces with splurges, to show that vintage style is for everyone.

What do you love about using the Outfit platform?

I love working for Outfit because there’s a variety of campaign opportunities, from attending events to making social media posts, with brands I know my audience will connect with. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences working with professional, reliable and fun brands on Outfit on campaigns that fit my platform. I also love how simple it is to track your earnings.

What inspires you in your work?

I find inspiration in many places: in vintage magazines and cookbooks and classic films, even in songs I listen to on Spotify or on my record player. I’m also inspired by the many talented style and beauty content creators I follow, from the vintage community and beyond.

What do you envision for the future of influencers and creators?

I envision even more well-established brands, as well as new ones, realizing the unique talent and value that content creators offer and inviting us to be part of campaigns more frequently. I envision more platforms that connect influencers with each other, where we can be transparent about life and work as influencers.

Follow The Dapper Dahlia on Instagram or add her to your next marketing campaign with Outfit.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sophie Pagani

Digital marketing expert and Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she’s not reading up on the latest social trends, you’ll find her wandering around Chinatown or practicing some knitting.

Social commerce capabilities are showing up across many of the social media platforms we use everyday and some exciting new opportunities have come along with it.

During the pandemic the global market for Social Commerce was estimated to be US$89.4 Billion in the year 2020 and it is projected to reach a revised size of US$604.5 Billion by 2027.

If you haven’t already, it is time you learnt exactly what social commerce is, why your brand should be using it, and how to go about doing that. 

What is social commerce?

Social commerce is the selling of goods directly on a social media platform, one form of social commerce you’ve most likely interacted with already is the ‘Shop’ tab on your Instagram app. This feature was revamped by Instagram in 2020 because they saw the need for retailers to boost sales and streamline the shopping process.

The easily accessible tab makes it easy for scrolling users to quickly turn into shoppers. Other platforms including Facebook and Pinterest also offer social commerce capabilities and TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter have begun experimenting with shop buttons so we expect to see more social commerce features from them popping up soon.

Here at Outfit we are working on our own form of social commerce that we are calling CreatorCart. This will utilize highly engaging SMS and allow your brand to sell across all channels via your curated influencer tribe. The results so far have incredible and we can’t wait to share more on this with you soon.

Why should my brand be using social commerce?

  1. Streamline the shopping experience

Online purchases tend to have a much higher cart abandonment rate. This is thought to be due to a number of factors including customers getting distracted on their way to purchase products and the smaller screen deterring people from buying, especially first time customers and bigger purchases. Social commerce attempts to combat these drop offs with a more streamlined, mobile-friendly experience. With less distractions and a more direct path to purchase there will be less opportunities for brands to lose customers during their online retail journey. 

  1. Make shopping social 

Social commerce makes shopping a more social and shareable experience. It makes it easy for users to share products they have discovered with friends privately in messages as well as publicly as links and posts on their social pages. This means there are even more opportunities for your products to be shared with potential new customers. 

2. Millennials and Gen-Z’s love it!

The 18-34 demographic feel comfortable and familiar with these apps. They are already online and taking advantage of social commerce. Almost half of Gen-Zs and Millenials have made a purchase via social media and another 27% wanting to give it a try. 

How do I get started?

  1. Getting set up

Instagram and Facebook both require you to set up your catalogs in Facebook Shop in order to start using these features. Once connected, partner platforms like Shopify will automatically sync up your store for you. 

Pinterest also allows users to set up catalogs with Shopify but the process is more manual if your online store is on another platform. Pinterest does not offer purchasing in app right now so users will be redirected to your website.

Our own social commerce platform CreatorCart will plug directly into your Shopify store and there is no need to rely on any other social media channel in order to create customizable, sharable micro-sites for each influencer you are working with. This also means that you have complete control over all of the customer data and attribution.

Click here to apply for early access to CreatorCart.

2. Promote it with great content 

Once you are set up it is time to start promoting this new way for your customers to shop. Create engaging content that drives users to your shop. Don’t forget to tag whatever products you are talking about in the content so people can immediately shop for those items. Influencer content will be the most engaging and it will also help you reach more people within your target audience. Outfit can help you with every step of the influencer marketing process so click here to get started planning your campaign today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Maddy Budd

Social media marketing guru & Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she isn’t keeping up with the latest social media trends you’ll find her riding her bike around Greenpoint.

Julian is a Cuban-American lawyer and content creator raised in Miami, FL.

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started as a creator:

I was in law school when Instagram first came out and just started posting day-to-day pictures and it just took off. I liked sharing my workouts, my favorite spots in South Florida, and my life with my now-husband and dogs.

What do you love about using the Outfit platform?

The ability to create content that speaks to me and my following. 

What inspires you in your work?

The positive messages I receive from my following, letting me know how I have either impacted or changed their lives for the better. 

What do you envision for the future of influencers and creators?

I believe that its only going to increase and the amount of creators will continue to grow, there are so many creative people in the world that all have different talents, backgrounds, and ideas that speak to every person. 

Follow Julian on Instagram or add him to your next marketing campaign with Outfit.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sophie Pagani

Digital marketing expert and Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she’s not reading up on the latest social trends, you’ll find her wandering around Chinatown or practicing some knitting.

The multi-talented Venus Envy is a content creator for Outfit. Read through below as she shares her inspiration and what she envisions for the future of the influencer industry.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started as a content creator

My name is Venus Envy and I’m a drag queen, makeup artist, and content creator! I first started posting my drag makeup on Instagram in 2017, and in 2019, I started posting comedy videos TikTok. I never expected to have the platform I do, but I’m so happy that people like my work, and I’m grateful for it every day! Creating branded content allows me to fund my passions and create content that I really enjoy!

2. What do you love about using the Outfit platform?

Outfit makes it easy to find work as a content creator. I’m able to review the brief and see payment information all on one page before I apply, so there’s no need for back-and-forth emails.

3. What inspires your work?

As a drag artist, I pull inspiration from fashion dolls, my favorite celebrities, and other drag entertainers who inspire me to do what I do.

4. What do you envision for the future of influencers and creators?

Career content creation is a relatively new industry, but it’s growing rapidly! I think as the field continues to grow, we’ll see more people turning their passion into a profession – It’s not just for celebrities!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sophie Pagani

Digital marketing expert and Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she’s not reading up on the latest social trends, you’ll find her wandering around Chinatown or practicing some knitting.

Influencer marketing has revolutionized the way we do marketing. We know great content is being created and that there is big potential for great results but gaining accurate insights is no mean feat. 

After all of the effort spent setting up and executing an influencer campaign this step is often rushed or overlooked but this is one of the most important parts of your entire campaign. 

Hopefully we can help to demystify this step and teach you how to uncover valuable information that will not only help future influencer campaigns but also your wider marketing activity.

1. Define your Goals

The relevance of what you measure will depend on what you’d like to get out of your marketing campaign. It’s crucial to identify this prior to starting your campaign so you can plan your campaign accordingly and understand whether or not the campaign was successful once complete. 

Are you wanting to reach new customers? or you want more people to follow your brand on social media and engage with your content? Are you driving traffic to an online store? Or are you wanting people to visit your new brick and mortar location?

2. Understand key metrics

Brand Awareness

Now you’ve defined your goals, let’s dive deeper into what some of the key metrics are, what they mean, and why they are important.

Of course we all want to ultimately drive sales but it is important to remember if someone is never made aware of your brand then they will be very unlikely to make a purchase from it but if someone follows your brand and has been following you for a while they will be more likely to purchase from you, possibly even multiple times. Each metric also will also give you useful insights into what people are responding to so that you can learn about your audience and adapt accordingly.

If you are wanting to increase the overall awareness of your brand then you should be looking at your Reach, and Impressions.

Reach is the total number of unique people who have viewed your content or ad.  

Impressions are the number of times your ad or content has been displayed, no matter if it was clicked or not or viewed by the same person more than once.

When creating your influencer campaign with Outfit, we’ll report on the total reach and impressions your campaign received and benchmark this against industry standards so that you can use that data to analyze results.

Engagement

Engagement and Interactions are a great way of knowing if the people you are targeting are actually taking interest in your content or product. If they aren’t engaging with your content you may be targeting the wrong people or you content might not be interesting enough to capture their attention.

Engagement consists of likes, comments, shares and profile clicks.

Interactions consist of sticker, hashtag, profile, and mention clicks.

Outfit will report on both of these metrics for the whole campaign as well as for each influencer. We can even split this into each location if you need us to so then you can easily gather and analyze the data.

Audience growth or the amount of followers you gained from the collaboration will give you a strong indication into how engaging the content is and the relevance of your brand to that audience. Mutual followers are good to note also, indicating they came directly from the collaboration. Outfit provides you with a summary of this metric against an industry benchmark once the campaign is complete. 

Website visits can be tracked directly in app via Instagram stories but not posts. However, you can also use Google analytics and UTM links to help track this. It is important to also note any increase in overall traffic to your website around the time of the campaign too.

Conversion

UTMs are a great way to directly track conversions and what influencer they came from and so are affiliate discount codes and links.

As with traffic, you should note down and attribute an upturn in sales around the time of the campaign to because there will be customers who may not click directly through to make their purchase but still end up purchasing later on.

With the launch of our new influencer marketing tool CreatorCart attribution will become much easier and more accurate. Keep an eye out for more on this soon!

3. Look beyond the metrics 

Influencers provide so much more value that simply clicks and conversions. They can help to improve overall brand loyalty, they can help you shift perceptions of your brand, and they are an authentic way to deliver important messages to your customers. They provide a way to deeply connect with the people you are targeting however you may want to do that.

They also provide create content for you to use for other marketing material. Make sure to be explicit about content usage in your briefs if this is your intention but many influencer create highly engaging and professional content that you could reuse elsewhere saving on potential production costs further down the track. If you receive a lot of great content you can use on your own channels then this should be a measure of success for your campaign too.

4. Use an influencer marketing platform

Using an influencer marketing platform means that the compiling of all of this data is done for you so you can save that time and use it elsewhere.

Outfit is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform, providing smart technologies for brands and agencies to seamlessly connect with creators to manage campaigns, amplify their message and attribute success. We have everything you need from influencer selection, easy payment processing and a full report of key metrics at the end of your campaign to understand your success. 

Sign up to Outfit today, free of charge and discover how influencer marketing can amplify your next marketing campaign.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sophie Pagani

Digital marketing expert and Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she’s not reading up on the latest social trends, you’ll find her wandering around Chinatown or practicing some knitting.

Makeup artist and esthertitian Rikki Ferrar joined Outfit in August 2021 and has already worked on campaigns with a variety of beauty brands including OZ Naturals, PUPA Milano and QMS. Always creating beautiful, engaging content. We asked her a couple of questions about her work and the industry. 

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started as a creator:

I got started as a creator simply for my intense love for the beauty and wellness industry! I loved being able to share and connect with people all over the world on social media. Its been so fun to share my creativity passions in an unlimited concept. 

What do you love about using the Outfit platform?

I love that Outfit makes it easy to collaborate with brands and other creators. The platform does such a good job at organizing everything and removes the hassle. Also everyone I’ve worked with has been SO professional and friendly. 

What inspires you in your work?

Creating is almost therapy for me. It fuels me to share what I love to do. Working in the skincare and makeup industry I find that makeup application and skincare doesn’t come at ease for everyone. It inspires me to know that i’m helping people achieve their makeup and skincare goals.

What do you envision for the future of influencers and creators?

I envision ways to make the experience more intimate. Maybe something like categorized private chat groups and other outlets to let influencers and creators connect more with their audiences? There are so many topics that a creator gets questioned on. These platforms are growing at such a fast rate that I personally feel it’s impossible to connect with everyone in the way they’d like. I personally see messages and outreach on my social media asking to give one on one advice for specific makeup and skincare questions. I know the goal is to grow in audiences but I also think there is more room to grow in creating more intimate/smaller interactions for the followers and audiences who desire that.

 

Follow Rikki Feerrar on Instagram or sign up with Outfit to include her in your next campaign! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sophie Pagani

Digital marketing expert and Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she’s not reading up on the latest social trends, you’ll find her wandering around Chinatown or practicing some knitting.

Influencer Marketing

You may have heard of the watch brand Daniel Wellington. In 2011, the founder of the Swedish brand, Filip Tysander, opted to forego conventional celebrity sponsorships. Instead, he came up with a unique marketing strategy to announce his new company.

He chose relevant Instagram influencers and gave them Daniel Wellington watches. He urged these influencers to use the hashtag #DanielWellington when they uploaded images of the watches on their Instagram accounts.

Every influencer was given a unique promo code that they could include alongside their posts to give their followers a discount, prompting them to buy Daniel Wellington watches.

Tysander now had access to a wealth of user-generated content that could be used as real-world testimonials. With the help of Instagram influencers, he was able to grow Daniel Wellington into a $220 million business.

Tysander’s use of Instagram was a masterstroke. Remember, this was 2011 – yet he chose a social media platform relevant to his target demographic – young and creative individuals. 

Word spread fast. Tysander’s plan was working – it drew even more fans to the brand, and Tysander started seeing conversions. The company gained 1 million followers in its first year and today has 4.8 million followers on Instagram. Over the past decade, millions of companies worldwide have followed Tysander’s example.

Why influencer marketing is taking center stage

Last year, Apple’s iOS 14.5 update required users to share their unique Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA) – an identification number issued to each iOS user – to allow advertisers to provide personalized ads in apps.

Before the update, around 70% of iPhone users shared their IDFA with advertisers through apps, which allowed advertisers to track users and their preferences. However, today only 13% of users worldwide and 5% of users in the US share their IDFA.

Besides, the cost per thousand impressions (CPM) on Facebook and Google has become more expensive, and advertisers are emptying their pockets while fighting a losing battle to reach the consumer. For this reason, advertisers are moving to influencer marketing over traditional advertising methods.

Influencers tend to forge closer relationships with their followers, leading to higher conversion rates for brands that market through them. The success of influencer marketing will lead brands to spend a whopping $16.4 billion in 2022 on influencer marketing.


Source: influencermarketinghub.com

The rise in video marketing and social commerce

Video marketing has grown rapidly in recent years – with 92% of marketers considering video an important part of their marketing strategy.

Videos have been found to get more engagement than photos on social media, depending on your audience. While a mix of both is considered the best route to follow, marketers see photos as content that can be consumed in a few seconds before the viewer moves on.

On the other hand, videos urge viewers to pause and pay attention to the information, resulting in more clicks and conversions. As a result, video advertising on mobile has greater click-through rates.

The rising popularity of short video formats like Instagram Reels, TikTok, and YouTube Shorts and the impact of the global pandemic on consumers, which boosted social media consumption, has contributed to the growing trend of video marketing.

(Image credit: The Verge)

Another thriving industry is social commerce, which is the process of selling products directly on social media. Social commerce is no longer limited to advertising. 

Users can now make purchases without leaving an app, making the buying process easier. The complete shopping experience – from discovering a product to paying for it – takes place directly on a social media platform.

Various social media platforms are increasingly offering companies new channels to drive sales. For example, many brands sell products directly on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest through influencer marketing.

40% of users say that they buy products online after seeing an influencer they follow promote them, while 88% of users say it’s important for the influencers they follow to be authentic and have a genuine interest in the products and services they promote online.

According to a study by PR Newswire, worldwide social commerce sales totaled $89.4 billion in 2020 but are predicted to multiply sixfold by 2027, reaching $604.5 billion in total value.

The importance of micro-influencers

Influencer marketing is now considered a key advertising approach, with 93% of companies using influencer marketing as part of their campaigns.

Many companies – especially smaller businesses – tend to choose micro-influencers over macro-influencers for their marketing campaigns. Despite having fewer followers than macro-influencers, their followers are more engaged and willing to take action. This is because they possess the characteristics that today’s consumers prize: honesty, relatability, and credibility.

As companies become increasingly cautious about fake influencers, a number of marketing teams have started planning and executing campaigns in-house. This helps safeguard the brand image and guarantees campaign effectiveness. 

Find authentic influencers you can trust

Going through thousands of influencers, identifying the right ones, reaching out to them, and coordinating with them for a single Instagram post can be tedious.

There are up to 38 million influencers on social media. Even if you find the right one for your brand, measuring that influencer’s impact on your sales is almost impossible – not to mention the number of fake influencers and bot accounts out there.

Outfit is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform enabling marketing teams to identify influencers who are likely to drive the highest conversion and communicate with large numbers of micro-influencers easily. We let you manage your marketing campaign, payments and report on the great results all in one place. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Akshat Biyani

Akshat Biyani is a freelance writer based in London, UK. After completing his finance degree from Warwick Business School, Akshat worked as an analyst for several venture-backed start-ups.

By now you should have realized that TikTok has become one of the best platforms to use for influencer marketing. With over 1B monthly users spending an average of 52 mins on the app a day, this proves that there is a huge active audience on there waiting to be reached. The relatable content on the platform makes it the perfect place for influencers to create and share engaging content that motivates their followers to learn more about your brand and products.

Countless brands have already seen success with influencer marketing campaigns on TikTok. Beauty brands like Glossier have TikTok feeds full of IGC posts, many of which have hundreds of thousands of views. They are jumping on viral trends like beauty tutorials and ‘get ready with me’ videos and seeing a lot of success in doing so.

Tips for successful influencer marketing on TikTok

1. Make a plan

It is important to plan well from the outset. Think about your goals and objectives. Are you wanting to increase follower count and brand awareness or are you just focused on increasing sales? 

Once you know your budget it will make it easy to set numerical goals with the help of our free campaign planning tool. All you need to do is put in the amount of influencers you want to work with, your preferred follower count, and select what kind of post you want them to do (e.g. video with swipe up link) and our tool will instantly tell you the cost to you.

Finally, don’t forget to outline all the details of what the product is and what makes it so special, so that influencers have plenty to talk about.

2. Trust the talent

Usually the reason you want to work with an influencer is because you admire what they already do. With this in mind, it is important to trust that the influencer you are working with knows what they are doing and what their audience responds best to. Make sure to give the creator enough freedom to make it their own and allow yourself to be open to suggestions. 

3. Know your audience

When you are planning an influencer marketing campaign on TikTok, make sure you take time to look at what your audience is into and how they interact with the platform. Take note of any viral trends or challenges they are participating in, the type of influencers they follow, and any products they might like to post about.

If they are all obsessing over Julia Fox’s eye makeup, then why not create a challenge to try it for themselves using your products and collaborate with beauty influencers to get it started.

4. Have fun!

TikTok trends are here today and gone tomorrow, so you need to take risks and get involved in the latest trends in order to see success on this platform. Don’t be afraid to make jokes and do something a little different to the norm!

5. Use Outfit to find the best influencers for your brand

There are already over 3M influencers on TikTok if we are counting anyone with over 1K followers, therefore you will probably need some help finding the right influencers for your campaign. Our ‘Discovery’ tool allows you to search for influencers according to their follower count, interests, audience demographics, gender, engagement rate, and more. Using this free planning tool will save you hours scouring the internet for the right fit.

Don’t waste any more time wondering if you should get involved. Start your influencer marketing campaign on TikTok today by signing your brand up to Outfit. It’s free to join and we’ll guide you through the process to ensure you see the best results.

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Maddy Budd

Social media marketing guru & Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she isn’t keeping up with the latest social media trends you’ll find her riding her bike around Greenpoint.

Influencer marketing is one of the most effective ways to create brand awareness but there is often confusion around how much to budget for when planning a campaign. 

This is due to the fact that there are many variables that come into play, such as type of content, how many followers the talent has or their engagement rate. 

Creating your marketing campaign through Outfit simplifies this process. Our platform does all the heavy lifting for you so that you can focus on your overall brand marketing goals in order to get the most out of each campaign. We have standardized pricing that changes based on industry standards and performance metrics of the influencer. Read through below to discover the factors that come into play when determining an accurate campaign budget.

Types of Influencers

There are 4 types of influencers which are broken down into categories based on how many followers they have. 

Nano Influencers (1K-10K)

Micro-Influencers (10K to 100K)

Macro Influencers (100K to 1M)

Mega Influencers (>1M)

We tend to work with Nano and Micro influencers which have a following on the smaller side. This is because their reach and engagement metrics tend to be higher (more on this below) but their overall rate lower, making it the most cost effective choice for an influencer marketing campaign. 

Engagement

Engagement rate is an important metric to factor in when assessing an influencer’s rate. If an influencer has a high engagement rate, their rate is usually higher due to the fact that they have a more engaged audience that’s more likely to generate success for your campaign. 

Type of content

Whether you want the influencer to post on their Instagram grid, create a story or reel or post on multiple channels, all of this comes into play when creating the final quote. The most engaging types of content such as videos usually have a higher rate of engagement as it requires more effort from the influencer. You also should consider whether this is content that is on a story that will expire after 24 hours or a permanent post – both of these things are considered when deciding rate. If an influencer has to keep the post permanently on their feed, the rate is usually going to be higher.

The 2020 Influencer Marketing Outlook report that, the top 5 social media platforms for influencer marketing are as follows: 

Instagram (82%)

YouTube (41%)

TikTok (23%)

Twitter (23%)

Facebook (5%)

Industry Specialization

Depending on which industry the influencer specializes in and how competitive or desirable it is, also plays a part in the rate. For example, often influencers get paid less for campaigns in the fashion industry compared to say a lifestyle company or a financial company. This is due to the fact that high fashion brands are more desirable and everyone wants to work with them. 

Creating a campaign that’s right for your budget

Outfit allows you to customize your search and campaign parameters so that only those that fit within your budget will show up as options for your campaign. We’ll provide you with a quote based on the talent you select and you are able to approve or deny the campaign or go in and make changes as needed. 

The Outfit technology removes the need to go back and forth between agencies and influencers, and instead, the influencer can simply accept or decline the request for the campaign – letting them know upfront how much they will be paid and what is involved.

All of the payment is taken care of through the Outfit platform as well, so that’s one less thing to worry about as well! 

Sign up to Outfit today and explore our Discover Tool, creating your own campaign that fits your budget. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sophie Pagani

Digital marketing expert and Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she’s not reading up on the latest social trends, you’ll find her wandering around Chinatown or practicing some knitting.