How to Connect with Influencers as a Brand on Ainfluencer

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Influencer marketing is growing exponentially year over year, with 86% of marketers planning to invest more budget into influencer campaigns in 2023. As consumers increasingly distrust advertisements, they turn to authentic recommendations from their favorite online personalities and content creators.

This presents a prime opportunity for brands to team up with relevant voices who can organically showcase products to aligned audiences. But actually connecting with the right influencers takes strategy and the proper tools.

That‘s where Ainfluencer comes in.

Why Every Brand Needs an Influencer Strategy

Beyond its ability to drive sales, influencer marketing delivers valuable benefits for brands including:

  • Increased brand awareness & discovery: Aligning with personalities gets your products in front of new, targeted consumer groups who respect and follow those influencers. For example, nano-influencer marketing is a cost-efficient way to expand reach.
  • Greater engagement & conversions: Audiences are far more likely to engage with and purchase from brands after seeing them positively showcased by influencers they know and trust.
  • Enhanced credibility & trust: As consumers increasingly avoid ads, earned endorsements and recommendations build credibility and emotional connections.
  • Cost-efficiency compared to other channels: Influencer marketing sees huge conversions numbers for relatively low costs compared to paid search or display ads when done strategically. CPM rates from influencers beat standard display advertising.
  • Data-driven optimization: Track the performance of various creator partnerships and double down on what‘s working well based on campaign analytics and metrics. Iterate and scale successful influencer content.

In one survey, over 90% of marketers saw excellent ROI from influencer campaigns—beating all other marketing channels.

It‘s clear investing in genuine influencer collaborations needs to be a priority channel in 2023 marketing budgets.

But sorting through the oversaturation of creators online to pinpoint the right brand ambassadors can feel overwhelming. And manually managing payments, contracts, content licensing, and collecting analytics…no thanks!

Thankfully Ainfluencer solves all these influencer marketing headaches for brands in one seamless, free platform.

What is Ainfluencer and Why Should Brands Use It?

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Ainfluencer is the world‘s largest influencer marketplace connecting brands with creators. Over 500K+ influencers and 30K+ brands use it to network, manage partnerships, and execute high-converting campaigns at scale.

For brands specifically, Ainfluencer unlocks these game-changing benefits:

Save Time Discovering Relevant Influencers

Manually sifting through public profiles to identify creators that match your brand aesthetic, voice, niche, and goals is frustrating and inefficient.

Ainfluencer lets you instantly filter available influencers based on incredibly precise audience demographics, content style and topics, ideal engagement metrics, and more:

Ainfluencer advanced influencer search filters

You get an instant shortlist of qualified, excited influencers perfect for your niche—saving tons research time.

Seamlessly Manage the Entire Collaboration Lifecycle

Once you connect with prospective influencers, continue conversations, share campaign briefs, negotiate deals, track project statuses, and exchange feedback all within Ainfluencer‘s integrated messaging and management portal.

It centralizes a seamless brand-creator workflow rather than juggling emails, texts, spreadsheets or other disjointed workflows prone to confusion.

Only Pay for Guaranteed Delivered Posts

Agree to fair compensation right within your Ainfluencer negotiations. But you don‘t release payment until after the influencer successfully publishes your approved content.

No more crossing your fingers hoping you get what you paid for or worrying about creators ghosting you halfway through a campaign. Ainfluencer has your brand covered.

Access Post Performance Analytics

Understand exactly how your influencer posts are resonating by reviewing precise analytics related to engagement, clicks, conversions, geo data and more.

These insights help you double down on what campaign partnerships to continue investing in. Optimize based on real data.

Maintain Long-Term Influencer Relationships

The most successful brands build lasting influencer programs by continually collaborating with their top ambassadors. Tap into loyal networks of creators excited to showcase your brand across social channels and campaigns.

Getting Started: How Brands Use Ainfluencer

Ready to supercharge your 2023 influencer strategy with Ainfluencer? Here‘s a deep dive into how to unlock the platform as a brand:

Step 1: Create Your Brand Profile

Sign up for a free Ainfluencer brand account in minutes. Select "I‘m a company or brand" during signup.

You‘ll be prompted to provide key details like:

  • Company name, description & contact info
  • Preferred content styles and topics
  • Campaign hashtag preferences
  • Audience demographics

Fill out your brand profile completely to help matched influencers understand your business, voice and ideal partnerships opportunities.

Step 2: Set Up Your Influencer Campaign Brief

Click into the Campaigns tab your Ainfluencer dashboard to set up new collaborations. Establish key campaign details like:

  • Goals – conversions? impressions? video views?
  • Content Guidelines – preferred formats, CTAs, talking points etc. Share mood boards, examples etc. The more direction the better!
  • Audience Specs – location, age ranges, interests etc.
  • Assets – provide logos, product photos, promo codes etc. for easy access
  • Ideal Post Distribution – expected platform, frequency, timing preferences

Influencers browsing open brand campaigns reference these guidelines to decide if it aligns with their audience and niche. Providing plenty of precise direction here ensures the right influencers apply.

Step 3: Search for and Connect with Relevant Influencers

Leverage Ainfluencer‘s filters to pinpoint creators that match your campaign goals and audience. Assess factors like:

  • Niche Relevance – aligned vertical or content style?
  • Engagement Metrics – overall rates and comment sentiment?
  • Production Quality – photography, editing skills?
  • Attractive and On-Brand Feed – visual aesthetics?
  • Authenticity and Connection to Audience

Curate a diverse yet targeted list of 5-15 influencers at various audience sizes and engagement tiers that feel like an authentic fit.

 messaging an influencer about a campaign

Step 4: Discuss Your Vision and Build Relationships

Invite your top influencer prospects to collaborate over Ainfluencer’s in-platform messaging. Share enticing details about your brand, products, desired content, and overall vision.

Be responsive over messages to answer questions and continue nurturing influencer relationships pre and post-campaign. The more value you provide, the more likely they are to promote your products across multiple posts and channels.

Step 5: Formalize Deal Terms and Guidelines

Use Ainfluencer‘s streamlined templates to outline official partnership agreements including:

  • Content Format, Visual Style and Guidelines
  • Mentions, Hashtags and Links Required
  • Development Process and Needed Assets
  • Usage Rights Specs
  • Compensation Model – free product, tiered packages, bonuses etc.

Clarify expectations upfront and put official approvals in writing to keep everything running smoothly.

Step 6: Seamlessly Manage Content Development

Brands we’ve worked with highlight how much easier influencer project management is within the Ainfluencers platform compared to traditional emails and spreadsheets.

Easily exchange notes on content drafts, provide creator assets and feedback in one place rather than disruptive back and forths. far more organized system. Track progress and approvals to keep development humming.

Step 7: Ensure 100% Campaign Satisfaction

Only release payment to creators once you‘ve reviewed and signed off on their final published content from the partner dashboard. Control visibility settings so content only goes live after your official approval for maximum risk mitigation.

Unlike paying upfront with crossed fingers, Ainfluencer guarantees you get precisely what you asked for from every campaign. We only release funds once deliverables are met and your brand lends final sign off. No more guessing games or wasted spend!

Step 8: Review Post Analytics and Optimize Efforts

Dive into rich engagement data around your influencer content such as:

  • Overall Reach
  • Link Clicks
  • Audience Demographics
  • Content Shares
  • Sales Conversions

Identify your top performing partnerships and content styles with each report. Reinvest into what‘s working and phase out lower traction collaborations.

Rinse and repeat the optimization process to continually improve influencer programming efficiency and ROI.

Don’t just take our word on why Ainfluencer is the ultimate influencer marketing platform for brands.

Here’s what key players had to say:

“Ainfluencer’s respected brand partnerships and seamless creator payment processing keeps our campaigns running smoothly every time.” – Adidas

“We scaled from 5 to over 100 ambassadors in months once introducing Ainfluencer into our stack – incredible network.” – Ferrari

“The milestone-based funds release protects our budget while delivering fantastic content.” – Samsung

“Ainfluencer’s niche filters makes identifying on-brand influencers so much faster than going solo. We’ve cut hours from our research process.” – Canva

The proof is in the results – join 500K+ brands seeing incredible influencer success on Ainfluencer today.

I hope this comprehensive guide gave you a blueprint for successfully integrating influencers into your 2023 marketing plans with Ainfluencer.

No more manually sifting through niche irrelevant creators, crossing your fingers on payments or messy spreadsheets. Unlock targeted influencer discovery, seamless collaboration and guaranteed campaign satisfaction from one intuitive platform.

You have an army of credible influencers waiting to showcase your brand to their aligned audiences this very moment!

Sign up and take control of your influencer strategy now.

What tips do you have for brands just getting started with influencer marketing? I‘d love to hear your thoughts!

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