In this episode of Ecommerce Building Blocks, Jason talks with Alessandro Bogliari, the founder and CEO of Influencer Marketing Factory about what has changed since influencers first arrived on our screens more than a decade ago and what will be happening to influencer marketing in the near future. Jason and Alessandro also have a fascinating conversation about the differences between global western and eastern approaches to online marketing, app usage, and shopping - and the impacts of each on technology and marketing as a whole.
As a former influencer himself, Jason invited Alessandro onto the show to discuss what has changed in the influencer space and what is most exciting about influencer marketing now. In recent years influencers have shifted from being promoters of 3rd party products to essential, entrepreneurial shareholders in the larger marketing ecosystem. Meanwhile, in places like China and Korea, users have been using superapps and online streaming platforms to make in-app purchases for at least the last decade, so influencer marketing in Asia is much more gamified than it is in the US or Europe. While western countries may end up with this kind of cultural shift at some point, for now, Alessandro emphasizes his belief that influencers are best placed top-of-funnel across multiple channels where they can get more eyes onto your branding. In this environment your influencer marketing will have a cumulative effect, driving more traffic and interest, generating comments sections that provide further insight, and creating a community and culture that will take your brand further forward.
Links to include:
Influencer Marketing Factory: https://theinfluencermarketingfactory.com/
Alessandro’s Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alessandrobogliari/
Alessandro’s twitter: https://twitter.com/alexeidos
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