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How to find local influencers

Technology has redefined how we carry out business, and many companies have had to adapt to stay ahead of the curve. For instance, when the pandemic hit, many organizations turned to remote working to keep their staff safe. Lately, this has evolved into a hybrid model. It has allowed many people the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere. When it comes to marketing, companies have turned to influencers to supplement the current advertising strategies, such as billboards and campaigns. Influencers are proving to be quite effective, especially when you need to target a specific group. However, to make a campaign a success, it is important to find the right influencer who fits into your brand. Below we have highlighted a few pointers that can help you in your search:

1. Hashtag search

One of the easiest ways to get in touch with local influencers is to perform a hashtag search. This can be relatively easy to do across all social media platforms, as most influencers will likely peg a hashtag to their posts to boost viewership. You can narrow down the search to content you would be interested in, such as food, baking, sports, or makeup. Moreover, using location-specific hashtags, for example, #bloggersNY can help streamline your search for influencers in your area.

2. Influencer marketing platforms

In this modern age, there are plenty of influencers in the market which means that finding the perfect fit for your brand can be quite a daunting task. As such, you can simplify your task by using an influencer search tool. This type of tool can come in pretty handy as it will help you filter down your search to the area of influence, the number of followers, and the social media platform such as Instagram or Tik Tok.

3. Networking events

One of the more traditional approaches, but getting out there and networking may be an effective way to meet and establish connections with local influencers. If you are in the fashion space, make an effort to attend these mixers and interact. Chances are there will be several influencers attending, either as part of their sponsorship or in a bid to market their brand. Either way, it will provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet and establish a rapport that can lead to a business partnership.

4. Google search

Sometimes it is best to go back to the basics and perform a simple google search. The advantage of doing this is that it will make it more location-specific, as Google searches based on where you are. It will also help you find links to portfolios and testimonials of the work that these influencers have done before. The portfolios will clarify what you are looking for or the type of work you would expect. This way, you can analyze it to confirm that it aligns with your brand. Reading through the feedback provided can also aid you in making the best decision.

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