Your brand can benefit from influencer marketing focusing on food content creators. And you don’t necessarily have to be connected with food supplies and production. How? Let’s look at this step-by-step guide and inspiring use cases!
Step 1 - Create a list of highly relevant influencers
Shortlist the most relevant creators using the Creator Search and the Influential Matching feature. As you filter the list by social media, social KPIs, keywords (words, hashtags, handles…), audience demographics, and other parameters, you get recommendations of top-performing food influencers to get in touch with.
Step 2 - Pick the most accurate category
To me, one would pick the category before creating the list/search for the influencers. To then find influencers in the picked category(ies).
Navigating through the categories of Food Influencers will help you shortlist the best candidates.
Although the cuisine is just one of many themes covered by such influencers, they cater to a broader audience that aims for a healthy, satisfying lifestyle encouraged by a role model. Their culinary content is occasional – so your partnership will be noticed!
If you like to showcase your product in a piece of art, you will enjoy partnering with influencers under this category. Every post they create can become a screensaver or a Michelin restaurant ad. And the pro is even non-food brands can partner with them!
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Step 3 - Pick a marketing strategy
It is entirely up to your imagination to choose which partnership to go with. We picked some inspiring cases to give you an example of how integrations with food influencers work in favor of the brands.
- Product Line. Consider partnering with an Instagram celebrity to create a product line collaboration. The Canadian multinational fast-food restaurant chain Tim Hortons partnered with Justin Bieber to produce “Biebs Brew”. The launch post got over 1M likes.
- Recipe. Propose the influencer shares a recipe with your product as an ingredient. Lyle’s Golden Syrup partnered with @sandrofarmhouse to cook syrup-topped crepes.
- Challenge. A pick for brands outside the food industry! Your product can become an inspiration for something tasty, like this Nintendo challenge with @rosannapansino of cooking a character-style pastry to support the launch of a new game.
- On-site Event. @iamchriskabeya attended the launch event of the collaboration between Hennessy & Kim Jones to present the release of the stylish premium suede sneaker.
- Co-creation. In such a collaboration, the brand invites the creator to showcase and sell their product on its platform. For example, an online marketplace Shef partnered with @babish to create a recipe that was later sold in their app.
- Degustation. Real-time degustation of your product on social media? Yes, why not! Takis partnered with @charlidamelio to taste their spicy rolled tortilla chips and got 372K likes straight away.
Upfluence allows you to search and match the top-performing influencers in the niche, mail the proposals, automate product shipment, and follow the partnership metrics in one dashboard. Stand out with a unique collaboration concept with food influencers and attract highly engaged clients.