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80+ Influencer Marketing Statistics [Infographic]

[fa icon="calendar"] 14-Nov-2019 08:00:00 / by Iliyana Stareva

influencer marketing stats 2019I've been doing some work on influencer marketing recently and specifically on why use it, best practices, examples etc.

I'm not going to go in the discussion around whether influencer marketing is the same thing as PR or not, whether it should be PR doing it or the marketing department. 

I'll just say that when I was working in a PR agency back 6-7 years ago, I was engaging a group of young beauty bloggers in a very similar fashion as influencer marketing preaches. 

Anyway, back to my research.  I've published a list of influencer marketing statistics before but I figured it's time to update that and share a new list that's more recent. 

So when I came across an infographic from smallbizgenius I knew I had found what I needed. 

It's a long and detailed infographic with more than 80 influencer marketing statistics. 

You can check out the infographic below but first, here are the stats that got my attention:

10 Top Influencer Marketing Stats:

  • Influencer marketing content delivers 10 times higher ROI than traditional forms of marketing.
  • In 2017, for every $1 spent on influencer marketing, brands saw an ROI of $6.78.
  • With influencer marketing, 58% of brands have improved brand awareness and 54% have seen an increase in leads and revenue in 2018.
  • 71% of brands believe that ambassadorships are the most effective form of marketing. 
  • Nearly half of brands work with influencers on long-term campaigns.
  • For 73% of marketers, choosing in influencer is the biggest challenge.
  • 73% of influencers put more effort if they're passionate about the product. 
  • 52% of influencers say the main reason they work with brands is to build their influence on key topics.
  • 65% of influencers also expect some form of reward.
  • Micro-influencers with between 2-50K followers deliver 60% higher engagement rates and those campaigns are 6.7 times more efficient than influencers with higher followings.

There are a lot more stats in the infographic covering consumer behaviour as well so I do encourage you to take a look at it.

80+ Influencer Marketing Statistics [Infographic]



Topics: Public Relations, Marketing

Iliyana Stareva

Written by Iliyana Stareva

Iliyana Stareva is the author of Inbound PR - the book that is transforming the PR industry. She's also a keynote speaker and a consultant in inbound and digital for fast-growing companies and agencies. Currently, Iliyana is PMO Lead at the Chief of Staff office for CX EMEAR at Cisco where she is the operational leader for all things Customer Success and Growth. In her previous roles at HubSpot, she led major cross-functional change for the global Partner Program with her detail-oriented approach to project management and advised hundreds of agencies on how to transform their businesses with inbound and digital. During that time, she earned the globally recognised Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification by the PMI. In her free time, you can find Iliyana writing for her blog, dancing salsa or travelling the world.

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