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  • Writer's pictureÉverton Tadeu

The relevance of micro and nano influencers in branding

In the world of marketing and branding, the pursuit of influence is constant. Brands invest significant time and resources to reach a wider audience and engage consumers. However, in recent years, an interesting trend has emerged: the growing relevance of micro and nano influencers.

Before diving into the details, it's important to understand what makes an influencer “micro” or “nano”. Micro-influencers typically have between 10,000 and 100,000 followers, while nano-influencers have less than 10,000 followers. They are individuals who have cultivated a passionate and engaged audience in specific niches such as fashion, beauty, technology or any other topic.

One of the main reasons why micro and nano influencers stand out is authenticity. They usually maintain a closer relationship with their followers, which creates a high level of trust. People feel more connected to someone who doesn't seem like just a walking advertisement.

A perfect example of how micro-influencers can be effective is the watch brand Daniel Wellington. The company collaborated with a series of micro-influencers on Instagram who shared images of them wearing the brand's watches. This resulted in significant exposure and higher audience engagement, as well as an authentic lifestyle impression associated with the brand's products.

Another benefit of micro and nano influencers is their ability to target specific audiences. As they cater to specific niches, the brand can reach exactly the audience they desire.

Another example is Glossier, a cosmetics brand known for working with nano influencers to promote their products. Nano influencers create product reviews and tutorials targeted at Glossier's audience. This strategy allowed the brand to reach a highly segmented audience and increase its customer base.

Compared to large celebrities and macro-scale influencers, micro and nano-influencers are a more affordable option. They often charge less or are willing to collaborate in exchange for products, making them a more accessible alternative for smaller brands. Read more about influencing on my blog "The Power of Influence for Your Career."

As brands seek more authentic and engaging ways to connect with their audience, micro and nano influencers become valuable partners. They bring authenticity, precise segmentation, and lower costs, making them an attractive option for businesses of all sizes.

How are you considering integrating niche influencers into your branding strategy?

Everton Tadeu

Personal Branding

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"Como os micro-influenciadores conquistaram o Instagram: Um estudo" - HypeAuditor, 2020.

"Como os nano-influenciadores podem ser benéficos para a sua marca?" - Adweek, 2021.


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