8 Ways to Spot Invisible Influence [Webinar Takeaways]
Last updated on
September 18, 2023
As a brand, of course you want to discover, recruit, and partner with influencers who deeply connect with their audience. But sometimes, this genuine connection and influence are difficult to quantify with traditional engagement metrics.
At Fohr, we know a certain type of influencer who moves the needle for their brand campaigns, but vanity metrics don’t reflect their true influence and how they connect to their community. We refer to this type of influencer as iceberg influencers.
The term 'invisible influence' was born out of our internal team's need to explain to brands how there is a pull underneath the surface that isn't visible at first glance--going beyond engagement rate or vanity metrics, such as content quality or follower size.
The under-the-radar metrics include Testimonials, trackable sales, engagement, and DMs, consistent over delivery on campaigns, blog traffic, Verified Reach, and demand. These are all of the things that contribute to someone's influence that brands on the surface cannot see from just looking at your profile.