Ed Hunter: Influencer Marketing

There’s many an influencer online. I hate every single one of them.

In fact, any time an influencer tries to sell me something, I rub some bleach into my eyes. Just so I link their specific product with personal injury. It also limits the chance I’ll see one of their ads again.

You see some of the stuff I mean on LinkedIn. You have heroes like Mike ‘Winnet’ digging them out. But they push on, undeterred.

As bad as this utter tripe is, it’s not the worst influencer marketing there is.

Head over to Instagram and you’ll see what I mean.

You see people forcing their other halves to take scantily clad photos of them. Posing with products they never use, with meaningless, vague and often puzzling captions.

The below is a pastiche of that industry.

Specially dedicated to the world of recruitment.

As bad as our reputation is, thank f*ck we don’t engage in this nonsense…

 There’s The Overly Happy one

Ed Hunter Instagram Influencer Marketing TM Lewin

 The All On The Same Team one

Ed Hunter Instagram Influencer Marketing Headset

 The Made Up Catchphrase one

Ed Hunter Instagram Influencer Marketing Tie Pin

 The Product Placement one

Ed Hunter Instagram Influencer Marketing Clock

The Extra Special Deal one

Ed Hunter Instagram Influencer Marketing ShitSoft

 The Morning Routine one

Ed Hunter Instagram Influencer Marketing Wheat Grass Shot

 The Look How Great I Am one

Ed Hunter Instagram Influencer Marketing Stress Ball

And… The I’m So Successful one

Ed Hunter Instagram Influencer Marketing Umbrella

 

Luckily, I’m none of these. And I’d guess you’re not either.

But keep your wits about you online. You never know when this sort of bullshit will rear its ugly head.

Keep it real…

Love,

Ed