As 63% of marketers intend to increase their influencer marketing budget in the next year, rising platforms such as TikTok may just be the driving force behind reaching niche audiences. From identifying if your brand’s target audience is currently on the video-sharing social network, to discovering the right opportunities to move forward with, check out our guide for businesses looking to hop on the TikTok influencer marketing bandwagon below!

Why Brands Should Leverage TikTok for Influencer Marketing

TikTok has given users and content creators a unique platform to easily showcase their creativity through short-form videos. TikTok’s space poses as a great way for brands to make an authentic connection with their audiences.

In the U.S., nearly two-thirds of TikTok users are under 30-years-old. With the majority of TikTok’s audience made up of members of Generation Z and Millennials, brands targeting this age range have an opportunity to come up with a creative approach that helps pique the interest of this age group.

With an influencer marketing strategy, brands can build an interest and credible reputation for their product or service. As previously covered in our Brand’s Complete Guide to TikTok, there are a variety of ways to communicate and market on the platform. When deciding if building influencer relationships on TikTok is the right move for your brand, there are a few aspects you should consider.

Finding the Right Influencers

While TikTok provides public metrics, including views, engagements (hearts, comments and shares), and an account’s following, brands should take a deeper dive into exploring an influencer’s criteria before collaborating. By searching a TikTok username with an Influencer Engagement and Earning Calculator, brands can gain a better understanding of a user’s profile before moving forward with endorsing a product or service.

Prominent Past Influencer Partnerships

Mucinex

Who knew there could be humor in nasal congestion? Cold and flu combater Mucinex® strategically launched a Halloween-themed campaign with a group of TikTok influencers. The creators promoted the brand’s product in a timely fashion, leading up to the upcoming flu season by dressing up as zombies.

@jaydencroes

Don’t let a cold limit your fun this holiday! I am #TooSickToBeSick 😎🔥 #Mucinex #Sponsored

♬ #TooSickToBeSick – Join The Challenge

 

Too Faced

Too Faced Cosmetics worked with TikTok influencers to promote their product launch, Damn Girl mascara. The influencers that took part in the campaign used the hashtag #TFDamnGirl and shared videos of themselves applying the new mascara. Videos showcasing before and after transformations perform well on the platform, emphasizing the dramatic difference this product delivers to consumers.

@kristenhancher

DAMN my lashes look THICK! Wearing the @toofaced DAMN GIRL mascara #TooFacedPartner #TFDamnGirl #sponsored

♬ When I Get Going – Kallico

 

Chipotle

The #ChipotleLidFlip challenge showcased the secret talent behind burrito bowl lovers. Users participated in the challenge of closing their burrito bowls by performing an acrobatic flip of its lid. YouTube personality David Dobrik was one of the iconic influencers to participate in the brand’s challenge which resulted in over 600,000 views.

@daviddobrik

#ChipotleLidFlip @chipotle #ad

♬ Flip – Future

As seen in the successful partnerships above, a strategic TikTok influencer marketing campaign can be an asset for brands to elevate engagement, deliver maximum awareness, and build credibility.

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