The state of influencer marketing in IndonesiaInfluencers bridge the gap in terms of engagement and interaction between brands and consumers. By choosing the right influencer based on their niche, brands could expect higher brand awareness. This is because influencers have an established emotional bond with their audience and, hence, they could affect their audience’s preferences and behaviors. In the e-commerce sector in Indonesia, for example, promotional ads on social media and influencer reviews were one of the factors that contribute to the consumers’ online purchase decisions.
Not only businesses have taken advantage of the influencer boom; the Indonesian government has also used it as a vehicle to communicate its programs to the people. Specifically, it was used as a means for the government to reach out to the millennials in the country, who were predominantly active on social media. In 2020, it was recorded that the Indonesian government’s budget for social media and influencer advertising reached almost ten million Indonesian rupiah.
Looking deeper into the Indonesian influencers’ approach to this marketing boom, there were some factors that they used as a benchmark for their pricing strategies. These included the quality of their content and the number of followers they have. In addition, to measure their performance as influencers, they looked at the number of comments and likes they received for their posts, among others.