- Insider is launching an inaugural list of the leading executives in influencer marketing.
- We want to hear from you on which influencer marketing execs are successfully building partnerships with
influencerson YouTube, TikTok, and are planning the most creative campaigns.
- Please submit your ideas by January 19 and email email@example.com with any questions.
Unlike in traditional
For instance, when mega influencers like David Dobrik or MrBeast work with a brand on a paid campaign, they'll often use some of that money to fund a wild video idea.Dobrik has used some money from brand sponsorships to surprise his friends with a new car or to pay off their student loans. He's worked with brands like the ticket-selling service SeatGeek, the coupon company Honey, and the video game company Electronic Arts.
Ian Borthwick, SeatGeek's director of influencer marketing, told Insider in 2019 that Dobrik was the "creative genius" behind each sponsorship, adding that the way he introduces and references the brand in the sponsored content is what makes the relationship effective."I think a lot of brands make the mistake of sending over these incredibly complex and restrictive creative briefs," Borthwick said. "Ultimately, those produce bad influencer marketing. It's important to take the backseat and let the influencer do what they do best."
The ranking will factor in the executive's role, past campaigns, and impact on the influencer space broadly.
Please submit your ideas through this form by January 19, or enter the information below:The list will be determined by Insider based on our reporting and the nominations that we receive.