There is no denying that influencer marketing is a powerful way to make the most of word-of-mouth marketing for your business. However, as with every other form of marketing that has come before, some bad actors can have a detrimental effect on this tactic for everyone involved.
Exploiting the system is nothing new. In most cases, whole business models crop up and revolve around bad marketing tactics. When direct mail marketing saw results, along came address list sales. Telemarketers turned the populace against them with unrelenting calls at all hours of the day. Email marketing was a phenomenal way to reach the right audience—until the dreaded address list sales began anew. Then there was SEO, which was an easy way for people to get found, until keyword stuffing and blackhat tactics cropped up. More