As Influencer Marketing continues to change, companies continue to put more money towards it. A study by Linqia reported that 39% of marketers surveyed planned to increase their influencer marketing budget in 2018 from previous years. They also found that 30% of marketers reported that they would spend between $25K - $50K per program, and 25% reported that they would spend between $50K - $100K per program in 2018.

It’s clear that Influencer Marketing isn’t going away anytime soon, which is why right now is the best time for you to take advantage of all the resources the industry has to offer. Whether you sign up for a bootcamp on how to grow your business, attend networking events, or participate in seminars and conferences, it will only help you in the long run.

Here at Foodie Tribe, we have been anxiously awaiting our own seminar: Grow Your Influence. If you have been on the fence about purchasing a ticket, take these reasons to attend into consideration.

  1. Learn about the industry, from people in the industry. We have a great line-up of panelists who are excited to share their experiences and advice with you at Grow Your Influence in Miami on October 2nd. Listen to experts on the influencer side, agency side, and brand side. Hearing thoughts and opinions from those on a different side can bring to light things you would never have thought of yourself. They will be sharing insider knowledge on topics including Collaborating And Creating Community, Why You Should Treat Your Side Hustle Like A Full Time Job, and The Do’s and Don’ts Of An Influencer Marketing Campaign.

  2. Network with brands, agencies, and other influencers. In this industry, it’s important to meet as many people as you can. You never know what opportunities they might bring you in the future - it’s always good to have connections! You will have multiple chances to mix and mingle: during sign-in and registration, a quick break between speakers, and a dedicated networking timeframe to close out the night.

  3. Increase your brand awareness. Again, take advantage of these opportunities not just to meet others in this industry, but to get your brand out there. If people have only seen your brand online, having this time in person to explain your brand in further detail is chance you shouldn’t miss.

We hope to see you October 2nd in Miami! You can purchase your ticket and find more details here.

Are you speaking on the Grow Your Influence panel? Check out these tips we put together for making the experience a little less nerve wracking!