Other ways to describe ‘social media influencers’

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  1. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Take your pick. I’ll start off with ‘arseholes’.

    Meanwhile an ice cream vendor has decided, fed up with demands for freebies to ‘promote’ his ice cream, to charge such people double.

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  3. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    An insult to intelligence and humanity.
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  4. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Good for him
  5. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

  6. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    It’s those that are easily influenced that have created a role for influencers.
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  7. Insecure attention seekers
  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I imagine many are canny commercial people.

    It’s the sheep who concern me.
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  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    A manager in my previous job was going out with a relatively famous ‘social media influencer’. He ended up having a kid with her. The amount of freebies, invites to events, movie premieres and VIP stuff she got was ridiculous. All for some gushing YouTube videos. They ended up buying a massive house with the proceeds, so it clearly pays off.
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The odd part of the equation is why advertisers pay so much for social media advertising.

    It’s attractive intellectually but how many people ever click through?
  11. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    I suppose that people take advice from other seemingly ‘normal’ people. People they see as being like themselves rather than actors in adverts
  12. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    I wouldn't describe any of the Kardashian clan - the top "influencers" - as "normal", though.
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  13. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    True. I know very little about the Cardassians and by modern standards I do virtually no social media.

    I was thinking of the smaller people who review consumer items on You Tube rather than the social media mega stars.

    Maybe they’re just not aiming they’re influence in my direction.
  14. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Early social media influencers drinking coffee together as if they were normal folk.

  15. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    We do a fair amount of advertising through social media with our business, and it drives a lot of new customers.

    Can't speak for how much impact influencers have since we've never ever used any, but based on our metrics I wouldn't be surprised if the right one can do a lot for the right business.
  16. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I've had a massive influence on social media. Until I started posting nobody realised that Bas was a wrong 'un, GT was a good bloke, Jurado was a waste of space and IBB knows more about tennis than I do. Now these things are common knowledge.
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  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    People do look for intellectual guidance.

    I am currently assessing the religious affiliation of the Pope & the defecatory habits of ursines.

    Await my verdicts!
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  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    What biz are you in?
  19. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    We own a spa. Massage, colonics, aesthetic services (dermaplaning, facials etc...not that kind), that sort of thing. My wife runs it day to day since I work full time. We do strategic planning together and I handle the IT side so we don't have to pay for it.
  20. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player


    From possibly the greatest late night sketch* show ever.

    *Or smug unfunny shyte depending on your opinion - difficult to judge today as good old C4 wiped the master-tapes....
  21. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    The problem with influencers is when they use the naivety of their followers to hoodwink them into buying stuff, like diet pills etc.

    People have always advertised stuff they don’t really believe in or actually use themselves. However influencing takes it away from the usual standards that apply. It’s very cynical.
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  22. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Adverts go where the punters are. Kids watch very little TV these days.
    The issue is the internet can't be regulated. So we need to red hot with education on this subject so that kids know that what's being presented is not an honest representation of normal life.

    When a kid is asked what they want to be when they grow up and the response is youtube star rather than astronaut or racing driver, then we know we have issues.
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  23. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Your top ten reasons to buy...... I'll make a silly face or stick my fingers out at the camera for another ridiculous selfied. If you don't do this you won't be in the in crowd. It's all pretty sad really. The lowest sordid levels of human behaviour trying to con people into believing unless they do this or buy that they will be inferior creatures. And they prey on the insecurity of sheep and encourage the herd mentality. What they do is just another extension of the grubby unpleasant world of advertising for products no one needs and are contributing to the destruction of the planet.

    People should be able to make decisions for themselves on a rational basis by examining products for themselves not relying on people who are vacuous, fatuous and paid behind the scenes to promote rubbish. People need to avoid being sheep and from an early age develop critical faculties instead of allowing themselves to be exploited. Unfortunately in this current age we seem to have ever growing numbers of idiots who venerate the lowest achievements in all sorts of fields be it the arts and life in general.

    One of these social media influencers died in an accident yesterday. It was on the news. I have never heard of her. Nor would I want to. I prefer to use my own mind in making my decisions after all that it what it is for. Not for me being a mindless zombie.
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  24. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    So you've never read a review of a product before buying it? Or asked for views from others? That's what a lot of this is. Yes, some of it's opaque, with conflicts of interest.and paid-for promotion, but then so is the traditional world of advertising. We need to educate our children about it rather than teach them it's all nonsense. It's almost certainly the future, both of celebrity and brand recognition.
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