Now that Cherie has approved the iShirt campaign goals, the next phase is to create an influencer strategy. Keeping in mind that the iShirt is Apple’s first venture into the fashion industry, upper management has agreed to allocate a budget for influencer marketing. This is a great opportunity to increase buzz and awareness for this launch and capitalize on user-generated content (UGC) to repurpose in Apple’s marketing efforts. Instructions: In Phase Three of the social media marketing plan (SMMP), you will propose three influencers that work best with Apple’s iShirt campaign. This report should cover the following: • Which three influencers should Apple choose to collaborate with? – Consider the brand fit, which includes the influencer’s voice, style, and content focus/aesthetic. Their social media engagement may also play a role in this decision. • What should Apple’s goals be for these partnerships? • Explain why you chose these influencers to represent Apple – Think about the influencer category they fall under and the benefits of collaborating specifically with them. • The deliverables for each influencer collaboration – What is the scope of the collaboration? Key elements include: o The content types. o The number of posts the influencer will create. o The social channels where the content will be published. o Timeline in relation to the iShirt product launch. There are multiple ways to find influencers for brand collaborations, including influencer discovery websites and directly searching individual social platforms. In this case, we recommend searching for appropriate hashtags and keywords through Instagram or YouTube. Please refer to Chapter 10 in the textbook and the video included. • How to find influencers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKr2t9NkRDA ***** This Phase 3 submission will become part of your final project ***** Here are the requirements for the Phase 3 part of your final plan: • Using the Phase Three Worksheet provided in the assignment, create a one-two page paper describing the Phase 3 part of your final plan (plus separate Reference page). • Include at least 2 separate credible resources to back up the details of your plan. • This is a business course so spelling, grammar & professional business writing format count. • Refer to the final Social Media Marketing Plan for assignment details and grading rubric
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