In an interview with TechGraph, Yulia Aslamova, Head of Asia at DRIM Global, shares insights into the company’s innovative strategies and seamless experiences for influencers and brands. She also shares the company’s plans for expansion and growth.
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TechGraph: Drim has emerged as a significant player in the influencer market. Could you shed light on the strategies that have contributed to your company’s success in connecting influencers with brands and audiences?
Yulia Aslamova: At DRIM we believe that results are of the utmost importance- both for brands and influencers. Keeping this idea in mind, DRIM helps brands generate sales via effective micro-influencer/blogger campaigns.
We are essentially a performance influencer marketing platform where brands meet the right influencers/bloggers and only pay for the results. Scaling campaigns are made possible by our technology stack.
With innovative features like smart segmentation where the platform identifies statistically significant segments of influencers who perform well for a particular brand. The look-alike & machine learning features help find and compare the best-converting influencers for a particular brand. Our flagship analytical system finds the top-performing influencers across 8 social networks within a database of 250k+ micro-influencers. Our 500+ managers will help deliver results and scale your campaigns.
We have created an easy-to-use ecosystem for influencers to collaborate with global brands. Influencers sign up & choose the brands they want to collaborate with. They can fully concentrate on creatively contributing to the campaign, while our manager at DRIM handles the negotiations & ensures timely payouts. At DRIM influencers have no cap on their earnings, the sky’s the limit.
TechGraph: How does Drim ensure a seamless experience for both influencers and brands in terms of campaign management, content creation, and results measurement?
Yulia Aslamova: At DRIM Global, we prioritize delivering a seamless experience for both influencers and brands throughout the entire campaign management process, content creation, and results measurement. Here’s how we ensure excellence in each aspect:
Our platform provides a centralized hub for influencers and brands to connect, collaborate, and manage their campaigns efficiently. We offer a user-friendly dashboard that simplifies campaign setup, communication, and tracking. Our dedicated account managers provide personalized support, ensuring smooth coordination and timely campaign execution. Furthermore, we streamline payment processes, ensuring influencers receive fair compensation for their efforts and that brands have transparent billing.
We help brands craft effective content strategies that align with their marketing objectives and resonate with their target audience. Our platform enables seamless collaboration between influencers and brands, facilitating creative ideas and content approvals. We provide guidance on best practices for content creation, ensuring influencers deliver high-quality and engaging content that drives results.
DRIM Global leverages advanced analytics and performance-tracking tools to measure influencer campaigns’ effectiveness. We provide detailed insights into key performance indicators, including engagement rates, reach, conversions, and ROI. Our platform allows real-time monitoring of campaign performance, enabling brands to make data-driven decisions and optimize their strategies. Additionally, we offer comprehensive campaign reports that provide a holistic view of the results achieved, enabling brands to evaluate the success of their influencer marketing efforts.
TechGraph: With the influencer market constantly evolving, how does Drim stay ahead of the curve and adapt to emerging trends and challenges?
Yulia Aslamova: At DRIM Global, we understand the dynamic nature of the influencer market and the need to stay ahead of the curve. To ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry and adapt to emerging trends and challenges, we have implemented several strategies.
Firstly, we prioritize continuous learning and knowledge sharing. Our team actively monitors industry trends, attends conferences, and participates in relevant workshops to stay updated on the latest developments. This allows us to identify emerging trends and incorporate them into our strategies and offerings.
Secondly, we leverage advanced technology and data analytics to gain insights and make informed decisions. Our platform utilizes machine learning algorithms to identify converting cohorts and optimize campaign performance. We constantly refine our algorithms and tools to ensure they align with the evolving influencer landscape.
Furthermore, we foster strong relationships with influencers, brands, and industry experts. Through open communication channels and regular feedback loops, we gain valuable insights into their needs, pain points, and aspirations. This enables us to adapt our services and tailor our solutions to address their evolving requirements.
Additionally, we actively collaborate with influencers and brands to experiment with innovative approaches and pilot effective strategies. By embracing experimentation and embracing a culture of innovation, we can adapt quickly to changes in the influencer market and identify best practices that drive success.
Lastly, we have a dedicated research and development team that proactively explores emerging technologies, such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and voice assistants, to explore new avenues and unlock novel opportunities within influencer marketing.
By combining a commitment to continuous learning, leveraging advanced technology, fostering strong relationships, promoting experimentation, and embracing emerging technologies, DRIM Global stays ahead of the curve and effectively adapts to the evolving influencer market. Our agility and proactive approach enable us to address emerging trends and challenges. We provide our clients with innovative solutions that drive impactful and successful influencer marketing campaigns.
TechGraph: In recent years, there have been discussions around the ethical responsibilities of influencers, such as promoting responsible content and avoiding harmful practices. How does Drim ensure that influencers associated with the platform align with the company’s values and maintain ethical standards?
Yulia Aslamova: We have always been following influencer ethical responsibilities. Transparency and safety are at the core of DRIM Global and we believe we should be transparent to all stakeholders. May it be brands, influencers, or the consumer base. From a performance influencer marketing point of view, this doesn’t deter our workflow. Since our creators are explicit about collaboration posts. We’ve also noticed that if creators are more real & honest their Cost Per Action is better
TechGraph: As the influencer market expands globally, how does Drim approach international collaborations and ensure that brands and influencers from different cultures can effectively work together?
Yulia Aslamova: We at DRIM are significantly scaling by onboarding valuable partners which are top agencies in India. We work with over 10 brand marketing agencies and provide them with our unique India-specific performance influencer marketing services. This year, we will grow our revenue by 10-20x and expand our team significantly.
TechGraph: Looking ahead, what are Drim’s plans for growth and expansion? Are there any specific markets or industries that the company aims to target or any new features or services in the pipeline?
Yulia Aslamova: We’re gearing up to receive direct integrations with some top social media marketing networks in the country and empower both brands and influencers to grow on social media. Our goal is to reach a turnover of Rs 90 crore in India and expand our presence in the MENA region.