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Leveraging influencer marketing for spas presents a powerful strategy to expand your clientele, highlight your unique services, and enhance customer loyalty. Dive into the following steps and draw inspiration from these successful campaign examples to craft your own impactful influencer marketing strategy.

Steps to launch an influencer campaign for your spa

Every campaign begins with a goal and metrics that you’ll use to measure success. Most spas are looking to increase their customer base, but you can get more specific. Perhaps you’re looking to sell more couples massages or group packages, for example, or maybe you’re trying to bring in customers on slower weekdays. Define your goal and decide how you’ll measure it. 

Consider which social platform you’ll use

According to our Trust in Influencer Marketing report, younger social media users turn to TikTok for research before making purchases. Women in our survey also said Instagram and TikTok are their preferred platforms for product and service promotion. Keep these insights in mind when planning a campaign if your aim is to reach women, for example.

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Start by looking at your most active social channels. When you work with an influencer, he or she will tag your company on social, and you can reshare the influencer’s post. If your spa is active on Instagram, look for an influencer who’s active on that channel too. 

Pick the right influencers to work with

To promote your spa, you’d likely look for influencers in the beauty niche, preferably those who frequent spas. While that’s a natural, effective option, you can also think outside the box. Consider these influencers:

Local influencers

If you’re trying to promote your Chicago-based spa, consider connecting with local Chicago influencers who highlight the area. 

Travel influencers

If your spa is a destination, consider inviting travel influencers to tour your facility. You could comp their stay and ask them to create several pieces of content that promote your services. 

Consider mom and wedding influencers

What’s your customer base? Is it working moms who need a getaway? Are bridal parties looking to treat themselves before the big event? Moms and wedding influencers could serve as great ambassadors for spas, but consider your audience and reach out to an influencer in that niche. 

Consider the type of campaign

When you work with an influencer, your collaboration can take many different forms, like:

Endorsement with coupon code

You can ask the influencer to simply endorse your spa on social media and offer followers a discount on certain services. 

Influencer experiences

You can invite influencers to the spa (free of charge) to enjoy a treatment and ask them to share their experience on social. Usually, these are local influencers who are already familiar with your brand and don’t need to travel far. 

Influencer trips

For destination spas, you can invite travel influencers to the spa. You’ll likely comp their travel costs, stay, and spa treatments, in exchange for specific content, like a video tour and testimonial. 

Giveaways

You could ask an influencer to give away a facial or a stone massage as a way to generate excitement and awareness around your brand. For this kind of campaign, influencers don’t need to visit, they simply need to promote the contest and its rules. 

Events

Want to show off a new service? Celebrate a grand opening? Host an event and invite influencers to promote it and attend it. Doing so will help you grow your attendee list.

Communicate, execute, and track the campaign

Talk with influencers about the campaign, explaining your goals and requirements. Most collaborations are rooted in an influencer contract, which spells out the terms of your agreement, and an influencer brief that provides campaign specifics, like deadlines and approval processes. 

Once you’ve discussed the campaign and approved the content, the influencer will share it. Both your brand and influencer should monitor comments and track the campaign’s KPIs.

Examples of influencer marketing campaigns for spa

Let’s take a look at some successful influencer marketing campaigns carried out by spas, which can serve as excellent examples and provide inspiration for your own strategies.

Influencers celebrate a big event

From birthdays and anniversaries to weddings and Christmas, ask influencers to celebrate their big day at your spa. Invite influencers to share their experiences at the spa.

Launching a UGC challenge

One effective way to engage your brand advocates and promote your spa or special offers is by launching a user-generated content (UGC) challenge. This strategy involves encouraging your customers to create and share content related to your spa, such as before-and-after photos, testimonials, or creative posts showcasing your services or special deals.

To make the challenge more enticing, you can offer incentives such as discounts, free services, or even a feature on your spa’s social media platforms for the best entries. This not only generates buzz around your brand but also provides you with authentic content that you can repurpose for your own marketing efforts.

Moreover, UGC challenges can help foster a sense of community among your customers, making them feel more connected to your brand. They can see real-life experiences of other customers, which can significantly boost your brand’s credibility and trustworthiness.

IZEA’s company, Zuberance, can be a valuable partner in executing a brand advocacy program with regular challenges like these. Zuberance specializes in turning customers into brand advocates, helping businesses identify their most enthusiastic customers and providing them with easy ways to recommend the brand to their peers. With their expertise, you can effectively leverage your brand advocates to promote your spa and special deals, driving customer engagement and ultimately, sales.

Travel influencers showcase a spa 

Ask an influencer to show your spa through video. Bontraveler, a travel influencer with 256K followers, worked with Strom Spa and Quebec’s tourism organization to promote the tranquil yet luxurious waters of the spa.

Creators focus on one spa service

You can promote the spa itself, but you can also promote specific services or offerings that set your spa apart. Take a look at this post that focuses on a head massage.

Influencer marketing for spas is an effective way to connect with customers and promote your services. Through collaborations, your brand can showcase the facility and its many luxurious amenities without giving off salesy vibes. If you’re ready to launch an influencer campaign, start your search for the right influencer on IZEA’s Marketplace. For full-service help, contact our team.

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