Macro and Micro Influencers
August 23, 2011
Rural lifestylers turn to third-party verification of information, often online, before making a purchase decision. We believe there are two types of influencers that have decision-making impact on potential customers; macro and micro influencers. These influencers are sought out while making purchasing decisions.
Macro influencers have the most individual impact and the greatest influence among peers. They have always been a part of the decision process.
Micro influencers have developed through digital media. They have some credibility, mainly through acquaintance or common interests. They could be a complete stranger who is similar to the buyer in some way.
Rural lifestylers are very active in social media spaces, often seeking advice from influencers.
There is a strong pattern of influence happening online among complete strangers with a common interest. While not as powerful as macro influencers, micro influencers are becoming more and more important to the decision-making process.