Fyre Festival has become synonymous with everything that can go wrong in social media. Fyre Media and Jerry Media capitalized on millennial consumption habits through its use of influencers and aggressive community management in order to mislead consumers.
Influencer marketing’s explosive rise resulted in the destruction of one of its hallmark values: authenticity. However, it’s social media stars themselves who might be our only hope to bring the “real” back to influencer marketing in 2019. We break down five influencer trends for the new year that hint at a positive upswing.