Covent Garden’s Phone Boxes
I was really happy when my friend Jumar Mundo (a guy I immediately clicked with as soon as he joined my team at ASOS, wide-eyed off a flight from his hometown in Australia) told me he’d gotten into photography. I was proud and knew he’d be great at it. I was even more happy when, a year or two later, he asked if we could shoot together one soon. It seemed an almost novel idea since my rare shoots, where I rope in Kristabel to snap me, have majorly dwindled. I planned what looks we’d shoot and then, last weekend, we went out to a couple of classic, ‘Blogger-bait’ locations in outfits I knew he’d love to photograph.
Welcome to my Influencer series!
I count myself lucky to be both an Influencer and to work with them. The view I get looking over both sides of the fence has helped me see the Influencer Marketing industry a little more holistically (*wanky marketing speak alert*) and that makes both of my ‘lives’ easier. Having compassion and understanding for the person I’m working with from both sides of a business situation has helped me dispel assumptions, confusion and issues before they arise.
Rather than keep all my (shiny) thoughts to myself, I thought I’d talk about what I’ve learned from working on both sides to help you whether you’re an aspiring Influencer, Blogger or brand. I’m going to be talking about the main points to keep in the back of your mind whether you’re just starting out or if you’re an established Influencer. Before I launch straight into it all (and leaving you wondering who the hell I am to be throwing advice around left, right and centre) here’s a little about Miss Shiny Thoughts. Sitting comfortably?
Red and Orange in Santorini
If like me you’re confused as to why the sun STILL hasn’t risen at 2pm, your hair is forever frizzy for damp and the C word is looming, then planning a trip to a hot island (whilst remaining in Europe) like Santorini might be the light relief you need. In my second post on the Grecian island, I’m taking you South to discover all the places I loved whilst on my holiday there last month. Warning: Prepare to book yourself a flight post-read.