Social Media has increasingly become part of human life. Many individuals now see social media as a means of dividends since influencers’ are becoming a huge industry. A lot of people spend time on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram as compared to Newspaper and Televisions.
Going by statistics, the amount of money spent on influencers has surged up in recent years and it continually goes upwards. In 2015, the industry worth almost $500million and by 2020 – a few months from now, it is envisaged to be worth between $5billion and $10billion.
With much money pumping around, it’s expected that influencers would be delighted to spend for their own vacations, wouldn’t you?
The exchange between Paul Stenson, Owner of The Charleville Lodge Hotel, The White Moose Café situated in Dublin and British Vlogger, Elle Darby might be the beginning of criticism against Influencers. Most especially as they are fond of requesting for freebies in exchange for publicity.
His response, however, has garnered a huge online presence, with a lot of individuals supporting his argument against the industry. And unsurprisingly, Ms. Elle Darby ended up receiving turns of ghastly abuse.
“My concern was not with the refusal of my request, but with the way he reacted.
A very simple way to have gone about it would have just been a ‘no’ or for the email to be ignored instead of me having death threats and cancer wishes.” Ms. Darby explained in an emotional YouTube video.
As luck would have it, Mr. Stenson got the exposure for his business – certainly more than he could ever have imagined.
On the other hand, Mr. Stenson also disclosed a ban on Influencers from his business. He explained that if any influencers try to enter his hotel premises, they would be “ejected.’