1Briefly, tell us about yourself. (Credentials, profession, social media channels)
Hi, I am Harsh Chauhan, a 23-year blogger who loves to write about Smartphones, Guides on How to Root them, I was not doing this for Money this time all that was in my mind was just my passion.My passion for guiding people on How they can get the Most out of their Smartphones and this gave birth to RootUpdate which got successful. So my suggestion to anyone who is new to blogging would don't do this for money, follow your Passion and Money will flow in. Social Profiles. Connect with RootUpdate on (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
2Tell us about your ‘influencer story’. (How did it start and what has been your experience)
I started Blogging in 10th Class and My first blog was Copy-Delete. I failed around 8 times on 8 different blogs and then I quit blogging. But Then After some days I again started blogging and Here I am. Rootupdate is one of the most Popular Smartphone Blogs in India and We have Around 25 Websites on Different Niche under the Rootupdate Networks. My overall experience in Blogging is a little bit salty and sweet as well, As there are different types of people you meet here.
3What brands have you collaborated with? Any particular campaigns that you’ve most enjoyed.
I have Collaborated with both National and International Brands out of which some of them are Samsung, Xiaomi, Meizu, Nikon, Lucid, Zhiyun, YI, HP, Wondershare, Dr fone and a Lot more .
4What are your favourite brands on social media?
There is no Such Specific brand but if it comes to my areas of Interest then I love all those brands who are directly or Indirectly related to Technology.
5Which social media platform do you think will be the biggest marketing tool in 2017 and why do you think so?
Facebook 🙂 No matter Which new network comes and goes but Facebook will be always the King for Consumer as well as Merchants. Second is twitter as it gives you ease to get directly in touch with brands and Anyone.
6What’s your opinion on paid influencer campaigns vs gratification based campaigns? (Branded experiences, Freebies, Advocacy Rewards Program etc.)
Paid Campaigns are always Good 🙂 the biggest reason is that in a paid campaign both the sides ( The Blogger and The brand ) gets Equal Amount of Benefit whereas gratification based campaigns don't do much well.
7What’s your viewpoint on brands collaborating with influencers to improve their reputation and advocacy with consumers?
See believe it or not but everything will be Online Only one day and in that case, bloggers play a very important role in providing information to users/Viewers. So my Take on Collaboration is that it can give Mutual benefit to USERS/BRANDS/BLOGGERS.