ENHANCE YOUR EXPOSURE AND ATTRACT BRAND COLLABORATIONS THROUGH THE MAXIM CREATOR NETWORK.
I am super excited about Maxim launching their own creator network. It's a great way to connect influencers and creators with brands looking for collaborations.
Celine | Instagramer & Model
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What is the Maxim Creator Network?
A. The Maxim Creator Network is an aggregation of vetted creators, influencers, and brands from around the world. We facilitate the matchmaking between influential content creators and brands, who collaborate to create and tell passionate, authentic stories together.
Every day new Creators are influencing millions of people online through ingenuity and personality, ushering in an unprecedented time of entrepreneurialism and brand-building.
The Maxim Creator Network works with influencers seeking brand collaborations and the ability to monetize their social fame. We help Creators to solidify deals with brands wishing to tap into the power of social influence and gain direct exposure to highly-engaged audiences on different social media platforms.
Q. Why create the Maxim Creator Network?
A. Brands have never been more inclined to shift their sales and marketing strategies to social media. Over the last several years the influencer marketing industry has evolved into the hottest medium for generating sales, awareness and overall media coverage, yet it has been driven and shaped by technology-based companies.
Maxim is a brand that understands what moves audiences and who has worked with talent for decades. The creative content creation power of social media influencers paired with Maxim’s diverse, international brand story-telling experiences will reveal the true potential of word-of-mouth marketing in the digital world in a way that has never been seen before.
Q. What are the benefits for brands?
A. Brands around the world have recently experienced unprecedented changes in the way business is conducted.
With many brands shifting their sales and marketing strategies to social media and e-commerce, vying for an e-real estate can be not only difficult but intimidating.
One of the quickest and most efficient ways for brands to reach and connect with their target audiences and prequalified new prospective customers is through a trusted medium –influencers.
According to the 2019 Edelman Brand Trust Survey, “63 percent of consumers trust influencers’ opinions of products “much more” than what brands say about themselves, and 58% of people have bought a new product in the past six months because of an influencer’s recommendation.”*
The Maxim Creator Network will allow brands around the world to peruse a database of several hundred-thousand influencers with search and filter capabilities to find the perfect partner to execute an influencer marketing campaign. Built-in tools will then enable brands to communicate directly with influencers, design, and execute campaigns and review analytics. For more sophisticated campaigns, brands can work with specialists to design and execute campaigns in different territories with multiple influencers. [BRAND SIGNUP]
The possibilities are endless.
Ever thought you could out-source an entire specialized marketing department? Now you can, and you’re one idea away from a viral marketing message.
Q. Why should I join the Maxim Creator Network?
A. There are several benefits that creators and influencers will experience:
1) Free Influencer Profile:
Setup your profile on the Maxim Creator Network platform for free. We lead you through a step-by-step guide so that you have all everything necessary to pitch successfully to brands.
2) Get Discovered by Brands:
Once your profile is live, you will significantly increase your exposure to different brands around the world and their decision-makers. Thousands of brands trust the Maxim Creator Network for the newest and hottest talent to personify their brands’ message, products, and culture.
3) Own Your Direct Brand Relationship:
When brands want to work with you, they will reach out to you or your management directly via your provided contact information. This will allow you to form direct relationships with different brands and control your process. If you’d like help with deal negotiations and partnerships, please contact us.
Q. Who can sign up for the Maxim Creator Network?
A. The Maxim Creator Network is home to several hundred-thousand creators of all sizes and backgrounds with active social media profiles who are interested in creating authentic and engaging content with brands.
Once your application is submitted, our team will carefully vet your account data and social media channels. Application approval criteria are in compliance with FTC endorsement guidelines.
Key criteria are as follows:
You must be at least 18 years of age.
You must be the owner of your social media accounts.
You must have more than 1,000 followers on each social media account that you connect.
You must have regular activity on your accounts.
Your accounts must not be set to private.
No fake followers. We use third-party tools to check.
We reserve the right to reject any social profiles that contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, racist, threatening or harassing content, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. Our vetting process can take up to 48 hours, and in some cases may take longer.
Q. How can I sign up for Maxim Creator Network?
A. You can apply following these three simple steps:
1) Enter your name, email, and set your account password.
2) Enter your account information. Provide information about your BIO, define your collaboration preferences (a type of brands, type of payments, upload your media kit.
3) Select the social media accounts you'd like to create content for. If you are active on multiple accounts, you can set up multiple profiles. Provide information about your audience, topics you are interested in, and define your minimum amount of compensation. The more information you provide, the higher the chance that a brand will find you.
4) Submit your profiles. Once approved, your profiles will be listed and visible for thousands of brands, looking for influencers. Brands will reach out directly to you via email.
Q. Do I need to share any passwords of my social accounts?
A. Data Security is very important for us, therefore we will not ask you for your social media profile logins.
Q. How do brands discover me?
A. During the sign-up process, we will lead you through a questionnaire in order to learn more about you and your personal brand.
Based on our experiences working with brands and creators over the years, we help you focus on the important things that brands are looking for in an influencer.
Once you have been accepted to the Maxim Creator Network, your profile will be listed on the Maxim Influencer Platform.
Brands that are subscribed to the Maxim Influencer Platform will then have the ability to discover you based on their search criteria. If a brand wishes to partner with you, they will reach out to you or your management directly via the contact information you have provided.
Q. Do I own the brand relationship?
A. Yes, once selected by a brand, you will own the brand relationship.
We believe that the best creator-brand relationships are built when there is a creative and seamless collaboration between the creator and the brand.
As a creator, you or your management will handle all negotiations, contracts, and payments. Any content approvals and creative strategy will be managed directly between you and the brand.
Q. Do I have an exclusive contract with Maxim?
A. No, by signing up for the Maxim Creator Network you are neither entering into any contract with Maxim, Inc. nor does it guarantee work.
If accepted to the Maxim Creator Network, you will gain additional exposure to brands around the world who are looking to work with both up-and-coming and establishing creators and influencers.
You are free to work with any agencies, networks, and/or brands in order to promote your personal brand and continue your career as a creator.
Q. Is the Maxim Creator Network a Talent Agency?
A. No, the Maxim Creator Network is not a Talent Agency.
The Maxim Creator Network is a platform with tools and services to help brands and influencers work together on branded content campaigns.
If you are looking for a Talent Agency or support to help you build your personal brand, please reach out to us via email.
Q. How many brand opportunities can I expect?
A. More and more brands are now looking to engage with creators and influencers to collaborate with on new marketing and content campaigns.
As each brand is looking for very specific creator/influencer requirements, the number of opportunities that may be presented to you will be highly contingent upon your profile, content, and community of followers and subscribers.
We will offer tools and services to optimize your channels and enhance your chances of being selected by brands for influencer marketing campaigns.
Q. Do I need to accept every brand request?
A. As a content creator and influencer, you know what is best for you, your personal brand, and your audience.
Our platform helps brands outline and create detailed influencer marketing campaigns that will be a framework for any collaboration opportunity you may be offered.
This helps to ensure that if you are contacted by a brand, the request is relevant. You can then respond and negotiate the details of the campaign directly with the brand.
Q. How do I get paid by brands?
A. Compensation by brands may include but are not limited to cash, products, sales commissions, or any combination of the preceding.
During the sign-up process, you may identify what kind of compensation you will accept. The terms of deals, compensation, and payments are all handled outside of our platform between you and the brand directly.
We will not be liable for any damages that may arise at any time from failure by any brand to fulfill their obligation of any contract that may be entered into as a result of the Maxim Creator Network.