Influence, or lack thereof

A rude denial was not what superinfluencer Amy Seder thought would be the response she would get receive after one recent request for free accommodation. But that’s exactly what one Italian hotel fed up with requests from influencers sent her. “Blogger infestation. Not interested,” was the specific retort. With influence pedaling reaching the point of no return, it’s easy to see why many hoteliers and restaurateurs are growing increasingly reluctant to splash out on self-proclaimed influencers who don’t live up to their hype.


When influencing becomes freeloading


This is not the first famous case of a hotel delivering a sharp rebuke to an influencer, nor an isolated incident. The ‘Will influence for free accommodation’ mantra has grown old in an age jam-packed by pundits claiming that profits and public awareness will be generated by their positive reviews of the institutions that pamper them. In another incident, a Philippine resort tired of receiving requests for comp from influencers sent out a tirade that criticized the nature of the profession, questioning the idea of what on the surface may look like getting something for nothing.


The future of influence


There’s no returning to the rather quaint world of just a few years ago before online advertising started to really come into its own and allow for the cultivation of the interactive social media platforms and digital marketing of today. While a vetting process and some regulatory measures may be needed, the future of advertising and influencing, shopping and negotiating will have a significant digital component that won’t be stopped by admonishments. Influencers are here to stay, although the nature of what’s said and how it’s said will no doubt continue evolving, as has always been the case.


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The Art of Dining Hospitality Public Relations

Good PR and top-tier dining hospitality share many core characteristics, like impeccable tact, a vision of possibilities that others cannot see, stimulating the senses by creating something with truly good taste at optimal price levels, while consistently providing clientele something delightful enough to keep coming back for more.


Vivaldi is the only PR agency in Thailand to have been retained by both Asia’s 50 Best Top Restaurants, the Michelin Guide, plus, the Wongnai User’s Choice Awards heralding the highest-quality dining experiences you can find.


In the highly competitive environment for dining and hospitality, it is essential to effectively communicate to audiences exactly what our clients offer, and why the experience of taking the effort to go eat in their restaurants will be very much rewarded.


Vivaldi was one of the first PR agencies in Thailand to forge and creatively develop ever closer relations with bloggers both international and local, tapping the digital world’s ever-growing ranks of highly credible influencers while maintaining strong contacts with traditional media. The firm’s outreach, from classic launch events and highly coveted private pop up dinners to spreading key messages online through social media, bloggers and vloggers, taps the multifaceted world of influencers needed for effective PR in today’s world.


Among the top-end venues in Bangkok the firm has partnered with are Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology, J’Aime by Jean-Michel Lorain, Haoma and Above Eleven.


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Our award-winning communications team blends human interactions & digital engagement seamlessly to produce results for brands.


Best PR Agency Delivering PR | Social | Digital.

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