Infra Dapp: Revolutionizing Influencer Marketing

Apr 18, 2024
5 min
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Infra Dapp Case Study

In the prevailing influencer landscape, influencers set out, from social media stars to bloggers and podcasters. Traditionally, marketing agencies and PR firms have intermediated the conduit between influencers and brands. Now imagine a platform that disrupts this conventional paradigm, leveraging machine learning, game theory principles, and blockchain technology to offer unprecedented opportunities for influencers and businesses alike to prosper within a decentralized influencer marketing platform, Infra DApp.

At its core, Infra DApp transforms into a vibrant marketplace where influencers seamlessly advocate for products, and businesses efficiently connect with genuine audiences. Powered by the innovative Alacrity blockchain, Infra DApp elevates Influencer Relationship Management (IRM) to new heights, empowering content creators to monetize their sway in an equitable and transparent manner. This ecosystem makes it easier to manage campaigns, eliminates the need for renewal of contracts, and promotes organic growth by penalizing activities that are not authentic.

By harnessing the distinctive attributes of the Alacrity blockchain, Infra DApp not only ensures the integrity and security of transactions but also enhances brands’ overall efficacy and credibility. With its decentralized infrastructure and robust consensus mechanisms, the Alacrity blockchain forms the bedrock of Infra DApp, facilitating seamless interactions between influencers, brands, and consumers.

Infra Dapp model

This case study covers the entire protocol lifecycle of Infra DApp from in-depth market analysis to problem realization to solution implementation and potential impact creation.

Market Analysis 

Industry Trends

Influencer marketing is growing rapidly. Here are some quick facts and figures which confirm this:

  • The influencer marketing Hub reports that industry is projected to reach $24 billion by the end of 2024, indicating immense growth within the digital marketing sector.
  • The Influencer Marketing Benchmark Report 2024 states that 63% of businesses plan to integrate AI in their marketing campaigns, mainly to identify influencers and choose optimized marketing strategies.
  • 85% of marketers believe influencer marketing is an effective form of marketing, with 60% planning to increase their spending in 2024.
  • Brands prefer nano and micro influencers over bigger names. This trend showcases the value of authentic voices over having a large number of followers, showing that building a genuine connection with the audience is key to direct sales.

Competitive Landscape

The table 1 highlights the key differences between traditional Web2 influencer marketing platforms and Web3 platforms like Infra DApp. Web2 platforms are built for social media management and focus on campaign scheduling, analytics, and influencer discovery through platform tools. They primarily target brands and use traditional currency for transactions.

In contrast, Web3 platforms like Infra DApp leverage blockchain technology and offer unique features like direct influencer monetization through cryptocurrency, and enhanced brand engagement through on-chain tracking and fraud proof algorithms. It aims to establish a more lucrative and trusted connection between influencers and businesses.

web2 vs web3
Table 1: Differences between web2 and web3 platforms

Infra DApp appears to position itself as a comprehensive Web3 influencer marketing platform. The table 2 provided below compares key features of Infra DApp with two of its competitors, MAVRC and Lemonade, providing insights into their unique strengths.

Infra DApp and competitors Analysis
Table 2: Infra DApp and competitors Analysis.

Target Audience and Market Demand

The influencer marketing industry is experiencing explosive growth, projected to reach a staggering $22.2 billion by 2025. Studies by Google reveal that 70% of teenage YouTube subscribers trust creators more than celebrities.  An AdWeek survey shows that 53% of women purchase based on influencer recommendations.  Furthermore, Instagram’s dominance in product research is undeniable: 81% of users turn to the platform to discover products. Traditional advertising’s effectiveness is waning, a HubSpot report reveals a staggering 72% of Gen Z and Millennials following influencers on social media. This highlights a critical consumer trend – a preference for recommendations from trusted online personalities.

These statistics paint a clear picture: influencer marketing thrives on the power of trust. Consumers, especially younger audiences, are increasingly turning to trusted online voices for guidance, making influencer marketing a crucial strategy for brands seeking to connect with their target audience.

Influencer Marketing Growth estimation

Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Influencer Marketing

The projections above point towards a market ripe with opportunities for brands to seize and enable businesses to reach authentic and relevant audiences through solid strategy making. Recognizing this potential, Infra DApp sought to revolutionize influencer marketing with the expertise of Blockapex. Blockapex provided crucial consultation during Infra DApp’s development phase and worked on developing the platform. During this, the development team encountered numerous issues. 

Let’s see what specific challenges existed and how the blockchain solution Infra DApp tackled them.

Fake Followers & Fraudulent Activities

Problem: The current influencer marketing landscape suffers from a lack of transparency. Inflated follower counts can mislead brands. Furthermore, Dishonest practices like click fraud or manipulated metrics erode trust in influencer marketing.

Slashing mechanisms: Blockapex designed the slashing mechanism for the dApp such that Fake clicks, impressions, etc are disincentivized. Any influencer who is involved in malicious activities will be slashed from his KPI scores and rewards.

Fraud protection software: The mechanism designed also uses machine learning algorithms to predict users’ activity on social media platforms and categorize it as invalid, fake, or bot activity.

Social media analytics

Problem: The fragmented nature of social media data posed a major obstacle. This feature involved tracking the engagement and impressions of influencer posts across multiple social media platforms and rewarding influencers accordingly. 

APIs and Alternative Approaches: The development team came up with a multi-ponged approach. We utilized official social media APIs to fetch data to ensure authenticity and uniqueness in engagement and impressions. For restricted platforms, alternative methods ensure accurate rewards based on genuine engagement. Statistical analysis calculates KPIs, categorizes influencers, and assesses campaign performance, fostering a transparent and trusted environment.

Payment Issues

Problem: Disputes such as affiliate link bypass and delays in payments can damage relationships between brands and influencers.

Smart Contracts: Leveraging blockchain technology ensures no middleman or third-party intervention, guaranteeing fair transactions and automated payments based on contract fulfillment. End consumers are incentivized to use the platform to get rewards in the form of cashback instead of a bypass.

Marketing Model Variety

Problem: Infra DApp offers a variety of marketing models (pay-per-impression, pay-per-click, fixed subscriptions) which can be overwhelming for brands, especially those new to influencer marketing. Choosing the wrong strategy could lead to wasted budget and ineffective campaigns.

Financial Modeling: Blockapex’s expertise allows Infra DApp to design a robust economic model. This includes budget allocation, reward distribution mechanisms, and viability assessment of different advertising modules. This financial modeling helps predict revenue streams, assess risks, and optimize financial decisions within the platform.

User Acceptance Testing: Following initial development, development team launched beta and user acceptance testing phases to collect critical feedback directly from influencers and businesses. This feedback helped in making necessary adjustments that align closely with user expectations and improve overall satisfaction.

Information Guides: We integrated comprehensive guides within the applications. These guides are designed to provide clear, step-by-step instructions empowering users to steer through the platform’s features.

Lack of Authenticity

Problem: Consumers crave genuine connections with influencers, not scripted promotions. Scripted content feels inauthentic and can alienate the audience.

Voting Rights: Product owners can rate the influencers who are running their campaigns. Rating provided by product owners to influencers is used to upgrade/degrade their KPI score. The disincentive of bad rating as per the tokenomics will make influencers complain to bring organic growth to their referred product.

Collaboration with Brands

Problem: Simplifying the process of collaboration with brands presented a unique challenge. We needed to make it easy for influencers to connect with brands and influence their products, all within an intuitive and user-friendly interface.

Agent-Based Modeling: Leveraging our team of System Designers and Token engineers, we ensured through agent-based modeling that stakeholders were on board and creating a continuous feedback loop is important to understand specific needs and business objectives. ABM is utilized to simulate the interactions and behaviors of different agents within the ecosystem, such as brand owners, influencers, and consumers. It helps in understanding how individual decisions and interactions at the micro-level impact the overall system dynamics, including campaign effectiveness, referral farming, and reward distribution.


BlockApex’s involvement has transformed Infra DApp from an ambitious concept into a thriving ecosystem that empowers users and bridges the gap between influencers and brands. The impact has been tangible, with a substantial increase in user adoption, a notable surge in user satisfaction, and heightened levels of engagement. 

Notably, our influencer marketing process has become significantly more transparent and efficient. As we continue to evolve and innovate, we anticipate even more positive results and a brighter future for influencer marketing on our platform.

Conclusive Thoughts

The synergy between BlockApex and Alacrity Blockchain highlights the innovative potential of blockchain in reshaping digital marketing. Infra’s captivating features are setting the stage for future advancements in the intersection of influencer marketing and blockchain. Infra’s development is a promising and user-centric solution to meet the needs of both influencers and brands.

Blockchain plays an extraordinary role in revolutionizing digital marketing by adding transparency and authenticity to the platform. These attributes are so crucial in upholding the foundation of blockchain but also of Infra DApp where both brands and influencers can easily understand how rewards are earned and allocated.

As we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in this space, we look forward to the positive impact our collaboration will have on the industry and border community. Together, we have taken a significant step toward a more inclusive and efficient digital marketing ecosystem.

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