Spotlight: Los Angeles Influencers

Influencers are an excellent component for many marketing programs. When it comes to sourcing local influencers, especially in a city like Los Angeles, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by how big the community is.

Monica Makropoulos
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Spotlight: Los Angeles Influencers
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Influencers are an excellent component for many marketing programs.  When it comes to sourcing local influencers, especially in a city like Los Angeles, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by how big the community is. Here are 10 Los Angeles Instagram influencers to keep an eye on.

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photo by @bertymandagie

Elise Mesner @lellopepper

photo by @lellopepper

Elise Mesner is an eclectic-minded painter, illustrator, fashion/costume designer, stylist, taste maker, cross-media artist, and fine art photographer/creative director working and dipping into all artsy media. Creamy colors, plants, fresh air, and drops of neon rule her world. With whimsy forever as her guide and a pocket full of moxie, she's known for creating idyllic dreamscapes, both in front of and behind the camera, as well as on the canvas. Brand partnerships include: Cotton, Miu Miu, Method and Gushers.

Lily Abolghasemi @hellodarlingblog

photo by @hellodarlingblog

Lily is an LA-based blogger talking about the latest fashion trends, must-shop sales, ready-to-shop pieces, and personal outfits. She’s great at providing a creative spin when it comes to working with brands and loves creating long-term, successful relationships. Brand partnerships include: Ulta Beauty, Crest and Zappos.

Emily Wang @emwng

photo by @emwng

By day, Emily is a producer. By night, she’s a content creator and professional dog cuddler. Her aesthetic is clean and bright, and she loves finding unique ways to tell stories visually. You can’t help but smile when you see her content as she often includes her two pups, Kokoro and Chibi! Emily specializes in lifestyle, travel, pet, food and interior design photography. Brand partnerships include: Green Dot Bank, Nest, Stella & Chewy’s and Chewy.

Eddie Sanchez @hungryinla

photo by @hungryinla

A native of Los Angeles with a passion for all things culinary, Eddie quickly became one of LA's top food influencers and earned national recognition by Zagat & CBS through the success of his food blog, Hungry in LA. As a food writer, photographer, and a veteran of LA’s dining scene, Eddie has covered several media events from highly anticipated restaurant openings to The OSCARS Governors Ball and has executed numerous successful campaigns for clients in the hospitality industry. If you want to see mouth-watering food content, follow Eddie! Brand partnerships include: Heineken, KitchenAid, Bubly Sparkling Water and Pepcid.

Andrew Kuttler @andrewkuttler

photo by @andrewkuttler
photo by @andrewkuttle

Adventure seeker, graphic designer and Instagrammer are three ways to describe Andrew. As a freelance designer, Andrew turns everyday into his next project. His love for design, color and perspective make his content unique. He enjoys engaging with his community and collaborating with brands and creatives alike. Brand partnerships include: Bose, HP and Volkswagen.

Deddeh Howard @secretofdd

photo by @secretofdd

Deddeh is a beauty, fashion and healthy lifestyle influencer. She finds inspiration in living a healthy lifestyle and believes that “when you live a healthy lifestyle it brings the best out of you.” Brand partnerships include: Old Navy, Johnson & Johnson, American Express and ThirdLove.

Jacob Fischer @fischer

photo by @fischer

From shooting urban to fashion and everything in between, Jacob has taken more than just images, but created stories within his work. He never settles for just good enough, and it shows through his work. He specializes in travel, lifestyle, fashion, tech and entertainment, and excels in creating animated gifs, video, stop-motion, professional photography and photo/video editing. Brand partnerships include: Adidas, Renaissance Hotels, OnePlus and Bose.

Sarah Reyna @sarahrrreyna

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Sarah is one of many micro-influencers on From Popular Pays. She considers herself a digital nomad who shares tips on travel, digital marketing, meditation, holistic health and how to live a mindful life. Fun fact: She even has a podcast! Brand partnerships include: Zagg, Tea Tree hair care and Muse.

Recommended Reading: What Is a Micro-Influencer? 7 Benefits They Offer Your Brand (+ Examples) 

Kelly Rizzo @eattravelrock

photo by @eattravelrock

As creator of award-winning “Eat Travel Rock TV,” Kelly is your go-to gal for all things food, travel and music. As host of “Eat Travel Rock TV,” Kelly goes behind the scenes with chefs, rockstars and other creative industry leaders. Fun fact: She’s married to Bob Saget, aka “Danny” from “Full House!” Brand partnerships include: Jack Daniel’s, Dove Chocolate and Hotwire.

Teber Ramirez @teber

photo by @teber

Teber describes his work as, “minimal portraits of the soul” and it shows through his work. His feed is filled with bright colors of imagery created in skillful, unique ways. According to his website, “He tries to embody relaxation, escape and inspiration through his minimal surrealist work.” Brand partnerships include: Volkswagen USA, LIFEWTR, Method and Red Rock Deli. In total, From Popular Pays has almost 3,000 Los Angeles influencers on the platform, and that number is growing everyday. Finding and sourcing the right influencer for your campaign can be time-consuming and expensive. If you’re just getting started in the influencer space, streamline your search process using From Popular Pays Lite to connect with influencers and build relationships. Our search tool enables brands to filter influencers by network, skill, location, demographic and more. Since we’re integrated with Instagram’s API, you can rest assured knowing all this information is first-party. From lifestyle to pop art and everything in-between, there’s an influencer for every brand. We wish we could highlight them all, but these are a few of our favorite Los Angeles influencers.

Monica Makropoulos
Monica leads the Creative Strategy team and brings social expertise, client experience and positive pep to her work daily.

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