If you don’t have something awesome to offer to influencers at this moment, just turn up.
If you want to join conversations that they won’t accept you, just turn up.
Go to all events, run errants, make yourself useful. Let people get to know you.
Eventually they will accept you, because you are a part of their community.
They will not only respect your perseverance but will like you for it.
It may take time, but you will be in, not out.
Adapted from Arden, Paul – Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite.