Hungry for data? This post rounds up some of the best recent studies and data visualizations from the world of influencer marketing.
Something old and something new is a great philosophy with which to power an awesome outreach marketing strategy. Hollywood Branded hit that nail on the head with a project they recently did for their client, PassionRoses. Hollywood Branded used a more traditional marketing tactic—working with a celebrity—and morphed their strategy to fit snugly with the […]
Yesterday, I discussed the power of blogger outreach and how Char-Broil does an exemplary job with mutually beneficial connections. In order to achieve and implement these crucial relationships like Char-Broil does, it’s important to understand exactly what makes for a successful relationship with the bloggers who move your brand forward. The writer in me loves […]
I understand why “influencer outreach” is popular. The opportunity to hitch your brand’s wagon to the plow of a new media celebrity (or demi-celebrity) and have them propagate your message seems like a no-brainer. But, we too often mistake audience for influence, and in the bright light of day these programs can be great at […]
Did you cringe just a bit when you saw the word disclosure in the title? Did you assume this post is all about regulations and company policies that may limit your use of social media for promotions, marketing programs and corporate communications?
Well, relax. This post is about optimizing your social media activities for improved engagement and increased ROI
Trying to convince online influencers to tweet, blog, instagram, or pin nice things about your company is the post-modern version of celebrity endorsement, but with less impact. Public relations firms and/or in-house communication apparatchiks take the same concepts and mechanics of celebrity endorsement and bring them online, using Klout scores in lieu of celebrity Q scores, and blogger […]
This is Episode 8 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Ian Greenleigh, the Manager of Content and Social Strategy for Bazaarvoice. Read on for insights from Ian,, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: an UNstat!). Listen Now Click the play […]
Two weeks ago, I received a Klout Perk to be part of the Social 46, a gathering of Indiana’s top social media influencers. According to the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, Klout was used to help identify the participants, and the list was augmented manually with known local bloggers, gadflies, and connectors. I do not […]
It’s been about 15 months since those crazy kids at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed their new disclosure guidelines to “protect the public” from inappropriately cozy business relationships being companies and bloggers, tweeters, Facebookers and more. Since then, we’ve been expecting a steady procession of corporate marketers being led to the virtual stockade, given […]
Inherently, we understand influence. It’s in our DNA. We know that a grizzly bear has a marked impact on its surroundings, and can change behavior in ways that even the fiercest badger cannot. The tsunami of data being created, collected and parsed every second of every day now makes influence identification instantaneous, and possible from […]