6 Charts Showing How Social Media Influencers Work With Brands

6 Charts Showing How Social Media Influencers Work With Brands

Travel brands want to reach new audiences and regularly use social media influencers with large social media followings to connect with them. Marketers and influencers alike agree that the authenticity of a social media project should be grounded in every campaign, and that it’s best to work with each other directly rather than going through agencies or other services. But they diverge …

What Micro-Influencers Can Do For You

What Micro-Influencers Can Do For You

Micro-influencer—what’s that? Along with influencer marketing, micro-influencer is the term all modern marketers have added to their repertoire. Nevertheless, what does micro-influencer mean and how can brands benefit? Though there isn’t a standard definition for the term (yet), I like how Forbes defines it, “More and more, brands are turning to people with far fewer numbers and followers—sometimes even as …

Influence 2.0: The Future of Influence Marketing

Influence 2.0: The Future of Influence Marketing

New study report by Brian Solis, in collaboration with Traackr and TopRank Marketing  “To help set our bearings, I partnered with influencer relationship management software provider Traackr to survey brand strategists and marketers around the world. The goal was to learn how influencer marketing is evolving and how to connect the dots between ¨influencer marketing¨ as it exists today to …

The Next Generation of Influencer Marketing

The Next Generation of Influencer Marketing

More and more marketers today are tapping into influencer marketing. Why? Because influencer marketing has the potential to act as a new, relationship-based channel to reach new audiences and build credibility with existing audiences. From personal experience, influencer marketing can be a tough nut to crack. It’s easy to fall into the trap of doing random acts of influencer marketing …

Influencer Marketing Must Focus on Customer Needs: Report

Influencer Marketing Must Focus on Customer Needs: Report

Influencer marketing offers much opportunity for brands willing to invest time and resources and place customer experience at the forefront of their marketing strategies, according to a new report. But for this to happen, there’s still a lot of work to be done, according to a new report, “Influence 2.0: The Future of Influencer Marketing,” from Traackr and Altimeter Group. …

Influence 2.0: The customer-centric future of influencer marketing

Influence 2.0: The customer-centric future of influencer marketing

A new report has been released evaluating the current state of influencer marketing, predicting ways in which the practice can strategically evolve for customer centricity. Influencer relationship management software Traackr partnered with TopRank Marketing and Altimeter principal analyst Brian Solis to globally survey 102 enterprise brand strategists and marketers on current and future investments and executions in the field, demonstrating …

Marketers Begin To View Influencer Relationships As Strategic

Marketers Begin To View Influencer Relationships As Strategic

Influencer marketing gained substantial momentum among marketers in 2016. But for all its potential, there are also significant challenges. With pure pay-to-play and one-off campaign practices distracting marketers from finding the true value of influencer relationships, misconceptions remain.  My content marketing agency, TopRank Marketing, along with influencer relationship management software company Traackr, teamed to investigate how the practice of influencer …