7 Pillars of Being an Influence in Your Market

7 Pillars of Being an Influence in Your Market

7 Pillars of Being an Influence in Your Market Discover the characteristics you’ll need to grow your brand. Image credit: Shutterstock January 20, 2017 “Powerful people give freely, buying influence rather than things.” — Robert Greene A little more than a year ago, I decided to start growing my personal brand. I knew when it came to business in this …

Top 3 (Conquerable) Hurdles in Influencer Marketing

Top 3 (Conquerable) Hurdles in Influencer Marketing

Influencer Marketing has gone from “Influencer what?” to a breakout market category experiencing hypergrowth¹. As someone committed to customer success at Traackr, I spend a lot of time talking with our customers about managing and measuring influencer marketing in their businesses, plus conquering any hurdles in the process. These businesses range from global consumer goods companies, to major enterprise technology …

How to do influencer marketing right in 2017

How to do influencer marketing right in 2017

This article and expertise was originally published on Forbes. Are you tired of hearing about influencer marketing yet? Well according to just about every year-end review, it’s among the top trends for 2017 so you’d better get moving if you want to keep up. A study published in eMarketer showed that nearly 85% of marketing and communications professionals worldwide expected to …

What is Influencer Marketing All About?

What is Influencer Marketing All About?

When you have a product or a service to sell, your primary marketing objective lies in finding the shortest and surest way to your customer’s heart. For years, marketing theorists have been analyzing and practitioners experimenting with an array of vehicles to carry the message from the advertiser to the end-consumer. Some ways have been more effective than others. In …

5 Most Common Reasons why Influencer Marketing Fails

5 Most Common Reasons why Influencer Marketing Fails

Let’s get straight to the point; brands recognize the huge opportunity within Influencer Marketing but not many brands feel that they are being successful at it. Especially with large enterprises the hiatus that is left between blue sky thinking and operational reality is arguably larger than the shock of a Trump news conference. In a time where brands often say “Influencer …

Why influencers are getting charitable

Why influencers are getting charitable

Last week author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek made a big misstep. He managed to insult an entire generation – labelling millennials entitled, narcissistic and lazy in one fell swoop. Of course, these kinds of accusations are nothing new. While it’s true that today’s young people have grown up alongside social media, this doesn’t mean they’ve lost touch with the …

5 Reasons Why You Need to Take Advantage of Influencer Marketing

5 Reasons Why You Need to Take Advantage of Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is one of the hottest, and effective, ways to get your brand in front of a massive targeted audience. Why? Because it works, and works extremely well. My agency has been in the influencer marketing game since long before it was a buzzword, and it’s become such a large business that we launched a second agency, blerrp , …

How to Find Social Media Influencers with Ease

How to Find Social Media Influencers with Ease

You have probably heard of influencer marketing, and may even know it can be beneficial to your business. “There are few things that drive a sale more effectively than a warm word-of-mouth recommendation,” says Misha Talavera. Influencers don’t have to be movie stars with millions of social media followers. An influencer is someone who can get others to take action. …

8 Things You Need to Understand About Social Media

8 Things You Need to Understand About Social Media

Come on folks, it’s almost 2017 and some of you still don’t understand what to expect from social media marketing. Shame on you! Ok, to be fair, there are still many emerging brands who are just starting to venture down the road of influencer marketing and paid social campaigns, so let’s just say this piece is for you. Social Media …

12 Tips To Increase Social Engagement

The Power of Brand Advocates (In a World of Influencer Marketing)

Influencer marketing seems to be overshadowing the tried and true practice of building brand advocates. It is the latest trend across social media… and it makes a lot of sense why. Social media platforms provide millions of people with the opportunity to share just about anything… personal news, product reviews, likes and dislikes, business opportunities, product news, promotions, job recommendations… …