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… …

How to Create a Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

How to Create a Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

Consumers are wary of paid ads, and either ignore them or don’t trust them. But they do pay attention to recommendations from friends, family, and influencers. The influence of the influencer is increasing. A study conducted by Twitter and Annalect, an analytics firm, found that nearly half of the people surveyed depend on recommendations from influencers before they make a …

Does Influencer Marketing Help Your Business?

Does Influencer Marketing Help Your Business?

“Influencer marketing” isn’t new. It has been around for at least a decade in its latest form, which is “Hey, let’s get bloggers to talk about our stuff!” Lots of companies wonder if it’s the right move for their product. Let’s talk about that. The nice folks at Skinny and Co sent me some amazing products made from raw coconut …

Why Awesome Influencer Campaigns Combine Many Kinds of Marketing

Why Awesome Influencer Campaigns Combine Many Kinds of Marketing

Did you ever think that a selfie could help the community? It’s a nice thought, right? Toyota recently partnered with Saatchi and Saatchi LA  to add a slice of philanthropy to their December Sales Event marketing strategy. They donated money to Boys & Girls Clubs of America for every selfie posted with their campaign hashtag #selflessie. They seamlessly integrated all areas of marketing to …

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Video Influencer Marketing

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Video Influencer Marketing

If you’re a marketer or a business owner, you probably already know the importance of using videos to engage your audience. In fact, a survey by Wyzowlfound that 88% of businesses consider videos to play an important role in their marketing strategy. The survey also found that videos can provide solid ROI by boosting traffic, conversions, and sales. So when …

Why influencers are not programmatic

Why influencers are not programmatic

Influence relationship management and marketing is one of my favorite topics to discuss with clients, and it’s a topic I’ve addressed before. Long before influencer marketing became an industry buzzword, consumers were reacting positively to branded messages from experts and key opinion leaders. But the rise of social media has enabled brands and agencies to ramp up what was already …

Dear Brand Marketers

Dear Brand Marketers, Stop Pretending Influencer Marketing = Earned Media, It’s Not.

Marketing, communication and media is becoming more and more complicated. Many marketers and business leaders are finding it difficult to learn, embrace and maximize their use of new media. They struggle with understanding the difference, value and how to best use earned media, paid media and owned media. Many brand and digital marketers are poorly confusing influencer marketing with earned …

Influencer marketing: where we’re headed in 2017

Influencer marketing: where we’re headed in 2017

Early in 2016, we promised that this would be the year that influencer marketing would become mainstream. We wrote about the progress that influencer marketing made in 2016, but as a marketer, you always need to be looking forward to be prepared for what the future holds. So what direction can we expect influencer marketing to take in 2017? We’ve …