New Influencer Marketing Research Has Four Key Findings

New Influencer Marketing Research Has Four Key Findings

Call me a decisive nerd, but I enjoy gathering the research required to make an informed decision, and eagerly awaiting the outcome. No matter the occasion, I rarely make a choice without turning to a trusted source for advice. This is the new normal. According to Nielsen, 92 percent of consumers trust peer recommendations over other forms of advertising. This …

What’s hot in 2017: 5 tech trends that will shape the future of customer experience

What’s hot in 2017: 5 tech trends that will shape the future of customer experience

A year is a long time in the digital world. Not only does technology continue to develop at a quicker rate than ever before, but these developments also have a significant impact on customers, changing their behaviour and expectations every day. It is therefore always important to keep one eye on the horizon for coming developments, and here is my …

11 Resources to Own Influencer Marketing Like a Boss

11 Resources to Own Influencer Marketing Like a Boss

As influencer marketing reaches mass popularity, the need to execute is met with more chaos than shopping during Black Friday. Marketers need help in filtering the noise to pinpoint what’s real and what’s a hoax. That’s why we curated the best resources to keep you in-the-know, so you can do influencer marketing the right way. From knowing what’s real to …

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 …

LinkedIn's Major Makeover Is Designed To Make You Want To Actually Use LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s Major Makeover Is Designed To Make You Want To Actually Use LinkedIn

Does it feel like the desktop-browser version of LinkedIn hasn’t changed that much in recent years? That’s because it hasn’t, at least when it comes to its overarching look and feel. The site got its last sweeping redesign back in 2012; everything since then has been incremental and evolutionary. Today, however, the kingpin of business-oriented networking—now officially part of Microsoft …

Google Hangouts is getting a major overhaul to take on Slack

Google Hangouts is getting a major overhaul to take on Slack

If you know anything about Google’s messaging strategy in the last few years, you know that it’s been a bit of a mess. Allo, the consumer app, launched without the cross-platform features users expect. Text messaging on mobile is mired in inter-carrier warfare. And Hangouts has become a punchline. On two of those fronts, Google has been making progress. And …

Building a Content Strategy: Putting the User First

Building a Content Strategy: Putting the User First

Words make all the difference, which is why a cross-organizational content strategy is key in achieving strategic objectives. At this IABC Ottawa event, well-respected content strategists from Ottawa will discuss best practices for putting together a content strategy that produces real results with the user experience in mind. These content strategy experts will share successes and challenges in producing accessible …

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 …