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 …

Here's How Facebook Has Reduced the Need to Pay PR

Here’s How Facebook Has Reduced the Need to Pay PR

Talk to any public relations (PR) professional and they’ll admit that the advent of digital marketing and social media has changed their industry. Some will say they’ve adapted. And I truly believe that some have. But not all. Some still don’t fully understand this new form of marketing, in particular Facebook as a social media and advertising platform, from the client’s perspective. Without understanding …

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 …

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 …

How To Do Influencer Marketing Campaigns That Really Work

How To Do Influencer Marketing Campaigns That Really Work

Years ago, a company called General Mills hit upon a marketing tool that catapulted a boring breakfast cereal, Wheaties, into a major revenue machine. They began to call it the “breakfast of champions” and featured famous athletes on its boxes – product endorsers who were idolized by every kid. This was “influencer marketing” at its finest. Obviously, “influencer marketing” has …

7 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for PR

7 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for PR

There are many ways to use social media in your PR strategies. Whether or not you write press releases is not the key focus. The purpose of PR is to have as much positive coverage on your company as possible and as often as possible. With social media being ubiquitously used among consumers, it can be a crucial component in …

How to Create Content That Keeps Earning Links (Even After You Stop Promoting It)

How to Create Content That Keeps Earning Links (Even After You Stop Promoting It)

Do your link building results look something like this? Everyone talks about the long-term benefits of using content marketing as part of a link building strategy. But without the right type of content, your experience may be that you stop earning links as soon as you stop doing outreach. In this sense, you have to keep putting gas in the …

Why Aren't Brands Embracing B2B Influencer Marketing?

Why Aren’t Brands Embracing B2B Influencer Marketing?

Here’s an interesting statistic: 94% of brand marketers who used influencer marketing believe it’s effective. That’s pretty impressive and shows there’s probably something to this marketing tactic. This data comes from an Adweek article citing a survey of 170 CPG, retail, media, and agency marketers. But here’s the problem: where’s the data about whether or not influencer marketing works for …

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 …

10 Important Tips for Entrepreneurs to Improve Personal Branding

10 Important Tips for Entrepreneurs to Improve Personal Branding

From hiring a professional to meeting new people for business, personal branding has become a necessity for entrepreneurs to stand out of the crowd and achieve more. Being an entrepreneur, it becomes important to invest time and effort in building a personal brand. However, if you don’t do so, competitors will take advantage and increase their brand value, which may …