Survey Reveals How Consumers Really Judge Brand Authenticity (and Influencers)

Social Media Today

What types of content drive the most consumer action on social? The team from Stackla recently conducted a survey on the effectiveness of different approaches

Personal Branding: Authenticity vs Transparency – Do You Know the Difference?

Pam Moore

” To understand this, let's first dig into the definition of authenticity and transparency. Authenticity. authentic — adj. not false or copied; genuine; real: an authentic antique. Authenticity does not require same level of transparency with every relationship.

The Most Authentic Voices Come from Social Media Micro-Influencers: Q&A with Alice Bell

Social Media Today

We talk a lot about influencer marketing but we have never tried to look at the business experience from the influencer’s perspective. We sat down with Instagram influencer Alice Bell to learn a little more about her experience building her business

Snapchat – Proof That Simplicity & Authenticity Wins

Mindjumpers

Because of its “in the moment” nature, Snapchat began as a more personal and authentic alternative to Instagram and all its filters. And somehow, the further development of Lenses has been successfully implemented and hasn’t damaged the spontaneous “here and now”, authentic feel – it has combined filters with real-time. On a similar note, influencers also play a large part of the Snapchat community nowadays , especially for brands.

Influencer Marketing: 10 Top Mistakes Brands Make and How to Fix Them

Pam Moore

Influencer marketing is expected to be a $6.5 Influence marketing is helping brands of all sizes big and small engage their dream customers, ignite communities, increase brand awareness and nurture powerful relationships. Influencer marketing is not the same as earned media.

What You Need to Know About Influencer Marketing in 2018: FREE Webinar Nov 30th

Pam Moore

Do you want to tap into the power of influencer marketing but don't know where to start? Or maybe you have tried utilizing influencer marketing only to experience frustration in finding the right influencers, knowing how to engage them and lack of overall business results for your efforts?

Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

I don’t know a marketer out there that would say that influence in social media is not a commodity, if you know how to leverage it. Discussions on influence in social have been around since social began. B2B influencers? Hint: These might be (are) your influencers.

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The 4-1-1 on the (Not So) New Marketing Trend: Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

If you are a communications pro, I don’t need to tell you that influencer marketing is hot and could soon outpace traditional paid media spend. Everyone is jumping on the influencer marketing bandwagon because it’s all the rage, just like every other fly-by-night new trend.

Learn How to Grow Your Business with Micro-Influencer Marketing in this Free Mini-Course

Pam Moore

Do you know the difference between a micro-influencer and an influencer as it relates to business marketing strategies? Did you know that 86% of brands use influencer marketing as a form of content marketing? Here is what you will learn: – Influencer Marketing Trends 2017.

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The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Influencer Marketing

Later

If you’ve ever considered using Instagram influencer marketing for your business, now is the time to start! Adding Instagram influencer marketing into your overall strategy for Instagram can help to increase your brand awareness, grow your follower base, and drive major sales!

Influencer Marketing 101: How to Partner with Influencers to Co-Create Content that Activates Your Ideal Customer

Pam Moore

Influencer Marketing – Breaking Through the Noise. This is exactly what you get when you work with the right influencers. Influencer marketing is one of the fastest ways to ignite your brand, grow community and tap into the power of social media.

5 Unique Ways to Engage Influencers

Ignite Social Media

Following consumer buying trends where social media content has increasingly become an important factor in purchase decisions , more and more brands are turning to influencer marketing as a way to reach engaged audiences. Influencer Marketplace Programs . Influencer Content Campaigns .

Is YouTube Unsubscribing from Influencers?

Ignite Social Media

While this sounds rather simple, sometimes we just need to remind ourselves that it isn’t exactly about the influencer, but about the audience. Step 2: Authenticity is Key. The post Is YouTube Unsubscribing from Influencers?

How to Use Social Media and Influencer Marketing to Launch a New Business, Product or App

Pam Moore

Social media and influencer marketing can help optimize results of your new business, product, service or mobile app launch when done right. Included are solid tips for building an influencer marketing strategy, developing an integrated platform to zoom results and much more.

This is How Much Instagram Influencers Really Cost

Later

In the world of social media and branded partnerships, how much does influencer marketing cost? For businesses looking to grow on social media, particularly Instagram, knowing how much budget to allocate to influencer partnerships can be difficult. In-Kind Influencer Partnerships.

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The Shocking ROI of Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

Four trends are converging to make influencer marketing an increasingly important part of any B2C or B2B marketing program: There is a glut of content being created, and breaking through the noise is more difficult than ever. Influencer Marketing Isn’t New.

What Makes Audiences Trust Your Influence Marketing

Convince & Convert

While once thought of as a fading trend , influence marketing is back and hotter than ever. I’ve worked in influence marketing, working directly with brands looking to connect with their target audience through a trusted source. These influencers have built an audience from scratch.

4 Ways To Lead With Authenticity In Uncertain Times

Twist Image

Here are the four way to lead with authenticity in uncertain times: I See You. All tools of presentation, persuasion, influence and beyond can be (and have been) used for evil. authenticity. influence. There is something that all great leaders do. There is something that all great leaders do that we can all learn from.

Drive authentic connection at scale with a sophisticated listening solution

Sprout Social

Not only does the layout make it easy for the social team to highlight top content, spot trends and find influencers, but beautiful data visualizations and contextual tools, like the Word Cloud, are designed to be approachable for those not familiar with the social space. This post Drive authentic connection at scale with a sophisticated listening solution originally appeared on Sprout Social. “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”

Top 3 Mistakes Brands Make with Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

Influencer marketing—who hasn’t heard of it? When executed correctly, influencer marketing has the ability to reach niche audiences and create a greater impact than traditional advertising methods. Engaging with the Wrong Influencers. Fix It: How to Choose the Right Influencers.

Influencer Marketing – Part 2

Saying It Social

This week, I would like to explore some influencer marketing mediums and platforms. If you have the room and budget to experiment with your marketing communications strategy, why not give your brand some authenticity and exposure to loyal audiences through influencer marketing? The post Influencer Marketing – Part 2 appeared first on.

7 Instagram Influencer Marketing Tips for the Holiday Season

Later

Looking for influencer marketing tips for the holiday season? The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s high time to start planning your Instagram influencer marketing campaign! . Why You Should Use Instagram Influencers This Holiday Season.

How Influence Marketing Differs from Celebrity Endorsement

Convince & Convert

Many marketers are praising this as an expertly executed influence marketing campaign, but really, it’s just celebrity endorsement in SNS wrapping paper. But if you want to make your influencer marketing strategy effective, you really need to know the difference.

How to Balance Ethics and Reality in Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

While ethically any influencer has a responsibility to their audience to disclose a brand relationship, legally the brand is the one who gets in trouble when disclosure is lacking. Tweet @grouphigh and let me know your take on disclosure in influencer marketing.

Are You Doing Influencer Marketing Right?

Firebelly

Influencer Marketing is turning out to be one of those terms that people should pay attention to, especially from a social media standpoint. What is influencer marketing? Basically, amplifying content in a meaningful and authentic way. Step 1: Identify Influencers.

Influencer Marketing – Weighing The Do’s and Don’ts

The Realtime Report

Influencer Marketing – Weighing The Do’s and Don’ts. Influencer marketing has become a go to digital marketing solution. However, influencer marketing has its pros and cons. Do Your Homework Before You Partner With An Influencer.

2019 Influencer Marketing Trends for Brands

Pixlee

Influencer marketing has proven to be one of the most effective forms of connecting with a community. But there are key trends that brands should be aware of if they want to expand success in their influencer marketing strategy in 2019. Instagram Will Remain a Key Influencer Marketing Channel. Also, the platform will continue to be the leading one for brand-influencer collaborations. Trend #4: The Number of Influencers Will Continue to Increase.

Your new target audience: segments of micro-influencers

Audiense

One of the key questions when considering an influencer marketing strategy is whether to count on a single influential figure over a large audience or to have a large group of more modest influencers. Why choose a group of (niche) micro-influencers ? Blog Influencer Marketing

An expert’s guide to influencer marketing

Sprout Social

A decade ago, the influencer marketing arena was limited only to celebrities and a few dedicated bloggers. Now, it seems like we’ve seen influencers rise, saturate the market and even get caught up in fraud. Read on for our tips to determine if influencer marketing is for you.

The 4 Best Influencer Marketing Studies of 2015 (So Far)

Convince & Convert

I read influencer marketing blogs and newsletters every day. Technology Plus Human Eyes Deliver Best Results Two studies were recently released on influencer marketing revealing what makes for successful influencer outreach.

Does Working with Micro Influencers Bring in Big ROI?

agora pulse

Working with influencers is a great way to gain exposure for your brand or business. But can micro influencers really bring in ROI? Let’s break down the benefits of working with micro influencers. What Is A Micro Influencer? How To Find Micro Influencers.

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How to Develop an Authentic eCommerce Brand to Drive Holiday Sales

Pixlee

The holidays are the most important time of year for your eCommerce business—and authenticity is on the top of every consumer’s mind right now. If you want to make an impact this holiday season—and earn the sales to match—develop your authentic eCommerce brand now.

Does Influencer Marketing Work with Baby Boomers?

Pixlee

With brands like Kylie Cosmetics and Fashion Nova leveraging young influencers to skyrocket to enormous valuations overnight, it can sometimes seem like the whole world of social media influence stops with millennials and Generation Z. Choosing the Right Influencers.

How to Share Influencer Posts as Branded Content Ads on Instagram

Later

If you’re looking to get an even bigger ROI on your influencer marketing, you may want to check out Instagram’s new branded content ads! . Announced on Tuesday, the new feature allows businesses to promote organic posts from influencers as feed ads within the app. .

Find and Activate Influencers With Insightpool

Convince & Convert

Chris Hackney talks about Insightpool, the influencer marketing tool that will transform how your brand connects with authentic advocates. Social Media Strategy

Social Media Influencers: How to Find, Evaluate and Work with Social Media Influencers

Razor Social

If you are building out an influencer program, or already have one in place, and you are working (or intend to) work with social media influencers, you need to read this guide. There’s a very good reason why Google trends shows massive growth in search traffic for influencer marketing.

4 Tactics to Influence Brand Loyalty through Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Fortunately for you, we’re here to share with you four essential tactics to influence brand loyalty through social media. Utilizing reputable and relevant influencers is a terrific way to influence your audience to dive even deeper into your brand.

IBM CMO Michelle Peluso Shares Her Top 3 Trends In B2B Influencer Marketing

Forbes Social Media

IBM CMO Michelle Peluso shares her insights on B2B influencer marketing and how she's powering the next generation to understand complex technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and machine learning through authentic and creative content

The Rise of Micro-Influencers: How to Run a Micro-Influencer Campaign

Buffer Social

The interest in influencer marketing has been growing steadily over the past few years and more people are seeking to understand more about it now than ever before. What’s the best way to reach out to influencers? What are micro-influencers?

How to Find Influencers That Are a Fit With Your Business

Buffer Social

Today’s top influencers aren’t just content creators or media buys – they’re both. According to Invesp , influencer marketing can drive 11 times the ROI of traditional digital marketing. Check out the tips below for how to find influencers that are a fit with your business.

3 Steps to Recruit Social Influencers [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

To get in this position, brands can target their communication to social influencers, who will speak in favor of their brand. The infographic shows how to target these untapped influencers in three steps: Finding the right power middle influencer. Reaching out to influencers.

4 Studies on the State of Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

I read influencer marketing blogs and newsletters every day. The Rising Influence of Mom Bloggers. Smart Influencer Vetting Requires a Human Touch. Two studies were recently released on influencer marketing revealing what makes for successful influencer outreach.

How to Partner With Social Media Influencers for the Holidays

Convince & Convert

If you’ve never dabbled in influencer marketing, it can be tricky to get started. Especially with the holidays in full swing, influencers are busier than ever. And when it comes to the rules of influencer marketing , they don’t really exist. Instagram Influencers.