Stop Chasing the Glittery Disco Ball of Influencers: Consider Micro Influencers

Waxing UnLyrical

On the marketing dance floor, influencer marketing is all the craze-because it works. In fact, 58 percent of brands have seen improved brand awareness and perception from influencer marketing campaigns. Influencer Dance Definitions.

Influencer Engagement: Finding a Fit

Waxing UnLyrical

Influence by definition means the capacity to have an effect on the character, development or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. Blurred Lines between Influencers and Brands. Forbes has found that today’s marketing strategies place a strong emphasis on influencers.

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.

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. Now B2B marketing? B2B influencers?

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Monday Roundup: Influencer Relationships

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s all the rage these days: influencer relationships are becoming more and more intertwined with PR endeavors. And that’s because influencer-led content can often reach your desired audience in a more meaningful way than traditional media efforts.

Influencer marketing goes mainstream

Sherrilynne Starkie

Influencer marketing is nothing new. PR pros have been building positive relationships with influencers since the dawn of the profession. What has changed is the definition of what, or who, an influencer is. Instagram influencer marketing.

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!

Monday Roundup: Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re not already leveraging the power of influencer marketing for your campaigns, you’re missing out. In the meantime, let’s see what they and several past #measurePR guests have had to say about influencer marketing in this week’s roundup.

Influencer Marketing for Small Business: 7 Steps to Finding the Right Influencers (+ Free Templates!)

Later

When it comes to growing your business on Instagram, influencer marketing has proven to be a huge growth asset. We have a complete Influencer Campaign Kit for Small Businesses that includes free worksheets, checklists and email templates for you to use every step of the way: .

Leveraging LinkedIn Influencers to Boost your Company Profile and Brand

Devumi

One group of professionals that you definitely want to attract on LinkedIn are influencers. Find out how you can reach out to and take advantage of LinkedIn influencers to grow your brand today. What are LinkedIn influencers LinkedIn describes its […].

11 Criteria for Comparing Influencer Marketing Proposals

Ignite Social Media

You’re looking for help with an influencer marketing campaign , so you’ve decided to outsource the program to a company that does it all the time. They both seem great, so how do you compare influencer marketing proposals to ensure you get the best fit?

How to Repurpose Influencer Content for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to asking whether or not your brand should be repurposing its influencer-generated content – there’s really no question about it. Consider Influencer Marketing First. Has your brand considered taking influencer marketing one step further?

Influencer Marketing During the Holiday Season

Ignite Social Media

Influencer marketing during the holiday season can be a great idea for brands. Every so often though I think to myself, self, what do influencers really want? Keeping engaged with your influencers is a great idea and an even better idea is reaching out to them every so often just to keep a pulse on what they are looking for in brand relationships. Influencers have families also. Keep in mind though that like us, they are busy too.

7 Pillars of Solid Influencer Marketing Programs

Waxing UnLyrical

As more and more brands jump on the influencer marketing bandwagon, how they structure influencer programs and communications is becoming increasingly important. What exactly is it you want influencers to do? Designate a point person for influencer communications.

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.

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.

Why Marketers Need to Rethink Influencer Targeting

Convince & Convert

As companies have built out their social media teams, the tools those teams use mature, and best practices have been honed. Likewise, social marketers are expanding the possibilities of what can be achieved. Are those retweets actually converting new customers for your company?

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. This white hot channel is not only the talk of the town—it’s showing its staying power with results marketers only dream of. These influencers have built an audience from scratch.

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 .

The Many Faces of Digital Influence

Direct Marketing Observations

I’ve been in the search and social media space long enough to know that without a doubt the two most vexing topics year in and year out are how best to leverage a brands presence in social media and how to engage with influencers. In my opinion, influence in social can have many faces.

The Many Faces of Social Influence

Direct Marketing Observations

I’ve been in the social media space for over 10 years now and without a doubt the two most vexing topics year in and year out are how best to leverage a brands presence in social media and how to engage with influencers. In my opinion, influence in social can have many faces.

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.

The ROI of Influencer Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of The ROI of Influencer Marketing. We discussed ideas and tips from finding influencers for your brand to calculating ROI on your program.

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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.

The Best Teachers for Influence Marketing

Convince & Convert

70% of companies will create more content this year (according to Content Marketing Institute). Consumers trust recommendations from real people overwhelmingly more than they trust advertising from companies (according to Nielsen, and others).

Influicity Introduces YouTube Influencer Marketplace

The Realtime Report

Influicity is set to unveil a “first-to-market” platform that allows marketers to efficiently search and connect with YouTube influencers. Influicity’s search page, where clients can select their influencer search filters from the menus on the left.

Digital Marketing Trends to Watch in 2019

Webbiquity SMM

And this percentage is growing with every passing year, which means digital marketing should be at the forefront of any promotional strategy because it is universal, affordable, and will only grow in importance. Influencer Marketing Going Micro. Guest post by David Gutierrez.

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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. State of affairs: The influencer marketing landscape.

The Three Word Shortcut to Great Influencer Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Recently I’ve been getting a lot of pitches from companies wanting to “leverage” my “influence.” ” That’s not surprising, since “influencer marketing” is the buzzword du jour. There isn’t one.

The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity SMM

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? This piece compiles and analyzes the predictions of more than 100 B2B marketing professionals as published in 10 highly-ranked posts over the past month (best!). Here we go… Content Marketing Trends. But for B2B marketers?

Amplify Your Content Strategy with Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

Most of us are familiar with the concept of influencer marketing, i.e., marketing to a select group of individuals — such as journalists, bloggers, consultants, or industry analysts — who influence your buyers’ decisions. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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#3: UGC Will be King Across all Marketing Channels.

Command Attention by Telling Your Company’s Story

Waxing UnLyrical

Every company, every organization, every person, needs to do a better job telling their story. That goes for agencies and companies, big brands and boutiques, nonprofits and associations — even government entities. and make the company itself the character. The company itself?

The 5 Elements Of Successful Influencer Marketing Programs

The Realtime Report

Businesses have always understood that word-of-mouth marketing is one of the most powerful ways to shape opinions and drive awareness, preference and sales. “Influencer marketing” is simply the new, fancy way to describe word-of-mouth. Showcase their influence.

Influencer Marketing 101

Koka Sexton

Influencer marketing , (also Influence Marketing ) is a form of marketing that has emerged from a variety of recent practices and studies, in which focus is placed on specific key individuals (or types of individual) rather than the target market as a whole.

How Much Does Social Media Influencer Marketing Cost?

Buffer Social

Do you know how much an influencer marketing campaign costs? Or how much you should be paying an influencer? While there isn’t a clearcut answer to this question, there are some guidelines used by marketers, agencies, and influencers themselves.

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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. Influencer Travel Partnerships.

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Influencer Marketing – Owned or Earned?

Proactive Report

Influencer marketing is no longer some edgy new technique.According to an eMarketer study 86 percent of marketers used this strategy in the last year and most marketers are looking to double their investment in 2017. for every $1 invested in influencer marketing.

Influencer Marketing: Social Media Participation Tips

Meltwater

Sharing on social media in support of your company or brand can halt even the… Read More.

Influencer Marketing Just Hit the Big Time

Convince & Convert

As a consequence, companies are making three key changes to their marketing approach: 1. Adoption of marketing technology to makes it financially and operationally viable to message in a hyper-targeted, 1-to-1 fashion, eschewing reach for relevance.

Four Ways PR Can Support Event Marketing

Meltwater

Event marketing is on the rise.A recent report by event software company Bizzabo says 85 percent of marketers cite event production as “essential” to their marketing strategies, while 41 percent… Read More >>>.

Tips To Build Social Presence and Influence

The Realtime Report

Tips To Build Social Presence and Influence. Presence decides purpose and influence decides power. If you’re talking about brands, products and companies, do your homework and learn as much as you can about what you’re writing on. Take care and be a good social media influencer.