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Influencers! Must read > New Facebook guidelines for branded content

Janet Fouts

An influencer must have a verified Facebook page and tag the marketer's page in any post that mentions a third party brand, product, or sponsor. Facebook Social Media Networks Social Media Tips and Tricks Content Marketing Facebook ads influencer outreach

Facebook Unveils Resources for Business Influencers

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Monday released a bundle of resources for business influencers , highlighted by its Business Influencer Guide. And the guide touches on getting started, building a presence, developing an audience, key features and tools, Instagram, content ideas and Facebook Media.

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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.

Influence Met Transparency with @Kred

Unspoken

Kred is measurable Influence with 2 metrics: Influence: Ability to drive action: reply, retweet (RT) & new. Influence is on a scale from 1 – 1000 and measures how you inspire others to drive action. We all have influence – Community Influence.

Influencer Marketing: How to Co-Create Content with Top Industry Influencers

Pam Moore

One way you can gain immediate traction and competitive advantage is to work with influencers in your industry or niche to create partnered content with them. The same study also found that 86% of marketers use influencer marketing as part of their content strategy. Times are changing.

How to Find Social Media Influencers with Ease

agora pulse

You have probably heard of influencer marketing, and may even know it can be beneficial to your business. 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. Facebook Groups.

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.

Paradox of Online Influence

Unspoken

I spend my time analyzing the world of social media influence and helping clients use it effectively to achieve their marketing and communications goals. I’ve noticed that a hotly-debated topic in the digital world is online influence. A huge myth is forming which says that online popularity equals online influence. Based on this myth, tools which purport to measure online influence are popping up like mushrooms on a rainy day.

How to Identify Your Social Media Influencers

Sprout Social

If you hang around a social media marketer long enough, you’re bound to hear the term social media influencers tossed around in conversation. Social media influencers are the bread and butter to marketing strategies and help brands build valuable relationships on social media platforms.

Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions

Ari Herzog

These are influencers, entrepreneurs, and business advisers. Because they follow so many, and because most of who they follow are reciprocal followers, these seven people can influence awareness. How do you know if you are following one too many people on Twitter?

Why Influencer Marketing is Creating Huge Returns for Businesses

Convince & Convert

Businesses are making a strong return from influencer marketing, generating $6.50 in revenue for each $1 spent, according to the latest poll from influencer marketplace Tomoson. Influencer Marketing Delivers a Strong ROI. Marketers Get Best Results from Blogs and Facebook.

Two Cheers for Facebook’s Celebrity Influencer Crackdown

SocialTimes Facebook

When the Federal Trade Commission began cracking down on influencer marketing earlier this year , it was clear that the practice had hit the big-time. More proof that 2016 was a breakthrough year for influencer marketing? Facebook is taking notice, as well. In other words, if Shakira wants to blast a sponsored message about Activia to her 104 million Facebook fans, she’ll have to clearly disclose her financial relationship with Activia. Facebook taketh away.

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Salorix Launches AI-Powered Predictive Influencer Marketing And Social Media Management Platform

The Realtime Report

Amplfy goes way beyond using a one-dimensional Klout score to rank influencers. It even goes beyond what contextual influence scoring tools like Appinions can do. Focus on Conversations, not Influencers. Amply does not score influencers, it scores conversations.

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? How do you know if you are doing influencer marketing right? Step 1: Identify Influencers.

Why Marketers Need to Rethink Influencer Targeting

Convince & Convert

Leading the push in this brave new world of quantifiable, and thus accountable, social media has been the renewed emphasis on influencer marketing. In a lot of ways, influencer marketing has just become a numbers game, the equivalent of link-baiting or SEO.

Getting Started With Influencer Marketing? Traackr’s Got You Covered

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re planning on getting started with influencer marketing this year (and not a moment too late, we’re already into Q2), you’re not alone. And here at WUL, we are dedicating this entire month to influencer marketing.

Paradox of Online Influence

Unspoken

I spend my time analyzing the world of social media influence and helping clients use it effectively to achieve their marketing and communications goals. I’ve noticed that a hotly-debated topic in the digital world is online influence. A huge myth is forming which says that online popularity equals online influence. Based on this myth, tools which purport to measure online influence are popping up like mushrooms on a rainy day.

Blogs Influence Consumer Spending More Than Social Networks

Pamorama

Blogging breeds community, where influence is born. Blogging Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Networking Consumer Spending Facebook Influencer Marketing Twitter

Influencer Marketing 101: Definitions, Benefits and Success Tips in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

There is no doubt influencer marketing is a powerful way to zoom your social media and business success online. According to TapInfluence, Influencer marketing content delivers 11X higher ROI than traditional forms of digital marketing. Definition of influencer marketing.

Influence is Not a Number

Waxing UnLyrical

But if Klout is going to bill itself as “the standard for online influence,&# it’s got to do more than score people based on how frenetically active they are on Twitter and Facebook. Influence is not a number. Here I go again: Klout does not equal Clout.

Social Media Influencers vs Brand Advocates: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

How should you approach influencers and advocates on social media? INFLUENCERS VS BRAND ADVOCATES & WHY INFLUENCER OUTREACH IS OVERRATED. Why Online Influencer Outreach is Overrated and How to Fix It. Influencers and Brand Advocates.

Manipulating Influence Scores Makes No Sense at All

Unspoken

Many suggest that you need to get as many people as possible to retweet your tweets, share and comment on your posts, like and comment on as many Facebook posts as possible, and to get more followers. I don’t know where people are getting the idea that a high Klout score or ‘level of influence’ alone will make them stand out in the crowd. One thing some people need to understand is that real influence cannot be bought or manipulated.

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy needs to be an essential focus, and with influencer marketing now becoming a staple, huge opportunities exist for brands that invest at the intersection of these two complementary approaches.

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How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As information flow is infinite, many find that it is of utmost importance to capture the attention of the select few who serve as influencers — these are the people who can actually stop their followers in their tracks to help spread your message.

10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence

Pamorama

Social influence occurs when a person’s thoughts, feelings, or actions are affected by others. Essentially, influence is the art of persuasion — the ability to cause a change in mindset or actions so someone thinks or behaves in a certain way.

Why Klout Doesn’t Measure True Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

They are on the front lines of the Wild West of determining influence, and who is doing that influencing, online. You just read Why Klout Doesn’t Measure True Influence , originally posted on Waxing UnLyrical , published by Shonali Burke.

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Identifying, Understanding and Influencing Social Media Users [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

In their research brief “Staring at the Sun: Identifying, Understanding and Influencing Social Media Users” , Aimia has developed a segmentation model describing six distinct US social media personas which may be useful for all marketers involved in a brand’s social presence.

Top 11 Influencer-Recommended Books in Facebook’s #ReadToLead Campaign (Infographic)

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook’s #ReadToLead campaign may be able to help. According to Mullaney and Manning, 62 global influencers shared recommendations for a total of 231 books, and the 11 most recommended books of the year were: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind, by Yuval Noah Harari.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Tamara Littleton

Social Media Citizens

You can follow Tamara on Twitter , Linkedin or Facebook. G: How would you define a social media “influencer”? T: An influencer is someone who has a voice on social media and who other people listen to and respect. G: How do you measure the influence?

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. My Twitter feed is filled with beggars spamming links to apps and software that they are confident will take over Facebook in the next 30 days.

How the Majority Illusion Can Supercharge Your Influence Marketing

Convince & Convert

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that 44 percent of Facebook users like content posted by their friends at least once a day, and nearly a third do so several times per day. It also emphasizes why more brands are turning toward influencer outreach.

14 step bare-bones guide to influencer outreach

Janet Fouts

Lots of people will tell you ”Social Media Influencers” are the key to social media marketing but what does that really mean? Is influence based on number of connections? Create a first draft list of influencers who are posting consistently relevant information.

Influencer Marketing Just Hit the Big Time

Convince & Convert

Using content created by influencers to reach new audiences and boost trust. But now the third category – Influencer Marketing – is accelerating in importance and investment. Twitter Just Got Serious About Influencer Marketing.

Influencer Marketing: Interview With Danica Kombol

Diva Marketing Blog

an extra special interview on a topic that is sizzlin' hot -- Influencer Marketing with Danica Kombol founder of Everywhere Agency. Seems you can't turn a corner in the digital world without bumping up against an influencer marketing post or campaign.

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.

Those Who Influence Me ~ Merry Christmas

Unspoken

We talk a lot about what it means to be influential and often focus on the scientific and business aspects of influence as they apply to the internet and social media. But at this time of year we need to take some time to put that logical reasoning aside, look at who influences us personally, and think about what that means for us in the coming year. Sometimes we are influenced by those who are touched by tragedy. Related posts: YOU Are The Influence.

Monday Roundup: Personality, PR, and Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Why influencer marketing works, and the new direction its taking. How to Maximize the Symbiotic Relationship Between PR and Influencer. You just have a big audience,” says Sally Falkow in this Influence Pros Podcast with Heidi Sullivan and Todd Cameron.

The Fight for the Future of Influencer Analytics

Convince & Convert

Big news last week as Klout announced a significant overhaul of its influencer identification platform. The first forays into trying to account for offline influence, using Wikipedia pages and mentions as an important signal (since they are harder to fake and game than most social media).

Want to Identify Online Influencers? Try Traackr

Waxing UnLyrical

Seeing as how hot a topic “influence&# is , we’d ping each other every now and again, and I started getting curious about Traackr. Given how much discussion there is around who an influencer is, how to identify them, influencer scores, yada yada, here is the main reason I’ve become a huge fan of Traackr: With Traackr, it’s not about numbers, or how much you talk to someone on Twitter all day. Traackr won’t give you an “influencer score.&#

Instagram Influencer Best Practices from Under Armour

Simply Measured

Under Armour has established a strong presence across all major social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest. Let see how Under Armour is using celebrity influencers on Instagram, and what other brands can learn from them.