Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

This is where influencer marketing comes to the rescue. Loosely defined as a marketing strategy involving influencers to impact buyer decisions and boost a brand’s visibility by using their online personality and popularity, influencer marketing has many takers.

Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions

Ari Herzog

How do you know if you are following one too many people on Twitter? What Twitter tools do you use to manage your relationships; and does the tool matter? I asked these questions to seven Twitter users who collectively follow 2.3 Twitter lists are like Google+ circles.

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Three Influencer Marketing Secrets to Drive Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

Because of this aversion to ads, using influencers to sell products has become all the rage. Or perhaps you’re looking for new ways to get influencers engaged. Look for mid-level influencers; don’t just target the biggest names in your industry. Guest post by Tim Brown.

How to Find Influencers on Twitter

Razor Social

Who are the key influencers in your industry on Twitter that you need to connect with? By identifying and building relationships with influencers you will have many benefits – Get your content shared, form partnerships, generate business and much more. Find the influencers!

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.

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 .

How To Use Influencer Marketing To Launch A New Product

The Realtime Report

If 2012 was the year influencer marketing emerged on the social media marketing scene, 2013 will bring more structure, best practices and better frameworks for leveraging online influencers across marketing initiatives. This is a guest post by Evy Wilkins, VP of Marketing at Traackr.

Avoid These 7 Rookie Influencer Marketing Mistakes

agora pulse

Influencer marketing takes many shapes, from sponsored blog posts all the way to product placement in Instagram shots and YouTube videos. The influencer promotes specific products or services to their audience. Not doing your research on the influencer.

Mind the Most Important Influencer: You

Waxing UnLyrical

As PR professionals, our best thinking is spent targeting influencer groups with proactive engagement strategies, educating key audiences and moving them out of indifference to a product, service or issue. Learn more about KEENAN PR ’s workshops and coaching or follow her on Twitter.

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.

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.

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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3 Inherent Influencer Benefits From Twitter’s New Updates

SocialTimes Twitter

Tweets may be sweet for influencers already, but these microblog posts are about to become even more viable for sharing messages and content thanks to new system updates. Twitter announced in May that changes were on the way regarding how users met the 140-character limit. So what do these changes look like, and how do they affect the way users—particularly brands and influencers—interact on Twitter?

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.

Clout vs. Klout – Or the Real Meaning of Social Influence

Unspoken

I've done some reading lately which has brought together and focused my theory of marketing through online influencers. Awareness Networks published a white paper entitled “3 Keys to Influence: Understanding and Leveraging Influence.” ” They report several strong reasons why marketers should seek social media influence: 90% of purchases are subject to social influence. Related posts: Influence Met Transparency with @Kred.

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Influencer Marketing: The Simple 3 Step Process for Finding the Perfect Influencer

Talkwalker SM

This in essence is the reason why influencer marketing and finding the right influencer is so important for companies in the age of social media. Relevance – Finding the Most Relevant Influencers. So how could they go about finding the top influencers for their US campaign?

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.

What Is Influencer Marketing?

Simply Measured

Influencer Marketing is a subset of digital marketing in which a brand partners with a popular social and web personality to expand the brand’s reach and credibility with a targeted audience. The partnership between the brand and the influencer may include monetary compensation.

TweetLevel’s New Influence Measurement Tool Delivers Far More Than A Score

The Realtime Report

Influence without context is irrelevant,” says the new TweetLevel how to page , and anyone who has followed my rants and reports on influence measurement knows that is music to my ears. Influence: How Information Flows Between People.

How Influence Marketing Differs from Celebrity Endorsement

Convince & Convert

Justin Bieber got another chance to show his unclothed body to the world when Calvin Klein included him in a campaign that boosted pictures of celebrities wearing their products on twitter with the hashtag in #mycalvins. Image via Twitter. What Is Influence Marketing?

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. Influencer Marketing Growing Faster than Organic Search.

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

The Realtime Report

million times a month , and that’s just on Twitter. 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.

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.

6 Influencer Marketing Strategies to Boost End-of-Year Sales

Convince & Convert

This stat hit home so hard when I read it the other day: Close to 75% of influencers don’t feel valued by marketers. Surprise your happiest consumers, brand fans, and influencers who have been loyal throughout the year. Create a Program for Top-Performing Influencers.

Why engaging influencers is even more important given recent Twitter research

Akamai Marketing

I recently read an article by Tom Webster about the fact that measuring social media is limited largely by the fact that most data comes from Twitter rather than Facebook. Influencers Kout Opinion Peer Index Study social media advice influencers Klout marketing Twitter

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

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.

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. 40,000 Twitter followers may look tempting, but don’t overlook your own satisfied customers, your genuine Brand Advocates.

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. Because she and I don’t spend a lot of time gabbing with each other on Twitter.

Leverage the Difference Between Online Influence and Popularity to Your Advantage

Unspoken

Altimeter Group just released “ The Rise of Digital Influence , A How-To Guide for Businesses to Spark Desirable Effects and Outcomes Through Social Media Influence.” ” This report by Principal Analyst Brian Solis caught my attention because of my focus on spotlighting the differences between online influence and online popularity. As my blog readers know, I always argue that popularity is not influence and vice versa. Turn That Influence Into Action.

What Twitter Moments Means for Small Businesses

SocialTimes Twitter

A little more than one year ago, Twitter announced a new feature: Moments. At that time, the new feature was to be curated by a team at Twitter, as well as some big-name partners such as Entertainment Weekly , Fox News , NASA and BuzzFeed. What are Twitter Moments?

5 Ways Influencers Can Change Your Twitter Results

agora pulse

In a recent blog post by Twitter the writer shared the amazing statistic that “40% of Twitter users say they’ve made a purchase as a direct result of an influencer.” But the importance of finding influencers does not stop with making more sales.

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.

Manipulating Influence Scores Makes No Sense at All

Unspoken

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. Even if a person manages to drastically increase their influence level through manipulation, and are lucky enough to garner themselves a public appearance, the audience will sooner or later discover there is no substance to the person. Influence is simply earned throughout your life, work, dedication and achievements.

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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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.

Seven truths about online influence

SocialFish

With all this talk about influence metrics , here’s my take on what I think you should pay attention to when looking for influencers in your open community. Influence has to do with relationships between people – both online and offline.

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.