Leveraging Internal and External Social Influence [Infographic]

Posted on May 10th 2012

Leveraging Internal and External Social Influence [Infographic]

With 90 percent of purchases subject to social influence, it's no surprise that savvy marketers are looking to leverage social influencers to increase sales and awareness. Influence is the single most effective and most enduring marketing asset. To help shed some light on the subject, our latest white paper, the 3 Keys to Influence: Understanding and Leveraging Social Capital gives marketers a framework for maximizing their social influence strategy by specifically, outlining steps to leverage both internal and external brand advocates. Here’s an infographic we put together to give you some key insights from the white paper.

 

 

 
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Mike Lewis

About me? That’s easy… I’m a Father/Husband, Son/Brother, Friend, Coach, Advocate, Sports fan, Author, Executive… In that order. If you are interested in what I do for work I’m an entrepreneur and marketing guy at heart. I speak at around 20 or so conferences a year, authored “Stand Out Social Marketing” (published through McGraw Hill), am active on Twitter (@bostonmike) and blog at StandOutSocialMarketing.com, Social Media Today, Socialnomics, The Customer Collective, Business to Community, BostInno and others. I work with brands to help implement social media as part of their marketing mix and define marketing, demand generation and communication strategies that incorporate multiple new media channels. Reach out anytime at lewis_mich@yahoo.com (GO SOX!)

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Comments

Thanks for creating and sharing this great infographic. I especially like that you recognized the importanance of internal social influence. In fact, I think internal social influence goes beyond just being a metric for brand advocacy and is equally important for identifying emergent leaders and even the effectiveness of various positions within an organization. More detail in this morning's blog post http://bit.ly/JsG1VD  I know this is a controversial topic and respect all opinions.