Kristen Matthews is a writer and content marketer based out of Boulder Colorado. She enjoys life through adventure and creativity. You can contact her for any writing requests or collaboration ideas at [email protected] and follow her @KristenWords or @GroupHigh
Consumers are skeptical and disengaged when traditional advertisement gets placed in front of them yet everyone is thirsty for sincere product reviews and opinions. At the same time, brands are trying to determine if paying influencers for posts is an ethical and effective way to score brand lift.
I don’t know about you, but my most successful marketing strategies have been creative, slightly outside the norm and inspired by some really cool marketers. So, since marketing can drain the energy levels with a neediness for constant creativity, I have found a few ways to make sure my marketing always has that “spark,” even when I’m not feeling especially sparkly or creative.
So you've implemented a blogger outreach program and you're working with YouTube influencers to have them say cool things about your brand. Now what? Having those earned mentionsfloating around the blogosphere and across social are fantastic, but let’s face it, we could all do a better job of making the most out of our earned media and user generated content (UGC). Here's some tips on maximizing earned media.
Opt-in friendly: One of the most overlooked but most engaging aspect of building an ambassador network is having a strategy in place that allows fans to “opt-in” to your influencer network. In the form of a blogger network and other social presences , brands all over are seeing huge success by implementing programs where influencers apply to be part of it.