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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.
We all know by now that partnering with bloggers is a necessary component to outreach marketing . So now that we’ve got that covered, let’s take it a step further and make sure your earned media from bloggers is actually engaging people. Let’s make sure your earned posts are actually lifting your...
A brand personality type can be anything from eco-conscious to a source for education to trendy. This vibe and human part of a brand is the first thing that consumers connect to. Therefore, in order to promote your initiatives as effectively as possible, a clear message needs to be defined and then emphasized with the influencers you choose to work with.
I’ve seen the following scenario play out over and over again. Marketers make contact with a blogger who is seemingly enthusiastic about posting and working together. They send the blogger a free item but the blogger never posts. Where do you draw the line between being needy or pushy and following up tactfully to score an earned post?