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January 21, 2016
Musician David Bowie had a profound influence on fashion. In this post, Candida McCollum examines that influence and the part Bowie played in the wider culture of fashion and accepted practices.
David Bowie – Fashion Chameleon and Influencer | Social Media Today
November 02, 2015
Of all the influencer marketing techniques, giveaway campaigns are the most mutually beneficial for both advertisers and influencers. On the brand side, they can almost guarantee substantial growth in social following and engagement by making social actions such as “follow,” “like” and “comment” prerequisites for entering the sweepstakes. This is in addition to the obvious benefits in awareness and affinity brands gain from highly-creative influencer content.
June 24, 2015
General consensus seems to be that more followers is better. One of the big stories on Time the other day was " Caitlyn Jenner Reaches 1 Million Twitter Followers Faster Than @POTUS ". Who wouldn't want 1 million Twitter followers? It seems like a great way to be able to reach more people and influence them. It turns out that just because you have a substantial following, doesn't mean you can readily convert that following into a substantial impact.
June 22, 2015
For years we heard "this is the year of mobile." This is the year for employee advocacy.We spent years getting fans and likes on our brands' Facebook pages to build relationships and share content. Facebook has turned into an advertising play so a workaround is needed. That workaround is employee advocacy.
June 11, 2015
Klout is no longer just about measuring influence.
klout business
May 13, 2015
In the past week, I’ve felt the power of the influence shifting in the social business marketplace. It seems that most brands have figured out that it’s more authentic, genuine, and real to partner with an influencer than to run more social media advertising. I’ve literally had 4 different brands reach out to partner on Twitter & Instagram with content, and they want me to feel rewarded for sharing their awesome content. It’s a new strategy to really deliver to the social media audiences based on the niche of the influencer.
May 09, 2015
With the majority of us struggling to produce online video content that garners views in the hundreds or occasionally thousands, perhaps we can learn something from those who regularly earn millions. Combining schoolyard humor with glaring transparency, abject goofiness with disarming relatability, these YouTubers have found a way to tap into the collective Zeitgeist of their audience to deliver content that is both enjoyed and valued; by doing so, they create real and lasting influence. Moreover, they’ve managed to build this influence organically by activating both their own and their audience’s passions, all while entertaining and educating.
May 06, 2015
“Vanity Metrics” is a term that’s ruling (and rocking) the influencer marketing space right now. The term refers to any form of followers or engagement that have been purchased to boost one’s perceived clout or influence. In other words, you can literally buy your way to social media stardom with the click of a ‘BUY NOW’ button.
Vanity metrics in influencer marketing
May 05, 2015
As a B2B marketer, you probably spend most of your time on direct marketing activities like lead generation programs, content creation and trade shows. But there is a key aspect that many B2B marketers ignore – influencer marketing. Rather than marketing directly to your customers, influencer marketing means creating relationships with thought leaders, who in turn influence your customers. Done well, this is an incredibly powerful marketing strategy, since you are in effect recruiting industry experts that your customers trust.
B2B conference
April 10, 2015
This week I had the pleasure to interview one of the top 50 social marketing/content marketing influencers in the world! We had a lively conversation about marketing and how it’s been completely resurrected with social, and how it’s still just the beginning! One of the most passionate and interesting moments happened when we were talking about an epic moment in time where social marketing truly changed their lives! We started to talk about the power of content, and how it can lead to creating the influence we’ve always dreamed about, and aspired to attain.