Influence And Power

    • Drones, Bots and AI oh my. SXSW highlights

      By Mark Schaefer Each year I look forward to attending the annual SXSW conference to push my brain in some new directions. This is my eighth SXSW and to me, this is the most exciting place in the world featuring all the coolest breakthrough thinkers in media, publishing, technology, and marketing convening in one big Austin Texas madhouse.

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  • 10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing

    … and at the top of the list is branding. Creating an emotional connection with customers that encourages them to seek us out amid all that noise is more important than ever. 9) Influence marketing I just returned from a conference where I facilitated round table discussions among some of the nation’s top CMOs. It seemed that no matter the topic…

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  • Surprise! It’s not about passion. Five lessons on building a huge personal brand

    … By Mark Schaefer I’m proud to announce the official launch of my sixth (and best) book, KNOWN: The handbook for building and unleashing your personal brand in the digital age. At the end of this post, you can download a chapter for free! And you can see a “trailer” for the book here: Click here if you can’t see the KNOWN book trailer…

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  • Why traditional journalism and social influence are blurring

    … in the world. Contact Mark to have him speak to your company event or conference soon. Related Posts Tags: bethany mota, ethics, evergreen, influence marketing, jeff jarvis, journalism and social media, mark schaefer, natalie zfat, streaming video Posted in Influence and Power, Influence marketing, streaming video, Traditional media and advertising, Writing best practices | No Comments » All posts …

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  • How to become an influencer (even if you’re a little guy!)

    … marketing quotes that people tend to abuse and overshare. If you’re thinking of posting quotes, add your story and personality in them. Mix it up with some personal posts of YOU. 5. Be proactive No matter what industry you’re in, you need to be proactive. You need to mingle with other influencers in your industry. The best approach is to leave your…

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  • Why we create crap content: We’re afraid

    … By Mark Schaefer An industry “thought leader” recently characterized me as a “loose cannon.” I found this surprising since this implies there’s a set of standards and expectations that I am not following in a lockstep fashion. His statement pissed me off (momentarily), and I am not easily pissed off. Who is setting these industry expectations…

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  • The true goal of influence: Persuasion

    … We talk a lot about influence, but what is the true goal of influencing? Persuading. While I was far afield in South America for the past few weeks, Tom’s wife Tamsen sat in for me in this episode of The Marketing Companion. Tom and Tamsen talk about the relationship between influence and persuasion, and what it really takes to not only make…

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  • Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about

    …. First the bad news: All this public social data and engagement is going behind a privacy wall. Now the good news: A lot of private information that used to be in text messaging is now in the hands of the Facebook overlords. If they decide to share that data with us, marketing will be revolutionized. This is an enormous shift in how and where…

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  • The reality of online influence and the only thing that matters

    … had to learn the hard way: There is an entirely new paradigm of power in the online world … or what I call the new “equity of influence.” Here’s what I mean. In the carbon-based world of a traditional corporate office job, these are some of the things that help create power and influence: Job title Salary Achievements Number of direct…

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  • A course correction for influence marketing measurement

    … I recently had a great conversation with Pierre-Loic Assayag of Traackr about the state of the nation on influence marketing. I continue to like the way Traackr has moved forward as a “CRM for influence” and Pier-Loic and I talked about how the field needs to evolve. I can’t see any scenario other than influence marketing growing rapidly. One…

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  • Pulling our pants down: Personal branding with Chris Brogan

    … Yes, that is a weird headline and you’re just going to have to go with the flow here for moment to understand it! How do you stand out in a world of overwhelming information density? I’m convinced that branding — and specifically personal branding — is more important than ever. There is no one on the web better prepared to talk about this fact…

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  • An expanded view of influence marketing measurement

    … way to measure anything when it comes to true influence. So WHERE is the power of influence marketing occurring … if it is happening at all? In a recent post, I explained that there are eight benefits of influence marketing: Reach/Awareness (especially when yours is limited) Research (since these people are generally experts in their field…

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  • 8 Practical applications for influence marketing

    …,” he said. “When the brand is being mentioned in a tweet, in a Facebook post, in a blog post, video, or comment, there’s great value to that. We are going out to people who have a huge following and a high degree of influence. “When you do an ROI analysis, the cost per thousand impressions (CPM) I’ve seen is coming in around $1.50 to $3.00. Very…

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  • A lesson in the remarkable marketing power of reciprocity

    … Rod Swanson, the owner of Colonel Mustard’s shop in Highlands, NC demonstrates the results of the power of reciprocity as he packs up my purchases. In my book Return On Influence, I do a deep dive on the changing nature of power on the web. The old ways of accumulating influence through connections, wealth, and a position on an organizational…

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  • Content Shock is here. Now what?

    … mentioned your book Content Code and your blog post on content shock in my media literacy class today. What’s the first thing students do? Google it! One student was reading content shock while I was lecturing, and at one point he interrupts class with, “F#%&! We are screwed” … Which opened a whole new discussion! Are we all screwed…

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