Influence And Power

  • 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!)

    … started today. You’re wrong. What many of you don’t know about me is I have also built another little brand from scratch, in an entirely new industry. My new venture @shortofheight is a personal brand built through Instagram and my blog. I share fashion tips for short men like me (I’m 5’4″). Bear in mind that when I started, I was neither…

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  • Why we create crap content: We’re afraid

    … or a tweet from “an influencer.” This dynamic came home to me in a very personal way the other day when somebody told me, “It’s not easy questioning an influencer like you.” Why? Who am I to you? If you took a stand against me or another “influencer,” wouldn’t the world be a better for it? Wouldn’t YOU be better for the debate and the fact that people…

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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

    …. These trends will be forcing dramatic change: Information density — You have undoubtedly seen the dizzying statistics about the amount of content flooding the web. Finding an unsaturated niche is becoming more difficult and competing in a successful way will be more expensive. That is the fundamental idea behind the concept of Content Shock…

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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

    … is getting narrower. Content marketing is getting more expensive due to Content Shock. That promotional money has to go somewhere, and I think it will continue to be channeled to powerful online influencers. The influence frenzy is driving some pretty crazy money. One article documented how a 26-year-old quit her job to do Snapchat for brands full-time…

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  • Pulling our pants down: Personal branding with Chris Brogan

    …. Ready to rock this? Here’s Chris: If you can’t see this video in your stream, you can view it here on YouTube: Personal branding with Chris Brogan The post Pulling our pants down: Personal branding with Chris Brogan appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Marketing: New architects of the customer experience? A lesson in the remarkable marketing power of reciprocity Three YouTube stars share their intimate personal branding lessons …

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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

    … to publish content has democratized influence, creating a new class of “citizen influencers” who hold great power over their loyal audiences. The halls of online influence aren’t on Wall Street or Downing Street or Madison Avenue. It’s in a café in Berlin. It’s in a college classroom in Wisconsin. It could even be in the chair you’re sitting…

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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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  • The seedy underbelly of advocate marketing

    … Advocate marketing is getting a bit … prickly. While there are undoubtedly some wonderful programs out there, and many brands are doing it well, there is a rising tide of weird stuff going on in the influencer space, as we explore on the latest episode of The Marketing Companion. The ability for anybody to publish content and gain an active…

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  • The Best Way to Measure Thought Leadership

    … measurement around those outcomes. So what will happen? Your business will grow. It is the ultimate outcome, but it is impacted by far too many things to be the metric for one program or initiative. More people will come to you, looking to hire you (or looking to work for you). This is closer, but it is still too broad. People will want…

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