Influence And Power

    • What is your strategy in an era of brand resistance?

      By Mark Schaefer I’ve been working on a few projects and immersing myself in research about changes in consumer behavior. What I’m discovering is that consumer behavior has changed A LOT, and social media has much to do with it. If you’re marketing to consumers the same way you did five years ago, you’re probably falling behind.

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  • Influencer marketing grows up

    … the passionate product advocates in the world, those who were gaining massive audiences through their independent content creation. The cusp of a revolution The world of power and influence was being flipped on its head. The traditional media editors and executives in the corner offices weren’t calling the shots like they used to. We were on the cusp…

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  • Six transformative trends in influencer marketing (is it really marketing?)

    … By Mark Schaefer This month marks the fifth anniversary of the release of Return On Influence, the first book on social influence marketing. It’s hard to believe, but when I wrote that book, few people had even heard of the term “influence marketing.” At the end of the book, I predicted that this would become a mainstream channel…

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  • Unraveling the secrets of B2B influencer marketing

    … By Mark Schaefer It seems like wherever you turn these days there is another mention, post or case study about influencer marketing. Without question this is a real and important trend but it’s really just starting to creep into the B2B space. I recently had a chance to catch up with Andrew Grill, global managing partner at IBM, to discuss…

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  • Can anybody become known? Let’s ask the janitor.

    … Faith McKinney with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence By Faith McKinney, {grow} Community Member I have just listened to the audio version of Mark Schaefer’s book KNOWN: The handbook for building and unleashing your personal brand in the digital age. He begins the book by asking this bold question, “Can anybody become known?” I want to prove…

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  • When Social Media Piranhas Strike

    … and energy into coming after you. So why give them a reason to do it? Role Model, Icon, Celebrity = Influencer Whatever you want to call them, an influencer is a good person to know. They are even better for helping your business or personal brand (influencer marketing as Mark talks about). If they like or know you well enough, they may even promote…

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  • Drones, Bots and AI oh my. SXSW highlights

    …, sensing, reasoning artificial intelligence. AI is coming fast due to three trends: Explosion of available data Massive increase in computational power, including quantum computing Research breakthroughs in machine deep learning Experts believe that sometime between 2045 and 2100 we will have emotional, sentient, super-intelligent robots…

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

    … posts and creating the infographics (which is already happening). We are deep into the first stages of Content Shock and the high level of content competition is weeding out the weakest links. Some companies simply won’t be able to keep up. In my book The Content Code, I articulated the six possible strategies that can overcome Content Shock…

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  • Why traditional journalism and social influence are blurring

    … of people around the world. This sounds like something a journalist would do, right? I once heard Jeff Jarvis, a keen observer about the profession, describe a journalist as “I was there and you were not” … meaning that anybody with a smartphone (or smart drone!) can be a reporter today. I have actually worked as a journalist and was trained…

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

    By Aaron Lee, {grow} Community Member If you’ve never heard of me, hello there! This is @AskAaronLee. Back in 2009, I started a Twitter account because I saw the potential to have a worldwide presence. And I was right. I’ve used Twitter to connect with people, grow a small brand, and became an influencer.

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  • Why we create crap content: We’re afraid

    …. Afraid of standing out. Afraid of rocking the boat. Afraid being criticized. Afraid of not fitting in. Afraid of being a loose cannon. The social media/ content world is one of immense pressure for conformity because we want to fit in so we are invited to speak at an industry conference. Because we want to make a “list,” or gain a mention…

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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

    … courtesy Flickr CC and Balint Foldesi Related Posts Tags: google +, mark schaefer, marketing trends. facebook, Twitter Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Analytics, Content Marketing, Content Shock, Facebook marketing, futurist, Google techologies, Influence and Power, Influence marketing, Mobile marketing, Return On Influence, Social Media best practices, Social Media Strategy, Twitter, YouTube and video | No Comments » All posts …

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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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