Influence And Power

    • 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, and undoubtedly, this has come true.

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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

    … 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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  • 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!)

    … 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. Today, I’ve been featured in websites…

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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

    … 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

    … at that time had a person or department looking after influencer outreach. How did they determine who was an influencer? I pressed the head of one agency to reveal their secret formula and here it is: Klout. In fact, most agencies are still using Klout with a little sugar on top. That’s right. After all these years most influencers are still determined…

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  • Pulling our pants down: Personal branding with Chris Brogan

    … this fact than Chris Brogan. I had the pleasure of having an amazing conversation with Chris about the current state of personal branding on the web. You will not want to miss this, but to tantalize you, here are a few highlights of the conversation: The philosophy of giving everything away and the power of never holding back. “A hundred percent…

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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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