Return On Influence

    • Mark Cuban, the first trillionaire and chatbots on the edge

      By Mark Schaefer To me, SXSW is the most exciting place in the world, featuring all the coolest breakthrough thinkers in media, publishing, technology, and marketing. I did my best to pluck out a few meaningful sessions and here are some interesting highlights I picked up from my trip. This is PART TWO of my report from Austin. You can see my earlier notes here.

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  • What is the role of content marketing in an ad-free world?

    …, influence marketing is an indispensable tactic and one of the hottest trends around. In 2012 I wrote the first book on influence marketing (Return On Influence) and predicted that it would become a mainstream tactic. The reason is simple: Social media has flipped the center of power. Everyone with an opinion and a wifi connection can publish…

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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 disconnect between social media popularity and business effectiveness

    …. Stay centered. Do great work. Be kind to people and help them. Sure, some people fake it, but today anybody, anywhere can also build real influence on the web. And that is such a powerful and amazing opportunity. Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site, executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, and the author of several best…

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  • A course correction for influence marketing measurement

    … business discipline and broader measures into consideration to reap the vast potential benefits of these powerful advocates. If you enjoyed this article, you might benefit from my book Return On Influence, a book the American Library Association characterized as “path-finding.” The post A course correction for influence marketing measurement…

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  • Too much of a good thing? The weird truth about social proof.

    … five-star reviews. But I bought the book and was pleasantly surprised that yes, it is a five-star book.” Isn’t that weird? The book had great reviews and he didn’t believe it? In fact, arguably the five-star reviews hurt my credibility. That, my friends, is the bizarre world of “social proof.” Sometimes too much of a good thing is, well … a bad…

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  • An expanded view of influence marketing measurement

    … When I wrote Return On Influence in 2012, the term “influence marketing” wasn’t even on the radar. At the end of the book I boldly predicted that within a few years, this would become a mainstream marketing channel. Undoubtedly it has. Research I did for a client indicates that 85 percent of advertising and marketing agencies now have some sort…

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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

    … Carolina, that sells hundreds of varieties of sauces, jellies, and salsa products. You can spend all day at the store if you like and sample every one of them. But what you may not realize is that every taste is creating a “favor.” I recently re-visited the store for the first time since I wrote my book and decided to make a little video…

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  • The seedy underbelly of advocate marketing

    …, Return On Influence Crowdly The book The Content Code: Six essential strategies to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business Augustine Fou’s Slideshare channel on ad corruption New York Times article on why brands and influencers are getting picky Please support our extraordinary sponsors. Our content is free because…

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  • Can Marketers Predict and Measure Influence, Down to the Dollar?

    … deep into customer data and predict which customers would drive more spending through social media? Marketers have been wondering about this for years. In his 2012 book Return on Influence, Mark Schaefer predicted that companies would seek to assign dollar values to influencers. Even then, Schaefer saw influence as having a direct and measurable…

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  • The secret to getting me to become your brand advocate

    … classes and speeches. I would guess in the last 12 months 5,000 people have heard me mention IBM and they are not paying me to do it. I BELIEVE in what they are doing and they gave me extraordinary insight — not a sales pitch — so I could do my job better. That is advocacy done right. 5. Agency for advocacy? In my book Return On Influence (the first…

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  • 7 Ways social media has changed leadership

    …. Which one do you choose? The sad and strange truth is that these numbers matter and actually create an image of leadership from nothing. In my book Return On Influence, I tell the story about a former social media leader who admitted to me that he had manufactured his entire social media presence. He bought Twitter followers and Facebook Likes…

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  • Should you make the leap into sponsored content?

    … Stories Influence Marketing is hot and about to get hotter Social Media and the Stock Market: A Lesson in Global Manipulation Monetizing blog comments: Why your blog is economic gold Social Media and the History of Aggression Are the bad guys winning? …

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