Return On Influence

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

    …” but donors need an emotional hook. It’s hard to fund meaningful systemic initiatives because people are more likely to fund emotional pleas that are short-term fixes. A personal highlight In 2012 I published the first book on influence marketing, Return On Influence. This book would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of Dr. Robert…

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

    …, and a commitment to quality content to work. Even in a noisy marketing world crippled by Content Shock, there are still plenty of unsaturated niches to find and dominate. And in an increasingly ad-free world, every business needs to at least consider a role for content marketing in its strategy. Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site…

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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

    … influence you really need to run a business.” Is that kind of influence sustainable? Can real personal influence be really built on content that is unsubstantiated by personal performance, authority, intellect, or experience? In my book Return On Influence,, Dr. Robert Cialdini (best-selling author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion) told me…

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

    … the ego, but the truth about social proof is that they’re nothing to lose sleep over—and can actually help your sales. Illustration courtesy of Flickr CC and Jurgen Appelo The post Too much of a good thing? The weird truth about social proof. appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories A lesson in the remarkable marketing power of reciprocity An expanded view of influence marketing measurement The seedy underbelly of advocate marketing …

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  • An expanded view of influence marketing measurement

    …. Another view of influence marketing measurement With the help of Dr. Jonah Berger, the Keller Fay Group conducted research on what they called “micro-influencers,” (I referred to them as the Citizen Influencers in my book). These folks are not traditional celebrities, but knowledgeable, passionate experts seen as a trusted source through the content…

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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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  • 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

    … Influence marketing is becoming shrill and annoying. Every day I get nonsensical pitches asking me to become a brand advocate and write about a brand, watch a demo for a brand, or accept a guest post (about auto glass tinting, tanning beds, accounting software?). I guess it’s predictable … like anything in business, when people find a good…

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  • 7 Ways social media has changed leadership

    … but help me at night,” she said. “Basically I crowd-source all my expert advice.” American industrialist Andrew Carnegie once said the key to successful leadership was having the courage to surround yourself with people smarter than you. I think that still holds true but there are exciting new opportunities to accomplish this through the social hive…

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