Danny Brown: Breaking Down the Four Ms of Influence Marketing for Better ROI

I’m an old-timer. I come from a background of 20 years in marketing, and gained my Associate Marketing Degree from the Chartered Institute of Marketing almost 15 years ago. I cut my teeth on the Four Ps of Marketing – Product, Price, Promotion and Place – and used that quadrant for clients and employers alike. But, as useful as […]

Danny Brown: Global Survey Shows Influence Marketing Seen as Lead Generation Tool, Not a Branding Exercise

Mention “influence marketing” today and it’s a good bet that the majority of people will think of social scoring platforms like Klout, Kred and PeerIndex. These early movers in the influence space have carved a niche for themselves and the brands they’re looking to work with, by attempting to provide data on who the most […]

Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“Isn’t it about time we return the focus of influence marketing to the actual sales converted instead of message amplification? Focus on who and where the customer is instead of the influencer? When executed with the right strategy, influence marketing will — and should be — about customer acquisition.” – Sam Fiorella (@samfiorella), Influence Marketing […]

Danny Brown: Social Influence and The Marketer’s Dilemma

Social Influence and The Marketer’s Dilemma Just 20 short years ago, marketing was pretty easy. You got your budget, you allocated it to the media buy (TV, print, radio, direct), and away you went. If you were conscientious, you’d collect results and give them to your clients. If you weren’t, you’d correlate any increased foot […]

Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“In the race toward Influencers with big audience numbers, we forget that there often is a disconnect between an Influencer’s ability to distribute content widely because of large number of followers, and her or his ability to drive results for a company. While audience size matters, it doesn’t matter as much as authority.” – Patrick […]

Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“To truly mature the social influence – and, by association, the influencer – market, we need to remember how many aspects there were to Dale Carnegie’s seminal book and how they all had to be aligned to work their magic.” – Danny Brown (@DannyBrown), Social Influence and the Shift of the Carnegie Principle “Why not […]

Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“[T]he marketing industry has lost its clear guidelines as to influence and the people who wield it. With the narrowband publishing channels of magazines and television being steadily replaced by the broadband publishing environment [of the] internet, there are no longer a handy, limited group of influencers for marketeers to target.” – Adam Tinworth (@adders), […]

Danny Brown: Social Influencers Are Dead – Long Live the Instigators

Social Influencers Are Dead – Long Live the Instigators Social influence. The need to prove how wonderful you must be to get such a high Klout score. The golden nugget for brands looking to tell their story to the masses. Yep, social influence – and, by association, social influencers – is a hot potato and […]