Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“Brands that think aggregating influencers is as low effort as shipping a box of freebies to ten or so bloggers and waiting for the positive articles to roll in will be in for a bit of a shock.” – Ryan Joe (@threefirstnames), Influencing the influencers “The key to engaging with any new influencer or branching […]

Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“Influencers can spot someone simply wanting to push their own PR agenda a mile off. Ensure key players in your online market trust you by proving you can add value to the conversation. If you’re sharing content or making recommendations, don’t be partial. Only push your brand when it truly is relevant and does deserve […]

Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“[A] key mistake made by digital marketers is allowing the effectiveness of campaigns to be measured with just digital metrics like clicks, shares, and re-tweets. None of those metrics pick up the impact of offline behavior, such as word of mouth, which can be nine times more voluminous offline than online.” – Brad Fay (@kellerfay), […]

Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“Sure someone could have a few thousand followers and blog subscribers, but what does that really mean? What is the makeup of the audience?  What do they care about?… To beat this misconception, do your research to ensure your pitches target the right influencers with the right audience.” – Amanda Maksymiw (@amandamaks), Top 5 Influencer Marketing Misconceptions […]

Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“Often painted as either a mysterious dark art or as a revolutionary new concept (or both together), in reality marketing to influencers has always been around. In fact, the object of marketing is to reach those who influence purchasing decisions and to, well, influence them.” – Andrew Munro, Ultimate Guide to Influencer Marketing “It’s necessary […]

Elizabeth Hill: Step Away From the Influence Score

Step Away From the Influence Score This past week, I had an interesting exchange with a potential client around digital influence. Maybe they read our most recent post on Klout as our conversation really focused on how to correctly identify influencers and the role different social media tools should play. Now it certainly would help “get the word out” […]

Influencer Marketing Quotes of the Week

“Before social even existed, marketers and PR pros were building long-term relationships with influencers based on the exchange of different forms of value. There are a few types of value that influencers tend to be interested in besides free stuff. Offering exclusivity in the form of advance review of research, data, and quotes can work well. Access, […]

Q&A with the Review: Influencer50’s Duncan Brown

This is the second interview in our new ‘Q&A with the Review’ series. We were fortunate to be able to start the series off with Amanda Maksymiw, and now we’ve managed to get some time with Duncan Brown, co-author of “Influencer Marketing: Who Really Influences Your Customers?” and Influencer50’s Managing Director for Europe.  IMR: Thanks […]

Where Are Your Company’s Influencers? It Depends on the Price Point

Crowdtap CEO Brandon Evans wrote a post on AdAge a little while ago titled “Why Influencer Marketing Isn’t About ‘Influencers’.” It’s a cogent, well-written post that you should definitely read if you haven’t already. He said there that “[m]ost consumers’ purchase decisions are not influenced by someone who tweets frequently or scores high on Klout, but […]

Ed Keller: Clout in the Real World

Klout declares itself to be “the standard of influence,” and many marketers these days buy into the notion that when it comes to influence the action is mostly – or most importantly – taking place online. Social media influence is often called word of mouth on steroids. However, this belies the fact that the overwhelming amount […]