Influencer Marketing is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the online marketing world.
Marketing is changing at a rapid pace, and often without the public even realizing.
How many of us make our decisions based on online information rather than from traditional advertising? A significant amount I would suggest.
And this trend is exponentially increasing.
Welcome to the world of Influencer Marketing…
The topic of Influencer Marketing is a little hazy sometimes, but Ron has helped me to define it, so we have a clear place to start talking about it:
Influence Marketing is the practice of identifying and building relationships with individuals who have inﬂuence over a target audience of buyers.
Basics of Influence Marketing, by Appinions
There are also various other words and definitions given to Influencer Marketing such as:
If we are going to discuss influencers, it pays to know what it is that they can and really do. Sure they influence, but what does that really mean?
Here are a couple of ideas of what they do with their influencer:
So fundamentally, they use their influence to market to us directly or indirectly.
Ron has identified the following as the main objectives of Influencer Marketing Platforms:
Identify, recruit, activate, engage, recognize, reward, measure and analyze
With all of the above in mind, I asked Ron Sela to come on the podcast and give us the low down on Influencer Marketing.
Ron Sela knows a lot about influencer marketing and in this podcast we discuss:
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TapInfluence: Content Marketing Software for Brands
GroupHigh: Blogger Outreach Software
InNetwork: Find And Engage The Right Influencers
Triberr: Home of Influencers An Influencer Marketing Platform
Crowdtap: Social Influence Marketing Platform
Klout: Be Known For What You Love
Kred: The Social Network for Influencers
PeerIndex: The Marketing Tool for the New Age of Social
Inkybee: Smart blogger outreach
BuzzStream: Link Building and Digital PR Tools
BuzzSumo: Find the Most Shared Content and Key Influencers
Traackr – The Influencer Marketing Platform
Appinions Influence Marketing Platform
Little Bird: Influencer Discovery & Engagement
Commun.it: Twitter Community Management Dashboard
Thought Leadership Marketing in The Age of Online InfluenceCircleScope
Influence Marketing – Danny Brown & Sam Fiorella
Return on Influence – Mark Schaefer
The New Rules of Customer Engagement – Daniel Newman
Engage – Brian Solis
How to Get More Results Out of Your Influencer Outreach
Thought Leadership Marketing in The Age of Online Influence
Triberr Influence Marketing – Bloggers Pitching Brands
Influence Marketing is Moving Towards Mainstream
Social Media Marketing Insights for Influencers
Ron Sela is a Strategic Content Marketing consultant, specializing in influence marketing campaigns, as well as inbound and outbound marketing strategies. You can find Ron blogging at RonSela.com where he shares his opinions, as well as social media tools and techniques that he is using.
The Top 100 Bloggers on Triberr (#45)
50 of the Best Global Influence Marketing Blogs (#4)
Inbound Certified: HubSpot Academy
Accredited Professional: Bing Ads
Contributor: Yahoo! Small Business | Business 2 Community | BizSugar
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Influencer Marketing is affecting us all in more ways than we realize.
You too can harness the power of Influencers to further your audience reach, sell your latest products or just in learning more from someone with experience.
Take a look at some of the tools Ron mentioned and expand your influence today!
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