I think too many marketers look at social influence as if it’s some kind of new phenomena. I don’t believe it is. In the early days of television, we used the newscaster or the actor to pitch items to the audience. The three networks owned the audience and there was trust and authority established… so the commercial advertising industry was born. While social media provides a two-way means of communication, social media influencers are still often one-way influencers. They have the audience, though much smaller and niche to the industry … Continue reading
Colleague Dave Morse of Delta Faucet passed on a congratulations to me today for making a list of 18 Must-Know Inbound Marketing Experts in Marketo’s Whitepaper: Amplify Your Impact: How to Multiply the Effects of Your Inbound Marketing Program. Wow – that’s quite an honor… especially having my name alongside this list of amazingly talented marketers: Michael Brito – Follow @Britopian Paul Gillin – Follow @pgillin Adam Metz – Follow @theMetz Ann Handley – Follow @MarketingProfs C.C. Chapman – Follow @cc_chapman Chris Brogan – Follow @ChrisBrogan Cindy King – Follow … Continue reading
Kudos to our friend and social media mentor, Chris Brogan, on this incredibly robust infographic on why and how businesses should be using Google+ to advance their online marketing. Key for our clients has been the deep search integration. I think it would have been great if the infographic also spoke to the Authorship advantages! That’s where we’re currently seeing the most benefit. The infographic does a great job of sharing Chris’ approach to social media marketing for businesses. It’s worth the read!