SNCR study maps social media to B2B decision-making process

BarbaraDecision-makers, Influencer marketing, Research, social media

I’m pleased to find that a new study validates what I’ve been seeing in client projects and industry conversations: social media is taking on a larger role in business decision-making processes. Social media is enabling decision-makers to reach out to larger numbers of people (the size of their unique influencer ecosystems) and to tap into their influencers through online as … Read More

Industry associations add interesting dimension to influencer marketing

BarbaraAnalyst relations, Influencer marketing, influencer relations, Public relations

Vendor-side influencer relations programs tend to focus on public relations, analyst relations and blogger relations. I’ve talked before (e.g. here and here) about the value of broadening these programs to include other types of influencers, such as the research leads at professional associations. Announcements today from CEA and ESA underscore why this makes so much sense. The Consumer Electronics Association … Read More

Edelman’s TweetLevel – measuring influence within Twitter

BarbaraAnalyst relations, Influencer identification, influencer relations, Measurement, Public relations, social media

You can’t do influencer relations without a good set of tools for identifying influencers and measuring and tracking their influence. Here’s a new tool for your consideration: Edelman’s TweetLevel, by Jonny Bentwood. TweetLevel calculates an “importance” rating of 0-100 for anyone with a Twitter handle. And, it’s free to use. Most of the big agencies provide their clients with pricey … Read More

Harnessing the Groundswell – new book by Bernoff and Schadler

Barbaraanalysts, Books, social media

While the wildly successful “Groundswell” book by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff continues winning acclaim — most recently from the American Marketing Association — Josh has announced work in progress on a new book. This time, he’s teamed with Ted Schadler as co-author. The title is “Harnessing the Groundswell: Drive Your Business With Empowered Employees and Customers”. The authors say … Read More