Register for the Think Influence panel: Influencers to Advocates

BarbaraEvents, influence, Influencer marketing, influencer relations, social media, Tekrati28 Comments

Social media has enabled business professionals to quickly grow large spheres of influence in targeted industries. These power users hold the key for marketers trying to gain access to their niche audiences. The question is how to identify who the key B2B influencers are, how do you rise above the noise to capture their attention, and how do you encourage … Read More

Register for the Bay Area Executives Meetup: Super Panel on Influence

Barbarainfluence, Influencer engagement, Influencer identification, Influencer marketing, social media2 Comments

Influencer marketing is progressing from too much hype and trial-by-fire programs to sensible strategies and accepted best practices. There’s no better time than today to re-fresh your thinking about influence — what it is, who has it, what roles it can play in business. I’ll be discussing these topics at next week’s Bay Area Executives Meetup in Mountain View, CA, … Read More

What’s the impact of social on the analyst industry?

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Bloggers, Events, influencer relations, social media, Tekrati10 Comments

Do you have some opinions on how social media is changing the analyst business? Or how it could be changing the analyst game? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Your points may well end up on my July roundtable, “The Impact of Social on the Analyst Industry“,  with Jonny Bentwood of Edelman, Carter Lusher of SageCircle, and our roundtable producer … Read More

The 3 tents of influencer marketing

BarbaraInfluencer marketing, influencer relations2 Comments

Influencers come in all shapes and sizes and from all corners of a market. It’s tempting to pigeonhole influencers based on their business cards. That’s why many companies maintain discrete influencer marketing programs and measurement systems for the influential press, analysts, customers, consultants, authors, regulators and so on. The trouble is, that’s no longer how the world works. Consider this … Read More

Mapping influencers to software purchase decisions on Enterprise 2.0

Barbarainfluence, Influencer marketing, influencer relations4 Comments

Here’s a way to raise the bar on influencer marketing and influencer relations efforts around Enterprise 2.0 software: map your influencers to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Enterprise 2.0 ROI, a model penned by Hutch Carpenter. Hutch, an exec with Spigit, coopts Maslow’s classic hierarchy of human needs for a 7-layer pyramid of Enterprise 2.0 benefits. Cost savings is at the bottom, employee … Read More

IDC, H&K to Host IIAR Meeting at IDC Directions 2010 San Jose

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Events, influencer relations, ResearchLeave a Comment

Jay Andersen was in touch to remind me that IDC, Hill & Knowlton and the IIAR will host a luncheon meeting for analyst relations professionals at next week’s IDC Directions 2010 in San Jose, Calif. Advanced registration is required. If you’re involved in analyst relations, at an agency or vendor, you can register for the meeting. Likewise, if you’re between AR-focused jobs, … Read More

Silicon Valley influencer relations – join Richard Edelman on March 1st

BarbaraAnalyst relations, B2B, Branding, Consumer markets, Events, influence, Influencer marketing, influencer relations, marketing, Measurement, Public relations, Research, social media2 Comments

If you work in influencer relations in Silicon Valley, you want to be at the Churchill Club this Monday March 1st for an evening event featuring John Byrne, Richard Edelman, Paul Bergevin, Peter Diamandis and Frank Shaw. The event comes on the heels of the 2010 Edelman Trust Barometer, a global opinion leaders study mentioned in my last post. The Trust … Read More

Influencer relations Friday gossip

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Ok, I’ve been heads down on projects all week. However, here are a few tidbits worth noting from the influencer relations world. Philippe Winthrop, one of my favorite enterprise mobility analysts leaves Strategy Analytics today. You can continue following his adventures at his Enterprise Mobility blog. Jon Collins, MD and CEO of Freeform Dynamics, is raising funds for Water Aid … Read More

CRM/SFA guru Ginger Cooper shifts to mobile tech

BarbaraB2B, influencer relations, Sourcing advisorsLeave a Comment

One of the original CRM/SFA industry journalists-turned-advocates, Ginger Cooper recently took on a new role as Director of Business Development for Green Mobile Tech.  The company specializes in matching client companies with the best mobile solutions for their needs. In her words, “For end-user companies needing to purchase mobile hardware, we help them define their requirements and present them with the top options … Read More