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CMS WiRE – Why Nano-Influencers Are a Social Media Marketers Secret Weapon

CMS WiRE – Why Nano-Influencers Are a Social Media Marketers Secret Weapon

Although it may seem counter-intuitive for marketers to approach an individual with a small following, nano-influencers can be important assets that help boost your brand’s social engagement strategy. According to research by Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group, only 32 percent of consumers follow big-name influencers, compared to 70 percent who are influenced by their family and friends online.

Inventiva – Online marketplaces must go beyond sales to experiences

Inventiva – Online marketplaces must go beyond sales to experiences

That’s the sweeping conclusion of a new report called “The State (and Future) of Digital Marketplaces,” produced by Altimeter principal analyst Brian Solis and published by marketplace technology company Kahuna. More than just selling a product, these platforms will increasingly need to find ways to simplify and integrate the entire customer experience, from discovery to purchasing to delivery.

“It’s an economy with experience as a service,” Solis said. “That facilitating of transactions just isn’t going to be enough for the success of marketplace anymore.”

Onalytica – An Evaluation of Brand-Influencer Partnerships

Onalytica – An Evaluation of Brand-Influencer Partnerships

“What most brands and agencies miss is that influencers aren’t meant to be part of a campaign in a traditional sense. They’re not like the celebrity endorsements of the past nor are they traditional media outlets waiting to share brand-approved messages with their audiences. At the root of influencer partnerships is social capital. What makes influencers special is that they have earned social capital, a measure of digital worth comprised of varying degrees of trust, stature, value, engagement, entertainment, authority, etc. Together, they add up to the reasons people follow them and contribute to communities. More importantly, there’s mutual value between influencers and followers. It’s a human network. For brands and agencies to succeed, any branded engagement has to add value to the influencer’s social capital, to the experience of followers and to the community as a whole. The key is to link social capital to brand value. Because at the end of the day, it’s the brand’s opportunity to also build social capital within these human networks.” Brian Solis – Best selling Author Principal Analyst and Futurist, Altimeter, a Prophet company

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