Spread the Love! 14 Reasons Companies are Embracing Influencer Marketing

The advent of social media has turned the public relations world topsy-turvy. New media content creators, or Influencers, are now carving a niche for themselves with online video, photos, podcasts and more. On Instagram alone, the top 50 influencers command a total of $3.1 billion followers. That’s nearly three times the population of China!

People browse their social apps daily, actually, some much more frequently, to check out their favorite fashion insta's #OOTD (outfit of the day) or how a MUA (makeup artist) does their eyeshadow. They live vicariously through influencers’ Instagram travel photos and gaming livestreams on YouTube. And they buy the products and services featured, that in 2018, a stunning 49% of consumers relied on influencer recommendations for their purchases.

More and more companies are realizing it’s not enough to do traditional PR with media and analysts, and are now cultivating influencers because they are great at…

1. Providing Stunning ROI

According to a study from St. Joseph Communications, the ROI of influencer marketing can be eleven times higher than traditional marketing, such as TV and print ads. That makes it $6.50 earned per $1 spent on building connections with influencers.

2. Generating Sales

Social media sites like Instagram have made it easier than ever to generate sales thorough their platforms. Features like purchase links let users buy products that influencers display on their feeds.

3. Creating Content

“Content is King” is a constant mantra in digital marketing and influencers are the kings (and queens) of content. Their expertise in content creation can lead to new depth in your own content marketing, as they know the quality and frequency that their followers love.

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Topics: Social Media, Online Presence, Digital Marketing, Influencer Marketing

8 Content Types to Boost Your Digital Marketing

Content is the main ingredient when you’re cooking up a luscious digital marketing strategy. Just like how a chef works with different ingredients, you can work with varying types of content to entice your customers.

Here are 8 types of content to boost your digital marketing:

1. Publish a Hearty Blog

Short for “weblog,” blogs function both as a type of content and a channel to publish that content. This makes your company blog an excellent hub for all of your other content. As a channel, a blog is a homemade meal to social media's restaurant. Preparing all of your ingredients seems like a hassle at first, but you get to decide how your blog looks, feels, and tastes to give it a personal touch that serves you and your audience.

2. Send a Sweet Treat E-Newsletter to their Inbox

We've talked before about how newsletters can grow your business, but it's also a great piece of a digital marketing strategy. When paired with other content, like a review of your month's blog posts or promoting your latest e-book, personalized newsletters make for a compelling one-two punch. Newsletters are a place where you can talk directly to one customer instead of having to feed an audience. This makes them intensely personal and a great way to connect.

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Topics: Press Releases, PR Strategies, PR Partner, Lead Generation, Content Creation, Social Media, Contributed Articles, Digital Marketing, Newsletter, Email, Blogging, White Paper, ebook

5 Ways to Build Reputation

What separates the haves from the have-nots in the business world? The simple answer is "reputation," an intangible that fortunately isn't unattainable. Chances are you already have most of the components to build your company's identity and reputation. One thing is for sure, no matter how good your product or service, you don't stand a chance in the business world without a solid reputation.

Here Are Five Ways To Build Reputation:

1. Know Thyself

Laser-focus on the niche that gives your company its competitive advantage. Knowing where you stand in the competitive landscape is the first step to developing your company's key messages and a larger strategy for building your company's identity and reputation.

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Topics: PR Strategies, Social Media, Growing Business, Media, Presenter, Customer Care, Reputation, Corporate Culture

10 Essentials for Your Virtual Newsroom

In ye old days of print, a newsroom was the physical space where journalists gathered to pound out news on their typewriters. Now, the term refers to where companies post their news and all the information they want journalists to find.

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Topics: PR Strategies, PR Partner, Social Media, Online Newsroom

The Four Times to Respond and the Three Times to Listen

We've talked about why and who should keep a close eye on your business' social media feeds, and now it's time to go over how to respond to all of the tweets, shares, and comments about your business. All of that feedback is a great source of unfiltered news, but the sheer amount can be overwhelming.

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Topics: Free Offer, Social Media, Social Media Monitoring

Who Should Keep An Eye On Social Media?

In our last post, we talked about why social media monitoring is so important for generating leads for your business. Today, we'll go over which groups should monitor your company's channels and how they benefit.

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Topics: Free Offer, Marketing, Social Media, CEO, Media Monitoring, Support, Sales

Three Reasons to Monitor Your Social Media

Social media, when managed properly, can be a great asset to any business. Last month, we talked about how to set up a simple and quick social media plan for your business with SKC's Weekly Social Media Checklist. Now that you have a plan, monitoring your channels is the gas that keeps your machine running.

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Topics: Free Offer, Social Media, Media Monitoring

How to Set Up a Quick and Easy Weekly Social Media Plan

Among the hustle and bustle of your growing business, it’s easy to forget the little things. A mere 140 characters feels so unimportant compared to that big meeting and looming deadlines. Social media can drive brand awareness and generate leads, but keeping the machine running takes up your valuable time and resources.

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Topics: Free Offer, Social Media, Checklist, Media Monitoring

Building Your Own Lead Generation Machine

 

Generating high quality, and quantity, leads is crucial to any marketing campaign. Successful lead generation keeps sales brimming with new prospects and hardly requires any effort once put in motion. But as with any machine, getting the gears started requires some old-fashioned elbow grease.

Setting up your own lead generation systems requires focus on five areas:

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Topics: PR Strategies, Free Offer, Landing Pages, Marketing, Lead Generation, Content Creation, Call-to-Action, Forms, Social Media

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