With the rise of Klout and other personal influence measurement tools, much of the talk around influence marketing has focused on how to best target and engage high-ranking influencers. But new research is showing that a focus on mid-level influencers is actually far more effective when it comes to engagement and driving earned media, at a much more effective cost than “professional” A-list influencers. Read →
On Sunday, Expion, a social media management company, hosted a pop-up panel titled The Power of Microcontent and Marketing in the Moment. The panel offered a behind-the-scenes look at Oreo’s “dunk heard around the world,” and an entertaining and a fiery debate among panelists Bonin Bough and Gary Vaynerchuk. Read →
Traackr, a contextual influence measurement tool that identifies and scores influencers around specific keyword searches, has announced that its platform now includes realtime monitoring of influencer content. The tool now searches for influencers instantly, allowing users to build lists of influencers more quickly, and includes the ability to engage with those influencers on Twitter from within the platform, in realtime. The update also has a new interface designed to support a breadth of influencer marketing activities, and additional data filtering capabilities. Read →
When’s the last time you changed your password and updated your communications crisis plan?
This what the official Burger King Twitter account looked like at 11:30 ET the morning of February 18th. The hackers changed the name of the account to McDonalds, and replaced the Burger King logo with a McDonalds logo. The first tweet sent by the hackers read “We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in hood near you.” Read →