Category Archive for: Influence

The Power of Human Interaction

In a world where we communicate through text messaging, social media and emails, we often forget the benefits of face-to-face interaction. Being able to edit, alter, or filter anything we send to another person or group may seem like a blessing, but ultimately it can become a curse if you don’t pepper in human interaction.…

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6 Ways Facebook Branded Content Changes the Influencer Game

On Friday, Facebook announced a significant change to its branded content guidelines: any influencer or publisher creating Facebook branded content MUST tag the brand in their posts. Facebook clarified this to mean: On Facebook, we define this as content that specifically mentions or features a third party product, brand, or sponsor (“marketer”). Publishers are required…

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Cultivating Influence: Identify, Reach, and Engage Influencers

Influencer marketing is much more than who has the largest number of followers. In our new eBook, Cultivating Influence, we’ll explore influencer management and marketing in depth: Why does influence matter? Is it really worth our time? In an ever-changing digital landscape, the influencer may keep us afloat. What is influence? We look back to…

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Stay Social: How to Maintain Impactful Influencer Relationships

The emergence of social media brought direct and immediate access to everyday consumers. With each new social platform comes a group of expert users who are able to inspire, empower and encourage large fan bases. The voices of influencers have become especially pertinent and widely accepted by brands. The definition of “social influencer” differs for…

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SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q4 2015

As each year comes to a close, we like to sneak a peek into the SHIFT archives to see our content hits and misses. When devising a content strategy for a new year, it’s important to take note of what worked (and why) to plan what’s to come next year. Want to see how to…

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Turning Hand-Me-Downs into Healthcare Hits

There is almost always going to be another company that is more innovative, taking a new approach or has more acquisitions. In other words, sometimes a client just isn’t worthy of the news that they so badly want to be a part of. The healthcare industry is unique in that it is simultaneously at the…

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Getting a READ on social media influencers

Influencers is an incredibly nebulous term, yet it’s a focus for so many PR programs. Who is influential? What constitutes influence? While we could have lengthy philosophical debates about the nature of influence from Aristotle to today, such discussions tend not to give us operational frameworks for getting work done. Compounding our confusion about who…

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Influencing the Influencers

You’re trying to convince Joe Rockstar to write about your company.  When Joe Rockstar blogs, people share.  When Joe Rockstar tweets, people re-tweet.  If you can convince Joe Rockstar that your company is wicked awesome, the customers, VCs, the mainstream media, etc. will come knocking. But Joe Rockstar is busy, eh? Deluged by pitches. You’ve pinged…

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How to build communities of social media influence

As marketers and communicators, we have focused relentlessly on the single influencer. This is the megaphone, the broadcast personality who has the biggest reach, the biggest audience, the loudest voice. It’s why Kim Kardashian can command up to $10,000 a tweet (source: NY Mag). It’s why social media influence scores and top 100 social media…

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What’s inside your influence score?

In a recent conversation about social media influence, the topic of influence scores came up as a way of measuring how influential someone is. Various influence measures are available to us for identifying who we should do outreach to, including Klout, Kred, PeerIndex, Moz Influence Score, and many new entrants. @TallConnor @Pistachio @2morrowknight one warning…

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