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How to Humanize Your Brand

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This article presents 4 ways to improve brand likeability. These include such simple suggestions as "be Human" and "talk to your customers"

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 23, 5:37 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Michael Brenner because it provides insight on how to build an authentic brand that your audience will love.

 

Make your brand more attractive by humanizing the persona.

 

Effectively Reach Your Target Market

 

Trusted recommendations can help attract customers to your brand. I agree that you can accomplish this by creating incentives for influencers to share what you have to offer.

 

Brenner goes over how to improve the 'likability' factor for your business marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Many people don't trust anyone trying to sell to them. You need to humanize your content in order to reach them in an trustworthy way.

 

  • Talk to your customers in real-time, one-on-one. Answer their questions with helpful advice when they visit your website.

 

  • We are not influenced by celebrities --- we take notes from each other. Encourage your community to make referrals and leave positive reviews.

 

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10 High Profile Influencer Marketers

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Here are 10 high profile Influencer Marketing case studies. No, they aren't 'typical'. But there are lessons to be learned fro

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janlgordon's curator insight, February 15, 2:29 AM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides information on successful influencer marketing case studies.

 

Learn from top marketers in your industry on how to build better influence online.

 

Understand How Influencers Reach an Audience

 

Brand building comes through generating trust with your community. I agree that you can glean a lot from the experts who already have a well established following.

 

Barker goes over influencers from various niches who have run a successful marketing campaign.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Two different bloggers used sponsored posts to generate more sales and interest. They also offered incentives which further grew their website subscribers.

 

  • In order to gain trusted reviews from an online only company one business partnered with micro influencers to attract interested buyers. Readers were also given a coupon code for their next purchase.

 

  • A wine maker chose to hire a marketing agency to help generate a buzz about their products. Influencers included bloggers in their niche who could help spread the word.

 

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How to Use Influencer Marketing to Promote Your Products

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Influencers are a powerful way to promote your product launch. A Nielsen survey found that 83% of consumers trust recommendations from people they know

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janlgordon's curator insight, December 21, 2016 3:58 AM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides insight on how influencers can be powerful product promoters.

 

Leverage relationships online before your next idea is released.

 

Understand How to Effectively Reach Influencers for More Sales

 

Trusted recommendations can help attract customers to your brand. I agree that you can accomplish this by creating incentives for influencers to share what you have to offer.

 

Barker goes over how influencers can help improve your bottom line and provide word-of-mouth benefits.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Provide an exclusive pre-release product review. Than ask them to share the news to generate a buzz. When you partner with the right influencers your brand can go a lot farther.

 

  • Attract more customers with trusted reviews. Those who have already tried your product and like it will help your business resonate more with your audience.

 

  • Partner up for a sponsored post or video to further promote your company. This allows you to tap into their network and experience.

 

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How Micro-Influencers Can Increase Your Sales

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Micro-influencers may have less followers than their celebrity influencer counterparts, but they can produce considerably higher engagement rates

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janlgordon's curator insight, November 29, 2016 8:27 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides insight on how to connect with micro-influencers for more sales.

 

You don't need to know a celebrity to attract more customers to your business online.

 

Understand How to Effectively Reach Your Leads

 

In order to attract more customers for your brand you need trusted recommendations. I agree that you can accomplish this by building relationships with those who have a strong following and higher engagement rates.

 

Barker goes over how micro-influencers can help improve your marketing strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A customer will be more like to trust a micro-influencer than a regular connection on social media. Building a relationship with them can help increase your conversion rates.

 

  • Mid-level leaders are perceived to be more knowledgable. Your product recommendations can go a lot farther when they mention your brand.

 

  • An increase in the number of followers can cause a decrease in the number of likes for posts on Facebook. Fewer, high-quality connections are better for engagement.

 

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janlgordon's comment, November 30, 2016 4:01 PM
thanks @massimo facchinetti
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Use Brand Benefits to Generate More Sales

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Is your business focused more on your product or service features than the benefits these can provide? This article may give you food fo

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janlgordon's comment, November 3, 2016 10:34 PM
Thank you @oconnorandkelly :-)
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Thank you @Stan Smith & @Ricard Lloria :-)
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Thank you @Negotei Elena :-)
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Build Your Brand Reputation with Social Media Influencers

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Social media influencers can have a huge impact on your reputation. Begin your engagement campaign with the most crucia

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Daniel Gonzales's curator insight, October 20, 2016 2:24 PM
outstanding insight! Click heading or image, full article is great points to note, awesome idea to share with the team ;-) working together is the biggest trend ahead. Influence helping influence!
janlgordon's comment, October 20, 2016 3:49 PM
Thank you @Daniel Gonzales :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 24, 2016 10:40 AM
Thank you @Mehdi BH :-)
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What It Takes to Make Influencer Marketing Successful

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There are so many articles on Influencer Marketing. Most make it seem so very easy. Can it really be that easy? Of course not! Click here to find out why

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janlgordon's comment, September 27, 2016 10:38 AM
Thank you @Stan Smith @Helaina Berry @Anna @Ricard Lloria & @Jenne :-)
janlgordon's comment, September 28, 2016 10:43 AM
Thank you @Ulises La Roca :-)
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Thank you @Skylly_W :-)
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What is Influence Marketing and Why is it So Important to Your Business

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The reason people say, "it's not what you know, it's who you know" is that human relationships are essential for getting things done. P

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janlgordon's comment, November 15, 2013 3:41 PM
John van den Brink, Thank you!
Kimberley Vico's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:39 PM

Your definition to Influence Marketing...!

internetdoctor's curator insight, March 7, 2014 9:35 AM

This is a bit of an over-simplification when it comes to influencers and marketing.  Identification of the influencer is an extremely difficult task, but getting the influencer to influence for you and your business...ahhh...that may friends is the "Holy Grail".  

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Bridging the Silos with 5 eCommerce Marketing Tips

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In a world of increasing cross-platform usage by potential customers, it is important to bridge the silos. Here are 5 tips to accomplish that

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janlgordon's curator insight, February 24, 1:23 AM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shiju Mathe because it provides several ways to be successful in leveraging multiple platforms.

 

Audiences no longer connect with a brand with just one platform.

 

Successful Cross Platform eCommerce Strategies

 

When building a business online you want to reach your community where they are. I agree that in order to attract customers you need to be active in multiple online entities.

 

Mathe explains the best ways to perform cross-channel marketing from your business website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Understand your key objectives, target market, and brand message before tackling the digital aspects. Determine what your ultimate goal is and what the end result should look like from your customers.

 

  • Develop a communication strategy that will be adopted to the cross-platform work. It's important that your audience recognizes your brand voice on all platforms.

 

  • Provide reminders for your customers and leads through retargeting methods. This will encourage them to revisit your website and reconsider what you have to offer.

 

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Why Marketing Experiences are Important to Your Business

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There are some eye catching statistics from research by Accenture around Marketing Experiences. It's very good news for startups, and will get you thinking

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janlgordon's curator insight, January 14, 2:30 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Robert Caruso because it provides insights on how marketing experiences has transformed customer engagement.

 

Your audience is not only involved in your products -- they are also paying attention to your messaging.

 

How Digital Marketing Affects Your Customers

 

Experiences are always occurring online whether you would like it to or not. I agree that businesses need to pay attention to how their marketing footprint is affecting their communication and sales.

 

Caruso explains the current state of customer relations in the realm of digital marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • According to a study by Accenture, 34 percent of CMO and CEOs reported that their customers were more likely to engage with new entrant competitors. This is because the experience is more positive than traditional businesses.

 

  • Startups breaking into an established market need to pay attention to new and innovative products in order to be successful. This is important if you want to stay relevant to your audience.

 

  • True marketing experiences are specifically targeted and created for your niche audience. These should be a journey that your customer is taken through.

 

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8 Things You Need to Know About Branding

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Branding helps to connect with your customers emotionally. In an overcrowded marketplace, it represents an increasingly important business element

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janlgordon's curator insight, December 6, 2016 4:52 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Joshua Daniels because it provides facts and figures that will impact your branding strategy.

 

How to stand out online for more business success.

 

Branding Tips to Improve Your Reach

 

It's important to connect with your customers on their level. I agree that in order to get noticed you need to understand how to attract fans and followers.

 

Daniels provides information on the latest in branding for business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A brand is not your logo -- it's a total sum of an organization's parts. It provides an overall picture to an audience to follow.

 

  • Good design conveys the needs and desites of your community. This starts with a good product design.

 

  • A great branding strategy can dramatically improve your business. Developing a personality for your brand will help you stand out.

 

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Tactics to Improve Your Local SEO

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In this post, you’ll learn how a link profile can help improve your local SEO. The infographic contains further tactics for improving local search ranking.

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janlgordon's curator insight, November 8, 2016 8:28 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because he explains how to improve your business's local ranking in search.

 

Useful tactics that will greatly improve your SEO strategy.

 

How to Improve Your Link Profile

 

There are many different factors that can affect SEO ranking. I agree that understanding a link profile will help your local business get seen online.

 

Barker provides great insights on how your link profile can bring leads to your website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The quality of links will affect your overall profile. If you have high authority websites linking to yours then this can greatly improve your ranking.

 

  • Make sure your anchor text is relevant to your topic. Avoid keyword stuffing and instead use a more natural approach in your pages and posts.

 

  • Build relationships with your local customers. Create regular interactions with them online and offline and include their testimonials.

 

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janlgordon's comment, November 9, 2016 5:25 PM
Thank you @oconnorandkelly @massimo facchinetti @John van den Brink @John Grant @Online Marketing & El Monóculo
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@Faiz Khan thank you
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Compensate Influencers Without Money

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You’re a startup that wants to raise awareness about your brand. Or maybe you’re a small business looking to boost your visibility online. Unfortunately, highly-effective marketing methods, like influencer marketing, seem to be out of reach. You’ve run the figures over and over again, and no matter which way you cut it, there’s just no …

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janlgordon's comment, October 26, 2016 10:48 AM
Thank you @Abhijit plinkobit :-)
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Thank you @Stan Smith @Ricard Lloria @Anna & @Michael Esplana :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 28, 2016 10:52 AM
Thank you @Nicole Hanson :-)
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Improve Your Content Marketing With a Strong Brand Image

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Brand image can be roughly explained as your brand’s personality. As with everything else in marketing, brand image can’t be built in

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janlgordon's comment, October 7, 2016 10:59 PM
Thank you @Skylly_W :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 11, 2016 10:44 AM
Thank you @Judi Singleton :-)
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Thank you @Patries :-)
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Connect With Your Customers With Human Marketing

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The average consumer is more informed, tech-savvy and intelligent than ever. And Human Marketing is without a doubt the future of modern business

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janlgordon's comment, July 27, 2016 10:42 AM
Thank you @Antonio Ormachea :-)
janlgordon's comment, August 1, 2016 10:23 AM
Thank you @Konstantinos Kalemis & @Skylly_W :-)
janlgordon's comment, August 8, 2016 10:51 AM
Thank you @Skylly_W :-)