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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

Report: The Rise of Digital Influence and How to Measure It

Report: The Rise of Digital Influence and How to Measure It

About three weeks ago, I celebrated my first anniversary as Principal Analyst of Altimeter Group. And, it is with great pride that I mark the occasion with the release of my first official Altimeter report, “The Rise of Digital Influence.” Not a traditional market report, it was written as both a primer and a how-to guide for businesses to spark desirable effects and outcomes through social media influence. We live in a time when social networks such as Facebook, Twitter,…

How do you increase social influence? Don’t think about the score

Influence: The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. Digital influence is a controversial topic. At the heart of the matter is this idea of influence and it raises questions and doubts as to whether or not the ability to cause effect or change behavior is truly measurable. Regardless of the answer, we are introduced to a new reality of social networking, an era where our actions and…

The Information Democracy and Attention Economics

Minimalistic forms of self-expression masquerade as a new information economy. Instead, it’s a new information democracy that represents the greatest era for self-expression in history. What we say, however, defines the value of the social economy and our place in it. If we are defined by our actions and words, essentially the currencies we exchange, the question is, are we investing in our social capital or social arbitrage? Connect with Brian Solis on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook ___ If you’re looking…

Best of 2010: We the People

There’s an old saying that I think about more and more as I study technology and its impact on behavior…technology changes, people don’t. But nowadays, I’m not so sure. I think technology is indeed changing and us along with it. Whether it’s through social networks or digital lifestyle products such as iPhones and Kindles, we are adapting and perhaps evolving as a result. Through social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, we are learning to live our lives online,…

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

The question we ask ourselves when examining the state of the blogosphere is whether or not the cup is half full or half empty? Personally, I believe the answer lies in the nature of circumstances. If drinking from the glass, it is then half empty. If pouring, it is half full. With the rise of Twitter, Posterous, Tumblr and other forms of micromedia, many believed that the glass was half empty. Blogging appeared passé as many individuals opted for microblogging,…

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