How to Market To Your Influencers (Webinar)

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A guide on how to identify your influencers, engage influencers, and find more influential people.

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How to Market To Your Influencers (Webinar)

  1. 1. Marketing to Your Influencers Webinar
  2. 2. Webinar Agenda • Identifying Influencers • Engaging Influencers • Finding More Influencers
  3. 3. About Rapleaf I Rapleaf helps you gain Food Network Fan like cats NASCAR Fan customer insight, improve customer engagement, and acquire more customers. Headquarters: San Francisco, CA Satellite Offices: Chicago, IL New York, NY Quick Facts • Data on 900+ million records • 400+ million consumers • 52+ billion friend connections 3
  4. 4. Rapleaf Data: The 4 W’s WHAT? WHERE? Interests, affinities, Social sites used and lifestyles, products, where they hang out social influence online WHO? WITH Age, gender, WHOM? location, occupation, Friends and income, and more associates 4
  5. 5. Who is the Influencer?
  6. 6. Who is the Influencer?
  7. 7. Did You Know? % of buyers who rely on WOM for purchases: Travel and vacation Computers and software Dining and restaurants 22% 38% 67%
  8. 8. Influencers… • Shape opinions of people around them • Can direct and stir conversation about brands • Have high “Total Referral Value”
  9. 9. Identifying Influencers 3 Basic Considerations 1 Reach – Size of audience and friends, and people in their networks 2 Production – How much content generated 3 Distribution – Openness to passing along info
  10. 10. Identifying Influencers How do you find them? 1. “Share Me” email campaigns – coupon redemptions, clicks 2. Referral awards and programs 3. Reactions to online posts/updates – referral stats from bit.ly links 4. Klout scores on Twitter 5. High friend counts – check out Rapleaf API trial (low-volume queries are free) …now what?
  11. 11. Engaging Influencers 1. Give away free samples and trials
  12. 12. Engaging Influencers 2. Offer invite-only promotions and access to special events (and invite friends)
  13. 13. Engaging Influencers 3. Build a referral program
  14. 14. Engaging Influencers 4. Ask for feedback (and listen)
  15. 15. Engaging Influencers 5. Setup customer service (and other) flags Actor Kevin Smith, kicked off of plane for being overweight, shared his experience with 1.6 million Twitter followers
  16. 16. Engaging Influencers 6. Surprise them
  17. 17. Engaging Influencers 7. Establish a brand advocate program
  18. 18. Engaging Influencers 8. Have executives, management call them
  19. 19. Finding More Influencers Find influencers who share your goals or are passionate about similar things
  20. 20. Finding More Influencers Engage people who are already influential
  21. 21. Last Bits of Advice Easier if you find your customers’ digital footprint: • Facebook Connect • 3rd party services • Ask
  22. 22. Finally… Influencer marketing is not a short cut. • Make every customer happy • Surpass expectations • Be creative • Impress them • Give them things to talk about • Measure results • Stay humble
  23. 23. Questions? Please contact Michael Hsu (michael [at] rapleaf.com) Rapleaf 667 Mission St, FL 4 San Francisco, CA 94105 www.rapleaf.com info@rapleaf.com 415-886-7270 Twitter: @rapleaf

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