Winfluence Podcast

J.C. Hutchins on Winfluence

Podcasting’s First Big Hit Made an Influencer a Published Author

When you get down to the core of what an online influencer is, these are people who leverage self-publishing tools like blogs, social networks, photo and video sharing sites to create content. Those that create compelling content or engage an audience of people around that content, or both, accumulate a following of people they have …

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Ted Wright on Winfluence

Is Influencer Marketing Word of Mouth or Not?

Word of Mouth has been called the holy grail of marketing. Some of the world’s best marketing case studies center around brands with great word of mouth, or WOM programs. The Harley Davidson Owners Group, Maker’s Mark Ambassadors, Fiskars Scissors, Pabst Blue Ribbon’s hip resurgence—all classic Word of Mouth case studies.  But Word of Mouth …

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Carusele's Jim Tobin & Erin Ledbetter on Winfluence

How Carusele Innovates & Drives Performance-Based Influence Marketing

It’s hard to dig deep into social media marketing or influencer marketing and not come across the name Jim Tobin. He started one of the first social media agencies at Ignite Social Media in 2007. When he saw influence marketing becoming its own thing, he launched a second firm called Carusele which helps brands and …

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Nick Bilton on Winfluence

Does Fake Famous Miss the Boat on Influencers?

Nick Bilton‘s HBO documentary Fake Famous portrays influencers as superficial, purposeless and purveyors of staging their lives, followings and engagement. The film is compelling and certainly exposes the worst practices of social media influencers trying to just create fame. But it leaves out the rest of influencers, I would argue most of them, that build …

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Lisa Joy Rosner on Winfluence

Oracle’s Rosner Talks Influence Marketing in Silicon Valley

Winfluence – Reframing Influencer Marketing to Ignite Your Brand is set to hit shelves February 23. In the coming episodes here, I’ll interview some of the experts and practitioners that are highlighted in the book. Today’s sneak peek guest is Lisa Joy Rosner, the senior vice-president for brand and digital at Oracle. She was the …

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Sarah Shaw on Winfluence

The Magic of Celebrity Product Placement as Influence Marketing

Is a celebrity an influencer? By that, I mean someone that falls into the category of influencer marketing? Or is celebrity endorsement a category in and of itself? I tend to classify celebrities as different because they’ve earned their influencer for something other than being an influencer. Even if a content creator illustrates expertise or …

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Dr. Karen Freberg on Winfluence

Discovering Public Relations Redefines PR in the Influence Era

Dr. Karen Freberg is heading into her 11th year of teaching public relations at the University of Louisville. She also teaches a master’s level course for one of my alma maters … West Virginia University. Dr. Freberg started teaching a new version of public relations as the 2000s were winding down and social media had started …

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