Most of you know I am from and live and work in Kentucky in the United States. And if you know anything about that state, especially the eastern part of Kentucky where I grew up, you know it has spent the better part of the last three or four decades trying to figure out how to overcome the economic void left by the downsizing of the coal industry.

Both automation and regulation have forced coal mines to lay off workers who never knew another profession. The downturn in jobs meant high unemployment, higher incident rates for poverty and beyond. 

Question - What role do influencers play in economic development

What does that have to do with influencer marketing? I’ve been asked to contribute to Kentucky to the World, a group hoping to reshape the way the world sees my home state. In thinking about how I can contribute, I stumbled across an idea that hit me like a brick in the face.

I’m going to tell you more and how influencer marketing relates in today’s commentary.

This episode of Winfluence – The Influence Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Tagger. It is the influence marketing software I’m using Cornett. They sponsor the show and provide us with their fantastic software to use.

Tagger - Influencer Marketing Software

In today’s episode, Meredith Jacobson from We Are Boosters explains her favorite feature of Tagger. Give the episode a listen and see how Tagger helps her consultancy get to the right list of the right influencers.

Learn more at Tagger is the new influencer marketing campaign software of choice for me. I hope it will be for you, too.

Note: Photo by Elissa Garcia on Unsplash

The Winfluence theme music is “One More Look” featuring Jacquire King and Stephan Sharp by The K Club found on Facebook Sound Collection.

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School of Influence Podcast
This week’s influencer marketing podcast recommendation is The School of Influence with Amanda Russell and Neal Schaffer. Subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts or search for “School of Influence” wherever you get your podcasts.
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