Social media is (and always has been) about relationships. The stronger your relationships are, the stronger your community is. The stronger your community is, the greater your influence. The greater your sphere of influence, the bigger your impact. Get where I’m going here? The ability to engage and influence targeted audiences (current / prospective customers,…

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Influencer marketing is one of the hottest industry topics in 2017, but not everyone fully understands the distinction between influencer marketing and influencer relations. If you want to implement a successful influencer program, you’d better have a strong foundation on which to build it. You have to sow the seeds of rapport before the brand/tastemaker…

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2016 was a year filled with trend after trend after trend on social media. Some were short-lived (mannequin challenge, anyone?) but some left a lasting impression and will only continue to gain speed as we move into the new year. One of the most poignant social media trends we saw this year was the continued…

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Reflecting on what we’ve learned in 2016 is one of the best opportunities to forecast the key trends that will shape the digital marketing landscape in 2017. We’ve tapped some of the smartest folks we know in the industry to share their predictions for what social media and influencer relations will look like and how…

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