The 2 Pillars of Influencer Analysis

“Who are the good influencers, and how to identify them?”

We have given this issue a lot of thought and experiment. Over the years, this has inspired a unique vision of online influence, addressing what defines it, how to describe its characteristics, and how to analyze it. Here’s the gist of it.

There are several types of influencers (5 or 6, depending on who you ask, it is not really clear yet). In this post, we will not be covering the influence mechanisms at work among closed circles such as friends and family, or the influence mechanisms of celebrities (sports celebrities, politicians, and others). We are also well aware that geographical, cultural, or demographic factors have their role to play. As far as influence in the virtual world of social media is concerned, however, we believe this is only a minor one.

Got nails? How big businesses materializes in social media tribe

In today’s world:

* There are tons of billion dollars businesses
* There are tons of niche tribes
* At eCairn, we map tribes that contain thousands of influencers

Is it possible for any billion dollars business to materialize as a large and thriving tribe in social media?

The answer is most likely yes and here are some supporting facts and thoughts.

Today’s example is the ‘Nail Industry’ (Pedicure and Manicure). It comes on the heels of previous analysis on the Bird Watching and the Wedding industry which have respectively revenues of $50bn and $40bn.

The Next Step in Social: Beyond Listening & Engagement #SVAMA

I went to the Social Media Event at Adobe and, as usual, it was a great experience. Great panel: Maria Poveromo, Director of Social Media, Adobe Systems Laura Messerschmitt, Senior Marketing Manager, Intuit Susan Etlinger, Consultant, Altimeter Group Rob Fuggetta, Founder & CEO, Zuberance Moderator – Chris Arens, noted influencer, author and marketing/ad agency veteran […]

eCairn high-tech community social media engagement report

Top #Cloud, #Security, #Virtualization influencers and 5 tips on how to reach them

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more recently Foursquare. Those are the buzzwords that rightfully comes to mind when we talk social media.

Often, another critical dimension stays unnoticed: Social media is a network of virtual communities.

By communities, understand a large group of like-minded people, highly passionate, highly interconnected (through Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).

marketing is dead

Marketing is Dead, you’re kidding !

  For the last three years, we’ve been listening to the same old song and success stories from Social Media Marketing experts on the why and how of SMM. The story is around: People are talking about your brand so you should be listening. Look at what happened to J&J (Motrin), Domino Pizza, now Pampers […]