February 8th, 2021 | Updated on June 27th, 2022
Influencer marketing is the practice of engaging internal and industry experts with active networks to help achieve measurable business goals.
This course is about strategy. Although there is no all-purpose, one-size-fits-all influencer marketing strategy template, you will learn how to tailor one for a wide variety of B2B, B2C, and nonprofit organizations using the two-step flow model of communication.
But this course is also about tactics. Your final project for this course is to create a pitch deck for a social media influencer strategy.
The purpose of your final project is to give you a concrete artifact that you can use to demonstrate your mastery of new competencies and skills to either the executives in your current organization or to prospective employers.
1. Influencer Marketing Strategy
On average, businesses are making $6.50 in revenue for each $1 spent on influencer marketing. In fact, 70% are earning $2 or more, and the top 13% are earning $20 or more. But, 30% are either breaking even or failing to generate a return on their investment. So, learning how to overcome the main challenges when rolling out an influencer marketing strategy can significantly improve your return on marketing investment (ROMI).
2. Content Marketing Strategy
Influencer strategy isn’t as effective or successful without content marketing. Great content is at the center of the value exchange between a business, influencer, and buyer. Incorporating influencers in your content facilitates reaching new audiences with brand messages that are credible and trusted.
3. How To Find Influencers.
Identifying the right influencers is hard. In this course, I will show you how to use 3 different tools to discover the most relevant influencers for your campaign. Why so many tools? Because each one has different strengths and weaknesses. And a decade ago, I used a fourth tool, but the company that made it has closed. So, I don’t want you to become too dependent on any one tool to find the right influencers.
4. How To Engage Influencers.
In this course, I will share several examples of influencer outreach best practices, which I call “schmooze optimization.” This is the process of making casual conversation with influential individuals who can help you to achieve measurable business goals. And it’s worked for a wide variety of B2B, B2C, and nonprofit organizations.
What Will You Get If You Purchase The Certificate?
When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page – from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.