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Popular online influencers that originated on the internet usually sit in the 5-10 million range, sometimes breaching into the 20’s. With this kind of reach and intense online following, they take to the broader web and begin sellin merchandise and product that relate to them. After all is said and done, they profit depending on their audience. But, there is one tactic that influencers rely very heavily on. Not only does it bring in big money, but it brings in fast money. This is the idea of marketing other business’ products and services. This is no new idea, but the world of it has definitely changed overtime. It first began as a spurt of brief shoutouts and mentions, but now resembles the endorsements that sports stars do with big brands. So, what is the best way to market using influencers?
Advice on social media is everywhere. The right advice on the right tools from the right PEOPLE … is rare. What if you could peek inside the minds of marketing’s most influential leaders to find out (1) their all-time favorite social-media tool, (2) why they love it, and (3) what it looks like in action? That’s what I did. And 50 of today’s top marketers weighed in. Find out what tools they chose — and let me know in the comments if they missed your own favorite … 1. Ann Handley 2. Joe Pulizzi 3. Joanna Wiebe 4. Neil Patel 5. Mari Smith 6. Rand Fishkin 7. Brian D. Evans 8. Jeff Bullas 9. Candice Galek 10. Jason Miller 11. Brian Clark 12. Larry Kim 13. Sam Hurley 14. Cammi Pham 15. Steve Rayson 16. Ross Simmonds 17. Pam Moore 18. Jay Baer 19. Griffin Thall 20. Michael Brenner 21. Andy Crestodina 22. Rachel Pedersen 23. Shane Barker 24. Murray Newlands 25. Josh Steimle 26. Sujan Patel 27. Johnathan Dane 28. John Rampton 29. Neal Schaffer 30. Ed Leake 31. Gerry Moran 32. Brian Dean 33. Glen Gilmore 34. Matthew Toren 35. Amy Porterfield 36. Kristi Hines 37. Shayla Price 38. Everette Taylor 39. Daniel Knowlton 40. Scott Stratten 41. Kevan Lee 42. Diana Adams 43. William Harris 44. Benji Hyam 45. Jon Morrow 46. Monina Wagner 47. Chirag Kulkarni 48. Nadya Khoja 49. Heidi Cohen 50. Tommy Walker
Social marketing leverages social networks like Facebook and Twitter to drive user acquisition, engagement, and retention. Also known as social media marketing, this includes building a social audience and content marketing and engaging with audiences on social networks. These are the best articles on how to use social media to grow your business, including how to grow a Twitter following, how to grow a Facebook audience and how to maximize the value of your social media marketing.