Both are often in the news, but for different reasons.
While thought leaders are often quoted for their sagely perspectives on world events, influencers tend to court a different form of publicity.
Chriselle Lim and Nordstrom (courtesy of Nordstrom)
Wonder why your social media marketing efforts are not paying off for your brand?
Maybe you should take tuition from that fashionable 20 something student with 100,000 followers on Instagram. Or that “frivolous” YouTuber with his hundreds of thousands of faithful viewers.
In an age where social media permeates virtually every waking hour, our actions on social media are every bit as important as our offline ones.
What can you do to strengthen your personal influence on social media?
How can you improve the way you persuade and lead others in the digital space?
How should social media influencers act when faced with a moral dilemma? What is considered ethical and unethical in influencer marketing?
As I’ve previously blogged before in Who’s Your Influencer, online influencers are individuals who can “influence” the purchase decisions of others by virtue of their authority, knowledge, reputation or “likability”.
Do you recognise these social influencers? (courtesy of The Influencer Media)
How do brands works with social media influencers? How do you choose the right influencers for your brand?
By now, you would be familiar with the ongoing saga involving Xiaxue, Gushcloud, and SMRT Feedback Ltd (an online vigilante Facebook account). Following from this, Sunday Life (The Straits Times) published an article on influencers and what they do for brands. Describing how businesses work with online “influencers”, the paper described how these young Singaporeans can generate value for themselves by virtue of how well they “influence” the buying behaviours of their fans on social networks.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Singapore Blog Awards 2014!
Adopting an equine theme (2014 being the Year of the Wooden Horse), this year’s Singapore Blog Awards – the seventh in the series – crowned a total of 14 winners. Organised by the tireless team from Singapore Press Holding‘s Omy.sg led by Ms Lee Kuan Fung (Head, Chinese Newspapers Digital Strategy, SPH), the awards helped build the careers of numerous social media stars over the years. Many have gone on to become long-time friends and buddies.
Officiated by Ms Sim Ann, Minister of State for Communications and Information, and Education, the awards this year was held at The Ground Theatre at *SCAPE in Orchard. Other than the prize presentation itself, attendees were treated to a rousing dance performance as well as a “best dressed” competition.
Have you voted for your favourite blogger yet? (from Singapore Blog Awards 2014)
Yes, it is time yet again for the Singapore Blog Awards. Organised by Omy.sg, this annual competition cum celebration of what’s new, hot and happening in the blogging scene is in its 7th year running, with over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won.
This year’s awards has a total of nine Editors’/Judges’ Choice categories and three new Followers categories. Other than the old favourites like Best Family blog, Best Food blog, and Best Photography blog, a Best New Blog award category has been created to acknowledge newbie bloggers who started their blogs in the past year.
Zillions of pre-teens are under his influence (courtesy of The Global Daily)
Are you under the influence?
If you’re like the billions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other social networks, you most definitely are. While we can also be influenced by mainstream channels like newspapers, television, radio and magazines, chances are that it is the people we know – our family and friends – who exert the most influence on our behaviours and actions.
“I’m a blogger. Hear me roar!”
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