By | Abhijit Bhaduri |Keynote speaker, Author and Columnist
Google is synonymous with search and analytics. They have been working with Influencers and have wondered how to measure the impact of the partnership. This is one of the most widely read articles that they put out. So clearly many people have been scratching their head over the same problem.
1. Stop selling impressions and likes as impact
Don’t leave it up to vanity metrics to assess the return on an influencer marketing partnership. Likes and views don’t mean anything. So what do you look for?
2. Brand building needs long-form content
Brands especially B2B brands need long form content creators. Long-form content gave our marketing messages more breathing space. The brand gets a mention in the organically created content of the influencer
3. Focus on brand lift to isolate impact
Survey those who saw the content and compare it with the response and behaviour of those who did not see the content. Is there a difference?
4. The influencer’s work is part of the regular marketing mix
When they measured it against as part of the Marketing strategy, they found that some top creators have helped us achieve the scale of TV ads, at significantly lower cost.
Work with long form content creators. Bloggers, podcasters and content creators make for effective Influencers.
BONUS TIP: I am running content creation classes for a client’s leadership team on how to create content for LinkedIn. Try that out!