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SageTalk: AR as a Pillar of an Overall Influencer Marketing Program

Our March SageTalk features Chris Germann, Global Head of AR & Influencer Marketing for Spryker Systems. Chris will be exploring the use of AR to supplement an overall influencer marketing program to discuss how AR fits into a much broader vision of marketing to influencers with the goal of driving revenue. AR is more than[…]

Time Is Of The Essence, Don’t Waste It On Worthless Firms

Time Is Of The Essence, Don’t Waste It On Worthless Firms

By: Sven Litke Time is limited, so why waste it? Instead, make sure you’re spending it on the things that really matter to you and your organization. AR managers often struggle to identify which influencers to focus on, but giving the simple answer of “Ask your customers” often leaves them baffled. Once upon a time,[…]


Influencer Marketing Is Not What You Might Think

By: Sarah Shamouelian Chris Germann, one of the original SageCircle founders, now works in enterprise influencer marketing. That doesn’t mean that he helps social media accounts purchase likes and followers just to get some lucrative sponsorship deals. In fact, it’s much closer to AR than you’d think. But what exactly is influencer marketing? As Chris[…]

Answering “10 Questions Analyst Relations Have on Social Media” Part 1

icon-social-media-blue.jpgRecently Jeremiah Owyang (bio, Twitter handle), a Forrester analyst that covers social media, spoke to a group of AR and PR professionals at a large vendor in the Silicon Valley about the use of social media. Of course, Jeremiah being Jeremiah, he blogged about the meeting in 10 Questions Analyst Relations Have About Social Media. The post is interesting in that Jeremiah did not try to answer the questions he recorded, so SageCircle is going to provide our take on the answers. 

Some of the questions are addressed to “influencers,” not necessarily only analysts. For our answers we are going to focus on the industry analysts, thought SageCircle does think a lot about the broader influencer landscape (e.g., see Fog of Influence).

  1. Is social media a medium to influence the influencers? Yes, but “influencing” is too narrow an approach. Social media can be great tools for engaging analysts, educating them on important issues, building personal relationships, getting feedback from analysts, and so on. AR teams need to think less that social media is something “special” and more that it is just part of the overall communications toolbox to be used where appropriate depending on the specific task and analyst.
  2. Are influencers impacted by social media usage of clients, vendors, and media? This depends on the analyst. Some are ignoring the whole social media phenomena because they think it is a passing fad, not relevant to their clients, or does not fit into […]