Does Influence Really Matter?

Author’s Note: This article originally appeared on the AMEX Open Forum blog —  I wrote it to get people to seriously think about authority and influence. I’ve been thinking a lot about influence lately.  It seems that I’m not the only one.  Influence isn’t just for celebrities any more.  Small business has gotten into the game as […]

The Dilemma of Social Media Measurement

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[Editor’s Note: The  following post by Michael Wolfe was originally published by and is syndicated with permission by The GreenBook Blog.] Everyone with any sense of what is going on in the field of marketing right now knows that there is almost a mad frenzy about social media, the likes of which we have seldom seen. In […]

Online Influencers: Barely Licensed

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In Ketchum and myYearbook’s recent survey of 13 to 19 year olds, they found that teenagers are some of the most active online social influencers. How do these teens spend their time? They text, update, hang out on social networking sites for about two hours each day, they make purchases and then they talk about […]