Incorporating influencers into a marketing campaign is more than merely asking social media stars to endorse a product. This course overviews the strategies and plans to successfully employ influencer marketing.
Understand how to determine whether or not influencers can be leveraged in a marketing campaign
Research and critically evaluate influencers to align with business goals
Learn to legally and strategically integrate influencers into a marketing campaign
About this course:
Today's consumers are dispersed over thousands of media platforms that are saturated with content and advertising. That's why marketers are struggling to even generate awareness, least of all sales, on a cost-effective basis. Consequently, many are turning to influencers: individuals who already have large, attentive followings that they can persuade to action. Successful influencer marketing, however, requires more than merely asking social media stars to endorse a product. Without a well-planned strategy based on critical evaluation, marketers risk losing money, time, and opportunities; damaging their brands; and even violating federal regulations. In this course, students learn how to research, evaluate, and employ the right influencers for their markets and how to legally and strategically integrate them into marketing campaigns that achieve specific goals.