Always-On Influencer Marketing:
Building Thought Leadership for B2B Brands
CEO, TopRank Marketing
Thought Leadership is often a concept associated with individuals but brands, especially in B2B, can develop their thought leadership among the customer community as well. Thought leadership is important for brands and individuals alike because trust is an issue for companies as people navigate misinformation, changing sources and become more skeptical of what brands and their people say.
What is thought leadership in 2020? Beyond publishing articles, speaking and writing books, thought leadership is about creating a reputation for expertise and authority within an industry.
How can a B2B brand approach an integrated influencer marketing and thought leadership program? Here are 5 steps to start:
Define Thought Leadership Topics
Identify Influencers and Executives
Create a Thought Leadership Content Collaboration Plan
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