NEW YORK, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilizing storytelling through your marketing efforts is an excellent way for small businesses to build up their brand's awareness. However, it takes more than just a brand voice to drive awareness and engagement. Forward-thinking brands recognize that consumers trust recommendations from connections over traditional brand promotions, so they are seeking out influencers in their industries and establishing relationships to turn them into brand advocates and, in some cases, even brand endorsers.
In the latest article posted to the Small Business PR Toolkit, contributing author Penny Sansevieri gives a step-by-step approach to follow when pitching key influencers:
- Identify. Not every influencer is an ideal fit for your brand, so consider networking to uncover new or existing relationships to nurture.
- Research. Once you've identified the appropriate group of influencers, take the time to research these individuals to learn more about them and to also confirm their followers consist largely of individuals who match your target buyer personas.
For discussion on the remaining ways to build on your influencer outreach efforts, read the complete article here: http://bit.ly/29kyAxl.
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