Understanding Klout, Influence Marketing And Mark Schaefer

Mark Schaefer's new book investigates Klout and Influence Marketing

by Jason Falls |

The hot new book on the market this spring is undoubtedly Mark Schaefer‘s first major label offering, Return on Influence: The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring and Influence Marketing. With the identification of influencers and the often ego-driven game of social clout high on the need-to-know list of marketers, the time is right for an in-depth look at the subject. And Schaefer nails it with this book.

Now, this just so happens to coincide with Explore Nashville on April 13 which will feature, among other all-star speakers, Mark Schaefer. So I caught up with Mark this week to talk about the book, social influence’s long-term prospects, why Klout is the big focus right now and then what Mark will talk about in Nashville.

Wanna learn more from Mark? You can buy his book (affiliate link). Or you can take advantage of two in-person chances. First, Explore Nashville is April 13. Until Friday of this week you can get the first-100 pricing of $250. Sign up at GoToExplore.co now.

But on April 27, Mark hosts his own event, conveniently right down the road in Knoxville, Tenn., his hometown, called Social Slam. Learn more about his event over at the Social Slam website. Frankly, I’d sign up for both if I were you.

You won’t want to miss the business insights Mark has to give at Explore Nashville. He’ll be speaking there, along with an all-star lineup that includes H&R Block’s Scott Gulbransen, The Now Revolution co-author Amber Naslund, Edison Research’s Tom Webster, Edelman Digital’s Zena Weist, Nichole Kelly of Full Frontal ROI, Tim Hayden from 44 Doors, Sam Ford from Peppercom and more. The event will also feature a number of excellent software providers and companies to help you navigate the waters of digital marketing. They’ll bring their knowledge to share as well as their products. This is a must-attend event, so register now!

The full day’s content, breakfast, lunch and a cocktail reception is $400, but THIS WEEK ONLY, the price is just $250! Can’t beat that! Go reserve your spot!

Explore is a five-city conference event series from Social Media Explorer and presented by Expion and Raven Internet Marketing Tools. Learn more and sign up for email updates for the city nearest you at GoToExplore.co.


About the Author

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for Elasticity, one of the world's most innovative digital marketing and public relations firms. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).