Don't Sleep on B2B Influencers (Literally or Figuratively)
Here are four places to find them
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Don't sleep on influencers. Every industry has them.
Doesn't matter how 'traditional' your space is - construction, waste management, life sciences, etc.
They are out there. You just need to know where to look.
Here are four places to start:
> Communities. Every B2B industry has trade events - either physical or virtual. Look at the conference agenda for a curated list of potential influencers to reach out to.
> Social Media. There are 830m people on LinkedIn. Odds are good some of them work in your sector. Start with your customers - who are they following? Where are the common patterns? These are the folks you want to partner with.
> Editorial. Most industries have sector-specific analyst shops that may also double up as trade journals. Analysts/reporters have established credibility and also make great content partners.
> Current Customers. The OG B2B influencer. Especially in high ACV industries ($1m+) knowing that a peer has found success with a vendor previously can help win a prospect over.
Ultimately what matters is that the influencer has credibility (note - reach is largely unimportant), shares your POV and is active in a defined community.
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How a Roofing Specialist Grew Its TikTok Following by 300% in Eight Weeks
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More guests, more narrative, more music. More… quality (in my humble opinion)
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In this episode, I sit down with VILPE - a speciality roofing ventilation equipment manufacturer based out of Finland.
We talked about exhibiting at expensive trade shows, how to not send rubbish cold emails and... just kidding. We spoke about TikTok.
Why? Because they have built a following of 80,000 followers in under 12 months. And it's starting to yield some awe-inspiring business results.
This is a story of rejecting the status quo in how to win new business even in traditional industries.
What are the three core principles of building a successful TikTok strategy?
How did VILPE jump from 20k to 80k followers in eight weeks?
What business results have they seen? (hint - they have never had more job applications)