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The New Wave is also more likely to engage in word-of-mouth—both online and offline! This is good news for brands—it means you don’t have to work as hard to get these people sharing. The challenge, of course, is making sure that when they share it’s about your brand, and that sentiment is positive.
Our 2019 Roundtable research provides two steps to keep you top-of-mind and at the center of discussion.
- The first step is to quantify influence so you can identify the most influential segments in the new wave. We employ two methods to help you quantify influence and identify segments to target. The first uses factor analysis to identify the segments most likely to exhibit attitudes and behaviors related to word-of-mouth. The second uses an ego-based social network analysis to understand how far influence is likely to spread given the makeup of each segment’s social networks.
- The second step is to activate the New wave to share. We provide two tactics to help you amplify word of mouth in the most influential New Wave segments and three tactics to drive word-of-mouth across all New Wavers.
Download the attached PowerPoint deck for insights and executional examples to help you harness the influence power of the New Wave.
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