Here’s a solution to corruption in the influencer marketing space

By Ted Wright

The Wall Street Journal just published an in-depth post about the corruption and lack of accountability in the influencer marketing industry. Is this the beginning of end for this marketing mega-trend? Let’s take a look at this today. The problems with influencers Here are a few highlights from the WSJ feature: Influencer marketing is a […]


Five essential things you need to know about Word of Mouth Marketing

By Ted Wright

Our own Sarah Neely had a chance to talk about the foundations of Word of Mouth Marketing at The Uprising, a small retreat for marketing thought leaders hosted by friend of Fizz, Mark Schaefer. Sarah led a discussion that covered five essential “big ideas” about WOMM. 1. An advocate is not the same an influencer […]


Influencer or Advocate, you make the call.

By Ted Wright

  Every marketer has influencers on their mind today. It appears to be an unavoidable conversation at any meeting or conference. But I think the term “influencer” is overly used to camouflage garden variety advertising. Same kind of messaging and effort. Differences are that the channel you are viewing it on and the people producing […]


Why you should own your own marketing home

By Ted Wright

  Digital business consultant Christopher S. Penn recently published a free research paper emphasizing that the most meaningful online engagement and conversations are happening in private groups like Slack, Facebook Groups, and even the gamer platform Discord. This is not necessarily new insight. We’ve all known that in the long term, it’s not wise to build our […]