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Be an Attention Grabber
A technique to ingratiate yourself with the thought leaders inside your industry is to grab their particular attention. No matter if your small business is computers or home renovation, every marketplace has thought leaders. Building enlightening and eye-catching content based on industry topics is the initial step to getting the right attention.
The big step, though, is getting these thought leaders to take notice. Share this article on their Facebook pages or tag them in a tweet when sharing. Many professionals will see these posts, and if they like what they see you have a great potential for getting shared. This will surely help you along on your path to thought leadership.
You will need to have a blog for content marketing on your website. At least 25 percent of marketing budgets are invested in content marketing simply because it is a great way to get the right results. In addition, guest blogging is a great way to get your company name out to those who may have never heard it before. And with more corners of the web occupied, more people will see the business as a thought leader.
Network, Network, and then Network Some More
Networking is a common sense prerequisite to operating a successful business, but by doubling down on it, you can help build an image as a thought leader in your industry. Interacting with your mentors and other influencers on social media is only half of the formula. The other step is to attend networking events and engage in speaking opportunities at these events. This will help get your company’s name accepted as a leader.
There are innumerable marketing methods which may or may not highlight your company’s potential. Set your small business a part by focusing your efforts on thought leadership.
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