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How to Establish Thought Leadership

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Becoming a trusted resource and perceived expert in a specific field or industry can bring great benefits to a brand. This presentation explains the strategy for becoming a Thought Leader among industry peers as well as a reliable information source for media.

Becoming a trusted resource and perceived expert in a specific field or industry can bring great benefits to a brand. This presentation explains the strategy for becoming a Thought Leader among industry peers as well as a reliable information source for media.

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How to Establish Thought Leadership

  1. 1. Thought Leadership for Credibility and Branding
  2. 2. Defining Thought Leadership •  Industry Knowledge –  Has the company tracked developments, news and research? •  Communication Skills –  Is the brand communicating corporate objectives clearly? Do representatives have practice in public speaking? •  Expertise & Experience –  Does the company have longevity in the market to draw ideas from? What accomplishments support their position as a thought leader? •  News Generation –  Is the brand the first to launch new services or explore an idea? •  Public Image –  What do people know about the brand. How is it perceived?
  3. 3. The Goals of Thought Leadership •  Generate brand awareness •  Demonstrate vision and drive •  Build a positive brand reputation •  Emphasize knowledge, intuition, and credibility
  4. 4. Thought Leadership Strategies •  Educate the industry •  Define Your constituents, their interests/needs •  Contribute to conversations, start new ones •  Lead by example
  5. 5. Thought Leadership Tactics - Media •  Establish relationships with key media –  Provide news that’s in line with what they want, not what you think they need. •  Create news in various forms –  Bylined articles, research and surveys, round table discussions, interviews, sound bytes, video •  Contribute to social media conversations
  6. 6. Thought Leadership Tactics - Educational •  Speaking engagements •  Industry conferences and events •  Seminars and presentations •  Presentations to universities and academics
  7. 7. Thought Leadership Tactics - Industry •  Sponsor leading industry associations •  Participate on advisory boards •  Network with members •  Offer corporate support for associations
  8. 8. Who Should be Your Thought Leader(s)? •  Mid-level or above within your company, with time in the industry •  Someone with “big-picture” vision and knowledge of industry •  A leader in the company and their community •  Someone in touch with innovations and industry news •  A strong communicator who is media savvy
  9. 9. Thought Leadership – Next Steps •  Evaluate your organization’s objectives •  Consider how a communications program can support your organization •  Inquire with Schubert B2B and ask questions
  10. 10. About Schubert b2b Schubert B2B is a nationally recognized B2B marketing agency located in Downingtown, Pa., near Philadelphia. Building B2B brand leaders is our singular mission, and has been for 35 years. www.schubertb2b.com
  11. 11. Questions?" Feel free to contact us: 610.269.2100 schubertb2b.com Twitter @schubertb2b"

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  • Thought Leadership is a strategic communications tactic that provides an opportunity to position a brand as a leading expert within its industry. This high-level strategy hinges on the ability to thoughtfully convey knowledge and experience in a way that generates value for the market. Beneficial to any business, it is especially useful for service companies whose longevity depends on the trust of consumers.
  • Demonstrating expertise among industry peers requires an understanding of both your company’s goals and market activity. Contributing new ideas creates a place for your brand to be heard - and listened to - above other conversations. The primary objective however is to contribute insight and information that attributes a sense of vision, drive and credibility to your brand.
  • The backbone to Thought Leadership is positive public support – be it from consumers, industry allies or the media. Without this support, getting your brand’s voice heard can be a difficult goal to achieve. However by proactively sharing information and knowledge with the public, you begin to establish your brand’s expertise with hot topics and leading industry trends.
  • Thought Leadership is not just defined by your brand. Media, both traditional and “new age,” has created many opportunities for companies to establish their place in the public eye, including social media, blogs, industry networks and online channels like podcasts and webinars. Creating relationships with key industry media by offering them “news” as they define it can be a key element in building up a brand’s reputation for innovation and expertise in its field. Media There are two primary means for establishing your thought-leader position. The first is through the media. Bylined articles are the most common tool for this, but there are many other means for media outreach. Being readily available to talk to writers and editors, participating in media-sponsored events, such as Webcasts, and even taking positions on editorial advisory boards for trade journals are all effective means for building credibility.
  • Part of becoming a thought leader is educating your target audience – enlightening them with new perspectives and ideas. One of the most effective means for doing this is through industry activities. Most industries host a variety of events with opportunities to lead discussions on topics through presentations or seminars. Leadership in this way places your brand as a voice of authority on critical subjects and issues. Participating in relevant organizations or offering your time to academic channels like universities can both provide the company with relevant news and generate interest in its perspectives.
  • Just as you can establish leadership though conferences and events, you can also further your position by taking active roles in industry and professional organizations. Industry groups are just as described – they observe, analyze and report on trends and relevant issues; professional associations are specific to a job or career category, such as the Society of Mechanical Engineers. Leveraging opportunities with such organizations can help support your brand and its ideals.
  • Those who are best at Thought Leadership can balance fact and perspective with industry relevance and experience. There is no rule of thumb per se, however having multiple individuals within a company who can speak to different areas within your industry is a benefit to your thought leadership goals. It opens up new opportunities for comment on a wide variety of topics, which positions your company as taking an active interest in your industry’s development. When you have key spokespeople, it is a good idea to train your experts on the do’s and don’ts of public speaking and reinforce the company’s objective for thought leadership.
  • Think about your company’s strengths and weaknesses and evaluate what areas it is most active in. Consider how Thought Leadership can benefit your company's brand and how a communications strategy can support your objectives. Schubert Communications is a leading B2B integrated marketing firm which can assist you in generating positive brand awareness through a well executed, integrated program.

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