Nasdaq adds the ability to discover top online influencers

Through the stock exchange's GlobeNewswire service, marketers can now utilize Nasdaq Influencers to find prominent bloggers on a given topic.

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The Nasdaq stock exchange can now locate influencers through its press release operation.

The New York City-based company has launched Nasdaq Influencers, which allows marketers to find the most prominent bloggers and social media figures in a specific topic.

For instance, Nasdaq Vice President Mike Piispanen told me, a car company with a new all-electric model might want to find online bloggers who specialize in green energy to write about its new announcement. The new Influencers feature is integrated with GlobeNewswire, Nasdaq’s press release distribution service.

The influencer search and analytics, he said, utilizes the technology that news service Marketwired had built and initially launched, but “they became distracted by the fact that we bought them” in February.

Nasdaq Influencers searches social data aggregated from Nasdaq’s social platform partners — Traackr, Trendspottr and Sysomos. The results show the top influencers in a given topic, scored by reach (number of followers), resonance (number of shares) and relevance (to a given topic). The marketer, however, has to contact the influencer on her own.

There is no shortage of social management and social influencer platforms that can deliver similar results, including Cision and Nasdaq’s three social platform partners. But Piispanen pointed to Nasdaq’s unique collection of resources “under one roof,” including news release distribution, investor relations, analytics, board of director resources and financial data.

Nasdaq Influencers

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Barry Levine
Barry Levine covers marketing technology for Third Door Media. Previously, he covered this space as a Senior Writer for VentureBeat, and he has written about these and other tech subjects for such publications as CMSWire and NewsFactor. He founded and led the web site/unit at PBS station Thirteen/WNET; worked as an online Senior Producer/writer for Viacom; created a successful interactive game, PLAY IT BY EAR: The First CD Game; founded and led an independent film showcase, CENTER SCREEN, based at Harvard and M.I.T.; and served over five years as a consultant to the M.I.T. Media Lab. You can find him at LinkedIn, and on Twitter at xBarryLevine.

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