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What is Social Fabric®?

Social Fabric is a private community managed by Collective Bias, a leading social shopper media company. It’s a platform for micro-publishers (or bloggers) who are passionate about building relationships and telling stories.

Collective Bias uses Social Fabric to gain shopper insights and to identify brand advocates who create content for client campaigns.

How does Social Fabric differ from any other blogger community?

Every Collective Bias (CB) media program for brands and retailers begins with Social Fabric, a community of more than 1,400 (and growing) members who are highly influential micro-publishers (or bloggers) with an aggregate, multichannel reach of over 50MM.

These micro-publishers are your shoppers and consumers. They are the brains behind some of our most successful campaigns – building, leading and managing them. Our community is different from most, because our members are highly involved in the campaign process. The content our bloggers produce is creative, engaging and compelling. Content is influential because it’s tied to an emotional connection that resonates with people.

How does it work?

Social Fabric contains over 200 interest groups. When initiating new programs for brand clients, CB activates members of the most appropriate groups. For example, a Halloween candy media program would start with the “I Love Candy” group. This allows CB to identify influencers who are already passionate about that category, brand or interest. CB then uses a rigorous process to vet the pool of advocates to identify the best for each campaign.

After identifying program participants, CB activates a dedicated Campaign Leader (CL), a Social Fabric member who has shown leadership qualities and has exceeded expectations serves as the blogger liaison, and an Account Executive (AE), a CB staffer who serves as the primary client contact. Both work together to ensure campaign objectives are met. The AE monitors conversation, tracks analytics throughout the campaign and provides weekly reports to the client. The CL very closely monitors participant’s posts and fields any questions that may arise.

During each program, CB activates its syndication engine, cbSocially, to extend the reach and awareness for program content past each participants 30,000 direct network. cbSocially manages category-specific social channels with an estimated monthly reach of 10MM. It syndicates program content through related channels to generate an additional layer of reach.

How can I get more information?
Collective Bias has several media programs that will help you achieve your goals, whether it is to increase brand awareness around a new product launch, gain shopper insights to better serve your consumers, or to extend the reach of an existing media buy.

For more information, visit www.collectivebias.com. Also feel free to contact Jon LeMire, VP of Sales, at jonlemire@collectivebias.com or at (479) 426-8993.

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