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The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a High-Converting Landing Page

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A landing page is one of the most important elements of your Ecommerce business. But a poorly constructed landing page can cost your business valuable conversions, and leave money on the table. Something that you think looks great might not resonate with your users.

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How Marketers Can Drive More Conversions with Inspiration Galleries

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Digitally-Native cosmetics retailer Morphe hit the online makeup scene in 2008 and rapidly established themselves as a cosmetics powerhouse.

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What’s New at Pixlee: 6 Features that Redefine UGC

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One month into 2019, we can tell this year is shaping up to be impactful in the world of visual marketing. Between CES and NRF, we’re seeing innovative applications of technology that make brands stand out from the competition.

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2019 Influencer Marketing Trends for Brands

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Influencer marketing has proven to be one of the most effective forms of connecting with a community. In 2019, this strategy will still use many of the techniques and approaches that were popular in 2018. But there are key trends that brands should be aware of if they want to expand success in their influencer marketing strategy in 2019. Here are the most important trends we’re expecting to see in 2019. . Trend #1. Instagram Will Remain a Key Influencer Marketing Channel.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

4 Brands Using Instagram Stories to Drive Engagement

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Instagram Stories hasn’t been around for that long – the feature only launched in August 2016. But it has quickly become one of the very best ways for brands to drive engagement and connect with audiences. By November 2017, Instagram Stories had already topped over 300 million daily users.

Does Influencer Marketing Work with Baby Boomers?

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With brands like Kylie Cosmetics and Fashion Nova leveraging young influencers to skyrocket to enormous valuations overnight, it can sometimes seem like the whole world of social media influence stops with millennials and Generation Z.

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“Nanoinfluencers” are Nothing New – It’s Just Word of Mouth on Steroids

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With larger influencers losing some authenticity and credibility, and with microinfluencers still too pricey, brands are now investing in the vast realm of “nanoinfluencers.” The NYTimes defines nanoinfluencers as social media users with between 1,000 and 5,000 followers — who can drive sales and brand loyalty. Nanoinfluencers’ might seem like a hot new trend, but realistically it’s a new word for an age-old marketing practice.

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Email Marketing Basics: How Brands Can Boost Conversions from Email in 2019

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Email marketing best practices are critical for ensuring your emails are being well received by your audience. Depending on your email program, you might need to adjust your strategy to maximize your return-on-investment for this channel in 2019. Prepare for 2019 by reviewing the best practices every brand marketer swears by. Clean Your Email List. Email addresses often “go bad” over time. Maybe a follower opted-in with a work email that went invalid after they left the company, for instance.

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Three Artificial Intelligence Trends Marketers Should Watch in 2019

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The blurred background in portrait mode, improved battery saving capabilities, and voice recognition software — these are all functions that have been woven into the average smartphone users’ experience through artificial intelligence. AI is often framed as a world-changing threshold that will be crossed at some point in the future, replete with autonomous robots displacing office workers and self-driving cars dominating the roads.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Will Your Number of Instagram Followers Matter in 2019?

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Instagram is on pace for another record year of growth in 2019. With increasing saturation, many brands and influencers alike wonder if gaining Instagram followers actually matters. Follower count sometimes helps to give a brand or influencer legitimacy, but recently, it’s done the exact opposite. In the push to build an Instagram audience, many brands and influencers cut corners by purchasing fake followers that artificially inflate page numbers.

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The Marketing Power of User-Generated Content

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Thanks to the professional-grade cameras on even the most basic smartphones, it is estimated that 1.2 trillion photos were taken last year , and much of this content features a product or experience provided by the brands they love.

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Product ratings and UGC both work, but can they work together?

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Product reviews are a huge part of a customer’s buying decision, but where should they appear? Displaying them almost seems counterintuitive to the clean, conversion-oriented design most Ecommerce sites strive for.

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How to Setup and Run an Ecommerce Referral Program

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Word-of-mouth or referral advertising is a powerful tool rooted in authenticity and trust. Referral advertising is actually the most trusted strategy among millennials, Boomers, and other age groups. In fact, Nielsen found that 83% of consumers trust the recommendations of friends and family over other forms of advertising.

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Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Announcement Regarding Facebook’s Security Issue

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Facebook announced this morning they experienced a security issue affecting 50 million accounts. Please be reassured this breach has not affected Pixlee in any way as our engineering team has thoroughly checked our security perimeter in regard to this breach.

Important Information Regarding Changes to Instagram’s Application Programming Interface

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Effective today, April 4, 2018 , and without advance notice with regard to the immediate implementation of the changes, Instagram deployed changes to their API affecting all users of the Instagram API for access to Instagram data. How does Instagram’s API affect Pixlee?

What is a Social Storefront—and why do you need one?

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You probably encounter social storefronts several times a day but may not know exactly what they are. A social storefront is a functional ecommerce store within an established social media network. Having a social media presence gives brands a chance to engage with customers and to mold the perception of a product, service, or mission.

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The Biggest Success of Nike’s “Just Do It” Campaign May Be User-Generated Content

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For the 30th anniversary of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign, the sneaker brand made a risky move by taking a stance on a fraught cultural topic. Since then, Nike has faced some backlash by fans boycotting brand products, but these reactions represent only a fraction of Nike’s customer base.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

5 Free Hashtag Analytics Tools That Every Brand Needs

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Hashtags are an integral part of finding and joining social conversations on a number of platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

How to Develop an Authentic eCommerce Brand to Drive Holiday Sales

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The holidays are the most important time of year for your eCommerce business—and authenticity is on the top of every consumer’s mind right now. One reason for this is that consumers trust in marketers and brands is at an all-time low, according to a recent Forrester report.

Video On Instagram: Best Practices For ROI-Driven Ecommerce Brands

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Video is the most popular form of content with consumers today. It’s convenient, mobile-friendly, and gives you the space to get creative with your message. A visual platform like Instagram is naturally the perfect place to share your brand videos. But for ROI-driven ecommerce brands like yourself, it’s important to know the best practices to really see results from your Insta videos.

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IAB ‘Direct Brands to Watch’ are Winning with Consumer Content

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“You must watch them. You must know them. You must partner with them.”. That was the message that IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg delivered about direct brands in his recent address introducing the “IAB 250 Powered by Dun & Bradstreet” report.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

What Your Brand Can Learn from Warby Parker’s Massive Success

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In 2008, the concept of buying eyeglasses online was still just that – a concept. Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa, Andy Hunt and Jeff Raider had the audacity to question (1) why eyeglasses were so expensive and (2) why they weren’t sold online.

5 Valuable Ecommerce Lessons We Can Learn from Superheroes

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Superheroes are just like us, right? Well, maybe not exactly, but we can definitely use our budget and invest it in amazing tools that will beat the competition, like Batman, have the resilience of Superman, or celebrate what sets us apart like so many different super teams. Here are some of the biggest lessons we can learn from across our favorite stories and characters to bring about something good in our own Ecommerce activities. Batman: Use the Right Resource for the Right Job.

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The 2017 Internet Trends that Brands Need to Know

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Mary Meeker is ready with her 2017 internet trends report , which she delivered at this year’s Code Conference in California. At 350 pages, there’s a ton of data, but here are the five takeaways that all brands need to know.

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Pixlee

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Pixlee’s industry-leading UGC platform is known for its extensive content creation, curation, and multi-channel publishing capabilities.

The 6 Hottest Forms of Content for Ecommerce Brands Right Now

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Your content marketing strategy is what drives your ecommerce brand. It boosts your SEO, engages your customers, and gives your online store value. With so many unique content types available today, it’s hard to determine which has the potential to convert your traffic. We’ve identified the six top forms of content that your customers will love. Read on for some inspirational ideas that you can start using for your content strategy today. Embrace the many benefits of user-generated content.

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The Top 20 Brands to Watch at NRF 2019

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Are you as excited as us for the NRF EXPO in New York? With dozens of sessions to attend and industry speakers, your time is at a premium. To prep for the Big Show in the Big Apple, we’ve curated a must-watch list of some famous incumbents and brilliant upstarts that are bringing a fresh take to retail in 2019. Odds are you’ve heard of every company on the list, but take time out of the conference to meet with these amazing brands! Levi, Strauss & Co.

Why Hotel Brands Need to Curate Experiences to Drive Business

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Travelers are constantly looking for advice from their peers, social media influencers, review websites, magazines, and more. There’s no reason why hotel brands can’t excel in this space by showcasing their extensive knowledge of local culture through robust curated experiences. Most brands already offer curated experiences to guests, but marketing these suggestions with User-Generated Content can make them more visible, attractive, and trustworthy.

The Next Generation of Retail Experiences: Leading Retailer Launches Interactive In-Store Touchscreens with UGC from Social Media

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Today’s consumers rely heavily on social media and tapping into their community when it comes to brand loyalty and their purchase decisions. Brands understand that user-generated content (UGC) that shows real people with your products creates a more engaging shopping experience and builds trust. The question is how to bring the authentic community experience from social media into your stores.

3 New Trends in Retail Customer Acquisition

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In 2016, e-commerce fueled over $360 million in sales within the United States. Experts believe that the value of products sold to consumers will reach $638.1 million by 2022. The way that retailers acquire customers online has changed significantly over the last decade. The days of mass marketing have ended. Today, brands need to find more authentic ways to connect with their existing and potential customers.

5 Never-Fail Tips for Crafting Compelling Branded Content

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It’s 1900. Édouard Michelin and André Michelin, two brothers from Clermont-Ferrand, France faced a challenge of growing their business, a rubber factory that produced tires. The challenge was quite daunting. At the time, there were fewer than 3,000 cars in the country, so their target audience was quite limited. Moreover, car owners don’t buy tires every day, so the sales of Michelin were low.

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3 Common UGC Challenges And How To Conquer Them

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From YouTube to Yelp, user-generated content (UGC) powers some of the most popular websites in the world. For consumers, it adds trust and transparency to the buying process. For brands, it’s a powerful marketing technique that can double conversion rates and increase average order value. To maximize your team’s success with UGC, consider these common challenges before getting started. You don’t have many customers.

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8 Sessions You Can’t Miss at NRF 2019

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The National Retail Foundation (NRF)’s annual gathering of retail powerhouses is one of the best opportunities to learn from the pros. NRF 2019 is set to showcase industry leaders and the newest tech to reach your customers. Looking to develop a high-tech 2019 ECommerce ECommerce strategy? We’ve curated the sessions we’re excited for so you can make the most of your time at NRF. New retail is not omnichannel retail. Sunday, January 13, 9:15am–9:45am. Stage 3, EXPO Hall, Level 1.

Want to Double the Likelihood of an Online Sale with User-Generated Content?

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The profit potential of social media can’t be overlooked. As eCommerce surpassed $327 billion in the US by 2016, the share created by social commerce continues to grow, and user-generated content (UGC) is emerging as a key growth engine. That’s because consumers throughout the country are more frequently turning to social media for inspiration, shopping advice, and meaningful connections.

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SEO Ideas: How to Improve SEO with User Generated Content

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User-generated content (UGC) is any type of content created by users of online platforms. It can be in the form of photos, videos, text posts, product reviews, and more. It’s highly trusted by consumers and impacts purchasing decisions.

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