5 Great Homepage Galleries Featuring Shoppable UGC

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Shoppable user-generated content (UGC) is essential for any modern ecommerce homepage. UGC generates trust, helps drive organic product discovery, and helps brands keep their homepages up to date. Here are five of the best examples of homepages using UGC to great effect.

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You Down with UGC? (You Soon Will Be): Best Practices in Repurposing User-Generated Content

Ignite Social Media

UGC, how can I explain it? User-generated content is an authentic, cost-effective way to get branded content that’s really going to resonate with your brand’s audience … because they create it! The user used your brand’s hashtag. The post You Down with UGC?

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Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to reaching these users, here are our top travel brands on social. From these pieces of user-generated content (UGC), they are able to populate their main feed with picture-perfect posts that ladder up to other marketing messages. All employ a strong UGC curation strategy.

5 Social Ad Content Mistakes Brands Make and How To Avoid Them (With UGC)

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Social media advertising has huge potential for brands. When done right, it builds your brand’s community, attracts new customers, and leads to an increased ROI. Learn from these five common mistakes brands make with social media ads and how to avoid them.

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

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Between CES and NRF, we’re seeing innovative applications of technology that make brands stand out from the competition. The solution: With the Pixlee platform, users can send UGC straight to the Facebook ad platform to scale their ad content. AI Powered UGC.

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New Feature: Google Photos Integration Powers the Best UGC

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Two-thirds of shoppers report that user-generated content makes brands more appealing and authentic (Retail Dive), but can social media alone give you all the content you need? The post New Feature: Google Photos Integration Powers the Best UGC appeared first on The Pixlee Blog.

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UGC and Social Hubs: #DigitalPR Chat with Alicia Whalen

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Alicia has been an advocate of using consumer-generated content (UGC) in the PR and marketing mix for the last ten years. Twenty-five percent of search results for the world’s 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia.

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3 UGC Marketing Trends on the Rise in 2018

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As more and more brands realize that their core market is more likely to respond to social and digital messaging over more traditional means, more attention is being given to UGC marketing. Innovations in AI and machine learning will make it easier for brands to identify influencers, recognize images, and source the best UGC that can be used across all marketing channels. Influencer content created by brands is found to be more authentic to younger consumers.

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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.

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

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As a digitally native Ecommerce brand, HYLETE has built an intensely loyal customer base – return customers are placing orders up to eight times a year with high upsell and cross-selling opportunities. The post Product ratings and UGC both work, but can they work together?

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4 Tactics to Influence Brand Loyalty through Social Media

Ignite Social Media

When we, as consumers, feel understood and cared for, a similar reaction occurs, resulting in our own loyalty to the brands that we feel really speak to us, and our wants and needs. optimal tone of voice; ideal creative; subtle, yet convincing, brand benefits; etc.)

UGC and Social Hubs: #DigitalPR Chat with Alicia Whalen

Proactive Report

Alicia has been an advocate of using consumer-generated content (UGC) in the PR and marketing mix for the last ten years. Here are a few stats that show why UGC is so important to the Digital PR mix: Fifty-nine percent of millennials say they use UGC to inform their purchase decisions about major electronics. Twenty-five percent of search results for the world’s 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia.

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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.

Keys to a Successful Black Friday Cyber Monday: Social Proof and UGC

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As consumers squeeze into the big-box retailers and place an overwhelming amount of online orders, digitally native brands are forced to compete to get items in their customer’s carts. Why should UGC matter for Black Friday? Let’s look at some hard facts: UGC is now considered a “top marketing tactic”, influencing a shopper’s buying decision by up to 90%. Brand engagement for consumers who interact with UGC (sharing a post, clicking on a linked image,) rises by 28%.

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How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

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Let’s begin with a reality check: A whopping 74% of brands have no meaning in consumers’ lives. Consumers don’t care about your brand or your marketing message—unless it resonates. Brands can increase the value of a product or service by 20 times with storytelling.

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The Brand Marketer’s Back-to-School Reading List

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Summer might have been a slow news cycle, but top brands were firing away excellent customer-driven campaigns. Emma Cookson is one of the leading marketing experts in the brand-tech space. Emma points out that in today’s market, brands must focus on a peer-to-peer model that emphasizes understanding target customers. Consumers value brands that are transparent and authentic, and this is key to a successful marketing strategy. Brand Marketing

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3 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Carousel Ads

Ignite Social Media

Carousel ads are quickly becoming the post type of choice for brands trying to showcase their products or services. (If 1) Use User Generated Content (UGC). UGC is something that should be utilized in your regular content mix. In fact, West Elm recently reported ROI that was 7 times higher than normal when they used UGC for their Facebook ads. Because UGC is the most authentic content available to brands.

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Why Hotel Brands Need to Curate Experiences to Drive Business

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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. UGC provides a seal of approval from guests that an experience is worthwhile. Brands can gather UGC in a number of ways. Brand Marketing

Would Consumers Care if Your Brand Disappeared Tomorrow?

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A recent survey report conducted by Havas Media revealed that consumers would not care if 77% of 1,800 brands from 31 markets and 22 industries disappeared. Even more, the study revealed that 58% of brand content is not meaningful. What makes a brand meaningful?

15 Innovative Brands Using Technology to Power Their Content

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Top brands are leading the way by utilizing the latest technology to market their content. With so many ways to craft value-added experiences with content, brands need to choose the best investments to maximize conversions and sales. Brand Marketing

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How (and Why) You Should Attract Pet Owners to Your Brand

Pixlee

Whether your brand is selling products intended mainly for pets or not, attracting this potential audience to your company could unlock hidden revenue that your brand would otherwise miss. How can your brand appeal to these paw-rents? Brands Who are Winning with Pet Lovers.

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2019 Influencer Marketing Trends for Brands

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But there are key trends that brands should be aware of if they want to expand success in their influencer marketing strategy in 2019. Also, the platform will continue to be the leading one for brand-influencer collaborations. In 2019, more brands will be able to show returns from Instagram, if they’re making the best use of the platform. In fact, brands like Morphe Brushes are already seeing awesome returns from their 7.5 What does this mean for brands?

Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year

Ignite Social Media

While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. If you’re looking for inspiring brand content on Instagram, look no further than Airbnb.

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5 Never-Fail Tips for Crafting Compelling Branded Content

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The Michelin guide remains one of the first examples of content marketing, as the Michelin Guide has its own brand of excellence surrounding it. Like the Michelin Guide, telling your brand story through a value-added content can be a cost-effective and impactful way to drive business. One of the best ways to ensure success in this is to emulate or collect your current customer’s stories through User-Generated Content (UGC). Airbnb has mastered brand storytelling.

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Five Brands Taking the Next Step in Supporting Equal Rights During Pride Month

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As the movement for equal rights and protections has matured and gained support, brands and organizations alike have moved towards showing their support for the LGBT community. Morphe Cosmetics’s brand identity is tied to the LGBT community. Brand Marketing

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How Travel Brands Can Drive More Bookings for Spring Break 2019

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Spring break is fast approaching, and travel brands have the opportunity to appeal to travelers of all ages seeking myriad experiences. Here are the top trends and tips brands are using to gear up for the spring break rush. . Remember, authenticity is key when selecting influencers.

Talking Startup Culture, Marketing, and Work Ethic With the Woman who Defines “Brand Tech”

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Emma Cookson is a partner at brandtech group You & Mr. Jones , a new group comprised of tech & tech-enabled companies that help startups and Fortune 500 brands harness the power of technology to do their marketing better, faster & cheaper. She’s been a long-time supporter of UGC marketing and strongly associates with the Pixlee mission. Brand-building typically used to focus on how a brand’s message could be communicated to consumers. Brand Marketing

Image Recognition in Action: Kylie Jenner, Beauty Brands and the Age of User-Generated Content

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Brands are constantly aiming to be where the conversation is happening, and consumers are holding the loudspeaker. Social media users decide when, where, and how they want to engage with brands. Why UGC is Powerful for Beauty Brands.

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Top 10 Brands Killing It on Instagram

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In April, the platform saw changes to its API that resulted in the death of Instagram bots, apps that help brands analyze their followers and limitations on the ability to repost UGC. Known primarily as a denim brand, Madewell centers its Instagram content around jeans.

3 Brands Boosting E-commerce Sales with User-Generated Content 

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It’s been proven that integrating UGC into brand marketing campaigns helps acquire new customers, drive loyalty, and increase revenue. Consumers trust user-generated content above branded content and are more likely to make a purchase based on the word of mouth marketing from their peers. UGC marketing is powerful because it can be used across multiple channels and platforms. These examples show how three brands boosted e-commerce sales with user-generated content.

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

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Prepare for 2019 by reviewing the best practices every brand marketer swears by. Use UGC to Boost Conversions. Brands that use user-generated content (UGC) see at least two times higher conversion rates as opposed to traditional model or stock photos. Try adding rich UGC to your emails to showcase your products in an authentic manner. When people see content from their peers that they can relate to, they’re more likely to trust the brand and convert.

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What We Learned By Following 4 Pet Brands on Instagram Stories for a Month

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Stories have become Facebook’s fastest growing products in the brand’s history, and Instagram as a whole is the fastest growing of all social networks today. We looked, specifically, at pet brands. The Biggest Insight: Using Stories to Build Brand Equity, Not Drive Sales.

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Why Localization Is a Key to Build a Global Ecommerce Brand

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When Coca-Cola , one of the most famous American soft drink companies, started marketing their brand in China, the name “Coca-Cola” translated to “ Bite The Wax Tadpole. Whether you sell your own branded products or act as an online reseller, localization can transform the way you do business.

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No-chella: Why Brands Need to Look Beyond Music Festivals for Community-Driven Success

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While surprise sets are now the norm at festivals, the experience isn’t just about the music or even the FOMO (fear of missing out) anymore, as music and culture festivals have evolved into the place for brands to connect with their hard-to-reach millennial fans in a meaningful way. Coachella (and other music festivals) might be a microcosm of the community-driven economy – but some brands are missing the bigger picture. Brand Marketing

The Top 20 Brands to Watch at NRF 2019

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Odds are you’ve heard of every company on the list, but take time out of the conference to meet with these amazing brands! Mainstay fashion retailer Levi’s is an American icon, but that’s not stopping President & CEO Chip Bergh from building the brand up and out. After all, maintaining brand awareness, quality and style as the #1 blue jean retailer take a top-down effort from the whole company. Newell Brands. Tailored Brands. Brand Marketing

3 Ways to Build Brand Loyalty with User-Generated Content

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Is there a product that you use from one brand that you would never, ever buy from another business? It’s because they’ve developed loyalty to the brand. . In this post, we’re going to define brand loyalty and show you how to create it with user-generated content.

3 Ways to Build Brand Loyalty with User-Generated Content

Pixlee

Is there a product that you use from one brand that you would never, ever buy from another business? It’s because they’ve developed loyalty to the brand. . In this post, we’re going to define brand loyalty and show you how to create it with user-generated content.

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. User-generated content (UGC) is an easy win for ecommerce brands right now. With a plethora of social platforms available for customers to create and share content across, brands can collect the best content from loyal fans of their brand. . UGC isn’t just a scalable way to source content for your marketing strategy. Offer branded product guides for customers’ research.

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3 Best Practices for Advertising Your Brand’s Weekly Circular on Social

Ignite Social Media

It’s no secret that most people follow brands on social media to get deals & discounts. However, posting the same ad creative you use for traditional marketing or circulars can hurt your brand more than helping it.

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

Pixlee

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. Scale video creation with UGC from your most passionate customers. It needs to look authentic without appearing over-produced. Instagram let brands upload videos up to a minute long (although this extends up to an hour for IGTV).

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