Importance of UGC and Creating Brand Advocacy

Ignite Social Media

Cultivating UGC for your brand not only saves you time, energy and recourses but helps create brand advocacy by making it easy for your customers to share what they love about your brand to the world. Why UGC Works. UGC in Action.

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5 Great Homepage Galleries Featuring Shoppable UGC

Pixlee

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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10 Brands Killing it with User-Generated Content on Instagram

Later

Sharing user-generated content (UGC) is one of the most effective ways to build brand love and strengthen your online community on Instagram. Get inspired by these 10 brands taking user-generated content to the next level on Instagram: UGC Brand Inspo #1: Set a Challenge like @over.

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Personalization vs. UGC: Which Resonates Better With the Modern Shopper?

Pixlee

Personalization and User Generated Content (UGC) are integral parts of any ecommerce marketing strategy. With UGC gaining popularity in recent years, the dilemma that marketers face is which works best with modern shoppers, personalization or UGC? UGC Advantages. UGC cons.

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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.

Social Spotlight: How GoPro fuels brand loyalty with UGC

Sprout Social

Welcome to the Social Spotlight, where we dive deep into what we love about a brand’s approach to a specific social campaign. From strategy through execution and results, we’ll examine what makes the best brands on social tick — and leave you with some key takeaways to consider for your own brand’s social strategy. It’s authenticity, visualization and peer-to-peer recommendation all rolled into one. You can’t get something for nothing, even when it comes to UGC.

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

Pixlee

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

Pixlee

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

Pixlee

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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5 Brands That Are Taking UGC to the Next Level with Product Page Visual Reviews

Pixlee

Brands are experiencing a paradigm shift as they move away from traditional marketing techniques and towards a more seamless omni-channel experience. Here are three brands that are effectively using UGC on their product and category pages to inspire browsers to buy.

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5 Creative UGC Marketing Campaigns to Inspire Your Business

Later

Running a UGC marketing campaign can be an incredible way to attract new followers, make sales, and convert your existing audience into customers! In the following post, we look at 5 creative uses of UGC marketing to grow your business online! What is User-Generated Content (UGC)?

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How to Develop an Authentic eCommerce Brand to Drive Holiday Sales

Pixlee

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.

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.)

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

Pixlee

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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3 UGC Marketing Trends on the Rise in 2018

Pixlee

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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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. 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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How to Inspire More User-Generated Content for Your Brand

agora pulse

User-generated content (UGC) is a game-changer for businesses. It can help you foster stronger relationships with your audience while it simultaneously makes your brand more appealing (and more trusted) by new users discovering you. But is UGC worth all the effort?

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

Pixlee

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

Pixlee

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.

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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Top 5 Best Performing Post Types and How to Use Them for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Understandably, mouth-watering food photography doesn’t make sense for every brand, but you’d be surprised at how applicable a meal can be if you’re willing to think outside the box. To make the most of these videos, think of what special services your brand can offer consumers.

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How Brands Can Attract College Shoppers

Pixlee

Attracting college students to your brand may be a challenge, but companies can find ways to customize their advertising campaigns and resonate with these younger consumers. By harnessing the power of generational marketing, your brand can focus on Gen Z. 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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How to deliver brand authenticity & create connection on social (with free download)

Sprout Social

Joining the social team here at Sprout has given me a crash course in brand authenticity on social media. A lot of marketers talk about the importance of connecting with your audience and being authentic on social, but for us, these qualities are the core of our social strategy.

Why Hotel Brands Need to Curate Experiences to Drive Business

Pixlee

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

New! Find and Share User-Generated Content from Instagram (& Beyond)

Later

If you’re new to user-generated content (UGC), here’s the cut-and-dry textbook definition. UGC is any form of content, such as images, videos, text, and audio, that have been posted by consumers on online platforms. So how is UGC going to help you ?

Would Consumers Care if Your Brand Disappeared Tomorrow?

Pixlee

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?

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.

2019 Influencer Marketing Trends for Brands

Pixlee

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?

How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

agora pulse

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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Social Media Stories: What Brands Need to Know About Ephemeral Content

Ignite Social Media

With the content capabilities across social showing no signs of slowing, many brand marketers are wondering how these new features may be beneficial. As an official Snapchat Certified Partner , our experts would be more than happy to help kickoff your brand on the platform.

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

Pixlee

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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15 Innovative Brands Using Technology to Power Their Content

Pixlee

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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What Is a Social Media Hub and Why Would You Use One?

Webbiquity SMM

This is useful for brands that have an active social media presence with regular updates and an engaged following. A social hub may or may not contain user-generated content (UGC), but it’s preferred as it is viewed as more authentic and builds trust.

How to Attract the Right Influencers When Promoting Your Brand

Pixlee

The relationships that brands build with influencers can create irreplicable value when executed well. When building a successful influencer program that grows relationships and boosts sales, here are the things brands need to consider with the influencers they work with.

How 8 Brands are Using Linkin.bio to Sell on Instagram

Later

In the following post, we look at 8 brands that are using Linkin.bio to sell on Instagram: How to Sell on Instagram with Linkin.bio. When it comes to promoting products on Instagram without being overbearing or pushy, few do it as well as direct-to-consumer underwear brand MeUndies.

5 Never-Fail Tips for Crafting Compelling Branded Content

Pixlee

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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How Travel Brands Can Drive More Bookings for Spring Break 2019

Pixlee

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.

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

Pixlee

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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University branding: How to build your school’s brand on social media

Sprout Social

Not only does social media help you build your brand and develop an audience that’s passionate about your educational opportunities, but it also enables you to foster relationships with prospective, current and former students in a way you wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

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

Talkwalker SM

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

Social Media Strategies Summit

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.