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

Webbiquity SMM

Are you familiar with the concept of a social media hub? Though the idea of pulling all of your organization’s social media feeds into a central hub has been around since at least 2014 , they still haven’t found wide use outside of trade shows and corporate events.

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Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

Social media’s impact on the travel and tourism industry continues to grow stronger. When it comes to reaching these users, here are our top travel brands on social. A key part of our social strategy is the curation of UGC. All employ a strong UGC curation strategy.

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You Again? Avoid Spamming Your Followers on Social Media

agora pulse

As an experienced social media marketer, you’ve seen your fair share of spam. From fake accounts to misleading posts, social media spam creates unnecessary noise that drowns out authentic content and engagement. Related: Download your FREE social media calendar.

10 Social Media Predictions for 2019

agora pulse

For social media managers this time of year is less about decking the halls with boughs of holly and more about planning for 2019. At Contentworks Agency we’ve already planned next year’s social media strategies for our clients. GDPR Seeps Into Social.

5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry

Talkwalker SM

Why should you bother creating your own hashtag campaign ? A good hashtag can redefine your online brand identity, provide you with new ways to interact with your customers and help you promote product and services to new audience segments.

Social Media Terminology: Social Media Words You Need to Know

agora pulse

Brush up on your social media terminology, and even learn some new lingo via our helpful social media glossary. New to the world of social media? This glossary can help you better understand all the different social media terms. Or maybe you’re a seasoned social media manager … but you still come across new words now and then in your workday. More info about hashtags: Quick Tips for Making the Most of Your Hashtags.

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

Pixlee

Social media advertising has huge potential for brands. That said, each tiny mistake in social ads can cost you a lot. Learn from these five common mistakes brands make with social media ads and how to avoid them. Social Media Marketing

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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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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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Five Things We Learned In Social Media This Year

Ignite Social Media

Another year of hashtags, pins, stories and #ads. Here’s a quick round-up of what we learned in social media this year: Stories Aren’t for Everybody. Social Ads Should Still be Social. Pinterest changed its gender from social to search. Ad Doesn’t Equal UGC.

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47 Social Media Statistics Every Marketer Should Know

Later

Social media statistics can be a useful tool for informing your strategy and planning your future content. Instagram is one of the best social platforms for growing a community, promoting your products and driving sales. 12: 97% of 18-29 Year Olds are More Like To Shop From UGC.

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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Social Media Platforms that Yield the Best User-Generated Content

Pixlee

User-generated content is possibly one of the greatest hallmarks of social media platforms. Instagram is a great social media platform for harvesting the best UGC. Morphe features high-quality UGC from their Instagram community in product pages.

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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. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia. Q1: We’re talking today about social aggregation. A4: Relevancy, Authenticity, Interaction, Truth.

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

Ignite Social Media

With the fast-paced, ever-changing nature of social media, it can feel next to impossible to keep a pulse on what’s trending, never mind the hundreds of challenges and crazes that seem to take the internet by storm. Looking to add a dose of cuteness to your social posts?

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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. If you want to make an impact this holiday season—and earn the sales to match—develop your authentic eCommerce brand now.

Use FOMO in Your Social Media Marketing to Keep Audiences Curious

agora pulse

However, social media is a great platform for targeting other generations with FOMO marketing. billion active users, social media provides a huge potential audience. So, here are 10 FOMO social media marketing hacks you won’t want to miss!

How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

agora pulse

Here are five brands acing storytelling on social media and some actionable takeaways. Research shows that social media shares are boosted by 585% by using a brand character. Everyone’s favorite household name is also pretty good at social media storytelling.

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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. 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. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia. Q1: We’re talking today about social aggregation. A4: Relevancy, Authenticity, Interaction, Truth.

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

Later

Now you can add Instagram posts that you are mentioned or tagged in directly to your Later media library, making it easy to share to your social channels in just a few clicks. If you’re new to user-generated content (UGC), here’s the cut-and-dry textbook definition.

Why Social Media Marketing Isn’t Synonymous with Community-Driven Marketing

Pixlee

Social media marketing is a powerhouse for brands, but to be successful it takes more than just sharing ads and branded content across social platforms. 64% of consumers turn to online peer reviews (one type of UGC derived from community-driven marketing) before purchasing.

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How to Grow Your Audience With Hashtags for Instagram

Sprout Social

The answer is hashtags. The beauty of hashtags for Instagram is they make your content discoverable and increase your chances of engagement. Aside from getting mentioned by influencers , using hashtags is one of the easiest ways to grow your audience within Instagram.

The Social Media Manager’s Top 5 Priorities for in 2019

Pixlee

In recent years, brands have increasingly put social media and social media managers at the center of their overall marketing strategies — and for good reason. Here are the top five social media priorities that savvy social media managers are pursuing in 2019.

How to Integrate Email Marketing into Your Social Media Efforts

Social Media Strategies Summit

For years, marketers have debated the benefits of social media versus email marketing. Combining email marketing with social media efforts allow brands to target their audience more frequently, ultimately moving them through the customer journey. Encourage social sharing.

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9 essential social media management tools for marketers

Sprout Social

If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you’ll know that social media management is no joke. In fact, social media management requires tons of strategizing and careful execution. 1: Sprout Social. 2: Zoho Social. Social Networks Social Strategy

How to Get More From Instagram (Without More Work!)

Later

With Later Premium, you get access to your best times to post — they’ll be automatically highlighted in your weekly content calendar, along with other Instagram management perks like suggested hashtags, deeper analytics, and video, stories, and carousel scheduling on Instagram!

5 Hashtag Campaigns that Crushed It in 2017 

Pixlee

Creating a successful social media hashtag campaign takes equal parts creativity, risk, and luck. This year saw its share of social media campaign winners and losers, but here we’ll focus on brands who successfully created engaging hashtag campaigns with the added bonus of boosting brand awareness. Aligning with causes that are important their audience has proven effective for brands when done with authenticity.

How to Partner With Social Media Influencers for the Holidays

Convince & Convert

Bloggers and social media influencers are essentially making them up as they go. Here are three types of social media influencers, and how you can partner up with them this holiday season. Curate UGC from your customers or influencers on your website or social networks.

How to Spring into a New Season with Fresh Content

Ignite Social Media

No matter what stage of the process you’re in, these four tips can lead you to a content calendar full of spring social content that’s on point for the season ahead. Spring on a Relevant Hashtag. Host a Fresh UGC Contest.

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

Sprout Social

Whether you’re looking to attract more students, engage your current ones or increase donations and alumni relations, social media is a must for all universities. Choosing the right social channel to reach your students. Use that to guide your social posting strategy!

How to Inspire More User-Generated Content for Your Brand

agora pulse

User-generated content (UGC) is a game-changer for businesses. But is UGC worth all the effort? 74% of consumers refer to social media when they make their purchase decisions. Run UGC-oriented campaigns. If you want UGC, you need to run UGC-focused campaigns.

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Create your social media campaign plan for 2019 (with editable worksheets)

Sprout Social

For social marketers, this is the most exciting time of the year. Because coming up with a social media marketing plan means making some big decisions well before the new year gets into full swing. And after all, the social landscape took quite a few twists and turns in 2018. Thanks to Facebook, social media at large received some serious mainstream attention in regard to consumer privacy and the crusade against “fake news.” Organic social.

The Biggest Takeaways From Social Media Marketing World: Tips from Experts

agora pulse

Social Media Marketing World brought together some of the best minds in social media and marketing. We asked social media experts for their favorite takeaways. I loved how they had multiple sessions devoted to each element of every social platform.

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How to build your social media marketing strategy for 2019

Sprout Social

Do you have your social media marketing strategy squared away for 2019? Because 2018 was a whirlwind year for social marketing to say the least. To keep your brand from sitting on the sidelines, we’ve broken down the steps to developing a social media marketing plan to carry you through 2019 with a sense of purpose. First things first: you need to figure out what you want out of social media at large. Maybe it’s more social-savvy customers.

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. Was it an effective use of social? Want to know how your brand can excel at social media like the ones discussed here?

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How to Get Free Imagery for Your Business on Instagram using Tack

Razor Social

We all know that UGC is far more believable than content produced by brands. UGC is so powerful because of its authenticity. So if UGC has so much influence on your customers’ decision-making process, how do you use this to your advantage? Social Media

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How to Rock TikTok Just Like the Cool Kids Do (and Even Do It Better)

agora pulse

Now, it’s a huge place of opportunity for social media marketers and managers. A lot of social media managers and marketers don’t know what to do with TikTok. Hashtag challenges. The video is just one of many on the platform under the hashtag #YouOwnIt. .

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How to Use the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) for Your Social Marketing

agora pulse

However, social media is a great platform for targeting other generations with FOMO marketing. billion active users, social media provides a huge potential audience. So, here are 10 FOMO social media marketing hacks you won’t want to miss!

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Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. Choosing Your Social Networks. Set your strategy up for success right out the gate by choosing the best social networks for your brand.

The Holidays on Social: Dos and Don’ts

Ignite Social Media

With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide for making the most of the holidays on social, so you can fill your content calendars with plenty of holiday hashtags and yuletide cheer. Be sure to keep the barrier to entry low, to increase engagement and generate UGC.

The Top User-Generated Content Campaigns of 2019

Pixlee

Whether you’re looking to increase conversion rates, expand brand awareness or pretty much anything else, a well-crafted User Generated Content (UGC) campaign is an invaluable asset. This unique once in a lifetime experience is open to anyone and it’s a UGC goldmine. Why UGC Works.

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

Pixlee

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. Brands have always sought ways to authentically reach their audience – social media influencers have been a natural extension of that game plan.

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