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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Ultimate Guide to User-Generated Content

Later

User-generated content (UGC) is a killer asset for brands and businesses looking to grow online. . UGC is an affordable way to share high-quality content that generates sales for your brand — it’s the social media equivalent of a word-of-mouth recommendation! .

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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 Spotlight: How GoPro fuels brand loyalty with UGC

Sprout Social

Few brands have as successfully embraced UGC as GoPro, and with good reason; when your product makes great images and video possible for your consumers, showing is better than telling. User-generated content (UGC) has long been a best practice for B2C social strategies, with the typical goal being to solicit and repurpose content that shows real people using your products. It’s authenticity, visualization and peer-to-peer recommendation all rolled into one.

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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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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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Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

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. A key part of our social strategy is the curation of UGC. All employ a strong UGC curation strategy.

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

Pixlee

User-generated content (UGC) has been at the forefront of this discussion as shoppers actively seek out brands that provide a personalized, transparent, and authentic experience.

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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. Authentic reviews and user-generated content is more important than pushed-out marketing messages.

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

Later

You can also search by hashtags or add photos from any URL to find user-generated content in seconds, or have contributors upload content to your Later account. If you’re new to user-generated content (UGC), here’s the cut-and-dry textbook definition. So how is UGC going to help you ?

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.

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.

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. Authentic reviews and user-generated content is more important than pushed-out marketing messages.

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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 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? To get all these incredible benefits of UGC, however, you need to actually encourage customers to create content! Run UGC-oriented campaigns. Share UGC regularly.

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

Webbiquity SMM

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. Also, if your social media hub includes UGC, people are more likely to engage with it because that content is more relatable to them.

Social Media Platforms that Yield the Best User-Generated Content

Pixlee

Instagram is a great social media platform for harvesting the best UGC. Not only does Instagram provide high-quality photos and videos, but streamlined tagging, hashtags, and high user growth make Instagram the top social media platform for collecting customer content for most brands.

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

Ignite Social Media

With that in mind, why not tap into the positive experiences your own consumers are posting and turn UGC into campaigns for your brand? The good news is that quality UGC is right at your fingertips.

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You Again? Avoid Spamming Your Followers on Social Media

agora pulse

From fake accounts to misleading posts, social media spam creates unnecessary noise that drowns out authentic content and engagement. Tag away if you’re sharing user-generated content (UGC) from an influencer or a co-branded giveaway with other awesome brands.

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

Pixlee

Consumers want authenticity from companies, particularly if they plan to purchase a product or service and social proof is a key tactic that helps address any worries or concerns a potential customer might have about making a purchase.

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How to Spring into a New Season with Fresh Content

Ignite Social Media

Spring on a Relevant Hashtag. However, using hashtags that are relevant to your brand and audience’s interest can be beneficial when it comes to creating fresh content. An example of using a relevant hashtag can be seen here in fashion retail brand Altar’d State’s post.

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?

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How to Get Started with User Generated Content

Pixlee

User-generated content (UGC) feels like one of the biggest trends in marketing right now—it’s considered the most authentic and trusted form of media available. Pixlee’s three simple steps are all you need to revolutionize your business with UGC.

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How to Get Started with User Generated Content

Pixlee

User-generated content (UGC) feels like one of the biggest trends in marketing right now—it’s considered the most authentic and trusted form of media available. Pixlee’s three simple steps are all you need to revolutionize your business with 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. Ad Doesn’t Equal UGC. Be sure to check those hashtags for #Ad. Can you believe another year has passed? Here’s a quick round-up of what we learned in social media this year: Stories Aren’t for Everybody.

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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.” Brands have always sought ways to authentically reach their audience – social media influencers have been a natural extension of that game plan. Brands can gather organic UGC in a number of ways. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is one of many brands that has been able to leverage the benefits of UGC.

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Does Influencer Marketing Work with Baby Boomers?

Pixlee

Here are three tips for using influencer marketing and UGC to reach baby boomers. Brands can also work with influencers to solicit UGC or product reviews from fans and then do round-ups that reinforce engagement with followers.

This Overlooked Marketing Strategy Can Help You Succeed in 2019

Pixlee

When brands involve communities in an authentic and transparent way, they can boost company loyalty on the whole. Brands can then leverage this UGC in marketing campaigns, product galleries, and throughout social media. Kimpton Hotels showcases pet friendly accommodations through UGC.

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

agora pulse

Hashtag challenges. According to the hashtag’s page on TikTok , that number has since swelled to more than 335M views. Dance challenges are popular on TikTok, with over one billion views for the hashtag #DanceChallenge alone. Piggyback off an existing hashtag.

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2019 Influencer Marketing Trends for Brands

Pixlee

Trend#3: UGC Will be King Across all Marketing Channels. UGC performs exceptionally well on social media, but smart brands are starting to use influencer content across all their marketing channels. This tactic helps maintain an authentic and consistent brand appearance across all channels, so the audience is receiving a familiar but tailored experience for the channel their using. Trend #5: The Demand for Authentic Content will Increase.

4 Tips for Driving Sales with Instagram Ads

Socialmedia.biz

Leverage UGC as Ad Content. There’s an authenticity to user-generated content (UGC) of this type that professional production photos can’t match. Yotpo-generated Instagram ads are powered by real UGC. Think of hashtags as a quirky equivalent of SEO keywords.

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

Pixlee

With UGC, brands can highlight the ways pet lovers use products or services, whether the products are meant for pets or not. That content can then be transformed into marketing content that is authentic and makes users feel connected to the brand.

10 Social Media Predictions for 2019

agora pulse

Live Streaming Gets Authentic. 2019 will see a demand for more authenticity and personalization. Takeaway: Embrace authenticity (and do it live). User-generated content (UGC) is content created by unpaid fans which businesses can use to promote themselves.

Instagram Gets Reel(s) About Going After TikTok

agora pulse

Users who participate in a specific hashtag challenge create their own variations on videos with the same song or audio. For example, you could share user-generated content (UGC) , photos and videos, and even create polls to interact directly with your audience: . Look out, TikTok.

15 Innovative Brands Using Technology to Power Their Content

Pixlee

This makes Under Armour more relevant to their customers and encourages more UGC that the company can then use later to market their products. HYLETE uses Pixlee to collect UGC for popular items from top-customers to market their products and stay relevant to consumers.

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Will Your Number of Instagram Followers Matter in 2019?

Pixlee

Individuals interact with this content because it’s authentic, visually engaging, and relatable. This preference for authenticity shows that consumers are both comfortable with brand storytelling, and are likely to turn engagements into potential purchases. These hyper-niche users have more authentic relationships with their followers than larger influencers and they can be easier to work with, according to the New York Times. Focus on brand authenticity and real followers.

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7 Great User-Generated Content Campaigns

Pixlee

According to a report from Adweek , 85% of users surveyed found visual UGC to be more influential than content made by the brands directly. As people look to their peers for recognition and recommendations, brands can leverage this trusted content to connect in more personalized and authentic ways. They also challenged users to post unedited photos of themselves in bathing suits with the hashtag #AerieReal.

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What to Post on Instagram When You’re Fresh Out of Ideas

Later

For example, at @latermedia we use our branded hashtag #laterfeature to highlight interesting ways that businesses are using social media and the Later app. . What to Post on Instagram #5: Share User-Generated-Content (UGC) From Your Community.

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

agora pulse

My good friend Tyler Anderson reminded us that user-generated content (UGC) is the type of content that the majority of our consumers want to see from brands (and is most likely to influence their purchasing decisions).

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User Generated Content 101

Pixlee

The definition of user generated content (or UGC) is any form of content including blogs, tweets, photos, videos, and beyond that was created by users of an online system or service and is available via social media websites. How to Leverage UGC Effectively.

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Where is the Instagram Aesthetic Headed in 2020?

Later

In fact, our very own Taylor from Later predicted that: “the days of perfectly posed Instagram posts, overly edited photos, and Instagram bot comments are over, making way for more genuine experiences and authentic relationships”. Instagram Aesthetic Trends #3: A Curated UGC Feed .

#SproutChat: Reaching Your Audience on Instagram

Sprout Social

To ensure maximum visibility, maintain a content calendar and pay attention to every post variable including which types of images, captions and hashtags are most popular with your audience. Uses Branded & Popular Hashtags. Branded hashtags tend to resonate better with an audience and can help any brand stand out among competitors. However, popular hashtags are necessary in order to increase reach and visibility. A4 Popular hashtags have a wider appeal.

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