10 Inspiring Examples of Amazing Brand Communities

Social Media Strategies Summit

Building a brand community isn’t about improving vanity metrics like engagement and follower count. According to a survey from Vanilla Forums , 58% of brands say their communities improve customer loyalty. So how has the company managed to build an engaged brand community ?

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! . In fact, 55% of consumers trust user-generated content over any other form of marketing, making it a surefire way to boost your sales and improve brand loyalty. . Tips for Using UGC on Facebook.

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How To Translate Your Company Purpose Into Slick Visual Branding

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Your copy will need to be razor-sharp, with polished phrasing and potent messaging, but you’ll also need to make your visual branding a priority. Want to make your brand memorable? Take inspiration from your favorite brands. That’s why I strongly recommend starting your visual branding journey with some in-depth industry research. Ideally, your visual branding should be broadly familiar, but just different enough to give you an edge over those other companies.

The Brand Marketer’s Guide to Podcasting 

Pixlee

How Can Podcasts Help Your Brand? The best brand podcasts aren’t simply descriptions of your industry or what products you have to offer; they follow industry-related topics episodically to educate and entertain listeners. Brand Marketing

How to Legally Repost User-Generated Content on Instagram

Later

If you want to start curating your Instagram feed with user-generated content (UGC), it’s important to understand the rules — so that you can protect your brand and treat your community of creators fairly. In this blog post, we get a legal opinion on what the actual rules for reposting to Instagram are, and break down how to correctly reach out, repost, and give credit to creators: Legally Repost User-Generated Content on Instagram: Why Following UGC Rules is Important.

What Gen Z NEEDS From Brands

Pixlee

Transparency and authenticity are hugely important to today’s consumers, and brands who don’t work to understand their audience risk not only losing sales but facing powerful backlash from customers. . Brands have to know what this newest generation needs in order to reach them effectively. .

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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? To get all these incredible benefits of UGC, however, you need to actually encourage customers to create content! That fact drives most brands crazy because they have no control over this aspect.

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How to Curate a Stunning Instagram Feed with User Generated Content

Later

Leveraging user-generated content (UGC) on Instagram can be the key to curating a beautiful Instagram feed. . The tricky part is sourcing, collecting and reposting the right UGC — so that you’re always sharing top-quality content that’s aligned with your overall aesthetic. . We’re running through how to strategically use UGC to create a stunning Instagram feed — plus we’re sharing some time-saving hacks and tools along the way: . A super-strong branded hashtag!

6 masterful examples of brands selling on Facebook Shops

Sprout Social

And product-based brands are flocking to this new technology in droves, with 73% of businesses currently selling on social platforms. integrate with Shops, making set up a breeze by allowing brands to quickly import their catalogs.

The Social Hub Guide for Brands

Pixlee

Tracking posted content, checking branded hashtags, and displaying all your great social media content can be tedious and time-consuming when you’re juggling multiple profiles. The impact of user-generated content (UGC) has been proven over and over.

7 Brands With a Killer Social Media Campaign

Later

More than ever, brands are setting themselves apart on social media with creative campaigns — and seeing big results. In this blog post, we highlight 7 brands with awesome social media campaigns to inspire your content strategy in 2021: .

What Can Make Your Brand’s Instagram Stories Stand Out From the Crowd?

agora pulse

But with so many good stories out there, you need to make sure your brand’s Instagram Stories outshine the competition’s. The temporary nature of Stories makes followers want to engage immediately, so they don’t miss out on content from their favorite brands and influencers. .

10 Tips for Increasing Your Brand’s Instagram Growth in 2021

Pixlee

As social media has become the new way to reach customers, sell products, and get visibility for brand messages, the importance of maintaining or even building a presence online is growing. This works wonders because unlike typical branded ads, influencer marketing is far more subtle.

Shoppable content: The new way of buying online (and 3 brands doing it right)

Sprout Social

This is big for brands vying for the attention of younger consumers. There are instances where the customer has to complete their checkout process on the brand’s website, but some shoppable content enables transactions all in one place. Increased brand loyalty.

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10 Stock Photographers to Follow on Instagram Right Now

Later

But with so many content creators in the mix, finding photographers that match your brand style can be harder than you think! . In fact, stock has evolved to allow brands access to a royalty-free, global library of high-quality content — all at your fingertips. .

The Best Way to Save Instagram Photos & Re-Post Them to Your Feed

Later

Looking to save Instagram photos and add user-generated content (UGC) into your Instagram strategy? While UGC is a great way to grow and engage your community — it comes with its own set of rules. Another way to do this is by using Later’s UGC Tool.

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How to Support Social Causes as a Brand on Instagram

Later

More than ever before, people expect the brands they support to have a clear stance on social causes. . As consumers, our purchasing decisions are influenced beyond the product spec — we want to see and hear how brands are supporting the causes and missions we care most about. .

5 Ways to Tell Your Brand Story with Instagram Stories

Sprout Social

The past 12 months have seen Instagram add a host of new publishing tools to their Stories functionality, introduced just three years ago (but it seems like it’s been with us for ages, right?). As goes for the user, so should go for brands. We all know we need to feature submissions from our fans in our content strategy somehow—it’s what keeps them posting about your brand! At Natives, one of our favorite examples of this is Delta Airlines ’ #SkyMilesLife UGC story series.

How to Prepare Your Brand to Get the Most Out of BFCM in 2020

Pixlee

Two of the most important days for any brand are quickly approaching – Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM). To get the most out of this shopping holiday, you need to prepare your brand. To that end, here are a few tips you can use to properly prepare your brand and get the most out of BFCM this year. The first is to start teasing your upcoming deals and get your brand community excited about them. A great way to do this is by using user-generated content (UGC).

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6 Ways to Boost Your Content Engagement in 2021

Pixlee

A great way to start identifying the background, demographics, and demeanor of your customers is by analyzing the user-generated content (UGC) they produce. Practice social listening by monitoring what your customers already post about your brand and get to know your most passionate fans. .

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The 6 Best Ways to Showcase User-Generated Content on Social Media

agora pulse

Most brands try to get their customers to create UGC, but then fail to actually do much of anything with it. This is a massive lost opportunity, so in this post, we’re going to go over 6 ways you can showcase UGC on social media. These posts are excellent for engagement, and also offer up an opportunity for you to share a call for more UGC. Share UGC In Stories. Create Story Highlights Featuring UGC. Have Followers Vote on UGC Contests.

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Improve Your Digital Marketing Tactics With User-Generated Content

Pixlee

Most digital marketing tactics ecommerce brands are using in 2019 can be improved with user-generated content (UGC). If you’re skeptical, here are some key examples of UGC powering digital marketing tactics to drive better business results. Over the years, not only have some Airbnbs (the new moniker, a la ‘Googling’, for short term rentals) stood out owing to their location, views, or amenities, but also the services provided by hosts.

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Ambassador Marketing in 2021: The Stats Marketers Need to Know

Pixlee

Here’s where brand ambassadors come into the picture. Who is a Brand Ambassador? A brand ambassador is a person appointed by a company or an organization to showcase the positiveness of the brand and its products. Brand Marketing Influencer Marketing

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. These 2019 UGC superstars do an excellent job of amplifying their customers’ content through well-designed campaigns, and it’s made a tangible impact on their bottom-line success. The Swedish brand Fjallraven has become synonymous with long-lasting and ethical outdoor clothing.

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Making the Most out of Your Instagram Stories

Ignite Social Media

If your brand is active on the platform it’s important to take advantage of this space, since it presents a huge opportunity to be discovered by audiences both new and old. For instance, if your brand is opening a new store or hosting an event in a certain place you can pop a location tag onto the content to let viewers know where it’s taking place or encourage them to visit if they’re close to the area. Is your brand always coming up with something new? Share UGC.

Top 5 User-Generated Content Tools of 2020

Pixlee

User-generated content tools (UGC) are highly effective for combatting stale and ineffective content. Good user-generated content tools help you collect and publish UGC, all in one platform. 92% of customers trust earned media (like UGC) more than any other form of content.

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The Ultimate Guide to Building An Ambassador Marketing Program in 2021

Pixlee

Ambassador marketing, turning passionate fans into sponsored brand advocates both on social media and in person, is a growing powerhouse for brand marketing. Community-driven brands are turning to ambassadors more and more to boost brand awareness and customer acquisition.

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The Ultimate Guide to Building An Ambassador Marketing Program in 2021

Pixlee

Ambassador marketing, turning passionate fans into sponsored brand advocates both on social media and in person, is a growing powerhouse for brand marketing. Community-driven brands are turning to ambassadors more and more to boost brand awareness and customer acquisition.

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5 Ways To Increase Ecommerce Sales with Facebook in 2022

Pixlee

If you haven’t started featuring user-generated content (UGC) and influencer marketing as part of your Facebook marketing strategy, you should now. UGC can provide social proof to potential customers, making them more likely to purchase products.

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How Augmented Reality Could Change User-Generated Content

Pixlee

And it has some very real applications in UGC. It allows businesses to create branded filters that promote their products and websites. . About helping the people who create content for your brand have even more fun doing so. Brand Marketing

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6 lessons and predictions from the best social media campaign ideas of 2021

Sprout Social

You don’t have to be a creative genius to dream up the next brand campaign to break the internet. By building campaigns around UGC, brands give audiences the authentic testimony they need to commit to a purchase.

5 types of social media content that can accelerate business success

Sprout Social

It’s how brands make their first and lasting impressions on social. It’s the essential ingredient for how brands communicate and connect with new and loyal customers. When looking at the breakdown of published video content, brands within a few industries are outdoing those benchmarks.

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How to Run a Quality Social Media Sweepstakes

Ignite Social Media

With organic reach on the decline, running a quality social media sweepstakes is one of the best ways to amplify and boost your brand. Sweepstakes are a great way to drum up excitement for your brand, because who doesn’t love free stuff? Why Host a Social Media Sweepstakes? .

Instagram 101: How to Get Your Small Business Started on the Platform

Social Media Strategies Summit

Instagram provides a huge opportunity for small businesses to reach new audiences and establish their brand online. To build brand awareness for a new product. Your brand isn’t going to benefit by restricting your Instagram to just your followers.

Social Media of Christmas Past

Ignite Social Media

Leading up to the holidays (and even during), shopping is always top of mind and brands are always stepping things up to make an impact during the busiest time of the year. They utilize a lot of UGC, showcasing the holidays through their customer’s eyes. Bean hosted a contest to fill their feed with 12 days of puppies for Christmas. They have always been a dog friendly brand, but they really tied it in wonderfully for the holidays.

How to Spring into a New Season with Fresh Content

Ignite Social Media

If you work with a brand that’s ahead of the game you’ve probably already started to produce and capture spring content. It seems like there’s a new national holiday every day of the year, which can be difficult to navigate from a brands standpoint. However, using hashtags that are relevant to your brand and audience’s interest can be beneficial when it comes to creating fresh content. Host a Fresh UGC Contest.

Breaking Down Instagram Stories Creative Tools

Ignite Social Media

This tool provides brands with an opportunity to gather valuable feedback from followers and also engage with them in new ways. A Q&A with a well-known brand personality or a prompt where fans have the opportunity to determine content, like the example below from the Cleveland Cavaliers, are just two ways to take advantage of this unique Stories feature. Now, Instagram is making it somewhat easier for brands to find and share UGC with @mention sharing in Stories.

5 TikTok Campaigns You Need to Try in 2022

Pixlee

With the growth of ecommerce and short-form video in general, TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms for brand marketing and building an engaged audience. TikTok’s technology and tools may significantly improve brand recall and social media engagement.

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Why Social Commerce Will Rule 2020

Pixlee

Sure, you can host them on your website in a nicely-crafted review section, but why not leverage your customers’ positive reviews across all other marketing channels too? Morphe’s UGC features reviews built in to match the product.

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5 Tips for Perfecting Your Business Strategy on Pinterest

Ignite Social Media

Last month, Pinterest hosted the first-ever Pinterest Presents summit for advertisers that included some promising news for the platform’s future, such as seeing a global audience growth of 40% year-over-year in 2020 for two unexpected demographics, Gen Z and men.