UGC + Social Distancing: Bringing the In-Store Experience Online

Pixlee

One answer is with user – generated content (UGC). UGC offers a way for brands to build more authenticity into their marketing and often leads to more sales. UGC is 35% more memorable than other media, and 50% more trusted. Utilize UGC Efficiently.

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5 Reasons Listening to Influencers Will Better Inform Your Content Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Of what use can influencers be to our brands? In efforts of helping you articulate the subtler advantages to be had through influencer cooperation, we’ve compiled this list of five surefire reasons that listening to influencers will better inform your own brand’s content strategy. From the relatively isolated vantage of the writer/brand, one might worry (or at least be unsure) about how or if they’re relating to their audience.

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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. While Personalization involves using data to create a tailor-made experience for users, UGC gains the trust of potential buyers because of the authentic content your historical customers share. With UGC gaining popularity in recent years, the dilemma that marketers face is which works best with modern shoppers, personalization or UGC? UGC Advantages.

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3 Ways UGC and Influencer Marketing Can Make Your Brand More Agile

Pixlee

Between UGC and influencer marketing, brands stand to see huge growth opportunities – especially through the content they’re able to derive. With the right UGC platform , making sure content is approved and tagged correctly should come naturally. But the real value comes in when other team members can use this content across other channels without having to communicate approvals or brand compliance. A brand advocate can be one of your most powerful tools.

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New Social Media Report, and What About UGC?

Janet Fouts

There’s lot of good information here, as you’re planning your winter marketing campaigns. Why do people include a brand name in their social posts? Did you mention the brand? User Generated Content (UGC). According to the Sprout Social study, 41% of Millennials want to have their content shared by the brand, while only 23% of GenX and Baby Boomers do. Let’s face it, it’s fun to see your photo or review used by a brand you love. The UPS Store UGC Campaign.

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How Big Brands Get Permission to Use UGC

Convince & Convert

Whether that’s through direct customer service, answering questions with content, or general consumer information, social is used to make the customer experience better. Scaling User-Generate Content for a Big Brand. Facebook has been the best platform to share content via social media because it makes it so easy for people to ask questions and share information. The challenge for Pet360 has been finding a way to gain explicit permission for UGC on such a large scale.

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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? Instagram is without a doubt an incredible source of content for brands – it provides context, encourages engagement, and yields incredible imagery. Pixlee is excited to announce enhancements to our platform that will make it easier and faster than ever for customers to share content with your brand.

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

Pixlee

How do you keep your website free of clutter while providing the most relevant product information? 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. You’re not going to get someone to buy that many times unless they feel connected to a brand ”. The post Product ratings and UGC both work, but can they work together?

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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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UGC and Social Hubs: #DigitalPR Chat with Alicia Whalen

The 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. Q6: All brands want more sales.

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UGC and Social Hubs: #DigitalPR Chat with Alicia Whalen

The 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. Q6: All brands want more sales.

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How to Attract Diverse Brand Advocates

Pixlee

Your brand exists in a world of diversity, and it’s time for your marketing to reflect this. Once you know who is missing, you can make informed choices about the user-generated content you choose to feature. Brand Marketing

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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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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. Levi’s used UGC to promote their NFL collection.

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12 Brands on Pinterest with Awesome Marketing Strategies

Later

Many brands on Pinterest are already tapping into its huge potential for marketing and growth. From creating engaging community-focused boards, sharing inspirational content, and optimizing Pins for driving sales and traffic, the best brands on Pinterest are savvy about how they post! In this blog post, we’re showcasing 12 of the best brands on Pinterest and sharing how they use the platform to grow their business. How 12 Top Brands are Using Pinterest to Grow.

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A Marketer’s Guide to User-Generated Content Rights and Ownership

Convince & Convert

Brands were not far behind the trend, looking to capitalize upon the great content their consumers were producing. Brands from all sorts of industries, from Starbucks and Burberry to Chobani , have developed marketing campaigns that benefited from UGC. Now that the balance of power in the economy has shifted away from companies to the consumer, brands understand the immense value this content has, and they mine social networks for this user-generated content.

Introducing Shoploop: A Shoppable Video Platform Made for Brands & Influencers

Later

Although it’s only a few weeks old, the mobile app is already making a big splash among brands and influencers alike. . The videos that appear on Shoploop are currently sourced from influencers, publishers, brands, online boutique stories, and experts in a certain topic. .

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. .

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. Using UGC and Social Media to Build a Connection. UGC is a great way to start attracting young shoppers. By interacting with your audience regularly, you can build brand engagement and encourage more social proof.

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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

How to Create Instagram Stories that Will Help Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Instagram Stories are a fun & easy way for followers to interact with your brand and for you to share information. Do you remember the big push for brands to create Snapchat stories? Reposting User Generated Content (UGC). Have you started using Instagram stories yet?

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. These fifteen brands aren’t just exceeding expectations when it comes to content engagement, they’re investing intelligently in technology that helps them achieve the type of customer experience they strive to provide. Brand Marketing

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Best Brands on YouTube: Our Top 10 of 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

This statistic is not surprising given that 93% of the brands surveyed say they have gotten a customer as a result of video efforts on social media. Video has the power to impact both product and service based businesses: over half of consumers report that they engage with a brand after viewing one of their videos on social media. Get inspired to take your YouTube strategy to the next level with a look at the 10 Best Brands on YouTube. Top 10 Best Brands on YouTube.

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. These staggering statistics suggest that most brands are going to need to try a lot harder to reach their audience. What makes a brand meaningful? The Most Meaningful Brands of 2019. What can brands do to be meaningful?

Five Signs the Future Belongs to User-Generated Content

Waxing UnLyrical

Pic-N-Post , for example, is a social photobooth that allows users to take their own photos and upload them to the event, brand sponsor or organizer’s Facebook page with effects almost instantaneously. Similarly, an app called Hurl now allows users to put YouTube videos in a queue in similar establishments by transforming screens into interactive jukeboxes capable of both user-created experiences (such as videos) and experiences spurred by the brand (established advertisements).

Monday Roundup: Content Rules

Waxing UnLyrical

In this WUL post, Dan Cohen shares five reasons why your brand must get on the customer-centric wagon today. Be Your Own Publisher on Social Media: 8 Brands that Kill It. In this guest post for Lightspan Digital , Valerie Gunn introduces us to 8 brands that stand out from the crowd when it comes to publishing content. Author information Shonali Burke President & Grand Poobah at Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.

Three Key Reasons Why User Generated Content Works for Influencer Marketing

Talkwalker SM

Influencer marketing and user generated content (UGC) are rapidly becoming the most widely-used online marketing strategies. With rising rates of ad blocking, the adoption of mobile-first everything, social media app use, and declining rates of TV viewership, brands and marketers of all industries are realizing just how critical digital influencers are to an effective, comprehensive, and multi-platform marketing strategy. UGC Drives Purchase Decisions . UGC is Credible.

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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Social Media Engagement: 5 Revamped Tricks for Brands

Pixlee

Social media engagement is a critical indicator of health for community-driven brands. And with more people using social media to connect with brands than ever before, social media engagement should be increasing, right? But as volume increases, so does the need to stand out from other brands. Plus, it’s a scalable way to source new and interesting creative that constantly engages customers with your brand. Visit the link below for more information.

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4 Quick Social Media Wins for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

With all the information out there about social media marketing, it can be hard to know which next steps your brand should take to be more successful. From creating videos using simple apps, to repurposing top performing content, utilizing UGC and more, we’re here to help you boost your brand’s social presence in a flash. Incorporate UGC. User-Generated Content (UGC) is a win/win quick win (try saying 10 times fast).

5 Never-Fail Tips for Crafting Compelling Branded Content

Pixlee

It was a relatively small guide that had some useful information such as maps of France with fascinating sights, information on how to change a tire, locations of gas stations, and a list of hotels and other interesting attractions. The Michelin guide remains one of the first examples of content marketing, as the Michelin Guide has its own brand of excellence surrounding it. Airbnb has mastered brand storytelling. Tip #4: Stay Authentic to Your Brand’s Voice.

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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.

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

Likeable

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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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. While a lot of brands use Linkin.bio to connect their Instagram followers with their products, it’s also commonly used by publishers to drive traffic to their articles and content.

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. Brand Marketing Watch-Outs: Snapchat’s audience skews younger than other social networks, so depending on who your brand is targeting it may or may not be the right channel for you. As an official Snapchat Certified Partner , our experts would be more than happy to help kickoff your brand on the platform.

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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Four Key Strategies to Reclaim a Branded Social Experience

Convince & Convert

As Facebook reach declines and social networks constantly evolve, it’s time for brands to reclaim their audiences by turning their own digital properties into hubs of social activity. With the steps below, you can launch marketing campaigns that are inherently social in nature, and showcase the depth of your brand reach and loyalty. Utilizing a cross-channel promotion approach is a great way for brands to amplify their message and further their reach to new audiences.

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

Pixlee

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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3 Tips for Brands Targeting Brides on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

With that, my experiences over the past 17 months have led to several insights for brands targeting who are brides on social media should be mindful of. If you thought it was bad before with all your friends’ social posts filling your feed with rings, babies and weddings, now add the millions of brands targeting social content to you. My advice to brands: Sponsored influencer content is hands down the way to go. Weddings. You either love them or you hate them.

Trendjacking: Jumping In on Internet Culture & 3 Brands Doing it Right

Pixlee

Brands have been jumping in on relevant events for years, but it’s easier now more than ever for them to jump in on other trends that may not be completely relevant to their organization’s offering. Although it seems like an easy marketing ploy, you’ll want to make sure that your brand is fully aware of what trendjacking is and how it can help (or even potentially hurt) your brand in the current state of social media. How to Make Trendjacking Work for your Brand.

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The 6 Hottest Forms of Content for Ecommerce Brands Right Now

Pixlee

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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How to Sell on Pinterest: An E-commerce Guide for Brands

Later

Discovering how to sell on Pinterest can be a real game-changer for your brand or business. Pinterest may often be overlooked by brands, but it can be one of the best platforms for driving awareness, clicks, and sales. Strengthen the Sense of Community Around Your Brand. Product Pins make shopping super easy, as they include real-time pricing, availability, and information on where to buy your product.

What Supergoop! and Imperfect Produce Have in Common: Breaking Down the Top 30 DTC Brands of 2019

Pixlee

Fresh off the heels of our star-studded Top DTC Brands of 2019 report comes a question – how have all these extremely different brands made the DTC model work? In one corner, we have sunscreen and skincare brand Supergoop! So what does a high-end skincare brand have to do with fruits and veggies, and what does this have to do with your business? Both of these brands identified a core value that was central to their audience and built their brand agenda around this.

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