All the Ways to Run a UGC Social Media Campaign

Ignite Social Media

UGC (user generated content) has been a buzz word in social media for a while now. Personally, I am glad it is a trend that has stuck around and that many brands are embracing. Brands see a 78% lift in conversion rates when customers interact with UGC.

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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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New Social Media Report, and What About UGC?

Janet Fouts

I just read the Sprout Social Q4 Index for 2017 , and it’s got some very interesting data, especially if you’re a marketer. 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?

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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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How Big Brands Get Permission to Use UGC

Convince & Convert

Scaling User-Generate Content for a Big Brand. The challenge for Pet360 has been finding a way to gain explicit permission for UGC on such a large scale. Curalate is a visual marketing platform that helps with scheduling, analytics, and gaining permission to use images.

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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. Incorporate UGC. User-Generated Content (UGC) is a win/win quick win (try saying 10 times fast).

What’s New at Pixlee: 6 Features that Redefine UGC

Pixlee

One month into 2019, we can tell this year is shaping up to be impactful in the world of visual marketing. Between CES and NRF, we’re seeing innovative applications of technology that make brands stand out from the competition. AI Powered UGC. UGC-Powered Email.

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3 UGC Marketing Trends on the Rise in 2018

Pixlee

User-generated content marketing has been on a growth trajectory within digital marketing in recent years. 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. With the end of 2017 approaching, marketers are planning for 2018 with an eye on the key trends that will continue to be prominent. Influencer Marketing.

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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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How Pixlee Powers UGC Marketing with AI and Machine Learning

Pixlee

When it comes to marketing, a lot of companies throw these terms around to create allure, but for many, it’s mostly smoke and mirrors. At Pixlee, we employ advanced real-world applications of AI and machine learning, with the goal of providing the highest-performing visual shopping and ecommerce tools for brands. With the ubiquity of smartphones, brands have vast quantities of user-generated visual content at their disposal. Brand Marketing

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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. Q6: All brands want more sales.

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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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How to Repurpose Influencer Content for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to asking whether or not your brand should be repurposing its influencer-generated content – there’s really no question about it. Consider Influencer Marketing First. Has your brand considered taking influencer marketing one step further?

Top Flavored Water Brands on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

It’s pretty much become the new “thing” as people across the world declare their favorite brands, tweet pictures and even buy bathing suits to show their support. From La Croix and hint to Bubly, here are a few of the top flavored water brands on social media. LaCroix: Can you say UGC?!

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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. 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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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.)

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.

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

Pixlee

As the ever-growing popularity of the post-Thanksgiving weekend of sales evolves from marketing buzzwords to a national holiday, Black Friday Cyber Monday mark the unofficial beginning of retailer’s best annual quarter, one that typically sparks off with a bang. 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?

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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. It allows their customers to express themselves, shape the brand story and create more meaningful memories within their community. eCommerce Marketing

Why Your Brand Should Create Less Content

Convince & Convert

Is it the voice of your brand? When brands prioritize and amplify the voice of the consumer , they cause engagement, brand lift, and community building. Any marketer who is not living in a cave knows that a brand talking about themselves all the time is not ideal.

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Taking Social Media Content to the Next Level

Ignite Social Media

Not only should your content be on point with brand, but it should promote unity with variety. There are many ways of introducing new kinds of content that’ll stay on brand and invite the target audience to engage with the content. UGC is there for a reason. What is UGC exactly?

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2019 Influencer Marketing Trends for Brands

Pixlee

Influencer marketing has proven to be one of the most effective forms of connecting with a community. But there are key trends that brands should be aware of if they want to expand success in their influencer marketing strategy in 2019. Instagram Will Remain a Key Influencer Marketing Channel. Also, the platform will continue to be the leading one for brand-influencer collaborations. Trend#3: UGC Will be King Across all Marketing Channels.

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. Budgets are growing fast, and marketers are seeing strong returns. UGC Drives Purchase Decisions . UGC is Credible.

Content for the Customer Journey – Phase V: Loyalty & Advocacy

Ignite Social Media

Once someone has converted, the next ideal step is for that customer to turn others on to the brand or product. Asking for user-generated content (UGC) from fans and sharing recommendations & reviews should be considered for customers in this stage of the journey. Ask for UGC.

Transform Events into Meaningful Experiences: Lessons in Real-Time Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Transforming Events into Meaningful Experiences: Lessons in Real-Time Marketing. How best to organize for Real-Time Marketing?

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). When digital marketing tactics are executed well with user-generated content, they offer a powerful advantage to traditional content. eCommerce Marketing

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

What’s More Important: Social Media Fans or User Generated Content?

agora pulse

There’s a new dilemma among social media professionals: S hould you focus on increasing your following or maximizing your user generated content (UGC)? It all depends on your company’s marketing strategy. Marketing pros are always striving to build bigger and better brands.

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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?

This Overlooked Marketing Strategy Can Help You Succeed in 2019

Pixlee

Crafting a marketing strategy that is both flexible enough to allow for agile shifts within the organization, while retaining rigidity that the whole team can align with isn’t an easy task. Your community should be the core focus of your marketing strategy in the year ahead.

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Social Media Roundup: Best In Class Brand Social Voice

Ignite Social Media

Looking through your social feed (pick any) we all pause when we get to our favorite brand. What is it about them that makes the brand stand out among the others? Below you’ll find some of the brands that we here at Ignite Social Media feel shine bright.

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Five Signs the Future Belongs to User-Generated Content

Waxing UnLyrical

In the realm of marketing, learning is the name of the game no matter what your goal is. 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.

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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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4 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of your Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

In order to get the most out of your content, your team will need to think of creative ways to stretch that content to work for your brand in the coming weeks and months. For some the reward of being highlighted by a major brand is enough, which makes the cost to your brand next to nothing.

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

Pixlee

Email marketing best practices are critical for ensuring your emails are being well received by your audience. 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.

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The Real Benefits of User Generated Content

Social Media Today

User generated content (UGC) is a modern-day digital word-of-mouth situation that benefits both brands and consumers. It's a win-win scenario and a marketing tactic that great brands can incredibly benefit from

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Best Brands on YouTube: Our Top 10 of 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

For marketers, it is an easy way to communicate their value proposition and engage their audience. And as social media and social advertising has become more important in marketing, the need for video as part of a content strategy has only increased. 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. What makes a brand meaningful?

What Influencers and Brands Should Takeaway from the #WWDC Conference 2019

Pixlee

WWDC this year brought a lot to the influencer and UGC space – and not just with Photos app updates. We’re going to dive into some of the highlights from the keynote that directly affect the UGC market and Instagram influencers, and how to make the most of these new software upgrades.

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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. If you’re looking for inspiring brand content on Instagram, look no further than Airbnb.

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