New Social Media Report, and What About UGC?

Janet Fouts

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. According to this infographic from AdWeek , Millennials prefer UGC with people in the image, where Boomers focus on product details. It’s all candy for the brand, as long as it’s positive.

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Top 10 Brands Killing It on Instagram

Social Media Strategies Summit

In April, the platform saw changes to its API that resulted in the death of Instagram bots, apps that help brands analyze their followers and limitations on the ability to repost UGC. With all of these updates, the platform has become more popular (Instagram grew to 1 billion users in September of 2018) and more competitive for brands (with 25 million business profiles ). Known primarily as a denim brand, Madewell centers its Instagram content around jeans.

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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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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? We all have that one brand that we follow where we are excited to see new content from, the one that never (or hardly) seems to fail in getting us to tap the like button (or heart). Below you’ll find some of the brands that we here at Ignite Social Media feel shine bright.

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How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

agora pulse

Let’s begin with a reality check: A whopping 74% of brands have no meaning in consumers’ lives. Consumers don’t care about your brand or your marketing message—unless it resonates. Brands can increase the value of a product or service by 20 times with storytelling. Here are five brands acing storytelling on social media and some actionable takeaways. Our favorite brands use characters (e.g., However, commercial brands can also steal some tips from HONY.

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The Next Big Thing in Social: Top 7 Brands Embracing TikTok

Social Media Strategies Summit

It’s still early days for this social platform, but brands should be paying attention. In the past year, TikTok has tested and launched advertising options including in-feed native video ads, brand takeovers, hashtag challenges, and more. ByteDance is also taking steps to monetize the user-generated content (UGC) that millions of people post to the video-sharing platform. If Generation Z is a target demographic for your brand, the time to embrace TikTok has come.

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

agora pulse

TikTok is for sharing fun, meme-related videos. (It’s Last year, Guess was the first brand TikTok collaborated with in the US for its #inmydenim campaign. How Can Brands Use TikTok? Many brands do a combination of running their own channels and working with others.

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10 Social Media Predictions for 2019

agora pulse

I also see 2019 as the year when brands align their storytelling with enacting positive social change. And almost two-thirds of millennials and Gen Z express a preference for brands that stand for something. 80% of audiences would rather watch a live video from a brand than read a blog. Live streaming gives you the opportunity to present an intimate, personalized, and behind-the-scenes look at your brand. Does the influencer match your brand and its ethics?

10 Instagram Grid Examples to Creatively Level-up Your Feed

Later

Thankfully, there are tons of super-creative brands leading the way with their Instagram grid — and we’ve picked out our top 10 to take inspiration from: Instagram Grid Inspo #1: Create Bold Color-blocking Themes like Ohh Deer .

9 Brands Doing Unique Things on Social and What We Can Learn from Them

Hootsuite

It’s difficult enough to keep up with the Kardashians these days, let alone the cool things brands are doing on social media. To stay relevant on social media in 2019 and beyond, brands need to be as purposeful as they are adaptable. From spicy chicken nugget breakouts to no-frills brand identities, we’ve found some of the best examples of brands doing unique things on social. Reformation uses UGC to sell clothes. Just look at its Twitter bio: “i am a brand.

7 of the Best Social Media Campaigns (And What You Can Learn From Them)

Hootsuite

Social media campaigns are the rocket fuel of your marketing efforts: a concentrated burst of energy that pays off in a major boost to your brand reputation, awareness or sales. When your brand has a turn in the spotlight, don’t waste it! They’re true to the brand.

Where is the Instagram Aesthetic Headed in 2020?

Later

From the “no-edit edit” to homemade memes and the obsession with carousel posts, your Instagram feed is about to become more creative than ever. . Whether you’re a brand, business or influencer, we’re showcasing the best Instagram aesthetic trends and predictions you’ll want to know for 2020: . These days, people turn to Instagram instead of Google to search for a brand or business, and your Instagram profile is quickly becoming your new home page.

5 Valuable Ecommerce Lessons We Can Learn from Superheroes

Pixlee

Real customers are often the best tool for a business, especially when you need someone to advocate for your brand and products. It’s an effective way to build trust and loyalty, plus the right user-generate content (UGC) can also help increase purchase decisions. The advice that a young Peter Parker received is also some of the best advice for any Ecommerce brand. For many new Ecommerce brands, that can be exactly what it feels like when you get started.

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The complete guide to social media and the beauty industry

Sprout Social

After all, beauty brands represent many of the most-followed, active accounts on Instagram in particular. And as it should come as no surprise, those same brands are making a killing having mastered the art of social selling. What more could a brand want?

Social Media Terminology: Social Media Words You Need to Know

agora pulse

Brand advocate. And this person talks up your brand. A brand advocate is literally “a helper” that shares positive reviews about your company, extols its virtues, shares excitement about upcoming events, posts content about your brand, and, at the core, cares about your brand’s well-being. Sometimes, brand advocates are paid. Brand authenticity. Customers (existing and potential ones) want brands to be real. Branding.

25 Social Media Content Ideas to Level Up Your Strategy

Later

Whether it’s your personal Instagram or a brand or business, here are 25 ideas you can incorporate in your social strategy. Social Media Content Idea #1: User-Generated Content (UGC). Recent findings show that 90% of consumers trust UGC to help influence their purchasing decisions.

9 Ways to Increase Instagram Engagement in 2019

Later

With an ultra-smart algorithm and tons of creative brands competing for people’s attention, it’s harder than ever to increase Instagram engagement. Thankfully, Instagram is still one of the best places to market your brand online, gain a loyal following, and build a community that supports your business. Instagram engagement is no longer just likes and comments, it also includes engagement from your stories, people following your brand hashtag, IGTV views, and more.

Instagram Year in Review: The Biggest Moments from 2019

Later

As a brand, there’s a lot to learn from the high-flying celebrities on Instagram and how their social strategy is paying off. Instagram Year in Review 2019 #3: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Inspire a Meme Trend. When Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper took to the stage at the 91st Annual Academy Awards to perform “Shallow,” they likely didn’t know they were about to spark a viral meme trend. Discover 8 Brands Creating Custom Instagram Stories AR Filters !

#SproutChat Recap: How to Incorporate Speaking Engagements Into Your Career

Sprout Social

Building a personal brand online takes time, effort and a lot of consistency. This week at #SproutChat , Sprout All Star and tenured social media marketing speaker Neal Schaffer shared advice on how he’s grown his personal brand by taking on various speaking engagements. A3: Cost to attend, does it help my own or co's brand, learning opptys, networking. Goal: awareness of your brand whether it's personal or business. Relevant memes #SproutChat https://t.co/qgLwqMGGfs.

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The Ultimate List of Social Media Definitions You Need to Know

Hootsuite

Learn more : 7 Great Ways Brands Are Using Instagram’s “Questions” Sticker. When used creatively, augmented reality provides new ways for potential customers to interact with your brand, such as seeing what your products would look like in their home or which glasses look the best on their face. For brands, the company logo is usually the best avatar choice. Many brands use a blog as a way to share engaging content with their audience and establish their industry expertise.

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130 most important social media acronyms and slang you should know

Sprout Social

They are responsible for managing and nurturing a brand’s relationship with its community – not to be confused with social media manager. UGC – User-generated content. But if you’re working in a tech company or managing social for one, knowing these technical terms can help you engage with your brand’s audience. Use this social media acronym when you’re giving your followers a behind-the-scenes look at what your brand is doing.

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