How UGC Improves Ecommerce Website Accessibility 

Pixlee

Yet many users still feel sidelined on some websites – whether due to unfriendly brands, inauthentic marketing, and/or inaccessible content. Luckily, user-generated content (UGC) has turned the tables and allowed for real customer voices to be elevated online. UGC shapes accessible SEO.

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How BOPIS and UGC Go Hand in Hand

Pixlee

BOPIS cannot happen in the first place if a brand cannot convince potential customers to shop online. To build social proof in these customers and promote BOPIS, top brands opt to feature both user-generated content (UGC) across their marketing channels.

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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. By using UGC, online retailers can reduce bounce rates and improve their overall performance. Here are five of the best examples of homepages using UGC to great effect. Clothing brands are some of the most notable beneficiaries of user-generated content.

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Seven Ways to Increase Your Brand Influence

Webbiquity SMM

say strengthening their brand is a top business objective. However, while most focus on brand awareness, it’s crucial to understand that brand awareness alone doesn’t create conversions and sales. Become a Brand Influencer on TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube.

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 ?

5 Social Ad Content Mistakes Brands Make and How To Avoid Them (With UGC)

Pixlee

Social media advertising has huge potential for brands. When done right, it builds your brand’s community, attracts new customers, and leads to an increased ROI. Irrelevant strategies, outdated advertising techniques, and stale images — these are just some of the reasons why brands don’t see the expected results from their social media ads. Learn from these five common mistakes brands make with social media ads and how to avoid them.

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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. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia.

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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. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia.

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

Pixlee

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? Let’s look at some hard facts: UGC is now considered a “top marketing tactic”, influencing a shopper’s buying decision by up to 90%. Brand engagement for consumers who interact with UGC (sharing a post, clicking on a linked image,) rises by 28%.

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Design Agency vs User-Generated Content: Which is Better for Your Brand?

Pixlee

And while agencies are still playing a vital role in content creation, brands are getting creative with campaign creatives. While larger brands are sometimes able to create content in-house, it’s often time-consuming and expensive. Which Option is Better for Your Brand?

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How to Find Content for Your Social Strategy with Later

Later

If you regularly work with creators, photographers, or brand partners, Later’s Contributors tool can help streamline your process for collecting photos and videos. Only Instagram posts published in the last 24 hours will show in the search results.

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. What you should learn: Focus on the story and giving your content creators story-worthy assets instead of just focusing on your brand. Partner on Something That Organically Integrates Your Brand.

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. Why: Today, with Internet access and some form of a computer, virtually anyone can become a content publisher. 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.

What to Look for in an Instagram Posting App

agora pulse

If you don’t use any software, you might end up editing the image and writing the caption moments before publishing each Instagram post. Once I’ve scheduled a week’s worth of content, I like to look at how it will look published on my profile so I can see if there are any imbalances. Sharing UGC. Some businesses thrive by posting UGC (user-generated content). This is critical for organizations and brands that post a lot of user-generated content.

How to Transform Your Customers into Brand Advocates

Pixlee

Building customer loyalty is critical to retaining customers, but it can also help convert new shoppers into loyal customers with the help of brand advocates. If you’re already measuring customer engagement , the next logical step is to turn highly engaged customers into brand advocates.

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What a Brand Advocate Is and Why Your Company Needs One

Visually SM

People who say good things about your brand can influence others to become loyal consumers. It is essential to invest in building brand advocates to get new supporters. However, customer loyalty is stronger when someone supports a brand without incentives. Encourage UGC.

5 Ways We Wish More Brands Would Use Instagram

Pixlee

From influencer marketing to video-sharing, Instagram now offers marketers creative space to grow brand awareness on a channel their audience already loves. 90% of brands have a business account on Instagram, which means that this platform is really the center for building a successful brand.

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Unboxing Videos: An Ecommerce Brand’s Guide to Sourcing, Creating and Monetizing Unboxing Videos 

Pixlee

Unboxing videos, or videos that show customers taking a product out of it’s package and beginning to use it, are a goldmine for brands. This high-quality user-generated content (UGC) performs well, as 55% of unboxing video viewers surveyed claim the video convinced them to buy the product.

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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!

Kraft’s Latest Campaign, #SendNoods, Put Buzz Before Brand Value

Ignite Social Media

As our team caught wind of the campaign, it became obvious this program was damaging the brand more than it was helping it. Audience reactions on the brand’s social channels were highly negative and even angry, as you can see from just a few below. Off-Brand.

5 Ways We Wish More Brands Would Use Instagram

Pixlee

From influencer marketing to video-sharing, Instagram now offers marketers creative space to grow brand awareness on a channel their audience already loves. 90% of brands have a business account on Instagram, which means that this platform is really the center for building a successful brand.

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9 Brands Driving Meaningful Change on Instagram

Later

We’ll let you in on a little secret: we love brands with purpose. Given similar price and quality, 91% of consumers are likely to switch to a brand that supports a good cause. Supporting a cause on social media helps humanize your brand and increase brand loyalty.

How Brands Can Achieve Higher Engagement on TikTok

Pixlee

Looking for some easy ways to improve your engagement rate and brand awareness on TikTok? We’ve got you covered with some valuable strategies successful brands on TikTok are already taking advantage of. Reshare user-generated content (UGC). Brand takeovers.

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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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How to 10X Your Facebook Sales (11 Strategies for Brands)

Hootsuite

And while the social network is known for encouraging interactions between family and friends, people (especially Generation Z) are increasingly using Facebook to interact with brands and make purchases. And 23% of users follow companies and brands they purchase from on social media.

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!

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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. .

3 New Apps You Should Use for Social Content Creation

Ignite Social Media

Publish images and journals, or curate others to your VSCO profile. Photography and content apps are a dime a dozen in your App and Google Play Stores. But there are some apps that stand out from the crowd, and by default, make your content infinitely better and more engaging. We’re talking about apps that give you the freedom to explore your creativity, while remaining realistic and relatively easy to use at the same time.

8 Places User-Generated Content Thrives – Beyond Social Media

Pixlee

Social media is a massive piece of marketing today because of the diverse user-generated content (UGC) that’s shared across these platforms each day. Sharing UGC Today. From email marketing to in-store displays, there’s no shortage of creative places your brand can use UGC.

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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.

How to Build a Foolproof Brand Strategy for Ecommerce in 2022

Pixlee

Whether you’re a new startup or a seasoned company, this post will walk you through how you can build a wildly successful brand strategy for your ecommerce brand in 2022. What Defines an Ecommerce Brand in 2022? A strong brand has an active community of consumers.

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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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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? Once you publish, it’s time for optimization.

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. As an official Snapchat Certified Partner , our experts would be more than happy to help kickoff your brand on the platform.

3 simple ways to embed a Twitter Feed on your website

Sprout Social

With nearly 230 million daily active users, Twitter is a powerful way to amplify your message and showcase your brand. Third-party tools like TagBoxx and Flockler focus on bringing user-generated content (UGC) from social platforms into owned environments such as your website.

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?). In fact, Instagram has rolled out more feature updates for Stories than it has for general post publishing, which shows us just how important they consider this feature to be. As goes for the user, so should go for brands. 4) Promote Your Published Content.

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. These five brands don’t stop at donating to equal rights organizations – they’ve taken extra steps to freely associate themselves with the community in the name of equality. These brands showcase authentic customers and proudly emphasize their community values through a value-oriented message.

3 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Audience to Create More User-Generated Content

Pixlee

One of the most overlooked practices that can exponentially grow your social media audience (while improving ecommerce metrics) is implementing User-Generated Content (UGC). Use a UGC Platform. Let’s talk about the benefits of a UGC platform. UGC isn’t made for just one channel.

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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. .

How to use data for content curation

Sprout Social

With growing competition, the best way for your brand to stand out on social media is through engagement. In fact, according to the Sprout Social Index™ , 40% of consumers believe that memorable content makes a brand’s social best in class. Publish and analyze.