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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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! .

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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. 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

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

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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. .

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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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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.

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

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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. Resources Shonali Burke Weekly Roundup blogging content online publishing ugc user generated content

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. Brand Marketing

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How to deliver brand authenticity & create connection on social (with free download)

Sprout Social

Joining the social team here at Sprout has given me a crash course in brand authenticity on social media. That means building awareness and perception of our brand as well as creating raving fans. Why brand authenticity matters on social media. What are your brand’s values?

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.

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.

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. 4) Promote Your Published Content.

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. Using trendjacking often provides simple and easy content for your brand to publish.

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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.

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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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. This level of transparency helps to foster brand loyalty and provide validation that is essential to purchase.

Why Localization Is a Key to Build a Global Ecommerce Brand

Pixlee

When Coca-Cola , one of the most famous American soft drink companies, started marketing their brand in China, the name “Coca-Cola” translated to “ Bite The Wax Tadpole. Whether you sell your own branded products or act as an online reseller, localization can transform the way you do business.

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How to Create a Unique Instagram Aesthetic that Fits Your Brand

Hootsuite

Your Instagram aesthetic is the first thing potential customers will notice when they check out your brand’s profile. A unique and cohesive Instagram aesthetic is not just visually pleasing, but can greatly improve brand recognition and business success. Establish your brand.

Content Strategy: When Less is More

Pixlee

Use user-generated content to highlight your unique community’s experience with your products to stand out from similar brands. This helps establish trust with your brand and offers additional original validation. Publish Just Enough. Brand Marketing

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Social Media Platforms that Yield the Best User-Generated Content

Pixlee

With the rise of smartphones, every user has become their own publisher. Instagram is a great social media platform for harvesting the best UGC. This is especially true for brands trying to reach millennials and Gen Z. Morphe uses UGC in Facebook ads to sell more.

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7 Tips for Reposting Instagram Stories & User-Generated Content

Later

Reposting Instagram Stories and sharing user-generated content is a great way to fill your feed with beautiful content, but did you know that UGC is 50% more trustworthy than any other type of media, too? . User-generated content is the word-of-mouth equivalent on social media, meaning that every post or story about your brand that is created by your customers is UGC gold. So why is UGC so valuable? This makes it easier to create branded, themed stories around UGC.

5 Ways to Ensure Your Holiday Content Gets Discovered

Ignite Social Media

You owe them something more, and something only you, as the brand you are, can offer them. Don’t be general, but rather be as true to your brand as you can. Not every brand needs to wish us a Happy Chinese New Year.

Create your social media campaign plan for 2019 (with editable worksheets)

Sprout Social

” We also saw a whole slew of social ad types and fresh business features roll out for brands. From social selling to advanced analytics, social-savvy brands have more opportunities than ever to sell directly to their audience. As predicted, brands are going all-in on video and ephemeral content in lieu of more “traditional” posts. We believe that brands succeed when they take a goal-driven approach to social that’s rooted in data.

5 Ways to Elevate Loyal Customers on Social

Likeable

When brands think about community management , they usually think about addressing customer issues, complaints, and crises. Perhaps you plan to seek out top engagers, fans with large followings, or even customers that are just really loyal to your brand. Share UGC.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Pixlee

Pixlee

Pixlee’s industry-leading UGC platform is known for its extensive content creation, curation, and multi-channel publishing capabilities. That said, there are many less-used, highly beneficial features that can bring exceptional value to your brand. Brand Marketing

The Ultimate Guide on How to Use Instagram Stories

Sprout Social

In fact, Instagram has been pushing hard for brands and users alike to hop on the Stories bandwagon. Meanwhile, the introduction of Stories ads for brands is also telling in terms of Stories’ selling power. In this guide, we’re going to break down how to use Instagram Stories for your business or brand. Below we’ve highlighted five different types of Stories which are popular with brands of all shapes and sizes. Sharing User Generated Content (UGC).

7 Types Of Awesome Social Media Content Your Brand Can Be Creating Right Now

Buffer Social

Snapchat’s stratospheric engagement stats (to the tune of 100 million users spending a half hour on the platform per day ) make it compelling for any brand. To see how a brand (and a B2B one, no less) can fully optimize this platform, follow DocuSign (@docusigninc).

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When Should You Use an Instagram Slideshow?

Convince & Convert

Yes, this goes for brands, too. Instagram is not a full representation of your life or your brand. In social media, the enjoyment of your audience always comes first , at least for brands. They love seeing snapshots from your trip or your brand’s philanthropic event.

11 Creative Ways to Use Instagram Carousel Posts for Your Business

Later

With a good creative strategy, you can boost engagement levels, increase brand loyalty, and even drive product sales! Check out how Later customer, Dermalogica uses carousel posts with UGC content to reveal before and afters, thanks to their customers’s at-home snaps: .

7 Tricks for Instagram Accounts with Low Engagement Rates

Pixlee

Not only do brands, influencers, and potential partners look at this rate for social proof, but your potential customers are checking it out too. UGC is a great way to encourage your followers to engage with your posts. UGC is a fairly simple way to help skyrocket your engagement.

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How to build your social media marketing strategy for 2019

Sprout Social

All the while brands got bolder, launching conscious and seemingly controversial campaigns as customers want to see brands get real. To keep your brand from sitting on the sidelines, we’ve broken down the steps to developing a social media marketing plan to carry you through 2019 with a sense of purpose. Brands should strive to set goals that are actually attainable. Below are some actionable goals that brands of all shapes and sizes can divide and conquer.

What a Modern Ecommerce Stack Looks Like

Pixlee

With the right combination of features, tools, and elements, UX can heighten conversions for a global audience of various demographics — maximizing your brand’s reach. Brand Storytelling Integration. The standards for ideal user experience (UX) have grown significantly.

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Social Media Scheduling: How to Always Be One Step Ahead

Sprout Social

However, trying to organize, manage, and publish your social media content is no easy task. Try Sprout Social’s social media publishing tools to schedule content across multiple accounts or platforms. First, how many posts per day do you plan to publish and on which social networks?

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Satisfy your Appetite for Targeted Traffic with SEO & Social

Harp Interactive

Social Syndication is the act of leveraging user-generated content (UGC) from your website or blog to publish on Facebook and other social media sites. This creates an increase in brand exposure and exponential linkbacks to your content resulting in higher search engine rankings and ultimately, an increase in sales.

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How Glossier Hacked its Way to a Billion Dollar Valuation

Pixlee

For a cosmetics brand, 40 products is a literal blip on the radar while the competition in Sephora and Ulta Beauty carry thousands of products. But with community-driven marketing, brands can hack this process and save an untold amount of time and money with three key steps. Content is the best way to build an engaged community around a brand. Glossier might be the best modern case study in content marketing as their brand began as a blog offering makeup information.

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