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. According to a report by BazaarVoice , shoppers that interact with UGC are 97% more likely to convert than customers who do not. Brands see a 78% lift in conversion rates when customers interact with UGC. What type of UGC do you want? How are you gathering UGC?

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New Social Media Report, and What About UGC?

Janet Fouts

According to the Nielsen Trust in Advertising report , 83% of consumers world-wide trust recommendations from friends and family. The report is based on data from 357,000 public social profiles (171,000 Facebook; 134,000 Twitter; 52,000 Instagram) of continually active accounts. Download and read the full report here to drill in deep. Here are some things that I got from the report. Why do people include a brand name in their social posts? UGC and the law.

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10 Brands Killing it with User-Generated Content on Instagram

Later

Sharing user-generated content (UGC) is one of the most effective ways to build brand love and strengthen your online community on Instagram. From sharing real-life product reviews, to curating a stunning Instagram feed, there are so many creative ways to elevate your content strategy with UGC! Get inspired by these 10 brands taking user-generated content to the next level on Instagram: UGC Brand Inspo #1: Set a Challenge like @over.

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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. The post New Feature: Google Photos Integration Powers the Best UGC appeared first on The Pixlee Blog.

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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! . In fact, 55% of consumers trust user-generated content over any other form of marketing, making it a surefire way to boost your sales and improve brand loyalty. . Tips for Using UGC on Facebook.

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5 Creative UGC Marketing Campaigns to Inspire Your Business

Later

Running a UGC marketing campaign can be an incredible way to attract new followers, make sales, and convert your existing audience into customers! User-generated content (UGC) is way more trustworthy than branded advertising, and it’s also a great strategy for filling your social feeds with beautiful content. Whether you’re launching a new product or running a customer appreciation campaign, incorporating UGC into your campaigns can help you drive even more success.

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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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Use Data From Your Social Media Report to Create Share-Worthy Content

agora pulse

Discover how to glean the data you need from a social media report to produce remarkable content for your audience. When you create a social media report, you use charts and data to illustrate what you’ve accomplished. But these summaries are much more than progress reports that reflect on the past. Your social media report can also help you look forward and plan ahead. Every time you create a social media report , take the opportunity to review your audience data.

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.

The Complete Guide to Instagram Stories for Brand Marketers

Ignite Social Media

It’s no question that Instagram Stories have become a major component of every brand’s social media marketing strategy. Brands should be using the unique features of Instagram Stories to further engage their audience (i.e.

10 Stock Photographers to Follow on Instagram Right Now

Later

But with so many content creators in the mix, finding photographers that match your brand style can be harder than you think! . In fact, stock has evolved to allow brands access to a royalty-free, global library of high-quality content — all at your fingertips. .

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.

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Best Brands on YouTube: Our Top 10 of 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

According to a recent report by Smart Insights, 83% of marketers believe that video is becoming more important. 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.

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?

What to Look for in an Instagram Posting App

agora pulse

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. My must-have feature list includes analytics reports. Instagram content calendar instagram management photography publishing schedule security ugcWhen I first started managing Instagram accounts for organizations, I did it all manually.

Master the art of social media reporting (with our editable template)

Sprout Social

Then it’s probably time to step up your social media reporting. Getting started with social media reporting. If the idea of reporting bores you to death or puts you in panic mode, relax! We’ve put together a totally free social media reporting template to get you started. This template serves as an awesome starting point if you’re totally new to social media reporting. Figure out your reporting frequency. Assess your reporting audience.

Image Recognition in Action: Are You Nutella?

Talkwalker SM

The way users interact with brands today is changing, and visuals are at the heart of these new relationships. With the help of visual listening, brands like Nutella can uncover the stories that otherwise remain hidden to them when the brand name isn’t referenced in text. Customers are telling great stories online.

Social Media Stories: What Brands Need to Know About Ephemeral Content

Ignite Social Media

A recent report from GlobalWebIndex found that Instagram and Facebook users are increasingly viewing and creating social media stories. 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.

Talking Startup Culture, Marketing, and Work Ethic With the Woman who Defines “Brand Tech”

Pixlee

Emma Cookson is a partner at brandtech group You & Mr. Jones , a new group comprised of tech & tech-enabled companies that help startups and Fortune 500 brands harness the power of technology to do their marketing better, faster & cheaper. She’s been a long-time supporter of UGC marketing and strongly associates with the Pixlee mission. Brand-building typically used to focus on how a brand’s message could be communicated to consumers. Brand Marketing

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.

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? Not bad for a brand started in 2007, who received their first major funding in 2013. . Brand Marketing

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How to Develop an Authentic eCommerce Brand to Drive Holiday Sales

Pixlee

One reason for this is that consumers trust in marketers and brands is at an all-time low, according to a recent Forrester report. If you want to make an impact this holiday season—and earn the sales to match—develop your authentic eCommerce brand now.

Top 5 Best Performing Post Types and How to Use Them for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Understandably, mouth-watering food photography doesn’t make sense for every brand, but you’d be surprised at how applicable a meal can be if you’re willing to think outside the box. To make the most of these videos, think of what special services your brand can offer consumers.

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10 Top Instagram Marketing Tools to Grow Your Business

agora pulse

If you work on a small team, you might handle Instagram graphics as well as copy, engagement, listening, and reporting. Start with an Instagram post or Stories template, and add text or graphic elements that make your brand shine. per user per month for premium features and brand kits; Easil Edge features everything from Plus and thousands of industry-tailored templates. When you want to capture your brand’s aesthetic on Instagram, perfecting your grid is key.

2019 Social Media Trends to Watch

Ignite Social Media

These perceptions steer users’ decision-making process when deciding who to follow and, ultimately, which brands to trust on social media. A recent study from Stackla reported that 86% of consumers say authenticity is important when deciding what brands they like and support on social media.

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How User-Generated Content can be Helpful for Recruiters and HR

Pixlee

User-generated content (UGC) has worked wonders for boosting sales and building a brand community. Employee engagement is critical for modern brands trying to retain top talent – and what better way to do that than with authentic content created by the real employees of a company. Here are some of the benefits of using UGC and EGC to engage employees: Attracting Top Talent . Better Brand Image with Customers and Clients. Brand Marketing

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7 Great User-Generated Content Campaigns

Pixlee

User-generated content enables a brand’s passionate customers to become advocates, in turn building engaged communities around products and services. The idea behind user-generated content is that customers, followers, and partners will provide a more trustworthy recommendation than the brand itself when it comes to making a buying decision. The brand took to Instagram and pledged to stop retouching photos of models. Brand Marketing

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How Ski Resorts are Winning with Community-Driven Marketing this Year

Pixlee

That prime real estate features the best content the brand has access to: the stories their customers are sharing on social media. After selecting posts that meet their brand criteria, they’re able to feature a dynamic and engaging collection of inspiring images featuring real fans from that day. This live content display creates brand affinity for Big Sky and encourages their fans to share their stories, amplifying the word-of-mouth power of social sharing. Brand Marketing

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7 Ecommerce Email Templates to Boost Conversions

Pixlee

According to a Tagalys report, 81% of ecommerce businesses say that emails help in customer acquisition and better subscriber engagement. Even more, these brands are using user-generated content to create authentic, timely, and relevant messages that resonate with the audience no matter the point in the customer journey. When used well, UGC combined with these ecommerce email templates will help boost conversions, and more importantly, build community with your database. .

“Nanoinfluencers” are Nothing New – It’s Just Word of Mouth on Steroids

Pixlee

With larger influencers losing some authenticity and credibility, and with microinfluencers still too pricey, brands are now investing in the vast realm of “nanoinfluencers.” The NYTimes defines nanoinfluencers as social media users with between 1,000 and 5,000 followers — who can drive sales and brand loyalty. Whereas in the past, these micro trendsetters worked independent of brands, companies can now leverage, shape, and measure their influence.

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How to Build a Strong Instagram Community

Later

Creating an Instagram community for your business is one of the best ways to gain brand loyalty, boost engagement, and stay connected to your customers. Investing in an online community can be one of the most valuable moves any brand can make for long-term success. .

The 50 User Generated Content Stats You Need to Know

Pixlee

The 50 user generated content stats that all marketers need to know in order to successfully work with brand influencers, improve brand loyalty, and increase ecommerce sales. UGC and Brand Influencers. 93% of marketers are seeing results in improving brand exposure through influencer engagement. UGC and Brand Loyalty. 77% of influencers claim that they are more likely to buy from their sponsors, becoming brand evangelists that way.

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Your Must-Have Guide to Creating a Winning Social Media Campaign

agora pulse

Planning a big campaign for your clients or your own brand? More importantly, a successful one for your brand or your clients? So how can you develop a winning campaign for your brand? Start with common campaign objectives like: Improving brand awareness.

How to Integrate Email Marketing into Your Social Media Efforts

Social Media Strategies Summit

However, in today’s multichannel and omnichannel environment, the reality is that brands must use both to engage and retain their audiences. Combining email marketing with social media efforts allow brands to target their audience more frequently, ultimately moving them through the customer journey. 80% of marketers report that increasing brand awareness is their number one goal for using social media. That way, you each get the benefit of the other brand’s followers.

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Video On Instagram: Best Practices For ROI-Driven Ecommerce Brands

Pixlee

A visual platform like Instagram is naturally the perfect place to share your brand videos. But for ROI-driven ecommerce brands like yourself, it’s important to know the best practices to really see results from your Insta videos. Scale video creation with UGC from your most passionate customers. With UGC, you can scale videos from your most valuable customers while maintaining quality engagements with your customers. For brands, this is a veritable playground.

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How to Build a Strong Instagram Community

Later

Creating an Instagram community for your business is one of the best ways to gain brand loyalty, boost engagement, and stay connected to your customers. Investing in an online community can be one of the most valuable moves any brand can make for long-term success. .

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.

How to Schedule 1 Week of Instagram Posts in 20 Minutes

Later

For example, if you’re a wellness brand it would make sense to create go-to labels that make your content curation easier, such as: “health food,” “mindfulness,” and “fitness.” . Speed Up Your User-Generated Content (UGC) Collection with Later. Can you schedule Instagram posts?

Five Things We Learned In Social Media This Year

Ignite Social Media

But, let’s face it, at the end of the day, it’s all social, according to eMarketer 80% of consumers forget branded content within 3 days of seeing it; which means the content, paid or not, still needs to be thumb stopping and capture consumers when they are in the mindset. We’ve seen brands win big at key points of the year with well executed strategies. They report over 2 billion searches occur on the platform every month, that’s 24 BILLION (with a B) searches a year!

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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. In this article, I’ll share why brand authenticity is crucial to creating meaningful connections with your audience and outline the steps to creating a social strategy that blends data, brand values and creativity. Why brand authenticity matters on social media.

You Again? Avoid Spamming Your Followers on Social Media

agora pulse

Let’s look at how to identify and stop social media spam, so you can let your brand and its genuine content shine. When you want to get the word out about your brand, it’s easy to go overboard with promotional posts. After all, you want to make sure your followers know about your new products, your special sales, and all the benefits your brand offers. Are you posting too much about your brand? Reciprocate by sharing influencers’ UGC on your brand’s page.

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7 Hashtag Search Tools That Are Crazy Easy to Use

agora pulse

With hashtags, you can do everything from increasing your brand’s reach and tracking trending topics on social media to launching user-generated content (UGC) campaigns and identifying influencers. All Hashtag features a suite of tools designed to help you build your brand and generate more engagement for your content. Hashtracking is designed to help you grow your brand’s following, create successful social media marketing campaigns, and curate relevant content.