Survey Reveals That UGC Can Drive Improved Trust and Loyalty for eCommerce Brands

Social Media Today

As online shopping soars, new data shows today’s consumers want brands to create more authentic and personalized commerce experiences for them

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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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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 ?

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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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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.

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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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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 Make Your Brand More Diverse

Pixlee

The desire for diverse and inclusive branding isn’t new, but it’s become abundantly clear that today’s consumers want — and expect — brands to highlight real people who display the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, orientations, and abilities. Brand Marketing

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6 masterful examples of brands selling on Facebook Shops

Sprout Social

And product-based brands are flocking to this new technology in droves, with 73% of businesses currently selling on social platforms. A recent survey found that 46% of consumers anticipate using social platforms’ in-app shopping features more this year.

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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?

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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. .

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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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Best Brands on YouTube: Our Top 10 of 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

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. Get inspired to take your YouTube strategy to the next level with a look at the 10 Best Brands on YouTube. Top 10 Best Brands on YouTube.

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6 Ways to Boost Your Content Engagement in 2021

Pixlee

You’ll need to collect user data from web analytics, interviews, surveys, and user research to create your customer persona. A great way to start identifying the background, demographics, and demeanor of your customers is by analyzing the user-generated content (UGC) they produce.

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Image Recognition in Action: How the Green KitKat Conquered the World

Talkwalker SM

User generated content (UGC) is every marketer’s dream, as a creative customer base can be invaluable in spreading a brand’s message and surveys have shown that 93% of consumers find UGC helpful when making a buying decision. For brands, that’s a strong case for leveraging the power of UGC. And even with the help of a social listening solution, many tools quickly reach their limits when users don’t mention the brand in text.

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The 6 Hottest Forms of Content for Ecommerce Brands Right Now

Pixlee

Your content marketing strategy is what drives your ecommerce brand. User-generated content (UGC) is an easy win for ecommerce brands right now. With a plethora of social platforms available for customers to create and share content across, brands can collect the best content from loyal fans of their brand. . UGC isn’t just a scalable way to source content for your marketing strategy. Offer branded product guides for customers’ research.

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Why Consumers Love User-Generated Content: Five Psychological Motivators

Pixlee

Modern brands need to design their marketing strategies with the customer at the center. From small direct-to-consumer brands to globally renowned luxury brands, user-generated content (UGC) can help brands connect better to consumers. UGC does precisely that. .

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University branding: How to build your school’s brand on social media

Sprout Social

According to a study by EAB , about 30% of the 9,500 surveyed students had reached a university website through the school’s social media channels. Establishing your brand’s values. This is where higher education branding plays an important role.

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How to Sell on Pinterest: An E-commerce Guide for Brands

Later

Discovering how to sell on Pinterest can be a real game-changer for your brand or business. Pinterest may often be overlooked by brands, but it can be one of the best platforms for driving awareness, clicks, and sales. Strengthen the Sense of Community Around Your Brand.

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22 Best Places for Finding Content to Share on Social Media

Social Media Strategies Summit

Alongside an increase in the number of businesses on social media, we see a massive increase in the quality of content by brands. You can also create a list of your favorite content providers and do a quick survey of them each day. Share Survey Results.

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Five Ways to Make Your Next Marketing Campaign More Diverse

Pixlee

38% of consumers are more likely to trust a brand that shows diversity in their advertising. With the rise of user-generated content (UGC), marketers no longer have to rely on the limited options offered by stock photo platforms. Create a Genuine Brand Community. Brand Marketin

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3 New Trends in Retail Customer Acquisition

Pixlee

Today, brands need to find more authentic ways to connect with their existing and potential customers. Instead, brands need to build meaningful relationships with customers. Some advice for creating social media awareness for brands include: Identifying a target platform. Consumer Preference for Socially Responsible Brands. Social responsibility for brands needs to feel authentic to consumers. Some benefits of using UGC include: Increased social engagement.

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5 Time-Tested Ways to Encourage Customer Reviews Using Emails

Postcron

A recent Local Consumer Review Survey revealed that 91 percent of 18 to 34-year-old consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. The importance of reviews to a brand’s online reputation cannot be understated.

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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.

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5 types of social media content that can accelerate business success

Sprout Social

It’s how brands make their first and lasting impressions on social. It’s the essential ingredient for how brands communicate and connect with new and loyal customers. When looking at the breakdown of published video content, brands within a few industries are outdoing those benchmarks.

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6 lessons and predictions from the best social media campaign ideas of 2021

Sprout Social

You don’t have to be a creative genius to dream up the next brand campaign to break the internet. By building campaigns around UGC, brands give audiences the authentic testimony they need to commit to a purchase.

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The Social Influence Surge—Are You Prepared?

Harp Interactive

Consumer reviews are significantly more trusted —nearly 12 times more — than descriptions that come from manufacturers , according to a survey of US mom Internet users. It makes sense: consumers trust online reviews by other consumers more than the information coming directly from companies and brands themselves. And weather your company or brand is employing any of these tactics,it is still being influenced by word of mouth (both positive and negative).

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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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What is Customer Experience: 7 Tips to Improve Your CX

Hootsuite

Done right, c ustomer experience will help you increase sales and improve brand loyalty. It’s the accumulation of their feelings after every touchpoint they have with your brand. Two pillars will essentially shape a customer’s experience: Your brand. Invest in your brand.

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TikTok Made Me Buy It: Use TikTok for Ecommerce Marketing

Pixlee

Why do Brands Need to Embrace TikTok Marketing ? There are plenty of niche interests and communities on TikTok, and therefore you’ll be able to find customers who share your brand’s values on the platform. . Doing so allows you to create valuable UGC for your brand.

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Complete Guide to Instagram eCommerce in 2022

Hootsuite

In a 2021 survey, 44% of people reported using Instagram to shop weekly. 77% of active Instagram users surveyed in a recent study noted that the app lets them interact with brands. A direct line to your consumers allows you to turn followers into brand advocates.

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“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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9 Tips for Using Social Media Effectively For Your Business

Socialmedia.biz

Done correctly, social media marketing can build brand loyalty and, ultimately, drive sales. If you’re trying to get customers to rally around your brand and help promote your products, implement a community hashtag.

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How To Get More Out Of Post Purchase Communications

Pixlee

Communicating with your customers post-purchase can go a long way in capitalizing on purchase intent—but many ecommerce brands are missing out. . According to Shopify , an existing customer has an 80% chance of buying from your brand again, whereas a new customer only holds a 10-20% chance.

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5 Ways Social Media Data Can Help Your Business

Pixlee

Whether it’s a new product announcement or a piece of user-generated content (UGC), analytics help you see what type of content and what medium resonates best with your audience. 87% of brands use UGC for authentic (and free) content.

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5 Ways Social Media Data Can Help Your Business

Pixlee

Whether it’s a new product announcement or a piece of user-generated content (UGC), analytics help you see what type of content and what medium resonates best with your audience. 87% of brands use UGC for authentic (and free) content.

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10 Ways to Boost Your Social Media ROI

Social Media Strategies Summit

In fact, it is the biggest concern of 55% of marketers, according to a Sprout Social survey. Out of the 2000 marketers surveyed, most said they have no clue how to define, measure, or report social media ROI. You can use their unique voices and styles to tell compelling brand stories.

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The 5 Things Social Media Marketers Need to Know about Mental Health

Pixlee

That’s why your brand’s role in social media marketing is so critical. As someone who’s in charge of a brand or business social media account, you are responsible for making a positive change in your community. 2: Build a Strong, Inclusive Community With UGC.

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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.

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