Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

Social media’s impact on the travel and tourism industry continues to grow stronger. In fact, some studies show that over 40% of travelers under 33 prioritize the ‘Instagrammability’. When it comes to reaching these users, here are our top travel brands on social.

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How to Incorporate UGC Into Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

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This disconnect results in underutilization of their UGC, leaving money on the table. However, mapping out your UGC assets to your marketing processes, and operationalizing it into your team’s workflows will ensure that you are able to get the most out of your customers’ content.

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Travel Brands That Are Doing Social Right: How we utilized Social Media to Drive Visitation to the OBX

Ignite Social Media

Our travel & tourism client, Visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX) came to us looking for a partner who could leverage social media to drive visitation to the destination during the off-season.

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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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How to Legally Repost User-Generated Content on Instagram

Later

If you want to start curating your Instagram feed with user-generated content (UGC), it’s important to understand the rules — so that you can protect your brand and treat your community of creators fairly. And this type of UGC is usually found by checking your tags and mentions.

How Travel Brands Can Drive More Bookings for Spring Break 2019

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Spring break is fast approaching, and travel brands have the opportunity to appeal to travelers of all ages seeking myriad experiences. Here are the top trends and tips brands are using to gear up for the spring break rush. . Brand Marketing

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. That’s followed by cars (54%), major appliances (53%), mobile phones (46%), hotels (45%), and travel plans (40%). 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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A First-Class Guide to Social Media for Travel

Sprout Social

From inspiration to reminiscing, travelers turn to social media throughout every step of their journey. Social media has a huge influence on travel-related purchases. In fact, of those who use social media to research travel, only 48% followed through with their original plans.

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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. 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. That’s followed by cars (54%), major appliances (53%), mobile phones (46%), hotels (45%), and travel plans (40%). Q6: All brands want more sales.

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#SproutChat Recap: Creating Content for the Travel Industry

Sprout Social

This makes marketing for travel professionals easy, right? How do you get folks to your travel destination when cost and time often get in the way? Sprout All Star, Keri Jaehnig , has spent years working in the travel industry and has won several state tourism awards for her social media campaigns and marketing efforts. This week, she joined #SproutChat and shared her insights for making the content your travel brand produces stand out and getting visitors in the door.

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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Why Hotel Brands Need to Curate Experiences to Drive Business

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Travelers are constantly looking for advice from their peers, social media influencers, review websites, magazines, and more. There’s no reason why hotel brands can’t excel in this space by showcasing their extensive knowledge of local culture through robust curated experiences. Most brands already offer curated experiences to guests, but marketing these suggestions with User-Generated Content can make them more visible, attractive, and trustworthy. Brand Marketing

How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

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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.

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How (and Why) You Should Attract Pet Owners to Your Brand

Pixlee

Whether your brand is selling products intended mainly for pets or not, attracting this potential audience to your company could unlock hidden revenue that your brand would otherwise miss. How can your brand appeal to these paw-rents? Brands Who are Winning with Pet Lovers.

Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year

Ignite Social Media

While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. If you’re looking for inspiring brand content on Instagram, look no further than Airbnb.

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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. Brand Marketing

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3 Ways Seasonal Brands Stay Active in the Off-Season

Ignite Social Media

For seasonal brands, one of the toughest times of the year is those off-season months when consumers aren’t really looking for the products and services they offer. How does a brand stay top of mind for their fans during these times of the year? Focus on Brand Awareness.

Instagram Inspo: 10 Brands We’re Crushing On

Later

This year, skincare brands are poised to be cooler than ever — and Supergoop is making sure that includes UV protection. The popular sunscreen brand has continued to shine on Instagram this year — and it looks like a lot of people are noticing (just check out their tagged posts)!

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. Known primarily as a denim brand, Madewell centers its Instagram content around jeans.

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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Email Marketing Basics: How Brands Can Boost Conversions from Email in 2019

Pixlee

Prepare for 2019 by reviewing the best practices every brand marketer swears by. Use UGC to Boost Conversions. Brands that use user-generated content (UGC) see at least two times higher conversion rates as opposed to traditional model or stock photos. Try adding rich UGC to your emails to showcase your products in an authentic manner. When people see content from their peers that they can relate to, they’re more likely to trust the brand and convert.

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Why Localization Is a Key to Build a Global Ecommerce Brand

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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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Improve Your Digital Marketing Tactics With User-Generated Content

Pixlee

Most digital marketing tactics ecommerce brands are using in 2019 can be improved with user-generated content (UGC). If you’re skeptical, here are some key examples of UGC powering digital marketing tactics to drive better business results.

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

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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.

How to Create a Unique Instagram Aesthetic that Fits Your Brand

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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. Brand Marketing

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Social Media Platforms that Yield the Best User-Generated Content

Pixlee

Instagram is a great social media platform for harvesting the best UGC. Not only does Instagram provide high-quality photos and videos, but streamlined tagging, hashtags, and high user growth make Instagram the top social media platform for collecting customer content for most brands.

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Making the Most out of Your Instagram Stories

Ignite Social Media

If your brand is active on the platform it’s important to take advantage of this space, since it presents a huge opportunity to be discovered by audiences both new and old. If your brand has 10,000+ followers, you can use the linking feature in your Stories. Share UGC.

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. UGC and Brand Loyalty. UGC and Millennials.

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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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7 Powerful Ways to Boost Conversions on Your Ecommerce Site

Pixlee

A brands website is a huge part of a company’s success. Best practice and modern design indicate that brands should use plenty of white space on a landing page. Airbnb shows off inspiring UGC to entice viewers to travel to new locations.

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. Breckenridge Shows that Content Matters to Travelers. These paid ads were displayed across a variety of travel sites such as Travelocity and Trip Advisor.

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

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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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6 Challenges Brick and Mortar Retailers Need to Master Before 2020

Pixlee

With giants like Amazon and Alibaba, brands aren’t likely to be able to compete on price and selection, but by highlighting unique differences such as brand mission or craftmanship of product, retailers stand to benefit. Feedback can come in the form of UGC. Brand Marketing

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

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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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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. FUN FACT: On average brands pay $2,000 per 100,000 followers on YouTube.

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: .

Energize Your Fans and Followers with a Sweepstakes

Ignite Social Media

Want to get your fans and followers excited, a great way to do that is to run a sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize sponsored by your brand. It’s a way to show that you appreciate their loyalty and also entice their connections to check your brand out because who doesn’t like prizes?

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5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry

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A good hashtag can redefine your online brand identity, provide you with new ways to interact with your customers and help you promote product and services to new audience segments. LifeWellTravelled: Cathay Pacific sets the travel tone.