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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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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UGC + Social Distancing: Bringing the In-Store Experience Online

Pixlee

One answer is with user – generated content (UGC). UGC offers a way for brands to build more authenticity into their marketing and often leads to more sales. UGC is 35% more memorable than other media, and 50% more trusted. Utilize UGC Efficiently.

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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 Social Media Report, and What About UGC?

Janet Fouts

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. Why do people include a brand name in their social posts? Did you mention the brand? User Generated Content (UGC). According to the Sprout Social study, 41% of Millennials want to have their content shared by the brand, while only 23% of GenX and Baby Boomers do. UGC is being used by brands more and more often.

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How Big Brands Get Permission to Use UGC

Convince & Convert

Scaling User-Generate Content for a Big Brand. Instagram is of course a great place for images, but Jon has been happy to see Facebook and Twitter make it easier to share images as well. The challenge for Pet360 has been finding a way to gain explicit permission for UGC on such a large scale. But with Curalate they could ask permission at scale, allowing them to use UGC across social platforms as well as in a slide shows for email campaigns.

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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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4 Tactics to Influence Brand Loyalty through Social Media

Ignite Social Media

When we, as consumers, feel understood and cared for, a similar reaction occurs, resulting in our own loyalty to the brands that we feel really speak to us, and our wants and needs. It’s a lot easier, however, to understand why we’re loyal to the brands we choose, than it is to understand, as a brand, how to evoke that loyalty from your audience. Fortunately for you, we’re here to share with you four essential tactics to influence brand loyalty through social media.

UGC and Social Hubs: #DigitalPR Chat with Alicia Whalen

The Proactive Report

My guest on today’s #DigitalPR Twitter chat is Alicia Whalen (@Alicia_Whalen_) co-founder of @HashtagioSocial. 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. 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

My guest on today’s #DigitalPR Twitter chat is Alicia Whalen (@Alicia_Whalen_) co-founder of @HashtagioSocial. 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. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia.

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Top Flavored Water Brands on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

It’s pretty much become the new “thing” as people across the world declare their favorite brands, tweet pictures and even buy bathing suits to show their support. Just like sports teams and fast food chains , sparkling and flavored water brands have been using social media channels to bring the popular drink to their thirsty customers. From La Croix and hint to Bubly, here are a few of the top flavored water brands on social media. LaCroix: Can you say UGC?!

9 Brands Driving Meaningful Change on Instagram

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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.

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.

How to Inspire More User-Generated Content for Your Brand

agora pulse

User-generated content (UGC) is a game-changer for businesses. It can help you foster stronger relationships with your audience while it simultaneously makes your brand more appealing (and more trusted) by new users discovering you. But is UGC worth all the effort? To get all these incredible benefits of UGC, however, you need to actually encourage customers to create content! That fact drives most brands crazy because they have no control over this aspect.

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Social Media Roundup: Best In Class Brand Social Voice

Ignite Social Media

Looking through your social feed (pick any) we all pause when we get to our favorite brand. What is it about them that makes the brand stand out among the others? We all have that one brand that we follow where we are excited to see new content from, the one that never (or hardly) seems to fail in getting us to tap the like button (or heart). Below you’ll find some of the brands that we here at Ignite Social Media feel shine bright.

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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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New! Find and Share User-Generated Content from Instagram (& Beyond)

Later

If you’re new to user-generated content (UGC), here’s the cut-and-dry textbook definition. UGC is any form of content, such as images, videos, text, and audio, that have been posted by consumers on online platforms. You’ve probably seen UGC in the wild—friends posting an Instagram story about a new pair of shoes they love and tagging the store, or even the #PSL posts from Starbucks lovers that make the rounds every fall. So how is UGC going to help you ?

What’s More Important: Social Media Fans or User Generated Content?

agora pulse

There’s a new dilemma among social media professionals: S hould you focus on increasing your following or maximizing your user generated content (UGC)? Marketing pros are always striving to build bigger and better brands. A possible explanation is that strong (and prestigious) brands are often followed for self-presentation reasons, rather than for real interest in the brand.”. Avoid earning followers for brand vanity purposes. So, more fans or more UGC?

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Five Signs the Future Belongs to User-Generated Content

Waxing UnLyrical

Pic-N-Post , for example, is a social photobooth that allows users to take their own photos and upload them to the event, brand sponsor or organizer’s Facebook page with effects almost instantaneously. Similarly, an app called Hurl now allows users to put YouTube videos in a queue in similar establishments by transforming screens into interactive jukeboxes capable of both user-created experiences (such as videos) and experiences spurred by the brand (established advertisements).

2019 Influencer Marketing Trends for Brands

Pixlee

But there are key trends that brands should be aware of if they want to expand success in their influencer marketing strategy in 2019. Also, the platform will continue to be the leading one for brand-influencer collaborations. In 2019, more brands will be able to show returns from Instagram, if they’re making the best use of the platform. In fact, brands like Morphe Brushes are already seeing awesome returns from their 7.5 What does this mean for brands?

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. 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. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Monday Roundup: Content Rules.

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. It’s a lot like what retweeting is to Twitter. Instagram content calendar instagram management photography publishing schedule security ugcWhen I first started managing Instagram accounts for organizations, I did it all manually.

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? But as volume increases, so does the need to stand out from other brands. Plus, it’s a scalable way to source new and interesting creative that constantly engages customers with your brand. You can pin posts on Facebook and Twitter.

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What Wendy’s Twitter Account Can Teach Us about “Doing Social”

agora pulse

As it turns out, the very best thing about Wendy’s may not be their burgers, but their Twitter account. Wendy’s Twitter has gotten a ton of attention and gained notoriety for their distinct brand voice that includes constant zingers to users and competitors alike. Wendy’s voice and brand is unique to them, but small businesses can learn from their overall strategy and apply those lessons to their own social media accounts. Distinctive Brand Personality.

How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

agora pulse

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. Here are five brands acing storytelling on social media and some actionable takeaways. Our favorite brands use characters (e.g., followers on Twitter (as of this article’s publication).

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4 Quick Social Media Wins for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

With all the information out there about social media marketing, it can be hard to know which next steps your brand should take to be more successful. From creating videos using simple apps, to repurposing top performing content, utilizing UGC and more, we’re here to help you boost your brand’s social presence in a flash. Incorporate UGC. User-Generated Content (UGC) is a win/win quick win (try saying 10 times fast).

3 New Apps You Should Use for Social Content Creation

Ignite Social Media

As far as Facebook and Twitter’s integrations go, they compromise the quality a bit and don’t loop forever, so they’re kind of missing the point. 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.

What Is a Social Media Hub and Why Would You Use One?

Webbiquity SMM

The content can be aggregated in real time from social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube. This is useful for brands that have an active social media presence with regular updates and an engaged following. Guest post by Anne Griffin.

6 Twitter Search Features You Should Already Be Using

agora pulse

Are you looking to get more out of Twitter’s native search function? While most people stick to using the basic Twitter search bar, few ever dive in deep to the advanced search functions that the platform provides. In any case, you can easily navigate to Twitter’s advanced search and follow along as I detail six Twitter search functions you didn’t know about but should totally use.

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

Ignite Social Media

Recently, LinkedIn and Twitter were the latest to announce the launch of a stories format on their channels. With the content capabilities across social showing no signs of slowing, many brand marketers are wondering how these new features may be beneficial. Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube now have their own Stories feature. As an official Snapchat Certified Partner , our experts would be more than happy to help kickoff your brand on the platform. Twitter.

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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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. Although it seems like an easy marketing ploy, you’ll want to make sure that your brand is fully aware of what trendjacking is and how it can help (or even potentially hurt) your brand in the current state of social media. How to Make Trendjacking Work for your Brand.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Follow him on Twitter. So I challenged myself to create a list of 10 responsibilities of the Community Manager that extend beyond the realm of Facebook and Twitter (and yes, even blogging). Connect Good Will for Brand Earlier in this post, I mentioned the Haiti relief efforts.

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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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. Create a brand logo and tagline.

What Is User Generated Content and Why Are Top Brands Doubling Down Now? [SSM004]

Buffer Social

Sharing your brand’s story through user-generated content (UGC) is one of the best ways to build an authentic and engaging community on social media. It takes the old-school marketing approach of “brand to consumer” and turns it into a way for your audience to connect one-on-one with each other through shared content. How some of the world’s largest brands implement user-generated content in real-life.

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The Biggest Success of Nike’s “Just Do It” Campaign May Be User-Generated Content

Pixlee

For the 30th anniversary of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign, the sneaker brand made a risky move by taking a stance on a fraught cultural topic. Since then, Nike has faced some backlash by fans boycotting brand products, but these reactions represent only a fraction of Nike’s customer base. Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook similarly feature positive #JustDoIt posts. The sports apparel brand can also leverage these photos directly on social media platforms.

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7 Tips to Launch Successful Twitter Promotions

Sprout Social

Whether you’re trying to promote a blog post, upcoming event or your products, Twitter is a great option. Despite increased competition on the platform and the move to an algorithm based feed, Twitter promotions can still be effective if well executed. With over 300 million monthly active users , there’s no shortage of people to market to on Twitter. We’ll go over all that and more, to help you launch a Twitter promotion that brings in results.

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.

How to Repost and Build a Brand Community on Instagram

Pixlee

On Instagram, this means reposting relevant community content in addition to your brand’s original content. Not only is sharing other people’s content an excellent way to address your content crunch, but it also allows you to engage with your audience and build a brand community. Posting your own brand content isn’t enough – today’s consumers are more likely to make decisions based on recommendations from peers. Social media is all about sharing content.

Top 5 User-Generated Content Tools of 2020

Pixlee

User-generated content tools (UGC) are highly effective for combatting stale and ineffective content. Good user-generated content tools help you collect and publish UGC, all in one platform. Once you have a library of high-quality UGC, you need to be able to leverage it to drive engagement and conversions. . UGC is 35% more memorable and 50% more trusted than other media , especially when it comes to marketing towards millennials.

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How to Repost and Build a Brand Community on Instagram

Pixlee

On Instagram, this means reposting relevant community content in addition to your brand’s original content. Not only is sharing other people’s content an excellent way to address your content crunch, but it also allows you to engage with your audience and build a brand community. Posting your own brand content isn’t enough – today’s consumers are more likely to make decisions based on recommendations from peers. Social media is all about sharing content.