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. Brands see a 78% lift in conversion rates when customers interact with UGC.

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Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to reaching these users, here are our top travel brands on social. From these pieces of user-generated content (UGC), they are able to populate their main feed with picture-perfect posts that ladder up to other marketing messages. All employ a strong UGC curation strategy.

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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New Social Media Report, and What About UGC?

Janet Fouts

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.

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You Down with UGC? (You Soon Will Be): Best Practices in Repurposing User-Generated Content

Ignite Social Media

UGC, how can I explain it? User-generated content is an authentic, cost-effective way to get branded content that’s really going to resonate with your brand’s audience … because they create it! The user used your brand’s hashtag. The post You Down with UGC?

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How to Incorporate UGC Into Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

Pixlee

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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How Big Brands Get Permission to Use UGC

Convince & Convert

Scaling User-Generate Content for a Big Brand. The challenge for Pet360 has been finding a way to gain explicit permission for UGC on such a large scale. Tweetable Moments We do so much talking. I don’t think listening is as big of a piece anymore, but it’s so important.

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3 Common UGC Challenges And How To Conquer Them

Pixlee

From YouTube to Yelp, user-generated content (UGC) powers some of the most popular websites in the world. For brands, it’s a powerful marketing technique that can double conversion rates and increase average order value. To maximize your team’s success with UGC, consider these common challenges before getting started. Spam can infest social contests, bad reviews can pop up on product pages, and low-quality submissions can create the wrong impression of your brand.

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What’s New at Pixlee: 6 Features that Redefine UGC

Pixlee

Between CES and NRF, we’re seeing innovative applications of technology that make brands stand out from the competition. The solution: With the Pixlee platform, users can send UGC straight to the Facebook ad platform to scale their ad content. AI Powered UGC.

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

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5 Brands That Are Taking UGC to the Next Level with Product Page Visual Reviews

Pixlee

Brands are experiencing a paradigm shift as they move away from traditional marketing techniques and towards a more seamless omni-channel experience. Here are three brands that are effectively using UGC on their product and category pages to inspire browsers to buy.

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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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3 UGC Marketing Trends on the Rise in 2018

Pixlee

As more and more brands realize that their core market is more likely to respond to social and digital messaging over more traditional means, more attention is being given to UGC marketing. Innovations in AI and machine learning will make it easier for brands to identify influencers, recognize images, and source the best UGC that can be used across all marketing channels. Influencer content created by brands is found to be more authentic to younger consumers.

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How To Translate Your Company Purpose Into Slick Visual Branding

Waxing UnLyrical

Your copy will need to be razor-sharp, with polished phrasing and potent messaging, but you’ll also need to make your visual branding a priority. Want to make your brand memorable? Take inspiration from your favorite brands. Create a set of brand guidelines.

Product ratings and UGC both work, but can they work together?

Pixlee

As a digitally native Ecommerce brand, HYLETE has built an intensely loyal customer base – return customers are placing orders up to eight times a year with high upsell and cross-selling opportunities. The post Product ratings and UGC both work, but can they work together?

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How Pixlee Powers UGC Marketing with AI and Machine Learning

Pixlee

At Pixlee, we employ advanced real-world applications of AI and machine learning, with the goal of providing the highest-performing visual shopping and ecommerce tools for brands. With the ubiquity of smartphones, brands have vast quantities of user-generated visual content at their disposal. Pixlee uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to ingest the data behind UGC and organize it in a way that maximizes the content’s impact. Brand Marketing

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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. 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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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. optimal tone of voice; ideal creative; subtle, yet convincing, brand benefits; etc.)

How to Repurpose Influencer Content for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to asking whether or not your brand should be repurposing its influencer-generated content – there’s really no question about it. Has your brand considered taking influencer marketing one step further?

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. 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?!

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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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5 Reasons Listening to Influencers Will Better Inform Your Content Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Of what use can influencers be to our brands? In efforts of helping you articulate the subtler advantages to be had through influencer cooperation, we’ve compiled this list of five surefire reasons that listening to influencers will better inform your own brand’s content strategy.

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.

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The Next Generation of Retail Experiences: Leading Retailer Launches Interactive In-Store Touchscreens with UGC from Social Media

Pixlee

Today’s consumers rely heavily on social media and tapping into their community when it comes to brand loyalty and their purchase decisions. Brands understand that user-generated content (UGC) that shows real people with your products creates a more engaging shopping experience and builds trust. It allows their customers to express themselves, shape the brand story and create more meaningful memories within their community.

3 Reasons Why You Should Run Your Photo Contest in the Summer

Ignite Social Media

Photo contest are a great way to drum up excitement as well as an excellent way to source UGC content for your brands social channels. Spring and summer just allow for a wider variety of content depending on what prompt works for your brand.

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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. Quick!

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Taking Social Media Content to the Next Level

Ignite Social Media

Not only should your content be on point with brand, but it should promote unity with variety. There are many ways of introducing new kinds of content that’ll stay on brand and invite the target audience to engage with the content. UGC is there for a reason. What is UGC exactly?

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Content for the Customer Journey – Phase V: Loyalty & Advocacy

Ignite Social Media

Once someone has converted, the next ideal step is for that customer to turn others on to the brand or product. Asking for user-generated content (UGC) from fans and sharing recommendations & reviews should be considered for customers in this stage of the journey. Ask for UGC.

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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Why Hotel Brands Need to Curate Experiences to Drive Business

Pixlee

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. UGC provides a seal of approval from guests that an experience is worthwhile. Brands can gather UGC in a number of ways. Brand Marketing

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. Levi’s used UGC to promote their NFL collection.

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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.

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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. Instagram content calendar instagram management photography publishing schedule security ugc

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. Avoid earning followers for brand vanity purposes.

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Three Key Reasons Why User Generated Content Works for Influencer Marketing

Talkwalker SM

Influencer marketing and user generated content (UGC) are rapidly becoming the most widely-used online marketing strategies. UGC Drives Purchase Decisions . Top beauty blogger and influencer, Mariana Hewitt, recommends some of her favorite hair brands. UGC is Credible.

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? Below you’ll find some of the brands that we here at Ignite Social Media feel shine bright.

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How to Create Instagram Stories that Will Help Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Instagram Stories are a fun & easy way for followers to interact with your brand and for you to share information. Do you remember the big push for brands to create Snapchat stories? Reposting User Generated Content (UGC). Have you started using Instagram stories yet?

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?

Instagram’s Shoppable Feature: What it Means for Brands

Pixlee

While engagement on social media is important for brand affinity, it’s even better when social media marketing can be directly tied to sales. The feature aims at making it easier for brands to sell their products directly from the social media platform. What this means for brands.

The Real Benefits of User Generated Content

Social Media Today

User generated content (UGC) is a modern-day digital word-of-mouth situation that benefits both brands and consumers. It's a win-win scenario and a marketing tactic that great brands can incredibly benefit from

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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. What makes a brand meaningful?

5 Never-Fail Tips for Crafting Compelling Branded Content

Pixlee

The Michelin guide remains one of the first examples of content marketing, as the Michelin Guide has its own brand of excellence surrounding it. Like the Michelin Guide, telling your brand story through a value-added content can be a cost-effective and impactful way to drive business. One of the best ways to ensure success in this is to emulate or collect your current customer’s stories through User-Generated Content (UGC). Airbnb has mastered brand storytelling.

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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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