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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Social Spotlight: How GoPro fuels brand loyalty with UGC

Sprout Social

Welcome to the Social Spotlight, where we dive deep into what we love about a brand’s approach to a specific social campaign. From strategy through execution and results, we’ll examine what makes the best brands on social tick — and leave you with some key takeaways to consider for your own brand’s social strategy. But GoPro’s take on UGC is unique in that the product itself is rarely shown. You can’t get something for nothing, even when it comes to UGC.

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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. To keep UGC in top form, your team must curate the most compelling images , brand mentions, and product reviews across channels.

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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. Instagram Stories and YouTube Video.

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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. Enter YouTube. YouTube also reaches more Americans aged 18 to 34 than any TV network. Top 10 Best Brands on YouTube.

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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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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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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Five Signs the Future Belongs to User-Generated Content

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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. Creating a sport around your brand may be the most sophisticated gamification on the planet.

No-chella: Why Brands Need to Look Beyond Music Festivals for Community-Driven Success

Pixlee

While surprise sets are now the norm at festivals, the experience isn’t just about the music or even the FOMO (fear of missing out) anymore, as music and culture festivals have evolved into the place for brands to connect with their hard-to-reach millennial fans in a meaningful way. Coachella (and other music festivals) might be a microcosm of the community-driven economy – but some brands are missing the bigger picture. Brand Marketing

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. Reformation uses UGC to sell clothes.

Social Media Platforms that Yield the Best User-Generated Content

Pixlee

The overwhelming popularity of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter each represent unique facets of your community and offer content that can be used in dynamic ways. Instagram is a great social media platform for harvesting the best UGC. YouTube.

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4 Types of Social Video (And When to Use Them)

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Every piece of content your brand posts on social media should either educate, entertain, or inspire. 54 percent of consumers want to see more video content from a brand or business they support, proving that the appetite for video is there. Sharing user-generated content (UGC).

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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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How to Rock TikTok Just Like the Cool Kids Do (and Even Do It Better)

agora pulse

Last year, Guess was the first brand TikTok collaborated with in the US for its #inmydenim campaign. How Can Brands Use TikTok? Brands can use TikTok for marketing by: Creating their own TikTok channel and upload relevant videos. Even IKEA has a “How to Build” YouTube channel !

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Four Ways to Develop Amazing Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

Are you envious of all the beautiful social media content filling your newsfeed and thinking, “How can I create amazing social media content for my brand?” Now that we have that covered, let’s dig into the four ways you can develop amazing social media content for you brand.

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. Marketers Will Invest Heavily in YouTube Influencers.

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

Buffer Social

A few of our favorite GIF-making tools include: Giphy’s GIF Maker – for turning videos and YouTube links into GIFs. 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.

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How to Measure the ROI of User-Generated Content

Pixlee

User-generated content (UGC) images take the power of word-of-mouth to a new level, articulating the value of a product or service through a more authentic, visual lens. Why should brands prioritize earned content? An example of user-generated content on a brand website.

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Three Simple Ways to Boost Ecommerce Sales with Influencer Marketing

Pixlee

Most B2C ecommerce brands understand that influencer marketing increasingly serves as a foundation for a successful content marketing strategy. Brand trust is an important factor in eCommerce; in fact, 33 percent of U.S.-based

Why User-Generated Video Content Ups Your Credibility

Convince & Convert

It’s a reality that your brand should not only be aware of but also embrace. As a brand, it is your responsibility to keep tabs on the content that is generated about you. Just take a look at UGC videos that are enhancing the enhancing the news and helping teach new cooking tips.

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Welcome To The Video Generation

The Realtime Report

Evidenced by YouTube influencers being featured on 60 minutes, Google investing in creating an open marketplace between brands and influencers, and Cisco estimating that by 2018, 79% of all global internet traffic will be video. Brand Budgets For Influencer Marketing.

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5 Hashtag Campaigns that Crushed It in 2017 

Pixlee

This year saw its share of social media campaign winners and losers, but here we’ll focus on brands who successfully created engaging hashtag campaigns with the added bonus of boosting brand awareness. Aligning with causes that are important their audience has proven effective for brands when done with authenticity. This level of engagement is an indicator that taking a stand and being purpose-driven on social media can work for brands when done right. Brand Marketin

We Made These 10 Social Media Mistakes so You Don’t Have To

Buffer Social

Posting quality content from others increased our brand awareness and following on Facebook. Here’s a quick video on how it works: Mistake 6: Not curating user-generated content (UGC). UGC grew our Instagram account by 500% within six months.

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10 Instagram Predictions to Fire-up Your Strategy for 2020

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Instagram used to be all about the visuals — a cohesive aesthetic , high-quality photography, and on-brand images were a must. . But brands are now starting to take advantage of the trend too — especially when it comes to raising awareness for the causes that they stand for. .

The complete guide to social media and the beauty industry

Sprout Social

After all, beauty brands represent many of the most-followed, active accounts on Instagram in particular. And as it should come as no surprise, those same brands are making a killing having mastered the art of social selling. What more could a brand want?

How to Partner With Social Media Influencers for the Holidays

Convince & Convert

But it’s not just influencers: Everyday people are just as into the platform and are creating user-generated content (UGC) around the products they buy. Customers who view or engage with a piece of UGC featuring the brand’s products are more likely to purchase an item.

How to Create Your Own Instagram Stories Filter (Using Spark AR Studio)

Later

Want to create Instagram Stories filters for your brand? But now, anyone and everyone can design and create Instagram Stories filters for their brand using Spark AR Studio! Create Instagram Stories Effects Tip #2: Consider Your Branding.

5 Ways to Influence Shoppers on Valentine’s Day

Convince & Convert

adults have “broken up” with a brand due to disruptive marketing, you’ll want to strive for authenticity in your digital marketing efforts. User-generated content (UGC) is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to experiment with influencer marketing during Valentine’s Day.

Top 7 Social Media Management Tools of 2018

Socialmedia.biz

With such widespread use, businesses now have a large audience that they can simply tap into for generating leads and creating brand awareness.

10 Standout Social Media Marketing Examples From 2016

Sprout Social

Think of how your brand can work outside the box to put together creative campaigns and reach your social media goals for next year. BarkBox was very creative on social media in 2016, with a particular focus on YouTube and Instagram.

My Internship Experience: A Summer at Pixlee

Pixlee

For ten weeks, I was an intern at Pixlee – a San Francisco-based startup that helps brands build more authentic interactions with their customers using user-generated content (UGC). If you aren’t too familiar with UGC, don’t worry – before learning about Pixlee, I wasn’t either. UGC marketing deals with leveraging content put out by users – usually photos, videos, tweets, or reviews – to power a brand’s different marketing initiatives.

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Why Business Is About to Boom for Social Media Agencies

Convince & Convert

In those years, nearly all social media content was written (with a side order of UGC photography). Those, plus Instagram, Linkedin, Snapchat, Youtube, Whatsapp, FB Messenger, possibly social media customer service, and more is another thing entirely.

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Good Instagram Captions

Later

And while celebrities like Kylie Jenner can get away with a single moon emoji as a caption, for brands and influencers, lengthy captions that champion story-telling and authenticity are driving great results: . How to Write Good Instagram Captions Tip #4: Use a Consistent Brand Voice.

5 Content Marketing Trends to Put You Ahead of the Pack

Convince & Convert

This approach is now being adopted by brands. Last October, Sony Pictures became the first brand to purchase its own Snapchat Discover channel , which was dedicated to the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. Already many marketers are working with chatbots and branded emojis.

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130 most important social media acronyms and slang you should know

Sprout Social

YT – YouTube. They are responsible for managing and nurturing a brand’s relationship with its community – not to be confused with social media manager. UGC – User-generated content. Here are a few best practices to help you use them right: 1: Maintain your brand voice.

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10 Tools to Help You Run a Highly Successful Influencer Marketing Program

Social Media Strategies Summit

Increasing UGC and reviews that can be used throughout other marketing channels, including website, email, and print collateral (UGC is shown to result in a 29% increase in web conversions than campaigns or websites without it). Features include : White-labeled brand experience.

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