Seven Ways to Increase Your Brand Influence

Webbiquity SMM

say strengthening their brand is a top business objective. However, while most focus on brand awareness, it’s crucial to understand that brand awareness alone doesn’t create conversions and sales. Become a Brand Influencer on TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube.

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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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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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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. Marketers can increase their click-through rate on ads by 35% by using permissioned UGC. Instagram Stories and YouTube Video. Scaling curation of this content can be tough, and even impossible for brands to do manually.

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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. Enter YouTube. According to recent research from Statista , 96% of 18- to 24-year-olds and half of internet users over the age of 75 use YouTube.

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5 Brands Crushing Creativity on TikTok

Ignite Social Media

With its infinite scroll functionality, thumb-stopping content, and the high possibility of video virality, TikTok has taken the world by storm and it’s a no-brainer to infer that retailers and CPG brands alike should be thinking of ways to integrate the platform into their social media mix.

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How to Make YouTube Shorts: Everything You Need to Know

Hootsuite

Since launching in 2005, YouTube has been home to countless video trends and many forms of entertainment. Now, the team behind one of the most visited websites in the world has hopped on the short-form video bandwagon by creating YouTube Shorts. What are YouTube Shorts?

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What a Brand Advocate Is and Why Your Company Needs One

Visually SM

People who say good things about your brand can influence others to become loyal consumers. It is essential to invest in building brand advocates to get new supporters. However, customer loyalty is stronger when someone supports a brand without incentives. Encourage UGC.

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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. Made popular by YouTube, unboxing videos can now be seen on almost all social media platforms. Make the package a branding experience.

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

Ignite Social Media

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. YouTube.

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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. 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).

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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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12 Brands on Pinterest with Awesome Marketing Strategies

Later

Many brands on Pinterest are already tapping into its huge potential for marketing and growth. From creating engaging community-focused boards, sharing inspirational content, and optimizing Pins for driving sales and traffic, the best brands on Pinterest are savvy about how they post!

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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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The Brand’s Guide to Getting Verified on Social Media in 2021

Pixlee

The coveted ‘blue check’ or verified symbol can play an integral role in a brand’s social media marketing strategy. Verification also serves as proof that your account is the real, certified account for your brand, eliminating any questions about potential fake accounts. YouTube.

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5 Ways Fitness Brands Can Appeal to the Work-From-Home Crowd

Pixlee

Consumers are looking to engage with fitness brands that can make the transition to ‘working-out from home’ as smooth as possible. . These five unique strategies can boost engagement, sales, and even help brands source necessary content for campaigns. Brand Marketing

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How to Use Esports Influencer Marketing to Boost and Promote Your Brand

Pixlee

For brands looking at social media channels to enhance their reach, esports has proven to be a massive opportunity. Can Non-Endemic Entrepreneurial Brands Use Esports Influencer Marketing? Your brand can approach the gaming world as a non-endemic brand in similar ways.

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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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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

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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. Here are five brands acing storytelling on social media and some actionable takeaways. Our favorite brands use characters (e.g., However, commercial brands can also steal some tips from HONY.

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Introducing Shoploop: A Shoppable Video Platform Made for Brands & Influencers

Later

Although it’s only a few weeks old, the mobile app is already making a big splash among brands and influencers alike. . As far as the shopping experience goes, TechCrunch aptly describes it as “similar to watching YouTube tutorials, but distilled down to the best bits.”

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How to Support Social Causes as a Brand on Instagram

Later

More than ever before, people expect the brands they support to have a clear stance on social causes. . As consumers, our purchasing decisions are influenced beyond the product spec — we want to see and hear how brands are supporting the causes and missions we care most about. .

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5 User-Generated Content Campaigns from 2020 to Learn From

Pixlee

Brands try to outdo each other with creative ideas and stunning visuals. You will likely listen to your friends and buy from that brand. This is where user-generated content (UGC) campaigns come in. MADE.com extended its UGC run in 2020 with its “Stay Grounded” campaign.

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What is User-Generated Content? And Why is it Important?

Hootsuite

Or maybe you’ve received a fancy new product, and you post an unboxing video to your YouTube channel? Whether you know it or not, both of these examples are user-generated content (UGC). UGC comes in many forms, including images, videos, reviews, a testimonial, or even a podcast.

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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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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.

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Building a Powerful Brand Ambassador Program Featuring Sylvia Choi of Yakima Racks

Pixlee

In our chat, she shares the nuances of ambassadors, what makes a good brand community, and how to measure the success of your community-driven marketing platforms. Throughout my time at Yakima, we’ve really been able to capitalize on the user-generated content (UGC) features from Pixlee.

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How to Make Video Testimonials That Boost Sales

Pixlee

Customer acquisition is an ever-changing process that brands in all industries are striving to perfect. People trust other consumers over brands; user-generated content (UGC) is 35% more memorable than other media, and 50% more trusted. Collect UGC from Passionate Customers.

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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. 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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Social Media Week 2022: Trends & Recap

Pixlee

With the skyrocketing success of the creator economy and TikTok as an invaluable resource for brands to reach Gen Z, we’re diving into the key takeaways from #SMW. Creators Are Essential to the Future of Brand Social . Personalization is Key to Brand Content In the Metaverse.

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Top 5 Best Performing Post Types and How to Use Them for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Understandably, mouth-watering food photography doesn’t make sense for every brand, but you’d be surprised at how applicable a meal can be if you’re willing to think outside the box. To make the most of these videos, think of what special services your brand can offer consumers.

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7 Surefire TikTok Marketing Strategies That Get Results 

Ignite Social Media

Brands have got to listen, TikTok is staying. And yet, in spite of that, many brands are still hesitant to join. But with the growing influence of video content, at Ignite Social Media, we believe that most brands need to be taking a hard look at the platform.

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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. There is so much you can do to help your client’s brand stand out with the competition while staying on brand. UGC is there for a reason. What is UGC exactly?

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Building An Ambassador Marketing Program in 2021

Pixlee

Ambassador marketing, turning passionate fans into sponsored brand advocates both on social media and in person, is a growing powerhouse for brand marketing. Community-driven brands are turning to ambassadors more and more to boost brand awareness and customer acquisition.

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The Ultimate Guide to Building An Ambassador Marketing Program in 2021

Pixlee

Ambassador marketing, turning passionate fans into sponsored brand advocates both on social media and in person, is a growing powerhouse for brand marketing. Community-driven brands are turning to ambassadors more and more to boost brand awareness and customer acquisition.

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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. YouTube & BTS: Permission to Dance.

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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. YouTube. Content Tool for Social Media – Youtube. If you aren’t searching YouTube for content, you should start.

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The Definitive Guide to Running a Social Media Contest in 2021

Pixlee

Drumming up engagement for your brand with a social media contest is possibly one of the most tried-and-true methods marketers have at their disposal. Now, we get to the million-dollar question: Are social media contests an effective tool for brand marketing? Improved brand awareness.

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45 of the Best Social Media Analytics Tools

agora pulse

How do you measure your brand’s progress on social media and make sure you’re on track to reach your marketing goals? Discover how to create effective reports and find the best social analytics tool for your brand. Enhance brand awareness. YouTube. YouTube. YouTube.

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