Importance of UGC and Creating Brand Advocacy

Ignite Social Media

Cultivating UGC for your brand not only saves you time, energy and recourses but helps create brand advocacy by making it easy for your customers to share what they love about your brand to the world. Why UGC Works. UGC in Action.

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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. According to a report by BazaarVoice , shoppers that interact with UGC are 97% more likely to convert than customers who do not. What type of UGC do you want?

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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? In a time where we’re seeing more and more over-produced ads continue to creep into the social space, fans are craving authenticity. Is it fair game to use on your brand’s social channels? The post You Down with 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. Here are five of the best examples of homepages using UGC to great effect.

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Social Media of Christmas Past

Ignite Social Media

Let’s look back at the social media post of Christmas past to see who brought their jolliest A game. Here are some Social Media Christmas Examples to fuel your jolly mood. They utilize a lot of UGC, showcasing the holidays through their customer’s eyes.

New Social Media Report, and What About UGC?

Janet Fouts

It’s not news that people search social media for reviews on purchases, hotels, restaurants and such, or that they ask their friends for recommendations. I just read the Sprout Social Q4 Index for 2017 , and it’s got some very interesting data, especially if you’re a marketer.

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Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

Social media’s impact on the travel and tourism industry continues to grow stronger. When it comes to reaching these users, here are our top travel brands on social. A key part of our social strategy is the curation of UGC. All employ a strong UGC curation strategy.

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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. Interesting in running a photo contest to engage fans or capture new UGC, we’d love to help.

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How Big Brands Get Permission to Use UGC

Convince & Convert

They scour their overall editorial calendar to determine which pieces should be scheduled on various social media channels. For the C-suite, it always comes down to how social brings value to the overall sales funnel. What’s your one tip for becoming a social pro?

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Social Media Case Study: Discover Boating

Ignite Social Media

As a social agency, we have the opportunity to work on some fun projects. One of those projects was a campaign called “Welcome to the Water” for Discover Boating. Our work with Discover Boating won Audience Honor for Large Media Buying Strategy at the Shorty Awards.

10 Social Media Predictions for 2019

agora pulse

For social media managers this time of year is less about decking the halls with boughs of holly and more about planning for 2019. At Contentworks Agency we’ve already planned next year’s social media strategies for our clients. GDPR Seeps Into Social.

2019 Social Media Trends to Watch

Ignite Social Media

2019 Social Media Trends to Watch. Now, as the year wraps up, it’s a good time for social media marketers to re-evaluate their social media strategy with fresh eyes. With that in mind, here are the 2019 social media trends to watch.

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The 6 Best Ways to Showcase User-Generated Content on Social Media

agora pulse

Community-building and relationship-building should be an important part of your social media marketing efforts. And while relationship building should be your priority, having some extra oomph to boost your sales thanks to social doesn’t hurt either. Share UGC In Stories.

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3 Social Media Promotions to End Your Fiscal Year

Ignite Social Media

Social promotions are an easy way to show success as you wrap up this year, and here are 3 different social media promotions that you can execute on a fairly quick turnaround. There are many different social promotions you can execute in order to generate additional engagements.

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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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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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. 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.

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. The question is how to bring the authentic community experience from social media into your stores.

KFC and Comedy Central Create Web Series and UGC Contest For Young “Adults”

The Realtime Report

The contest website features each episode, and encourages viewers to get involved and share their experiences on social media: ”Did you move back in with your parents? Social Media Campaigns Comedy Central contest KFC KFC bites web series webisodes

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Think You Can Apply a SWOT Analysis to Social Media Marketing?

agora pulse

Businesses, non-profits, and even social groups aim to stay relevant and desirable to their customers, members, and target audiences. Why apply SWOT to social media strategy? It is tempting not to have a strategy and just keep social accounts updated.

5 Reasons Listening to Influencers Will Better Inform Your Content Strategy

Ignite Social Media

There is a lot of money at stake, after all; and television retains the best demographers applied social science has to offer, and these researchers can determine precisely what Americans in 1990 are, want, see: what we as Audience want to see ourselves as.

How to Repurpose Influencer Content for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Coffee integrated images from @ill.koncept and @vallenalexander , two talented content creators who partnered with the brand during Carusele’s #WakeUpAndGo influencer marketing campaign. Consider starting these efforts with an influencer campaign.

How to Repurpose Your Best Social Media Content

agora pulse

Sometimes, instead of grasping at straws, your best bet is to repurpose your best performing social media content. Knowing the best ways to repurpose your best social media content is key to getting consistently good results. social media management Social Media Marketin

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. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia. Q1: We’re talking today about social aggregation. The bounce rate on this social hub is 3.94%!

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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. One use case for AI in the UGC marketing space is in influencer marketing platforms.

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Why Business Is About to Boom for Social Media Agencies

Convince & Convert

For years, social media was primarily a text-based circumstance, and social media directors were often people with a background in writing. In those years, nearly all social media content was written (with a side order of UGC photography).

Use FOMO in Your Social Media Marketing to Keep Audiences Curious

agora pulse

If you can weave urgency, exclusivity, and excitement into your campaigns, people feel like they can’t possibly miss out on what you have to offer. However, social media is a great platform for targeting other generations with FOMO marketing. Make the most of social proof.

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3 Foolproof Ways to Generate Leads with Social Media

Convince & Convert

If I refer to social media as a lead generation tool, what comes to mind first? Maybe because the scars are still healing from a past failed social media campaign. Maybe it’s from reading one too many faux-advice columns on optimal social media posting times.

The Top User-Generated Content Campaigns of 2019

Pixlee

Whether you’re looking to increase conversion rates, expand brand awareness or pretty much anything else, a well-crafted User Generated Content (UGC) campaign is an invaluable asset. Read on to learn how they were able to execute these powerful campaigns. . Why UGC Works.

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Social Media Scheduling with Later: 5 Tips & Tricks

Later

If you manage social media for your brand and business, you probably already know how important forward planning and social media scheduling is for success. . Social Media Scheduling Tip #1: Organize & Plan Your Content in Advance.

How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

agora pulse

Here are five brands acing storytelling on social media and some actionable takeaways. Research shows that social media shares are boosted by 585% by using a brand character. Everyone’s favorite household name is also pretty good at social media storytelling.

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

Ignite Social Media

With the fast-paced, ever-changing nature of social media, it can feel next to impossible to keep a pulse on what’s trending, never mind the hundreds of challenges and crazes that seem to take the internet by storm. Looking to add a dose of cuteness to your social posts?

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The Best of This Summer’s Social Media

Ignite Social Media

When you’re in the world of social media, you’re likely also finishing up your summer content and campaigns. Summer gives the marketing world a fun boost of energy with fresh looks and feels, driven by inspiring content, new sweepstakes, and edgy campaigns. Ah, August.

5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry

Talkwalker SM

Why should you bother creating your own hashtag campaign ? Here are 5 great examples of hashtag campaigns from the hospitality industry that will inspire your social media strategy.

A Politician Shows Us How To Do Local Social Right

Convince & Convert

I’ve been saying it for years, and I’ll keep saying it: we’d all be better off if we worried more about being social, and worried less about doing social media ( tweet this ). Local Social with a Human Touch.

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. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia. Q1: We’re talking today about social aggregation. The bounce rate on this social hub is 3.94%!

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

Later

Now you can add Instagram posts that you are mentioned or tagged in directly to your Later media library, making it easy to share to your social channels in just a few clicks. If you’re new to user-generated content (UGC), here’s the cut-and-dry textbook definition.

Create your social media campaign plan for 2019 (with editable worksheets)

Sprout Social

For social marketers, this is the most exciting time of the year. Because coming up with a social media marketing plan means making some big decisions well before the new year gets into full swing. And after all, the social landscape took quite a few twists and turns in 2018. Thanks to Facebook, social media at large received some serious mainstream attention in regard to consumer privacy and the crusade against “fake news.” Organic social.

4 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Content Strategy

Dave Fleet

Lots of people spend lots of time nowadays thinking about how to build up channels/audiences/communities (choose your buzzword as appropriate) through social channels. Here are four ways to begin to improve your social media content strategy. Is it UGC-focused content?

Why Social Media Marketing Isn’t Synonymous with Community-Driven Marketing

Pixlee

Social media marketing is a powerhouse for brands, but to be successful it takes more than just sharing ads and branded content across social platforms. 64% of consumers turn to online peer reviews (one type of UGC derived from community-driven marketing) before purchasing.

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The Newest Black Friday + Cyber Monday Ideas for Your Social Media Marketing

Buffer Social

Do you have your social media marketing ready? We’ve researched some of the trendiest marketing ideas for Black Friday + Cyber Monday, including flash sales, messenger marketing, and UGC. The hashtag campaign “Opt Outside” has been a hit. .

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How to Integrate Email Marketing into Your Social Media Efforts

Social Media Strategies Summit

For years, marketers have debated the benefits of social media versus email marketing. Combining email marketing with social media efforts allow brands to target their audience more frequently, ultimately moving them through the customer journey. Encourage social sharing.

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How to Partner With Social Media Influencers for the Holidays

Convince & Convert

Bloggers and social media influencers are essentially making them up as they go. Here are three types of social media influencers, and how you can partner up with them this holiday season. Curate UGC from your customers or influencers on your website or social networks.