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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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! In the following post, we look at 5 creative uses of UGC marketing to grow your business online!

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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. Brands see a 78% lift in conversion rates when customers interact 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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You Down with UGC? (You Soon Will Be): Best Practices in Repurposing User-Generated Content

Ignite Social Media

UGC, how can I explain it? Is every piece of content in the #LiveThere (their campaign) hashtag amazing? Love the UGC you’re already seeing and want even more to work into your content mix? The post You Down with UGC?

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New Social Media Report, and What About UGC?

Janet Fouts

There’s lot of good information here, as you’re planning your winter marketing campaigns. User Generated Content (UGC). According to this infographic from AdWeek , Millennials prefer UGC with people in the image, where Boomers focus on product details. The UPS Store UGC Campaign.

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How Big Brands Get Permission to Use UGC

Convince & Convert

The challenge for Pet360 has been finding a way to gain explicit permission for UGC on such a large scale. For example, to support the Spring Guide , Pet360 had a #BeyondtheYard campaign that produced a ton of great photos of people hiking with their pets.

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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.

Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

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. A key part of our social strategy is the curation of UGC. All employ a strong UGC curation strategy.

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

The Realtime Report

Social Media Campaigns Comedy Central contest KFC KFC bites web series webisodesKentucky Fried Chicken and Comedy Central have teamed up to offer an original web series and contest focused on user-generated content that’s geared toward 18-24 year-olds who are living with their parents.

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

Pixlee

Authentic customer reviews are displayed alongside visual UGC, providing a highly interactive and rich experience. Through this double-edged UGC approach, Hylete provides encompassing social proof to consumers. The result of these campaigns?

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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. Q & A on UGC and Digital PR with Alicia. A3: @CMIContent reports 78% of B2C Marketers plan to use #UGC in their mix in 2016.

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

Pixlee

User-generated content (UGC) has been at the forefront of this discussion as shoppers actively seek out brands that provide a personalized, transparent, and authentic experience.

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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. So how is UGC going to help you ?

Keys to a Successful Black Friday Cyber Monday: Social Proof and UGC

Pixlee

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%. Pixlee customers have seen a click-through rate increase of 35% in marketing emails that included UGC. Reach out to the Pixlee team to learn how UGC can work in your marketing strategy.

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

Pixlee

Brands understand that user-generated content (UGC) that shows real people with your products creates a more engaging shopping experience and builds trust. This interactive touchscreen campaign has been going on for about a year and the retailer recognized the benefit of bringing UGC to their flagship storefront— increasing authenticity, brand loyalty and repeat purchases.

5 Reasons Listening to Influencers Will Better Inform Your Content Strategy

Ignite Social Media

You’ll want to provide a certain brass tacks framework to an influencer with whom your cooperating on a campaign, but, by and large, you can allow them to take your initial conceptual kernel and manifest it as they see fit. Of what use can influencers be to our brands?

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. A3: @CMIContent reports 78% of B2C Marketers plan to use #UGC in their mix in 2016.

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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.

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.

7 Great User-Generated Content Campaigns

Pixlee

According to a report from Adweek , 85% of users surveyed found visual UGC to be more influential than content made by the brands directly. Here are seven examples of successful user-generated content campaigns. A powerful campaign from women’s clothing company Aerie, entitled #AerieReal , taps into the impact of fashion magazines, social media, and the effect of Photoshop abuse from the marketing and advertising industry.

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16 of the Best Facebook Ad Examples to Inspire Your Next Campaign

Hootsuite

Here, we focus on highlighting some of the best Facebook advertising examples so you can model the success of these winning campaigns. The ads show how Tattoodo uses different video lengths and styles for different campaigns. The ad points to a dedicated landing page for this campaign.

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. More than 15 million Instagram posts currently carry the #JustDoIt hashtag and much of this User-Generated Content (UGC) can help Nike spur social media followers and comments, additional inquiries into the brand, store visits, and sales.

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A Politician Shows Us How To Do Local Social Right

Convince & Convert

To put his money where his mouth is, he has committed to holding all campaign meetings, donor meetings and other events in local restaurants located in the district. Justin Johnson connects many of the important dots: humanization, local, crowd sourcing, UGC, mobile in one simple program.

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 . UGC is Credible. Credibility is also a major reason UGC posted by influencers is key. How-To Find the Best UGC.

A Marketer’s Guide to User-Generated Content Rights and Ownership

Convince & Convert

Brands from all sorts of industries, from Starbucks and Burberry to Chobani , have developed marketing campaigns that benefited from UGC. UGC not only showcases the relationship that consumers have with a brand or product, but it also provides a massive endorsement of it.

4 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of your Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

They even started using UGC in Facebook Carousel ads, and saw a spike in sales because of it. Start by brainstorming the high performing content your brand needs more of, then create a campaign with a simple hashtag, and sit back and watch the UGC roll in.

5 Hashtag Campaigns that Crushed It in 2017 

Pixlee

Creating a successful social media hashtag campaign takes equal parts creativity, risk, and luck. 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. The Originals campaign also included a video featuring Snoop Dogg and Stormzy covering Frank Sinatra’s My Way, which won Grand Prix in Entertainment for Music at Cannes.

3 Ways to Add User-Generated Content to Triggered Email Campaigns

Pixlee

Triggered email campaigns can help you to reach potential customers at opportune times with relevant content. However, adding personalized visual content to even the most specific triggered email campaigns can greatly impact their effectiveness.

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

Sprout Social

Seasoned marketers will always set clear objectives before planning or implementing a new social campaign. For example, some brands want to tailor their campaigns to increase customer retention, while others are focused on amplifying reach in the marketplace. Your objectives can be fairly broad but should be the guiding principle behind the rest of your campaign plan. Empowering customers via user-generated content (UGC). Welcome to planning season!

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

agora pulse

Most brands try to get their customers to create UGC, but then fail to actually do much of anything with it. This is a massive lost opportunity, so in this post, we’re going to go over 6 ways you can showcase UGC on social media. Share UGC In Stories.

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Social Media of Christmas Past

Ignite Social Media

They utilize a lot of UGC, showcasing the holidays through their customer’s eyes. Utilizing UGC is a great way to provide holiday content. The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year- with all the great food, gifting and being with friends and family.

Transform Events into Meaningful Experiences: Lessons in Real-Time Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Adam then discussed the intersection of RTM with User Generated Content (UGC) and how that help drive the Cabela’s experience both online ad in-store. They also created a “digital brag board” in store to showcase some of the create UGC.

Why Your Brand Should Create Less Content

Convince & Convert

My favorite marketing example of theirs is the #7daystretch campaign, where they challenged a handful of bloggers to wear the same pants for seven days and share a picture from each day—pants provided for free, of course! Quick!

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How to Plan Your Holiday Ecommerce Strategy on Social Media

Later

If you haven’t started to plan your holiday ecommerce campaigns yet, now’s the time — the holiday season is just around the corner! . Step #1: Review Last Year’s Holiday Campaign. Was your 2018 holiday campaign successful? Get your campaign report ready.

4 Ways to Enhance Broadcast Email Campaigns with User-Generated Content

Pixlee

When used correctly, broadcast email campaigns can help you reach customers at scale. User-generated content (UGC) can add that personal touch missing from your broadcast email campaigns — allowing email subscribers to see and interact with relevant photos and videos of your brand and its products. The power of customer-created photos and videos can also be brought to different broadcast email campaigns. Newsletters are the most versatile of broadcast email campaigns.

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5 Ways to Influence Shoppers on Valentine’s Day

Convince & Convert

User-generated content (UGC) is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to experiment with influencer marketing during Valentine’s Day. Ask your customers to share their content through a branded hashtag , as this is low-hanging fruit for tracking your UGC.