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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. Once UGC is acquired, it can be utilized across social channels to help amplify key messages while engaging users in an authentic manner. UGC in Action. This insight lead us to a UGC-heavy content strategy.

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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. To get started, there are a variety of ways to run a UGC social media campaign for your brand. What type of UGC do you want?

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How UGC Improves Ecommerce Website Accessibility 

Pixlee

Yet many users still feel sidelined on some websites – whether due to unfriendly brands, inauthentic marketing, and/or inaccessible content. Luckily, user-generated content (UGC) has turned the tables and allowed for real customer voices to be elevated online. UGC shapes accessible SEO.

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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? Go ahead and engage with those fans, but only repurpose what works for your brand’s strategy and stays within your visual look and feel. 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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How to Earn Higher-Quality Engagement and Why It Matters

Ignite Social Media

The purpose of social media is to make connections. So naturally, you’d think the more engagement you get on a post, the better. It turns out that one key factor in converting social followers to loyal fans is the quality of engagement, not quantity.

How Brands Can Collect Higher-Quality UGC

Pixlee

Consistently creating authentic, relevant, and engaging content on a regular basis can be challenging. It’s common for even experienced marketing teams to fall into a state of a lull with templates and repetitive elements. User-generated content (UGC) can help solve the content lull.

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Social Media and UGC Best Practices for Museums

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments It’s nice to have a really engaged staff on social to help build the awareness. wrdodger Tweet This Social Museum At the Royal Ontario Museum , Ryan Dodge leads a social media team that includes every staff member in the museum. He encourages social media usage on both the personal level and the professional level across the institution.

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10 Social Media Tactics to Leave Behind in 2022

Ignite Social Media

In this case, we are talking specifically about social media strategies and trends for brands. Let’s dive in and see what our experts here at Ignite Social Media have to say: 1. The industry disrupter us social media experts can’t stop talking about.

22 Best Places for Finding Content to Share on Social Media

Social Media Strategies Summit

Whether you fill up your social media calendar months in advance or post content on the fly, you will need to have a steady source of content to post on social media. Consistent content is a challenge for many social media marketers.

Tips and Best Practices for Enhancing Your Social Media Community

Ignite Social Media

2020 has created many challenges for the average person, but it may have created even more challenges for social media community managers across the nation. population uses social media. Ambassador ) 54% of users report using social media to research products.

Social Media Organic Reach 2021: Who Actually Sees Your Content

Ignite Social Media

What was once the sole focus of social media marketing has nearly become an afterthought as businesses allocate more and more of their budgets into social media advertising. Organic content and engagement examples from our #client, The Outer Banks of North Carolina.

6 low-hanging social media optimization strategies to boost engagement

Sprout Social

Optimization doesn’t have to be a scary word in digital marketing. Or maybe you associate optimization with stripping any sense of creativity from your marketing. Social media optimization (SMO) is an entirely different ballgame. Social searchability optimization.

Ask Buffer: Will Scheduling My Social Media Posts Affect My Engagement?

Buffer Marketing

Question: I’m trying to grow the social media accounts for my small business, but I’ve heard that using scheduling tools can cause low engagement and reach. How do we know scheduling tools are not the culprit of low engagement? What does cause low engagement?

No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Social Media Following

Ignite Social Media

But when it comes to social media, organic reach is all about the influence content has without paying to boost it. When you buy followers, there’s a strong chance that the company you bought the followers from just created a bunch of fake accounts to pad your numbers, and you’re going to be working hard to create content for an empty room with no engagement. Also, most social media platforms are vigilant about clearing out fake/spammy profiles.

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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. Pairing this with the rise of travel blogging and the highly-visual nature of social media, especially Instagram, social networking platforms have transformed into a top destination for wanderlusters and adventure-seekers. 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.

4 Tactics to Influence Brand Loyalty through Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Fortunately for you, we’re here to share with you four essential tactics to influence brand loyalty through social media. As we’ve mentioned before in our discussion of the optimal content strategy for social media marketing , the first step toward success comes from understanding precisely who your audience is and what they’re all about. Okay, so, you’ve compiled a library of UGC.

17 social media management tips for productivity and organization

Sprout Social

Managing social media means you need a variety of skills to become successful. Here are 17 social media management tips to help you stay productive and organized: 1. Set your social media goals. Measurable: You need to track any social goal with numbers.

5 Essential Skill Sets For Your Social Media Team

Ignite Social Media

We hope you had time to catch our team’s August webinar on Staffing for Social Success ! One point we drove home during the webinar is that resource allocations for social media teams are constantly changing. And with that, so are the skill sets necessary for an effective social media marketing team. The best community engagement is that with an eye for customer relationships. Is your social media team empathetic and skilled in listening?

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How to Incorporate UGC Into Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

Pixlee

One of the reasons most organizations don’t get the most out of their user-generated content is because UGC tends to live within their social media or customer marketing department, and this department doesn’t always live on the same proverbial floor as their bloggers, web copywriters, and other marketing team members who manage their CMS or website/blog updates. This disconnect results in underutilization of their UGC, leaving money on the table. Engage.

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How to Integrate Email Marketing and Social Media for Stronger Campaigns

agora pulse

Is your email marketing on an island by itself? Consider integrating email marketing and social media to make your campaigns stronger and richer. A strong social media strategy can help your clients or company reach an impressive list of goals.

UGC + Social Distancing: Bringing the In-Store Experience Online

Pixlee

So the question presents itself; how can companies adapt to social distancing and deliver more personalized online shopping experiences? One answer is with user – generated content (UGC). UGC is 35% more memorable than other media, and 50% more trusted.

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Keeping Your Audience Engaged All Summer Long

Ignite Social Media

Engaging social audiences over summer months can be challenging for brands with so many interesting things going on throughout the busy season. Social media teams must strive to produce and put out captivating content to keep their occupied audiences interested. Garnering engagement during the summer months can be as easy as asking a question. when looking for ways to stock up on new and seasonally appropriate UGC.

Social Media Case Study: Discover Boating

Ignite Social Media

As a social agency, we have the opportunity to work on some fun projects. Our work with Discover Boating won Audience Honor for Large Media Buying Strategy at the Shorty Awards. You can read more about our social media case study below. Discover Boating came to Ignite looking for a partner to increase boating participation and manufacturer referrals from their social channels. Discover Boating also wanted to engage a younger audience.

45 of the Best Social Media Analytics Tools

agora pulse

We’ve culled the best social media analytics tools to save you the time and pain of sifting through everything out there. How do you measure your brand’s progress on social media and make sure you’re on track to reach your marketing goals? Zoho 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. As user behavior and the platforms themselves continue to evolve, it’s imperative to adapt to the social media landscape. With that in mind, here are the 2019 social media trends to watch. Stories Use and Engagement Will Continue to Grow.

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What Is a Social Media Hub and Why Would You Use One?

Webbiquity SMM

Are you familiar with the concept of a social media hub? Though the idea of pulling all of your organization’s social media feeds into a central hub has been around since at least 2014 , they still haven’t found wide use outside of trade shows and corporate events.

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

Ignite Social Media

Social media stories, originally popularized by Snapchat, have seen significant growth and adoption across nearly all major social networks. A recent report from GlobalWebIndex found that Instagram and Facebook users are increasingly viewing and creating social media stories.

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. Riding the coattails of the previous point, successful influencers within your niche or target market are surely going to already have large, interested audiences just waiting to lap up content.

8 marketing campaign ideas that customers will engage with

Sprout Social

Trouble coming up with marketing campaign ideas? This is especially true if your recent marketing push fell flat or your engagement rate is low. Too many businesses are caught in a trap of ad-hoc marketing. What is a marketing campaign, exactly? Engagement.

Social Media Engagement: 5 Revamped Tricks for Brands

Pixlee

Social media engagement is a critical indicator of health for community-driven brands. And with more people using social media to connect with brands than ever before, social media engagement should be increasing, right? Social Media Marketing

What Makes Successful Social Media Content Different?

Ignite Social Media

While some may think of social media marketing as, “playing on Facebook all day,” those of us in the industry know that it’s so much more than that. From content, to community management, to strategy & metrics, there are many important facets to social media. However, the one that will really make or break your brand’s social media presence is content. But what makes a great piece of social media content different?

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. However, in today’s multichannel and omnichannel environment, the reality is that brands must use both to engage and retain their audiences. According to the Marketing Rule of 7 , consumers need to “hear” a message at least 7 times before taking the desired action. 80% of marketers report that increasing brand awareness is their number one goal for using social media.

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Why Brands Are Focusing On Shoppable UGC To Provide Authentic Ecommerce Experiences

Pixlee

In the past year, many brands prioritized building an online presence to connect with customers in light of social distancing. Luckily, with user-generated content (UGC) , many brands are finding ways to provide social proof for their products. How to Make Your UGC Shoppable.

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13 Instagram Marketing Tips from Social Media Experts

Later

Looking for some expert Instagram marketing tips? Here are our top 13 Instagram marketing tips — backed by social media experts: Tell Your Story. For most marketers on Instagram, driving clicks and sales is the most important part of the job.

How to effectively plan your social media campaigns step-by-step

Sprout Social

Social media campaigns are never as simple as they seem. That’s because any given marketing push involves so many moving pieces. That’s why it’s so important to have a defined game plan for your social media campaigns before you’re in too deep.

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. Beyond social paid media, one of the best ways to generate awareness and impressions is with an influencer program. If the goal you need to hit is for Engagements…. There are many different social promotions you can execute in order to generate additional engagements.

10 Ways to Boost Your Social Media ROI

Social Media Strategies Summit

Social media ROI is a bane for most marketers. In fact, it is the biggest concern of 55% of marketers, according to a Sprout Social survey. Out of the 2000 marketers surveyed, most said they have no clue how to define, measure, or report social media ROI.

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

Pixlee

One month into 2019, we can tell this year is shaping up to be impactful in the world of visual marketing. The challenge: Creating content that converts in social media ads can be expensive and consequently hard to scale. Again, not easy to scale when you’re trying to quickly drive more conversions from your paid social efforts. The solution: With the Pixlee platform, users can send UGC straight to the Facebook ad platform to scale their ad content.

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3 Tips for Brands Targeting Brides on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

As a social media marketer, it was amazing to see how the wedding planning process has evolved across social media. With that, my experiences over the past 17 months have led to several insights for brands targeting who are brides on social media should be mindful of. Be warned ladies and gents, the second that you change your relationship status to “engaged” your newsfeed will never be the same again. Weddings.

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. The social media landscape is changing fast and with tougher KPIs, changing technologies and new techniques, it’s more important than ever to stay ahead of our game. At Contentworks Agency we’ve already planned next year’s social media strategies for our clients. GDPR Seeps Into Social. Takeaway: Invest in UGC.