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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New Rules for Instagram Hashtags: How to Find the Right Hashtags for Your Business

Later

The rules for Instagram hashtags have changed. Here are the new rules for Instagram hashtags and how you can find the right hashtags for your business: Contents: Keeping Your Instagram Hashtags Relevant is More Important Than Ever.

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. The user used your brand’s hashtag. Is it fair game to use on your brand’s social channels?

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The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags in 2019

Later

Instagram hashtags are still an effective way to get more eyes (and engagement!) A post with at least one Instagram hashtag averages 12.6% more engagement than posts without a hashtag. Why You Should Use Instagram Hashtags. The Different Types of Instagram Hashtags.

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.

Instagram Hashtag Mistakes You Want to Avoid

agora pulse

Hashtags are an essential part of marketing on Instagram, so you want to make sure that this is something you get right. Hashtags must be carefully thought out, well researched, and exceptionally engaging if your followers are going to use them. Ignoring a Local or Community Hashtag.

What’s More Important: Social Media Fans or User Generated Content?

agora pulse

There’s a new dilemma among social media professionals: S hould you focus on increasing your following or maximizing your user generated content (UGC)? Ryan Goff , SVP, Social Media Marketing Director at MGH, writes, “They matter because they represent potential.

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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.

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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5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry

Talkwalker SM

Why should you bother creating your own hashtag campaign ? A good hashtag can redefine your online brand identity, provide you with new ways to interact with your customers and help you promote product and services to new audience segments.

4 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of your Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

Often times social media content is thought of like speed dating – you make a quick connection, enjoy it while it lasts, and then you move on to the next suiter, only to smile somberly at the memory of that special someone in the weeks to come.

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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Social Media Platforms that Yield the Best User-Generated Content

Pixlee

User-generated content is possibly one of the greatest hallmarks of social media platforms. Instagram is a great social media platform for harvesting the best UGC. Morphe features high-quality UGC from their Instagram community in product pages.

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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. 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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Content for the Customer Journey – Phase V: Loyalty & Advocacy

Ignite Social Media

Asking for user-generated content (UGC) from fans and sharing recommendations & reviews should be considered for customers in this stage of the journey. Ask for UGC. Collecting and repurposing UGC is a low cost, highly effective content strategy.

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

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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How to Grow Your Audience With Hashtags for Instagram

Sprout Social

The answer is hashtags. The beauty of hashtags for Instagram is they make your content discoverable and increase your chances of engagement. Aside from getting mentioned by influencers , using hashtags is one of the easiest ways to grow your audience within Instagram.

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 to Plan a New Product Launch on Social Media: Step-by-Step Guide with Examples

Later

Planning a new product launch on social media can feel daunting, but it’s also a huge opportunity to attract new followers, make sales, and convert your existing audience into customers! Ready to plan your new product launch on social media?

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.

Five Things We Learned In Social Media This Year

Ignite Social Media

Another year of hashtags, pins, stories and #ads. Here’s a quick round-up of what we learned in social media this year: Stories Aren’t for Everybody. Social Ads Should Still be Social. Pinterest changed its gender from social to search. Ad Doesn’t Equal UGC.

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Social Media Round Up – Halloweeners

Ignite Social Media

Not only did they post a large number of bright, colorful photos and GIFs that feature their products, but they also held a costume contest on social. Using the hashtag #DDCostumeContest and ending on Halloween day, there were almost 800 entries into the contest, which is a lot considering how many people are actually willing to dress up as a donut or a cup of coffee. On Instagram, boomerangs, UGC, and albums were all utilized.

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Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year

Ignite Social Media

While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. Was it an effective use of social? Want to know how your brand can excel at social media like the ones discussed here?

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Top 7 Social Media Management Tools of 2018

Socialmedia.biz

In today’s fast-paced, technologically advancing world, it’s a no-brainer that the social media sector is growing faster than the Internet itself. However, marketing on social media goes beyond just publishing content. Sprout Social.

10 Ways to Kick Your Social Media Strategy into Shape in 2017

Ignite Social Media

This saying applies to all of our New Year’s resolutions – getting in shape, becoming financially stable, and yes, your social media strategy, too. Map out in writing the next 10 steps to get your social media on track this year, and you’ll be reaping that ROI before you know it.

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 Get Social Media Engagement From Your Brick and Mortar Store

agora pulse

Subscribe to The 6 Minute Social Media podcast via iTunes | Stitcher. Despite having a number of very loyal customers, many of these same businesses struggle to gain traction on social media. Why Should I Focus on Social with In-Store Customers?

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. We also use our proprietary image recognition technology for visual social listening to understand the nature of user generated content and influencer marketing.

The Social Media Manager’s Top 5 Priorities for in 2019

Pixlee

In recent years, brands have increasingly put social media and social media managers at the center of their overall marketing strategies — and for good reason. Here are the top five social media priorities that savvy social media managers are pursuing in 2019.

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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. That particular hashtag had over 2,000 uses, meaning there were plenty of Halo Top fans hoping for one last chance at a win. Ah, August.

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

Buffer Social

But, despite building a product that helps people succeed on social media , we have committed a good number of social media mistakes ourselves. Let’s get started… Learn from These 10 Social Media Mistakes We’ve Made.

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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. 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.

Energize Your Fans and Followers with a Sweepstakes

Ignite Social Media

Like the Facebook Comment to Win, ask your audience a question and ask them to respond back using a specific hashtag to help track your entries. Instagram UGC. Does and Don’ts of Social Networks. What’s this I hear about the FTC and sweepstakes hashtags?

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How to build your social media marketing strategy for 2019

Sprout Social

Do you have your social media marketing strategy squared away for 2019? Because 2018 was a whirlwind year for social marketing to say the least. To keep your brand from sitting on the sidelines, we’ve broken down the steps to developing a social media marketing plan to carry you through 2019 with a sense of purpose. First things first: you need to figure out what you want out of social media at large. Maybe it’s more social-savvy customers.

The complete guide to social media and the beauty industry

Sprout Social

Social media and the beauty industry go hand in hand. And as it should come as no surprise, those same brands are making a killing having mastered the art of social selling. From content ideas to techniques to streamline your social presence, we’ve got you covered.

How to Listen to Social Media Conversations for Your Best Content

Ignite Social Media

You’ve heard the term social media listening , but is your brand doing it? You’re probably already listening to what your customers and prospects have to say within other marketing channels, but what about on social? Social listening is essentially monitoring and searching within social communities to see what’s being said about your company/industry/competitors and other relevant topics of interest.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. Choosing Your Social Networks. Set your strategy up for success right out the gate by choosing the best social networks for your brand.

74% of World Cup Viewers Use Social Media During the Games

Convince & Convert

It’s no surprise that social media has become one of the most important tools for marketers to leverage during live events and sports games. Social gives brands the power to engage and influence consumers second by second. In fact, the World Cup is already prepared to be the most social sporting event ever. This recently released “Social Side of the World Cup” infographic shows that, from a poll of over 850 men and women, 74.2% Social Media Research

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10 Standout Social Media Marketing Examples From 2016

Sprout Social

What social media tactics and strategies do you have planned for the new year? In order to help get those creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a list of some of the top social media marketing examples of 2016.

How to Spring into a New Season with Fresh Content

Ignite Social Media

No matter what stage of the process you’re in, these four tips can lead you to a content calendar full of spring social content that’s on point for the season ahead. Spring on a Relevant Hashtag. Host a Fresh UGC Contest.

How to Run Social Media Contests That Actually Increase Revenue

Sprout Social

Social media contests have been used by brands of all sizes to get more followers, increase engagement and generate buzz. With organic reach becoming increasingly difficult to earn, social media contests offer a great way to get more eyes on your social posts and boost engagement.

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

Buffer Social

This principle of variety definitely applies to social media content: It’s easier to surprise and delight your followers when you’re not always serving up the same things. NASA also makes GIFs for its recurring social features. User-Generated Content (UGC).

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