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User-Generated Content on Instagram More Likely to Influence Consumers

When asked to compare user-generated versus branded social media content from popular brands such as Netflix, Aerie, and Starbucks, people are more likely to prefer user-generated content on Instagram, while branded content is more popular on YouTube and Twitter Consumers tend to prefer user-generated content (UGC) on Instagram over other social media platforms, according to a new survey from Visual Objects, a visual guide to finding and hiring the best creative firms. When asked to compare screenshots of a brand's UGC…

MarTech Interview with Christopher Bo Shields, Co-Founder at Binumi Pro

"Purchasing and interactive decisions made on mobile apps and online will be largely determined by the quality of the digital experience in 2020 and beyond." Tell us about your role and the team you handle at Binumi Pro. I am the co-founder and Chief Creative Office at Binumi Pro. Having started my career in AV engineering, I have led video production agencies for 20 years then launched Binumi Pro with my partner Alex Hughes. My first love was theatre and that’s how I first started down this path. What is Binumi…

Jukin Media Surpasses $25 Million Milestone in Royalty Payments to Everyday Video Creators

The Media Company Paid $1M in Royalty Payments in Q1 2020 as Advertisers and Producers Adjusted to the New Normal Jukin Media, the leader in user-generated entertainment, has reached a new milestone: it has now paid out more than $25M in royalty payments to everyday video creators who have captured something remarkable on camera. As the global pandemic has slowed the entertainment industry to a halt, Jukin has been a go-to resource for producers of TV shows and commercials as user-generated content (UGC) can be used to…

Veritone Signs Collab to Expand User-Generated Content Library

Collab’s collection will expand Veritone’s content licensing library to include impactful content from top social media and viral stars that will enhance the creative projects of Veritone’s licensing customers Veritone, Inc., the creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, and provider of digital content licensing services on behalf of the world’s premier sports entities, news organizations and user-generated content networks, announced a new agreement with Collab, the most-watched…

Democratize Video so Everyone Can Communicate With a Human Face

If there's one comms moment that has stuck in my head from the last few months of upheaval, it was that point when Boris Johnson announced that he had Coronavirus. He broke the news using some very simple video footage filmed on a smartphone. Instinctively the Prime Minister knows, as we all do, that when there’s a difficult announcement to make, showing a human face makes the best of it. Video provides an opportunity to be transparent, to present the face of the organization, and to communicate with humanity. But it also…

Out of Home Advertising Community is #SendingLove across the Globe in the World’s Largest User-Generated Digital Out of Home Campaign

User-generated messages of love and unity are being displayed on digital Out of Home screens worldwide with social media amplification ensuring the messages are also seen by millions at home Talon Outdoor and the Out of Home advertising community have launched "#SendingLove" a new global initiative to promote messages of love that unite communities all over the world during the fight against the effects of COVID-19. The campaign runs on advertising space donated by over 70 media owners across 153 cities making it the…

Bazaarvoice Report: High Expectations for E-commerce, as Consumers Demand Authenticity, Connection, and Trust

As network of clients sees an 20% year-over-year increase in online orders since the beginning of 2020, Bazaarvoice highlights how user-generated content, social commerce, and brand advocacy are critical to e-commerce success Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of product reviews and user-generated content (UGC) solutions, today released its annual Shopper Experience Index. The global report explores how consumer shopping preferences and behavior are rapidly evolving and how businesses should adapt to these trends —…

Shoppers Demand New Standards to Combat Fake Reviews as Importance of Brand Trust Grows

Almost three quarters (73%) of consumers indicate the retail industry needs a new set of standards with severe punishment for violations to combat fake reviews Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of product reviews and user-generated content (UGC) solutions, announced the results of its newest study, exploring the role of brand trust in consumer purchasing behavior and how brands can damage that trust. The research is based on survey responses from more than 10,000 consumers from the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and…

Three Ways Brands Can Build an Engaged Social Audience in 2020

Social Media has transformed the relationship between brand and customer. It has bought shoppers closer to the brands they love and allowed for faster, more frequent interactions. On Instagram, 90 percent of the platform’s billion users follow a business. That’s a huge number, welcoming branded content into their social feed. It’s a remarkable shift in a short amount of time. Consider fashion brands, who ten years ago would have communicated with their customers seasonally. Executing a big brand campaign to set the tone…

Bazaarvoice Announces Yotpo Partnership, Launches Partner Program

The Bazaarvoice Partner Program includes ratings and reviews providers and content acquisition partners, expanding the syndication of user-generated content between brands and retailers Bazaarvoice and Yotpo jointly announced a partnership that will provide Yotpo’s brand clients the ability to seamlessly syndicate customer ratings and reviews and visual user-generated content (UGC) to more than 1,900 retailer sites in the Bazaarvoice Network. The partnership with Yotpo is the first in the new Bazaarvoice Partner Program,…

Yotpo Extends Its eCommerce Marketing Platform with Retail Syndication on the Bazaarvoice Network

Yotpo customers can now syndicate their reviews and visual user-generated content to world's top retailers via the Bazaarvoice Network, amplifying the reach of their content to over one billion shoppers every month Yotpo announced a partnership with Bazaarvoice that will enable Yotpo customers to syndicate their product reviews and visual user-generated content to the world's largest network of retail websites, empowering over a billion monthly shoppers to make more confident buying decisions. The power of Yotpo's…

Catch&Release Offers Viable Revenue Stream For Digital Creators

Leading technology platform for curating and licensing user-generated content for commercial advertising officially launches its content contributor network As advertisers increasingly rely on user-generated content (UGC) and stock imagery to fulfill campaign requirements with smaller budgets and quick turnaround times, both amateur and professional content creators are seeing heightened demand for their photos and videos. Catch&Release, the leading licensing technology company for the creative production industry,…

5 Ways to Repurpose UGC in a Matter of Seconds

User-generated content is the pool of photos that customers take to post on social media for reference. Through these compositions, they want to display, not write, how they feel about a product. By and large, these visuals capture happy undertones. Here, the new owners show off the positive results they’ve accomplished since they’ve come in the possession of certain items. UGC is particularly powerful at driving Sales. More and more marketers have started to seize its potential and channel it at key touchpoints. Are new…

Better Deals, Amazon Fake Reviews Usher Consumers to Prime Day Competitors

44% of Shoppers Indicate That Amazon’s Recent Issues With Fake Product Reviews Will Impact Their Participation in Prime Day Shopping Bazaarvoice, Inc., the provider of user-generated content (UGC) solutions, announced the results of its newest study, exploring the shopping habits of 1,000 US consumers who are planning to shop “Black Friday in July” deals this year. Initially sparked by Amazon five years ago, “Black Friday in July” refers to the wave of sales that now crop up around Prime Day both from the retail giant…

Oracle Data Cloud and Reddit Collaborate to Build Brand Safety Solution for Dynamic User-Generated Content

First-of-its-kind Integration Will Use Oracle's Contextual Intelligence to Help Advertisers Avoid Unsafe User-Generated Content Oracle Data Cloud announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Reddit to provide new brand safety controls for advertisers around a real-time feed of user-generated content (UGC). Leveraging Oracle's Contextual Intelligence technology, the integration will provide real-time content review and classification across industry-standard brand safety categories, giving advertisers greater control…

Bazaarvoice Report: Shoppers Crave Connection and Conversation with Brands and Retailers

Annual Shopper Experience Index Shows Influence of User-Generated Content on Omnichannel Shopping and Cites Mobile and Social Commerce as Areas of Focus Bazaarvoice, Inc., the provider of user-generated content (UGC) and shopper data solutions, released its annual Shopper Experience Index. Based on data from over 6,000 websites in the Bazaarvoice Network, a survey of more than 500 brand and retailer clients, and a global survey of more than 2,000 consumers, the Shopper Experience Index explores the influential role of UGC…

Emotional vs Distress Purchases – Tapping into Customer Response

Marketers agree that understanding customer need is key to any business. Forming that understanding however can involve scrambling in the dark for insights on audiences. As companies build increasingly unwieldy datasets, the access to behaviour that the internet has allowed us can sometimes mean that overload of information is just as bad as not having enough. The good news is that there are some easy ways to tap into how your customers feel – with the context of who is buying from you and listening to their feedback.…

TechBytes with Mark Ballard, VP, Research, Merkle

Mark Ballard VP, Research, Merkle Social media advertising has been the vanguard of growth for firms and brands that are looking to grow their presence online. Pushing past the initial rush of vanity metrics, firms are now seeking more from their paid social media engagements. We spoke to Mark Ballard, VP, Research, Merkle, to understand how the social media advertising landscape is evolving.Tell us about your role at Merkle and the team/technology you handle. As Vice President of Research at Merkle, I oversee our…

Yotpo Acquires Swell Rewards To Connect Reviews, Loyalty And ROI with AI-Powered Content

Yotpo to Offer the First Consolidated, AI-Driven Solution for User-Generated Marketing, Visual Marketing, Referrals, Loyalty, and Customer Data/Insights In the era of fierce M&As in martech landscape, customer is the winner. Leading martech company for content, Yotpo, has scooped its first acquisition: Swell Rewards. Swell Records is a Boston-based provider of premium incentive marketing solutions for e-commerce and omnichannel brands. The move expands Yotpo’s suite of commerce marketing technology solutions preferred…

5 Reasons Why Games Offer the Most Brand-Safe Environment for Digital Advertisers

The Internet is a scary place. With everything from divisive politics and hate speech to terrorism and pornography to worry about, it’s no wonder that digital advertising professionals ranked brand safety as the most important media quality metric to measure in 2018. Over two-thirds of US marketers say they’ve suffered from brand safety issues, and more than half of them say it has happened more than once. So marketers are fighting back the best way they know how: with their budgets. Companies such as Unilever and Procter…