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User-Generated Content

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…

TechBytes with Jean Chen, VP Marketing, SaleScout

Jean Chen VP, Marketing, SaleScout In this interview, Jean Chen, VP, Marketing at SaleScout, talks about the state of Content Marketing technologies, the rise in user-generated content and influencers, and more about sales automation for B2B prospecting.Tell us about your role at SaleScout and the team/technology you handle. I am the vice president of marketing, which at SaleScout includes demand gen activities as well as brand building, PR and digital marketing. Our team is growing! We recently added four new roles.…

Yotpo Demonstrates The Next Frontier of Ecommerce with AI-Powered User-Generated Content

With New Suite of AI-Powered Solutions from Yotpo  Helped Fashion Company Yandy Lowers Facebook Ad Cost-Per-Click by 72% Using “Smart UGC" Yotpo, the complete customer content marketing platform, has unveiled a new suite of ecommerce solutions that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to collect and display user-generated content (UGC) likely to drive higher conversions based on past performance. Utilizing machine learning algorithms, intelligent assistants, and personalized displays, Yotpo introduces a more dynamic and…

The Most Overlooked Necessities of Branded Content

Although native advertising and content marketing are not new concepts, growth in both areas has been impressive in recent years—and that growth shows no signs of waning. In 2018, BI Intelligence estimates that native advertising revenue in the US will hit $21 billion, up from $17.3 billion in 2017. But despite growth, the development and distribution of branded content has never been as confusing and complicated as it is today. Content distribution options, both paid and otherwise, have proliferated, and yet firm…

Lessons B2B Brands Can Learn from Direct-To-Consumer Disruption

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands can conjure up images of sleek and sexy products, inspirational content creators, and visually stunning social media campaigns – a far cry from the world of business to business (B2B). But the highly successful marketing and advertising strategies of the Warby Parkers and Dollar Shave Clubs of the world is one that is worth imitating. This is because B2B buyers use the same tools as consumers to discover, research and buy products. Equally, the business buying process involves multiple…

Moltin Unveils Social Commerce Application for Instagram

API-Based Affiliate Application from Moltin Allows Influencers to Create Microsites On-The-Fly and Makes User-Generated Content Shoppable Moltin, the provider of an API-first digital commerce platform that powers retail innovation, has announced the Dynamic Influencer Program, a new social commerce affiliate application that allows retailers to engage brand advocates to promote and sell products on Instagram and other social platforms. The fully customizable application enables influencers to create brand-specific…

AI-Powered Yotpo Insights Unveiled for Direct Commerce Brands to Analyze Customer Feedback at Scale

Yotpo 'Insights' Runs on Artificial Intelligence to Give Brands the Ability To "Read" User-Generated Content to Facilitate Customer-Centric Business Decisions Yotpo, a leading user-generated content marketing platform, has announced the availability of their new feedback analysis solution “Insights” at Shoptalk, the world’s largest conference for retail and eCommerce innovation. Yotpo Insights enables marketing, customer service, and product teams to better understand customer feedback at scale, with real-time business…

TV May Affect the Brain But Influencer Marketing Affects the Heart

Social Media Influencer Content Effectively Drives Engagement, Consideration, And Purchase Intent While TV Effectively Drives Brand Awareness Marketing and advertising have evolved in many ways over the past decade—particularly with the ways we consume media, most notably social media. The advent of social media has ushered in a new wave of creators— the talented individuals who have showcased their creativity and developed a following around their content. Enter influencer marketing—one of the fastest growing segments of…

A Valentine’s Story: How Brands Can Get Customers to Love Them

Consumers were predicted to spend a near-record $19.6 billion on Valentine's Day, averaging $143.56 per consumer, an increase from last year's $136.57 according to NRF's annual survey. With the focus on indulging loved ones, there’s never been a more appropriate time for brands to focus on their own relationship with consumers. Advice that applies to interpersonal relationships works for brand/customer ones, too. From paying close attention to wants and needs to consistent and effective communication, brands that truly…

Video is The Future of Content Marketing

In a chat with MarTech Series, Nuxeo's Uri Kogan Predicts that AI Is Going to Be Critical in Creating the Millions of Variants That a Global Content Strategy Demands In 2018,  what would failure sound like? Running a marketing strategy in 2018 without the mention of video campaigns!  Video now plays a central role in marketing outreach and campaign efforts across customer journeys. According to Hubspot, 54% of online customers prefer to see videos from their chosen brands in comparison to emails and social media-based…

Fast Forward Your Video Content Strategy in 2018

Consumers in Asia-Pacific are avid video watchers. On average, they’re spending some 100 minutes a day consuming online video content, which is, in turn, propelling forward the industry to reach US$35 billion by 2021. Advertisers, however, have been restrained, even treating it like a sideshow. At present, video investments are relatively conservative and mostly limited to YouTube. This ignores the potential of social media and OTT or streaming videos, both of which present significant opportunities to brands. To be…

Sitecore and Stackla Partner to Deliver User-Generated Content Experiences

Sitecore to Offer Stackla UGC Within the Sitecore Experience Cloud For More Authentic, Relevant Customer Experiences Sitecore, the global leader in experience management software, and Stackla, the leading user-generated content (UGC) platform for enterprise brands, today announced an expanded partnership that integrates Stackla into the Sitecore Experience Cloud platform so that Sitecore customers can deliver highly personalized brand experiences with fresh, real-time UGC. Through this partnership, Sitecore will offer…

Don’t Be Late for the Party: Holiday Planning Starts Now!

With the kids back in school and summer behind us, it can only mean one thing—time to start planning for the holidays! “Wait! But the leaves only just started to change?” you might be thinking. I know, it seems early. But an early start can mean the difference between using the same-old, ho-ho-ho-hum specials and décor from last year and developing a truly unique and differentiated experience that surprises and delights customers—and keeps them coming back long after the holidays are over. A well-planned holiday event…