The digital (and IRL) universe is filled with brands that spend enormous budgets on perfectly curated content, beautifully crafted videos, and A-List collaborations and partnerships. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but as marketing progresses into a place where consumers have control over the conversation surrounding a brand, we all must adapt our strategies. Big budget campaigns are great, but building intimate relationships with our communities as a whole, and individually, are what’s most important. With consumers in the drivers seat, User Generated Content (UGC) should be a key part of your overall marketing strategy. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have consumers promote our brands organically, rather than having to spend enormous budgets promoting it ourselves? User Generated Content is not just another marketing buzzword. 86% of millennials say that UGC is a good indicator of the quality of a brand, and 68% of social media users between the ages of 18 and 24 take into account information shared on social media when making a purchasing decision. It’s easy to see why UGC is so powerful.
Remarkable content that evokes strong feelings of amusement, laughter, awe, or shock is hard to miss. When a company creates such content, people can’t help but share it on social media. Funny memes, bizarre photos and hilarious video challenges spread throughout the world wide web like a dangerous virus no one can stop. Viral content occupies a distinct place in the minds of millions around the world, bringing numerous benefits to its creator. It multiplies reach, engagement and impressions leading to increased brand awareness, customer loyalty, and revenue. The six tips below will help you make viral social media content and ensure your brand gains more exposure.
Good content marketing is imperative for distinguishing your brand and positioning yourself as an intellectual leader. It can be hard to keep your ideas fresh all the time, especially because your competitors are going to be turning out content as well. Not only that, but every time you come up with something new and exciting, you can bet that your competition will be following up your success shortly. Here are six tips for differentiating your brand using content marketing.
Let’s face it, a digital call-to-action is needed if you want your audience to take the next step. Traditional content can certainly have a call-to-action (and often does). However, a digital call-to-action is arguably the most important factor when it comes to your online messaging. Your social media posts, online content, and digital forms must see some action to be successful. Here are several examples to perfect your call-to-action copy.
Although we live in the world of social media, email isn’t going anywhere. It’s still one of the most popular forms of online communication, and there’s no reason to believe this will change. For marketers, this is exciting news. A digital newsletter is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with your audience to drive engagement and sales. And it’s also an effective way of building brand awareness and affinity. Newsletters can effectively leverage your email list into sales. But you need to have a great newsletter to do so. The average conversion rate is only around 1 percent, largely because people are inundated with poorly crafted email marketing. If you can create an exciting newsletter that gives people what they want, then you can turn this marketing tool into a powerful engine for sales. Here’s how.