User-Generated Content (UGC)

For businesses in the music industry, musicians, events-related organizations, or anyone looking to build hype around something about to kick off, it’s important to amplify your post’s visibility with all of the tools at your disposal. Using popular hashtags can help you reach more people, and for an album release, or boost in ticket sales, choosing the...

Many marketers focus their promotion efforts around major holidays. But why stop collecting leads during the “slower” months? Take advantage of the quieter time of the year, and build lists that will come in handy all year round with a campaign that celebrates SPRING! Below you will find six campaigns, along with helpful tips for setting...

Everyone’s been talking about UGC and just how valuable it is for your business. We’ve collected six unique campaigns to keep your UGC collection efforts fresh. Plus, we included email marketing suggestions to help turn those UGC leads into sales. AgChoice Farm Credit’s 2020 Calendar Contest Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame. A photo contest where winners’...

User-generated content (UGC) is more than a mere internet buzzword; many experts believe that it's the future of marketing. In fact, UGC is 35% more memorable than other media such as ads or brand-created content, and 50% more trusted. Could your followers be your most effective marketing tool? Read on to learn more about user-generated content and its inevitable...

Instagram is deprecating features necessary for running hashtag contests via its API on December 11, 2018. Online marketers — commence panic! Now take a deep breath. At ShortStack, our team of engineers updated our hashtag contest capabilities to ensure you still have access to the Instagram features you love. In this blog post, I explain Instagram’s...

Chubbies, the men’s clothing brand that makes stretchy quad-displaying shorts and is known for its cheeky tag lines (“Sky’s out, thighs out!”), recently set out to take more ownership of its marketing channels -- namely social and email -- by hosting a user-generated content (UGC) contest. Chubbies’ used ShortStack to run its “2018 Chubbies Man Model...

The holidays and user-generated content go together like Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie. Here's how to collect and use UGC this holiday. The pumpkins aren't even carved yet, but for marketers it’s time to start thinking about what’s ahead: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year. Yep, holiday sales are in full swing -- just...

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, as announced on December 11, 2018 Instagram changed the way hashtag contests are run in December 2018. Now, Instagram hashtag contest entries must include both the contest hashtag(s) and an @mention of the Instagram Business Account running the contest. Learn more by reading Hashtag Contests &...