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Win your buyers’ trust

User-generated content (UGC) is the key to winning the trust of your buyers. Seventy-two percent of consumers will tell you their peers’ opinions influence their purchasing decisions far more than brands ever could, do, or will.

Generate UGC with giveaways and contests

ShortStack gives you powerful tools to collect genuine UGC using giveaways and contests. Motivate your audience to submit the content they create, like photos, videos and stories, and win new brand ambassadors by offering incentives. It’s easy.

“We have done our due diligence over the years and researched other, similar products and have yet to discover a better platform for our purposes and one that continues to evolve within the space.”
Jared Poppert Social Media at Legendary Whitetails
Jared Poppert
Social Media at Legendary Whitetails


  • Specify your hashtags (and for Instagram, the profile @mention), and ShortStack captures the posts that contain them.
  • Create beautiful, curated galleries for your campaign.
  • Increase your presence on social media feeds and trending lists, with a single, manageable feed — for a fraction of the cost of our competitors.
"Working and collaborating with Adam and the team at ShortStack on our custom campaign was fantastic. ShortStack was able to take our design and make it into an integrated and interactive campaign. It allowed us to create a professional looking and engaging campaign within a budget we could afford."
Crystal Moritz
Account Specific Marketing & Social Media - Star Fine Foods

Ask permission with rights management

On Instagram and Twitter, ShortStack’s rights management tool monitors one or more hashtags you specify and collects entries from the posts that contain those hashtags. When you see content you’d like permission to use, ShortStack leaves the poster a comment asking for their consent. When they reply “yes,” ShortStack detects the reply and notifies you that you’re free to use the content.

"We worked with ShortStack to have their team build a custom app for a Valentine's promotion. We were in a bit of a time crunch, but ShortStack got the app designed, built and published really quickly. We ultimately created a lot of buzz around our product – which was our #1 goal. It also turned out to be a great PR move because the app got mentioned on a bunch of blogs and in other media."
Austen Huth, Social Media Specialist at Tootsie Roll
Austen Huth
Social Media Specialist - Tootsie Roll Industries

Monitor entries and curate galleries

Our Entries Manager makes managing and organizing UGC entries simple by displaying all of your entries at once. See all the submissions to your contests and lead-collection campaigns without needing to open individual lists. Use those entries to create beautiful, curated galleries for your campaign.

"The ShortStack team was absolutely phenomenal to work with on this campaign. Lea, the designer who collaborated with us and built the Tusker Trail campaign, was really responsive and professional and provided great guidance throughout the campaign. I would definitely recommend ShortStack to clients for future campaigns."
Milena Regos
Digital Marketing Strategist - Out and About Marketing

Repurpose your UGC

Create ShortStack campaigns with UGC galleries to drive sales on your website and other online properties. Looking to use your UGC outside of ShortStack? Export entries via CSV files or photo submissions can be exported in bulk with ZIP files.

Great brands with great results

Set up your giveaways using our templates

Our Giveaway templates are simple to update to complement your brand. Just update images, the entry form and text to make it your own, then add your rules and voilà — you’re ready to publish.

Increase audience engagement and collect user-generated content (UGC) with an easy-to-share contest.


Photo Contest

Allow entrants to tell a story with multi-image photo contests.

*Template requires a paid plan.

Multi-Photo Upload Contest

Collect user-generated content (UGC) and increase engagement with an easy-to-share story contest.


Story Contest

Encourage repeat visits with a multi-stage voting contest.


Multi-Stage Voting Contest

Encourage visitors to leave comments about their experience with your business.



Increase audience engagement and collect user-generated content (UGC) with an easy-to-share video contest.

*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Video Upload Contest

Collect UGC (user-generated content) with a photo upload giveaway.


Photo Upload Giveaway

Collect UGC (user-generated content) and increase engagement. Once your subscribers post a recipe, ask them to share with their friends so they can vote, too.


Recipe Contest

Create an exclusive offer to share with your most loyal customers.

*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Invite-Only Giveaway

Organize the UGC (user-generated content) and leads you collect into separate categories to build individual databases.


Category Vote Contest

Collect valuable UGC by asking contest participants to submit a TikTok video to enter.


Tik Tok Contest

Collect UGC (user generated content) from Instagram or Twitter and award extra chances to win by including an optional form.

*Template requires a paid plan.

Hashtag Contest + Form

Customer Success Story

See how Chubbies got one million views on their “Dad Bod” UGC contest.

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