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It’s fair to say that taking a snap of a latest purchase and sharing it on social channels is all part of the customer journey in 2023. But, how does this new behaviour benefit your brand?

Let’s talk about user-generated content (UGC)

In our modern world of ever-changing consumer habits, accessible services and next-day-deliveries, one ‘traditional’ statement remains true: ‘The customer is always right.’ 

So, how do we reflect this concept within our marketing strategy? 

UGC has become a vastly powerful tool for businesses and brands to engage with their audiences, creating an authentic sense of community that can serve as an extension of their customer service.  

From reviews and photos to videos and social media posts; any customer portrayal of your business becomes invaluable when shared amongst your target market, this is because UGC is seen as unbiased and genuine, which can help build trust and credibility for your brand.

When users create content related to a brand, they are essentially promoting it to their own networks.

This can lead to increased visibility and awareness for the brand, as well as increased engagement with the content. This is entirely unpaid, and a hugely effective method for boosting brand awareness. 

Customer taking a photograph of a product for social media.

Understanding your customer base to drive business success 

UGC can also be used as a source of inspiration for your business.

By analysing the content created by users, you can gain insights into what your audience is interested in, what their preferences are, and what type of content resonates with them.

This can, in turn, support your business to create more targeted and effective marketing campaigns that better meet the needs of your audience.

Overall, UGC is a valuable tool for businesses and brands to engage with their audience, build trust and credibility, increase awareness and engagement, and gain insights into their audience’s preferences.

By incorporating UGC into your marketing strategies, you can create a more authentic and meaningful connection with your audience, and ultimately drive business success.

Identifying, and understanding, which platform is best in reaching your audience is key. Our team of digital professionals are on-hand to guide you through the best practices for integrating UGC in your marketing strategy.

Get in touch to find out more about how we can get users buzzing about your social media strategy. 

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