Our most inspiring travel case studies
Going on holiday is awesome. And traditionally, brands have spent lots (and lots!) of money trying to recreate that awesomeness in their advertising. But we think they’ve been going about it the wrong way. Because the real inspiring content – the stuff that motivates people to book a holiday of their own – has been […]
Six secrets to a great customer feedback strategy
On the blog lately, we’ve been talking a lot about getting more natural with the way we request content and feedback from customers. It comes from an insight that popped up in a few recent chats with our clients and tech partners. We find that a lot of them are battling survey fatigue. Basically, in […]
Why do you need to collect user-generated content?
We’ve been talking a lot lately about survey fatigue. It’s making it really hard for brands to collect user-generated content. Survey fatigue is, well, what it sounds like – people are sick of companies bugging them all the time to fill out surveys and review their experiences. We’ve just put out an ebook all about […]
We rank the best ways to survey customers
As any modern marketer knows, we’re in a feedback-driven world. This isn’t something new, it’s human nature. We like to ask those around us (and like us) for their opinions on stuff before we buy. What is new, however, is the technological processes that allow us to collect and display those opinions, and extract juicy […]
How Admiral sailed from insurance to loans
When you’ve built your entire reputation on selling one product, diversifying into new areas can be daunting. But Admiral has done exactly that by branching out from insurance to enter the competitive world of loans. As a company, how do you prepare for such a leap? How do you know you’re offering something people actually […]
Is any brand above collecting feedback?
In any business, it’s crucial to know what your customers are thinking. Most new businesses know this and ask for feedback as standard. In fact, some of the biggest success stories of recent years — think Airbnb and Uber — have put customer reviews at the heart of their business model. But what about established brands? […]
How UGC can help utilities companies in hard times
We all know that being in the utilities business is no beach holiday. But right now it feels more like Dunkirk. You’re getting slated in the press for things beyond your control. Wholesale costs are rising, and government policies are asking more of the utilities providers. That’s forcing consumer prices up. It’s not your fault, […]
The one thing keeping brands from collecting inspiring UGC
When a new iPhone comes out these days, what do you see on the billboards? A list of its features? Close-ups of the phone from five different angles? No – you see beautiful photos taken by real iPhone users. Sure, these “Shot on iPhone” ads are partly about showing off what a great camera the […]
Why humans are kings of content moderation
“Everything in moderation — including moderation”, said that old wag Oscar Wilde. In May this year, Facebook announced it was hiring 3,000 extra staff to moderate its content and flag up inappropriate stuff. This was on top of the 4,500 it already had — an immoderate number of moderators, we think you’ll agree. When a […]
User-generated content in all its forms is one of the most powerful forces in modern commerce. Brands that harness it are set for success.