5 Easy Ways to Create User-Generated Content for B2B Audiences | B2B Marketing

When you think of user-generated content (UGC)—that is, content that has been created and released into the world by “real-life” contributors—what comes to mind?

You may be thinking about the Cup Art Challenges from Starbucks, which racked up tens of thousands of Instagram and Twitter followers. Or Dove’s #BeautyStory social campaign that drove 1.5 million visitors to the company’s website. Or perhaps GoPro’s YouTube contest, where homemade footage of adrenaline-fueled stunts poured in by the millions.

Well, we get it. The big-brand B2C examples are impressive – I mean, that media attention is enough to make any marketer swoon.

But what if you’re a small business with a product or service that is particularly… unsexy? Or what if your audience isn’t characterized by social-savvy Millennials? Is there still a place for UGC? The answer is YES. In fact, UGC can be incredibly powerful for any business – and you don’t need to be a social media rockstar or a nationally known retailer to leverage its power.

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