Marketing with UGC: Squeeze Your Content to the Last Drop

Here at Social Annex we don’t like to waste things. Whether it’s a water bottle, a paper bag, or precious user generated content (UGC), we’re all for reusing and recycling. When you have hundreds of inspiring pictures up in your Visual Commerce galleries or thousands of rave reviews, it seems like a shame to not use them as much as possible. Read more…

A Lesson in Hashtags, Visual Commerce, and Shakespeare
by Eliza Fisher | April 27, 2016 | Best Practices, Customer Engagement, Instagram, Visual Commerce, Visual Galleries | 0 comments

The hashtag is a subject of scrutiny and curiosity, sarcasm and convenience. Some say that it represents the dumbing-down of modern society, others use hashtags in speech ironically, and still others employ them hourly to gain popularity. No matter your feelings on the matter, hashtags are a part of our language now. And though this be madness, yet there is Read more…

User Photos Best Practices: Are You Using These 4 Strategies to Get Visual Commerce Content from Your Customers?

Whether they’re selfies, #OOTD (outfit of the day) pictures, or tantalizing shots of brunch dishes, images from Instagram and other social media platforms are much more effective in inspiring and enticing consumers than traditional stock or catalog photos. At this point, the question isn’t whether or not to utilize user generated pictures; rather, it’s about how to best solicit, find, acquire, moderate, curate, and display these images.

Shoppable Instagram Solutions Are a Necessity
by Giovana Zanellato | April 25, 2016 | eCommerce, Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Visual Commerce, Visual Galleries | 0 comments

Shoppable Instagram accounts are a necessity for e-commerce businesses nowadays. It is no news that mobile commerce has been getting some traction in the past few years, but recent numbers have shown that this trend may be stronger than we thought. Mobile commerce currently accounts for 35% of ecommerce sales and it’s expected to account for 49%, or $252 billion Read more…

ASOS’s Success: 5 Lessons Everyone Can Learn

ASOS may have recently shuttered its Chinese site, but the British fashion giant is seeing massive success on other fronts. Last week their team reported an 18% increase in pre-tax profits from the end of August through February 29. Total sales, meanwhile, grew by 21%. In the past year, more than 20% of the UK population purchased something from the Read more…

Instagram’s Algorithm Change: 21 Tips to Stand Out

If you’ve gone on Instagram at any point in the past few days, or have even just read any blog or news site online, you probably know that the photo app is changing its algorithm and that people are freaking out. Instagram has always shown users photos in reverse chronological order, but it’s planning–or at least was planning–on rolling out Read more…