West Elm Launches Pinterest Style Finder

| MCM staff

West Elm, a furnishings retail brand, has introduced the West Elm Pinterest Style Finder, a new online tool utilizing artificial intelligence to help customers transition style inspiration into products they can buy at West Elm stores and online. See how artificial intelligence will work for the brand’s social media strategy.

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Risks and Considerations for Branded UGC Campaigns

| Russell Zack

User-generated content has come a long way since 2005, when YouTube was making a splash with product videos. Consumers today watch 1 billion hours of YouTube per day. Consumers today watch 1 billion hours of YouTube per day. By uploading product reviews, how-to content and playful product placement, consumers are given unprecedented access to a brand’s reputation, allowing everyday shoppers to serve as a powerful new breed of brand ambassadors. Here are other ways to user-generated content is being used and how it can help your brand get in front of the customer.