Influencers, Content Creators, and UGC: The GLAD TO BE Approach to Smart Marketing

In today’s multi-platform digital marketing landscape, finding the right balance of authenticity, engagement, and reach can be a daunting task. You’ve got Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and a host of other social media platforms at your disposal, but how do you make the most of them with limited time and resources?

That’s where Influencers, Content Creators, and UGC (User Generated Content) Creators step in. They are more than just assets for one-off social media marketing campaigns; they are a continuous solution for a range of digital marketing objectives, streamlining the content creation process.

Each group plays a unique role in the marketing ecosystem:

Influencers: Brand Amplifiers

Influencers have been pivotal in social media marketing for over a decade. These lifestyle curators and trendsetters command significant influence. With established audiences and credibility, they have the power to spotlight your brand on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, and drive conversions.

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They’re the taste-makers, the digital megaphones who amplify your brand’s message across various channels. Each influencer type—from high-profile Celebrities to relatable Nano-Influencers—serves a specific purpose in marketing campaigns, from enhancing brand awareness to fostering community engagement.

The Five Faces of Influence:

  • Celebrities: Stars with millions of followers for brand visibility and PR.
  • Macro-Influencers: Visibility experts with over 100k followers.
  • Niche Influencers: Specialists in areas like tech or beauty.
  • Micro-Influencers: Engagement experts with 10k to 100k followers.
  • Nano-Influencers: The relatable “every person” with 1k to 5k followers.

Data Speaks:  Among social media users aged 18-54, 21% have made a purchase as a result of an influencer’s recommendation.

Choosing the right influencer involves weighing factors like brand alignment and audience relevance. High-profile influencers may offer massive awareness, but smaller influencers often provide higher engagement rates and a more authentic connection with their audience.

It’s crucial to match the influencer’s audience and content style with your brand’s digital marketing objectives for a strategic partnership that drives results.

Content Creators: Strategic Content Crafting

While Influencers leverage their social media presence to drive consumer actions, content creators focus on crafting engaging digital stories, offering creative partnership opportunities for brands. They inspire and nurture online communities through diverse formats, from visual arts to podcasts, transcending traditional posts and images.

Content creators are key for brands looking to form creative partnerships that resonate with audiences through a shared narrative and aesthetic. They are especially effective in building communities, adapting high-production campaigns for social media, and generating cost-effective, authentic content.

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  • Community Engagement: Tap into content creators’ engaged audiences for community building, aligning with creators who share your brand’s values to foster authentic connections.
  • Campaign Amplification: Use content creators to translate big-screen concepts (like a TVC) for social media, diversifying campaigns across digital platforms with content that speaks directly to digital consumers.
  • Cost-Effective Content: Optimize your content production budget by securing rights to creators’ native content, infusing your digital presence with authenticity without depending on traditional, costly production methods.

Content creators are instrumental in weaving a brand’s narrative into everyday consumer dialogue, providing an authentic touch to digital marketing strategies.

UGC Creators: Authenticity Providers

UGC is the most valuable social asset for your brand, offering raw, unfiltered insights into real-world product use. These genuine voices – your customers and fans – provide content that emphasizes reality, relatability, and trust.

  • Trust Factor: 80% of consumers trust peer recommendations, proving UGC’s role in building consumer trust.
  • Tagged Authenticity: User tags in UGC serve as unspoken endorsements, enhancing your brand’s authenticity and bridging the gap between consumer skepticism and trust.

UGC unfolds your brand narrative in real-time, through the lens of the consumer.

Strategy Unboxed

So, which do you choose? The storyteller, the influencer, or the authentic voice? The answer isn’t straightforward. It hinges on your campaign goals, target audience, and the type of engagement you seek. 

Influencers are your go-to for amplifying reach and driving conversions. Content Creators are ideal for generating aesthetically rich content that tells a story. UGC Creators bring authenticity and trust, connecting with potential customers on a peer-to-peer level.

  • Influencers for Reach and Resonance: Influencers are mobilized not just for their reach but for their ability to genuinely engage and convert.
  • Content Creators for Smart Production: We tap into content creators for their innovative approaches, adapting digitally native content that can be repurposed across channels.
  • UGC for Brand Love and Loyalty: We amplify organic brand mentions, ensuring they are aligned with the brand’s message and repurposed to bolster credibility and relatability.

At GLAD TO BE, we don’t play favorites; we strategize. Our tailored approach considers your brand’s essence, industry movements, and performance indicators. We optimize content production by harnessing the unique strengths of Influencers, Content Creators, and UGC Creators to enhance and amplify your marketing initiatives.


Marketing today needs authenticity and real-world proof. At GLAD TO BE, we optimize content with artistry through Content Creators, amplify messages through Influencers, and cultivate brand loyalty through UGC.

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