Key Metrics to Evaluate the Success of UGC in Food & Beverage

For food and beverage brands leveraging User-Generated Content (UGC), tracking specific metrics is crucial for assessing campaign effectiveness. These metrics can be categorized into two main groups: Customer Acquisition and Retention.

Customer Acquisition Metrics

- Video Views: Counts the number of times a video has been watched, indicating reach and initial interest.

- Impressions / CPM: Reflects how often content is displayed, with CPM measuring the cost for every 1,000 impressions, providing insights into exposure and cost-effectiveness.

- Engagement: Tracks likes, comments, shares, or saves, showing how users interact with the content.

- Cost Per Click (CPC): The expense incurred for each click on an ad, indicating the cost-efficiency of paid promotions.

- Video Completion Rate: The percentage of viewers who watch a video from start to finish, revealing content's ability to maintain interest.

Retention Metrics

- Average Watch Time: Measures how long viewers engage with content, indicating content's relevance and appeal.

- Follower Growth: Tracks the increase in followers or subscribers, showing brand popularity and reach.

- Audience Growth Rate: The rate at which the channel's followers or subscribers grow, reflecting brand momentum.

- Lifetime Value (LTV): Predicts the total profit attributed to the long-term relationship with a customer, assessing the value of customer loyalty.

Interpreting and Utilizing These Metrics

- Brand Awareness: Video Views and Impressions / CPM illuminate the extent of brand visibility and awareness. They show how often content is seen and its cost-effectiveness.

- Engagement: High engagement levels (likes, shares, comments) indicate that content is resonating well with the audience.

- Conversion Indicators: CPC and Video Completion Rate provide insights into audience engagement depth and the effectiveness of paid campaigns.

- Brand Loyalty and Relevance: Metrics like Average Watch Time and Follower Growth offer insights into audience retention and brand relevance.

- Future Predictions: LTV forecasts the potential long-term profitability and customer loyalty.


Tracking these metrics provides a comprehensive view of a UGC campaign’s performance in the food and beverage sector. By analyzing both acquisition and retention metrics, brands can gauge their content’s reach, audience engagement, and long-term customer value. This data is invaluable for refining strategies, optimizing content, and ultimately enhancing brand visibility and loyalty in the digital culinary world.

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Dec 13, 2023
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