Every marketer has to have an Instagram account. The free app has a lot to offer, particularly to smaller enterprises. Marketers now have more tools at their disposal than ever before to reach new audiences, expand their reach, and delight existing ones, thanks to the rise of Instagram and its many storytelling and video features, such as IGTV and Instagram Live. The Instagram video feature has the greatest interaction rate of any Instagram function. When compared to image-only postings, it is 38% more successful.
If you’re in the fashion industry, operate a clothing line, or work in any other field that requires you to engage your audience, you better be hellbent on being innovative. I’ll be listing a few tried and true strategies that have been shown to work in the past to help you get your marketing campaign off the ground.
Story is a game you can play
Everyone understands Instagram Stories’ potential. Its brevity lends them a sprightly air, and they are the marketing industry’s hottest commodity. You may use stories to show off extra information that wouldn’t fit in a regular update. You may also play with with other multimedia kinds, including images with text overlays, GIFs, boomerangs, and time-lapse films.
On top of that, you may save stories you find particularly important to stick around for longer than 24 hours by adding them to your highlights. If you tag your stories with relevant locales and relevant hashtags, they will be easier to find. The popularity of Instagram Stories has increased, and now practically every company uses them.
Make use of Instagram’s free editing tools
Instagram provides a wealth of free tools that provide comprehensive insights on how to increase brand awareness. You may use these instruments to set yourself apart from the crowd by doing things like scheduling posts, manipulating photographs, and making video slideshows and story adverts. It’s hard to expand your fan base on a site when everything is centred around images. Having the proper resources at your disposal makes it a breeze to produce high-quality content, captivate your target demographic, and increase revenue.
Make the jump to a business account
Why are you still using a personal account if you’re a business? Innumerable benefits await those who make the transition to a corporate account.
We’ll go through a couple of them here.
There is no cost associated with compiling information on your audience’s demographics, behaviour, and engagement (i.e., impressions, reach, and website clicks). You may also monitor the success of your stories and postings.
Your profile is where you get to put all the information people need to get in touch with you, so make sure to include things like a phone number, email address, and website. You may also provide an address if your company is based in a certain area.
You may utilise the swipe up functionality in stories to send your audience to your website or landing page if you reach 10,000 followers.
When you have an Instagram business account, creating ads is a breeze since you can arrange promotions without leaving the app.
Brands wanting to facilitate sales through their feeds must switch to a business account.
Publish paid advertisements
Instagram’s ability to sync with Facebook is a great feature. Like Facebook, Instagram lets you narrow your focus on specific demographics based on their location and individual traits. By utilising Facebook’s Ads Manager, you may zero in on a certain age range and gender breakdown of your audience. The best aspect is that you may limit your advertising budget to an amount that works for you. Instagram’s recent rollout of the carousel function, which allows for the simultaneous display of many adverts, has introduced a new dimension to the platform’s advertising offerings.
Before the advent of promoted posts, only your followers could view your updates. You may now pitch your brand to everyone and raise awareness of it.
If that’s the case, you’re probably wondering what information to promote in an advertisement. Thus, write in a way that compels your readers to take action (click on the post, to say the least). Your most popular content can also serve as paid advertising. Use a rotating carousel of images, movies, and dynamic advertisements to attract attention.
Interact with key opinion leaders
With the help of influential users, businesses may quickly expand the presence on Instagram. They’re just average folks who, over time, have gained a sizable following by giving their honest assessments of various goods and services. Most consumers these days follow the advice of social media influencers when choosing what to buy. The people have faith in them.
Whilst traditionally influencers have focused on a single area of expertise, many are now expanding their services to include other areas. The perfect influencer partnership may put your items in front of the influencer’s devoted fan base. As a result, you may reach a larger audience and increase sales.
Choose two or three Instagram celebrities that have a sizable fan following to see who would be the best collaborators for your brand. Find out if they share your interest in the field and contact them about a business relationship.
Working together with influential people can help your firm reach a wider audience and increase its visibility. Who knows, maybe you will become the next Coca-Cola or Nike if you play your cards well!
Get pictures sent in by users
The benefits of user-generated content to a company’s reputation cannot be overstated. Think about how great it would be if your clients become your biggest cheerleaders. I am not joking at all! That’s made possible via user-created content. Others will share your material on their own stories and feeds if they enjoy it. Hence, participation is increased as a result. What’s even better? More people will want to spread the word about your company if they see material like this that they know was created by real users.
When a small number of people share your article, it annoys a larger number of people, and so on, until you reach the number of people you want to reach.
You may be wondering what the best approach is for encouraging your audience to contribute material without coming off as intrusive. An easy tip is to just warn them that you will tag them in any reposts they make using your work. This way, you can count on consistent user-generated material, and they can potentially expand their audience. As a result, everyone involved will come out ahead.