“Since, the rise of online marketing, there has been one common truth among all social platforms: If you don’t have a proper strategy for your social efforts, they’re going to fall flat.”
Instagram is becoming one of the most popular social media amongst the masses. The number of Instagram uploads have gone above 4 million since it got launched in 2011. The cumulative number of Instagram users are more than 40 million. Collectively Instagram fans share 70 million photos daily, giving immense potential to brands to advertise their wares to a large yet targeted audience. Context and content are kings here so your fans know exactly why they need your product in their shopping basket!
What is this Instagram business?
Instagram is a fun online photo and video sharing social networking app. It allows users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters and effects to them and share them. They can then share them on a variety of social networking services such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr!
Get entertained in 15 seconds
Users are also able to record and share short videos lasting for up to 15 seconds. Investing your company’s time in social media can be beneficial if companies expand their reach to a new customer base as it gives a edge to your brand.
Just Post It
The pieces should fit well to show what your brand actually is. All your interactions and engagement on Instagram will be accompanied by the little thumbnail of your profile picture. Make sure it’s something recognizable and professional! If the numbers don’t give you butterflies, think how Instagram posts can express your brand’s pivotal moments such as completing five years of business, experiences like customer testimonials and personality with festive posts or an opinion about a current event.
Instagram can make your brand accessible and more human with the apt positioning. Artistic expression may be a hipsterish concept but everyday users lap it up and will expect a thoughtful approach in your sponsored ads too! But with advertisements, placing artistry as the centerpiece takes more than just a very beautiful filter. Tracking impressions, clicks and conversion through the direct response button is the actual benefit of creating an Instagram ad since you can analyze every step and decipher what is working well and what is not.
We all love a story
Through this “exploration” of Instagram and the detailed analysis of each feature, we can see how Instagram serves as a useful and effective way for businesses to promote and share their products digitally. Above all, digital story telling through Instagram works because people believe that there is meaning in everyday life and they don’t need a huge event to share with the world. Instagram opens up the possibility that normal occurrences are interesting in their own right and can help brands develop their identity. We haven’t stopped believing that we have an important story to tell, we haven’t lost our ability to tell a coherent, conversational story, and we haven’t stopped finding meaning in the everyday events of our lives. We just use different tools and approaches to do so.
So here, at Digit 9.0 we keep things simple – you tell us what your advertising goal is and we will see what other major players in your sector are doing, find out what your target audience wants and create an ad that resonates with your brand’s voice.