New Research Reveals Instagram Users Like to Shop


social media researchIs Instagram part of your social marketing mix?

Are your customers on Instagram?

Research shows Instagram users like brands and are shoppers, so more businesses are looking into marketing opportunities on this fast-growing platform.

In this article you’ll discover the most recent findings about Instagram users and how this could impact your social media marketing.

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Discover new research that shows Instagram users are shoppers.

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Instagram Marketing: Your Complete Guide to Instagram Success


social media how toDo you want to learn how to market yourself and your business on Instagram?

Are you looking for a resource to guide your Instagram marketing efforts?

Whether you’re marketing on Instagram as an individual or as a brand, these expert articles will show you how to establish a presence, use Instagram’s features, encourage follower engagement and run contests.

Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of marketing on the Instagram platform.

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Find a guide to Instagram marketing success.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Instagram Marketing


social media how toIs there a place for Instagram in your marketing plan?

Do you want to use Instagram effectively for your business?

Instagram is more than a fun, photo-based social network. It can help you promote your products or services, get more leads and generate conversions.

In this article I’ll explain how to use Instagram to drive big results for your business.

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Find 5 ways to improve your Instagram marketing.

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Instagram Growth: How to Build a Community on Instagram


Do you use Instagram in your social media marketing?

Are you interested in growing your community on Instagram?

To learn how to improve your Instagram marketing, I interview Sue B. Zimmerman.

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The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode I interview Sue B. Zimmerman, known as the Instagram Gal. She co-authored the ebook, Instagram Basics for Your Business and taught Instagram Marketing for Small Businesses on CreativeLive. Sue helps businesses leverage the power of Instagram.

Sue explores what you need to know to improve your marketing and grow a community on Instagram.

You’ll discover what marketers should know about Instagram, including the best photos to capture and the importance of comments, hashtags and direct messages.

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Listen as Sue B. Zimmerman shares tips for building a community on Instagram.

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How to Run a Successful Instagram Contest


social media how toIs Instagram part of your social media marketing?

Do you want to run contests on Instagram?

Adding Instagram contests to your social media mix can quickly expand your reach.

In this article I’ll explain the different types, as well as how to create and run a successful Instagram contest for your brand or business.

Types of Instagram Contests

There are many kinds of Instagram contests. Here is a rundown of the top three:

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Learn how to run 3 different kinds of contests on Insagram.

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Five Ways Brands Use Visual Content for Maximum Impact


social media how toDo you want to stimulate online growth and engagement?

Are you using visual marketing in your business?

Understanding how other businesses use visual content can help you integrate new tactics into your own marketing strategy.

In this article I’ll show you how five brands are using visual content successfully.

Why Use Visual Content in Your Marketing?

When it comes to marketing your business, pictures speak volumes. Not only do they make a bigger impact, but also they do it in a shorter amount of time. Research shows the brain processes visual content 60,000 times faster than text.

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Find 5 ways to use visual content for maximum impact.

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How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Products


social media how toAre you using social media to reach new customers?

Have you tried using Instagram?

Instagram boasts 15 times more engagement than Facebook, Twitter or Google+. What was once a simple photo sharing app is now a key sales channel.

In this article you’ll discover how to use Instagram to gain brand recognition and reach new customers. 

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Find out how to use Instagram to promote your products.

Establish a Large Community Base

Thirteen percent of Internet users have Instagram accounts and more than half of the world’s top 100 brands are on Instagram. Your customers (and potential customers) are probably there as well.

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Fan Content: How to Leverage Your Fans to Enhance Your Social Media


Do you want your fans to help market you?

Are you wondering how to include fan content in your social media?

To explore how fan content can enhance your social media, I interview Jesse Desjardins for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

More About This Show

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The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Jesse Desjardins. Jesse is the head of social at Tourism Australia, where he manages a small team that oversees large Facebook, Instagram and Google+ communities. Working with fans, Jesse’s team receives over 1000 images from fans a day!

Jesse shares how he and his team leverage fan content–specifically photos–to promote Australian tourism.

You’ll discover how Jesse and his three-person team have grown Facebook to 6M fans and Instagram to 800K fans to reach 3M to 6M people a day.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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How to Optimize Your Content for the Top 5 Social Networks


social media how toAre you sharing content on different social networks?

Do you know the best way to share it for each platform?

Sharing your social media content isn’t a one-message-fits-all exercise.

In this article I’ll show you how to share content the right way for the top five social media networks.

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Find out how to optimize content updates for the top 5 social networks.

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