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:
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.
Establish a Large Community Base
Are you using Instagram to its full potential?
Instagram engagement is 58 times higher per follower than Facebook. Don’t underestimate its marketing potential.
In this article I’ll show you how to make your brand stand out on Instagram to gain more followers and bring better exposure to your business.
Have you looked at how other brands are increasing their Instagram visibility?
With the right pictures and tactics, you can create a stronger Instagram presence.
In this article you’ll discover five ways you can build visibility on Instagram.
Do you know how to connect with others on Instagram?
Are you using Instagram as a networking tool?
Instagram Direct can reinforce your relationship with current followers, while giving you opportunities to meet new fans and influencers.
In this article, you’ll find out how Instagram Direct can help you build a larger network.
What is Instagram Direct?
Similar to Snapchat, Instagram Direct allows users to send pictures and video to others privately–like a direct message on Twitter or a private message on Facebook.
Only you and the person or group you send the message to can see the content.
Is your business using Instagram?
Do you need better tools?
Many marketers haven’t adopted Instagram because it doesn’t offer the right tools to help them use it effectively.
Here are five Instagram tools to help you become more efficient with Instagram.
Instagram is a rapidly growing photo and video sharing platform with more than 150 million users and 16 billion photos shared. Over 55 million photos are shared on Instagram to a very engaged community every single day.
Google Trends show you the volume of searches for “Instagram.” As you can see, over the last year it has grown significantly and is set to grow further in 2014.
Have you considered Instagram as a key marketing tool?
If you’re not on Instagram or haven’t applied your resources there, it’s time to start.
Instagram has 75 million daily users and multiple opportunities to reach your target audience.
In this article, you’ll discover eight ways you can use Instagram to increase your reach, engagement and sales.
Are you looking for innovative ways to get your customers (and employees) to post Instagram pictures?
Then keep reading because I’m going to show you four ways to bring your “A game” to Instagram and wow your fans.
Why Customer Instagram Pictures?
Instagram was the fastest-rising social media channel for brands in 2013.
You probably already know it’s an effective platform for branding and marketing your products and growing your community.
But what you may not know is that Instagram is a powerful tool to collect customer-created content you can reuse to your advantage.
#1: Enhance Your Online (and Offline) Store With Customer Photos
Visuals greatly impact the behavior of shoppers. Most brands just snap a photo of the product and share it across all social channels, which may work sometimes. But you can take it a step further by crowdsourcing photos on Instagram.
When customers see photos of other “regular” people using a product, they’re more likely to buy. Why? This kind of social proof is a powerful motivator. Visitors gain trust by seeing others use the products they are about to buy.
Let’s take the clothing industry, for example. The biggest mistake clothing brands make on Instagram is showing bland product photos—clothing worn by hired models, usually with a white background.
Whitehall Lane, a 20-year-old Napa Valley winery run by the Leonardini family, has hit on a winning social media formula that pays dividends in both increased sales and brand loyalty.
Wineries face special challenges in promoting their business on social media. The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, known as the TTB, considers social media “advertising,” and regulates what wineries can do.
The regulations primarily affect Whitehall Lane in two different ways. They cannot run contests that give away wine, and they must monitor user-generated content for anything that might promote irresponsible drinking.
“We don’t fool around with the TTB regulations,” said Katie Leonardini, direct sales manager for Whitehall Lane. But that hasn’t stopped them from successfully using social media to grow a loyal fan base outside the tasting room. This in turn has increased both wine club membership and direct sales. Here’s how they do it.