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New Stickers Are Here, Creator Accounts Coming and Other Features to Integrate into Your 2019 Instagram Strategy

By: Staff Report
December 20th, 2018

Instagram has recently rolled out or is in the process of testing new features that social media marketers should keep an eye on or may start using immediately. New Stickers: Countdowns and Questions Whether it’s personally or for business, we are on a perpetual countdown. Five days til Christmas. 12 days to New Year’s. Four […]

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How Brands Can Use Instagram’s New ‘Close Friends’ Feature

By: Colleen Lutolf
November 30th, 2018

Instagram rolled out a “Close Friends” list feature for Stories today, allowing users to share their content with a smaller group of followers that they can choose. You can update your list and add or remove followers at any time. Followers can’t request to be added to it and they won’t be notified when you […]

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Visual Storytelling on Instagram: What You Should and Shouldn’t Be Doing

By: Rich Thomaselli
November 14th, 2018

More than 400 million people across the planet use Instagram Stories to share images and videos, with some brands finding visual storytelling engages potential customers, maybe even more so, than any written explanation. But, as with anything, there are dos and don’ts when it comes to going to market. Here’s are list of dos and […]

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How to Launch on Instagram Live

By: Casie Shimansky
November 1st, 2018

Just before the Christmas holiday in 2016, Instagram gifted its (at the time) 600 million monthly active users with a whole new space to play in – Instagram Live. Cue social media managers everywhere racing to figure out how to implement IG Live into their 2017 strategies before the Times Square ball drop two weeks […]

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3 Instagram Features to Leverage for Maximum Engagement

By: Sophie Maerowitz
October 18th, 2018

The social media industry moves at a rapid pace, and early adopters of new features are often the biggest winners in terms of engagement. While it may feel risky to try features that others haven’t yet integrated into their social media efforts, social platforms’ algorithms tend to reward those who jump in first, says Manu […]

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Instagram Opens Up Shopping in Stories to Brands

By: Sophie Maerowitz
September 24th, 2018

In June, Instagram announced it would be adding the option for “select” brands to allow customers to shop via special tags on Instagram Stories. And, after piloting the feature for several months to its test group, the tap-to-buy option has been made available for all business accounts approved for Shopping as of Sept. 17. The […]

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Instagram Following Strategy: The Great Debate

By: Melody Maleitzke, Director of Social Media, Barbri
August 29th, 2018

How many accounts should your brand be following on Instagram? Good question. Curious about the latest follower limits myself, I recently reached out to my friend Jenn Herman, an Instagram expert, on Facebook Messenger to find out. A bit unexpectedly, a heated debate about following and direct engagement strategy on Instagram ensued. Social marketers can stand to learn […]

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5 Reasons Why Your Brand Should Be on IGTV—and How to Take the First Steps

By: Manu Muraro
August 17th, 2018

Instagram recently launched their own video platform, IGTV. IGTV solves the need for a longer format native video tool, since Instagram Stories currently only allows 15-second videos. (In-feed video posts can go up to 60 seconds.) If your brand hasn’t started using IGTV yet, here are five benefits of the feature that will inspire you to […]

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@WeAreCisco’s 4-Pronged Instagram KPI Approach

By: Sophie Maerowitz
July 3rd, 2018

Now that Instagram has surpassed its billion-user mark, competition for attention on the platform is heating up. Instagram content must be positioned even more strategically in order to cut through the noise. Casie Shimansky, one of The Social Shake-Up’s 2018 Movers & Shakers and social media manager at Cisco’s talent brand @WeAreCisco, says that Instagram’s monumental growth […]

What Instagram’s Trifecta of New Features Means for You

June 27th, 2018

Let’s take a look at how PR pros can make the most out of Instagram’s new video chat, topic channels and filters for Instagram Stories.

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