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Should My Company Use Instagram?
March 18, 2019

Should My Company Use Instagram?

Oftentimes, our clients will approach us and ask us this one simple question: Should I (or my brand) be on Instagram? Our answer is always the same: Yes, absolutely. But, I don’t want you to just take us at our word and blindly go create an Instagram profile…[...]
Why Engaging with Others on Instagram Is Important
March 11, 2019

Why Engaging with Others on Instagram Is Important

One of our most fundamental needs as humans is our desire to network with other people… whether that be family, friends, or strangers across the world. This desire to network with others is the reason why social media platforms like Instagram have risen so much in popularity. We’ve[...]
How to Gain Followers Quickly on Instagram in 2019
March 5, 2019

How to Gain Followers Quickly on Instagram in 2019

Instagram is a massive juggernaut in the social media space. With more than 800 million users monthly, the platform-wide engagement rates are through the roof (when compared to its rivals). And since about 80 percent of its users follow at least one brand on Instagram, it seems[...]
5 Quick Ways to Increase Engagement on Instagram
February 24, 2019

5 Quick Ways to Increase Engagement on Instagram

Very frequently do I hear phrases like: “Organic social media engagement is dead” “Instagram has evolved into a pay-to-play platform” While a pay-to-play platform does seem to be the case for a lot of businesses on Facebook; Instagram; however, still has a wide variety of actions that[...]
How long should your Instagram caption be?
February 18, 2019

How long should your Instagram caption be?

The length of your caption is something that has been discussed far and wide; and sadly, there is no general consensus on how long (or short) your caption should be. Some people simply post a single sentence and a few hashtags in their caption, while others post[...]
Content Creation for Instagram – What You Need to Know
February 3, 2019

Content Creation for Instagram – What You Need to Know

It is no secret that the average individual’s attention span is decreasing every day. And on Instagram, this is no different. Users scroll through their feed for 25 minutes every day and see hundreds, if not thousands, of images. To stand out from your peers (there are[...]
How to Use Hashtags Effectively on Instagram
January 19, 2019

How to Use Hashtags Effectively on Instagram

Hashtags are a concept as simple as a pound key (#) followed by a keyword, and it is primarily used on social media to categorize content. Hashtags debuted (and are still used frequently) on Twitter, but they are also a key part of Instagram’s platform, and its[...]
Unique Ways to Organically Increase Engagement on Instagram
January 15, 2019

Unique Ways to Organically Increase Engagement on Instagram

Reply to DM’s Direct messaging is an important part of Instagram, especially now that they’re hinting at building their own standalone app to use DM’s (think Facebook Messenger). Some people will post comments, other will send you a private Direct Message. So be sure to check your[...]