Our Intern Jordyn has created a list of the ways to make your Instagram profile stand out.
Instagram is Testing a New, Simpler Way to React to Stories
I’m sure we’ve all jumped on the bandwagon of reacting to friends posts and messages via an emoji on Facebook which launched in 2016. Well, Instragam is trialing just that through “stories”.
As us Instagram users already know, the option to comment on a story which goes straight to the persons DM’s (or Direct Message Inbox) or sharing a story with a friend are both great features but Instagram is making it even easier for us to react to stories through emoji.
This allows you to quickly “react” to a story through a set of emoji instead of filling up someones DM’s.
Only the person who posted the story is able to see this, appearing in the viewer’s list.
This awesome feature is only being tested in selected countries, however, if rolled out to the masses this will be the perfect way to get closer to friends and eliminate clogging up someone’s inbox and make responding quicker!
What do you think?
Is messaging becoming too reliant on emojis?
I’ve been searching for apps to up our Instagram game.
Here’s a list of a few that we thought might help YOU.
They Say: “Hype your Stories with automatically styled and designed motion typography.
Don’t use those tired tools that everyone else uses and expect your content to shine bright, like a diamond.
Short of words? We got you.
With the tap of a magical little button automatically pull random, meaningful quotes to give context to your story that may have not been there to start. ”
We Say: An awesome app to take your Instagram stories to the next level.
They Say: “Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that make you stand out on social”
We Say: This is our GO-TO app for all things social. Trust us on this one and download the app immediately, if not sooner!
They Say: “Just import a long video, and CutStory will cut it up and save it in your smartphone’s camera roll as fragments of 15 seconds or any other length”
We Say: Genious! Who hasn’t wanted their video to stop cutting out on Insta Stories, right at a critical moment?
Also, take a look at Continual which does the same thing!
Tell me, what apps are you loving at the moment? I’d be interested to discover more!
The most recent #b2bpc series on our Instagram we covered “Five ways to improve your Instagram.”
So lets jump in to the tips;
- Plan. It’s one of our favourite four letter words!
There are sooo many resources out there to help you schedule your posts, stories – that there’s really NO excuse not to have a strategy for your Insta. ✔️
Many scheduling tools will allow you to move your posts until you have a layout that suits! ✔️
If you need assistance with this – Contact US!
- Your Audience – or YOU yes this is about YOU! Yes YOU reading this right now.
You are the reason I’m offering these tips. I write these to benefit your business.
Your feedback, comments, likes tells me what you’re enjoying & what’s not so good.
Ultimately it all plays a part in what you’re looking at right now. My feed. So in fact it shouldn’t be “my” feed, it’s yours.
- Your biography is your story. 🏈
It’s your “30-second” commercial.
Just like the #superbowl commercials, it’s priceless and the best ones always stand out!🥇
Check out the @pursuitcommunications bio for an example. 🏆
post at the right time 🕰
What’s the right time?
If you have a business account you’ll be able to explore your insights and get this data. ⏰
So make time every day to check your insights, write down the best times and post when you have the highest level of engagement!
Remember to check your engagement times regularly to keep the momentum.
It’s all about the #hashtag !
If you aren’t following hashtags in your account- you’re missing out on connecting with likeminded businesses and potential clients!🙋🏾♀️
Think for a minute like a customer. 🤷🏼♀️
What would you search to find your business?? 🤷🏻♂️Use those terms as hashtags and follow them!
TURN. IT. ON. BABE! 😉
Your notifications that is!
Turn on notifications for businesses in your local area, businesses within your industry and comment, connect and watch your network blossom. 🌸🌺
If you need assistance with your social media channels – check our services to meet your needs here.