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Instagram Stories: getting your strategy right

Instagram Stories: getting your strategy right

A recent L2 report revealed that brands are over two times more likely to upload videos to Instagram ‘Stories’ compared to Snapchat, which has contributed to significant growth for Instagram since the feature was added in 2016. What’s more, the channel offers exciting advertising and audience parameters for digital marketers – and thanks to the creative, timely content brands are posting, it also boasts great engagement rates.

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Instagram has added a ‘contact’ button to help differentiate business accounts

Instagram has added a ‘contact’ button to help differentiate business accounts

It’s been nearly a year since Instagram added advertising as an offering to brands on its platform, and following on from the success of this, a new layer has now been added to the photo sharing social platform: a contact button.

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The Facebookification of Instagram – how can brands benefit?

The Facebookification of Instagram – how can brands benefit?

With so many social media platforms to choose from, Instagram has become one of the go to platforms, with over 400,000 million monthly active users. In five years, Instagram has powered to social media success quite simply because it offers a fantastic user experience. Consumers love it because it feels real, it’s beautifully simple and a rich and creative way to tell stories. The social media site is also a powerful ally for advertisers, offering them the opportunity to reach a new audience and build a community, raising awareness and even shifting perceptions. However will the news that Instagram will start personalising our feeds through a new algorithm impact this?

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Instagram used to drop InstaHints in run up to Valentine’s Day

Instagram used to drop InstaHints in run up to Valentine’s Day

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is the ultimate challenge for many, but Greenlight has conducted research discovering that finding a present for a loved one may not be as hard as we think, with over 41% of Instagram users admitting to dropping #InstaHints about what we want to receive this year.

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Instagram reigns supreme for #LFW2016 mentions

Instagram reigns supreme for #LFW2016 mentions

Greenlight has been tracking social media mentions in the month leading up to London Fashion Week 2016, comparing it with the same period in 2015. Key findings include that Instagram will be more popular than Twitter in London Fashion Week 2016 and that Twitter is “so last season” as mentions on this social media channel plummet.

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Three-fifths of marketers overlooking Instagram, as Greenlight research reveals its growing influence on shopper behaviour

Three-fifths of marketers overlooking Instagram, as Greenlight research reveals its growing influence on shopper behaviour

Almost one in three (30%) Instagram users have bought items after seeing them on the app, yet 60% of marketers aren’t currently targeting Instagram users, Greenlight reveals.

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Advertising on Instagram: What opportunities are now open to brands?

Advertising on Instagram: What opportunities are now open to brands?

Since Instagram’s launch in 2010, there’s been an incremental rise in users joining the social media platform every year, especially after it was bought by Facebook, which saw the platform jump from 10 million users in September 2011 to 80 million in July 2012. In March this year, a study found Instagram was used more than Twitter across all age groups, which was further highlighted a few weeks ago when it reached a staggering 400 million users.

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