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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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Five years in: Instagram is the epitome of line-of-sight marketing for the digital age

Five years in: Instagram is the epitome of line-of-sight marketing for the digital age

It’s been an exciting fortnight for Instagram. The social media site hit the 400 million user milestone just over a week ago and today it celebrates another landmark; its fifth birthday. When Instagram launched it had 25,000 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.

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Instagram – Why it should feature in your social strategy

Instagram – Why it should feature in your social strategy

With over 400 million users worldwide, there’s no doubt among marketers that Instagram is a platform well worth taking advantage of. What perhaps isn’t as clear to all is how it fits into a successful wider digital strategy: should you be repurposing your website or blog content, creating Instagram-only campaigns, or getting an expert photographer to do it all for you?

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Visual currency and communication by pictures – how Instagram rules the world

Visual currency and communication by pictures – how Instagram rules the world

In an age where we all create, edit and publish, Instagram sits smack bang in the centre of a new global visual movement which has been created by its own (seemingly unstoppable) force.

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Break into new markets through social media

Break into new markets through social media

When looking at international social strategies, there are some scenarios we come across time and time again. What doesn’t change, however, are the principles which should found the basis of entering a new market through social media.

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Pinterest “buyable" pins and Instagram “shop now" buttons

Pinterest “buyable" pins and Instagram “shop now" buttons

In the wake of Google and YouTube announcing their click-to-buy buttons, the floodgates have opened for other platforms to grab a slice of the action. Of course, this is great news as it addresses recent statistics showing that users would buy if given the choice when searching and browsing. To that avail, this week Pinterest and Instagram announced the release of their “buy button” features and therefore pave the way to new digital marketing strategies. But what are the main differences and which approaches should be considered before starting a campaign?

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