Inspiration to help brighten up your Instagram marketing this summer.
Instagram’s young devoted users love browsing and liking their favourite aesthetics.
But this means that the photo-sharing app is incredibly competitive, with the Insta algorithm promoting only the very best content.
To succeed with Instagram you need to make sure that your business is ahead of the curve, producing nice original photos and videos to share with potential customers.
Here are five hot tips and trends that will inspire your Instagram marketing.
Time spent watching video on Instagram increased by 80% between 2016 and 2017. And Instagram reports that the number of videos posted on the platform per day has continued to increase by 400% year on year.
To make the most of this growth, brands have started experimenting with different types of engaging videos.
As with the example below, these videos do not have to be the biggest budget productions. The most popular videos are original and fun.
According to reports, Instagram is set to start experimenting with longer format videos as they try and capture some of YouTube’s audience. Your brand may want to monitor these updates and reassess your Instagram video strategy.
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Stories are relatively new on Instagram, and brands are only just finding ways that they can be used to engage customers.
Burger King Spain used Instagram’s stories feature with the polling functionality to let customers create their own Whopper. Per the below video, followers were given a series of options to customise their favourite fillings before receiving a special discount code to redeem their chosen burger.
The stunt was original and powerful, engaging 80% of the account’s followers to the point where BK ran out of redeemable codes within three hours.
Meet your matcha
Matcha is finely ground green tea powder which has all but taken over Instagram. The powder can be boiled in water to make hot Japanese-style tea or it can be used as a flavouring in coffee and cake.
With a new wave of demand driven by health-conscious consumers, the speciality tea’s distinctive pastel green colour gives it the Instagram factor.
The bright tea is perfect for food and drink service businesses and colours that like bold colourways on their Instagram feed.
Are you that person who only looks good in black? There is good news for you and your brand this summer.
Charcoal is the hottest Insta trend to hit this summer. A backlash against bright ‘unicorn’ colourway, many cafes and bars have embraced the dark side with charcoal ice creams, charcoal cocktails and even charcoal burger buns.
If you are a food or drink service business, then you can fire up your businesses social media strategy with your own charcoal creation.
Creating extra Instagram appeal
The ‘Instagramability’ factor has had a huge impact on industries and Instagram appeal has found its way into travel brochures and architectural briefs. In fact, 40% of millennials reported that they choose a travel spot based on its Instagrammability.
Creating Instagram appeal at your business doesn’t have to cost the earth. Keep things clean, hang some nice wall art and express make sure your brand shows its personality.