Instagram is the new social media platform for discovering new talent. Everyone from models, actresses, makeup artists to music video costars were discovered by both brands and celebrities this year. Established models like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner with millions of followers and counting are proof of this. Instagram is a perfect platform to get discovered as a designer, artist, or model.
Since Instagram is accessed primarily on mobile devices this can be tricky to determine since users can take a quick peek at their Instagram feed at anytime and anywhere. This makes it harder to determine viewing and interaction habits vs other social networking sites. Take into consideration these two major factors that will affect your own best time to post:
Do you want to keep track of your followers on Instagram? There are many apps for both android and iphone that are not affiliated with Instagram that will help you do this. I have complied a list of the best ones to use:
Here is a Q& A with our founder of Instafamed Paulina (@sheispaulina): Hi Paulina, how long did it take you to get almost a million Instagram followers? I joined Instagram two years ago. When I first joined I had no idea what Instagram was really about and didn't post often. After a year I really started to be active on Instagram and posted more frequently. At this point more followers started to engage with me and it was sort of a "domino effect" from there.
Can Instagram be the single biggest opportunity for social media marketing next year? Instagram has been the one social platform that hasn't been making too much noise in comparison to Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. Instagram's consistency is what has made it the fastest growing platform. This Instagram infographic created by MDG Advertising proves why marketers worldwide should be incorporating Instagram into their marketing budgets.
Did you know that according to recent Instagram blog post, people miss on average 70 percent of their feeds. With rapid growth within the last two years, it is becoming more difficult to keep up with your Instagram feed. What does this mean to you? You may be missing posts because they are getting buried in your feed. Instagram wants to show you the moments that you care about most to improve your Instagram experience. How does this look like?
Did you know that you can now add multiple Instagram accounts to switch back and forth without having to log out and log back in? Instagram just announced that you can now add up to 5 Instagram accounts and quickly switch between them without having to log out and log back in. Good news is that both Android and iOS are included in this 7.15 version update that is available in the App Store and the Google Play Store.
Just in time for the Super Bowl, Instagram announced that they were rolling out 60 second video ads. Drake and t mobile collaborate for Instagram ad The maximum video length for video ads was 30 seconds previously, which changed from 15 seconds in September.
Instagram has skyrocketed to over 300 million monthly active users in the last five years. Did you know that Instagram has a much higher engagement ratio in comparison to other social networks? In fact Instagram's ratio of interactions to followers was 140 times greater than Twitter according to Forrester research. How can you participate in the conversation on Instagram?
This afternoon, Instagram experienced some technical difficulties according to the company they said there was a bug in the system and that everyone’s account is fine. This did not stop the frenzy of 400 million plus users to go to Twitter to vent that their Instagram accounts have been hacked or compromised.