13 of the Best Instagram Ads We’ve Ever Seen

On May 22, 2017
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As I was writing this post, I reached out to coworkers and friends to screenshot their favorite Instagram ads. The responses were, unfortunately, lacking to non-existent.  When I kept bugging them, most responded saying that they either only saw terrible ads, or none at all. Which got me thinking…

The best Instagram ads don’t look like ads at all.

Instagram Ads

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How to Use Instagram Giveaways to Grow Your Following

On May 11, 2017
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People love free stuff.

It’s not just people who are into “extreme couponing,” either. Almost everybody loves the chance to snag some free swag, whether it’s a buy-one-get-one offer on coffee at the local supermarket or the chance to win a year’s supply of free oil changes.

 Instagram giveaways

Marketers don’t tend to like using words such as “manipulate” to describe what they do, but when it comes to pushing your audience’s buttons, manipulating – sorry, leveraging – people’s desire to get something for nothing is one of the most powerful techniques at your disposal.

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Snap Inc. Opens Advertising Opportunities to SMBs

On May 8, 2017
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Starting in June, Snap Inc., the parent company of the popular mobile app Snapchat, will begin offering advertisers a suite of self-service advertising tools.

For the past few years, Snap ads have been available to big brands through large media buys accompanied by a Snapchat sales rep, or third-party software providers that plug into Snapchat’s advertising API. To invest, your company had to fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars on custom campaigns, often executed and run by third parties.

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The 15 Best Instagram Marketing Campaigns of 2017

On March 24, 2017
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Instagram has become the go-to place for visual content marketing.

It’s a veritable mecca for media, with over 600 million engaged users sharing nearly 100 million photos and videos with their friends, fans and followers every single day.

Between Instagram Stories, Instagram Live, Carousels and more, the visual media platform is constantly introducing new ways for users to explore content creation.

As a business, it can be tough to keep up with these trends and tools. Sometimes, though, all you need is a handful of good ideas from which to draw inspiration.

Best Instagram marketing campaigns Adidas Snoop Dogg

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How to Cultivate Brand Advocacy with Paid Social

On February 24, 2017
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As a driver of sales, leads, and conversions, we know that paid social works. However, direct selling isn’t necessarily the most important – or  attainable – benefit of paid social as an advertising channel.

 How to Cultivate Brand Advocacy with Paid Social

Because social media is the number-one daily activity for American adults, you might be better off thinking about paid social as a springboard for growing relationships between your brand and your fans.

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11 Ways to Hack the LinkedIn Pulse Algorithm

On November 8, 2016
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Every day, people are bombarded with more content than they will ever have time to read. Most people are both incredibly busy and have the attention span of a goldfish (guilty on both counts!).

So how do you make your content go further and make sure lots of people read your stuff?

Hacking the LinkedIn Pulse algorithm

LinkedIn Pulse can help you do just that.

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11 Ways to Get More (Real!) Instagram Followers

On October 19, 2016
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Instagram quickly outgrew its first impression as a fun app for kids and has become a serious content marketing, networking and audience building tool for individuals and brands. It's one of the most popular social networking sites on the planet, with over 200 million active monthly members sharing 60 million images and 1.6 billion likes per day.

Just how awesome is it? Engagement rates for brands on most social networks are less than 0.1%, but Instagram blows them all away. The average Instagram engagement rate for brands in a 2014 Forrester study was an epic 58 times higher than on Facebook.

instagram vs facebook engagement

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