Grow Your Visual Footprint: Instagram Tips and Tools

Shona
Shona Mackin CEO, Socialface

Posted on October 16th 2013

Grow Your Visual Footprint: Instagram Tips and Tools

instagram tips

How can your business use Instagram more effectively to engage with your target audience?  We’re going to share a grab-bag of content giving you some tips for using Instagram effectively while also pointing you towards some Instagram tools that will make your social media strategy function more effectively.  So, if you are ready, let’s get started.

Package Deal

Here at Socialface, we love social media marketing tools that make our lives easier and our days more productive.  One such tool for Instagram is the web interface Statigram.  This tool lets you keep up with your Instagram photos, your followers and allows you to perform social functions such as liking, commenting and sharing.  We know you’ll love the repost tool for sharing others’ photos to your followers as well.

Don’t Forget

Are you one of those businesses that seems to have forgotten that you can shoot and share Instagram videos?  Your brand needs to take advantage of the marketing potential of video.  And because we are such giving people, we’re going to point you to a great article that shares 6 ways to use Instagram video for marketing.

Repurpose and Recycle

Does your blog or website suffer from a lack of visual creativity?  Well, if you’re business is using Instagram as part of its social media for business strategy, then you don’t have to worry about creating new visual content for your website.  All you need to do is to use SnapWidget to embed an Instagram photo gallery on your website or blog.

The Big Winner

Social network users love contests and love winning contests even more.  An Instagram contest is the perfect way to create a buzz around a new product or service your business provides.  Here are five tips for running a photo contest on Instagram to help get you started.

Group Effort

Want to get creative and share groups of photos in a collage?  Well, there’s an app for that.  Actually, there are multiple Instagram apps for creating photo grids and collages.  One that is highly-rated and can be found in both Google Play and ITunes for download is called Photo Grid – Collage Maker. (Here's where you can find it for Android, and here's where you can find it for iPhones.)

Multiple Choice

There are so many choices of Instagram tools to choose from and we can’t touch on them all.  Here’s a few more that your business will want to check out – Gramjunction (link Instagram photos to Flikr), Instabam (find photos take close to your business location), PicDigest (email daily digest of Instagram photos to your email list), and Hashgram (search tool for finding hashtags, users, or keywords).

What are your favourite Instagram tips or tools for Instagram?  Go ahead and share with our readers in the comments below.
Shona

Shona Mackin

CEO, Socialface

All time chatter, communications manager, social advocate, lover of life and founder of conversation agency Socialface.
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