Instagram Marketing / 26 posts found

Instagram’s New Algorithm Update Prioritizes Original Content: What Marketers Need to Know

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Consistently creating high-quality, engaging, and relevant content across social channels can be incredibly difficult and time-consuming for marketers. To combat those challenges, most marketers have relied on reposting content from other creators and brands as an opportunity to fill in their social calendars and provide valuable content on a more consistent basis. In fact, reposting is an incredibly popular option for sharing information, funny memes, or interesting trends with your own audiences without needing to re-create the wheel — consider, for instance, how Instagram’s #repost hashtag has over 560 million posts. But as of April 20, 2022, reposted content will no […]

The HubSpot Blog’s Instagram Shopping Report: Data from 500+ Instagram Marketers

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In 2022, it’s clear that Instagram is no longer just a photo-sharing app. Not only has Instagram become a thriving social media channel with all sorts of video, Story, and even live stream features, but it’s even evolving into a shopping platform that fuses e-commerce and social media together. And, our recent survey of 580 Instagram marketers found that using the app’s shopping tools enables the highest ROI of any Instagram strategy. But with a wide variety of shopping tools popping up in feed-based posts, Reels, Live video, Stories, Guides, and the dedicated Shop tab, it can be challenging to […]

The HubSpot Blog’s 2022 Instagram Marketing Trends Report

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If you’ve been on Instagram lately, you’ve probably noticed that the app looks a bit different every time you log on. The heart-shaped notification button seems to move with a mind of its own, IGTV has disappeared, and the addition of the Reels and Shop buttons has completely changed the way we interact with the platform. While these changes seem arbitrary, they’re the crucial next steps in Instagram’s evolution into a video-centric social shopping platform. In 2022, Instagram will continue to prioritize video, expand on social shopping tools, make it easier for creators to monetize their content and partner with […]

B2B & B2C Instagram Marketing Trends of 2022 [Data from 500 Marketers]

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When it comes to social media, there are a lot of differences in which channels B2C and B2B brands prioritize. According to HubSpot Blog Research surveying 500+ marketers in 2021, 75% of B2B businesses currently leverage Facebook compared to only 66% of B2C. 60% of B2C businesses leverage YouTube, 24% more than B2B businesses. For Twitter, the same is true – it’s more popular among B2C brands than B2B businesses. When we narrow it down to Instagram, how do they compare? Let’s dive into the key differences between B2C and B2B brands on the social platform. B2B Trends and Tactics […]

What are Instagram Guides? [+ How to Create One]

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If you’re on Spotify, chances are you’ve curated a playlist with all your favorite songs — and rearranged them in a specific order. But did you know you can do something similar on Instagram? Enter the Instagram Guide — a tool that allows you to curate your favorite Instagram posts, Reels, or Lives in one location, which you can share with your community. For marketers, it’s a great way to revive old content, promote products, and introduce your brand. Let’s take a closer look at Instagram Guides, how you can leverage them in your marketing strategy, and how to make […]

How to Build Your Brand With Instagram: 11 Tried-and-True Strategies

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Instagram has demonstrated tremendous growth, with its community reaching over 2 billion monthly users in 2021. Despite its impressive reach, many business owners are still overlooking its marketing potential. As a result, they’re leaving high levels of engagement, brand awareness, and even profit on the table. But why? In just 12 months, we used Instagram to gain 400,000 followers for Foundr — which translated to over 70,000 email subscribers. At the end of that period, we were averaging 30,000 call-to-action clicks per month from Instagram, and converting 30% of the users who landed on our website from our Instagram page […]

How One Instagram Influencer Went From 0 to 45K on Reels (And How You Can, Too)

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Over the past few years, TikTok has seen explosive growth, and it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, by the end of 2022, TikTok is predicted to reach 1.5 billion monthly active users. But there’s another big player in the game of short-form video — Instagram Reels, which Instagram launched in 2020 to provide a space for Instagram users to post short, ‘snackable’ content that mirrors what you’d see on TikTok. We’ve already covered the debate of TikTok versus Instagram Reels, so I won’t go into that here. Instead, I spoke with an Instagram influencer and consultant, Kar […]

5 Instagram Challenges Marketers are Facing, According to Research

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Instagram likes to keep marketers on their toes. Just this past year, we’ve seen a speedy roll out of new features, an expansion into video, and a plethora of new shopping options. But it’s not only the platform that’s evolving — the audience is too. Now it’s up to marketers to evolve their Instagram strategy to better align with audience preferences, behaviors, and habits in 2022. Here, we’ll cover five main challenges marketers are facing on Instagram and the best strategies to solve them. 5 Instagram Challenges Marketers Face 1. Knowing which hashtags to use – and how many. From […]

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business [+Data From 500 Marketers]

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More companies than ever are using Instagram for business. Back in 2017, the social platform celebrated having over 25 million businesses. Today, we can bet that number has likely doubled. Instagram has proven a worthwhile investment for marketing purposes. When we surveyed over 1,000 marketers in 2022, they revealed that Instagram is the most effective social media platform, above Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. But using Instagram for business purposes can seem daunting, particularly if you’ve only ever used it for personal use. Here, we’re going to explore how to promote your business on Instagram. How to Use Instagram for Business […]

Top Tactics for Instagram Growth in 2022: HubSpot Blog Data

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Instagram is a top-rated app, with more than 1 billion global monthly active users. Given the size of its user base, businesses have valuable opportunities on the platform to generate an audience, build a community, and drive sales. To help learn more about how to grow your business on the app and create an engaged community, the HubSpot Blog surveyed more than 1,000 marketing professionals that use the platform. Here are some of our key findings. How Marketers Grew Their Following in 2021 In 2021, marketers reported that the key to growing an account to the first 1,000 followers on […]
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