Marketing Blog tag: 'Instagram' - Marketing Eye

Instagram was launched in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and racked up 25,000 users in just one day. The app began with a primary focus for users to feature and post photographs, especially photographs taken from mobile phones. Instagram performed exceptionally well and had a whopping 27 million users by March 2012. Instagram’s success no doubt alarmed Facebook, which purchased Instagram in April 2012 for $1 billion in cash and stock.

Ever since Facebook acquired Instagram, Facebook decided to add many different features to the already extremely popular app. These features included enabling users to post videos instead of just photographs as well as adding messaging on Instagram like Facebook, stories like Snapchat and later reels like TikTok. Maybe you’re already sensing a theme here but what Facebook was essentially trying to do is turn an originally user-focused app that was Instagram into a fighter social media platform to compete with other social media apps such as Snapchat and Facebook. This tactic worked well for Facebook initially but not in the long run. Why you may ask, well we’ll explain below.

Published in Marketing
Thursday, 21 May 2020 08:45

Facebook crushes it with online shopping

Facebook made an announcement on Tuesday that everyone saw coming by launching its Shops feature, a service that will allow businesses to display and sell products on its platforms. Positioned to take over the online shopping market for small business, Facebook opportune foray into the online shopping market comes as no surprise.

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Instagram has over 1 billion active users and is a universally prominent social media platform. It provides engaging and entertaining visual posts, that people love having a scroll through.

Published in Marketing
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 09:43

Build your brand on Instagram

Creating a brand on Instagram is easy these days, but building a memorable one - now that’s the real challenge! When it comes to Instagram 68% of users regularly engage with brands. There is no doubt that effectively using Instagram can well in truly transform a small business or startup to become an ‘Instafamous’ one.

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It's easy to blame it on the fact that your competitor is a self-promoter, knows the journalist or has an expensive PR agency, for them getting more column centremeters than your company, but there might be a few things you are missing.
Published in Marketing
Friday, 25 January 2019 08:17

How to grow your followers on Instagram?

Research has revealed that people remember 80% of what they see, 20% of what they read and 10% of what they hear. Instagram’s effectiveness is undeniable, we as a society are hooked on subconsciously scrolling through Instagram, admiring strangers’ personal lives through their pictures and videos.

Published in Social Media
Running highly successful, productive, functioning marketing departments is a challenge at the best of times. Return on investment is always at the back of any competent marketing manager or CMO, and steering all marketing efforts to ensure that not only is the brand being promoted and gaining market share, but it shows up on the balance sheet, is a scorecard that no-one can ignore.
Published in Marketing
Monday, 08 January 2018 09:46

Marketing to Generation Z

There’s speculation that over the last year Generation Z was actually more valuable to most organisations than millennials – why, and what does this mean for businesses and marketers? Is your brand ready to speak to Gen Z’s?
Published in Marketing
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 08:43

How PR has changed dramatically

The momentus shift from either writing a press release and distributing it to media or doing a pitch, to turning the tables and having the media follow companies and individuals on social media - public relations has been turned on its head.
Published in Marketing
Anyone can buy followers and likes on Instagram, but what does that achieve? The numbers don’t mean a thing for sales when they have come from robots who don’t need their product and don’t even have credit cards! (ha..ha…)
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