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.
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.
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.
As our online network of friends continues to expand, social media companies and their newsfeeds transform and evolve as well.
On March 15th 2016, Instagram, the fastest growing social media network, announced their latest update: an algorithm-based, personalised newsfeed. This means that photos and videos will no longer appear in chronological order, rather, appear based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.