How To Use Instagram for Marketing
Instagram and Business
Instagram, being one of the emerging applications there is on mobile phones or even in computers, is continuously gaining more and more users every single day. The concept of Instagram is for people to post pictures that seem memorable or important to them and then share it to their friends or followers. It is a way of showcasing you talent for photography as well as taking photos of eye-catching sceneries.
And with Instagram now being known worldwide, some companies are using it as a marketing tool to promote their product, cause or organization. But is it a good thing to use the application for their benefit? Will it be effective or will it put them in a not so good situation?
Practically speaking, the use of social networking sites including other applications like Instagram, is a great marketing strategy for companies that wants their products to be known. Since those applications are mostly used by the people, there is no way that they will not see the promotion that a company is doing. But making your product known in this manner will not be an easy job. You will need to spend some money if you are planning to put it as an advertisement.
But, if for example, you are trying to use Instagram to promote your cause, you may want to use hashtags suitable for what you are posting in order for other people to be aware of it. These hashtags are very useful in social networking sites like twitter but as well as Instagram because other users are visiting those hashtags most of the time and if you put a more common hashtag to your post, there is a big possibility that people will notice what you’re trying to advertise.
Use Instagram to Promote Your Business
But if you’re trying to promote your cause with the use of Instagram, you want to post your picture of the product that you’re trying to promote in a fashionable manner.
Try to capture it in the best angle it can be and use appropriate editing for it to look more interesting and eye-catching. In that way, people will be lured to see your post and be more interested with what your cause is trying to offer.
Looking at it in the company’s point of view, with the use of Instagram, marketing and sales will increase if the products are a lot more known by the people.
Of course, everything will start from scratch and a little profit, but in a span of a few weeks or months, there is a guarantee that the company and the product will be known worldwide. There can even be customers from other countries wanting to try out the product wanting to know more about your cause.
But of course, there will come a time that competitors will come and try to run you out of business. What you need to do is to stick with what you know and try your very best to promote your cause better than your rival.
One good tip: NEVER stop risking on things you know that will benefit people. Starting from scratch may seem a bit irritating, but with enough patience and perseverance, you will get to the point in time wherein your company will be well-known and well-endowed by the people not just in your country, but worldwide.
Just never be afraid to take things out of your comfort zone, because sometimes, it can lead to the better. The business industry is a big competition, there are a lot of rivals, but the best thing to do is to always stay humble and try your best to make you product/cause stand out.