Do You Instagram?

Screen shot 2013-03-28 at 1.43.30 PMThere are so many social media tools, it’s hard to know which ones to use for your business. The thing is, just like every tool is different, so is every business. You have to find what works for you! Today we are exploring Instagram.

Have you noticed lately how everyone includes a photo with their posts? Since most online marketing is done with photos, why not make it easier on yourself and use a tool that will upload photos directly to your social media sites? Instagram is a photo sharing application that lets users take photos, apply filters to their images, and share those photos instantly on the Instagram network and other social networks like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Foursquare.

This week we downloaded a book from Amazon called, Instagram for Beginners (Social Media & You)We wanted something quick, and Sandy has been out training all week so the book needed to be super portable, so we downloaded the Kindle version (only .99 cents!). This is a very short and sweet manual for those starting at ground zero with Instagram. There are a lot of photos to walk you through each step. It’s worth the money if you have never used this app.

You may be wondering why you would even want to dabble with this social media tool. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, Instagram has crossed the 100 million users mark. According to that article, the app — now available on both iPhone and Android — is seeing upward of 10 million downloads a month. That is a huge audience, you should be playing in that arena!

You should consider adding Instagram to your tool kit. Think of it as just another way to connect with your customers. Let us know if we can help.

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