An Insta-Worthy Social Platform

An Insta-Worthy Social Platform

As the second-largest social media platform, Instagram’s popularity is quickly gaining on its parent company, Facebook. Its popularity is due to its intuitive mobile user experience and engaged communities.

With the support of a dedicated social media strategist, your brand can extend the reach and visibility of its visual content.

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What is Instagram Marketing?

76% of marketers say
they’re active on Instagram.

What is Instagram Marketing?

Instagram marketing is how brands use the app to make connections with their target audience. It’s commonly used to market products and services as well as build brand awareness and loyalty.

Social media is a key component of every well-rounded digital marketing strategy, and Instagram is one platform that many marketers find success with. In fact, 71% of B2B marketers and 82% of B2C marketers use Instagram, putting it in the top 3 most used social media platforms.

Instagram is first and foremost a visual platform, which allows you to have some fun with your Instagram strategy. High-quality visuals, including photography, custom illustrations and videos encourage engagement, which can in turn convert customers, increase website traffic and amplify brand recall.

The platform’s popularity with consumers makes it a massive opportunity for brands that are willing to dive in and start interacting. As with all forms of social media marketing, it always pays to build a sense of community.

How to Build a Strong Instagram Strategy

How to Build a Strong Instagram Strategy

A successful Instagram marketing strategy takes advantage of all the tools the platform has to offer.
A typical strategy includes:


Profile optimisation:

A complete profile helps you to earn the trust of your followers. That includes a branded profile image, a descriptive bio, engaging story highlights and a link to your website.


Keyword research:

Instagram hashtags and keywords are how users find new accounts to follow. Including appealing copy or commenting on relevant trends makes your Instagram posts more visible and attractive.


Follower tactics:

The growth of your account often depends
on its relationships with others. Following, liking and commenting on posts from other accounts is essential. Engaging with influencers or Instagram stars who reflect your brand’s values can help drive followership. In addition, sharing user-generated content can boost engagement with potential customers.


Story integration:

Nearly half of all marketers use Instagram stories, a number that’s on the rise. Stories appear at the top of a user’s feed and are available for 24 hours before they disappear, making them perfect for sharing timely content and limited-time promotions.


A regular posting schedule:

It’s important to post with regularity so that your brand stays relevant. An active Instagram feed gives new followers plenty to browse through.


Ad campaigns:

An Instagram advertising campaign can draw attention to product launches, new initiatives and expand your reach to users who haven’t interacted with your Instagram feed yet.

Your social media strategist can help maximise your results by ensuring that each aspect of your strategy is aligned with your other marketing efforts.

Instagram Marketing Services at Brafton

Instagram Marketing Services at Brafton

When you work with Brafton, you’ll work with a dedicated social media strategist, content marketing strategist and project manager who will learn about your organisation’s mission and goals. They will develop Instagram campaigns that engage and convert. In addition, you’ll receive monthly analytics reports to help you understand your results so you can continually improve your strategy.

Here’s a look at the Instagram marketing services we provide:

Rolling Instagram Marketing and Promotions

Rolling Instagram Marketing and Promotions

Successful Instagram marketing relies on relevant and timely content, which is why successful brands develop sustainable strategies. With consistent effort, your follower count will grow and you’ll see more visitors arriving to your site from this channel.

Rolling social media management for Instagram includes activities that enhance user engagement and build your following. Your strategist can manage your Instagram account, supporting your brand with image and video posts, shared user-generated content and more. They can also build out your Instagram Story so it grabs attention and sparks interest.

Your strategist can also help you build relationships through influencer marketing. They know how to seek out micro and macro influencers in your industry who promote brands and content related to the interests of their followers. Sourcing, qualifying and collaborating with influencers requires the expertise to know when both parties are a good match for each other. Instagram influencer marketing is challenging, but with the right strategy, it can pay off in terms of increased brand awareness, user engagement and overall reach.

Rolling Instagram management includes monthly analytics reports and review calls to review the most important metrics to your social media campaign. These reports help you understand your results and adjust your strategy based on real-world data.

Running a rolling Instagram campaign in tandem with other social media efforts can boost your results. Your strategist can help you align your campaign with the other social channels that matter to your brand and audience. Our social media strategists work with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Snapchat.


Successful Instagram
marketing relies on relevant
and timely content, which is
why successful brands develop
sustainable strategies.

À la Carte Instagram Posts


À la Carte Instagram Posts

In place of a rolling Instagram campaign, a social media strategist can help you craft one-off posts to promote blog posts, webinars, events and other content. This option might be a good idea if you want to support an in-house social media expert or you’re just dipping your toes into the platform. Your strategist can help you schedule Instagram posts based on our data-driven research and best practices.

Instagram Listening

Instagram Listening

With over 1 billion people using the platform, it can be difficult to find out what people are saying about your brand. Searching Instagram hashtags and reading through user conversations is resource-intensive, especially for small marketing teams.

Your social media strategist is adept at identifying and assessing what’s being said online and on social media about your company and its products. This information can give you insight into how your brand is perceived, misconceptions people may have about your industry or products, or even trending conversations that you have the authority to contribute to. Plus, your strategist can give you actionable advice on how to respond and nurture your customers according to your goals.


Audience Engagement Videos


Audience Engagement Videos

Video posts on Instagram receive 38% more engagement than image posts and tend to get over twice as many comments, on average.

User engagement on Instagram is critical to success. Your brand can gain an advantage by working with a strategist to produce short-form video content that converts.

Instagram is a scrolling app – your brand often has less than a second to make an impression before your post is scrolled away. Video encourages users to slow down and take in your messaging without asking too much in return.

Instagram Ad Management

Instagram Ad Management

Instagram ads follow a pay-per-click (PPC) model that uses a bidding algorithm to place your ads in users’ feeds and stories. Using the Facebook Ad Manager, you can segment your audience for precision campaigns.

An expert strategist will help you build your ads, identify audiences and develop a competitive bidding strategy. This service can be combined with other PPC platforms.

Ad campaigns offer the best return on investment when they’re properly optimised and managed. There are a few key tactics marketers can use to ensure their Instagram advertising campaign is set up for max ROI, including:

Adding Facebook Pixel to your website

This is a piece of code that tracks the activities your website visitors engage in, including when they convert after seeing your ad. This gives you more insight into the effectiveness of your ad campaign.

Creating custom or lookalike audiences

Your ads work best when they’re shown to people most likely to engage with them. Create audiences based on location, demographics, interest and more.

Choosing the right ad format

Instagram ads can take many forms – images, video, carousel, stories, collections and more.


Promote Your Business on Instagram

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Promote Your Business on Instagram

If you want to put your brand message in front of a massive group of potential customers, Instagram is the place to be. An optimised profile, stunning posts and the right amount of promotion can help your business grow and succeed.

Brafton’s dedicated social media strategists can help you identify your goal, create engaging visual content campaigns and take a deep dive into your strategy.

Get in touch today to learn more about our
Instagram Marketing Services.

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