Social media is an extension of your website and brand. When used as an effective marketing tool, it can drive potential customers to your company. As you develop posts, especially on Instagram, it is essential to have a plan for your content to acquire the engagement and leads you desire. While it feels like, “Everybody is doing it,” some companies are stronger at growing their Instagram followers, which translates into more business. Make sure you are using social media effectively by following the below tips.
The goal of your posting to a business Instagram is to drive people to your website to buy your product or use your service. When setting up an Instagram account, be sure to select a profile picture that represents your brand. Your company’s logo would be a good start. With an easy to spot photo, customers can quickly identify your account.
It is also essential to have an appealing blurb about your company in your bio. A mission statement or motto works well. Finally, be sure to include the link for your website in the biography section. After all, the whole goal of a business Instagram is to attract new customers, and they need to know how to contact you! While links can be included in Instagram posts, this platform doesn’t allow for hyperlinks within a post. Directing post viewers to “see your bio for additional information” is a way for them to find your contact information and website.
Instagram is a unique platform because a viewer can see all of your posts at once under your biography to get a better idea of your company, products, and services. Use the colors of your logo to help you select photos and fonts within that color scheme. This creates synergy amongst your posts to build your overall brand.
Postings allow a viewer to learn more about your company. When planning what pictures you want to post to your Instagram account, it helps to have consistent images to increase your branding and following. You are trying to attract potential customers through your photos. If you are promoting your veterinarian hospital, pictures of pets would be appropriate. Followers may be confused if you then mix in photos of your family at dinner. Your Instagram business account is a tool to market your company; be sure your posts reflect the brand appropriately.
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This post was written by Send it Rising’s social media coordinator, Caroline Welsh.