Behind the Scenes Shots
Customers love to see what goes into making your products or campaigns. This shot of Jared Leto behind the scenes at a Gucci campaign shows how you can share images that give a quick glimpse behind the curtain while still fitting with your brand image.
Employee Appreciation Posts
You can get even more specific and profile or thank your employees publicly on Instagram. This can improve morale within your business as well as show your followers that you have a great team.
The women of #GE Aviation Headquarters in Evendale, OH are giving us major #SquadGoals. Currently, technical and #engineering sectors still have a significant gender gap. To meet future needs, improve productivity and transform the industry, a gender diverse talent pool is necessary. Join the GE squad on our journey to #BalanceTheEquation with 50:50 gender representation in entry-level technical roles by 2020. Let’s sky-rocket the quality of #innovation. Head to our story to see what advice women across GE have for others interested in STEM. Happy #InternationalWomensDay. Photo by @seenewphoto
If your business is hosting any events, either in person or online, you can create a quick Instagram image to update your followers so they know when to buy tickets or tune in.
How does a seasoned blogger shop? Watch a Sephora Haul in action with the #SuarezSisters @NatalieOffDuty and @DylanaSuarez today on #FacebookLive. Plus, ask them beauty questions for instant tips. #LinkInBio
Holiday Themed Product Photos
On holidays, either major ones or lesser-known days that might intersect with your business, you can share a festive photo that also includes some of your product, like this one from menswear retailer Bonobos.
Limited Edition Products
If your business has any products or services that are only available for a short time period, it can be a good idea to share photos of those products to give your followers a heads up.
Now available for a limited time. (cc: @groteskito) #Converse
Any brand can post a photo of just one product. But you can add some interest and engagement by posting photos of multiple products and asking your followers to vote or share their favorites. This Topshop post compares similar products that are just different colors.
Lots of Instagram users are interested in creative and unique DIY projects or ideas. So you can share a short video or series of photos to demonstrate a cool new way to use your products.
Stop Motion Videos
Videos let you show off a little bit more on Instagram than just standard photos. And stop motion videos like this one from Staples’ account give you a creative way to share content.
No matter the platform, people like getting the opportunity to win free stuff. On Instagram, you can post a photo and ask followers to repost it with a hashtag, or even post their own photos or tag other in a specific post.
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Adobe likes to get creative on Instagram by posting monthly themes and challenging their followers to take photos within those themes, like nature related photos during April. The company then reposts some of its favorites.
You can also show photos of quotes or sayings that might be relevant to your business or followers, like this one from WeddingWire.
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Really inspiring. These may be useful when you are looking for image inspirations for your next promotion. What’s important is that it gets the attention and relays the right message.
I think that quotes is really effective in Instagram. I have seen people build a following just on that.
Another idea is memes or style inspiration. This also gets lots of follows and likes.
Fun article that taught me the power of visual marketing. Yes, my favorite is the dog with glasses. That would certainly catch my eye on Instagram. Also, I like how Starbucks created a “mood” for morning coffee and relaxation. We will strive to be more creative and think through how we can interest and inspire our Instagram audience.
nice list, i think, these are all we can do with instagram to promote our brand
Great article….Social media is very useful platform in today’s time. We can promote our business on social media platform like facebook, instagram etc. Facebook is great place to grow your business by posting some nice article and ads related to your business.
Thanks for this nice article
Great clear ideas , thanks