Although one of the younger social media channels, Instagram has already grown to be one of the most popular. The U.S. featured 104.7 million users in 2018, only about 10% of the 1 billion users worldwide. But every day, businesses log onto Instagram with no clue how to stand out, even if they’re doing well on other social media platforms. As a starting point, these three top tips will set you directly on the path to becoming an Instagram star.
The past few years have been rough for Facebook from a PR standpoint. From Russians using its platform to interfere in the 2016 election, to the selling of user data, to the infamous one-day outage, and more, the mega-corporation has become an easy target for public distrust. All of these events have led to to the latest bit of news surrounding Facebook: Congress clamoring for a breakup.
Similar to sales, marketing is one of those professions that gets a bad rap. There are those striving to help clients grow their brands with nothing but the best intentions. And there are those who lie, cheat, and steal to get ahead.
That’s essentially true of any profession, hearkening back to the old saying, “One bad apple can spoil the bunch.” However, the spotlight has been shown on the marketing industry a little more as of late. With the recent release of Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, the power of marketing (particularly social media marketing) was shown in full force.
While countless people interact using social media on a daily basis to communicate with friends, family, and customers, many businesses use it to develop their brands. This in itself is a completely harmless concept. But with the Fyre Festival, brand development was twisted into a dark machination of fear, corporate greed, and felony-level fraud.