A Few Reasons Your Business Should be Using Instagram [VIDEO]

Only 1 in 4 small businesses are using Instagram.  In fact, of the 3 out of 4 not using Instagram, a third don’t use any Social Media at all.

Instagram has over 700 million monthly users, and currently has 300 million users per day.  Whether you like it or not, Instagram is here to stay and if you run a business or manage a marketing department you need to reconsider devoting some time to this network for the future success of the business.

Marketing on Instagram is different and produces different results, but instead of focusing on driving organic traffic to your website or paying for advertising, spending some time and budget on running a daily marketing campaign on the site can benefit your business.

Focus on being discovered by new people, engaging with an audience, and highlighting your products or business.

It may seem like a waste of time, but it is not.  Here are a few reasons Instagram matters:

  • 95 million photos/videos are shared daily.
  • Images generate over 4.2 billion likes daily.
  • Instagram will celebrate its 7th birthday this year (launched October 2010.)
  • Over 40 billion photographs have been shared so far.
  • 51% of all Social Media users use Instagram.
  • 26% of U.S. adults use Instagram.
  • 49% of U.S. adults who use Instagram use it daily.
  • 32% of Instagram users attend(ed) college.
  • 30% of Instagram users earn $50,000 to $74,999 per year.
  • 8% of brands use Instagram to market.
  • Brands are getting 3x more engagement on Instagram (when compared to other sites.)
  • Top brands post 4.9 times per week.
  • 50% of Instagrammers follow at least one business.
  • There are more than 500,000 advertisers growing their businesses on Instagram.

And a few more just for fun:

  • Clarendon is the most popular filter in the U.S.
  • Best hashtags for marketing:  #social #socialmedia #smallbiz #marketing #discount
  • Best hashtags in general:  #love #instagood #tbt #picoftheday #instadaily
  • Top brand using Instagram: National Geographic.
  • Wednesday at 5 pm EST is the best day to post.
  • ❤ is the Top Emoji on Instagram.







Laura Donovan Written by:

For nearly 10 years I have been helping businesses of all types use the power of social networks to achieve their marketing and sales goals. As a Social Media Director, Content Manager and Digital Media Marketer I have used a variety of platforms including Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. I focus on developing and executing a strategy that best fits each client while measuring and monitoring analytics and metrics to ensure benchmarks are met, researching industry trends as well as social influencers, working toward achieving SEO and branding through the appropriate social platforms, blogging, paid acquisition and email. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, experience with management, customer service, creativity and vision with strong analytic skills. I understand the platforms and their differences and know how to help a business succeed on Social Media and keep current on social marketing trends and best practices. I have enjoyed working with many different companies including Sharp Electronics, Mary Kay, Inc., Re/Max, Nationwide Insurance, State Farm, Northern Insurance and many more across the country. See more about the services my company offers at http://www.socialmediamarketing-help.com and connect with me: @LauraDonovan or @TheWordPro on Twitter, @TheWordPro on Instagram and like my Facebook Page at /TheWordPro Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!