Instagram eCommerce Efforts Pick Up Steam
by Eliza Fisher | December 5, 2016 | eCommerce, Instagram, Social Media Marketing | 0 comments

With almost 500 million monthly active users and engagement 15x that of Facebook, it would have been highly unwise of Instagram if it had shown its back to one of the biggest realities of our time: ecommerce...especially when all other social media platforms like Pinterest and Snapchat are doing everything to make significant inroads in it. Instagram ecommerce has become more and more Read more...

Instagram Product Tags Enable In-App Shopping for Select Brands
by Prasad Dhamdhere | November 3, 2016 | eCommerce, Instagram, Social Commerce | 0 comments

For a whole week in May, Instagram's top designers and product managers were not in their California headquarters. They were in a rented house, stocked with snacks, far away from laptops and machines. They were brooding over how to make their photo sharing app shoppable without transforming it into a splashy catalog. That intense brainstorming process gave rise to several ideas…and Read more...

Instagram Live Streaming May Debut Soon
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 24, 2016 | Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, User Generated Content, Visual Commerce | 0 comments

That time is not far away that all social media platforms will look almost identical, if not similar. Snapchat created a ripple by coming up with its one-of-its-kind Stories. Instagram was quick enough to replicate that feature. After the resounding success of live video--first debuted by smaller platforms by scooped up by Twitter and Facebook, everyone is realizing the real Read more...

Where Instagram’s Comment Moderation Tool Falls Flat
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 11, 2016 | Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Marketing | 0 comments

It made headlines a few weeks ago when Justin Bieber had to shut down his Instagram account after his fans began leaving hateful comments on a photo of him and his new girlfriend, Sofia Richie. The Bieber isn't the only one who gets hate--plenty of other celebrities and everyday people get harrassed online too.  Amidst such turbulent times when abuse is running amok Read more...

Recent Instagram Updates: A Can’t-Miss Overview
by Prasad Dhamdhere | August 23, 2016 | Customer Engagement, Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Marketing | 0 comments

Since 2014, roughly 18 new Instagram features, updates, or changes to the app have been released. Every time something changes, have to step back again, pause and think about how to frame these Instagram updates for your strategy. Considering the fact that the photo app has roughly half-a-billion users and more than 300 million active users on the network each day, you Read more...