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Social media contests, particularly those on Facebook and Instagram, are excellent marketing tools. They work on a variety of different levels: To grow your account visibility and reach. To promote your brand name and increase awareness. To engage your target audience. To create a stronger bond between your brand and its customers. [icons size='' custom_size='40' icon='fa-star' type='normal' position=''...

Facebook and Twitter are old news; these days, if you want to make your mark on social media, you need an active presence on Instagram. As of late 2017, Instagram claimed 25 million active businesses, with 80 percent of the platform's users following at least one company page. These followers can make a big difference. Of the over...

Which part of this article’s headline convinced you to click on it? Was it the “Instagram followers” part? The “more sales” part? Or, both parts equally? For most business owners, increasing sales is their ultimate goal, but by including the term “Instagram Followers” to this article’s headline, we’ll have increased its SEO and open rate by a good...

Instagram is deprecating features necessary for running hashtag contests via its API on December 11, 2018. Online marketers — commence panic! Now take a deep breath. At ShortStack, our team of engineers updated our hashtag contest capabilities to ensure you still have access to the Instagram features you love. In this blog post, I explain Instagram’s...

Instagram contests bring in followers – one industry study showed a +70% increase in followers for accounts using contests. We wanted to share some ideas that any business could try. In this post, we’ll look at a handful of Instagram contests, examine why they were successful, and identify key elements that drove their appeal. Examples of Inspiring Instagram...

Are you all prepped and ready for the holiday marketing season? Your customers will inevitably be searching far and wide for deals - at their local mall, in their inbox, and on social media. And as I’ve discussed previously, a “deal” is not always necessarily about discounting and devaluing your products but finding an exchange of value...

Instagram puts businesses in a predicament. The site is undeniably influential, but promoting a business effectively on Instagram is not easy.  Your ability to post links is limited and it's difficult to share content.  Yes, you can throw a single link in your bio, and if you have enough followers on your business page, you can...

Quick: Scroll through your Facebook feed. What do you see? A slo-mo video of your neighbor’s dog shaking off after jumping in the pool? A time-lapse video of your creative friend decorating an elaborate wedding cake? Or maybe a gif of your nephew doing a “sweet jump” off of a homemade ramp?! So much video! It's easy to see...