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10 Creative Ways to Use Instagram for Business

10 Creative Ways to Use Instagram for Business | Effective Communication | Scoop.it

Here's everything you need to know about sharing photos on this mobile app to give your business extra visibility and engagement.


Are you thinking about putting your business on Instagram? Are you looking for content ideas for this increasingly popular mobile social platform? Read further to discover how you can use Instagram to give your business extra visibility and better engage with the Instagram community.

 

What Is Instagram?
Instagram is a free mobile photo-sharing app with 80 million users and counting. It has seen many changes lately.

 

Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April 2012, launched a redesign on iOS that includes a new “Explore” tab and is rumored to be developing a web presence (so that users can see photos online, not just on the mobile app).

 

Social media management platform HootSuite also recently announced the addition of Instagram to its app directory. This gives HootSuite users access to almost all of Instagram’s features, which include searching, viewing and liking content, adding comments and sharing photos to other social platforms.

 

Clearly, Instagram is an up-and-coming photo-focused social platform not to be ignored. So what can your brand do with it?

 

Here are 10 creative ways your business can use Instagram.


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Carly Armstrong's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:52 PM

I think this article is such a good way to help people get more publicity for their business whether they have one already, or they are starting a new one.  Ten different ways to help get you going, keep you going, and have people get really interested in what it is your business has to over as well how they can help and be a part.

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4 Winning Strategies to Foster Success in the Workplace | World of ... | Effective Communication | Scoop.it
As an entrepreneur or professional, you face many fires that need to be put out every day, all the while doing your best work. Juggling the needs of your.
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McDonald's, Lululemon Among America's Most Hated Companies: 24/7 Wall Street

McDonald's, Lululemon Among America's Most Hated Companies: 24/7 Wall Street | Effective Communication | Scoop.it

One would imagine you'd have to be pretty despicable to land on a "Most Hated" list, or just make some serious PR gaffes. The brands on 24/7 Wall Street's 10 Most Hated Companies in Americalist did a little bit of both, and this year's winner—McDonald's—may surprise some, but not all. 

 

In a year that has seen the Golden Arches be the face of the low-wage fight, falling fast-food salesand poor customer service, it isn't really shocking to see one of America's—and the world's—most prolific brands at the top of the list. 

 

Joining McDonald's in this unfortunate collection is unsurprisingly Abercrombie & Fitch, Electronic Arts, Sears Holdings, DISH Network, Walmart, JPMorgan Chase, Lululemon, BlackBerry, and JCPenney. 

 

Three of the metrics used to make up the list include customer service, stock performance, and employee satisfaction. The latter is part of what did BlackBerry in, as the company has had to dump a third of its workforce as it continues to bleed insane amounts of cash.


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Denise Gabbard's curator insight, January 19, 2014 2:44 PM

Well--- most of those on this list are also on MY s*^t list, too...so I am not surprised. Fortunately, we as consumers can fight back against these giant corporations by voting with our dollars! 

 

Alexandre Saint-Jean's curator insight, January 20, 2014 3:12 AM

Surprise, surprise, or not at all ?! Maybe from Europe.

Hervé Monier's curator insight, January 20, 2014 4:06 PM

Le classement des 10 marques les + détestées en 2013 recèle quelques surprises, vu d'Europe...

Abercrombie&Fitch, BlackBerry sont certes les moins étonnantes, mais McDonald, Electronic Arts , Sears Holdings , DISH Network , Walmart, JPMorgan Chase , Lululemon, JCPenney  ?

Plusieurs d'entre elles se sont fait épingler pour leurs bas salaires en 2013, leur faible niveau de service ou leur baisse des ventes l'année passée. McDonald's a cumulé les 3 bévues aux Etats-Unis en tout cas...