With 100% organic reach and 300 million monthly users, Instagram offers brands, big and small, an opportunity to engage, inspire and delight fans. And while Instagram has recently opened itself up to more paid opportunities from advertisers and will be moving towards an eCommerce avenue with it's recently announced 'Shop Now' button, Instagram still offers brands a unfiltered opportunity to reach fans for free.
Embracing social media is part of a strong online marketing plan. And if you think you can stop at Facebook and Twitter, think again! Instagram is used by over 150 million people and counting. Although Instagram is an entirely visual platform, small businesses can use it to build customer relationships and influence sales, it just takes a little bit of strategy.
Here are some tips for establishing a strong Instagram presence: