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5 Impressive Instagram Story Ideas

Instagram Stories first graced our phone screens back in 2016. Stories has grown increasingly popular, with the short video format being used by both individuals and businesses alike to grow their followings and quickly engage and interact with their communities. Instagram Stories are an easy way to share and discover content and for businesses to […]


The Latest Updates to Instagram Shops

Earlier this year Facebook, the owner of Instagram, announced changes it was making in line with the outbreak of Coronavirus. Facebook’s plan had always been to deploy a new way of shopping – both through Facebook and Instagram shops. But with the onset of COVID-19, they launched several months early to enable shoppers to buy […]


How To Use Instagram Reels For Your Business

Instagram has launched a new feature: Instagram Reels. Reels allows you to create and edit 15-second videos set to music, and is comparable to the hugely popular TikTok social media app (read our overview article of TikTok here). But unlike TikTok, Instagram has introduced a number of additional creative features including audio and visual tools. […]


How to Overcome Small Business Production Problems

Scarcity bias. It’s what makes us go crazy at Christmas trying to find the last L.O.L. Surprise doll left in the country for our child. It’s what makes those ‘Only three left in stock!’ banners work. For a small business, having production limitations due to cash or staff numbers can be a big problem. You […]


3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Instagram Followers in 2020

You may have recently read our guide about the Instagram algorithm and how to make it work for your business. If you’re yet to sign up to Instagram as your business or brand, check out that information and use it in collaboration with this article. Growing any social media following organically can be challenging, but […]


How to Make the Instagram Algorithm Work for Your Business

Let’s delve into the mysterious subject that is algorithms. The term “algorithms” is often mentioned when discussing social media platforms. But you might be a little hazy on the facts around what an algorithm is or how they work, let alone how they can even benefit your business or brand. What Exactly is an Algorithm? […]


New: Paid Posts in Instagram’s Explore Tab

In such an obvious move that I can’t believe I didn’t see it coming, Instagram will start phasing paid posts into the Explore tab. Explore is where millions of us spend aimless hours scrolling and tapping, scrolling and tapping. Until now, Instagram has filled Explore with algorithmically curated content designed to delight our personal tastes. […]


How to Use Hashtags on Social Media

Hashtags were popularised by Twitter over 10 years ago to help users group Tweets via common topics of discussion. Lots of other platforms like Instagram and Facebook also use hashtags, with a similar purpose of grouping posts together. If you don’t know what a hashtag is then have a look at my example image of a […]


Social Media for Beginners: 9 Steps to Business Success

Social media is becoming an essential part of doing business online, so if you’ve not particularly needed social media up to this point, my hat goes off to you! You’re obviously doing something right with your other channels – congrats! But starting to work with social media can be a real turning point for your […]


The Newbie’s Guide to Using Instagram for Business

Instagram is one of the big players in the social media stakes, but has a bit of a reputation as being trendy, superficial – even a bit shallow. The truth is anything but. 80% of Instagram users follow a business on the platform, and B2Bs can totally kill it on Instagram too! Yes, it’s the […]


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