How to Repost on Instagram (Using Our Free Stock Images!) There are so many AMAZING photos on Instagram and we all know that content creation can be a pain sometimes! Read: *my creative brain is head cheese, I need to repost more images, help!!* We are here to make your life a little more easy…
Five Instagram Stories Hacks That Will Skyrocket Your Reach Instagram Stories are extremely fun to create, especially with the latest addition of the Emoji Slider Sticker, but how can you increase the number of views per story? Well, have we got some helpful hacks for you! Today we are going to open up our little…
How to Find Your Instagram Engagement Rate Have you wondered how, why and where to see your Engagement rate? SO have we! We talk a lot about the engagement with our followers – which is one of the most important ways to measure your Instagram analytics. Here are some nifty tips about WHERE to find…
Buyer personas (also known as marketing personas) are models you create of your ideal customer. The buyer persona you create will help you identify who your buyer is, as well as what she wants, why she wants what she wants, and the lengths she’ll go to get it. If you have a clear idea of how your customer thinks, you’ll better understand what drives her buying decisions.
Instagram stories are such a great way to engage your followers and let loose of your creative self. Instagram just launched this new nifty feature which we can not get enough of! Do you have a question and are bored of traditional polls?
Say HELLO to the Emoji slider!
How Instagram Fits Into Your PR Strategy It’s 2018. Cars can drive themselves, flares have made a comeback, and Instagram has fast become one of the most-used social media channels in the world. More than 800 million of us log on every month to share our hashtag selfies, shop our screenshots and connect with our…
How to Easily Create & Add Highlight Covers (Without Sharing Them Your Instagram Story) We LOVE highlight covers, they can change the whole “welcome experience” of your feed. We – all have asked ourselves the question – HOW to create highlight covers easily. We also have some great tips for when you publish them. Read: *post the…
Have you seen the mysterious transparent overlays on people’s Instagram stories? There are so many cool ways to use this feature. It’s such a fun way to make Instagram stories stand out and engage your following. Let us show you how.
Wondering how to add neon emojis to your Instagram stories? You’re about to find out. Discover how to use that pretty flowing font that we all love to create glowing neon emojis and take your Instagram Stories to a whole new level of awesomeness!
Consistency isn’t just important for our personal goals, it makes a big difference in the outcome of our efforts in business too. Luckily one of our amazing Instagram-friends happens to be an absolute dynamo when it comes to consistency. Specifically; she knows the secrets to keeping a consistent brand across all social media channels.
Curious to learn more about the updates on Instagram Terms and Conditions? Then you are in the right place. In true Instagram Fashion, the Social Media giant has changed something pretty major overnight. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past month, you may have heard about the ongoing investigation into Facebook and the privacy of user data. This latest Instagram change focuses on the way that Instagram will display, use, and give access to your data. We’ve put together a juicy [and quick] summary of exactly what you need to know.
Blimey! Instagram sure loves change. At the Facebook F8 conference on May 1st, there were six really important Instagram updates announced that we think you are going to want to know about. Spoiler alert: all of these updates are overwhelmingly positive and look like they will help in improving the enjoyment of Instagram for everyone.
Instagram has quickly become an important cog in the wheel of social media marketing. If you’re able to get high engagement out of your followers, Instagram can drive business and generate income, regardless of the size of your company. Yes, stunning visual content is a natural key to success with Instagram, but to truly lure your target audience you’ll also need a strategy that will help you to grow your followers. Using the following statistics to your advantage will have you looking like a pro in no time.
How to add Invisible Hashtags to Your Instagram Story Do you want more people to see your stories, Instagram profile and all the hard work you put in? OH YASS you do, that is the whole point, right? Then you need to learn how to add invisible hashtags to your Instagram story. There is a…
If there is one place on earth where Instagram influencers reign supreme, it is *definitely* at the hottest annual music and arts festival, Coachella. Luckily, one of our amazing Plann’ers, was able to give us the inside scoop on exactly how she mastered the art of creating a Coachella-worthy Instagram grid.
You’ve probably noticed the fancy new Instagram Stories fonts all the cool kids are using. If you haven’t been able to figure it out — or if you’re new to Instagram and want to start off with a bang — read on, and you’ll soon take your Stories to the next level.
Ever wondered where the most stylish Instagrammers hang out? Well, if you truly want to be a part of the Instagram Influencer clique, you absolutely must be rocking boots like a champ at Coachella. Read on to discover the most Instagram-worthy outfits from Coachella 2018, as picked by our mildly-stylish-and-kind-of-trendy team at Plann HQ.
The goal of marketing is to create content that will ignite growth and engagement. Text-based content isn’t going to go away, and will always be an important tool in your marketing tool box. But to really step up your game and take your marketing to the next level, you’re going to have to get to start using visual content.
Do hashtags ever make you pull your hair out? Do you feel unsure and keep question every hashtag your use, or do not use? We understand your pain! We’re here to help you learn how to find the best Instagram hashtags.
Looking for some smart Twitter marketing tips? You came to the right place. Twitter’s good for business. Nearly half of all of Twitter’s users follow brands, which makes it the perfect place to flex your marketing skills and capitalize on this ripe business-to-consumer environment.
Trying to figure out how to clear app permissions on your Facebook and Instagram accounts? Cambridge Analytica ruined all of our weeks recently with that creepy Facebook revelation, and now we’ve all got to do serious damage control. Of course you’ve been wondering about app permissions and social media privacy.
We might just have climbed the cool-ladder with the new eye-drop feature on Instagram story! The eyedrop feature makes it possible to match the text with any other color in the photo. Sounds pretty great, right? Learn how to use it in our short guide.
The plethora of Facebook marketing tips continues to grow more robust, and the flexibility afforded within those options continues to impress. No matter what service or product you sell, Facebook has a budget-friendly marketing option that can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
Wondered what goes on the behind the scenes of a successful beauty influencer? We spoke to the talented Instagrammer Mayssa Kasbi on what her life is really like behind the lens.
Wondering what it takes to become a visual content creator? Hint: It all starts with passion, creativity and a positive attitude. Read on and discover the story of the talented content creator behind the fabulous Instagram account @bellalovesbeau.
A social media content calendar can help you stay organized with your posts, as well as keep track of collaborations, promotions, and marketing themes. It also gives you a beneficial big-picture overview of your brand’s strategy on a particular social media platform.
So you’ve set up shoppable Instagram images. Now it’s time to Shopify your Instagram feed. This is a key step in many brands’ monetization schemes, and the only step for many. Naturally, you’ll be rewarded if you do this well. Let’s take a look at some creative ways of using shoppable Instagram feeds.
Instagram recently announced that they were going to let business accounts schedule instagram posts automatically and the world rejoiced! We know it’s something you care about, as we’ve had hundreds of messages, emails and comments asking when the update was coming to our Plann platform.
When you use trending Instagram hashtags, you can boost the popularity of your post tenfold, allowing you to appear in many more feeds and almost certainly resulting in some kind of increase in engagement and account follows. However, using trending hashtags on their own isn’t enough.
Instagram took the leap and expanded their Shopping feature to new countries this week, including for us Aussies – woohoo! This brings a new feature to those of us on Instagram running an online store: the ability to create shoppable Instagram images.
You’re ready to maximize your marketing results by investing your resources in the most effective tools on the market today. Great! We’ve put together this list of social media marketing tools that will help you become a pro.
Sailing, tanning and doing yoga while growing your Instagram and living your dream lifestyle sounds pretty fantastic, right? But what if we told you that it’s not only possible but that there’s someone out there who’s actually doing it?
The Instagram algorithm seems to be the thing everyone loves to hate. Not only is it complicated, but there seems there is a new Instagram algorithm article released every single month.
It can be overwhelming for any business to come up with completely fresh content, day-after-day, for the social media platforms they have a presence on. Reusing successful posts from the past ensures something tried-and-true will go up, even if inspiration is flagging.
Cheese boards have caught on big in the Instagram world, and for good reason. They appeal to the die-hard foodie for their opportunity of contained diversity, allowing variety to shine.
A lot of people study SEO best practices for search engines like Google, but taking the time to learn a few YouTube SEO tips makes sense for your business, too. In this era where social media dominates, it may not surprise you that the second biggest search engine in the world is YouTube.
There are countless methods of incorporating white space into design. Happily, you can do it easily using white borders on Instagram. Today, we’re going to take a look at the easiest way to create white borders on Instagram using Plann.
Whether you’re a fashionista, life coach, marketing consultant, aspiring entertainer, or just want to connect with people within your community, adopting certain strategies on the way to becoming a social media influencer will help you accomplish your goals more quickly.
A social media content calendar can help you stay organized with your posts, as well as keep track of collaborations, promotions, and marketing themes. It also gives you a beneficial big-picture overview of your brand’s strategy on a particular social media platform.
Posting directly to Instagram has been a long sought-after feature. Presently, with Plann, after you add your media and captions, you schedule your posts. That will stay the same. But what will change with this new update?
To help scratch our own itch for a bit of a vicarious thrill, we spoke to Camilla Akerberg, hoping she’d give us the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a fitness blogger. And she did.
How you implement social media video depends on your objective. Are you looking for brand awareness? Lead generation? Engagement? What you ultimately want from the medium will govern what types of video to make and how to serve them to your public.
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about a side hustle? If it sounds like hitting on an opportunity to pad your main income through doing something you love for extra profit, then you’ve nailed the essence of the side hustle. It’s a lucrative way to live for the right type of scrappy, ambitious individual, and may be right for you. We think we’ve found the perfect person to tell you all about it.
Social media marketing should absolutely be a category you look at closely for methods to improve performance in 2018. Here are some common, important ways brands can up their social media game.
Black and white photography has a timeless, classic look that makes it ideal for a wealth of applications. Take a look at these Instagram accounts for a varied glimpse into what’s out there in B + W land.
And if you’re planning on embarking on an adventure, Instagram can be a great place to go to get ideas for where you may want to go. The photo-centric platform, after all, is tailor-made for showing off the beauty and appeal of alluring destinations and exotic locales.
Having made it through a year rife with all kinds of struggles, unexpected horrors, and ongoing global challenges, people from all over the world are collectively proclaiming a weary but long-overdue farewell to 2017.
We’re not just here to make sure your Instagram game is tight, we’re also full of surprises like this one: here are some hidden gems we’ve found in Instagram for interior design inspiration. Perfect for your project, or just for your feed-surfing pleasure.
Plann is an Instagram scheduling tool. Here, we simplify how to make best use of Plann to schedule your Instagram posts so you can free yourself from the burden of tending to your account throughout the day!
Want to shoot images of the supermoon, but curious how to do it with style and finesse? Maybe just looking to eyeball some mind-blowing captures of the moon from Instagram photographers who’ve gotten it right? Take a look!
Instagram has always been on a firm handshake basis with foodie photography. Where else can you find lovingly-captured snapshots of restaurant meals? But it can bring so much more than that to the table (pun absolutely intended). We’ve got the secret scoop on making your Instagram feed a happier and more appetizing destination for your daily photo scrolling pleasure. Forks up!
There’s a key moment for someone scrolling through Instagram and landing on your profile page. Will they follow you? We show you some key practices to ensure you have the best possible chance that they will.
Are you a hardcore romantic? Maybe you’re planning a wedding. Either way, for hearts-and-flowers junkies we’ve got a real treat in store for you: quite simply, a curated list of the best wedding photography on Instagram. Just try not to swoon.
We seriously dare you not to be blown away by the beauty, creativity, and innovation behind these Instagram accounts. There’s a lot of really cool stuff on the platform to be sure, but we at Plann are uniquely positioned to find the real gems (we see a whole lot of Instagram, y’all) . . . so, enjoy, and please share your favorites with us!
Contests may seem a bit silly at first blush, but Instagram loves them. They boost engagement, get followers excited, and can inject a healthy amount of fun and activity into your feed. Let us show you the best and easiest ways to find a contest well-suited to your brand.
In rolling out Instagram Archives, Instagram is clearly making a play towards copying Snapchat’s Memories. The new functionality automatically archives your Instagram stories in a private section of your profile for later retrieval. We show you how to best make use of this tool.
Looking for simple ideas to help you hack the Instagram algorithm? You’d be surprised to find that there are quite a few savvy tips and tricks for doing exactly that. Following, a list of hacks you can employ ASAP.
Here are 13 creative, interesting and usable calls-to-action that you can use on your next post. The key is to be as creative as you can be in order to make people take action.
We’ve put together a list of five of the most exciting architectural feeds on Instagram — and we have every reason to believe you’ll find them as inspirational as we do.
You might find it hard to make the adaptation and make meaningful use of this newish feature on Instagram. Here are some brands that are using Instagram Stories creatively, and some tips on how you can steal their ideas (but make them your own).
Have you ever thought about changing your entire colour scheme and starting again from scratch? Here’s how to create a new Social Media Content Strategy.
In this entry, we have curated some of our favorite picnic spreads ideas. Picnics are romantic ways for us foodies to enjoy cuisine in a whole new environment. What could be better?
Jenna Kutcher realised that the more she embraced her quirky personality, her personal experiences and ‘being real’ online, the more business would boom!
Fashion fans, you’ve landed in the right spot. We’ve curated a few of our favorite runway divas to follow and ogle, for all your sartorial fantasies. Minimalist? We’ve got that. Feather boas and colorful luxury? Yep, that, too.
Whether you’re plotting out the itinerary for your next holiday or simply daydreaming about a big adventure, these are the best travel Instagrams for adding a little wanderlust into your day.
Successful Instagrammers spend a lot of time figuring out techniques and patterns to draw traffic to their galleries; here are 14 expert tips that we’d love to share with you that will help with growing your numbers, AND your engagement rates.
How to Repost Photos On Instagram Without Getting In Trouble In today’s online world, Instagram is one of the most highly effective tools available for the online business owner. Yet, when sharing images, Instagram comes with a few rules you need to take into consideration. Gone are the days where you hear of a business and…
The Best Photography Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now Photographs are the best way to preserve a moment and keep the memories alive. That’s why we take too many selfies, right? All joking aside, photos are an invaluable method for honoring and remembering the past as well as sharing the visceral immediacy of the moment.…
Not sure how to tag sponsored content, even if it’s contra-gifting? Anna Blanch Rabe gives us amazingly helpful legal advice to keep yourself safe!
How To Edit Instagram Photos: A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Trying to find the perfect recipe to edit Instagram photos? Instagram is famous for its breathtaking images, beautifully curated content and crafted galleries, but how can you make it your own? Once you’ve found your “visual recipe” and happy that the look and feel…
You’ve seen the update for Instagram Carousel Posts but haven’t really tried it out yet? Here’s how they can really help sell your story.
Haven’t considered using Instagram Direct Messages as part of your overall strategy? Here are 7 great ways to use DM’s as part of your daily Instagram strategy!
24 Instagram Feed Themes + How To Re-create them ALL Yourself! Have you been thinking about creating a new Instagram grid, or looking for fun new ways change up your Instagram gallery? The best thing to do is get some inspiration from a huge range of Instagram feed themes and get started – you’re in the…
8 Awesome Instagram Features & Hacks You Should be Using Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with new Instagram features, it feels like they’re happening almost everyday! They’ve introduced snapchat-esque filters and recently release a flurry of updates, some of them fun, and some that are really powerful. If you’ve been busy and…
A step-by-step guide to calculating your enagement rate on Instagram.
Instagram for business: How to one woman used Instagram to turn her hobby into a fully fledged business
We’ve all thought about it, but how do you actually quit day job to pursue your passion? We spoke to Danielle Zeman, the creative and clever cookie behind Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes, to find out how she did it.
Looking through your analytics for Instagram but can’t work out how it can influence your decisions for your content choices? Here’s how to use it.
Not sure how to add an Instagram Story link? Read our step-by-step tutorial now to find out.
7 Instagram Grid Layouts with examples you can try for yourself! ‘Structure will set you free!’, something someone special (and frustratingly right, gah!) said to me as I threw a tantrum about not knowing what to post on Instagram. However, once I discovered the concept of Instagram grid layouts I felt like a whole new…
Stuck when it comes to Instagram Stories? Find out how best to use this feature to bring your brand to life, including ideas to get you started.
If you’re a business owner, chances are you’ve been overwhelmed by entrepreneur guilt before. We break down the different types, and how to overcome it.
A step-by-step guide for how to test and figure out when to post on Instagram, to maximise engagement and growth for your account.
Find out why you should never risk it with automatic Instagram scheduling, and how you can plan ahead and post safely instead.
Turns out less actually is more. Introducing the best minimal Instagram feeds across fashion, interior design, travel, and more.
Plann Update: Instagram Analytics and Performance! If you’ve already run the update for Plann this week – you’ll see the app has doubled in size with the addition of Instagram Analytics and Performance Metrics! You’ll now be able to easily review your growth tactics and discover what’s working for you in a single glance. Working with…
Got the cutest pooch and want to the world to know? Here’s how to make your dog Instagram famous, straight from one of our fave doggos, @tomasathefrenchie.
Stuck for what to post on Instagram? These 33 amazing content ideas will help you get back on track and keep your followers engaged.
13 Reasons Why Instagram Stories Need To Be Part of Your Strategy. Instagram Stories are ridiculously fun (and an easy way to lose an hour, cripes!), and by now you’ve probably had a good chance to play with the Snapchat-esque filters that can turn you into puppies, cute-widdle-bunnies or even a cool ice queen! Although…
Did you know that by using ONE banned hashtag in your Instagram post, makes ALL of your hashtags undiscoverable for that post?
Yikes! Find out which hashtags have been banned, and what to do if you accidentally used on.
How To Promote An Event On Instagram With 600M actively monthly users on Instagram, our favourite social platform has opened up a whole new world of opportunity to create communities and build new businesses. Some of these online businesses have a vision to turn what they’ve created into something even bigger offline. Thinking about hosting an…
Productivity hacks for creatives How to stay on track when your brain is an ideas machine However fabulous your ideas may be (and I KNOW they’re game changing), there comes a point where you might have TOO many ideas. When you’re creating your own future, and working as your own boss, there are endless possibilities.…
How to plan a lifestyle photoshoot so you don’t waste any money
How to write your Instagram bio in 2017 Your Instagram bio is the first thing people see when they click on your feed, the pick-up line of the digital world. When you’ve only got a few lines to convince potential new friends to join in the fun and click follow, you need to make the…
Mother’s Day Gift Guide For Tech-Savvy Mums Scratching your head about what to buy your tech-savvy mum as a Mother’s Day Gift? When it comes to a Mother’s Day gift, there’s only so many candles and pairs of slippers you can give (and receive). Plus, if your mum is more about the gram life than the…
How to work with international brands, with superstar Alisha Johns Watching a few amazing Instagrammers and wondering they all get to work with international brands? Have you ever wanted to catapult your business by collaborating or working with world class companies? Our talented friend Alisha Johns of Lish Creative does it for a living! Who…
Use this rule: How to advertise a discount when you’re not sure to use % or $ OFF? Scribbling ideas for your next sale? Wanting to advertise a discount on your products, and can’t work out how to get it to sound the most appealing? The last thing you need right now is for it to fall…
What we know about the Instagram Shadowban, and how to discover if you’ve been impacted? There are swirling rumours around the internet about an Instagram Shadowban, directly affecting the reach of your Instagram account. The phrase has been thrown around a lot, but many haven’t understood exactly what it is – and if they’ve actually…
How taking your audience ‘Behind The Scenes’ can grow your business Content isn’t going anywhere and the more original and creative it is, the easier it is for others to share. The Behind The Scenes technique (or ‘theme’ as we call it) is an exceptionally effective piece of content that can be created reasonably quickly, and with regular use…
How to find Instagram Hashtags to Attract Authentic Followers You’re posting gorgeous photos on Instagram and you’re using Plann to make sure your branding is on point, but how do you find Instagram hashtags to use? If you’re already creating great shareable content, then congratulations you’re already on track for success! But there’s one more piece…
Tutorial: How to add multiple links on Instagram For the longest time, we haven’t been allowed multiple links on Instagram. They’ve have enforced their hard and fast rule ‘There Shall Be Only One Link On Your Profile!’, but today we’re sharing a free tool that lets you add multiple links on Instagram ! huzzah! Preview of what…
Starting an Instagram business? We asked powerhouse Lizzie Darden how it’s done! HOW LIZZIE DARDEN CREATED AN INSTAGRAM BUSINESS FROM CANDY! YOUR CHILDHOOD DREAM REALISED. Our friend Lizzie Darden has built a sugary empire using the world’s most colourful photo props, CANDY! Lizzie is one of those people you wish you could be friends…
How to use the Pantone 2017 colours in your imagery Late last year, the worlds most notable colour company released the ‘Pantone 2017 Colours’, so in case you missed them, here’s what Pantone have implied will be the colours making bold appearances this year. 2016 Pantone Colours of the Year Before we get into Pantone…
Trying to split an image into 4 or 9 tiles to create a new look for your feed? 3 customer centric thoughts for you to mull over first. There are many online tools that will help you split an image into multiple pieces, or tiles, and of course we love seeing different creative juices being squeezed…
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Buying Followers on Instagram, should you do it to give your account a boost? Feel like you’re account is growing slowly, or don’t think you can work with brands without thousands of followers? Tagged in one of those ‘buy real followers’ posts and thinking about giving it a whirl? Buying followers on Instagram can be…
New to hashtags? Here’s our 101 on learning the basics.