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What is Instagram Archive and Instagram Highlights?

What is Instagram Archive and Instagram Highlights? Instagram copied Snapchat’s Memories. Today, 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. The update also lets you pick a number of stories…

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Call to Action Instagram: 13 Creative CTAs to Test On Your Account

Call to Action Instagram: 13 Creative CTAs to Test On Your Account At the end of most business-related Instagram posts, you’ll see a great initiative directing visitors to do something next like “Click the link.” In marketing, this is called the “Call-To-Action.” Calls-to-Action (CTAs) have the role of directing people into what they should do…

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Five Architecture Photography Feeds to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Five Architecture Photography Feeds to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing You’re likely an avid architecture photography fan whether you know it or not. Architecture is art and we’re surrounded by it. It’s accessible and inspiring, and, happily for those of us who enjoy spending time on Instagram, it’s well-suited to being captured and shared by…

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Instagram Stories Ideas for When You’re Freaking Stuck

Instagram Stories Ideas for When You’re Freaking Stuck We’ve all been hearing about how Instagram Stories is an incredibly successful new feature for marketing on Instagram. Brands that use the tool excellently are performing undeniably better than those that are not! You might find it hard to make the adaptation and make meaningful use of…

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You Can Now Have a Shoppable Instagram

You Can Now Have a Shoppable Instagram Instagram first started testing shoppable posts last year. The feature was a limited test release to only a handful of brands. It seems the test was a huge success, and Instagram is opening the floodgates, making the feature available to almost everyone. This is easily one of the…

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8 Top Social Media Trends to Look Out for in 2018

8 Top Social Media Trends to Look Out for in 2018 There’s so much on the horizon in the social media arena in 2018, and indeed it’s poised to be one of the larger single annual departures we’ve seen for a while. Social media platforms have now been adopted on a large enough scale, and…

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The Best Travel Instagrams For Serious Holiday Inspo

The Best Travel Instagrams For Serious Holiday Inspo Itching for a getaway? Aren’t we always. 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. Warning: these accounts may cause you to book flights at the…

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How To Get More Followers On Instagram: 14 Expert Tips

How To Get More Followers On Instagram: 14 Expert Tips Success on Instagram is growing and building a beautifully engaged audience, that buys from you! That said, it can be really hard to overlook the number of followers you have and sneak under the covers so you don’t get caught Googling “how to get more…

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How to Promote on Instagram: 8 Proven Ways to Grow Your Brand

How to Promote on Instagram: 8 Proven Ways to Grow Your Brand One of the most effective ways to drive traffic to your Instagram page is by using hashtags. But any successful Instagram influencers know that there are a couple more ways to grow your brand. With over 700 million monthly users worldwide, Instagram marketing…

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The Best Photography Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now

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.…

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How To Edit Instagram Photos: A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You

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…

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8 Awesome Instagram Features & Hacks You Should be Using

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…

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7 Instagram Grid Layouts with examples you can try for yourself!

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…

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Plann Update: Instagram Analytics and Performance

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…

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Updated: Instagram Shadowban fix, or was it something else entirely?

Update: Instagram Shadowban Fix, or was it something else entirely? Last month we wrote an article on ‘The Instagram Shadowban‘, and since then we’ve learned and researched many MANY different scenarios. If you are still looking for an Instagram Shadowban fix, here’s what might help instead.   Is there such a thing as an Instagram Shadowban Fix?…

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13 Reasons Why Instagram Stories Need To Be Part of Your Strategy

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…

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How To Promote An Event On Instagram And Take Your Business Offline

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…

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Productivity hacks for creatives

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.…

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How To Take Flatlays That Perfectly Feature Your Product

How To Take Flatlays That Perfectly Feature Your Product Every picture tells a story. So how do you get people to stop scrolling long enough to hear yours? In this post, not only will I share with you my insider knowledge of viewer behaviour, I’ll teach you how to take flatlays that perfectly feature your product…

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What you need to write your Instagram bio in 2017

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…

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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts For Tech-Savvy Mums

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…

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How to Work with International Brands

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…

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What is an Instagram Shadowban, and have you been impacted?

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…

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How taking your audience ‘Behind The Scenes’ can grow your business

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…

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How to find Instagram Hashtags to Attract Authentic Followers

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…

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Tutorial: How to add multiple links on Instagram

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…

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How to use the Pantone 2017 colours in your images

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…

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