The latest Instagram updates, what’s coming and eCommerce hacks to drive your business profits in 2020!
Reposting stories on Instagram is a great way to keep your audience engaged, tell a bigger brand story and gain credibility with user generated content.
Tips and trends to make your Instagram strategy in 2020 your most profitable year yet!
Need new ways to entice people to push your buttons? Here are over 100 call-to-actions to get your audience clicking!
Urgency messaging on Instagram Stories, here’s how to effectively create branded business Stories paired up with GIFs your followers are guaranteed to love.
Confused about how Instagram Search could help your following? Here are 8 tips to expand your reach through the power of search.
NEW! Instagram launched a creator studio right inside stories, here’s how to find this great interactive new feature!
Hear from Stacey Short, Founder of Rollerfit, on how Plann helped their community sky rocket to fame in a very short amount of time.
Recent changes on Instagram saw a drop for millions of story impressions and reach numbers, if that’s you, here are 8 ways you can get them back.
Sometimes your Instagram grid can start to feel like like an old tape deck stuck on repeat…If you’re looking for a change in grid scene but not sure how, Keep reading
Instagram Video TV, or IGTV is the next big thing in social media. A cross between YouTube and IG Stories, here’s our complete guide to smashing it!
Data doesn’t lie, and neither does your Instagram engagement rate! In this blog we’re going to teach you how you can increase your engagement rate and grow like a pro.
Your Instagram bio is a vital business tool that uses limited characters and a few seconds of time to create clicks and views and purchases. Here’s how you can build a killer bio.
There are two reasons to add alt text to your images on Instagram, but one of those reasons isn’t a reason at all
Are you keen as anything to get your hands on the new August 2019 edition of our Instagram content calendar? I think you might be!
Instagram is testing removing public likes from it’s platform. The blog will discuss the potential reasons behind this from a business standpoint.
Being an influencer is a balancing act. What should you say? How will your audience respond? Here’s a few things that you totally shouldn’t do…
Different social media platforms require different approaches. This blog won’t help with that, but it’ll certainly occupy a few minutes of your time.
Where is the sweet spot between design and data? Learn how to find a balance and create an Instagram account that gets results and makes sales.
Instagram analytics are amazing. You can create content and make improvements using evidence-based numbers and here’s how you can do it now
Instagram is all about your brand and your individual vibe. If you’re a soloprenuer with your own style or a big business lets talk how to create a unique theme for you.
Nobody knows what social media is going to look like in 5 years…or even by the end of this year. We thought we’d put together our key social media takeaways to help you smash out the rest of your 2019
Ready to step up your insta game! Plann have your top 5 tips for amazing photos & producing incredible content for your brand
Your brand is what makes you different and when it comes to social media you need to turn up the volume. Here are 5 branding ideas to make you stand out.
So your Instagram isn’t growing! Everyone ebbs and flows unless you’re Gigi Hadid. So today we’re going to show you how to fix it! You’re Welcome
We’re breaking down exactly what a Nano Influencer is and whether or not your brand should work with them to achieve increased brand awareness and sales.
Instagram Stories are a hot topic right now, and you should be making use of these Instagram Stories tips and tricks if you want to stay ahead of the game!
Instagram is a powerful storytelling tool and used properly it can increase engagement and build a loyal following of clients.
These Instagram advertising tips are sure to uplevel your advertising results and make you the talk of the office.
Defining which metrics are essential to your business
Have you spotted the new Instagram video effects in Instagram Stories? Well, it’s time to give them a good go
They say that laughter is the best medicine so today I thought to myself, why not share a few hilarious April Fools Day stories?
We’ve got some shiny new features up our sleeves that are going to make growing your Instagram following a breeze. Check out Plann desktop today!
There are a tonne of people out there gaining hundreds of new Instagram followers per month, but how on earth do they do it?
It can be the most awkward thing ever to promote on Instagram when you are worried about coming across as sleazy, desperate or downright blunt!
Times are changing and now more than ever you need to master the art of writing engaging Instagram captions so that you can grow your following and brand
If you are struggling to master the art of creating a consistent Instagram theme, this blog is going to bust down the door and reveal one of the most helpful secrets you’ll ever learn.
Instagram strategy can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. Luckily, Plann has come up with a lil’ strategy tool that will change the way you ‘gram.
Ready to unpublish a Facebook page? You aren’t alone! This is a really popular technique with the rise in Instagram business profiles.
The day of love is fast approaching, but how on earth can you share the Valentine’s Day love with your Instagram followers?
Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been around the mountain and back, there’s always going to be game-changing online business tools popping up that are worth your while.
Just about everybody and their dog is taking their Instagram business idea and running with it these days, but is it really that easy?
The first step to a powerful Instagram caption is making sure it is easy to read! Add line spacing to your Instagram captions instantly with Plann.
There are so many different social media marketing platforms out there, so why is Instagram so special? Find out in this article.
Are you looking to launch a new brand or blog? Now is the perfect time to sit down and begin your Instagram Business Planning.
Ever heard of ‘Digital Minimalism’? Here’s why you should unfollow Instagram accounts to kick off the new year, new you thing.
As we head into a shiny new year something that is probably on your mind, if you’ve dived headfirst into marketing strategy, is how to get followers on Instagram. Seriously – should you buy Instagram followers for a boost? Or, should you focus on organic content marketing strategy to get free Instagram followers?…
Coming into the Product team as a complete newbie, here are a few things I have learned about building our desktop app for Instagram.
On the look out for some new Instagram hashtags for photography? Well, look no further because you are in the right place.
Not sure if you should switch? Here’s why Influencers need an Instagram business profile right now.
You’ve got your Christmas caption ideas, but what about practical ways to increase your Christmas Instagram sales? Have a read of this now!
To always be on the front foot and be super organized, learn how to schedule Instagram posts weeks in advance with this blog post.
Readying your wallet for the upcoming Black Friday discounts? I’ve got a whole list of Instagram brands to keep an eye on for awesome Black Friday sales.
We know it seems crazy sometimes, but taking the time to organise your Christmas marketing early can mean a huge difference in the number of sales you make during this competitive season.
There are over 1 billion people on Instagram looking for Christmas gift ideas, get noticed and increase your sales this holiday season by using this tip!
Want to guarantee new followers, engagement and juicy sales? Running a successful Instagram competition (with a little preparation) can do just the trick!
There are so many different Instagram story features that you can use to jazz up your posts, but which ones are the most effective?
Create a winning content plan for your Instagram account in just a few seconds with our handy dandy guide.
If you’re just getting started with Instagram, we have a bunch of Instagram tricks that will help give your account a kickstart.
Not sure what to post on Instagram Stories to grow your business or blog? We’ve got a bunch of creative ideas for increasing sales, bookings and blog readership to inspire you.
Need some ideas for unique usernames for Instagram? Well, dip us in Cheeto dust because we have you covered.
We all want to learn the tricks of the trade for gaining new followers on Instagram – it’s true! Read on to find out what these tricks are.
Want to learn some new and exciting strategies to successfully promote your Instagram account in 2018 and beyond? Keep on reading!
There is a tonne of people saying they can get Instagram followers for free – avoid those dodgy strategies and learn some real ones today!
Creative Instagram highlight covers are an easy way to get people to fall in love at first sight. We have collected some flipp’n exciting ideas on how to create poppin’ Instagram highlight covers.
If you had to choose, out of Pinterest vs Instagram, which social media network do you think would give your business the biggest boost?
Have you spotted follow unfollow accounts who just *happen* to find your Instagram account time after time? Read on for tips on how you can stop this from happening.
At Plann HQ, we’ve had a big discussion around this soon-to-be-released video length update and we’ve made a few bold predictions. Read more to find out our thoughts and predictions….
We can already hear business owners everywhere jumping around excitedly as Instagram have just announced that they will be rolling out a new Instagram Stories Shopping update that will allow them to tag products they sell in their stories.
A brand new Instagram Stories update has been released, and this one is a doozy! The Instagram update is all about Instagram Stories Mentions; keep on reading to find out why this update is so exciting for brands and businesses using Instagram.
Instagram recently launched a ‘mute’ button for feed content, so that you can actually switch the ‘off’ button on feeds that you don’t want to see. Huzzah!
Want to be one of those super cool people that travel the world and Instagram it for a living? We’re going to let you in on one of the best kept secrets for editing the perfect travel-focused Instagram photos.
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…
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!
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 highlight covers to your Instagram story!* YAY! How to Create Highlight Covers Easily Log…
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.
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.
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 way to put your favorite #hashtags to an Instagram…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Thinking your Instagram feed could use a change? Here are 24 Instagram feed themes ideas that you can use to inspire you. Click for details.
Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with new Instagram features, it feels like they’re happening almost every day! They’ve introduced snapchat-esque filters and recently released a flurry of updates, some of them fun, and some really powerful. If you’ve been busy and missed them all, here’s our recap of the top 8 updates…
A step-by-step guide to calculating your enagement rate on Instagram.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Instagram Stories are ridiculously fun, 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 the filters and effects can like feel more of a novelty than anything else, there are great benefits to using them…
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…
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…
Here’s a breakdown of everything we know about the Instagram Shadowban, including chatting to Instagram users who have been affected, and those who thought they had – but really just needed to make some changes.
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 to the Instagram puzzle – hashtags! In order…
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…
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…
5 actionable tips to increase your engagement now
Plan your Instagram feed with confidence.
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? The short answer here is ‘No.’ But you’ve been tagged in one of those ‘buy real followers’ posts and thinking about giving…
5 things to love about Instagrams newest feature
New to hashtags? Here’s our 101 on learning the basics.