Instagram has over 500 million active users, less competition and more engaged audience than most social media networks including Facebook and Twitter. This means businesses can market their target audience without spending lots of money. Using Instagram to market c-tex could make a huge positive impact in making their products more known.
C-tex’s competitors, EVS, have no social media to promote their products, therefore if C-tex stick to my marketing plan they could gain an upper hand by promoting their company through social media. The next platform I have been looking at is Instagram.
What are the main goals I will be setting for c-tex’s Instagram?
- Gaining followers – 100 in the first two weeks
- Growing brand awareness – To target audience, brands and regular people
- Company/audience interaction – Talking directly to audience, brands and regular people through the ‘comments section’ feature on each c-tex post
Using the SMART method will be important to incorporate each goal in the Instagram posts to stick to the goals I have set. The posts will be Smart, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.
Record data regularly
As part of the SMART process, ‘Measurable’ is one very important factor. Measuring the date, total follows, type of post time and engagement would let me see if the strategy is working. To measure the data I would create spreadsheets on a regular basis to record the data. See picture below to see an example;
Using this method will let me see what is working, what isn’t working and what I should change in order for the Instagram account to grow.
Using Instagram to show our ‘Friendly Business’ concept
‘A friendly business who are modern and changing the textile industry’. This concept can be used throughout all social media platforms for c-tex, not only just Instagram.
Key factors to build c-tex’s Instagram style
- Natural lighting
- Filters – The chosen ones will be warm/inviting filters
- Rule of thirds
- Product shots
- Friendly/inviting shots
Timing the posts to gain more views
According to coschedule, the best time to post on Instagram is 11am with an average of 139.8 and at second best comes 10am with an average of 84. Posting in the morning will be the most important time to target as many people as possible when posting on Instagram for c-tex.
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Sendible Insights. 2017. 7 Tips for Using Instagram for Business – Sendible Insights. [ONLINE] Available at: http://sendible.com/insights/7-tips-for-using-instagram-for-business. [Accessed 29 January 2017].