Today, Instagram announced a new resource for marketers and news organizations alike, The Instagram for Business blog. Their goal is to create a place where corporate Instagram users can access tips, tools and other resources for creating really great content–and, of course, to encourage more engagement.
You’re on a small budget and you love sharing photos on Instagram, Pinterest and, well, everywhere. Photoshop has a learning curve you’re not ready to tackle and hiring a designer is out. That’s okay, there are alternatives to high end photo-editing products that live on your browser, and, with a little practice, can give you some amazing results.
Back in June, we offered a few tips for making Instagram Videos, but we’ve learned so much since then. Telling stories via video in 15 seconds (or less) is truly an art form and presents new challenges and opportunities for content producers. Now that you can upload pre-recorded content to Instagram, there’s unlimited potential to how you can create and share your world.
Would you have ever thought to use the Instagram account on a lost phone to tell the owner you found it? That’s exactly what this group of teens did and their goodwill and creativity shot them to the front page of Reddit. Check out the most awesome way to tell someone you found their lost phone:
Instagram is blocking third-party applications who have the words “insta,” “gram” or “IG” in their names. While it could sound like they’re being mean or selfish with their API, it’s basic trademark law. Symbols, colors and other defining characteristics are how brands set themselves apart, and Instagram wants to keep their brand to themselves.
The FAVES + CO. team created seven quotes we think will get your next Pinterest quote board or Instagram theme a lot of love. Pay close attention to image #7, it’s my personal favorite. Do you have a favorite life affirming quote in word-art form? Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three days ago, the world’s first Instagram Video movie trailer (that we know of) was shared. It was for none other than the upcoming movie, “Jobs The Film,” starring Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk). The film about Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, is out August 16, and is heavily leveraging social networks, like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to generate buzz. Enjoy 15 seconds of social cinema magic: