I’m one of those know-it-all people you love to hate. I’ve felt (up until recently) that there was little I needed to learn in the world of content marketing. After all, I’ve been in the industry for 15 years! But I’ve learned to set my ego aside in this matter, and as a result, I feel like I’ve achieved what I’d like to call the entrepreneur edge.
What’s the secret?
Instagram is always adding new features, trying and testing algorithms, and keeping marketers on their toes. Because of the constant algorithm change, it becomes quite daunting for marketers to align their brands with its dynamic features.
In recent times, the social media giant has rolled out quite a few new features; marketers brace yourselves! Right from enabling people to create face filters to tagging a brand’s product on their post, Instagram is becoming a force to reckon with.
Here is a consolidated list of Instagram marketing features that will help you become a better marketer.
1. Hashtag Insights
Instagram has recently introduced a feature known as hashtag insights where you can check the number of impressions you’re getting organically. It will be a boon for brands in understanding their preferences, especially those who aggressively market on Instagram. It will also help brands in understanding which hashtags work for them and which don’t.
I know there are people who detest resolutions because they think they’re unattainable and pointless, but I’ve been creating New Year’s business resolutions and personal ones for so long, they’ve become a habit. No, I don’t always achieve them, but setting them for the coming year helps me align my mind with where I want to go.
This was originally published on AllBusiness.
I have proudly been an entrepreneur for 13 years. Longer, if you count my short-lived gift basket business in college. I thought I’d always be one, and that I’d never take a JOB job.
But that’s exactly what I’ve done.
And I couldn’t be happier. Here’s why I traded being my own boss for a 9-to-5:
For me, creating thought leadership content comes naturally. It is, after all, what I do for a living. And it’s my best marketing tool, so I write for sites like AllBusiness and Forbes to make sure my name is out there, showing what I know about content marketing, as well as what I can do with it.
But if you’re like a lot of business owners or marketing execs, creating your own thought leadership content might be at the very bottom of a very long list of priorities…if it’s there at all. That, my friend, is a mistake.