There’s not a skilled woodworker on earth who doesn’t take a great deal of pride in his or her arsenal of tools. From power jointers and thickness planers to circular saws and router bits, each tool tells a unique story of past projects—it’s a beautiful thing.
Here at Kickstagram, though it’s admittedly been a good while since any of us built and installed a fence, deck or gazebo, we feel the same sense of pride in the digital tools we use to dominate Instagram marketing. They work for us, and they work for our clients—also a beautiful thing.
As of 2016, though, the social space is substantially more crowded than it was back in 2010 when Instagram first launched. Because of this, the need for the right tools is more important than its ever been before. Care to take a peek inside our toolbox? Check it out:
You only get one clickable link on Instagram, so you’d be wise to make the most of it—this is where Soldsie comes into focus. Simply put, Soldsie uses the link in your Instagram bio to place your brand’s content on full display. Using Soldsie, you’re able to generate real-time reports on customer conversion and clicks from the aforementioned link.
Even better, Soldsie makes the checkout process a breeze, deploying instantaneous checkout carts that sync with your Instagram product posts—could it get any easier? If you’re running any kind of e-commerce business, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be using Soldsie to generate sales.
If you know anything about Instagram marketing, it’s that the quality of your posts is what matters most for connecting with potential buyers. On a visual platform like Instagram, this means one thing, and one thing alone—high-quality, professional-grade images. The only problem with all of this? Armed with a smartphone, few are able to make this happen.
However, thanks to Snapseed, in a matter of seconds, you’re able to adjust a photo’s brightness, contrast and saturation. Taking things a step further, for those with an untrained artistic eye, Snapseed will actually select areas of your photo that need improvement, retouching them to make them better. Move over Photoshop—Snapseed is easier to use, and here to stay.
Instagram is all about user interaction. And while there are many ways to interact with any of Instagram’s 500 million monthly active users, few ways are as immediately impactful as reposting the work of other Instagram fanatics. Whether looking to interact with influencers or promote user-generated content, Repost makes the task a breeze.
Seriously, tap a button—that’s all there is to it. See something you like? Press a button, and Repost immediately publishes someone else’s post to your account, while automatically crediting the original creator, too. Furthermore, using Repost, you’re able to easily save photos and videos to a personal archive for later use. It’s simple. It’s user-friendly. It’s effective.
What would a list like this be if we weren’t on it, right? But in all seriousness, having weighed our services against those of our fiercest competitors, the decision was an easy one—with our clients’ results speaking on behalf of our services, we comfortably make the cut.
Starting, growing and maintaining an Instagram account takes time. Unfortunately, to successfully navigate the competitive world of entrepreneurship, this is one resource our clients just don’t have. With us at the helm, research, targeting, outreach and engagement are our responsibility, not yours. The result? A conversion-driven Instagram account for your business.
Numbers can be intimidating, can’t they? No worries—regardless of whether or not you’re one of those people who lives for the thrill of spreadsheets, quantitative data and numeric trends, thanks to Iconosquare, Instagram analytics are a cinch.
In addition to host of other analytical options, Iconosquare allows users to both like and comment on followers’ posts, monitor new comments and obtain timely reports about new followers, popular photos and your account’s best time to post. We’ve been in the game a long time, and it doesn’t get much better than this, folks.
Are you ready to take your Instagram marketing to the next level? If so, know now that a solid game plan is only the first step.
From there, truth be told, you’re only as good as the tools with which you plan to carry out your team’s social strategy. For guaranteed results, use the above five tools. Trust us, when your business is killing it on Instagram, you’ll be glad you did.