3 Ways to Start a Brand-Centric Social Media Strategy
Instagram has quickly become a dominant force in social media and you’ll be surprised how effective it can be for your business.
A brand-centric social media strategy is a great idea before starting any social promotion. You’ll not only save time and money down the road when you have a following but building that following will also be much easier.
Branding with social media can actually reach a significant audience but you need to give users a sincere reason the follow.
This comes from understanding the value of your current brand and properly translating that into an account your ideal users will seek out and want to follow.
With Instagram you have massive brand potential. If you haven’t already done so, you need to properly define your brand. Have a look at our post on defining your brand if you’re stuck.
Wondering what your business niche is? Try our post: How to find your business niche
Now let’s look at what you need to do in order to properly build your business brand on Instagram:
Your profile page is where you should start your business branding on Instagram.
You can feature your logo or a headshot depending on your business branding. I always recommend using your professional headshot if you are the face of your business and use a logo if you are a larger company like Adidas’s profile shown here.
Then you have 150 characters in the description field to tell people about what you do. Use this space to make a clear and compelling statement. If a hashtag defines your business, then this is where to include it (or them if there are more than one).
If you ever have a promotion with a relevant hashtag you can update your profile accordingly.
You then have 1 opportunity for a link. If you’re just starting out with Instagram, then you’ll likely want to just make this your home page. Ideally, have this link click to a landing page for your free giveaway so you can use this space for list building too.
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