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October 25 2013

Are You Using the “Photos of You” Feature on Instagram?

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In May, Instagram, the social media photo sharing application, announced a feature called “Photos of You.”  This allows users to upload a photo and then tag a company or individual within that photo. For many who view Instagram images, it solves the questions surrounding “Who is that?”, “Where Can I Find/Buy That Product?” or “Do I Know Them?”

“Photos of You” works when someone tags your name or brand within an image, it will automatically appear on your profile page, in addition to receiving a notification in your news tab indicating you were tagged.

Here is how to tag a person or company within an image:

  • On the last step of uploading a photo click “Add People”
  • Place the tag wherever you want the usernames to go on the image
  • Search for the Person or Company that you want to associate the tag with*

This new feature has been very popular and widely-used so far, as it relates to individuals tagging each other and liking that option.  However, companies and brands can leverage this feature too. It is a relatively easy way to collect user-generated photos of your executives, products, locations or overall brand, within the Instagram platform.  You can also see what customers or prospective clients are uploading that is associated to your business/brand.

Of course, the first step for a company to maximize the platform and this new feature (if you have not already done so) is to set-up an Instagram account for the business or brand.  Once set-up, here are some tips to use Instagram to promote your business.

*Validate that you can find your business location through a search on the app.  If not, then it hasn’t been added to Foursquare’s location database. You’ll need to add it in order to create a location page for your business on Instagram. Learn how to do that here.

June 4 2013

Upcoming Twitter Chat: Thursday, June 13th

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Join MoreVisibility (@MoreVisibility) for an upcoming Twitter Chat discussing the value of Social Media in our communities.  Along with special guest, City of Boca Raton Police Dept (@bocapolice), we will discuss how this vital platform of communication is so valuable for Community Service, Public Safety and beyond!  With many of the nation’s recent events illustrating the power and fast actions of Social Media (Boston Marathon Bombing, Oklahoma Tornado, etc.), we will share real-world examples of just how resourceful Twitter and other social platforms can be.

Sit-back and watch the fast-flying conversation or join in with your own questions, insights and comments.

WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2pm – 3pm EST
WHERE: TWITTER
HOW: Follow along and join in using #MVchat

November 17 2011

MoreVisibility Twitterchat November 17

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Top 5 Things You Should Know About Google+ for Businesses
Thursday November 17, 2011

MoreVisibility’s Twitterchat (#MVCHAT) took place today, November 17 sharing recommendations about what you should be thinking about or doing for your Google+ Page for your business. The topics discussed included:

  • Using Circles to manage your followers
  • Determining and managing content for your page
  • Choosing the right Admin since the function currently cant be shared or transferred

MVCHAT is a weekly 30 minute discussion starting at 3:30 pm (EST) covering a variety of online marketing topics. Clients, advertisers, and online marketing enthusiasts are invited to participate in this rapid-fire conversation by following and including #MVCHAT in tweets. Read more about #MVCHAT in the news here.

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