Instagram’s New Feature, Instagram Direct

Marketing, Social Media
Introducing Instagram Direct from Instagram on Vimeo. If you use Instagram to establish meaningful connections with your customers, prospects, fans and followers, your job just got a little easier. Instagram, the popular visual communications network that was founded in 2010, introduced Instagram Direct last Thursday, making it possible for users to send photos and videos directly to up to 15 of their followers. How cool is this new feature? Cool enough for none other than Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian to have used it already to promote the Kardashian Kollection, their line of fashion, jewelry and more. For reposting one of their promotional messages with the hashtag, #KKDIRECT, 15 of their followers were awarded an exclusive, “behind the scenes” pic from the 2014 Kardashian Kollection campaign shoot. While it’s too…
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How I Was Surprised and Delighted by Pretzel Crisps on Twitter

Advertising, Branding, Business, Marketing, Social Media, Sudbury
Anyone in marketing knows what it means to surprise and delight your customers and prospects. It means to reach out to members of your target audience in an unexpected manner, providing them with a positive brand experience out of the blue that leaves them with a favorable impression of your products and services. It’s a proven, age-old strategy that every brand and business should leverage once in a while, one that I was on the receiving end of recently, compliments of Pretzel Crisps. That's right, several weeks ago – November 11, to be exact – I received an unsolicited tweet from Pretzel Crisps complimenting me on my Twitter bio and offering to send me a free gift pack. I didn’t know what I had done to deserve such a treat,…
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