#BUZZ: 7 Ways to Build an Engaged Instagram Following

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If you want to drive engagement on Instagram, there’s plenty you can do to increase your company’s visibility to get more likes, comments and followers.

#1: Include Clear Calls to Action

#2: Use Location for Calls to Action

#3: Leverage Relevant Hashtags

#4: Do Shout-outs for Shout-outs

#5: Vary Caption Length

#6: Interact With Other Users’ Content

#7: Promote Your Account on Other Networks

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About Sociallybuzz:

We provide buzz worthy services and products to help businesses grow using social media.

For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our social media services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs – Click here

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3) Social Media Services for Restaurants – Click here

4) Reputation Management – Click here

5) Social Media Management Tool

6) Social Media Services For Start-ups

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#BUZZ: Here’s a quick tip on post frequency to grow your Instagram community

Here’s a quick tip on post frequency to grow your Instagram community

Instagram Tips For Businesses

Instagram Tips For Businesses

 

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Sociallybuzz exist to help businesses grow using social media. Social Media Management, Campaign & Reputation Agency.

For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our social media services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs – Click here

2) Social Media Services for Franchises – Click here

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants – Click here

4) Reputation Management – Click here

5) Social Media Management Tool

6) Social Media Services For Start-ups

#BUZZ: Quick Instagram tip #3 for your business!

Quick @Instagram tip #3 for your business!

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About:

Sociallybuzz exist to help businesses grow using social media. Social Media Management, Campaign & Reputation Agency.

For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our following social media management services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs – Click here

2) Social Media Services for Franchises – Click here

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants – Click here

4) Reputation Management – Click here

5) Social Media Management Tool

6) Social Media Services For Start-ups

#BUZZ: Quick Instagram tip #2 for your #business!

Quick Instagram tip #2 for your #business!

via @Offerpop #socialmedia #smallbusiness #MakeBobHappy

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Sociallybuzz exist to help businesses grow using social media. Social Media Management, Campaign & Reputation Agency.

For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our following social media management services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs – Click here

2) Social Media Services for Franchises – Click here

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants – Click here

4) Reputation Management – Click here

5) Social Media Management Tool

6) Social Media Services For Start-ups

#BUZZ: Quick Instagram tip for your business!

Quick Instagram tip for your business!

via @Offerpop #socialmedia #smallbusiness #MakeBobHappy

Social Media Tip

About:

Sociallybuzz exist to help businesses grow using social media. Social Media Management, Campaign & Reputation Agency.

For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our following social media management services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs – Click here

2) Social Media Services for Franchises – Click here

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants – Click here

4) Reputation Management – Click here

5) Social Media Management Tool

6) Social Media Services For Start-ups

Three unique ways franchisees can use social media to reach local customers

Reaching new local consumers and building brand loyalty with existing customers is probably the number one goal for franchisees looking to establish a stronger local presence. Reaching consumers within a seven to 20-mile radius using social media is easier said than done. If successfully achieved, it could mean more seat fillers; increased traffic through your doors; and sales growth.

Here are three quick and unique ways you can use social media to reach local customers.

Yelp Events

Yelp is known for their reviews, but also for their community of highly engaged local users and the Yelp Elite Squad. Members of this exclusive, in-the-know crew reveal hot spots for fellow locals, act as city ambassadors, and are the true heart of the Yelp community -both on and offline.  Get connected with your local Yelp community manager and find out about their localized events and how you can host at your location. Hosting an exclusive Yelp event at your business like this one done by CREAM (http://sociallybuzz.com/sites/default/files/uploads/case-studies/using-yelp-increase-brand-awareness.pdf) will give specific Yelp Elites one-on-one personalized time with your brand and products, which can blossom into the ultimate free word-of-mouth local marketing.

 

Foursquare

Foursquare helps people find the perfect places to go with friends. You can utilize the existing customers that are already using Foursquare at your location to connect with their friends and family.

First thing you need to do is claim your location on Foursquare. Upon claiming your location, you will get access to a list of tools to help you determine who’s checking in at your business along with how and where they are sharing their experience. When logged in, navigate to see customer stats, then click on real world analytics on the top right. Scroll to the bottom to see a list of your most recent visitors and top visitors that check-in at your location.

Foursquare allows you to click on the respective customer’s profile to see how active or engaged they are as well as the additional social platforms they use. If they are connected to Twitter,  you can tweet them a thank you message for stopping by.  More times than not, they will retweet the message to their followers and friends – so make sure your message is short, sweet and to the point! This can also lead to free word-of-mouth local marketing, helping you to reach other potential local customers.

Instagram

Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way for people to visually share their life with friends and family. Your customers are capturing hundreds of photos and videos of your business and products. It’s your job to turn those photos and videos into meaningful content marketing.

To reach local customers, while logged in your business’ Instagram account, click on the icon to the far right on the Instagram toolbar located at the bottom ( will be the circular icon with three lines within a box) which will take you to your profile. Click on the “Photos of You” icon (the icon with the profile face in a box) located on the far right.

“Photos of You” is a way for your customers to share and discover your business on Instagram. When a customer uploads a photo of your brand or products, they can tag your business’ Instagram profile to that photo. When you’re on the “Photos of you” page, you will see photos uploaded by existing customers. Click on each image and engage with those customers, leave a short thank you message, like their page or even follow them. Customers gets excited when businesses engage with them and they will engage more with your brand.

The more they engage with your brand on Instagram, the more their friends will see your business name and photos. You can also utilize the “Photo Map” to engage with customers that add your business  as a location to their photo. This is another way to receive free word-of-mouth local marketing from your customers.

Although social media marketing sounds easy, it can get a little time consuming. Investing this time into your business to localize your marketing initiative can reap lots of great benefits (from new customers to local brand awareness). Each situation and franchise is unique, but following the steps above will help jump start the process of reaching new local customers to help you build, engage and grow your business using social media.

Andre Kay is CEO and chief marketing officer of Sociallybuzz, which provides social media management, campaigns and reputation management. Sociallybuzz exisit to help restaurants, franchises, nightclubs and retail owners grow their business using social media by helping them reach relevant customers, build customer loyalty, mange reputation and increase revenue.

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As appeared in Franchising USA magazine.

BUZZ: Sociallybuzz Launches New Redesigned and Responsive Website

For Immediate Release

Sociallybuzz Launches New Redesigned and Responsive Website

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The new website has been designed to provide an enhanced viewing experience with effortless navigation and functionality throughout, allowing restaurants, franchises, nightclubs and brands to access social media and reputation services.

Sociallybuzz, the number one social media management company and pioneer of the social media management phenomenon, is launching its new website built on the new responsive design platform today. As the first social media management company to fully use this type of web technology, the new design will give potential clients an enhanced viewing experience.  New features include effortless navigation and reading of their social media services, case studies, as well as minimization of browser resizing and scrolling. The new website will work seamlessly across a range of different devices, from desktops to smartphones.

Sociallybuzz boasts clients such as Domino’s Pizza, Jamba Juice, T.G.I Fridays, Allstate, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery, and many more innovative leading brands in a range of industries.  Furthermore, the leading-edge social media management company services the restaurant, franchise, nightclub and retail store industry.  Sociallybuzz is once again setting the trend for the industry.

“It was necessary for us to take this step to continue being at the forefront of the ever changing social media and online industry.  We’re consistently looking for new and improved ways to make the experience simpler for potential clients,” said CEO and Founder, Andre Kay.

Sociallybuzz is known for their social media management services, successful social media campaigns, unique approach to reputation management and social media products.

The new website launch ahead of Sociallybuzz’s biggest contribution to the social media industry. A huge announcement will be made by CEO and Founder Andre Kay in the coming weeks.

To view the new website visit www.Sociallybuzz.com from any device.

About Sociallybuzz

Sociallybuzz launched in 2009 based out of Miami, Florida, is a social media marketing, management, reputation & campaign company. Sociallybuzz provides social media management, marketing, fan page management, event online digital marketing, and social media consultation using our “Build, Engage and Grow” methodology.  As the industry changes, Sociallybuzz is evolving along with it. Sociallybuzz is designed to help all companies, brands and businesses with simple or advanced social media development and marketing while delivering businesses and brands the greatest number of options in how they define and reach their relevant audiences.

BUZZ: Instagram Launches Video and Photos Embeds [Quick Tip]

Instagram launches web embedding for Instagram content to bring you an easy way to add Instagram photos and videos to the stories you want to tell.

Now, when you visit an Instagram photo or video page on your desktop web browser, you’ll see a new share button on the right side of your photo (just under the comments button). Click the button to see the embed code. Copy the block of text it gives you and paste it into your blog, website or article. When you hit publish, the photo or video will appear.

As always, you own your photos and videos, and they want to make sure that’s understood no matter where your content appears. Whether you want to embed your video on your blog or a friend wants to feature your photo on a website, everyone will clearly see that your content belongs to you. Your embedded photo or video appears with your Instagram username, and clicking on the Instagram logo will take people to your page on Instagram.com where they can discover more of your photos and videos.

Is your content private? Then nothing has changed. Embed code is only available to those whose photos and videos are public.

How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos

The process is really intuitive and easy, but here are the step-by-step instructions to embed Instagram posts on your website or blog.

Step 1: Open up the photo or video you would like to embed and click the arrow on the top right corner.

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Step 2: Click ‘Copy Embed Code.’

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Step 3: Paste it into your site’s HTML code and prosper!

One thing to keep in mind is that there isn’t an out-of-the-box sizing option — you’ll have to dive into the code to resize the embedded photo or video. Here’s what it looks like once it’s embedded:

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For more information about web embedding, check out the Instagram Help Center.

SOURCE: INSTAGRAM, HUBSPOT

 

About:

Sociallybuzz, provides social media management, marketing, fan-page application development and social media consultation. The company is designed to help brands and businesses develop a firm foundation in social media and marketing while delivering the greatest number of options in how they define or reach their relevant audience and increase sales. We also have a robust team that is responsible for handling each and every Yelp, Urbanspoon, Google, TripAdvisor and Foursquare review for our clients. For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Services for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants

4) Reputation Management

BUZZ: R.I.P Vine?

Most social networks gain popularity when used by celebrities, but what happens when those same celebrity turns on you? This is the case with the new social network Vine. Celebrities such as Diddy, Kevin Hart and many others are turning their back on Vine to stay on Instagram.

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Last week, Facebook took a stab at its Twitter rivals by launching video on Instagram. Now, Instagram users will be able to share 15-second videos via the social network. Users will have quite a few customization options for videos as well, including camera stabilization, custom still video frames, and very basic video editing capabilities. Though there are quite a few cool product features with videos, Instagram continues to be a simple way to “capture and share the world’s moments.”

The new feature, called Video on Instagram, puts Facebook in direct competition with rival Twitter., whose similar Vine app has grown rapidly in recent months.

Over the past two and a half years, Instagram has become a community where you can capture and share the world’s moments simply and beautifully. Some moments, however, need more than a static image to come to life. Until now these stories have been missing from Instagram.

Video on Instagram brings you another way to share your stories. When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to fifteen seconds of video through the Instagram camera.

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You’ll also find that they’ve added thirteen filters built specifically for video so you can keep sharing beautiful content on Instagram. When you post a video, you’ll also be able to select your favorite scene from what you’ve recorded as your cover image so your videos are beautiful even when they’re not playing.

We’re excited to see what the community will bring to video, whether it’s your local cafe showing you just how they made your latte art this morning.

So what does this mean for your content? Nothing’s different from photos. Only the people who you let see your photos will be able to see your videos. And as with photos, you own your videos.

Sources:

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About:

Sociallybuzz, provides social media management, marketing, fan-page application development and social media consultation. The company is designed to help brands and businesses develop a firm foundation in social media and marketing while delivering the greatest number of options in how they define or reach their relevant audience and increase sales. We also have a robust team that is responsible for handling each and every #Yelp, #Urbanspoon, #Google, #TripAdvisor and #Foursquare review for our clients. For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Services for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants

4) Social Media Management Services

Instagram: Introducing “Photos of You”

Yesterday, Instagram introduced Photos of You and is bringing you a new way to share and discover stories on Instagram. When you upload a photo to Instagram, you’re now able to add people as easily as you add hashtags. Only you can add people to your photos, so you have control over the images you share. And it doesn’t stop at people—you can add any account on Instagram, whether it’s your best friend, favorite coffee shop or even that adorable dog you follow.

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There will now be a Photos of You section on your profile. When someone adds you to a photo, you’ll receive a notification and the photo will appear in your Photos of You. Want to make sure you like the photo first? No problem: you can easily adjust your settings so nothing appears on your profile until you approve it. Before your Photos of You section is visible to other people, you’ll have until May 16th to play around and get used to the feature. You can find more information about how Photos of You works and how to control your visibility at help.instagram.com.

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About:

Sociallybuzz, provides social media management, marketing, fan-page application development and social media consultation. The company is designed to help brands and businesses develop a firm foundation in social media and marketing while delivering the greatest number of options in how they define or reach their relevant audience and increase sales. We also have a robust team that is responsible for handling each and every Yelp, Urbanspoon, Google, TripAdvisor, Foursquare review for our clients. For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Services for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants