This article was updated in February 2018. The New York Times is one of those iconic publishers that practically everybody knows of. So we assume that their social media marketing is just as iconic as the content of their magazine. Therefore we analyzed four of their Instagram accounts from the past 9 months to gain a behind the scenes view.
When creating a new brand, entrepreneurs have a few advantages: enthusiasm from the audience toward a new product or service, nothing to lose in terms of reputation, no historic guidelines they have to follow regarding the communication, etc. In their first years of existence, young companies are free to test new communications techniques using their creativity. This gives them the chance to analyze what works best on Instagram to reach their target audience. When the brand has numerous customers and a reputation related to its products and
Now that Instagram is booming and there are over 2 million marketers on the network, optimizing Instagram marketing is vital. As reported already in our Instagram Study 2015, interactions dropped throughout the past year, whereas own posts increased moderately and the frequency of video posts almost doubled. These facts, crowded Instagram timelines and competition force brands to set and measure the right Instagram KPIs to use the network to its fullest.
Setting goals for a social media strategy is important, but adapting the strategy to the previous performance and to the evolution of each network is essential. For the following study, we have analyzed 740,000 social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To make it easier to apply the findings to specific cases that marketers might encounter, we look at social media data by profile size clusters. Overall, we aim to show general social media trends regarding the three most important networks. But now let’s talk numbers!
The mobile photo-sharing app, Instagram, has over 17.2 million registered users in the United Kingdom, which makes it the 2nd most used social network in the UK.
Before we updated this article in February 2018 and checked numbers the last time, Instagram was the 4th biggest. This underlines how important Instagram got in the past.
This development was reason enough to dive deeper into the top UK brands on Instagram, again.
This study has been refreshed in November 2017 to keep you updated on the latest developments in the usage of emojis on Instagram.
In our Instagram study for 2015 we analyzed the development of the interaction rate and found a downwards trend by almost 40%. Due to the fact that this rate takes more values into consideration (to make profiles comparable, irrespectively of size) the decreasing rate has more than one factor. To get a better understanding of how that affects total interactions, we used this Instagram study to also analyze purely likes and comments.
Last week, we looked at different social media interaction metrics. By first comparing different networks, we found that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram offer rather similar features for engagement, excluding the latter as it doesn’t offer native sharing. Optimizing your social media measurement is essential for understanding your performance better. This will help you improve your strategy and campaigns more efficiently.
During 2015 we published our Instagram study of Q1 and Q2. To keep marketers up to date, we have now analyzed the whole year of 2015. By looking at the numbers we were able to identify interesting developments during the year. Instagram has often been reported as the “place to be” for brands and their storytelling. To get your campaign right, it is highly essential to understand the network-related data that backs up your decision-making process. Accordingly, goals have to be set on how the network is developing, therefore our Instagram
The first indicator that probably every social media manager looks at is the follower count of a given profile. It is one of the most basic social media KPIs. Besides this metric, numbers like the amount of own posts are also very easy to understand. Yet in the end, they only identify how active the analyzed brand is on social media. If you want to refine your analysis though, there are plenty more indicators that are a bit more complex. One group of them revolves around social media interaction on your profile.