❺ simple tips to increase Instagram engagement

With social distancing in place, one of the best ways to stay connected to your customers, gain brand loyalty, and boost engagement, is to invest your time and energy in creating a strong community on-line. Something your audience feels apart of.

But how do you turn followers into community?  Here are 5 simple things you can do today!

❶ Make it personal. Behind every instagram account is a real person. Share your face and humanize your brand. This will help people create a more emotional connection to your brand.

❷ Engagement is two-way-street. Listen to your audience. Reply to comments and DMs in a meaningful and thoughtful way. Seriously! Respond to every comment.

❸ Share UGC!!!!! What is UGC? User-Generated Content. This is so so important. Highlighting your community members on your feed allows members to feel part of your story and connect with your brand on a deeper level. The wider community also benefits from seeing REAL people using and interacting with your brand. Its a win win!!

❹ Broaden your reach and grow your community by partnering/connecting with like-minded brands or creators. Spend some time IG and identify those people that share similar values— there’s no right or wrong way to do it, as long as it’s authentic to your brand.

❺ Give back! Loyalty programs, discounts, giveaways, and even donations to social causes are all simple but effective ways to reward your community for their loyalty.

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