Ten Ways For Brands To Use Instagram For Holiday Season

Instagram with its user base of 500 Million users and numerous photos shared per day, may prove to be an ideal network to attract your target audience this holiday season. Advertising on Instagram has given boost to advertisers with increase in Ad recall; and with newly added features Instagram is the go-to network for visually-engaging campaigns.

Here are Ten Ways Brands can promote on Instagram.

Create Seasonal Posts introducing a new product or promotion highlighting the key product attributes in a visually engaging format.

Island time + coffee time. 🌺☕ #LocalMugs #Hawaii Click the link in our bio to shop the collection 👆

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Present your Gift Card Customer Value Proposition in a static frame of a video or an image, as an image and caption the post with an emotional connect.

Engage Social Media Influencers that can get your proposition noticed with visuals that engage your target audience.

If you can dream it, Instagram latte artist Paulo Asi can create it. #latteart #tobeapartner #regram: @1912Pike

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Create a Video Loop that places your brand logo in a seasonal context in a creative manner as can be seen for Pepsi’s post for Art Dome at an event with the help of an artist.

Use Instagram posts as a style guide to create a Visual LookBook for the holiday season.

According to Shareablee, Oreo generated 120 percent more engagement on Instagram with holiday themed campaigns, compared with the same time in the previous year, capturing more than 376,000 total actions (likes and comments).

Oreo highlighted the seasonal pack that uses creative layouts depicting interaction, which is the point of engagement with audiences.

Ask a question linked to the post. Krispy Kreme introduced Santa Belly doughnuts with a simple question.

What's jolly, red and now in US/CAN shops? #SantaBelly Doughnuts

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Engage audiences with reposts from your followers with a seasonal theme.

Three lil snowmen ğŸŽ¤#Repost @iron_bettie ・・・ ⛄⛄⛄ #Snowmen #KrispyKreme #Donuts

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Share Content that audiences find useful such as DIY and recipe ideas, One of the most engaged posts on Twitter was a dessert recipe shared for Thanksgiving by Jell-O.

Highlight any special offers that you are introducing during the season, or share a window display that highlights your brand’s identity as seen for Nordstrom’s Holiday post.

We've decked the halls! #ğŸŽ„ #holiday

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