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How to Get Verified on Instagram

Ah, the little blue check. Everyone wants it, but only few are qualified to receive it. It’s a status symbol in a way, proof that your brand is established, reputable, and deserving of that “official” title.  We’re talking being verified on Instagram of course.  But getting verified by Instagram does more than just present you with a stamp of approval — there are actually perks that come along with this…

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What Happens When You Buy Followers

Let’s get this out of the way right now: Buying followers is NOT the move.  If you read our post, What NOT To Do On Instagram, you will know that buying likes and followers is the cardinal sin of social media marketing. However, admittedly we didn’t go too much into detail about why exactly this is. I mean, on the surface it seems like the perfect deal. Invest a little…

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How to Write a Killer Instagram Caption

Writing an engaging Instagram caption is no simple feat. Social media scrollers have a limited attention span, so fitting everything you want to say into a brief, easily digestible few sentences can seem impossible. Fortunately, Instagram puts a heavy focus on visual imagery, so the captions come second in importance to a high quality, eye-catching image. However, a great caption can go a long way in encouraging engagement, which is…

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When you ignore your Instagram metrics, you’re ignoring a huge potential for growth. The reason being: if you don’t know whether you’re succeeding or failing, how will you know what to improve? How will you be able to strategize? You need to be aware of what aspects of your strategy are working, and which ones have been causing you to fall short of your goals. This is why you absolutely…

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The Evolution of Social Media

In this *special edition* of WIDSIX Written Word, we’re celebrating World Social Media Day 2019 by diving into a timeline of the most influential social media networks in the brief yet rich history of the Internet. Because we’re an advertising agency (duh) we know better than anyone just how important social media is to successful marketing endeavors. For that reason, we’re paying homage to the pioneers, pathfinders, and powerhouses of…

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What NOT to Do on Instagram

Instagram is a magical place. You can share photos and stories with your followers, interact and engage, and advertise your brand in the most fun way possible. But are you using Instagram to its fullest potential? Even more importantly… are you using Instagram right? Now you may be thinking, hey wait a minute, I thought you just said this was supposed to be fun! But there are rules?! Not so…

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Social media contests are an amazing way to boost engagement and gain new followers. They are also just plain fun and a great way to show your appreciation to your fans. Here are some of our suggested DO’s and DON’Ts for running your own social media contest or sweepstakes! DO: Understand your audience Every good marketer knows that one of the most important elements of communications is knowing who your…

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WIDSIX Free Resources for DIY-ers

We get it, sometimes you can’t (or don’t want to) relinquish power over to an advertising agency to handle your communications. Perhaps it’s just not in the budget, or you’re not quite ready to give someone else a hand in developing your brand — it’s fine, we’re not bitter… we’ll be here when you’re ready 😉 Jokes aside, there are so many of those out there who really want to…

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Imagine the Internet as one giant shopping mall, where web users are the shoppers and you — and your brand — are one of many stores lined up, hoping to entice these shoppers to enter your establishment to learn what you’re all about. Marketing videos are akin to the windows outside of a storefront, and what potential customers see in these windows provides them with a sneak preview of your…

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We’re a big fan of Instagram Stories – both personally and professionally. We’ve also seen that engagement of followers has shifted to stories rather than feeds. Some great stats that help confirm the fact that stories are the new way include: 70% of Instagram  users watch Stories on both platforms daily, there are 400 million users watching Stories on a daily basis and the average brand’s feed is made up of 46% stories and…

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