A week ago Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, announced that it was developing its advertising platform. Instagram has over 300 million users. Facebook has reached over 1. forty four thousand users. Facebook and, now Instagram, are constantly accommodating increase the user experience and make enhancements to have their users, essentially, never want to leave the social media industrys they help create.
With the ever-increasing push for high quality content coupled with great images and videos, this is an opportunity for nonprofits. We know that a picture is worth 1000 words and what is being thrown out now can be a game-changer for nonprofits that use Instagram.
Previously, when individuals on Instagram saw something that was of interest to them, for example, a service or product they liked (because of a great visual), they would take a screen shot of computer. This became the best they could do and then hopefully be sure you research it or buy it later.
Instagram is now adding the following buttons to posts: “Shop Now”, “Install Now”, “Learn More” and “Sign Up”. If you take a look at the pictures of what the sponsored ads will appear like, you can see the buttons are nonintrusive and the look is seamless. This is meant to not impact the user experience. Buy Instagram Followers
Let’s say that one of your charity followers on Instagram sees a great picture related to your mission and there is a “Learn More” button, they will be then taken to your site. If you’re really good at fundraising, you could send them to your give away page, which has even more reason now to be thoroughly engaging.
Perhaps you’re seeking to get more individuals involved in your team event to help raise awareness for cancer or some other disease. Imagine the number of choices now that Instagram allows you to faultlessly add a “Sign Up” button, which features a great image above it! What if you’re doing a fundraiser and you have great looks you post on Instagram as sponsored ads over the course of your campaign? You can tell quite a compelling story, raise more money and even gain more followers if you plan and market it well.
Social media Sponsorship Opportunities
Instagram has benefited from being part of Facebook. We know that Facebook has pushed nonprofits away from organic reach to sponsored reach. The free ride is over and Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms need to create a profit, and they’ll do it through sponsored advertising.
As of this writing, I don’t know what the rate will be for organizations trying to sponsor ads within the Instagram platform. However, you can bet that it won’t be expensive. Facebook already has two million businesses, nonprofits yet others boosting their posts through paid sponsorship for as little as $5 USD. Facebook has built solid targeting and analytics functionality. Nonprofits who are paying to boost their posts or pages are often able to target their audiences based on keywords, age, gender, etc. They are then able to see performance and know the posts that resonate better with their constituents, for them to enhance their messaging. Instagram will have the same type of targeting and analytic tools making advertising much more effective.
Keep tuned in to this space for more on the changes in digital marketing and social media that are making it much cheaper and easier for nonprofits to spend their precious dollars.