Quick Replies Make Direct Messaging in Instagram a Snap!

If you are doing everything you can to make a splash on Instagram, you are going to start getting flooded with questions about your services and/or products and maybe even some meeting requests! It’s SO important to engage with your audience, but responding to all of these messages individually can be time-consuming. That’s why I recommend using quick replies.

Quick re-whats? Quick replies! This is an awesome Instagram feature that allows you to set up automated responses to frequently asked questions in your direct messages. All you have to do is type in a shortcut word to trigger the quick reply you want and BAM, there it is. Talk about saving time!

Now, if you don’t think you have enough direct messages on Intagram to even bother with quick replies, think again. There are more reasons to use them than just for volume of messages...

For instance, if you have more than one person managing your Instagram account, quick replies help keep your message on brand with a...

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5 Reasons to Use Instagram for Your Business

Instagram. I’ve been talking about it a lot lately. What it is, how to use it, and so on and so forth, but then one day it dawned on me… While all this education is great, it doesn’t help if you aren’t sure WHY you should be using Instagram. So, here I am with my Top 5 reasons why your business should be on Instagram. Once you’re convinced, be sure to keep up with Lisa Perry Social for all the education you need on how to run your Instagram profile successfully!

THE WHY:

1. It’s Where Your Audience (and Competition) Is

Social media marketing isn’t just about where you want to be. It’s about being where your target audience is. Sure, you might feel more comfortable with Facebook right now, but if you’re targeting the millennial age group, then you’re missing them by not being on Instagram. And plenty of parents and grandparents are heading over to Instagram to see pictures of those grandkids, so don't rule out that audience...

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Navigating Your Instagram Home Page

Are you new to Instagram and need help figuring out what each icon means on the home page?

I'm here to assist! Let’s get started:

- The circles in a row across the top are Instagram stories. People post images, videos, polls, gifs, share other posts, and more here.


-  How to add to your story: Click the far left circle on the top row with the plus sign and your profile picture. You'll be able to add images, videos, and more for your story here.

- By clicking on the magnifying glass you are taken to the popular page. These are posts getting the most engagement right now. You can also search hashtags, locations, and accounts on this page.


- The center icon with the plus sign is to post a photo or video to your account that will appear on your profile and the accounts that follow you will see it on their feeds.


- The heart icon leads to your notifications page. This page is where you will be able to see interactions. People liking your photos, new followers, etc....

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Blog #101: 7 Reasons Planoly Is My Favorite Instagram Tool

If you have started to use Instagram as part of your digital marketing plan, you may have quickly realized that doing everything on your phone can take longer than from your desktop computer. It can be tough to type and review what you want to say and make sure all of the formatting looks perfect. You also cannot schedule out posts for Instagram easily and see how your planned images will appear on your main Instagram profile to a new visitor.

Well, Planoly solves all of those problems for you and it is why it is the only tool I use to manage Instagram for our clients and here are just some of the reasons!

1.   Using Planoly on your desktop computer
I know Instagram is the mobile platform, and that is great for real-time, on-the-go posts that you want to do directly from your mobile device. But to truly “manage” your feed and have posts going out on a regular basis, at ideal times for your audience, it is best to do that work from your computer. I especially...

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