he major brands are embracing Instagram with a passion.
They’ve realised that engagement online with customers can start with the simple act of publishing a photo and then the sharing will happen. Sometimes knowing what to share comes down to trial and error with a dose of common sense and style.
Instagram’s website presence is still minimal with a blog as its main online non mobile asset. The rest of the action with Instagram happens on mobile with the images being shared on Twitter and Facebook.
These are the top 10 brands from Interbrand’s top 100 list, (defined as the most recognisable global brands). I handpicked these photos from their stream on Instagram.
This may inspire you to adapt your Instagram visual marketing strategy.
MTV leads the follower count on Instagram with over 860,000 followers on Instagram. Typically photos are “liked” more than 10,000 times on this brand’s account and comments often exceed 300.
Fans can’t get enough of celebrities whether it is online or offline. The Instagram feed of MTV shows a what types of images resonate more than others. A breaking news with a shot of a pregnant reality TV star “Snooki” generated 50% more likes (32,000 plus) than a behind the scenes shot of Taylor Swift at a promo shoot. (21,000 plus likes).
#2. Starbucks Coffee
Starbucks isn’t far behind with a follower count on Instagram of over 800,000 followers.Typically photos are “liked” more than 20,000 times on this brands account and comments often exceed 400. Just getting a little savvy with an attractive foreground and backdrop with the “product placement can induce some online engagement.
This photo was popular and “liked” over 54,000 times with 0ver 900 comments.
Burberry’s is a 156 year old fashion brand with a distinctly British attitude. Their follower numbers on Instagram stand at just over 510,000. Typically photos are “liked” 10,000 to 15,000 times on this brands account and comments often exceed 300.
In viewing their stream it isn’t all about the fashion shoot but includes iconic photos of London revealing the often discussed British weather. Remember it’s not always about your product.
This is St Pauls Cathedral in London.
Nike comes in at four with nearly 400,000 followers. It is interesting to note that their photos have very little to do with the product but people, which is consistent with their tag line mantra of “Just Do It“.
Despite that one of the most popular photos in their stream is of Nike basketball shoes being worn by the superstar Le Bron James with 23,000 plus likes and 346 comments.
Fashion is big on Instagram and Gucci is a serious player with over 140,000 followers. Nothing like a well shot photo of the first company thoroughbred appropriately named “Guccio” to drive some engagement. No fashion on show here but a sense of style is obvious.