Before I go too deep into the what the #1 digital marketing channel is, I’d like to start off by stating I intend to keep this article “Evergreen.” So while you may be reading this in May 2019 right after I originally published it, if you read it in May 2020 I’ll have updated it with whatever the most impactful thing is at that time. This post is meant to be a quick read that simply tells you what you should be doing, why and includes a reference to a guide on how to implement it.
What Is It?
I’m going to just get straight to the point. The #1 digital marketing channel you can use right now in May 2019 (and for at least the foreseeable future) to increase brand awareness and reach as well as drive more traffic to your website is… Instagram Stories.
From Wikipedia, here’s what Instagram Stories are and how they came about:
“In August 2016, Instagram launched Instagram Stories, a feature that allows users to take photos, add effects and layers, and add them to their Instagram story. Images uploaded to a user’s story expire after 24 hours.”
Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media networks right now. You don’t have to take my word for it though, you can read these other great articles loading with facts and figures:
Arguably at the moment, the “best” part of Instagram is their “Stories” feature. That’s why I say it’s the #1 thing to be using right now. Again though, this is not just one man’s opinion. Here are some links to staggering facts about Instagram Stories:
How To Use It
So I’ve told you what it is and I’ve told you why it is, now I need to tell you how to actually take advantage of it. While I would love to write my own guide to all the ins-and-outs of Instagram Stories, there are already some really great resources out there. I’m going to link to the best one I found that goes from A to Z on how to utilize the marketing channel as a business owner. Here it is: The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Stories for Business
Just Do It
Instagram Stories are currently the #1 digital marketing channel, however, just knowing this information isn’t going to actually help your business, you need to act on it! If you find yourself loaded with ideas but need a partner that can guide you through the Instagram waters, reach out to us! We help clients often with social media marketing and specifically Instagram Stories. We can come up with a strategy, design the content, and even help out with posting the content. We’ve seen great success when running marketing campaigns that utilize this great tool. We’d love to help you too!
I hope you enjoyed this post!