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Social Media Tips & Tricks Series: Instagram

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Social Media Tips and Tricks: Session Five - Instagram

Synergy Conejo member James Nagy of Sprocket Websites is giving a series of six presentations to Synergy members on social media tips and tricks. These sessions take place during regular Synergy meetings and are a great opportunity for members to learn more about social media platforms and how to use them. The series focuses on reviewing social media topics and how-tos from each major social media platform. This series is a strong starting guide for overviews of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and social media calendar practice. The end goal is to bring it all together to drive engagement, action, and more business.

Here is a link to the copy of the Instagram presentation: CLICK HERE

During this fifth meeting, the group had an overview of Instagram. They covered the overview and introduction into the basics of Instagram for businesses. This included: Using Instagram for your business, completing an Instagram profile, attracting followers, and publishing and sharing content. We dove into a great deal about how to create your profile, what items you should be posting and promoting, and how you should be interacting as a brand on Instagram. In the next presentation, we reach the end of the series on social media tips and tricks.

The other presentations in the series are:






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