• Christina O'Connor

Doing Instagram Video the right way




Post more videos. #Instagram reports a 150% increase in time spent watching Instagram Videos in the last 6 months, and we think that’s only going to grow in 2019. Check out #mediaguru's top tips on how to get good engagement on Instagram.

Don’t add a #filter

When #mediaguru produce edited content for you, remember – we’ve spent a long time colouring and grading your videos. It might be tempting in the moment to toss Valencia over everything, but trust us, it won’t improve the look of your video. Moving images don't respond as well as stills.

Don’t change the aspect ratio of your films –

This will throw off your borders and cut off parts of the shot that #mediaguru has painstakingly put into composition. Double check that you’re not squaring off before writing your caption.

Cover image –

Make sure you select this on the first screen before posting. No one wants black squares littering their feed.

Tagging –

Don’t hog the limelight – make friends and gain followers. Tag and credit everyone involved in making your videos (…including us please #mediaguru).

Use Instagram Stories –

Stories are a great way to give background into the videos you post. Add a few authentic, spontaneous moments to tell the story behind the posts on your feed.

Hashtags –

Be specific with your hashtags. It’s fine to add in the occasional generic ‘#food’, but you’re not going to attract your carefully thought out target audience that way. The more specific your hashtags are, the better your visibility will be on hashtags searches.

Keep your feed looking pretty –

Consider what your cover photos will look like in context of your feed. Planning is key.

Timing is everything –

It sounds obvious, but think about what time to post. General consensus says that between 5 – 10pm on weekdays and around midday on the weekends are probably going to get the most eyes on your content.

For more top tips follow us on Instagram or visit our website: www.mediagurutv.com




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