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Using Email Marketing to Promote your Instagram Profile

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Marketing online is without a doubt one of the best ways to market in the modern day. Billions of people use the internet around the world and they all have the potential to be reached via online marketing. Historically, email marketing was the king and was the best way to market online. However recently, social media marketing has become incredibly popular as people try to use their following to sell a product or service. In fact, many people believe the two are competitors.

However, they don’t have to compete, as both are viable for many companies. In fact, they can actually work together. Did you know that email marketing can actually help promote and grow your following on Instagram and other social media platforms? Well, it’s true. Email marketing can help you reach tons of people and promote your account in a single click. Not only that, but your email list isn’t prone to any algorithm changes like social media accounts and search engines can be.

Of course, if you are going to use email marketing to promote your profile, you want to ensure the emails you send to are valid. Thankfully, there are companies and services that can help validate and verify emails. If you want to check out and compare some of the best, check out this article: Top 10 Bulk Email Verification and Validation Services Compared – Accuweb Hosting.

But without any further ado, lets look at how to use email marketing to promote your Instagram profile successfully.

Include it in Your Signature

The first and most non-invasive way to use email to promote your Instagram page is to simply put your handle in your email signature. This will show up to everyone who views the email, but will do it in a tasteful way. Another way to do this is to include a button or icon within your email that goes directly to your account.

This is a great way to promote your account, without overdoing it and essentially e-begging your email list to follow you. If you are too forward or aggressive, many subscribers might be turned off by that, and could leave your email list entirely. However, unless you draw attention to the link, button or handle, many people may simply skip over it and might not convert. Thankfully, we can do better.

Include Quality Photos and Content in the Emails Itself

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While mentioning your account or putting a link to it is great, you are better off showing them the kinds of content you post. Posting the actual photos on your account (with links of course) when they make sense can be a winning strategy for growing and promoting your account.

By people actually seeing the photos of your Instagram account, they will be more likely to click through and potentially follow. Photos convert a lot better than text, so including your photos when they make sense can be very fruitful. Of course, if you send out a newsletter in addition to emails, be sure to include photos there as well. However, be careful not to overwhelm your subscribers with a ton of photos in every email.

Link to Relevant Content Only

However, there is a cautionary tale here. If your email list and your Instagram page are not very closely related, tread lightly and don’t include photos just to include them. Your email subscribers are subscribed to receive content and offers that line up with their interests. Nothing can turn people off quicker than showing them (or selling them) stuff that they are not interested in or isn’t on-brand.

For example, if your email subscribers are interested in fashion advice and deals, but your account is about nature photo shoots, don’t post those photos, as they aren’t relevant. If links or photos aren’t relevant, they won’t grow your account, and might actually cause people to leave your email list.

If you don’t have any relevant content to list, you are better off creating some or finding a unique way to spin the Instagram content you already have into something that fits your email list. People will see right through your attempts to promote unrelated content with no effort, so be careful and ensure everything included is relevant and valuable.

In conclusion, we hope this article has been able to help you learn how to effectively use email marketing to promote your Instagram profile.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com