Setting up an Instagram for Artist : Sm.ArTist

Cleveland Artist TIffany Southall Urban Landscapes



 I decided its time to get an Instagram account. I would like to share some information I found online about setting up a new Instagram account. It felt very difficult trying to setup an account so I felt this information would be relevant. Here is the link if you would like to view the extended version but I will attempt to provide main points.

Disclaimer: Before taken any step listed as follow please adhere to Instagram policies. 6/17/14



  • Use special signs such as “_”.
  • Include words such as “instagram”, “ig”, “promos”. These are often used by fraudulent or spam accounts.

 1: 150 Characters long, KISS keep it simple

2: Promote your own campaign hashtags in your bio, as Forever 21 does.

Integrating Instagram in your Social Media Mix

As a social network, Instagram has its own specificities: its own community, memes and traditions. This is why you have to fine-tune your brand voice to fit the platform while fulfilling a unified experience for your fans across the web.

  • Define your Instagram strategy before posting by elaborating a cross-platform content plan.
  • Experiment with posting times to maximize engagement.
  • Connect your Instagram brand account with other relevant social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Flickr, and international networks VKontakte (Russia), Weibo (China) or Mixi (Japan).

Compare with what other brands are doing. Look out for your competitors on the TOTEMS List: listing all brands on Instagram.

These few brands are often cited to have a stellar Instagram presence:

Top Brands

Follow this step listed and your be own your way just like me. Join Me!









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