Instagram, Twitch, and other platforms helped creators make nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators in the U.S. are earning more than ever on internet platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr — nearly $7 billion, according to a new study. The sprawling 97-page report by the Re:Create Coalition analyzes how many people in the U.S. are creating online content, where in the country they’re located, and how much they are earning. […]

8 Instagram Trends to Watch in 2019

2018 is rapidly ending, and it’s time to look forward. Staying ahead of the trends will keep your business competitive and encourage greater engagement from your intended audience. Like any list of projected trends, this is just an estimation. No one can see into the future and discern what the most successful Instagram marketing campaign […]

10 Ways to Step Up Your Instagram Stories Content

This year, more businesses are going all in on Instagram Stories, with the Stories format quickly becoming the hottest social media option. Even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says so – according to Zuckerberg, Stories are on track to overtake the News Feed as the primary form of social sharing. Momentum for Stories is clearly building – and […]

Instagram Stories now lets its 400M users add soundtracks

The right music can make a boring photo or video epic, so Instagram  is equipping users with a way to add popular songs to their Stories. TechCrunch had the scoop on the music feature’s prototype in early May, and now it’s launching to iOS and Android users in 6 countries including, the U.S. Thanks to Facebook’s recent deals with record labels, […]

Vanity was once the preserve of the privileged but Instagram has changed all of that

Madonna might have told the world to “Express Yourself” way back in 1989, but it’s millennials who have taken self-expression to a whole new level. And we’ve only got Instagram to thank for that. That’s not because — despite what the headlines might say — we’re a bunch of vain narcissists with nothing better to […]