The announcement for change
Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, sparked a lot of conversation online after he tweeted about a new update to Instagram.
Instagram has introduced three new features to push original content.
Product Tags - This feature won’t be limited to creators anymore. Soon, everyone will be able to use product tags on posts, videos and stories.
(How product tags will appear for everyone (Source: creators.instagram.com))
Enhanced Tags - Creators will be able to make self-designated categories for themselves. When someone tags them in a post or video, not only their username but their category will also appear. This will show the type of work done by each tagged creator.
(How enhanced tags will look like (Source: creators.instagram.com) )
Ranking for originality - This aims to boost the visibility of original content on your feed. Although still a work in progress, Mosseri says that content aggregators could see a decrease in reach for posting other people’s content. Replicated posts, different people tagged in uploads, and other factors will be taken into account to measure how likely content is to be unoriginal.
What does this mean for content creators?
- The original posts, videos, or reels will get more visibility than republished ones
- Getting credit for starting trends
What does this mean for brands?
- It’s the time to make content that is personal and reflective of your brand’s identity. That is the best way to stay original.
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Biryani - A connection, not just-food
This Ramadan, India Gate Basmati rice touched hearts with its #EmotionCalledBiryani campaign. Its digital films, set in the backdrops of Hyderabad, Lucknow and Delhi, showcase the culture of the cities. A narrator tells the story of one man in each city - Salman, Salim and Yusuf’s bond with Biryani in each video.
Focus on the human angle
The world is moving towards B2H - Business to Human. This form of marketing doesn’t target a defined audience or a business, it targets each individual consumer to make them feel heard and valued. An emotional connection is formed to establish long-lasting relationships.
In this data-driven world, AI has made marketing easier. But also impersonal to some extent. Bots, ads, and notifications say the same thing to everyone.
(Immediate but impersonal reply from a bot)
This is why brands need to know and understand the individual stories of their consumers.
How to start with B2H?
Understand what consumers really want.
Provide personalised experiences.
Make people feel included.
Fashion’s Biggest Night is back!
(Hosts Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the red carpet (Source: Wireimage))
The Met has come back to May
After two years of being cancelled and postponed, the Met Gala was finally held on the first Monday of May this year, as is tradition. Its theme for 2022 was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”. The dress code was “Gilded Glamour, White Tie”.
What is the Met Gala?
Formally called the Costume Institute Gala, it is an annual fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute
Why’s the Gala such a big deal?
This one night sets the fashion trends for the whole year.
Each year, the who’s who of the fashion and entertainment industries walk the red carpet at the Gala.
People follow what their idols wore. Fashion brands create new designs based inspired by the theme and celebrities’ outfits.
(Natasha Poonawalla in a Sabyasachi saree)
How does it benefit influencers?
Influencers are invited based on their fashion sense and their impact on their audiences. But once they’re at the gala, they get much more credibility and recognition.
It only lasts a night, but it leaves a lasting impression. It’s not a night to be missed.
(Kim Kardashian in Marilyn Monroe’s gown (Source: Harper’s Bazar)
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