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February 24, 2016

200,000 Advertisers on Instagram

BY: Instagram Business Team

San Francisco, CA

Last September, we opened up advertising to businesses of all sizes around the world. As a result, we now have more than 200,000 advertisers reaching customers on Instagram with ads that spark the various interests of our community—whether it’s selling concert tickets, increasing downloads of a mobile gaming app or building awareness of a small business for book lovers.

A Place for Business

People come to Instagram to be inspired and discover things they care about, and that includes content from businesses. In fact, 60% of Instagrammers say they learn about products and services on Instagram and 75% say they take action after being inspired by an Instagram post—like visiting a website, searching, shopping or telling a friend.1 Not only does our community value content from businesses on the platform, but advertisers can get the results they care about—from brand awareness to increased sales.

Connecting a Global Community

With a diverse global community, advertisers are combining relevant targeting with visual storytelling to capture new customers worldwide. Seventy-five percent of our advertisers are outside of the US, operating in more than 200 countries, and are seeing meaningful results from their campaigns.

In Germany, supermarket REWE ran ads on Instagram to show young mothers how to make simple meals using their products. The combination of tasty photos and inspiring copy generated a massive 37-point lift in ad recall—6.1x higher than Nielsen’s norms.

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And eCommerce watch company, Shore Projects, grew from its small London base into a global business with the help of Instagram. With the success of their campaigns targeted to people in key regions, they’re now shipping to more than 100 countries—with retailers around the world selling their watches in store.

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A Home for Small Businesses

It’s not just major brands that are seeing success on Instagram. PetLove, an online store for pet products based in Brazil, wanted to increase downloads of its mobile app. After seeing success with Facebook ads, they ran a mobile app install ad on Instagram using the same targeting as their Facebook campaigns. After the campaign ended, PetLove saw a 30% lower cost per install compared to other digital channels.

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And US-based Framebridge — a company on a mission to make custom framing easy on you and your wallet — worked with Instagram Partner, Ampush, to attract new customers with the potential to be repeat or lifetime customers. They also targeted people who had visited their site in last 30 days, and those who had added a frame to their cart, but didn’t check out in the last 60 days with their campaign. Through a series of photo ads that included a Shop Now button, Framebridge saw their cost to acquire a new customer decrease by 71%.

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This is just the beginning of what advertisers can do on Instagram. As we continue to expand our advertising formats and offerings, we’re excited to see how businesses around the world connect with consumers on Instagram to grow their companies.

BY: Instagram Business Team

San Francisco, CA