Hopefully your adventure to 1000 followers is getting easier and easier! If not it will get there. This tip is one that will help you and blow you away!
Tip #6 Tag and Mention Big Brands and Businesses
How do you TAG a brand?
After you've selected a photo and added effects and filters, tap Tag People from the Share screen.
Tap on someone in the photo.
Start entering their name or username and select them from the dropdown menu. If you don't see the person you're looking for, tap Search for a person.
To add people to a photo you've already uploaded:
Go to the photo.
Tap (iPhone) or(Android) above the photo.
Tap Tag People.
What happens when you tag a Brand...
This tip has given me the most reach! When you create an Instagram post did you know that you can tag whatever business or brand you want? When you do a few amazing things happen for you:
1. The brand gets a notification letting them know another account (you) has tagged them in a post.
2. You now go to that business or brands TAGGED posts section. This means that you stay in their tagged feed! People look at brands tagged feeds all of the time and you will be there!
3. An extra super duper bonus is this, if the brand loves your post they may REPOST you! Extra extra bonus if you are actively engaging on their posts ALREADY!
A great example of this in action is from Will smith. Someone made a comment about how he inspired them and he made a personal message to the user on his page thanking them and shouting them out!
Will Smith shouts out fan
Now that's not to say go fan crazy and annoy people but they pay attention, they really do!
You can do it, but do it sparingly
This tactic is pure gold but i warn you of a few things: