Episode #267 – “Boost Instagram Engagement for Your Jewelry Brand”
Welcome to Episode #267. Today, I want to talk about how you can use Instagram as a customer experience channel. Using Instagram in this way is like turning the popular social media platform into a digital space where your business can interact with fans and customers in various engaging and friendly ways.
Imagine Instagram as a lively market where businesses set up colorful stalls (their Instagram profiles) to display their products and interact with people walking by (their followers and potential customers).
Unfortunately, many businesses use Instagram to simply broadcast their messages to people. They have a specific goal, usually selling a product, and expect that everyone who sees their post will be eager to purchase it. However, prioritizing customer experience involves taking the time to interact with customers and actively build relationships with them. The way people engage with Instagram is evolving; with an increasing emphasis on video content, it’s becoming more of an entertainment platform than a traditional social media platform. As a result, your content might be viewed by people who don’t necessarily like or comment on it. This shift requires a smarter approach to crafting a customer experience. Use Instagram not just as an endpoint, but as a starting point to encourage people to connect with your brand in various ways.
We’ll be looking at this topic through the lens of Hilary Finck Jewelry, who we’ve been spotlighting as a jewelry brand case study. For those joining our podcast series for the first time this season, I’d suggest starting with Episode #252. Doing so will introduce you to Hilary and allow you to follow this narrative from its inception.
Before our conversation with Hilary, I’ll discuss when it makes sense for a jewelry brand to shift their focus to boosting customer experience on Instagram, some ideas for doing so, and how to use Instagram as a springboard for other marketing efforts.
Links From the Episode:
3:37 Primary Episode Content
34:38 The Gold Mine