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10 Awesome Instagram Posts To Boost Your Business

I’m always raving about Facebook (especially with the exciting news lately!). However, for this week’s issue of The Social Scoop, I thought I’d put the spotlight on a different platform: INSTAGRAM!

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks this year, with over 300 Million monthly active users. (Yes, it’s owned by Facebook!)

At first glance, Instagram does have a more informal nature. (I tend to share much more personal posts on my own IG profile @mari_smith, but there’s always a strategic intent!)

A video posted by Mari Smith (@mari_smith) on

This fun video montage was created using the Flipagram app – one of my faves! Featuring photos taken at my friend Darren Hardy (publisher of SUCCESS Magazine) book launch event for his newest book, The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster. 🙂 

Many savvy businesses and brands are getting in on the action with awesome Instagram content that’s creating real results.

Our featured article, written by the fabulous Peg Fitzpatrick, contains plenty inspiration to help make Instagram work for you.

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Mari’s Top Social Media Picks – May 8, 2015 Issue #148

Greetings! Please enjoy this week’s top articles we’ve picked for you!

1. 10 Fantastic Instagram Posts and Why they Work

by Peg Fitzpatrick on

Need help figuring out what to post on Instagram? Check out these 10 great post ideas and explanations on why they work. Number 6, for example, is a great way to show the personality of your brand.

2. Humanizing Your Brand: 8 Tips for Making Your Voice Real (and Heard)


It can be challenging for corporations to make that personal connection with their audience, and really demonstrate the P2P factor. That is, People to People. Whether you service the B2C or B2B sector, it’s really all P2P. I love the ideas in this article, especially my fave in #2 by the Dollar Shave Club!

3. 10 Public Speaking Tips and Tricks for Small Business Owners


Public speaking is one of my all time favorite ways to share knowledge and get out there to meet people IRL (in real life!). It also ranks high on the list of people’s biggest fears. So, the better prepared you are when speaking, the more comfortable you’ll feel. Make sure you shine in your next presentation with the tips in this article!

That’s a wrap for this issue of The Social Scoop. Here’s wishing you a wonderful weekend and super special week ahead!

On a personal note, this weekend, I’m looking forward to meeting up with an awesome colleague in town from France as well as enjoying some much-needed R&R! Mari Smith International is expanding … and hiring! Exciting times for sure, but also must pace myself and keep that balance right.


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Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is widely known as the Premier Facebook Marketing Expert and a top Social Media Thought Leader. Forbes describes Mari as, “… the preeminent Facebook expert. Even Facebook asks for her help.” IBM named Mari as one of seven women that are shaping digital marketing. Mari is an in-demand keynote speaker, corporate social media strategist, dynamic live webcast host, and popular brand ambassador. She is coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, and author of The New Relationship Marketing.

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  1. Connor Rickett on May 10, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I’ve got a friend that’s been tearing Instagram up with her custom jewelry business by putting her products on her dogs and cats. Creativity goes a long way on Instagram. Creativity and filters. #nofilter.

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