Danish tourist slammed by wildlife official for jumping on crocodile
close Video Tourist’s crocodile stunt angers Australian officials Danish tourist slammed by Australian officials for mounting a crocodile after baiting it with a dead wallaby.
A young man claiming to be the “Danish Crocodile Dundee” has been chastised by Australian wildlife officials who find no humor in a “reckless” stunt where he jumped on a massive crocodile.
Niels Jensen made waves on social media Monday for hopping on the back of a burly saltwater crocodile, which was roughly 15 feet and weighed over 1,430 pounds, News.com.au reported.
In the 50-second clip, which has been viewed over 9,700 times on YouTube, the 22-year-old baits the reptile with a wallaby carcass in what’s believed to be a wildlife park near Darwin in the North Territory, as per Newsweek.
After bringing the crocodile to a halt by distracting him with the carcass, Jensen walks behind the creature, hops on its back and beams at the camera.
TOURISTS LICKED, NUZZLED BY LOOSE LION AT SAFARI PARK WEEKS AFTER WOMAN WAS MAULED
Though his companions can be heard giggling in the background, an Australian wildlife official says the incident is no laughing matter.
“Saltwater crocodiles are large and potentially dangerous animals and we encourage everyone to be croc-wise at all times,” Tracy Duldig, acting director of operations for the region’s Department of Tourism and Culture, told CairnsPost.com.au of the stunt.
According to Newsweek, Jensen is a recent grad of a wildlife management course, and has been busy traveling through and working in the area.
“After seeing what a crocodile is capable of doing, I don’t think it was dangerous, I know [it was],” he admitted. “Even with a crocodile like this that is used to humans, it is a scary feeling sitting on something that could kill you in a fraction of a second.”
Moving forward, Duldig told Newsweek that Jensen may face an investigation – regarding not the crocodile, but the dead wallaby.
“This is a protected species and it is illegal to take or interfere with protected wildlife. Heavy penalties can apply,” she said. “The Department … will investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.”
Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak
Elvira On Her Life-Changing Night With Elvis At 17, Her Legendary Cleavage And More
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 09/26/2018 12:30 pm ET Updated 7 hours ago Elvira On Her Life-Changing Night With Elvis At 17, Her Legendary Cleavage And More By Noah Michelson “It’s better than an Academy Award,” Cassandra Peterson , better known as Elvira , recently told HuffPost after winning the Price Award from the Hollywood Horrorfest in July.
The honor, named after the late Vincent Price , a friend of Peterson’s, is bestowed upon an artist “whose work has achieved equally iconic status.” And the legendary Mistress of the Dark couldn’t be more appreciative ― or deserving.
Peterson, who created her equal parts spooky, sexy and goofy character in 1981 when she was hired to host a local Los Angeles TV station’s weekly horror movie series, has spent the last 37 years titillating viewers with her trademark mix of wit, camp and humor.
To celebrate her achievement, HuffPost chatted with Peterson about her character’s unlikely origin, the life-changing advice she got from Elvis when she was 17, and how she got the last laugh when her bosses refused to pay her what she was worth.
When people say to me, ‘Don’t you feel typecast? Don’t you want to stop playing Elvira?’ I say, ‘Hell to the no! Are you out of your mind?’ Mathu Andersen Cassandra Peterson says Elvira’s look was inspired by Kabuki makeup, The Ronettes and the ’80s. On getting bit by the horror movie bug as a child: My first entrée into horror was my cousin Danny taking me downtown to the Chief Theatre in Colorado Springs to see “ The House On Haunted Hill ” starring Vincent Price . I had a love/hate obsession with the movie and with Vincent Price. I was in second or third grade and I came home from that movie and had nightmares every night for a month . But at the same time, I was obsessed with it.
I begged Danny to take me to other horror movies, but he had to take me without my parents knowing because they didn’t want the nightmares to continue. I started looking around newsstands for magazines like Famous Monsters , and pretty soon, when my sisters were begging for Barbies for Christmas, I was begging for model kits of The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Frankenstein and Dracula.
On how she created the Elvira character: I was in The Groundlings [theater group] in the mid-70s with Paul Reuben, who plays Peewee Herman, and Phil Hartman and many other really great actors. I went on auditions every day ― I considered myself a comedy actress, but I wasn’t working. I was working as a hostess at a restaurant and going on auditions. I did bit parts on TV shows like “Fantasy Island” and “Happy Days,” and a friend of mine told me about an audition for a horror host on a local TV station. It didn’t pay anything because it was local TV, but I thought, I love horror. That’d be awesome .
The director came and saw me at The Groundlings, where I was doing a Valley girl character. Moon Zappa’s song “Valley Girl” had just come out and I had a character that was [in a Valley girl voice] kinda sexy and an actress looking for work and she talked like this all the time .
The director wanted me to do that character when I came to the audition and I said, “OK? I mean, it’s not very spooky, but it’s up to you.” So I did that character and everybody there loved it and they hired me.
They said, “Come up with a spooky costume,” and I said “Wait. I’m going to do that character but with a spooky costume? Uhh…” It didn’t make any sense to me, but they were going to pay me $350 bucks a week so I was pretty damn happy. That was my whole rent for the month at the time!
I got together with my best friend, a guy named Robert Redding ― who sadly died not long after in the AIDS epidemic, but he was an artist ― and I started coming up with all kinds of sketches and thoughts about what the character could look like. Our first character looked kind of like Sharon Tate looked in “ The Fearless Vampire Killers ” ― a sheer, long, tattered dress and kind of a ghost girl with long red curly hair. The local station said, “You have to be in all black,” so we went back to the drawing board.
And we came up with this dress ― we wanted to go with something as low-cut and sexy as possible, and I think we hit that on the mark ― and then he got the makeup out of a Kabuki theater makeup book. The wig was inspired by Robert’s favorite girl group of all time, The Ronettes . He based the wig on Ronnie Spector . Then, since it was the ’80s, we threw a little leather and some studs on the belt and around the wrists. It was a combination of a lot of things that were going on at that time. It created a unique character that I would not have done if somebody had just said, “Hey, you need to look like a female vampire.”
Courtesy of Cassandra Peterson Cassandra Peterson with The Groundlings. On forging a career with the help of her trademark cleavage: The funny thing was I basically had always made a career with my cleavage [ laughs ], so doing it with Elvira was no different. I started out as a go-go dancer when I was 14 years old and I did that until I was 17 and I moved to Las Vegas and became the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history. I think I still hold that record. I started at a club in downtown Colorado Springs called Club A Go Go and then I danced at EM [enlisted members] clubs at Fort Carson and NORAD Air Force Base and all the different Army bases.
When you say ‘go-go dancer,’ people think topless, but it wasn’t. Back then, it involved short, fringy dresses and white go-go boots . Then I started driving ― before I even had my license ― to places like North Dakota and Wyoming and Nebraska on my breaks from school and I would go-go dance at Holiday Inns or wherever and I did that until I landed this job at 17 at The Dunes Hotel in Vegas.
Mathu Andersen “Hollywood is brutal to women from the beginning of their careers until the end. It doesn’t get any easier,” Cassandra Peterson says. On Elvis Presley and the life-changing advice he gave her: He came to see me dance in “Vive Les Girls” at The Dunes Hotel in 1969 or 1970. He invited all of the showgirls back to his hotel room, which was the entire top floor of the International Hotel . There was a big party ― he was so famous he couldn’t go out anywhere or do anything, so he just had in-house entertainment. Since I was the youngest of the showgirls ― I was 17, and I think the next-youngest dancer was 28 or 29 ― he instantly glommed on to me.
I think he liked ’em young, judging by Priscilla [Presley], right? He was going through a divorce with her at the time, and everyone wonders what happened between him and me, but you have to remember, I was underage . So nothing did go on, except some kissing.
He was very innocent. He was surrounded by all of his handlers every second ― he was never alone. We talked all night. He played the piano and we sang together. He had just gotten this belt from the president of the United States, so he was showing me that. We were talking about numerology and astrology and psychic stuff ― he was really into it. I have a bunch of notes that he wrote for me on the back of an envelope that’s addressed to Vernon Presley ― his father.
We talked about everything from about 4 in the morning until 11 or 12 the next day, when I finally made him go to bed.
Courtesy of Cassandra Peterson Cassandra Peterson and Vincent Price. Peterson won the Vincent Price Award in July. My first gift ever was a copy of “ Hound Dog ” when I was just a few years old. So, Elvis had had a big impact on my life already, and the reason I had gone to Vegas was because I saw his film “ Viva Las Vegas ” and I decided that being a showgirl was a really awesome job.
So there I was in Vegas, meeting Elvis, and he went into lecture mode and he said, “Let me tell you, Vegas is no place for a young girl like you. You need to get the hell out of here. You do not want to stay here and be like all these other girls and end up in your 30s and doing god knows what or just working at the blackjack table.”
He said, “If you really want to be in showbiz, you’ve got to get out of this town.” And I was like, “What? I just got here and I love it!” And he said, “No. No. No. You just sang with me and you’ve got a really nice voice. You should get voice lessons and go into singing. When you’re 24 or 25, you’re going to be too old to dance. You need to start thinking about a different career path if you want to stay in show business.”
So I did exactly that. I went out and got a singing coach the next day, and within a month, I got a singing gig in my show. I was still a showgirl, but I sang one number a night ― “ A Good Man Is Hard To Find .” It was really sexy and really racy and it was called the “lesbian number” because all the girls were wearing men’s suits and they danced with this other girl and I was singing.
Elvis and I only hung out that one time. I didn’t get a Cadillac or anything else from him, but I did get the best advice I’ve ever gotten. He was wonderful and intelligent and fun and naive but he was so interesting ― a really amazing, amazing person. You could tell you were in the presence of somebody very, very special when you were with him.
Elvis was going through a divorce with Priscilla at the time and everyone wonders what happened between him and me, but you have to remember, I was underage. So nothing did go on, except some kissing. On the moment she realized her life was about to change forever: I was doing Elvira and I was going along, thinking, This is just a gig. I’m on late night TV and who knows if anybody is even watching me . I didn’t even know if the show would last more than a week ― I really didn’t ― because it was so… lowbrow. At first, it didn’t change my life whatsoever. I was working during the day as a temporary secretary and I was going on auditions whenever I got them and doing the show one day a week. Then, suddenly, everything changed.
Back then, everyone had their name in the phone book ― and my name was in the credits of the show. All of a sudden, my phone started ringing one day. I was getting phone calls like, ‘Could you make an appearance at my beauty salon?’ and ‘Could you come to my husband’s birthday party?’ My phone was ringing. And ringing. And ringing. It wouldn’t stop!
We had to have the phone disconnected and have our number changed. It was mind-boggling. I thought, What the hell is going on? The show was kind of ridiculous to me and I wasn’t making any real money from it. I thought it was fun, but I didn’t think it was going to be a career-defining moment. I thought, Awesome. This job can pay my rent. Little did I know.
Courtesy of Cassandra Peterson Cassandra Peterson at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. On how she became the head of her very own empire after her bosses refused to give her a raise: I own the character and I get all of the profits from every Elvira-themed product. We kept asking the station for a raise ― I was there for seven years, and after a couple of years, the show was syndicated nationally ― but they wouldn’t give me a raise, so, in lieu of a raise, my ex-husband, who managed me with his partner, asked for the rights to have a fan club and the station said yes.
And then we asked for the rights to have Elvira appear on other shows ― I did “CHIPS” and “The Fall Guy” and other shows ― and they said yes. And we asked for this right and that right, and one day, they realized that we owned all of the rights to Elvira!
We didn’t feel bad about it because I was being paid so incredibly little. It was the station’s No. 1 rated show! They were taking advantage of me! I did the first 3D television show that had ever been broadcast and they sold 3D glasses at 7-Eleven. I think they sold the glasses for $3 a pair and the show only aired in LA and I think they sold something like 2.7 million pairs of glasses. So multiply that by three ― that’s a lot of money ― and I got … $350 dollars! So when people say I cheated the station out of the rights, I say, “I don’t think so.”
We still own the character ― 100 percent. It’s a fantastic advantage. Usually, any actor who plays a popular character on something like “Star Trek” or whatever show, they don’t have any control over their licensing and merchandising. They may get a small percentage, but in general, it’s just pennies on each item. I get it all. Whenever you see something that features Elvira, I’m making the money off of it. That’s why when people say to me, “Don’t you feel typecast? Don’t you want to stop playing Elvira?” I say, “Hell to the no! Are you out of your mind?”
On how difficult it is (even for the undead) to grow older in Hollywood: I’ve been thinking a lot about this, and it really gets to me. I love LA. I’ve been living in Hollywood for 36 years, and as I get older, I’m starting to feel that this city is just brutal. It’s started to cross my mind that I should move away because I don’t like putting on a ton of makeup and doing my hair to go to the damn grocery store. I would like to just pull my hair in a ponytail and just go ― and most of the time I do, but then you’re always afraid you’re going to run into TMZ or someone’s going to take a picture and put it on social media.
I was at the grocery store a couple of days ago, and a guy ran up to me and said, “Elvira! Can I take a picture with you?” I had just finished my workout and I was sweaty and wearing a baseball cap and I had no makeup on and I said, “Oh, I’d like to but I just can’t right now,” because you just know you’ll see it all over social media. It’s almost like you get to the point where you want to become a hermit and never leave your house. I don’t want to live like that. I like going out every day.
I have to say, though, that I’ve had a big advantage over other [stars] because of the role I play. I’m pretty unrecognizable when I’m not dressed as Elvira. People just don’t realize it’s me when I’m out of the costume ― I have long red hair, I’m much smaller than people think Elvira is, I don’t have giant boobs. I mean, they’re not so bad, but with Elvira, they’re pushed up and my bra is stuffed with everything except for the kitchen sink to get that cleavage.
It’s tougher for women ― Hollywood is brutal to women from the beginning of their careers until the end. It doesn’t get any easier. So, I have thought about moving away, which I would hate.
Courtesy of Cassandra Peterson Cassandra Peterson with two punk girls in New York City. On horror in the Trump era: I really do think there’s a correlation between Trump and his administration and there being more horror movies and more people wanting to watch horror movies right now.
It’s about people looking for a way to take their minds off of the real horror that is Donald Trump. What he’s doing to this country ― he’s ruining our democracy right before our eyes, and no one seems to be standing up to him. It’s way, way scarier than any horror movie could be. And I do think it’s caused a resurgence in these movies.
There were all the Godzilla movies when the Cold War was going on and people were afraid of nuclear proliferation. It became really popular ― the giant rat movies, the giant leech movies ― because it was people taking their minds off of something that was terrifying and putting it on something they could relate to. Everyone can relate to a giant leech! [ Laughs. ] Especially if you live in Washington, D.C!
I’ve always said when guys have my poster in their bedroom, it’s because they either want to do me or they want to be me, and right around puberty, they decide which one it is. On acting as a “beard” for countless gay men: Gay culture and gay men, in particular, are such a huge, huge part of my life ― partly, I think, because I feel like I was raised by a pack of wild drag queens. I really do.
When I was 14, one of my first jobs, just a few feet from Fort Carson Army base, was at a gay bar called The Purple Cow. I went in there one day, not really knowing what was going on, and I thought, Oh! I should come in here more often ― it’s all really handsome guys! [ Laughs. ] And I got to talking to someone and they asked me if I wanted to dance as a go-go girl there. So I did.
I don’t know why they wanted to hire me, but I hung out with all of the drag queens who did the show every night. They started teaching me how to dress, how to wear my hair, how to do my makeup, how to walk ― and the next thing I knew, I was in their drag show! One of the guys didn’t show up one night, so they put me in as the third drag queen doing a Supremes number. I was a woman being a man being a woman!
I just gravitated to gay men and drag queens and was around them my whole life. When I was in Vegas, my two best friends were the male stars of the show and they were gay, and I was with them 24 hours a day. After that, I had a group called Mama’s Boys ― it was me and seven gay men ― and we traveled all over the country during the disco era. I surrounded myself with gay men and they taught me how to be and do everything .
I can’t tell you what a big influence they were on me and now, it’s funny, I’m an influence on them! It really came full circle. It’s so funny how many guys come up to me and say, ‘I had your poster in my room and it was fantastic because my mom thought I was straight!’ They were like, ‘You were my beard for so many years!’ [ Laughs. ] I’ve always said when guys have my poster in their bedroom, it’s because they either want to do me or they want to be me, and right around puberty, they decide which one it is.
Responses have been edited for style and clarity.
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How to Get Instagram Likes: 13 Tips that Actually Work
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Want to be ‘liked’ by a billion people on their mobile devices (mostly)?
What a self-esteem booster that would be.
Of course, only the greatest ad ever known to man-or-woman-kind could do that.
But, that’s how big Instagram has gotten , with 85.5 million of those 1B users in the U.S. Only Facebook is bigger. Being #2 ain’t so bad, eh? Yet, Instagram is numero uno in growth per quarter, at 5%.
Watch out FB, Instagram is coming.
Instagram is the photo-and-video-sharing network behemoth for consumers and brands. With users sharing 95 million photos and videos per day .
And for your biz?
eMarketer estimates Instagram ad revenues will balloon to $10.87 billion by 2019. A 37.7% increase since 2017. Snapchat is for slightly more mature markets, using broadband and high-end mobile devices, mostly for millennials. Instagram however, is attracting even younger people in mobile-centric, emerging markets. Most users are between 18-29 years old.
With this humongous community, how are you going to get after it?
To get your brand in front of new fans?
Read on… we’ll show you how. Let’s get straight to it.
Oh wait, silly me… forgot one thing first… What are Instagram likes?
“And why does it matter?”
Like with the other platforms, just click an icon to ‘like’ what you see and hear. Though unlike the others, you don’t have to be a follower.
‘Likes’ matter because they’re often the first contact between your business and a new follower. This makes it easy for anyone to appreciate your post.
On Instagram, the ‘like’ icon takes the form of a heart.
More likes = more cred for your brand.
Think of it as a long-term, stay-top-of-mind, marketing strategy.
Onward to the tips, for reals this time.
13 real ways to get more Instagram likes 1. Share high-quality photos and videos
Of course, great content requires thought and planning. That is if you want people to actually click that heart. Three tips to help: Know your colors. Primarily blue pictures get 24% more ‘likes’ than red ones. Single versus multi-colored also increases ‘likes’ likelihood by 17% . Choose your filters. Thoughtfully. Filters that increase contrast, correct exposure, with a warmer tone get the best results. Just ask Yahoo and Georgia Tech . Use Instagram’s editing tools over their pre-programmed filters.
Keep things unique and varied, too. Instagram has tools for this. Here’s just 3 of them: Boomerang to create video loops, frontwards and backwards Focus to blur the background while keeping the face in focus Superzoom to automatically zoom in while playing a dramatic sound
Here are some more tips on how to edit Instagram photos for maximum likeability. 2. Use hashtags wisely
Otherwise, you’ll make users angry. And Instagram, too .
You did your best to create great content, right? Keep up the pace with hashtags. These help others find you, even non-followers.
Finding you is the first step to liking you.
Best practices for appropriate hashtagging include: Use relevant tags. Otherwise users will select the ‘Don’t show for this hashtag’ option. Place them just right. Say, 2 or 3 of your most important tags in the photo caption. Need more than a few? Fine, Instagram allows 30 per post. But post them as a comment, more out of the way than your main hashtags. Find out how to do this in our Instagram Hacks post. Vary them up. Don’t use the same list for every post.
Which hashtags should you use?
Not the ones everyone else is using. Sure, #like4like is popular. But it’s pretty obvious to your followers that you’re fishing for ‘likes’ rather than connecting with like-minded peeps. Bots love these, too. Your stats will be meaningless, just like those tags.
Lebron James got in on the act with a vintage photo using #tbt (short for #throwbackthursday). That netted him 265,000 likes. Nice one, King James. Swish again . A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Jan 23, 2018 at 7:29am PST
One could write an entire article, just about hashtags . And we did. 3. Tag relevant users
Why tag someone? To encourage them to engage with your post and share it with their followers.
Or to credit them, if they took the picture/video.
Tag other Instagram users featured in your photos with an @-mention in your caption. Or, use Instagram’s tagging functionality. Either way, they’ll receive a notification. 4. Write darn-good captions
I was gonna say ‘damn-good’, but thought not to.
A nice visual plus text is like peanut-butter and chocolate. Readers will go ‘ahhhh’ (and tap the heart).
Write your captions with some TLC.
Tell your story, using words and pictures. Unlike Twitter, there’s no character limit. Make it long, or not. You get to decide. But make it count.
Some ideas: Ask a question. It can make the reader lean in, with interest. Sounds less promotional, too. Let your hair down. A little humor never hurt nobody. That ‘suit and tie’ approach… sucks. Especially for this crowd. Show some love. Got followers praising you? Cool. Mention them in your caption. That ‘less is more’ thing. True that. Sometimes a minimalist caption will highlight a striking image. Also, it can be a stylistic way to impress followers. One-liners, quotes, song lyrics… you’ve got options.
Short on caption ideas for your photos or videos? Get inspired . 5. Tag your location
Tagging your location puts your business on the map.
And, makes it dead simple for people to discover your photos and videos.
Plus, users view posts more that are tagged with a location.
Here’s how simple it is: Tap ‘Add Location’ Search for your location Select it and post the photo or video
This becomes a clickable field for the user. Clicking on the location shows all photos and videos for that place. Your brand is now associated with this location, like a shop, hotel, or head office. Or, make it more general, for a city or town.
We good? Moving right along… 6. Get on the Explore tab
Also known as the Explore page .
What is it?
Curated topics and personalized content you will adore. At least that’s what Instagram believes, based on your previous actions and engagement patterns. Wired calls it , “the most honest place on the internet.” Ah, how nice. Click on the magnifying glass to see for yourself.
Why use it?
For your brand to become more recognized. Placing high on the Explore tab can get you new followers and a steady flow of traffic.
How to get on it
It’s not completely known, but most likely, Instagram uses these criteria to place content in the Explore tab: Content similar to what users engaged with Content with high engagement Content from accounts similar to accounts the user already follows
How to improve your chances Know your audience. Like: your target customer, their interests, and who they follow. Create a persona to target your content. Listen closely. Tailor your content based on how your audience is engaging with theirs. Use hashtags. We talked about this above. Don’t skip it. 7. Post consistently
Why? People will know what to expect. This keeps followers engaged with a consistent, versus overwhelming, flow in their feeds. Establishes authority and credibility. You’ll be considered a thought leader in your industry. Your brand will be recognized. By consistently sharing content with your target audience. 93% of organizations depend on this . Engage with your audience. Which makes them come back for more. Loyal customers generate more revenue. Cheaper than acquiring new ones. Generate leads. Give people useful, interesting content, they’ll knock on your e-door to learn more. 8. Post at the right time, too
Which is 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday.
That’s what we do. Because our audience scrolls through Instagram during their lunch hour. Since we’re B2B, our strategy is weekday focused.
Instagram moved away from the reverse-chronological feed, but timing still matters. They explain on their blog , posts are ordered based on: Likelihood of their interest in your content One’s relationship with your brand Timeliness of posts (an emphasis for us) Timing is everything. What’s yours?
Find out by: Measure what works, what doesn’t. Do more of what does. 9. Run a “like-to-win” contest
Say I offered you a free flight to your next holiday destination. You only needed to post a cool photo of yourself on vacation.
Would you do it?
That’s the seductive play of an Instagram contest.
There’s a few types of these contests. We like the like-to-win one best.
It’s simple to do. Just ask users to like an Instagram photo of your brand, so they can win a prize. It’s a great way to connect with your audience and get people excited about your brand.
Set goals and metrics to see how it’s working. For building brand awareness , measure follower count, engagement, and website traffic For an annual sale , measure purchases, year-over-year engagement, and landing page traffic
You get the idea.
10. Ask your followers to tag their friends
You can also encourage your followers to tag their friends in the comments. For example: “Tag someone you know who needs a vacation!” This can help expose to a larger network of people. 11. Comment and ‘like’ posts of others
Do this and Instagram will reward you, because they care most about engagement.
When a post receives a bunch of likes and comments, Instagram sees this as quality, engaging content that more people will want to see. So then… Get on and scroll your feed Like what you like Write useful comments (not patronizing ones)
Participate in a social community that actually cares about each other’s posts. Not much more to say than that. 12. Share your Instagram posts on other channels
No need to keep things to yourself.
Increase your reach by sharing your posts on other social sites. But, alter them a bit versus just posting as is. So it works best for that platform and audience. For instance… Address your Facebook friends differently than your LinkedIn connections Edit your message to fit Twitter’s 280 character count limit For Pinterest, post just the picture
Use formats wisely, too.
Multiple hashtags work well for Twitter and Instagram. But on Facebook or LinkedIn, you might not get the same results. 13. Use Instagram ads
You want some of that, right? Just like 2 million other companies .
Here’s some ads to help you get more likes on Instagram: Photo ads
Use these to tell your story and showcase your products using compelling images.
Parachute Home used these to promote a 60-night trial of their bedding, using a Shop Now call-to-action.
Their beautiful stuff aimed at 18-54 year-olds, for their core customer profile. The result? A 3.7 times return on spend. With a click-through rate 2 times that of ads on other platforms. Video ads
As we now know, Instagram users are crazeeee about videos.
Videos were posted 4 times more than photos in 2017, compared to 2016.
Seems you should do the same.
OGX, a global hair care brand, created a video campaign around ‘Rock What You’ve Got”. This featured women celebrating their diverse hair textures and styles, targeted to millennial women.
This reached an impressive 61 percent of the target audience in the US. The same in Canada, UK, Germany, and Australia combined.
Video ads can be up to 60 seconds, but OGX shows a solid video doesn’t need to be long, as theirs was only 15 seconds. Carousel ads
These let users swipe through a series of images or videos, with a call-to-action button connecting them directly to your website. Use more creative freedom to tell a longer story.
That’s what Kayla Itsines, founder of fitness empire Bikini Body Guide did.
She created and published a series of carousel ads for her workout app, Sweat: Kayla Itsines Fitness.
This showcased short fitness sequences demonstrating how users could exercise anywhere, anytime with the app. She targeted women aged 18 to 42, reaching 6.4 million people. With an incredible 21-point increase in brand awareness.
Woohoo! Gonna work on my bod right after completing this post. I’m inspired.
Sight, sound, and motion to inspire people around your brand and products. Stories ads
These are full-screen ads appearing to users between Stories they’re already viewing from people they follow. 400 million Instagram users view Stories every day.
Choose how often people see your Stories ad. Stories expire after 24 hours, ideal for sharing limited-time offers and promotions.
Stories ads look like a regular post. The call-to-action works like a swipe-up feature, taking users directly to your website.
Good stuff for getting more Instagram likes using ads. Read even more about how to advertise on Instagram .
And that’s the story of how to get more Instagram likes
Now you know how to get more likes, which will get you more followers.
But that’s not the only way to get more followers. Here’s 21 more ways.
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