And extra-importantly, #bizgram will now be #businesspics! A couple of reasons - first of all, I suddenly found there's a Singaporean company called Bizgram, and we wouldn't want to get confused (not sure where they were hiding when I searched everywhere before setting this up but I will put it down to pre-Problogger busy-ness!) and secondly, Instagram recently announced they won't allow third-party apps to use "Insta" or "Gram" in their names, and while this is no app who knows if Instagram might extend their rules in the future. So, to be on the safe side, #businesspics it is!
So, on to some highlights from September #bizgram - I was particularly impressed with the lipstick pen from Rachel (and it totally matches one of her roles as a make-up artist in her photography business) and I just love the retro red phone Jo found recently on her trip to Canberra.
But my favourite, despite being slightly less business-like, was from the "Cats and dogs" topic - proving once again that cats and dogs rule the airwaves in social media, even when it's for business! Voi Skincare posted this gorgeous double-take:
I could be biased since we're a cat household too, but I loved it. Anyway, I wanted to say a big thanks to all the people who participated in #bizgram in September, and to give a quick shout-out to the those who posted every day or close to it (I haven't scrutinised it precisely - but these people seemed to be there nearly every day at least!):
- Jo from Wildfire Social Marketing (@wildfiresm)
- Voi Skincare (@voiskincare)
- Denise Joy Marron (@denisejoymarron)
- Jo from Zigazag and Lifestyle Fifty (@zigazagblog)
- Rae from I Opened My Mouth and It Ran Away Without Me (@raehilhorst)
Stay tuned for our October prompts (they'll be posted on Instagram @amandakendle and on the Facebook page) for #businesspics and if you want a reminder email for this month and future months (including the prompts) then please sign up to the #businesspics reminder email list. I look forward to sharing some fun Instagram moments with you and my challenge for October is: how many different ways could you use these images to help promote your business or blog on social media?