With over 500 million monthly active users, it's no secret that Instagram is a powerful tool for building your personal brand or the brand of your dealership.
At its core, Instagram is much more than a place for you to blast out irrelevant images about how awesome you think you are or what vehicle you just sold. It's a place to get creative, and share value in a very visual way.
And to be visual, you're going to need some handy apps in your toolbox. That's why we've assembled five of our favorite apps to help you pump out excellent, creative photos for your Instagram profile.
Over allows you to create stunning typographic images with just a few simple steps. With full integrations to Unsplash' photo directory, you can leverage a vast library of pre-edited images that will look good no matter what.
I use this app every single day because it's easy, fast, and looks good!
Wordswag is similar to Over, but with a different spin. While crisp typography is at the core, it also has pre-designed typographic templates for you to choose from.
For those of you that like to have a little more control over your photo filters, Enlight is a powerful image editor at your fingertips. Not only can you adjust filters, but there is also a broad range of other photo editing features such as red-eye reduction and masking, to name a few.
Snapseed is arguably one of the best (free) photo editing apps for iOS (sorry Android). Developed by Google, Snapseed provides more in-app editing tools than Instagram, making it a viable option for those not willing to spend money on an app.
Layout by Instagram allows you to create photo collages with a variety of pre-design templates. Just select the design template you'd like to use and drop in your images.
If you're a visual person but haven't given Instagram a try yet, this just might be the social network for you. It's where I'm most active because I enjoy the creativity of it. It's also where I happen to be building an audience the fastest (but we'll get into that more in a future post :)
What did I miss? What are some of your favorite visual apps for Instagram? Hit me up in the comments below!
Michael is the CEO and fearless* leader at FlexDealer. An enthusiastic team chearleader and defender of transparent business practices, he relishes long motorcycle rides and big ideas. As a bestselling author and keynote speaker, Michael works with dealerships of all sizes as well as fortune 100 and 500 companies to rise above the clutter and dominate the web. When he's not playing 'dad' to three crazy kids, he's shooting the breeze with industry leaders on his internationally-embraced podcast, The Dealer Playbook.
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