Recently our club finally opened Instagram account, but we don't have yet many followers. Do you have any recommendations and suggestions based on your experience how to promote club activities and orienteering and increase amount of followers, which also may trigger growth of club membership? Do paid targeted ads work?
There are too many apps out there that basically do the same thing, hence why I can never find the info I need.
I think you should also do MySpace and tick tick tok
@ledusledus for TikTok needs more videos(( may be next year thanks
You should go and delete your old account, because when you search for DVOA that's what comes up.
To increase followers, go and follow a whole bunch of American orienteers. You only follow 20 people at the moment, so you're not going to really be coming up on anyone's "recommended" lists. Go an follow all the other American orienteering clubs as well. And then any similar groups in your area, e.g. maybe you have some relationships with a scouting group, or nature/reserve park, or things like that.
The posts you've made are actually quite good, nice photos. When you post, there needs to be a purpose. A dragonfly landing on someone's hand is not really relevant for a club page, especially when that seemingly happened at some orienteering event. I'd rather see a map of the Billygoat than some nature. It's nice, just not relevant. Talking of maps, you have some nice photos after events, perhaps making it a multi-image post and having some map excerpts would add some interest for orienteers.
Overall, I'd say the posts are good, you just need to start following a whole bunch more people to get followed back. Most people will add pages that come up on their recommended lists.
@Nixon thank you for advice!
What's the harm in including a dragonfly pic?
(I know nada about Instagram)
Let me fire that one back at you with: What's the benefit of including a dragonfly pic?
Definitely no harm, as I said, it's a nice photo. It's just not relevant, and actually it seems like it was taken at the Billy Goat event, so would have made sense to include some stuff about the event alongside it.
Posts will generally fall into three broad categoris: promotion, celebration, engagement.
Promotion and celebration are quite straightforward. Tell us all about your events and activities that are coming up, and then tell us about them afterwards. Engagement is the interesting one. If there is nothing going on for quite some time, it's good to have some posts in the back-pocket to pull out to keep our followers entertained. Maybe coaching tips, or poll type questions.
shameless self-promotion: Raccoongaine
I just deleted the old one.
. If there is nothing going on for quite some time, it's good to have some posts in the back-pocket to pull out to keep our followers entertained. Maybe coaching tips, or poll type questions.
. . . or a dragonfly pic
how dare you roll your eyes at me
You should jot my name down in this little black book
Best way to get followers is to follow and interact with other Orienteering related activity. And POST We have about 2200 followers which is far from the Million we want but not a bad start.https://www.instagram.com/orienteeringlouisville/
This is with about 1300 Posts
Also why isn’t the profiles photo our lovely DVOA rabbit? Much more easily identifiable and makes it appear much more ligit club account. Since Mydvoa seems likes it’s a more personal account. So why the new one?
@Acampbell - the main discussion point is about clubs and Instagram, not about particular club details.
Alison makes a good point though, the profile pic is just a control which doesn't give any identity, I think nearly every club account I've followed has the club logo as their avatar.
Yeah don't ever go off the main topic in a discussion. You should create a whole new thread.
Now DVOA has Tik Tok account