Content Spinning for Social Bots: Comment Spinner Tool

Today we want to look at a very special topic, precisely it is about content spinning. Content spinning, quite simply explained, deals with forming meaningful sentences from various variables. For example, we have a variable that looks simplified as follows:

  • {A|B|C}

The results:

  • A or
  • B or
  • C

From this variable we can generate different texts with a content spinning software, which appear to the reader again and again, because no text is like the other. Most advertising agencies use such tools to drive their search engine optimization. Content spinning is a hot topic, especially when it comes to SEO, i.e. the advancement of websites in search engine placement. But content spinning can also be used for social media marketing! Let us therefore take a direct look at best practice.

Social Media Bots and Comments

We have already reported about different social media software tools. Of course also via social media bots, e.g. Instazood and Combin, two programs with which you can assign automatic likes, follow other users, but also comment. The comments can be set in the social media bots. Our social media bot will then automatically go to thematically relevant profiles, e.g. if we are a fashion company, probably to people who are also interested in fashion. This can be set by #filter, as we have already described in the articles, and there the social media bot makes comments.

Why does a social media bot add comments to other profiles? Interaction is a very important feature for the ranking of individual profiles in social networks. The more often you interact and the more frequently other users interact with us, the more valuable the social media channel looks for the algorithm of the operators. Whether YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest, who often gets clicked, rises to the top. So how do we get clicked often? How do we increase our range? The trick with a social media bot is very simple. By posting comments, users become aware of our social media account. They will answer what their friends may see and of course others who visit their social media channel and have not yet followed them. Different participants in a social network see our profile and the interaction we have with the user.

Use emoticons for more interaction

Emoticons are particularly suitable for expressing feelings quickly and easily, but also complex facts. However, emoticons are particularly well suited for simply transporting emotions! For example, we can post a smiling smiley under Photos, this smiling smiley usually fits in any case. However, there are also risks, e.g. one should be careful with hearts or kissing smileys. If you post a kissing smiley as a male fashion brand under a bodybuilder’s photo, for example, this can be misinterpreted. It would be even worse, for example, with children’s photos. Therefore, when choosing your comments, you have to be careful that they are so general that they do not offend anyone.

Spinning comments for more reach

Let’s now connect both worlds, add comments for more reach in social networking and spinning. In social media bots like Instazood, you can place a spun text in the text field under the Comments menu item. Our spun text ensures that new content is constantly being created. Here is a small, simplified example:

  • {This is|It is} {|going to be }{awesome|amazing}
    then…
  • {{This is|It is} {|going to be }|It{ will|} be{| pretty }}{awesome|amazing}
    then deeper…
  • {{This is|It is} {|going to be }|It{ will|’s gonna} be{| pretty{| interesting{,| and}} }}{awesome|amazing}{| {at the same time|{|{earn a lot of money|gain a lot of {|organic }traffic{| and rankings}} }every {day|minute|hour|week}}}
    and deeper…

We can now export our text or the social media bot exports it independently and then posts it under the media content of other people. Every single person gets a new text, unique and individual! Keep in mind that our example is even simpler, of course content spinning can be much more complex.

  • It is awesome
  • This is going to be amazing
  • or… It’s gonna be pretty interesting and awesome

In the next step, we add individual smileys to our spinning so that our comment output is even more individual. The result looks like this:

  • So awesome 😄
  • Really amazing 😃 girl

This way you can avoid sending the same comment or emoji all the time. This makes it look much more organic, i.e. more humane, for users.

Why are some social media agencies spinning comments?

In principle, the use of social media bots always carries the risk of being warned or punished by social network operators. After all, as a platform operator you want the users to be real, because you live from the advertising revenues of your customers. However, if most interaction on social networks is done by computer programs, the advertising prices are no longer so high. The higher the interaction rate of computer software programs, the less advertising space is worth, so simple is the bill. Therefore, social networks strive to prevent interactions through software programs and to keep the platform organic, as just described, human. Anyone who uses a social media bot goes as you run the risk of being punished.

Social media operators use algorithms to determine such conspicuous behavior. For example, if a person who has been doing maybe only ten likes per week for two years suddenly delivers 100 likes per hour over a long period of time and without a break, this is noticeable. The same applies to comments. For example, if the default setting in a social media bot is “like it” and your company posts this comment under 1,000 photos every day, it is noticeable. By modifying the comments with content spinning tools, the comments are more diverse and individual and therefore more humane. This reduces the risk of being punished by social media bots.

Social Media Betreuung Prominente & VIPs: Kommentare, Kooperationen und Verträge

Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, not only the big names of this world don’t look after their Insta Channel alone, also German big bloggers are no one-man army but work with a team. The care of the own Social Media channel usually does not take place thereby any longer by the prominent person but by employees or the management. This is especially about coping with the high number of likes, comments and inquiries. But what else does the celebrity do when posting on social networks? Let’s take a look today at the care of social networks of celebrities and VIPs.

Three principles of cooperation:

  • trust and closeness
  • Content and content selection
  • preserve personality and immediacy

Three aspects of cooperation:

  • time savings through comments and interaction
  • contracts and negotiations
  • Cooperations and media partnerships

Discretion is everything in VIP support

What makes social networks successful is, in particular, the close social bond with one’s own fans. What counts most is the direct connection. When I send a comment, the celebrity I like will probably read and answer myself. Of course, the same applies to other interactions with the stars’ fan pages. The interaction with the fans is important. The feeling of a direct encounter must of course not be lost by the support of an agency or by management. The constant flow of information is also a challenge for the respective agency. The respective celebrity experiences a lot at his age, of course, not only through productions but also through events and, of course, also private life, e.g. with friends and families, but also nightlife, e.g. in bars or clubs. It is really difficult to capture and present all these moments in the social media, especially with the amount of information that is generated every day. On point number 3 is essential in cooperation, trust and trust again. When editing comments, replies and postings, e.g. when the celebrity is on holiday, does not have permanent access to the Internet, the artist must be able to rely completely on the management.

These are the 3 essential and important points in the treatment of social interaction by an agency, it is about the continuance of the emotional connection and the direct communication, for the fans. But it is also about coping with a constant flood of information, the selection and selection of which must be done quickly. When publishing content and interacting with fans, you also need to be able to fully rely on the agency. If all these three points are fulfilled, nothing stands in the way of a successful cooperation!

Comments and answers by personal Social Media Manager

The highest time savings in social media are offered by agencies by the kids each answer of comments. Fans feel valued when their opinions are heard. If a direct contact of the celebrity, e.g. the management, reacts to comments, this can only have a positive effect on the entire interaction. The higher the interaction on a social channel, the higher it is classified by the algorithms of the platform operators. That’s why it’s important to keep the interaction the same during growth. With 1,000 fans this is of course still feasible, maybe even with 10,000 but at the latest from 100,000 fans it is really work to look after your own social channel. If you work not only on one platform as well as Instagram or YouTube but mix platforms and work cross-media, the work multiplies accordingly. That’s why many influencers and bloggers rely on management throughout their careers, not only for managing answers and comments, but also for further development and for the entire world of customers, for negotiating and drafting contracts for usage rights. The most important thing, however, is to save time so that you can concentrate fully on your own postings. If a large part of the comments, e.g. 98%, can already be covered by a trusted third party, it helps the celebrity to optimize their own time management. The remaining 2% of the comments are very special and will only be answered after consultation with the respective blogger, influencer, celebrity or star. Through the frequent answers of the management or the person of trust, the own knowledge about the many details of the life of the celebrities grows. That’s why answers are becoming more and more targeted and the celebrity saves more work each week and month and can thus fully concentrate on his actual job.

The help with comments by an agency does not reduce the own interaction with the fans. Of course you have a look at your own comments and fans in the morning, at noon and in the evening, and often in between. Especially the community is very important to bloggers but also to celebrities. In the end, they are the basis for success!

Brand Ambassadors and Ambassadors, Negotiations and Contracts

Whoever concentrates the whole day on his actual job and occupation often has little time left to worry about contracts or offers. Every customer request is work again, every offer is work, in the end perhaps only one in 10 customers will confirm this offer. It is not possible for many celebrities to invest a week’s work in it now. Not only the time aspect plays a role for many celebrities, but also the experience and expertise of agencies and management are consulted. You have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts for brand ambassadors, for various media, from print to visual or moving image, digital, advertising or even without advertising. Likewise it concerns the different countries, one is only in Germany, only regionally, in the entire German-speaking area, several European countries or also world-wide or only punctually world-wide in individual countries, e.g. the USA, Russia and Germany. All these aspects have to be taken into account in every single contract negotiation and therefore many celebrities rely on their management.

Not only the relatively dry contract negotiations belong to it, also creatively concepts. If, for example, campaigns are developed for YouTube or Instagram, it is always necessary to have a creative mind that summarizes the ideas, forms a central theme and visually forms a visible concept for the customer and the celebrity that is easy and quickly understandable. Such negotiations, including the concept, can last a month, two months or even three months. Throughout the negotiations you have to stay on the ball, but also keep in touch with customers and attend many meetings.

Partnerships and cooperations with companies for Instagram, Youtube & Co.

The content on the social networks must offer something special every day. 1 or 2 postings on Instagram and of course five or six stories a day. You always need a good location, exciting events or great experiences. The organization of such opportunities takes a lot of time and requires a large network in which one has many contacts that provide one opportunity. If you are a celebrity visiting Jerusalem, for example, you need appropriate locations and possibilities here, as well as parties but also events and networking. These should also have the appropriate quality and the visual, high-quality should always be maintained. Combining these different aspects to form a concept for cooperations and partnerships, not only as brand ambassadors but also, as here, through win win situations, e.g. by participating in high-quality events but also the press and other celebrities and youtube, if you yourself are youtube or other Instagram stars if you are active on Instagram. The range of different fields of activity in the field of cooperation and partnerships is so diverse that it takes a good network of many years to bring the various actors together. Then for each individual concept and for each individual visit you need not only the added value for your own celebrity but also the respective added value for the host.

Let’s summarize once again how the work between a social media agency and a celebrity works best.

Three Principles of Collaboration: Trust, Content, and Personality

At the beginning of the article we talked about the fundamental cooperation, the trust, the coping with all the information but also the maintenance of the personal connection, which is the special highlight for the fans in social networks.

Three aspects of collaboration: time saving, contracts and collaborations

The most important aspect is the time saving through interaction, with fans but also with potential opponents of your own channel. The many answers, comments and feedback help the celebrities to concentrate on their own job. In addition, contract negotiations as well as creative concepts have to be planned for advertising partners. The offers, but also the final strategies. Number three is the establishment of possible cooperations and partnerships with other celebrities, bloggers but also brands or locations.

Good social media agencies combine these three principles and the three aspects of collaboration. So you can develop together and build a working system as a blogger or celebrity, with which you can pursue your real passion 100% further and have a partner at your side, who focuses on the commercial and creative aspects.

Social Media Design – Graphic design of a creative agency: Best Practice

Social media designs of a creative agency promote the look (the’image’) of a company. Modern graphic design increases the interaction with the users and thus the profit – whether registration, sale of the establishment of contact. If you want to keep your social media concept lean, you can rely on Instagram, especially with young target groups. With extensions (crossmedia) to Facebook (ads) and Youtube (embedding on blog, partners and press). Today we want to give an insight into what a modern PR concept looks like. Here in best practice of an event. Here are the key data:

  • Model castings for international model agency parallel to Fashion Week
  • Location (first class) above the rooftops of Berlin (House Of Weekend)
  • Opportunity for agency contract and international clients
  • Target group: Female (70%) aged 15-22; Male (30%) aged 16-25

Finished design for Instagram posting and story

This is what the finished animated GIFs look like, which will later be converted to MP4 to be compatible with Instagram.

Instagram Story: Design incl. Swipe (Link) Note

The “Swipe up” function is used to gather information. By wiping with a finger on the smartphone, users can access the link directly. It opens in the browser of the smartphone. Learn more about advertising on Instagram: Stories.

Instagram Posting: Design for channel and advertising

The following graphic is a little smaller in size than the story – why is that? Instagram specifies certain dimensions. Stories are theoretically an inverted HD screen:

  • HD screen: 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high
  • HD screen: 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high
  • Smartphone: 1080 pixels wide x 1920 pixels high

With this you have used the full screen in the graphic design and the user does not see any annoying edges. For postings in the instagram channel or in the timeline we use a smaller version, which fits perfectly into the news.

Another advantage is the use of graphics for advertising on Instagram by the ad manager. Here we achieve additional reach through our lookalike audience.

Graphic design: Creative agency with an eye for style

As you can see in the following screenshot, the development of such a graphic design for Instagram (also Facebook, Youtunbe & Co.) in the high-end area is a complex matter that requires the experience and expertise of the media manager:

Next: Advertisements and Cross Social Media

The basis, our key data, the strategy, the concept, now it goes to the range! We use a mix of ads (Instagram and Facebook) and a youtube video for embedding in the blog and for the press.

Advertising on Instagram and Facebook

The graphics are now used for the ads after being posted and collecting first organic interactions from fans. Since the promotion is also about people who have not yet interacted with the model agency, the reach is extended by additional, purchased reach. As a social media agency, you pay strict attention to click prices when it comes to effectiveness. An example:

  • Campaign A: Instagram, Video, 14-24 years, female, Berlin (+20km) reaches a CPC (Costs per click) of 0.38 EUR
  • Campaign B: Instagram, Image, 14-24 Years, female, Berlin (+20km) reaches a CPC (Costs per click) of 0.61 EUR
  • Campaign C: Facebook, Video, 16-25 years, female, Berlin (+20km) reaches a CPC (Costs per click) of 0.25 EUR
  • Campaign D: Facebook, Picture, 16-25 years, female, Berlin (+20km) reaches a CPC (Costs per click) of 0.59 EUR

Here we would clearly opt for Campaign C with a click price of 0.25 EUR when it comes to Facebook and at Instagram we opt for the video campaign A. Advertisements are tested and, depending on success, cancelled or equipped with more budget.

Facebook Event: Use Network + Recommendations

Facebook is a great place to work with events. Facebook is happy about good events and plays them off relatively well compared to normal postings. Events are an excellent place to collect prospective customers. This way you can constantly share information about the event but also provide questions and answers. Many advantages, the event can also be advertised and thus higher conversions are achieved by direct click.

Gepostet von Cocaine Models am Sonntag, 24. Juni 2018

Youtube video for embedding for blog and press

Pictures say more than a thousand words – how much does a good video say? We use additional, small social media video clips for Youtube for many campaigns. The reason is simple: there is a lot of information that can be perceived by the user through video. Much more than a picture can do and much, much more than a text can do. Videos are interesting and by the modern content management systems, which are used by publishers in addition, Blogger and enterprises, video are simply divisible. Such a YouTube video is simply embedded and users can click on the video. Here is an example of a small, fast video for the promotion:

Intermediate conclusion: Social media needs creativity and concept

Social media strategies only work if several factors come together. Structure alone is not enough. Design alone is not enough. Social media managers need a feeling for fans and followers, but also for the system, structure and of course the selection of media and social networks, so that the concept remains slim for the customer and the performance is right.

Practical tips for a lean campaign: graphics, time & money

Graphic design for social media sounds like a relatively simple story to many people, but the conception is very complex. Social media live from ensuring a constant flow of information from us as a company to consumers. Constant information, transparent insights but also current news that are relevant for our fans. The greatest difficulty in graphic design for social media, however, lies in the daily preparation of new content. Those who also work cross-medially, i.e. across networks between Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or social platforms such as Pinterest, constantly need new content, which in turn is prepared differently for the individual social networks.

Graphic design for Facebook

On Facebook alone, there are countless opportunities for us to work with media. The simplest form is text, but you can add emoticons, links or quotes to the text. The next step is about photos, sounds simple, but is also complex. What is our strategy? Do we have models who are photographed by a photo shoot that takes place at regular intervals to provide new material? Do we have a design concept because we don’t rely on human characters but on graphic elements? Do we use drawings or minimalist styles? The planning of a photo shoot or the concept for a corporate design concept alone, which can then be applied to all social media, even with several graphic designers, takes time. Basically, however, it always needs a good address, which consists of:

  • Text and wording
    Important: Never use slang or colloquial language. Statistically, people migrate to’flabby’ formulations
  • Emoticons say more than a thousand words
  • link to the online shop or to further information
  • More possibilities: Quotations, questions, discussions, etc.

Producing or designing photos: Stylish or optimized?

If we now combine text and photo into one element, then we already have another form, information graphics. So we don’t just make graphics or beautiful photos, but also edit them further, e.g. with text information or also with icons or arrows and circles. This enables us to provide the user with much faster visual access to the information. e.g. by the text hint, arrows or circles mentioned above. If text is placed, how much at all?

Note different formats and dimensions for end devices

If we also plan advertisements on Facebook, we have to be a little cautious with the text content, because purely from the interaction, we should renounce text shares. Facebook ads make the process even more complex, as different graphics have to be created for the different end devices, e.g. notebooks or smartphones. As shown above, each individual social network, but also each end device, uses certain formats. So if we make a posting that is to be launched as an advertisement at a later date, we have to pay attention to it.

If you want to save budget and place a cheap ad, you can work with a square here, for example. The square can be placed nicely on Instagram as well as on Facebook. In the next step we come to an even more complex form of content: videos.
video content for Facebook and Instagram

Not only are videos much more complex to produce, the content must also be adapted to the social network. On Facebook, for example, most video content is initially played without sound. But if there is no sound available to us and it first has to be switched on by the user, caution barrier (!), then we already have to place elements in our video, as well as text, arrows or circles, which exactly point out the advantages to the user. We do not have long time, such a video ad on Facebook, whether organic or through an ad, should not take longer than 30 seconds. Depending on the product, 15 seconds or if it is about image, no matter if for a company or an NGO, also one minute. The lengths are therefore variable depending on the projects and target group.

All these aspects must be considered before the media production, after that comes the booking of the videograph, the video editing but also the acceptance and certain change loops. That’s how complex content planning and production for Facebook can be!

Content Tips for Instagram: Faster Media

How do Facebook and Instagram differ in their approach? Facebook has older users and many users on notebooks and desktops. Here the content and information is often even more detailed, because the individual user gives the content one or two seconds more time – than with Instagram. In addition, text fade-ins are shown immediately. Instagram is much faster here, the timeline lives on many photos and fast likes.

Texts are not placed very prominently and are only partially displayed. It is not possible to set links in the classic postings, only in the Instagram Stories. So our content for Instagram needs to be simpler and deliver the USP that differentiates us from the competition. Products and ideas must therefore be placed relatively prominently, i.e. directly visually perceptible.

That’s why the complexity for Instagram is a little easier than for Facebook (faster production). We don’t have to think about the different devices, because Instagram is used via tablets and smartphones, desktop and notebook are usually omitted. The user group is very special, young and mostly trendy.

Facebook cost-effective, content and ads

As shown in our example above, this best practice is a great way to learn how to make a simple ad.

Theoretically you only need the basic knowledge in Photoshop, which you can learn here on YouTube, some creativity and stockfotos. From this you create a graphic, which then becomes an animation with a few changes. In our Best Practice design example, for example, it is the font that appears: We, want, you! Through animation and movement, our content is much better perceived by users. We do not need any elaborate productions, no photo shoot but also no video production. All we need is our notebook, Photoshop and creativity.

Mobile First: Think of your audience

Most of today’s traffic is generated via mobile devices, so it is worth focusing the ads on square formats or on upright. If you also place advertisements, you can quickly make changes here in the Photoshop file to e.g. make an AB test to find the more effective graphics. The exported GIF file can then be easily converted to a MP4 file, which can be easily published on Instagram and Facebook.

Here once again the differences in the dimensions (pixels):

  • Smartphone: 1080 pixels wide x 1920 pixels high
  • classic HD screen: 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high

Social Media Agency for Graphics, Design, Strategy & Performance

If you are looking for a Social Media Agency , which brings all this experience and expertise with it, just as always has new developments in mind, packs them into new concepts for you and develops strategies for the future, then you are exactly right with us. Our experts are happy to help your company with their experience and know-how in the further development of your social media. Social commerce is playing an increasingly important role and the possibilities of image building and public relations in social media are also on a completely new level. Direct contact with customers not only helps in service, but also in product development and of course in sales – most important.

Advertisements in Instagram Stories: Corporate Advertising

Advertise even more effectively on Instagram? On Instagram you can not only advertise with a posting but also play advertising in the Instagram Stories. Today we want to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such an Instagram Story ad. Like to see a real campaign? Check out this Instagram ads design best practice. But first, the question,

What is an instagram story?

Social networks usually have the possibility to capture special moments in the form of text, photos or videos. These postings are then collected in a timeline. This timeline contains all important moments and postings. On Facebook, this is a stream in which the various contents are displayed one below the other. Instagrams focus is on photos and small videos. On Instagram, these photos and videos appear in three columns next to each other. No matter how, the latest content is always in first place. Such a posting is eternal to watch, if it is not deleted by the user. Accordingly, bloggers put a lot of effort into creating such postings. Every photo has to fit, the post-processing but also the pose. With decoration and location, such a small Instagram photo shoot takes two or three hours.

This relatively high production effort makes it difficult to publish a lot of content. At some point Instagram wanted to set itself apart from the other social networks and came up with ways to make small stories possible. This idea actually came from the provider Snapchat, whose contents are always available for 24 hours. After 24 hours the photos and videos disappear automatically. This form of information transfer brings with it completely new ideas, ways and possibilities.

Stories accompany the everyday life of bloggers

Many are not only interested in the individual photos or videos of Blogger but also want to see the life behind it. How does my blogger actually live? What’s he doing in private? What are their hobbies? What will she experience today and what will she experience tomorrow? All these questions can now be answered in a small story. Stories are, so to speak, a multimedia form of the diary. The diary for the fans or followers can be seen for 24 hours. Who wants can accompany all too the everyday life of its favorite Blogger.

How many stories does a blogger post per day from experience?

According to our experience, experienced bloggers publish 5 to 8 such little stories per day. Often you start your story in the morning, e.g. in bed to greet your fans and wish them a good morning. Then it goes on e.g. with the breakfast or with the styling for the day. Next, you sit in the car or in the taxi, and inform your fans about the planning for the day. Afterwards you might go to the first event or a fashion boutique, immediately make another small selfie video and take your fans with you. That’s exactly what a story is, we see what our idols and role models exaggerate the day.

Stories are based on the very classical principle of well-known people and the people who follow them. Different questions arise for different target groups. Some want to know what everyday life is like, others may accompany their diet. Everyone has their own interests.

As a typical Instagram Star you can also give much more background information in the stories than in photos. Since bloggers on Instagram in particular work mainly with photos and not just video material, there are of course few messages that can be conveyed. Even if it is said that a picture says more than a thousand words, it is still important to interact with words. That’s what most Instagram Stars do with comments. Instagram Stories have become an essential part and are now of course also usable for companies from experience with the advertising possibilities.

What does an Instagram Story ad look like?

When users look at stories, start the stories of the day with one click. Either you see the most recent stories of the people you are following or the most recent stories of a certain person. So when you get the general news channel, you see stories from different bloggers. Ads are placed between the different stories. The ads should look as authentic as the bloggers’ stories. The big advantage in social media is the closeness, you should also look for this in your story, especially I’m talking about human contact. Pure advertisements with text do not work, we need the human touch. A story should not take long and get to the heart of the message relatively quickly.

What does an example Instagram Story video look like?

If you think of a typical video from a story, it will most likely be 8 to 10 seconds long. A human person will say or do something that will quickly attract attention. This can be e.g. a crazy dance, e.g. a current YouTube trend that is recorded. But the person can also say something crazy, so that you have direct attention. Packaged products that can be unpacked quickly also work. In any case, you should get to the core message very quickly. Ideally, the advertised product should also be used immediately.

Can links be placed in the advertisements?

In the Instagram Stories, you can access additional information by wiping up on the mobile phone screen. For example, you can place links to a website or an online shop. You can also add products from the Facebook or Instagram Shop. Since Instagram is part of Facebook, you first have to set up an online shop on Facebook. Once you have done this and both were able to link Facebook and Instagram, you can also link products directly in photos and videos. How long has Instagram not offered a direct link feature, but with the new ad options, advertising on Instagram is more and more worthwhile. As a social media agency, we are happy to recommend this method to our clients in Berlin and other cities.

At Price – How much do Instagram Ads cost?

The cost of Instagram advertising varies greatly and may or may not be more effective depending on the campaign setting. The costs vary between 0.02 € and 14.00 €.

Why does advertising work so well in Instagram Stories?

If you are under 30 years old, you should understand the concept of Instagram Stories relatively quickly and the emotional power you have while viewing stories of your favorite bloggers or idols. When you’re over 30, you can imagine a story in something like a TV show, short and crisp in a celebrity magazine. Here the whole day is described within 30 or 40 seconds and in between, for 5 to 8 seconds, your display appears in exactly the same look. However, there is no big indication before that it is an advertisement. The story simply runs between the other posts, without any conspicuous marking. At first glance, it is indistinguishable from the stories for the user and is therefore perceived with the same emotional strength as the bloggers’ contributions.

Placing one’s own brand is therefore so clever and offers itself very well as a new form or strategy in social media marketing. For companies and enterprises our Social Media Agency therefore offers suitable concepts for the strategic creation but also for the creation and production of content, small videos, with emotionalizing effect. We are your contact for all questions!

Berlin: Social Media Marketing Workshop in front of 150 people – WOW!

Social Media Lectures and training in Berlin we often and gladly hold, but this time it was something special! With a Swiss division of over 150 people, it was all about social media marketing and influencer marketing for over 8 hours. Our decisive goal in the training was to show the young people how they can shine with social media marketing in your company. Because, whether you believe it or not, even after more than 10 years of social media marketing on Facebook and YouTube, there are still many companies and businesses that still do not actively market online. This is why more and more large and medium-sized companies are looking within their own ranks for suitable specialists for the social networks. The further training of new talents interested in social media marketing is a good investment in the future for many companies. Social media marketing is not only an excellent way to implement aspects of public relations and image building, but also to achieve direct sales. That was exactly what our new workshop in Berlin was all about!

Work Shop in Berlin with 150 people, how does it work?

Most companies plan such trainings only for their own employees, these workshops are often staffed with three, four or five people, who can be introduced to the advantages of social media marketing over several hours, but also the methods and the strategy how to achieve these successes. Transferring this concept to a division of 150 people is a challenge. Today we want to give a small insight into the organization of such larger workshops in social media marketing.

Our location is not far from Alexanderplatz, in the direction of Prenzlauer Berg you come directly to the hotel and conference venue Leonardo Royal. Here, in ballroom 3, the participants gathered already in the morning, on time at 8 o’clock it started. Our concept was not to respond to all 150 people but to divide the participants into two larger groups. Group 1 deals in the morning with the topics of social media marketing in the form of a lecture but also in a two-hour group work as well as a pitch, very real at the agency Welt. Let’s take a look at the details of the workshop.

Group training, pitch and presentations in the workshop

As already described, we divided the large number of 150 participants into two groups of 75 participants each. Each group will receive an intensive workshop lasting three and a half hours. This begins with a one-hour presentation on the topic of success in social media marketing, growth figures, but also user numbers and current statistics. These give young social media managers a good insight into the current risks and opportunities that arise with the topic of online marketing and social media. Because of course you have to be honest and not only consider the best success scenario but also the sausage case. All this is part of the work of a good social media manager. In addition to these strategic insights, there are also insights into the Employment Agency. We show how successful content planning is done so that social media channels can be played daily with new content. These are not published live but planned in advance by social media software. In the next step we will deal with one of the new aspects of online marketing, Influencer Marketing.

Influencer Marketing and Strategies for Successful Social Media Management

In addition to the classic and regular, daily postings, the main focus of marketing is always to stay on the ball. The world of social networks is developing extremely fast, quite different from classical marketing, as well as print posters or TV advertising. Social networks emerge, but they also disappear, while on Facebook you could still shine with organic reach a year ago, nowadays reach is only possible through paid advertising. All these shifts must of course be taken into account by the Social Media Manager when it comes to new concepts and strategies. Bloggers in particular must also come into focus, because they are the new reach carriers of the social media. Today, young people aged 16 or 18 reach 100,000 people, in some cases even millions. This reach, compared to established media such as print magazines, which only reach 100,000 people with the highest effort and editorial work as well as journalists. Bloggers achieve the same result with a workload of 0.01%. Of course, bloggers are also becoming more and more aware of their value and influence, which is why social media managers need to prove their skills in negotiations, planning and strategy for such influencer campaigns on YouTube, Instagram or Facebook. In our workshop we deal with all these aspects and show with best practice examples how marketing methods can work and lead to success, for products as well as brands.

Group work, planning of social media campaign

During the group work phase, the participants work in smaller teams on the concrete development of a social media concept for a client that also exists in reality. We often give our participants current projects so that they have a real Best Practice Example for the exercise and not just a fictitious case. In one hour the participants have time to set up their basic planning. A detailed case study, which we will present to you in a short 15-minute presentation shortly before the group work, will help you. On the basis of this case study you can orientate yourself very well and set up your own planning. All in all, the short presentation of the different groups consists of a 3 to 4 page slide. These first address the customer and the USP (unique selling proposition) the product, i.e. the special characteristics that make the product unique and distinguish it from the competition. In the second slide we already deal with the daily content, the daily work of a social media manager. Slide 3 then deals with the conception of a video for YouTube in cooperation with an influencer. Here the storyboard is worked out, i.e. the history of the video but also the influencer selection is compiled on the basis of quality evaluation and calculation.

Presentation phase for the groups, presentation of the strategy

In the presentation phase we give the participants a special kick. Like in the real world, customers often don’t have much time. Therefore, the film should be short and the pitch, i.e. the presentation of the concept, should take place within three minutes. So the different teams compete against each other. The trick is that each brand is presented by two teams. This is a competitive situation, but you can also see in direct comparison what the other group has thought. The other participants can also follow live how the individual concepts were set up and think for themselves.

Evaluation of the presentation and the social media concept by experts

Our speaker as social media expert gives a short evaluation of the overall performance after each individual presentation. Here individual critical points are discussed and taken apart in the entire group, so each individual group can improve and also their presentation. The expert’s assessment also helps to consolidate the participants’ own knowledge. Due to the fast pitch situation, in which each group has only three minutes time, the head is very challenged! You can see different models and different ideas within a very short time. Due to the constant repetition and the focused work, the contents of our advanced training remain with the participants and they can apply their knowledge already on the next day practically in the enterprise.

The practical work in particular plays a very special role in our workshops and further training courses. If you want to learn to be a social media manager, you have to have a high degree of creativity that cannot be learned through theoretical knowledge. Practical work and comparisons as well as the reputation of competitors but also other industries, bloggers or magazines helps your own creativity. Therefore we try to promote thought processes and give impulses through concentrated work, from the beginning and success of social media marketing to practical work in the groups.

The big final presentation, future in social media marketing

To mark the end of the big job, there will be a big final presentation in which we will once again discuss the future of social media marketing. In particular the high growth figures, which do not only result in Germany, every year half a million new users, who register in social media, also world-wide the new registrations are so outstanding that for years not only in the registration numbers registers itself but also in the conversions by Social Media marketing are reached. All these links show that the investment in the further education and training of employees in social media marketing pays off. Berlin companies in particular take care that new concepts are quickly adopted for their own brand or startup due to the large internationality of the city. It doesn’t matter whether you are a start-up or a medium-sized company, the orientation towards new marketing methods is always part of the company philosophy here in Berlin. But other cities are also following suit and focusing more and more on social media marketing, not only in the area of private customers, B2C, but also in the key account business, B2B.

Summary: Social media workshop day

Here once again summarized our procedure:

  1. Group training, pitch and presentations in the workshop
  2. Influencer marketing and strategies for successful social media management
  3. Group work, planning of social media campaign
  4. Presentation phase for the groups, presentation of the strategy
  5. The big final presentation, future in social media marketing

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Online Supermarket Test USA! From organic food to grilled meat on Instagram

In the United States, there are now the largest supermarket chains in the world, Walmart, Whole Food or even Trader Joe’s. Doing the big weekend shopping and then driving home in the SUV to the family, the few want to do that themselves. As a result, US online food retailing is growing rapidly. From New York to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, more and more people order their food, from fruit to drinks, vegetables, sugar, bread and salt more and more on the Internet. It pays off an online order! Not only that you save a lot of time shopping, as well as carrying the many shopping bags, sometimes you even save real money! Because it’s worth shopping online, especially when you’re buying in bulk. Not only for families, but also for singles, the online order is always attractive and therefore we wanted to look at the US supermarket chains in comparison. Who tries, who gets his fans involved, who reaches the most people?

The big supermarket chains have long been on the Internet and try to bring their products digitally to the man and to the woman. The Internet shops are very simple, so that you can not only order conveniently from the notebook but also from the phone. Not only the big supermarkets are involved, also Amazon is becoming more and more widespread in food online trading. With the first pilot projects you try to become a permanent player in the market. The food industry is very hard! It’s about every single center and every single gram. You only make money with the big crowd, that’s why it is so important for online shops to reach a lot of people.

Target group for online food

The target group for online grocery orders is clearly defined and aimed at an audience that is very Internet affine anyway. If you do not order anything else on the internet, you will not start with food. However, the other ordered products, no matter in what form, for the jump to the first food order is not far. If you look at the online usage of the Americans, we focus on an audience of 20 to 40 years. For people from 35 to 45 years you should drive another campaign. For people, including seniors and retirees, a second campaign, which specifically addresses the children of the elderly, is also profitable. With the incredible advantage that the old man or the old lady no longer has to carry their bags themselves. But they are conveniently delivered to the front door. It is not just about fruit but also about everyday things and kitchen rolls or toilet paper, dish soap but also sugar, pepper or paprika spice powder.

Instagram Marketing of the Big US Supermarkets

In addition to Facebook and YouTube, Instagram is part of everyday life today. Thanks to the new Instagram shopping function, you can now also guide your own fans to the online shop for the first time. No winning code or awkward clicks through a link on the biography page of Instagram. Shopping on Instagram has never been so easy and that’s why we wanted to take a close look at the market. Food on the internet that is relatively new, that’s why here our market check USA!

Markets in comparison

If you take a look at the Instagram channels of America’s largest supermarket chains, it quickly becomes clear that the social media managers attach particular importance to healthy food, families or animals. Especially Whole Foods has come up with a very nice idea: a dog carrying the Whole Foods bag in its mouth? Brilliant! Kroger is a little less creative on Instagram. The food does not look appetizing, the posts are not varied, here simply the creativity is missing.

  • Whole Foods: Getting the Dog – 8.5 / 10
  • Walmart: The Family Market of Fashion, Food and All – 7.2 / 10
  • Trader Joe’s: Tasty Meets Art – 8.1 / 10
  • Aldi USA: Upcoming for Fresh Foods – 7.8 / 10
  • Sprouts: The Farmers Market – 6.9 / 10
  • Fairway Market: Freshness that does not quite perform – 6.7 / 10
  • Wild Oat Marketplace: Wild, wild, wild! – 6.2 / 10
  • Kroger: Well meant, but no – 4.8 / 10
  • Food Lion: Little Performance – 6.0 / 10

Quick check for engagement

The quick check at the bottom of each retailer’s retail list gives you an idea of ​​the interaction rate. Quickly skipped is the formula:

Engagement = Likes / Followers

Of course, the result can be influenced by social bots. Ultimately, however, at least a cross-sectoral indicator that allows quick conclusions. These interaction rates can be checked more precisely by long-term tracking of posts, comments and likes. The Total Rating then stands for the combination of interaction with the visual performance of the channel.

Whole Foods: Getting the Dog

Whole Foods is a real giant! The Instagram channel has over 2.5 million fans and the concept is also very delicious. A special teaser at Whole Foods are the dogs in each 7/8 image. A small, cute dog with Whole Food bag. We’ve talked about Petfluencer in Marketing before.

  • Rating: 8.5 / 10
  • 2,962 posts
  • 2,500,000 subscribers
  • 4,517 subscribed
  • 13,600 likes on average
  • 157 comments
  • Quick Check: 0.54% engagement
  • Whole Foods Instagram

Walmart: The Family Market with Fashion, Food and Everything

Walmart is known worldwide and Walmart brings it to Instagram on Instagram. Walmart is clearly broader than the typical food supermarket. Fashion, furnishings but also events, sports and animals.

  • Rating: 7.2 / 10
  • 1,326 posts
  • 1,000,000 subscribers
  • 54 subscribed
  • 3,600 likes on average
  • 132 comments
  • Quick Check: 0.36% engagement
  • Walmart Instagram

Trader Joe’s: Tasty meets art

Trader Joe’s has one of the most beautiful channels because they dare. With small drawn cartoon sketches they tell little stories or take drawn hands that pick up the bacon. Very loving and partly elaborate thought and produced.

  • Rating: 8.1 / 10
  • 292 posts
  • 424,000 subscribers
  • 0 subscribed
  • 9,870 likes on average
  • 241 comments
  • Quick Check: 2.32% engagement
  • Trader Joe’s Instagram

Aldi USA: Upcoming for Fresh Foods

Tasty and fresh, very different than you know it from the German original. Aldi USA presents itself as a healthy brand with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as delicious breakfast ideas.

  • Rating: 7.8 / 10
  • 545 posts
  • 185,000 subscribers
  • 114 subscribed
  • 1,900 likes on average
  • 32 comments
  • Quick Check: 0.10% engagement
  • Aldi USA Instagram

Sprouts: The Farmers Market

Go Green! At Sprouts there are fresh vegetables and fruit from the countryside. Sprouts knows how to deal with delicious novelties as well as classics like tomato and paprika.

  • Rating: 6.9 / 10
  • 1,544 posts
  • 113,000 subscribers
  • 6,879 subscribed
  • 813 likes on average
  • 14 Comments
  • Quick Check: 6,08% engagement
  • Sprouts Instagram

Fairway Market: freshness that unfortunately does not quite perform

Fairway Market is unusually fresh, showing not only products but also manufacturing and producers. From grilled meats to delicious desserts, everything included. Nevertheless, Fairway Market with 1,119 postings manages only 6,819 followers. Strange, still nice!

  • Rating: 6.7 / 10
  • 1,119 posts
  • 6,819 subscribers
  • 2,724 subscribed
  • 104 likes on average
  • 9 comments
  • Quick Check: 1.52% engagement
  • Fairway Market Instagram

Wild Oat Marketplace: Wild, wild, wild!

After the good recommendations, it is now a little unsorted at Wild Oats. As the name Wild says, here on Instagram we have a mix of sunsets, reposts of other users, shelves, flower markets – what? Where is the focus?

  • Rating: 6.2 / 10
  • 345 posts
  • 8,556 subscribers
  • Subscribe to 1.451
  • 82 likes on average
  • 4 comments
  • Quick Check: 0.95% engagement
  • Wild Oat Instagram

Kroger: Well meant, but no

Kroger is also one of the largest supermarket chains in the US, but Instagram does not represent that at all. Blurred photos, not very well put together food (pancake disaster or muesli / cheese / something Bowls), right after spooky photos with supposedly funny fonts. Heavy food with few followers. The CTA link (Call to action for possible sale) leads to a PDF form. Only just over 50,000 followers in over 1.5 million Facebook. Weak performance.

  • Rating: 4.8 / 10
  • 1,142 posts
  • 52,100 subscribers
  • Subscribe to 1.452
  • 439 likes on average
  • 22 Comments
  • Quick Check: 0.84% ​​engagement
  • Kroger Instagram

Food Lion: Little Performance

Surprising is also Food Lion. One of the big supermarket chains in the US, but only 6,627 followers. Strange but true. They try very hard, but only makes the typical mix of Facebook photos and any tasty reposts.

  • Rating: 6.0 / 10
  • 177 posts
  • 6,627 subscribers
  • 0 subscribed
  • 68 likes on average
  • up to 2 comments
  • Quick Check: 1.02% engagement
  • Food Lion Instagram

The largest food chains in the US

These are the largest chains of the USA currently (source: Wikipedia).

  1. Albertsons LLC – 2,400 stores
  2. Aldi Nord (operates under the name of Trader Joe’s) – 479 stores
  3. Aldi Sud (operates under the name Aldi) – 1,600 stores
  4. Costco – approximately 500 warehouse stores
  5. Ahold Delhaize – 2265 stores
    Food Lion (1098)
    Hannaford (188 stores)
    Giant Carlisle (197 stores)
    Giant Landover (169 stores)
    Stop & amp; Shop (416 stores)
    Martin’s Food Markets (197 stores)
  6. Kmart Super Center – 1 store, formerly 105 stores at its peak
  7. Kroger – 2,460 stores;
  8. SpartanNash – 167 retail stores
  9. SuperValu Inc . – 1,582 stores (691 corporate and 891 franchised stores)
  10. SuperTarget – 251 stores
  11. Walmart – 3522 stores + 699 Neighborhood Markets + 660 Sam’s Clubs
  12. Whole Foods – 430 stores

Conclusion it could be more in food online trading

Instagram marketing has not yet fully penetrated the big US supermarket chains. In particular, 2 of the big chains are so far hardly trouble on Instagram to be present. As they gather over a million fans on Facebook, the Instagram channels abandon loveless postings. Badly copied is only just won and therefore it is advisable to reconsider its Instagram marketing strategy for large American food retailers. New content, new ideas, new photos and videos! A large part of the US supermarkets already has a good figure in Internet marketing. Nevertheless, the giants can learn something from the small startups. That’s why we took a close look at the food startups to find out why their interaction is 10 times higher on average! How does it work out here compared to food startups!

 

Top Food Start Ups USA Check! High Investment Marketing – Guaranteed Success?

After we compared the food online shops USA and food shops in Germany in our last food check, today we draw the comparison to startups in the food online trade! Why? In the analysis of the US and German supermarkets, which are active on Instagram to gain more reach, the relatively low interaction rate has been noticed. On average, American supermarket chains are barely achieving an inflation rate of 1%.

What does this interaction rate mean?

Everyone can have fans, eg. through a one-time but big promotion. As a result, many people became aware of us once, follow our channel but are then ghosts. No interaction, no likes, no comments. Our brand is consistently ignored. The interaction rate is very easy to calculate, in its simple model

Interaction = (likes + comments * 4) / number of followers

So if our channel has 100,000 fans, but only 875 of them interact with our medium, our below interaction rate is under one percent. If we had 5,100 interactions, we would be at 5%. For large companies can make a small smear here, by their already very high online presence, you reach many people. The calculation of the interaction quota is therefore so important for companies. Fans are relative, we explain this again and again in our work as a social media consultant. Many supposed influencers buy their likes or followers on the internet. Filtering out who has real increases and who is struggling with unfair means is the challenge. That’s why many companies consult a social media agency when it comes to booking bloggers. That shows the great value of the interaction.

That’s why even big companies should make an effort in their social media marketing, because it is not just about the fans that are achieved by the general brand awareness, it is about creating interaction in this community. Especially the community thought is important, why am I on Instagram? What added value am I looking for here? Do I want detailed information? Do I want many lyrics? Or do I just want to be entertained?

It’s precisely this regular and steady flow of information – photos and videos instead of long texts – that should be taken care of in Instagram Marketing . In particular, food start ups make this work. No matter if it’s about the muesli for the trouser pocket or a healthy smoothie. Young founders have a lot of ideas and some make their idea a true brand!

Food Start Ups in the US vs Germany

Of course, we first stretched our feelers towards the USA. With a reputed article as a basis, we set out to analyze the various Instagram accounts. We quickly noticed that many US food start-ups are having less trouble with their Instagram channel. It looks quite different in Germany, here we could not find a single bad candidate from our various copies. As part of our company’s social media marketing in the food industry, we wanted to share a few channels with you, including 3 US examples and 3 examples Germany present. Includes interaction rates and followers for a quick comparison.

Negative Example: America’s Start Ups Spend Little Time

  1. Melt Organic – Wow … speechless. Where is the Social Media Manager – 3.5 / 10
  2. Rooibee Red Tea: More standard does not work: Product, Influencer, ready – 5.1 / 10

To save the honor, we still have a positive example from the United States: Love Suja – The only bright spot, is still! – 6.5 / 10

Positive example: attention to detail from Germany

  1. Little Lunch Soups: Tasty Stews in Glass – 8.1 / 10
  2. Oatmeal: The Muesli for Your Pocket – 7.8 / 10
  3. True Fruits: Lives on the spirit of the “cult drink” – 6.1 / 10

Comparison: Start Up Instagram Marketing with High Invest – Guaranteed Success?

In my search for creativity in the food industry, of course, I did not come for a look at the USA. What about creative ideas in social media marketing? Here would have to find something! But … no indication. “The United States Of Food: The Most Well-Funded Food & Beverage Startups In Each State” ( article ) first promised me that it has to be good concepts, otherwise nobody would invest. Looking at the social media channels, I was amazed. Almost speechless. Little creative, total standard and no one manages over 5,000 followers. The worst examples (especially the area of ​​fitness I save you directly). No best practice! Here’s just a quick look at Instagram Nogos. You can also see the relatively high number of follower numbers compared to the interaction – bought? Let’s take a quick look at the frame data of the channels.

Quick check for engagement

The quick check at the bottom of each retailer’s retail list gives you an idea of ​​the interaction rate. Quickly skipped is the formula:

Engagement = Likes / Followers

Of course, the result can be influenced by social bots. Ultimately, however, at least a cross-sectoral indicator that allows quick conclusions. These interaction rates can be checked more precisely by long-term tracking of posts, comments and likes. The Total Rating then stands for the combination of interaction with the visual performance of the channel.

Melt Organic: Wow … speechless. Where is the Social Media Manager

No love in Instagram management despite great product and state in supermarkets. Melt is the slightly different butter. Unfortunately, the channel is anything but exceptional.

  • Rating: 3.5 / 10
  • 1,496 subscribers
  • 1,186 subscribed
  • 200 posts
  • 44 Likes on average
  • Quick Check: 2.94% Engagement
  • Melt Organic Instagram

Rooibee Red Tea: More standard does not work: Product, Influencer, ready

Standard, absolute standard. A bottle in close-up, some influencer looking at the ground … um 2.471 subscribers and only 16-30 likes. Again, there is again little love in the channel and more of a $ 9 Social Bot.

  • Rating: 5.1 / 10
  • 2,471 subscribers
  • 1,056 subscribed
  • 510 posts
  • 36 likes on average
  • Quick Check: 1.45% engagement
  • Rooibee Red Tea Instagram

Love Suja: The only bright spot in the US: It’s okay!

So that we can at least have a good example from the article “The United States Of Food: The Most Well-Funded Food & Beverage Startups In Each State”, here’s the channel of Love Suja. Actually only a drink, but chic, modern and lively presented. Where the subscribers are not genuine under warranty.

  • Rating: 6.5 / 10
  • 2,361 posts
  • 150,000 subscribers
  • 2,529 subscribed
  • 455 likes on average
  • Quick Check: 0.30% engagement
  • Love Suja Instagram

Food Startups in Germany: 3 Good Recommendations for Instagram

New concepts, new happiness. A look at the food startup industry.

Startups for Online Foods Comparison

We take a look at the new ideas around healthy eating, organic food, drinks and superfood.

Little Lunch Soups: Tasty Stews in Glass

From my own experience, I know how delicious the small glass are. With the TV-format “Cave of the Lions” Little Lunch became even better known. Also on Instagram, the company is exemplary with a mix of products, ideas and bloggers.

  • Rating: 8.1 / 10
  • 402 posts
  • 17,900 subscribers
  • 317 subscribed
  • 520 likes on average
  • 11 Comments (up to 200 on promotions, sweepstakes)
  • Quick Check: 2.90% engagement
  • Little Lunch Instagram

Oatmeal: The Muesli The Flapjack for the trouser pocket

Another cereal bar? Oh yes, the Start Up Hafervoll shows how to create a sympathetic, genuine and lovable product. For the mass market and for athletes. You are also very active on the Instagram channel.

  • Rating: 7.8 / 10
  • 465 posts
  • 20,100 subscribers
  • 3,771 subscribed
  • 1,220 likes on average
  • 47 Comments
  • Quick Check: 6.06% engagement
  • Hafervoll Instagram

True Fruits: Lives on the spirit of the “cult drink”

The Instagram channel is less successful than many others, but True Fruits is so well placed that many love the brand. They focus on transparent content and innovative bottle design. Just a little more than just a smoothie.

  • Rating: 6.1 / 10
  • 719 posts
  • 107,000 subscribers
  • 9 subscribed
  • 2630 likes on average
  • 39 Comments
  • Quick Check: 2.45% engagement
  • True Fruits Instagram

 

Conclusion of the startups, the big food companies can learn

Especially in the love and devotion to Instagram marketing, every single text, photo or video, lies the power of the young start ups. With an interaction rate of 10%, you typically get ten times more people to interact with their content in the form of likes or comments. As a result, you not only have more people actively committed to branding but also achieve a greater viral effect. With each Like also friends get to see the respective post and can choose to like it or ignore it. If you also decide to make a positive statement, the viral effect becomes even bigger. That’s why it’s so important for companies to pay so much attention to the interaction rate in their Instagram marketing and to the fact that users really interact with the medium and not just leave it alone. Therein lies the power of the startup.

Online Supermarket Check Germany! Food on Instagram: Who is the best?

Ordering fresh food online, whether in organic quality or the conventional products, more and more people are enthusiastic about food ordering from the Internet. Food, nutrition, healthy living but also the little temptations of everyday life such as a delicious barbecue with friends or the calorie-containing dessert are part of a good life. Everyone knows their own supermarket around the corner, and in large cities you often even have the choice between several providers. Even on the Internet, you can choose this great advantage between different online store providers for food. Thanks to the search engines, we always have the best recommendations for online shops at hand, even on the go on the phone, we can see what offers are currently available. Whether fruit, vegetables and meat and sausages. You can order everything online today. In Germany too, more and more supermarkets are converting from stationary to online retailing. Digital commerce offers great benefits for everyone involved.

Benefits of Food Online Trading

  • Less waste, the logistics chain produces less waste that is commonplace in brick-and-mortar retailing. Over amounts are thrown away or donated to aid projects. The majority ends up in the garbage bin. By pre-ordering on the Internet, you need fewer products in the central trade and thus in the supermarket.
  • All orders are managed centrally on a regional warehouse.
  • Less effort for the customer. No carrying, dragging or moaning under heavy bags anymore. Especially for heavy products with drinks and water, the customer does not need to carry bags anymore. That takes over the delivery service. Even third, fourth or fifth floor boarding is done by the caterers. Of course, such a food online ordering is of course very valuable, especially for seniors and the elderly, and that is why this concept pays off, even if very few seniors and older people currently order online.
  • Higher costs. Although one would think that prices fall through the online trade, these remain almost the same. The warehouse operator no longer pushes an 800 kg pallet at once but has to divide the big containers into individual pieces. 5 apples, three pears and 4 carrots. For this purpose, the logistics is much more complex, every single person must be approached, resulting in shipping costs. Ultimately, the purchase costs 2 or 3 € more, but you save a lot of work.

Prefer to order online or shop locally?

I myself am not a big fan of shopping online and how was in the supermarket around the corner. See products, but they also feel spontaneous considerations, what am I cooking today? On the other hand, there are products that we constantly need in our daily lives, not only kitchen rolls but also products like salt or milk or water. Such products can be perfectly covered by online orders. Also through subscription features that allow products to be delivered on a regular basis. As a social media agency , we wanted to take a closer look at this digital food trend. The food industry, as a very young segment, is also very interesting for our next lectures and speeches. The first pilot models and start ups have been around for 4 or 5 years now. That brings a lot of experience and expertise together. But how are the big food suppliers on Instagram? What effect do they achieve and which reaction? Today we take a close look at the food online suppliers and their Instagram Marketing .

The Market and Delivery Comparison: Who Convinced Instagram?

Rewe is an absolute role model in social media management. Chic, direct, well packed and makes you want more!

  • Rewe as a role model: recipes, help and delicious -9.1 / 10
  • Edeka: Tasty and with a line -8.5 / 10
  • Alnatura: Organic Supermarket -8.9 / 10
  • Temma: Organic Supermarket -5.6 / 10
  • Kaufland: baking and frying -6.2 / 10
  • Lidl: There’s no arguing about taste -4.3 / 10

Quick check for engagement

The quick check at the bottom of each retailer’s retail list gives you an idea of ​​the interaction rate. Quickly skipped is the formula:

Engagement = (likes + comments * 4) / number of followers

Of course, the result can be influenced by social bots. Ultimately, however, at least a cross-sectoral indicator that allows quick conclusions. These interaction rates can be checked more precisely by long-term tracking of posts, comments and likes. The Total Rating then stands for the combination of interaction with the visual performance of the channel.

Rewe as a role model: recipes, help and delicious!

Rewe not only has his @rewe channel, but also various subaccounts, such as careers @ Rewe career. Of course, not everyone can afford such a large network, but it is exemplary. In addition Rewe puts always small cards with short, suitable texts like “Mango No.5” (allusion to the summer hit) or also with pancakes “Yes! Queline”. Clean integration of private label Yes! in the post.

  • Rating: 9.1 / 10
  • 792 posts
  • 130,000 subscribers
  • Subscribe to 378
  • 2,000 likes on average
  • 30 Comments
  • Quick Check: 1.53% engagement
  • Rewe Instagram

Edeka: Delicious and with a line

In particular, Edeka focuses on his well-known corporate design of dark background and colored, colorful foreground. Simply explained: Black slate in the background and delicious food, logo or writings on top.

  • Rating: 8.5 / 10
  • 469 posts
  • 81,800 subscribers
  • 308 subscribed
  • 1,200 likes on average
  • 16 comments
  • Quick Check: 1.46% engagement
  • Edeka Instagram

Alnatura: Organic Supermarket

Alnatura is about organic products. The assortment is designed for this purpose and Alnatura is no longer found only in big cities but more and more distributed in Germany. The company is also busy on Instagram.

  • Rating: 8.9 / 10
  • 522 posts
  • 100,000 subscribers
  • 252 subscribed
  • 1,625 likes on average
  • 18 comments
  • Quick Check: 1.62%
  • Alnatura Instagram

Temma: Organic Supermarket

The Rewe daughter is currently being tested in Cologne and Dusseldorf and I am to add as a high quality organic segment to the parent company. Rewe has many daughters, including Penny. The high engagement rate (return of likes and comments of the followers per picture) is still so high Temma, since it is a young channel. The first followers are often employees, friends, etc. Of course, they have a higher involvement and tend to like it more.

Penny is currently still on its own Instagram channel and currently serves only Youtube and Facebook. Facebook makes it to 327.103 like “likes” information, so the jump to Instagram would be made quickly.

  • Rating: 5.6 / 10
  • 95 posts
  • 403 subscribers
  • 259 subscribed
  • 35 likes on average
  • up to 1 comment
  • Quick Check: 8.68% engagement
  • Temma Instagram

Kaufland: baking and roasting

Kaufland relies less on the actual Instagram user (reference: lifestyle, tendency to a healthy life), Kaufland rather picks up the roast and roast friends. From stewed goose to hearty ribs on dumplings.

  • Rating: 6.2 / 10
  • 214 amounts
  • 31,600 subscribers
  • 23 subscribed
  • 1,150 likes on average
  • 14 Comments (sometimes 100+ with questions)
  • Quick Check: 3.63% engagement
  • Kaufland Instagram

Lidl: You can argue about taste – not!

Phew. Tasty far from delicious is Lidl. Black people, next to black sandals and below text, text, text. Products are small, there are many, no focus. Where do you start? Not at all.

  • Rating: 4.3 / 10
  • 1,185 posts
  • 131,000 subscribers
  • 30 subscribed
  • 530 likes on average
  • 22 Comments
  • Quick Check: 0.40% engagement
  • Lidl Instagram

Hello Fresh: Tasty Recipes in a Box

Hello Fresh supplies cook boxes containing fresh food and suitable food. On Instagram, Hello Fresh convinces very simply with healthy meals on rustic plates. Top!

  • Rating: 6.0 / 10
  • 1,897 posts
  • 42,500 subscribers
  • 2,700 subscribed
  • 1,086 likes on average
  • 31 Comments
  • Quick Check: 2.55% engagement
  • Hello Fresh Instagram

Conclusion German food supermarkets on Instagram

After 3 days of intensive work with the food industry in Germany, the USA and Europe, we can draw the following conclusion for Germany. Especially the big chains, if they are represented on Instagram, are well positioned. The only exception here is Lidl, either the concept is not aesthetically planned or one has forgotten to deal with Instagram. Rewe and Edeka focus on delicious dishes, freshly presented, day after day. Even Kaufland can convince less, currently reaches more than 100,000 people. In addition to the traditional supermarkets, there are also the organic grocers!

Instagram is made for lifestyle! Of course, biologically correct diet, vegan trends or even others like Detox fit perfectly into this social network. That’s why the organic online retailers are relatively strong in the market. Alnatura sets a good example and shows how to connect the world with a good attitude to life and your own brand. If one compares the interaction rates of the different supermarkets, then it turns out that with the fewest a high interaction exists. Although a relatively large number of people follow the channel, only relatively few likes or comments are made. On average, the major German supermarkets barely manage one percent of the interaction rate. In contrast, there are startups who can look forward to almost 10% interaction rate! What can the big companies learn from the new players? Here’s a glimpse of the Food Start Up World on Instagram.

Instagram Marketing: Strategy of an Agency | Social Media Insights!

Instagram marketing – How to create a social media channel for Instagram! Let’s take a look at our Instagram Agency. How do you plan the successful launch of your own Instagram channel? Whether fashion, sports, nutrition, accessories, hotels, agencies or online shops. Service providers and producers are increasingly entering Instagram. Scattering losses are low and the target group can directly access further information (shop, newsletter, etc.). But how do you start with Instagram? How often do you post? How do you produce content for Instagram? How do you get in contact with bloggers and agencies? We take a look at Instagram from A-Z: How to Build an Instagram Channel!

Interested in an Instagram Workshop with Social Media One? Our Instagram expert comes into your company so that your employees get know-how directly on site. With a training for your employees, you can keep know-how in your own company and always respond flexibly to events. In stories, postings or even live stories. Click here for more information on our Instagram Workshop.

Instagram channel build: agency strategy

The Company

Definition, Audience and Destination Definition for Instagram

At the start of the training, we talk about knowledge, experience and your previous brand strategy.

  • Company
  • Network analysis
  • target
  • Target definition
  • Matrix – Company / Network / Target group
  • Social media manager (capacities)
  • Definition for SM

Instagram

Network, App and Statistics for Business

In the second part we take a basic look at Instagram. Depending on previous knowledge of the social media manager, this point in the training is more or less intensive.

  • Network
  • Target
  • User Interface
  • Statistics
  • Story
  • Post

Market and Competition

Competition Analysis and Best Practice

What are other industries doing and what are your direct competitors doing? After the check you know the success factors.

  • Commerce / E-Commerce
  • Campaigns best practice marketing
  • Campaigns best practice in your industry
  • Competitive analysis

Audience

Combine Audience and Enterprise Analysis

Who buys our products? Who cares about our services? We take a close look at your target audience and potential new target audience.

  • target group analysis
  • Matrix – Who are we / who are you?
  • Conclusion
  • Content Objective

Content

Content Marketing for Instagram: That’s how it works

Content marketing is not a hype! In search engines good content is the A & O but also in social media marketing.

  • Content that works
  • Value
  • Matrix content
  • Analyze media content / partners
  • Analyze Media Content Internally
  • Matrix Media
  • Make Media
  • Content Planning
  • Forecasting

Content Production

What Media Content can we provide for Instagram?

  • Technical possibilities
  • Financial Opportunities
  • Human resources
  • Team Integration

Then it’s about value added for users:

  • Include users
  • Value
  • SEO as a subject scout
  • Contests

Then we’ll see how existing media can be linked to our Instagram Instagram network:

  • Crossmedia and campaign
  • POS / Social link
  • Own Ideas
  • Link Online Shop / Social
  • Linking Influencer / Social

Software

Social Media Manager Tools

Btw. For a complete list of tools, see: Social Media Software Recommendation.

  • Software overview and tool options
  • Content Advance Planning
  • Crossmedia content planning
  • Automatic Likes
  • Social Bot

Advertising

Ads are on Instagram

How do you actually advertise products and services on Instagram?

  • The Basics
  • Account
  • User Interface Power Editor
  • Campaign creation
  • Campaign Settings
  • Split Testing
  • Evaluation

Measuring success:

Ads and Tracking for Online Shop

Especially the success measurement is very important for companies and shops. But what options do we have to track the completion and sales on Instagram?

  • Pixel creation
  • Pixel Integration
  • Campaign Vote
  • Costs
  • Estimate

The detailed planning and strategy for the Instagram Afubau comes right after the workshop!


Instagram Workshop

Depending on the knowledge of the social media managers, a workshop goes up to 8 units. Absolutes Basics is the 1 unit, the brainstorming. Creative input, experience and best practice for your successful start on Instagram. In particular, we are concerned with the definition of all relevant parts of the market (competition, target audience, products, etc.) in connection with media (photos, videos, etc. / foreign material, in-house production, etc.) to a story. Who are we!

Instagram Basic Training for Employees and Social Media Managers

Workshop topic: Creative Session + System for Instagram

Workshop / Brainstorming: 2 x 2h

Number of persons: 3-20 persons

Result:

  • Strategy Development
  • Know How

Instagram Advanced Workshop for Employees and Social Media Manager

Workshop topic: Creative Session + System for Instagram + Insights

Workshop / Brainstorming: 1 x 2h

Number of persons: max. 3 persons

Result:

  • Strategy Development
  • Content Model
  • Know How
  • Advertising or Blogger / Influencer Relations

Contact & Social Media Expert

Interested in a further education of Social Media One? We send you our social media expert Stephan M. Czaja directly into the company. Now go to contact!


Building Instagram Channel: The Strategy for Social Media Managers

In the following we want to briefly give a deeper insight into the training. Every workshop is individual – just like your company, your products and your employees. Our social media expert focuses on the most important work steps and makes your employees fit for social media making!

Definition, Audience and Destination Definition for Instagram

Our starting point: Who are you? Already the big sticking point. People love the brand or use the brand. Cf. from the food industry:

Are you already in the public eye or is it a start up? The reactions of the users are different. Why is that? We take a look at psychological aspects of the target group.

Network Analysis

  • Online Shop
  • Social Network Presence
  • B2B Marketing
  • B2C Marketing
  • POS Marketing

Define target group

  • Your customers
  • New customers in SM

Goal Definition and Benefits

Keyfacts – what do we want to achieve?

  • Brand presence
  • Brand fans
  • New customers

Matrix – Company / Network / Target Group

  • Summary of all findings

Social Media Manager in the Enterprise

  • Previous knowledge in SM
  • Experience in Software
  • Image editing in software

Marketing Message Definition (Core Message)

  • There are many products that …
    but we are the only ones …
  • There are studies that … / we want to convince, so we bring witnesses – why does XY work?
    integration of Advocates / Bloggers / Customers

Instagram: The Network

Network Properties

  • What makes Instagram / Synergies with your own values
  • Joie de vivre, self-affirmation, inspiration, etc.

Audience on Instagram

  • Who can we achieve with ours?

App Interface

  • What do I need to know from the FF?

Statistics and Evaluation

  • How do I read statistics

Story

  • What is a story?

Post

  • What makes a post?

Market and Competition

Commerce / E-Commerce

  • Products that work

Campaigns Best Practice Marketing

  • Topics that work

Campaigns Best Practice Food

  • Content that works

Competitive Analysis

  • Brands that work

Target audience

Audience Analysis

  • Demographics

Matrix – Who are we / who are you?

  • Combination of your company and Instagram

Conclusion

  • Combination of all knowledge

Content Objective

  • Which goals do we derive?
    Which values ​​do we derive?
  • What content is required / can we deliver?
  • How often do we send messages?
  • How do we organize SM everyday life?
  • How do we organize media production / third-party content?
  • How extensive is space / time and area for production?

Content and Content

Content that works

  • Insights from competition and competition

Value

  • More than ‘just’ standard
  • What are the problems of our followers?
  • What needs do you have?
  • Which topics can we serve apart from ours?

Matrix Contents

  • What can we deliver?
  • Analyze media content PR / Partner
  • Analyze media content internally

Matrix media self – production

  • Link to House / PR / Partner

Create media with Camera and Photoshop

  • Photos and collages / equal to “Content Production”

Content Planning for Instagram

  • Excel spreadsheet
  • Cross media
  • Advance planning of postings

Content Production

Depending on the need for self-production of video and photo material

  • Photography
  • Planning
  • Equipment
  • Background
  • Decoration
  • Accessories

If you do not want to produce your own postings, we can help you as an agency with our photo and video production.

Team Integration of Employees

  • Fair
  • Sale
  • Stories

Include User

Generate added value for fans

  • Polls
  • Training
  • POS
  • Trade show / Preview and review
  • Quicktipps for everyday life
  • Tips from the expert
  • Customer tips

SEO as Themes and Trend Scout

  • Trends
  • Current topics
  • Evergreens

Competitions +

  • User in stories

Crossmedia and Campaign

POS / Social link

  • Best practice
  • Own ideas
  • Packages

Linking online shop / Social

  • Best practice
  • Own ideas
  • Packages

Linking influencer / Social

  • Best practice
  • Own ideas
  • Packages

Software tools for Social Media Manager

Advance planning of postings

  • Using Hootsuite

Automatic Likes for non-organic push

  • Minimum likes for releases and pubications

Social Bots simply explained

  • Setting
  • Targeting
  • Comment spinning

Advertising

This is about the targeted switching of advertising to returning visitors and new visitors or fans.

Advertising on Instagram

Advertising Account Basics

  • Facebook Advertising Account

Advertising account Sign up for Facebook

  • Must be logged in first + Advertising account activation

User Interface Power Editor

  • Facebook’s Power Editor Basics

Campaign Creation in the Power Editor

  • Planning the campaign
  • Create the campaign

Campaign Settings for Split Testing

  • playout
  • Look-a-like
  • target
  • Interest
    Posts

Split Testing or A / B Tests

  • A / B create tests

Evaluation of Clicks and Impressions

  • monitoring
  • Conversion Tracking

Contact & Social Media Expert

Interested in a further education workshop of Social Media One? We send you our social media expert Stephan M. Czaja directly into the company. Now go to contact!

Click here for the detailed information on our Instagram Workshop.

Influencer Engagement And Costs On Instagram: Free Account Calculator

Where do you find inspiration? Instagram! Bloggers and influencers are becoming more and more interesting for brands and companies, young people unit tens of thousands of fans and reaching more than classic TV broadcasts or fashion magazines. If you want to become an influencer yourself, you must be able to calculate your own value. But how do you do that? Thanks to the software Social Analytics, agencies throughout the world use  the tool to get prices or interaction / engagement rates or even influencer media data on Instagram. The new free online version offers a free calculator for everyone! Absolutely free and always available. You can definitely improve your offerings because you are no longer just speculating with a price, but because you can prove it with analytical data. Just add this page to your favorites, you can always re-evaluate your statistics!

+ New! Social Analytics

Tip! Just make a screenshot, you can already put your statistics into a quote.

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