The world’s top 100 brands have Instagram in focus, as social media analytics and reporting platform Simply Measured found in its latest study that 71 of the Interbrand 100 are on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service, up from 40 in October 2012, adding that the total number of brands on Instagram shot up 55 percent over the past year.
The good news about hashtags on Facebook, from analytics company Simply Measured, is that 20 percent of posts by Interbrand 100 brands, or the top 100 global brands, are using them. The bad news: Simply Measured saw no “measurable change” in the performance of posts with hashtags and those without.
In June, Facebook announced that status updates could include “clickable” hashtags. Users have been sticking hashtags on Facebook posts for years, but since they weren’t clickable, they were sort of insider jokes for their friends and fans. But they’ve been a popular way for users to track conversations and topics on Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus, and, since social networks often steal popular features from competitors, it wasn’t a big surprise to see hashtags make their way to Facebook.
Brands have an overwhelming presence on Facebook, but has that transferred into the site’s photo-sharing network, Instagram? New figures from Simply Measured show that more brands are becoming hip to Instagram, as 67 percent of the Interbrand 100 (top companies such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Disney) have a presence on the site, compared with 57 percent in February.
It seems that brands are not only becoming more hip to social photo-sharing site Instagram (which Facebook purchased last year), but getting smarter about usage. A study by Simply Measured shows how the Interbrand Top 100 Brands (such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Microsoft) have adopted Instagram. An overwhelming percentage of Instagram photos are shared via Facebook, which drives more engagement than Twitter.
What better way to discuss the impact of photos on Facebook and other social networks than with a colorful infographic? Global communications company M Booth teamed up with media measurement and analytics outfit Simply Measured to bring their point home.