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Instagram Set To Advertise

Following a successful US trial, Instagram is in the process of enrolling an ad function that will allow brands to run their own adverts on the image based social sharing site. In order to test and improve the success and running of these Ads Instagram has decided that the introduction of these ads will be slow and staggered.

It seems that there has been some resistance to the enrolment of this ad scheme on this social channel. Taking on board these mixed feelings, during the US trial Instagram made it clear to its users that these images were advertisements by including a sponsored label and an option that allowed people to hide the ad from their news feeds if they wanted. There is also room for users to leave feedback stating what they didn’t like about the ad so that Instagram can build on these comments and produce better quality ads that users will hopefully like in the future.

As it appears the introduction of these Ads to the UK will be enrolled this year. This leaves great scope for interesting, energetic and creative ads to soon take over our image based social sharing channel. This leaves the question… which brands will we see jump on board?

Image Credit – Instagram

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Sophie Angell
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