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Setting Your Style on Instagram

In our last Instagram For Government class, we discussed setting a style for your Instagram page. What is "setting a style" on Instagram? When visitors come to your page, you want there to be a response of "oh, cool," "wow," or "I like that." It primarily has to do with appealing aesthetics, just like almost everything on Instagram. From The Top ​ ...

If you aren't using locations in your Instagram posts and stories you should be! It's a quick and easy way to expand your reach, target your audience and create opportunities to connect and engage with the community. Here are three reasons why and how to do it: Geotag your location: Something so simple yet oftentimes forgotten. Doing this allows yo...
If you don't already know this, you can add up to ten photos and videos to an Instagram post. This is great for events or incidents in which you wish to share multiple videos or photos, but don't want your feed to become overloaded with that particular incident. Law enforcement social media managers will find the Instagram gallery feature usef...
Tired of streaming to Facebook Live with your mobile device? Now you don't have to. You can now use Facebook Live from your computer.  No mobile device required.  What does this mean for LESM you ask? Not much.  It's not a game changer, but it is another option for you when creating your live stream strategy for your Facebook Li...
​ Instagram gallery is the newest feature added to Instagram. The days of simply sharing a photo from Instagram to other platforms is over. Instagram has become a lifestyle application. It's now an app that you can message from and share pictures and video to. Instagram has become a blend of all the famous platforms. They have become an app th...
FotoJet claims to be a free online collage maker, graphic designer and photo editor where you can turn your photos into amazing works of art in minutes! It's developed by PearlMountain Limited, a dedicated graphics software developer. ​ ​ There are many different web based programs out there that you can use to create professional looking...
It's time to start thinking about what you're going to post for the holiday season. As social media managers for law enforcement agencies, we know we are fighting the algorithms of the various social media platforms to get our message heard above the willing-to-pay large retailers and other businesses. Companies and retailers are spending plenty of...