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NEW Direct Message Feature on Instagram

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by mtlamb, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. mtlamb

    mtlamb Registered Member

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    Instagram released a new DM feature that allows much more engagement between users.

    Let's discuss here some ideas to grab this marketing opportunity!

    My first idea: build a bot that scrapes pictures with determined hashtags and then send a DM with the same pic to the author of the pic; and in the subtitle we can type our marketing proposal related with that picture, of course. Could this strategy target thousands of users?
     
  2. kreaz

    kreaz Newbie

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    I made a throwaway art account the other day, and on my first three posts received 3 separate DMs from people selling followers. All members of the group were art related pages. Looks like someone beat you to it.
     
  3. mtlamb

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    Good to know that! This is a positive sign that this strategy can bring good results. But you were already following those accts who sent you the DM?

    Let me know if you discover the bot used by this accounts, ok?
     
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    kreaz Newbie

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    No the DM was completely random. I was not following the account who sent the DM or any members of the group. All group members had recently posted with the same / similar hashtags as the ones I used. The DM went into message requests, and when I checked only 2 of the other group members had allowed/seen the DM. If I find the bot I'll update.