4 Ideas For Creating An Instagram Super Disney Fan Account
Truth be told, those who love you the most go out of their way to humor you. So when you want to talk about the latest Disney movies, the greatest addition to the parks or which character most closely relates to everyone in your inner circle, they’ll nod along… for a while anyway. While we’re super supportive of anyone and everyone who adores Disney like we do, you might consider creating a separate community where you can engage and connect with fellow super-fans. One of the trendiest and fastest growing areas to explore is via Instagram, your go-to scrolling playground for when you’re waiting in line (or ahem, not paying attention at work). But while you might prefer to keep your personal handle private, to build a following for a specialized account, you need to employ a few tactics to get your base up, running and flourishing.
Here, a guide to create the #bestaccountever from industry pros:
Do your research and prep.
Before you can consider creating an Instagram that’ll build a Disney-lovin’ community, marketing strategist Melanie Long stresses the importance of creating an editorial calendar. One sure-fire way to load up on colorful images, inspiring quotes and shareable moments is to book a vacation to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Ask to borrow your pal’s professional camera so you can capture clear and beautiful shots, or add on the unlimited Disney photo package and purchase stills from the countless onsite photographers. The idea here is to have variety – from food and rides to sweet, captured laughs of your kiddos or friends – the more you have to post, the more trust you’ll build with your followers. Long says there’s nothing worse than launching a page only to have it sit empty for weeks before you post again.
While it might seem like a lot of effort to exert before anything is public, Long says it’ll make a difference in the life of your Instagram page, since you’ll be prepared enough to maintain consistent postings.
Be smart with hashtags.
You likely follow along with your pals who can easily weave #this into any conversation, but might feel at a loss of how to incorporate this social media function into your lifestyle. Brand strategist Elizabeth Blasi explains while many are intimidated by the idea of hashtags, there’s essential to break through the crowded and competitive landscape of Instagram. Especially when you’re nudging your way into the grand, magical world of Disney, she suggests testing out what hashtags might make the most sense for your intended audience. “Disney fans, you’re in luck, because Disney related hashtags already have a massive following and are everywhere,” she adds. Not sure how to scope out the trendy ones? Blasi says these are the current top 10 Disney associated hashtags: #Disney #DisneyLand #DisneyWorld #DisneyParks #DisneyGram #DisneyFan #DisneySea #DisneyLove #DisneyLife #DisneySide.
Be more than just a pretty photo.
Much like the advice your grandmother gave you when you were growing up – it’s not just about what’s on the outside that matters. And while Instagram is a common place to put your best photo forward (after, ahem, 20 outtakes), Blais says the most successful accounts do more than incite jealousy or double-taps, they actually provide helpful, need-to-know information. “Being the insider to all things Disney may be your way in to reaching that higher follower count. Let your fans know the behind-the-scenes and helpful hints to make their time and vacation at Disney worthwhile,” she suggests. “Make your followers feel lucky to have your info pop up on their newsfeed.”
One way to do this is to study up on your Disney history, both past, current and present. In addition to using one of our specialized Disney agents to book a trip for you, they are also here to answer any and every question you might have. After all, we are the mickey mouse pros!
Get involved in the community.
What do Disney fans love almost as much as the movies, the parks and beyond? One another, of course. Like with any social setting – on or offline – Long says the more you interact with one another, the stronger your community builds. Call it tit-for-tat, but it’s effective and luckily, pretty easy. “Take some time each week to find people who are also Disney fans to like and comment on their pictures. This helps them know your account exists, and if they like what you’re posting, they’ll probably follow you,” she suggests.
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