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6 Surefire Ways to Grow Your Following on Instagram

Following these tips will help gain more followers

When it comes to marketing your brand, Instagram comes with unlimited potential. With their growing audience of 500 million active monthly users, your business has a giant opportunity to reach the demographic you’re seeking right at your fingertips. If you’re still floundering, we’ve compiled a few tips to give your Instagram following a boost.

Hashtag, hashtag, hashtag

Come up with a visually appealing photo, caption it with a compelling quote, and then…. do you hear crickets? You certainly won’t if you use hashtags. The hashtag is an Instagram brand’s best friend: it’s the easiest way for users to find content within a specific theme. Make sure everything you post has at least three appropriate hashtags to increase your exposure and your following.

Post, post, and post some more

There is no magic number for how often to post, but we see that accounts posting three to four times each day get the most engagement and following. At a minimum, you want to keep your content consistent, with a goal of at least once a day. Social media moves fast, and a potential follower who sees that you haven’t posted in a week may consider your account abandoned. The more content you post, the more opportunity you have to utilize hashtags that will make you visible to an untapped audience.

Get their attention

The best way to attract targeted followers is to search for your ideal accounts and get them to notice you by engaging with them consistently. If you don’t have the time to do this every day, InstaGrowth does it for you. Simply connect your Instagram account and select your target market. Then InstaGrowth engages with your prospects by liking their photos, based on hashtags that they use – hundreds each day!

Share the love

Make it a point to promote something other than you. Instagram makes it easy to tag other brands and promote other companies by sharing their products or services in your posts. Yes, there are benefits to not keeping it “all about you.” By tagging and sharing other businesses, you’ll get greater recognition for yourself and the company you’re promoting. You’ll develop alliances with other brands who may sing your praises on their feed, which will increase traffic and possibly sales.

Follow, comment, respond

Take time every day to connect with other accounts within your niche. Follow and comment on their content consistently. This will make you recognizable and reliable in the eyes of other brands, and they will often reciprocate by liking, commenting and following your account. And don’t forget your followers: respond to comments, thank them for compliments, and make the occasional post thanking them for their support.

Know the stats

DID YOU KNOW? Images with a high amount of background space get 29% more likes than close-ups of objects. Photos that are brighter generate 24% more likes than dark images. Lower saturation sees 18% more likes than vibrant colors. Pictures with human faces are 38% more likely to get likes than those with no faces.

When you know what gets Instagram’s audience engaged, you’ll be more likely to post the kind of content that will bring increased likes and followers your way.

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Platinum Articles, PlatinumVoice Listening Party

[NEW MUSIC ALERT] Smiles Official @SmilesOfficial | I Got A Bag #HEAT!

Smiles Official is a talented aspiring artist who uses witty wordplay and clever rhetoric to write the music that has all the ladies of South Florida willing to “make them panties drop”. Embracing his rich Jamaican background, Official has always been a lover of both music and food with lots of soul. In junction with his deeply embedded cultural roots, Smiles also accredits a large part of his success today to the city that raised him, Cutler Ridge (Miami, FL).
Not only was he able to launch his rap career in Cutler Ridge but he was also recognized by his city for being a force on the football field and a bullet on the track. Ripe with raw talent, Smiles Official embodied all that is carpe diem, and he has been seizing every moment since.
All in all, his attention was persistently sought out by many and he was able to broaden his network more and more every year. Through his affiliation with Deuce Mob, his love for music found him a temporary line of business as a party DJ. It was apparent even from then that Smiles Official was destined to be discovered. His energy radiates through a crowd like a surge of power. When Smiles Official is on the mic, everyone feels good. 
His life was at a high point, but little did he know, the sky is the limit. Upon returning to Miami during the Summer of 2008, Smiles Official was invited to take the stage at Club Tuckers. On this particular evening, the guest list was illustrious. Big Miami names such as Larry Dogg, Grind Mode and Piccalo were all in attendance, That night was a turning point in Official’s life; that night Smiles Official decided, “I’m not stopping until I make it, period.” 
Smiles Official is an original talent with a unique sound, he calls it Mood Music, and the streets love it! In just a year’s time, Smiles Official was able to release several mixtapes, including the ladies favorite PDM: Panty-Dropping Music. His performances have become commonplace at various reputable clubs in South Florida.
Smiles Official works closely with other Miami-based organizations and his current record label Streets Enterprise Entertainment, of which he is the Co-Founder. With the crowd of people who halfheartedly attempt to pursue a career in the Hip-Hop industry it is often difficult to tell the imposters from the real thing but you already know Smiles Official is as real as they come.
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Beasty BOI
Platinum Music

WHO IS @BEASTYBIZNESS?

Beasty Boi Records is proud to present Beasty Bizness Aka T.Beasty

So,who is Beasty Bizness? He is a Father, Artist, Ceo, Actor, director, and so much more. The man who is already known by much of the world as Terry Thomas, the brother of the late Timothy Thomas.

Beasty Bizness

In 2001, Timothy Thomas was the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by Cincinnati Police. His tragic death sparked several days of riots in the city, earning national and international attention and becoming the impetus for city-wide boycotts, some of which still remain in effect today.He was only 16 years old at the time of the shooting.

“I grew up listening to everything and fell in love with the Art! Now, I just want to be a part of it” says Beasty.

Terry struggled to cope but yet has emerged from the tragedy a man committed to his family, his community, and to the one thing that has always helped him through the struggles, his music.

Don’t forget to follow him on all social media outlets and leave a comment. Please support independent artists on this site.

 

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Hole Things
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Hole Things- “TRAP PARTY”|@BlacDropEnt

Hole Things  -“Trap Party”

Pittsburgh Pa rapper, Marlo Greenlee is better known by his stage name Hole Things. Legends like Jay-Z, Rakim, and Michael Jackson inspired him to become a musician.  Performing freestyle battles, features, and hip-hop shows facilitated in creating a name for himself.

Eventually, finding a studio home in Atlanta’s hip hop community proved to be quite a challenge. Besides that, Hole Things studied the art of music in various studios around the United States because this deemed necessary. Over time, he would develop a style that combines the wordplay of the East Coast and the catchy hooks from the South.

Several years were stripped from his life when a run-in with the law sidelined his first deal and sent him to prison.  Shortly after his release, Hole Things regained his confidence by focusing on a new mindset and being determined to take back his spot.

“The more you look… you’ll begin to see the true quality of a star”.

Now that his new single “Trap Party” produced by Taz Taylor Beats is streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, proves that this is all he needed to separate himself from his peers.

Humbly, Hole Things describes himself as a diamond in the rough. After the buffing and  polishing process ends, you’ll begin to see the many facets of him – Hole Things.

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Jay Lavita
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[World Premiere] @JayLavita- “Put You On” ft @FredTheGodson

Starr Media Group’s R&B Prince, Jay Lavita presents video to the single “Put You On”

After writing and singing for other artists, R&B sensation, Jay Lavita penned a chart-busting hit for himself featuring hip-hop lyricist, Fred The Godson. The two collaborated on the dance hit, “Put You On” produced by Digital Beatz. The single is from a forthcoming untitled album and marks his first effort as an R&B artist featuring all-new material with rappers like Maino and Manolo Rose.

This kid has something different and we’re going to give him the exposure he needs to take this game over” ~ Dre, C.E.O. Starr Media Group

“Put You On ” was directed by the most sought after directors in the business, Jay Rodriguez & Rock Davis of Itchy House Films. The dynamic duo has captured such high-profile subjects as Naughty by Nature, Queen Latifah, Sean Combs, just to name a few. The video is filled with eye-catching moments including the steamy shower scene with Jay and his leading lady.

Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayLavita

Media/Press inquires: Ms. Carmen 877-333-9940 ext.3

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Platinum Books to Read

Here are FREE reads from @GoodReads

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Here are this month’s new releases from authors on your shelves and your favorite genres. Enjoy!

NEW RELEASES BY GENRE

The Lake House
City on Fire
See Me
Pretending to Dance
Smoke
Fiction
Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
Humans of New York: Stories
Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe
The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory
The Givenness of Things: Essays
Nonfiction
Carry On
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
A Madness So Discreet
These Shallow Graves
Young Adult
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)
Orbiting Jupiter
The Nest
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Children’s
The Witches: Salem, 1692
The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
History & Biography
The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil
Binge
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
M Train
Home Is Burning: A Memoir
Memoir & Autobiography
Playing with Fire
Rogue Lawyer
The Searcher
Dark Corners
Flipped For Murder
Mystery & Thriller
Nuts (Hudson Valley, #1)
Turbulence
Cold-Hearted Rake
Irresistibly Yours (Oxford, #1)
Everything I Left Unsaid (Everything I Left Unsaid, #1)
Romance
Radiance
Our Lady of the Ice
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
A Borrowed Man
Saturn Run
Science Fiction
After Alice
Slade House
Welcome to Night Vale
Wake of Vultures (The Shadow, #1)
She Walks in Shadows
Fantasy
The Secret Chord
All the Stars in the Heavens: A Novel
The Hours Count
Cleopatra's Shadows
Twain's End
Historical Fiction
Killing and Dying: Stories
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town
Monster: A Graphic Novel
The Multiversity
The Fall of the House of West
Graphic Novels & Comics
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Platinum Chicago Comedy

[EVENT] Movie Producer @JAYDAVISTP Does it Again with “NAZ” Movie

The world premier of the much-anticipated third feature film from Jay Davis, “Not Another Zombie Movie,” will be held at the historic Patio Theater in Chicago, on Saturday, March 21st, 2015. This historic theater can seat up to 1,200 people and has a giant screen that will bring this hysterical comedy to you in a larger than life presentation.

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“Not Another Zombie Movie” is an action/comedy about how Franklin and Mike find themselves trapped in the dead-infested Cyrene City, where they must attempt to lead a group of unconventional survivors to safety. As they join forces with the likes of a pregnant woman, a moronic arms dealer, and a mentally challenged man, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombie mayhem.

While this uprising of zombies has overwhelmed the city, Mr. Roberts, the CEO of R2 Pharmaceuticals, has sent in a team of mercenaries known as the S.I.E.G.E into Cyrene City to recover the only known antidote for his own financial gain. “Not Another Zombie Movie” is a hilarious twisted tale about survival versus morality during a zombie apocalypse. Watch as these survivors discover there is no such thing as a hero when zombies are trying to eat your face off.

“Not Another Zombie Movie” is the follow-up to the film “Shots Fired,” which has just been acquired by Maverick Entertainment for worldwide distribution. “Not Another Zombie Movie” is directed by Emmy Award-winning cinema photographer Donte “Diesel” Williams and written by Jay Davis.

Not Another Zombie Movie – Official Trailer

Not Another Zombie Movie 2nd Trailer 

Tickets sold at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/not-another-zombie-movie-red-carpet-premiere-tickets-4058473002?aff=es2&rank=0

www.nazm2015.com

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