In the age of coronavirus, many brands decided to do live on Instagram (I also persuaded my client to do so). Live coverage is very popular and allows you to build relationships with recipients. If you are not already doing live coverage on IG or are thinking about it - read on.
In this article I will explain:
- What is it and how to do it live on Instagram?
- Why is it worth doing live on Insta?
- What are the benefits of doing live on IG for influencers and business accounts (e.g. online stores)
Glossary: Instagram (interchangeably - IG, Insta), Live coverage (interchangeably - live, live on IG), Insta Stories (interchangeably - Stories).
What is live on IG and how to do it?
Live on Instagram is nothing more than a live report on the profile on IG. There is no way about mishaps, which does not mean that they do not happen - most often you hear a loud boom and you can see something that you would not want to show. Yes, it was the construction that imitated the tripod.
Live coverage is done by clicking the camera icon on the top left (just like when adding Insta Stories). Then, swipe to the right until "live" appears at the bottom. If you click on the coverage, you'll start the transmission in a few seconds. Of course, you can stop it at any time, if you accidentally click start (and suddenly you remember that the iron was not turned off, although you were sure a moment ago).
You can also do a relationship with someone (in my opinion this option is much more interesting than live alone). When one person gets stressed, the other can save the situation and vice versa.
During live there are often questions - to see them click the "comments" box. Sometimes Instagram has a delay, so some questions may appear a moment later. Don't worry, it's normal. You can also turn off comments, but hey ... I guess this is not the idea of doing live coverage.
Live coverage is worth announcing earlier on Stories or in the description under the photo on the main profile. You can also make a countdown on Insta Stories (sticker "countdown"), which will send a reminder that it starts live. This is a very nice option, which I often use myself, when I do not want to forget about some live coverage, which I necessarily want to watch.
After its completion, you can save Live in the camera roll or share in the relationship (if someone wedges your relationship, they will have the option of watching regular Stories or live recordings).
Why is it worth doing live on Instagram and what are the benefits?
Live coverage is not only a great way to maintain relationships with Observers, but also a way to reach new people. When it is done live with someone, the most common announcements appear on both profiles. Information about the upcoming live are also willingly shared by the Followers of a given profile on (to their audience). Especially when the topic is interesting and is built on a cool community profile, you can count on more information sharing. This ensures that new people who are interested in the topic are reached. This is associated with the fact that there is a greater chance that such new people will be active under your publications.
There are many ideas for live coverage. This way you can answer previously asked (and also during live) questions - this option is the most common. You can interview an interesting person, tell about your cosmetic favorites or show you swatches of your favorite makeup products. Just do what your recipients are interested in (because you know them best).
In the case of business accounts (I will focus in this paragraph on online stores) it is nice to show yourself, i.e. that someone is behind this project. People like to know that it's not just a store, but there's a person and a philosophy behind it. I noticed myself that I often associate brands with their owners, e.g. Le Petit Trou I always associate with the wonderful Zuzanna Kuczyńska, whom I had the opportunity to meet (and also talk for a while) during Vogue workshops organized in Galeria Mokotów.
If you're curious about what special actions are being done on social media and among Influencers in the age of coronavirus, be sure to read this article: LIFE AT THE TIME OF CROWN, OR CHANGES AND SPECIAL ACTIONS DURING CHILDREN.