Instagram: Adding Content

What to do #

  1. Look at the weekly journal to see who is rehearing/working or email around to find out if anyone is doing anything cool and interesting we don’t know about. 
  2. Ask them to send over photos, video footage and a short/snappy caption, also any companies they are working with and if they are on Instagram.  
  3. Upload either as a post to the ACT feed or as an IGTV video. 
  4. Share on Instagram stories, remember to tag the agency member and the company. 
  5. Share around the agency to get everyone to share the story on their own Instagram. 

Adding a Post –  #

  • On the Instagram homepage you will see a small + button in a box, in the top right hand side of the screen (bottom of the screen when on a device other than a phone), click on this
  • You should (if you’ve given Instagram access to your photo album), be able to see all of the photos on your phone/other device
  • Select the photo you would like to post and select next in the top right hand corner
  • (can only do this on your phone) If you want to select more than one photo you’ll need to click the double square button next to the camera button in the middle of you screen and then you can select more than one image, and press next
  • You’ll then be given the option to add a filter to the photo and edit
  • Sliding along the filters to right and in edit you can adjust the orientation, brightness, contract and structure of the image
  • Once you are happy with the image you can click next
  • You can now add a caption, which should include the description, tag of the company/person you are talking about and any Hashtags you may want to add e.g Our wonderful client …. has been working with … check out  … at … #theatre #newwriting 
  • You can click on Tag People to add them to the image itself and if needed you can also add the location
  • Once you have all of this place you can hit the Share button in the top right hand corner

Adding an IGTV Video –  #

Phone – 
  • First, head to the ACT profile page 
  • Click on the small + button in a box, in the top right hand side of the screen
  • A popup will appear, click on IGTV video
  • Select the video you would like to upload
  • The video will need to be between 1min and 15mins long
  • Click next in the top right hand corner
  • To edit the cover photo for the IGTV you can add the agency members Headshot from your Camera Roll
  • Click next again
  • Add a Title e.g ‘Barclays Commercial’ 
  • A description, where you can talk about the video in more depth and tag the client/company, and add Hashtags
  • You are then ready to post your IGTV, click the button at the bottom of the screen
Other Device – 
  • First, head to the ACT profile page
  • Click on IGTV
  • Click upload on the right hand side
  • Drag and drop the video 
  • Edit the cover photo, using an agency members Headshot
  • Add a Title e.g ‘Barclays Commercial’
  • A description, where you can talk about the video in more depth and tag the client/company, and add Hashtags
  • You are then ready to post your IGTV, click the button at the bottom of the screen