/ Instagram Working on New Format For Branded Content Ads

News18 : Mar 07, 2019, 10:47 AM

Brands are seeing that this branded content ad product sometimes help overcome challenges they have with organic branded content. We are exploring ways that brands can amplify branded content. Instagram also noted that it will continue to ramp up its push to remove inauthentic activity, including purchased followers and likes, to clean up its platform and improve the integrity of its metrics.

"Brands are seeing that this branded content ad product sometimes help overcome challenges they have with organic branded content. We are exploring ways that brands can amplify branded content," the report quoted Ashley Yuki, Product Management Executive, Instagram as saying. According to Yuki, the platform had been testing these advertisements since last year

The offering will essentially be an extension of Instagram's existing branded content tagging system - now, along with the 'Paid Partnership' tags, Social Media Today reported. "Instagram also noted that it will continue to ramp up its push to remove inauthentic activity, including purchased followers and likes, in order to clean up its platform and improve the integrity of its metrics."

Hosting over 1 billion monthly active users, influencer marketing on the photo-messaging app is expected to be a $2 billion market in 2019, according to Mediakix, an influencer agency. Along with Instagram, other social networking giants like YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat are also working out ways to control the market that connects brands to the known users of their platforms.