Instagram | Are you posting at the right time?

Don’t sleep on the power of social media–especially Instagram. Here’s some of the critical data trends:

  • The best time to post on Instagram is Wednesday at 3pm, Thursday at 5am, 11am and 3 to 4pm and Friday at 5am.
  • Thursday is the best day to post to Instagram.
  • The safest times to post to Instagram are Tuesday through Friday 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday is the least engaging day for Instagram.

Let’s take a look at each major network and industry to see data on the best times to post on social media by clicking here.


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Natasha Silva

New Social Media Manager for Ample

Meet Ample Media’s new Social Media Manager.

Natasha obtained a BA in Communication Science via UNISA in 2013, whilst working for a small publishing company. Her passion for writing, specifically in the digital realm, led to her work as a freelance copywriter, which she still does successfully to do this day.

Her growing fascination with the world of social media and digital marketing prompted her to complete a Social Media Application and Best Practice course with the Red and Yellow School in 2014. Natasha put this knowledge to good use by offering social media management as another of her freelance services, whilst garnering numerous clients, including a popular pharmaceutical company.

Today Natasha works at Ample Media as a social media manager. She assists Roné with the managing of clients’ social pages, creating and scheduling of content, and design work.

WhatsApp messaging buttons now rolling out in Facebook ads

Businesses can now add buttons to their ads running on their Facebook boosted organic posts that link to their WhatsApp accounts.  This enables users to contact them via the whatsapp messaging application.  Experts say that combining Facebook and WhatsApp eases the process of launching communications between people and brands, eliminating several unnecessary steps.  Read more here.


10 Social-Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018

A number of new social media trends that will impact users and brands alike are strengthening and accelerating. It is likely that video streaming and virtual reality will go mainstream. Additionally, brands will turn to newer social platforms like Instagram and Snapchat as Gen Zers increasingly spend their time there.

Click here for the top 10 social media trends to prepare for as 2018 draws near.


Your business belongs on Instagram

Instagram drives the most engagement per post compared to any social network – 84 times more than Twitter, 54 times more than Pinterest and 10 times more than Facebook

Getting started is quick & easy:

Photo Ads Tell your story through a clean, simple and beautiful creative canvas. Photos can be in square or landscape format.

Video Ads Get the same visually immersive quality as photo ads – with the added power of sight, sound and motion. And now, you can share videos up to 60 seconds long in landscape or square format.

Carousel Ad Bring another layer of depth to campaigns where people can swipe to view additional photos or videos in a single ad.

Stories ads Design best-practices suggest a large font size for easy readability both on desktop and mobile devices.

Read more here