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Instagram Shoutouts – A Sure Way to Get More Followers

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Instagram Shoutouts

Instagram has evolved tremendously in the past few years, and now it has a whole new dynamic. Users who were just posting pictures back then are currently creating content and getting paid for it. They are known as Influencers who are collaborating with brands and making a living out of this platform. However, being an influencer is not that simple. You have to create content religiously, which will help gain followers.

This will not be the easiest and fastest way, though you will need a push. And for that, Instagram shoutouts have come to light. When someone influential with a massive following posts about you on their story, posts or caption and helps your account get seen is known as an Instagram shoutout. This allows you to reach more users and ultimately gain more followers.

So, in this article, we have curetted a guide – Instagram Shoutouts – A Sure Way to Get More Followers. This guide will take you through how to get Instagram shoutouts and kinds of shoutouts. Let’s begin, shall we?

Kinds of Instagram Shoutout-

There are basically three kinds of an Instagram shoutout, paid, barter and voluntary. Let’s know them a little better.

  • Paid Instagram Shoutout- 

Paid Instagram shoutout is when you pay an influencer to give you a shoutout on their Instagram. You can approach them via DMs or mail and ask them about their charges for a shoutout.

  • Barter Instagram Shoutout-

In Barter Instagram shoutout, you approach an influencer and ask them to give you a shoutout in return for a shoutout or endorsement of their brand on your page. This can be an excellent way for budding influencers as you will be able to cross-promote and gain more followers.

  • Voluntary Instagram Shoutout-

A voluntary Instagram shoutout is when an influencer gives you a shoutout voluntary without any money or barter involved. For this to happen, you have to ensure that your content speaks for itself.

Different Ways to get Instagram Shoutouts

  • Look for the Influencers to collaborate-

First and foremost, start looking for the influencers you want to collaborate with or get a shoutout from. Keep in mind to look for the influencer with the same or similar niche to make the collaboration successful, as this will allow their followers with similar interests to follow your Instagram account as well. Once you have the influencers in mind, start pitching them politely and have a conversation.

  • Establishing a Cordial Relationship with Fellow Influencers-

This is one of the essential steps to sustaining the influencer market. You have to maintain a cordial and healthy relationship with your fellow creators to facilitate an exchange of followers between the two. Also, to make this exchange possible and get a shoutout from your creator friends having a similar niche would be amazing.

  • Find a Budding Influencer with the same number of followers-

An influencer with the similar number of followers as you and with a similar niche can be helpful for your page. You can ask the person for a shoutout or even sign up for barter for an Instagram shoutout. This way, you can transfer your followers, and both the influencer will have the opportunity to grow. Also, collaborating with them for videos is a creative way to gain followers. This will allow you to build a community with influencers and grow together.

  • Ask your followers for a Shoutout-

Your followers are the most important and influential bunch who will help you grow on Instagram. Therefore, urging them to give you an Instagram shoutout will expose your account to their followers. Eventually, their followers will start following you, making your page huge. So, make sure to build a great relationship with your followers and gain their trust.

  • Using Particular Hashtags-

Yes, you heard that right! While posting something on Instagram, add some specific Hashtags on your post or caption. These Hashtags will reach the people who are looking for creators who want a shoutout or are willing to give one. So, it would be best if you used Hashtags like #sfs, #shoutoutforShoutout, #S4S and others. These Hashtags will help you reach other creators who are up for Instagram Shoutouts.

Conclusion

We have reached the end of this article, and we hope now you are well-acquainted with Instagram Shoutouts and how it is a sure-shot way to get more followers on the gram. Give them a shot, and you’ll see the power of a shoutout yourself. Instagram shoutout assists you in getting noticed in a platform where creators are flooding in. Therefore, put your best foot forward in the Instagram space making your content speak for itself. Through this, you’ll be able to add more people to your IG clan and gain the trust/love of numerous people. Rest if you are still looking for a speedy process then you can buy Instagram followers and look for the best sites to buy instagram followers. This will make your followers rise in no time.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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Rite Foods Urges Consumers to ‘Embrace The Thrill’ of Fearless Energy Drink

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Fearless Energy Drink Embrace the Thrill

By Dipo Olowookere

Rite Foods Limited, the makers of the premium award-winning Fearless energy drink, has unveiled a new mantra for the brand, Embrace the Thrill.

In its new television commercial, the company expressed its determination to continue revitalising consumers with its Classic and Red Berry flavours.

In the TVC, the brand motivated its consumers to go beyond their limits and not be laid back by the number of rejections they have received in time past. The new pay-off also encouraged them to be daring and energetic, to exhibit the willpower to excel, be enthusiastic in their endeavours, and be vigorous.

Commenting on the new development, the Assistant Brand Manager for Fearless Energy Drink, Ms Kanyinsola Sangowawa, said the brand is reassuring, through the new tagline, Embrace the Thrill, that it would continue to rejuvenate consumers to become braver and more adventurous, to activate their dreams to attain success.

She noted that the leading energy drink would continue to dominate other brands in its category as exemplified through its inventiveness and the distinctiveness that goes with it, stating the new slogan offers all its consumers the unquenchable desire to make a difference in their endeavours, with its positive energy.

As an award-winning brand, Fearless energy drink, produced in a world-class factory with state-of-the-art infrastructure and up-to-date technology, has embarked on lots of sponsorship initiatives that demonstrate its leading position in the industry, especially in the area of sports.

It has thrown its total weight behind FanFaro Auto-Fest, and The Fearless edition 2022, among others, reinforcing its market leadership in the food and beverage sector, thus helping in sports development and community/nation-building.

In entertainment, the Fearless energy drink, introduced into the Nigerian market in June 2017, among other initiatives, powered Felabration 2021 with a posthumous award presented to the late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, for his legendary role in the music industry.

Similarly, the Max Live Musical Concert was sponsored by Max FM 102.3, with the theme Music Experience and the slogan Party of all Parties, for young talented artists who, after wonderful performances, eulogised the quality brand for advancing their course of becoming superstars in the future.

These and other initiatives were responsible for the laurel earned at the Brandcom 2021 awards as the Most Outstanding Energy Drink Brand of the Year, thus placing it ahead of others in its category.

It was adjudged as the leading brand because of its inventiveness and numerous contributions to the industry, talent promotion, ideapreneurship, and societal development.

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Mouka Donates Mattresses to GNOSIS for Domestic Violence Victims

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MOUKA GNOSIS

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

To bring succour to victims of domestic violence and abuse, Nigeria’s preferred brand of mattresses, pillows and other sleep products, Mouka, has partnered with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), GNOSIS Help Initiative.

The company donated some mattresses to the NGO at its head office in Lagos on Wednesday to help improve the living condition of the displaced persons sheltered by the organisation, in line with its mission of adding comfort to life.

According to Mouka’s Chief Commercial Officer, Mr Dimeji Osingunwa, the company truly cares about the wellbeing of its consumers and will continue to support worthy programs such as the GNOSIS Help Initiative that seek to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians. He also called on other corporate organisations to lend a helping hand in making the lives of the victims easier in their journey of healing.

In his response, Barrister Olumide Kayode-Omosebi, Founder of GNOSIS Help Initiative (GHI), said, “When I reached out to Mouka, I did not expect they would respond with such a grand gesture.

“I am thankful as this would go a long way in making the victims feel comfortable in the places of shelter we provide.”

He said with the donation, Mouka has truly demonstrated it is interested in the comfort of all Nigerians, even victims of abuse.

According to him, domestic violence and abuse cases are increasing. In the past year alone, GNOSIS Help Initiative has handled hundreds of abuse cases involving women, children and even men.

“We also engage secondary and tertiary institutions in the country to enlighten the students on how to identify abuse and seek help to break this vicious cycle as most times, the abuser was once a victim or witnessed a loved one being abused,” Mr Kayode-Omosebi stated.

The founder and his co-founder, who is also his wife, shared numerous heartbreaking stories of abuse by spouses and parents that have, in many cases, resulted in grave physical injuries and, many times, death.

Mouka’s National Customer Service Manager, Mr Femi Yussuf, also expressed his gratitude to GNOSIS Help Initiative for this opportunity to give back to society.

According to him, Mouka has given away thousands of mattresses in the past two years to worthy causes, including the first babies born in the year, COVID Isolation centres, internally displaced person’s camps, flood victims, and orphanage homes as part of its CSR programs.

Mouka is a member of Dolidol International Group, Africa’s leading brand of sleep products, with headquarters in Morocco.

The company has a wide range of products specially designed to meet the various needs of consumers based on their age, body build, lifestyle and budget to provide quality sleep to enable them to wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.

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Rite Foods Attributes Success of Products to Investment in Research, Technology

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Rite Foods MD Seleem Adegunwa

By Dipo Olowookere

The Managing Director of Rite Foods Limited, Mr Seleem Adegunwa, has disclosed that products of the company have continued to maintain market leadership because of the decision of the management to invest heavily in an ultra-modern factory with up-to-the-minute technology, with artificial intelligence and research in line with global best practices.

According to him, this is because of the company’s quest to come up with sustainable and innovative products that will satisfy its consumers.

Rite Foods boasts a diverse range of unique products that cater to the needs of consumers across Nigeria and the continent.

The firm, which is recognised in the Africa 150 Report as one of the continent’s innovative brands with unrivalled flavours, has on the shelf 13 Bigi variants of carbonated soft drink, the Bigi Table Water, the Fearless energy drink consisting of the Fearless Classic and Fearless Red Berry, the five variants of Sosa Fruit Drink as well as the Rite and Bigi Sausages.

“Research is critical to us, and we value that a lot. Our products are leaders in flavour innovation. On the Cola brand, there is a clear edge over the competition, and we lead on flavours like in the Apple and Tropical segments.

“Our brands are enhanced by having many products under them, which is why they look bolder and bigger on the shelf among competitors,” Adegunwa stated.

On the Sosa Fruit Drink, the new entrant into its market segment, the Rite Foods boss stated that the brand is a symbol of quality and a new way the company has attained excellent reviews.

“I think one of the things we are known for and the important thing that we must build on is that symbol of quality. Looking to the future, we are ready to ensure that anything concerning our logo is of a very high standard, and we are strongly committed to that cause to produce world-class products,” he said.

On the premium Fearless energy drink that has topped the list in the Nigerian market, Mr Adegunwa averred that, “Fearless is currently the market leader in the energy drinks segment in Nigeria, and to ensure that we stay on top and prevent competition, we intend to introduce new flavours, and for us, it is constantly about ingenuity and adding new brands to expand our business.”

The company, which began operation with the slogans Truly World-Class and Proudly- Nigerian, describes the quality of what it tries to achieve by competing favourably at the global level, with a DNA and heritage that are completely Nigerian. As a pacesetter, it intends to expand across Africa, hence its new slogan Proudly-African.

“This has been intentional not just to limit us to Nigeria, especially as the product is already expanding across the borders,” Mr Adegunwa explained.

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