Consumers on Instagram: Through their looking glass

Izzy Pugh and Inese Smidre

Instagram and other user-generated visual content remains a largely untapped marketing resource. The images people share provide not only authentic brand assets that others are keen to engage with – they are also the most direct way of seeing the world through consumers' eyes. Kantar Added Value has partnered with visual marketing platform Olapic to help brands do just that.

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The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of 1800s . And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.