Now, this is a story all about how my photo got re-grammed on Primark's Instagram. (Sorry for anyone born after 1996 who probs won't get that reference.) Anyway, I was minding my own business one day when I saw that Primark had written a comment on one of my Instagram posts, asking if they could re-gram my pic. I had used the hashtag 'Primania' as well as 'Primark' and I'd also tagged them on the actual pic, so I'm not sure if they saw the hashtags, or the tagging, or both. I think the fact that both my dress and shoes were from Primark probably made them notice the photo more too. I'm not gonna pretend I acted cool at this point - in fact I got pretty excited, especially when I saw that they had 2.8 million followers.
So a few days passed, then a week and they hadn't posted my pic. At this point I just assumed they decided to give it a miss and I felt a bit gutted to be honest. Then, I was in work last week and I saw my phone flashing a lot out of the corner of my eye. It was mostly Instagram notifications, and I hadn't posted anything that day so I thought it was a bit odd. On closer inspection, I scrolled down and saw that Primark had posted one of my pictures. I was well chuffed!
As you can see they didn't post the exact same pic as me (meaning they must have gone on my blog - how fun) and as you can see it got quite a few likes - many many more than my photos ever get anyway!
On Sunday, they posted another pic from this very blog, and the same kind of thing happened again, an influx of likes and follows came my way. I'd say I got about 150 new followers from these - now I don't know if this is a lot or not to be honest, as it's a brand new situation for me, but I was delighted. I'm sure there are plenty of bloggers who get that amount of new followers per day, but I am not one of them, so to me it was great.
Anyway, I thought I'd post about this fun experience to show that tagging brands on social media is definitely worth doing, and can put your corner of the internet in the spotlight for a few days - it's a win win! It would be wonderful if you fancied following me on Instagram - I promise you'll get a delivery of kittens/puppies/baby unicorns (delete as applicable) straight to your door the next day.*
* they will be invisible.