How to Use Instagram Stickers for Your Brand

How to Use Instagram Stickers for Your Brand

Social Media Marketing

Do you use Instagram stickers in your Instagram stories? You might think of these as Instagram GIFs but Instagram calls them “stickers”; they’re the little animations you find when you click on the square smiley face inside the Instagram stories options.

If you love adding these stickers to your stories, you aren’t alone! Instagram stickers are wildly popular and make stories so much more interesting, dynamic, and engaging.

Now, what about making use of this popular feature for your business? Have you thought of leveraging Instagram stickers for your brand?

You may have noticed when you search for the stickers that in addition to emojis, expressions, words, and icons, there are also a variety of animated business logos, slogans, and even random people performing actions. They can be pretty silly but that’s part of the fun. And these moving features are certainly always eye-catching!

This is one trend your business should get behind. Instagram stickers are inexpensive to set up, long-lasting, and fun for both you and your customers. They’re a great way to get in front of new audiences and reinforce brand awareness and loyalty with your existing followers.

How to Set Up Instagram Stickers

Aka, How to Set Up Instagram GIFs

If you’ve ever wondered how to add your own Instagram stickers to the search mix, you simply need to create an account at giphy.com and then apply to upgrade your account to a brand channel.

***However, if you just need a few GIFs created and hosted, you can save yourself a lot of hassle by having us do it for you. Just get in touch.

(And did you know that the same stickers that appear on Instagram are also available through the TikTok sticker search? It’s like a two-for-one!)

At Barker Social, we create, submit, and host custom branded Instagram stickers, TikTok stickers, and Facebook GIFs.

Once your animated stickers are hosted through our account, they’ll be available for both your company and any social media users to access through the regular search within Instagram. In fact, the whole world will be able to see them within their searches, so once they’re up, your stickers will be there forever—or for as long as Giphy continues their partnership with Instagram. After the initial set up, it’s great free ongoing branding!

Once we’ve hosted your GIF or sticker, simply search your keywords and your custom GIFs/stickers will be there waiting for you!

Instagram Stickers for Branding

Your company will benefit from an animated version of your logo, slogan, hashtag, or call to action. There are so many creative ways to get your brand in front of new audiences and to reinforce brand loyalty with your existing followers. Here are a few ideas that can be customized with your branding:

  • Animated Logo
  • Slogan or Tagline
  • Swipe Up
  • Tap Here
  • Link in Bio
  • Hashtag
  • Words of Wisdom
  • Brand Values
  • Charitable Support
  • Holiday Greetings
  • & more!

Here are just a few examples we’ve made and hosted for clients, all of which can be found within the Instagram (and TikTok) search – 

**Note: We also create and host branded animations for the Facebook GIF search. Click here to learn more.

Instagram is gaining popularity and Instagram stories are becoming more and more important. So why not show that your brand is moving along with the times by adding Instagram stickers to your branding today?

If you need help with creating Instagram GIFs and hosting your Instagram stickers, it’s inexpensive and a lot of fun for us, so get in touch! We’d be very happy to help.

Mandi Gould

Mandi is a social media marketer, copywriter, and project manager for Barker Social™. She's a results-driven planner with an unstoppable ability to churn out quality marketing content. Her creative spirit, project management skills, and copywriting ability make her a marketing dynamo. She is also a bird lover, health foodie, jazz enthusiast, and swing dancer.

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