Posted: 8 October, 2014
by Dan Hill
Instagram To Get Ads
The World’s Best Photo Sharing App Just Got Annoying.
Look out everyone, Instagram just got Instannoying with news that we will start seeing ads pop up in your photo streams from Wednesday.
Disguised as regular posts, the new ads will be marked “sponsored” - a little like how ads look on Facebook.
Australia is the third country to get Instagram ads, following the UK last month and the US a year ago.
Ten brands are on board for the launch: Tourism Queensland, Vegemite, Ben & Jerry's, Toyota, Flight Centre, Audi, Lenovo, McDonalds and Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
"Our aim is to help brands create beautiful ads that feel as natural to Instagram as the photos and videos people already share," said marketing chief Amy Cole.
If users see an ad they don't like, they'll be able to hide it from their feed and give feedback.
For most people, the slogan "Red Bull Gives You Wings" is just a metaphoric idea.
The video dropped overnight, and it’s amazing. The fieryrery redhead finds himself in the most regal of ballrooms, gracefully dancing with a professional dancer.
If you’ve ever received one of those annoying spam text messages, you’ll understand how frustrating they can be!