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The Tools We Use

The following list is a quick drill-down of the most popular and effective tools that the entire Campground team uses on their personal Instagram feeds.  These tools exist to make your life easier - USE THEM.  

If you have any questions about how they can help you or even how to just get started, don't sweat it!  Feel free to reach out and ask :)

-XO

Alice Bissinger

Account Manager

alice@campgroundsocial.com

 

Visual Content is King

 
 
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VSCOCAM

Forget about your phone’s camera and never open it again after reading this. VSCOCam is a fantastic camera replacement app and gives you more control over your shooting and photos.

You can manually control what to focus on and get the right lighting for your photo

Cost: Free; Add-ons may cost money

 
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AFTERLIGHT

Afterlight is another popular editing app for Instagram. It has over 60 adjustment tools and filters that allow you to transform your photos.

This will most likely be your go-to app, and VSCOCam will only be used for special edits, but both useful nonetheless.

Cost: Free

 
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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS

Photoshop Express is incredibly easy to use – just open a photo, or take a new one if you’re using a mobile device, and you can begin editing. There’s a crop tool, and options for adjusting contrast, exposure and white balance. You can control these manually, or use the Auto option to optimize your picture with a single click.

Cost: Free

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WORDSWAG

Wordswag literally lets you take any tip, text or quote, add a source and boom – you have a savvy-designed, shareable piece of visual content.

WordSwag is pre-populated with awesome templates that literally let you create image + text images that look like a designer has played a part in their creation – when all along, it was just you, an iPhone and an app!

Cost: Free

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CANVA

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to make awesome posts. Canva is a step up from Wordswag. The platform has images properly sized for all of your social media channels, so you don’t have to worry about pixels and placement for pins, instagram posts, facebook posts or twitter banners. Available for iPad and desktop, you can create tons of images with the pre- created template and the built in gallery of stock photography, icons and illustrations.

Cost: Free

Numbers don't lie.

Analytics are essential to understanding your content and demographics. 

Sometimes it's more than just how many new followers you get.

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SUMALL

A Campground staff favorite.  We actually can't believe that it's 100% free.  SumALL allows you to measure and manage all of your social media platforms (FB + TW + Insta).

Cost: Free

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ICONOSQUARE

The original Instagram analytics platform.  This is a great tool if you want to take your analytics to the next level.

 

Cost: Starting at $9/month with a 14-day trial

 

Work smarter.

 
 
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planoly

Our go-to recommendation for clients.  We suggest using Planoly's great drag and drop functionality to upload image posts and pick what day on the calendar you want them to be posted.

Planoly is the first visual planner and scheduler for Instagram. We're the end to end Instagram management platform. Manage your Instagram's marketing campaigns and content visually before pushing it live. View your data and engagement rates for each post. Track and reply back to comments directly on the app

Cost: Free Forever Plan, $9/month for Basic

 
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schedugram

What we use. Schedugram is a program that provides you with some useful features that enable you to schedule or even queue your posts easily to Instagram. It helps you in uploading your images or videos to be posted to your Instagram account.

Cost: Starting at $20/month with a 7-day free trial

 
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hootsuite

The industry leader with the ability to totally monitor all your social media accounts as well as schedule posts and stories.

Cost: Free for the Personal Plan