Ads coming to Instagram? In a piece published in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, Instagram’s Director of Business Operations, Emily White, shared that Instagram will be poised to sell ads within a year. Her biggest challenge according to WSJ will be “to figure out how to integrate marketing without jeopardizing Instagram’s cool factor” without “alienating its members—especially its large base of teen and young adults, who are coveted by marketers.”
Influential bloggers who also share the things they love, places they visit, and chronicle their everyday life are also coveted by marketers of major brands — but what do they think of this upcoming change to the Instagram they know and love? Click through to read their wide variety of opinions about ads on Instagram coming within a year.
Ads on Instagram? Here’s what 8 influential bloggers think about ads coming in the next year. 1 of 8
“It was probably only a matter of time.” 2 of 8
Elena is passionate about fostering self sufficiency and inspiring others by sharing travel, running, and social good stories. She's committed to empowering tweens to develop global citizenship and can be found at Live Do Grow.
“Instagram’s my jam.” 3 of 8
Kelly's amazing Instagrams can be seen at KellyTirman.com where she writes about urban living, raising multilingual children, organic beauty, and social strategy.
“Why would anyone be surprised by this?” 4 of 8
Linda can be found at her lifestyle site, NYC Single Mom, where she provides moms with parenting tips, especially in the realm of adoptive parenting, along with New York City centric events, product reviews, and giveaways.
“I will be first in line to pay for the premium version.” 5 of 8
“I still think it’s a fun little place!” 6 of 8
Grace focuses on technology, social media, family life, and chronicling her family's moves from Dallas, London, Silicon Valley, and back to Dallas at Formerly Gracie.
“Instagram has been full of independent ads already.” 7 of 8
“I’m always confused when people expect great technology to be free endlessly.” 8 of 8
Well known for her honesty, Jessica can be found sharing whatever is on her mind while providing food for thought for her audience as they read JessicaGottlieb.com.
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