Alfalfa New York Top 7 Instagrams Part VII
The runner-ups include: Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, a hand painted sign in the Dominican Republic, the Greek Aegean Sea, and Rafael Esquer interview in DesignBoom We want to start Thanksgiving week sharing interesting pictures via our Instagram account: Alfalfa New York. In case you are not on it, here …
We want to start Thanksgiving week sharing interesting pictures via our Instagram account: Alfalfa New York.
In case you are not on it, here is how it works: You to take a photo, apply a filter to give it the look you want and then you can share it on Twitter, Facebook or to your email straight from the phone. It is very simple and that is, perhaps, why it’s one of the most popular apps out there.
Before we share our most popular Instagram images from the last 100 set, I’d like to share three data findings useful to every marketer. According to AdWeek,
- Brief copy is popular. The average caption is 138 characters long, but Simply Measured found no significant correlation between text length and engagement rate.
- Location, location, location. While just 5 percent of Instagram posts tag a location, the ones that do use this feature get 79 percent more engagement.
- Hashtags provide a boost. Posts with at least a single hashtag average 12.6 percent more engagement.
We are going to keep it in mind next time we share an image. In the meantime, this week winners come from beautiful places like Greece and Dominican Republic. You can help us decide the next set of winners and part of our visual community by following us and select your favorites in our Instagram gallery.
For now, here are our top seven images:
7. The urban versus the country side are tied for 7th place: On one side, the beautiful Chavón River in the Dominican Republic and on the other a New York’s downtown mural featuring a bad-ass couple smoking…ahem…something. Both are sight worth capturing and sharing.
6. I’m not sure what made this picture popular: Could it be the goofy expressions on Naz, Allie, TinTin and Rafael’s faces or the interactive butterfly wings mural by Kelsey Montague. What do you think?
3. Two images come in third place: The iconic Made in NY logo designed by Rafael Esquer and a video of my typography students having fun with their final project, did you see the video? Watch it here!
2. The Caribbean sky and the beauty of nature make this image a winner. For the lucky ones who are right now in Minitas Beach in the beautiful Dominican Republic, these two palm trees still stand dancing to the rhythm of the wind.
1. And the big winner this time around comes from one of the most beautiful places on earth: the Greek island of Mikonos. With its exquisite view, this quiet little alley is perhaps my favorite place for breakfast in the entire world. I miss it…
All images ©2014 Rafael Esquer