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Pet Age, Pet Store Pro Host First of Webinar Series


March 1, 2017

Instagram has over 600 million users. That means pet retailers have plenty of opportunities to connect with their customers on the popular social media platform. But knowing exactly how to make those impressions through the app is key.

Pet Age and Pet Store Pro hosted a webinar yesterday, February 28, titled, “Million Words—How to Use Instagram for Your Pet Business.” It was presented by Lynn Switanowski-Barrett, founder and president of Creative Business Consulting Group, a retail strategy consulting firm.

Switanowski-Barrett explained the ways pet retailers should utilize Instagram for their business’ benefit, including taking customers “behind-the-scenes” of the business, posting a mix of videos and photos, tagging a location for the pictures, using hashtags wisely and communication with followers through liking and commenting on their posts. A recording of the webinar can be found here.

This was the first in a six-part webinar series. The next webinar will take place on April 11 at 11 a.m. It is titled, “Planning for Your Pet Business to Profit,” and will again be hosted by Switanowski-Barrett. It will go over how planning more effectively can help your business to:

-Deal with increased competition from brick and mortar and e-commerce stores

-Better align the product assortment to better meet shifts in consumer recreational activities

-Improve your overall productivity and efficiency

-Embrace change and implement fresh ideas by better understanding emerging trends

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