Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Annual Photography Contest Highlights County Parks

Posted by @DanHinmon, Sep 28, 2015

Next time you hold a photo contest, host it on Instagram, like Wake County, North Carolina is doing. Ask patients and families to follow your Instagram account. Link to rules on your website or Facebook page. Entry is simple: All they have to do is add your hashtag to their Instagram photo. Even those who don’t enter can follow the entries. Give it a shot!


I’m revisiting this topic since we’re revisiting the photo contest idea at work this week. Instagram is tempting, but for the audience we’re targeting, only 10 percent of them said in a survey that they use Instagram. 50 percent use Facebook. So as tempting and seamless as IG is, I think we’ve got to go where the audience is.

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