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Event Planners You’ll Want in Your Instagram Feed
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Posted: 4/4/2016 1:44:18 PM

Event Planners You’ll Want in Your Instagram Feed

The new Instagram update has caused more than a few ruffled feathers, with many smaller accounts asking their users to sign up to receive notifications every time they post. This would mean annoying little pings on your phone at all times of the day, and honestly, we’re not buying that this is the right way to go about it. With the new algorithm in place, users will see accounts that they “like” and comment on the most—exactly what they would want to see in the first place.
I’ve taken a moment to pick my current favorite Instagram accounts that I want to be sure stay in my feed. The first thing I look for in an Instagram account is clear and good-quality photos. There is debate whether Instagram should be a place only for phone photos versus professional photos, but I’ve found that a mix of the two is what entices me the most. It is very hard to capture a nighttime event beautifully with an iPhone! On the flip side, those behind-the-scenes sneak peeks don’t feel very behind-the-scenes when they’re obviously styled and professionally photographed.
Below are a few events-related accounts that made the cut. Each one is on-point in the way it conveys a cohesive identity, new trends or a unique style.

Clear Identity
An important part of creating social media content is conveying a clear identity. I love seeing how different companies and individuals establish their personalities while operating within the parameters of their business goals. Finding captivating ways to showcase your design ideas, new projects, style and events will keep a user coming back for more. Establishing a personal or professional narrative (or a fun mix of both) is one great way to do that.  

I didn’t notice the bigger motif of @david_stark_design until I zoomed out to the
main page to take this photo. His beautiful photos focus on patterns, symmetry
and unique points of view.

This is a grand-slam combination of personal and business. You can tell that
@mindyweiss‘s brand is growing, along with her family!


An innovative and on-trend profile makes a business stand out—which is key in the fast-paced industry of event planning. If you’re showing me something that I haven’t seen before, it adds value to my day, helping me to learn and grow as an event planner. This is a great way to showcase your personality as a planner and show that you can not only create an event that’s on-trend but also establish yourself and company as the people who inspire the trends.  


The inventor of the Escort Card Tree, the @davidbeahm team always has fresh takes
on classic ideas, plus the occasional cameo from #jimbeahm, the team’s canine companion.


If you want to know the latest trends for event rentals, look no further than the iconic
pink hippo @partyrentalltd

Vibrant and Lively
Throughout my feed, I see a lot of very whitewashed profiles. Eventually I realized that although this is calming, my own profile (and the profiles of my most-liked industry professionals) is the opposite—full of vibrant colors and characters. 


My latest follow, @caravents caught my eye with vivid, bright photos that alternate
between the details and the big picture.


Who doesn’t love a good food photo? Keeping us up-to-date on seasonal food trends
and enticing us with delicious-looking dishes is @CXRA_NYC.

And although we’re not a dedicated events page, if you follow @intrepidmuseum, you’ll get some great behind-the-scenes looks at what we’re up to here at the Museum!