Instagram’s leeway to advertisers to create posts with a user account

Instagram is allowing advertisers the leeway to make funded posts from general users to account through an update released for branded content ads. The branded content ad was introduced before this year as a medium for influential people to recognize when a company or brand fund their posts.

Creating the branded ads required much harmonization among influencers and the brand it is promoting. The content will be first published as a crude post, and then the brand will check Instagram to endorse the post as an advertisement. Instagram is now aiming to simplify the process on both sides.

Instagram is introducing a new process where ads publishers can post branded content ads without requiring influencers to make an organic post first.

Instagram stated, “Now brands have more versatility with fewer constriction when they want to run Branded Content ads”. The new process is allowing brands to create an ad with the account of the creator only and even publish it.

Branded content ad

Branded Ad Creation

Step 1: The advertiser sends the request to a user for access to ad creation.

Advertisers can send requests for ad creation access by going to Settings – Business – Branded Content – Request Ad Creation Access.

There the advertiser can type in the person’s name and send a request.

Step 2: The request for ad creation access by the creator is accepted.

  • The creator can see the advertiser’s request in the activity tab where all other notifications are visible.
  • Now on tapping the notification, the creator will be sent to a screen where they can check their approved ad partners and requests are pending.
  • When you Tap on “Approve” a partnership will be established between the creator and the brand.
  • Once the request is approved, the advertiser can instantly start submitting ads for review.

Step 3: The creator receives alerts of an ad for approval.

  • Advertisers will look out for creating the ad, which they will submit for approval from the creator.
  • A tap on “Approve” will broadcast the ad from the creator’s account. As Instagram notes on the approval screen, the ad is published from the creator’s account but will not show on the main profile page.
  • If the creator is not happy with the ad, they have the choice to “Decline.” They can also choose to suspend the ad after approving it.

Some other updates

  • Branded content ads are being unwrapped to “Reels”, and will start ‘Live’ in the upcoming weeks.
  • Branded Content ads in Insta stories can now include tap-able components, like @tagging, and hashtags.
  • Businesses can promote branded content posts even with product tags.
  • Businesses and creators can put age limits for their branded content feed posts on Instagram.