Today I’m doing a review of a new cloud based software called ConjureGram.
Before I dive into the full review I think everyone should take a moment to watch the very good demo the vendor made. This is what I was presented with prior to testing. Then you can continue on to my full text review and see the results of my tests of the features explained in the video.
Ok so unless you live in a cave you probably heard of Instagram. Its a photo / video sharing social network that has 500 million active users and was purchased by Facebook for a staggering 1 billion dollars.
Now one thing about Instagram though is it is designed to be a mobile platform. The general idea was pretty simple from the start. Your out in public see something nice, a sunset, a shooting star, a street show, whatever, you snap a quick picture and share it with the world. Really its a good idea when you think about it. It was good enough in fact that people started using it for all kinds of photo sharing. But one thing never changed, it never went beyond being a mobile platform.
This is fine for users. Since most users will want to share things they come across in their lives. However it’s not so great for the marketer who is more concerned with sharing promotional graphics, logos, brand images etc. You don’t often come across things like that just walking down the street. These kinds of things need to be actually set up or prepared in advance. As I said though Instagram is still just a mobile platform. Sure you can log into your account on a computer:
But you can not actually make posts from your account on a computer. That functionality just does not exist.
This is where ConjureGram comes into play. It allows you to make posts to your Instagram account from your computer and not just your mobile device. This means you can finally post cool memes, marketing images, branding graphic and lots more. But ConjureGram does not stop at just adding functionality to Instagram by allowing you to post from a computer instead of from a mobile, it also lets you do a whole lot more. It lets you schedule posts for automated set and forget functionality. It lets you set a post to automatically repeat at a set interval. It lets you auto follow people (who will then likely follow you back) and it even has a built in graphic editor and video editor.
I wont go over all the functionality here in this text. It is explained in the demo video above so that would be redundant. If you have not yet watched the video I suggest that you do now. What I will say is that I personally tested the features of ConjureGram and they worked well. Now to be honest the graphic editor is not exactly PhotoShop and video editor is not exactly Camtasia but they are functional and suit their intended purpose for use with Instagram. Also something I noticed is that the software itself had no tutorial videos in it. I asked the vendor if they where going to be added and he responded that they would, however at the time of this writing, just 11 hours until it launches the software tutorials where still not added (kind of cutting it close I guess).
So if I had to sum up ConjureGram I would say it is a very comprehensive tool for building a following and making posts on Instagram that not only expands on the standard Instagram functionality but also makes it ideal for marketers as well as largely ‘set and forget’. However there is still one main thing missing for people just getting started: training. I don’t mean training on how to use the software. I mean training on how to actually use Instagram for marketing and make money with it. Well at least that is something I thought was missing at first until I mentioned that to the vendor and he let me know that everyone who gets ConjureGram would also get free training on how to make money with Instagram.
They calle it ConjureGram Accademy. Its a free 5 module training course that the include to make sure you have everything you need to use Instagram to its maximum potential. Sure its delivered via a WordPress membership site (as a developer I always thought these WP memberships where kind of cheap) but either way it is still a very cool addition to the software that makes this a much more complete system.
So what do I think of this over all? Well first of all Instagram is huge and its getting even bigger. 500 million active users is no joke and that is a lot of potential customers or leads in just about any niche you can think of. However native Instagram has some serous limits and drawbacks for people wanting to use it for marketing. ConjureGram expands on the native functionality of this social network and not only makes using it for marketing viable but it largely automates it by allowing you to take a ‘set and forget’ approach. Then to top it all of it comes with a free training to make sure you have everything you need to start capitalizing on the Instagram social network. A complete system that actually works. Nice! Well done guys:
Bonus: The vendors of ConjureGram have provided me with an extensive bonus pack for anyone who decided to pick it up through my link. Please note that these bonuses come with white label / reseller rights. Honestly even if you are not interested in using Instagram for marketing ConjureGram is worth considering just to get all of these done for you products that you can sell or use for list building.
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