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Eight examples of brands that have run Instagram photo competitions

Despite the hullaballoo over the change in its terms and conditions, Instagram hasn’t yet folded under the weight of people stampeding for the exit.

In fact in terms of user numbers the photo-sharing app appears to be in rude health, though there is still that pesky question about how it will ever make any money.

And as with any social network that boasts million of users, brands have quickly moved in to try and use the platform as a way of extending their reach among consumers.

According to stats from Simply Measured more than half of the Interbrand 100 now uses Instagram, and we’ve previously looked at nine brands making great use of Instagram, plus one that isn’t.

One of the most common tactics for starting conversations with users and driving up follower numbers is to hold a photo competition.