5 Instagram Brand-builders for Business Accounts

Instagram have really put their foot down on third party apps and sites over the last 12 months. But just because you can’t get away with buying fake followers and likes anymore *sigh*, it doesn’t mean your page can’t look the part and still get some love. Here’s a quick list of Insta-approved apps and sites to grow your business account and keep it looking sassy.


Canva is an online design tool for non-graphic designers to create professional looking posts. With only a few easy steps you can create personalised posters, posts, and promotional images. So simple! All within a drag and drop system so you can nail that Insta post the first time, every time. Pro designers secretly love it, too!


Unless your followers are stacked against the Kardashians, it’s almost impossible to blitz through the noise. That is unless you’re on a paid growth platform. Ugro increases your followers with targeted engagement and following. What does that mean? You get the best results by gaining followers that are interested in your industry or business. This app is tried and tested by businesses and influencers – so give it a red hot go.



This website allows you to like, comment and follow multiple posts at one time. The logic behind it is that you’ll gain traction when you’re consistently engaging with multiple posts. This app is legit! It’s not flagged by Instagram because of its filtering capabilities and gradual Instagram engagement. You can filter down to your ideal audience, hashtag, and location so you’re sending and receiving love from accounts in your circle. What’s not to like?



Do you want to see your Instagram feed in advance? I’ve got your back! Plan out a visually stunning page that your followers will drool over with Plannthat.com. When your content is planned, your brand colour palette is clear and you don’t waste time.This app includes analytics which means you can track activity and change up your posts in advance to adapt to your audience.



Bitly isn’t so much a branding tool, but if you’re running a business account, you should be curious about how much of your traffic is coming from Instagram, right? This analytics tool allows you track link clicks – specifically the link in your bio. If you’re trying to track results of an Instagram promo that’s hooked up to a landing page or website, this savvy site will break down the stats into the source and geographic location. A handy tool to have.  

Just like any platform, Instagram’s always updating and improving its system. It’s frustrating but apps that are approved today may be banned tomorrow so stay in the loop with the software changes and be ready to switch up your approach at any given time.


Felisha Mendoza Mina is a multidisciplinary creative, teaming up with brands across Australia, North America and Europe. With 6+ years of experience across Graphic Design, Creative Direction, Videography, Photography and Marketing, she takes a highly integrated approach to media and communications that uses a breadth of technical and analytical skills to help industry leaders look better, work smarter, and create with efficiency. 

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