YYC Instagram Accounts & Hashtags to Follow

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Your customers are on Instagram, so you should be too.

Social media is, well, social. You can get some excellent results from an Instagram business page, but only if you post the things people want to see in their feeds.

You want to engage with your customers in a way that feels genuine. Part of finding the balance between promotion and conversation comes from understanding how your customers use social media and what kind of content they engage with.

The easiest way to learn is by finding influencers in your local community or a niche category that are killing it on Instagram. So, here are some of the best YYC Instagram accounts and hashtags to follow if youโ€™re looking to tap into that #localyyc audience. 

Reach More of the Right People With These YYC Hashtags

I mentioned a few of these hashtags when we discussed how YYC businesses can boost their visibility online by flexing their local roots but, here are a few more.

If youโ€™re new to Instagram, you generally want a mix of top-level hashtags with a large number of posts and a handful of smaller hashtags that are specific and relevant to the content in your post.

This mix will allow you to reach a large number of people and a smaller group of Calgarians who are most likely to be interested in your content.

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General Use YYC Hashtags

The following hashtags are useful for reaching large numbers of Calgarians but arenโ€™t necessarily specific to your business. So, Iโ€™d recommend using these hashtags in combination with a few of the more industry-specific ones.

Pro-tip: using #yyc or #calgary followed by your occupation will work most of the time. For example; #yycphotographer, #yycblogger, #yycinfluencer #calgaryinfluencer.

#calgary #calgaryalberta #calgarybusiness #calgarybuzz #calgarycolour #calgaryisbeautiful #calgarylife #calgaryliving #calgarysworld #calgary360 #yyc #yycbusiness #yyclife #yycliving #yyclocal #yyclove #yycnow #yycsmallbiz #yycsmallbusiness #yyctoday #buylocalyyc #capturecalgary #captureyyc #curiocitycalgary #dailyhiveyyc #loveyyc #sharecalgary #shareyyc #supportyyc #supportlocalyyc #urbacalgary #wakeupyyc

Looking for a bit more reach? Some businesses and influencers get great results combining #calgary or #yyc with #canada, #yycnow, #alberta, #yycliving, #edmonton, #vancouver, #toronto #calgarylife, and #yyclife.

Calgary Food & Drink

Nightlife and the local food scene have always been popular topics on Instagram. This fact creates a unique opportunity for you to highlight your services in the same place your customers are sharing date night pictures about restaurants and bars like yours.

#calgarybeer #calgarybeercore #calgarycooks #calgaryeats #calgaryfood #calgaryfoods #calgaryfoodie #calgaryfoodies #calgaryfoodscene #CalgaryRestaurant #CalgaryRestaurants #yycbeer #yycbrewery #yyccocktails #yyccooks #yyccraftbeer #yycdrinks #yyceat #yyceats #yyceatscalgary #yycfood #yycfoodblogger #yycfoodie #yycfoodies #yycfoodporn #yycfoodscene #yycrestaurant #yycrestaurants #abbeer #abbreweries #abcraftbeer #albeerta #albertabeer #albertabeerfestivals #albertabreweries #barleybeltyyc #beermudatriangle #breweryflats #craftbeeryyc #datenightyyc #dishedyyc #dhyycfood #drinkyyc #eatCalgary #eatlocalyyc #eatyyc #foodyyc #gastropostyyc #justeatyyc #topDishyyc

Looking for a bit more reach? If youโ€™re a brewery, you might want to try tapping into the Edmonton Craft Beer Scene by using #yegbeer, #edmonton and #yeg in a couple of posts.

Calgary Fashion & Lifestyle

#calgaryfashion #calgaryisbeautiful #calgarymodel #calgarystyle #calgarystyles #yycbeauty #yycblog #yycblogger #yycboutique #yycfashion #yycfashionblog #yycfashionblogger #yycfashionista #yycfashionstylist #yycinfluencer #yyclifestyle #yycnails #yycstyle #yycstyleblogger #datenightyyc #dailyhivestyle

Looking for a bit more reach? If youโ€™re an aspiring influencer or a boutique, go broad with #canadianfashionblogger, #albertamodel, #fashioncanadians and #albertafashion.

Calgary Artists & Makers

Calgary makerspaces create a unique opportunity for cross-promotion. Supporting local artists allows you to create a unique look for your office or restaurant and many artists tag their customers when they share new projects with their followers.

You get unique, handmade products, and you get to be part of an ecosystem that rewards supporting local. Itโ€™s a win-win.

#yycart #yycartist #yycartscene #yyccraft #yycdesign #yycliving #yyclocalartists #yycmaker #yycpottery #calgaryart #calgaryarts #calgaryartist #calgaryartscene #calgarydesign #calgaryliving #calgarystyle #etsycalgary

Looking for a bit more reach? Combine a few of the big โ€˜General Useโ€™ YYC hashtags like #buylocalyyc with #albertamaker, #madeinAlberta, #madeinCanada, #canadianartist and #canadianart.

YYC Accounts & Influencers to Follow

There are two main reasons to follow curated accounts and official City of Calgary Instagram pages. Following the official City of Calgary and Calgary Tourism Instagram accounts will help you keep an eye on local news. Often, having a pulse on how your community is doing  can create unique opportunities to support your neighbours and promote your business.

Following curated accounts like Support Local YYC or Fuse33 will help you find businesses like yours doing creative things on Instagram. Most of these accounts will shout out local YYC businesses and often provide ways to promote your business using specific hashtags or resources.

Support YYC | @supportyyc.ca

A group of Calgary women who are creating a one-stop resource to help others support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic #supportyyc supportyyc.ca/pages/contacts-us

Support Local YYC | @supportlocalyyc

Our goal is to tell the stories of YYC small businesses & help consumers understand who they are supporting in a podcast. Use @supportlocalyyc www.supportlocalyyc.ca

Support YYC | @yycsupport

Calgary and surrounding areaโ€™s holiday shopping guide. Please considering shopping locally. #yycsmallbusiness #yycsmallbiz #calgary #yycbusiness #yyc

FUSE33 | @fuse33calgary

Fuse33 is YYC’s largest public Makerspace!

Wood – Metal – Sewing – 3D Printers – Lasercutters – CNC – Creative Cowork Space

store.fuse33.com/collections/maker-products/products/led-matrix-face-mask

City of Calgary | @cityofcalgary

Official account for The City of Calgary.

Services, news & more from your local government. Not monitored 24/7.

Tag us to be featured ๐Ÿ“ท

www.calgary.ca/linkinbio

Tourism Calgary | @tourismcalgary

The official Instagram account for Tourism Calgary. Use the hashtag #CaptureCalgary to be featured! โค๏ธ

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Airdrie Instagram Accounts & Hashtags to Follow

Instagram has become a great way to generate new business and build an audience. The platform allows you to establish a unique brand, generate new leads and create a free visual portfolio for your goods and services.

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But letโ€™s say you want to reach more people? If youโ€™ve been using Instagram for a while, you probably understand how hashtags work. And you probably understand that if you imitate what other successful businesses are doing online, youโ€™ll start seeing results.

But how do you do that when youโ€™re a small business?

For websites, thereโ€™s local SEO, but what about social media?

Well, this article is going to focus on two specific topics.c

  1. Which Airdrie hashtags and accounts you should follow.
  2. Some common sense ways to optimize your Instagram strategy for local targeting.
#airdrie #airdriealberta #airdriebusiness #airdriedads #airdriehomesalon #airdrielife #airdriemoms #airdrienails #airdrienailsalon #airdrienailtech #airdrienow #airdriewomen #airdriewives #localbusinessairdrie #oldtownairdrie #shoplocalairdrie #supportairdrie #canada #carstairs #chestermere #cochrane #crossfield #didsbury #edmonton #lethbridge #okotoks #reddeer #reddeernow #rockyviewcounty #strathmore #yeg

Looking for a bit more reach? Smaller communities usually have hashtags with fewer posts and followers than their big-city counterparts. This low number usually translates to a smaller pool of potential customers. So when youโ€™re from a community outside of Calgary, like Airdrie, how do you make Instagram hashtags work for you?

Take advantage of popular YYC hashtags. People that commute to larger cities for work will get into the habit of shopping at places they see during their drive. Additionally, big cities have many options to choose from, so Airdrie locals probably scroll through #yyc or #calgaryeats to find popular places to visit.

Using popular hashtags from the surrounding area also gives people who might be planning on driving through town on the way to visit friends and family an excuse to make a pit stop.

Airdrie Accounts & Influencers to Follow

Following official Instagram accounts focused on City of Airdrie news is a great way to stay on top of whatโ€™s happening in your community. This entry-level type of social listening creates unique opportunities for you to get involved.

And as I mentioned above, following Instagram accounts from similar businesses to yours is a great way to see how you can improve your content and get inspired.

However, if you come from a town that doesnโ€™t have a large community on Instagram, there are a few different reasons you should follow local businesses specifically.

For starters, running a small business is hard. When companies first create their social media accounts, they often manage these accounts themselves.

Once you find a few local businesses doing reasonably well on Instagram, you can bet itโ€™s because theyโ€™ve worked out the most efficient way to publish useful content while managing their other responsibilities. If youโ€™re in this awkward growth stage yourself, donโ€™t try to reinvent the wheel. Copy what works!

Additionally, if you pay attention to Instagram accounts from brands in your industry being run by professionals and compare it to the look and feel of Instagram accounts being run by store owners, youโ€™ll be able to develop a middle-of-the-road sensibility.

This โ€˜sensibilityโ€™ means youโ€™ll be able to tell what content is speaking to people in your city and stand out as a small business with a more polished Instagram presence than your neighbours.

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Changing lives through eye care! #AirdrieEyes ๐Ÿ’™ Call us to book your eye exam today! 403-912-2020

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Airdrie furniture revival | @airdriefurniturerevival

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Addictive Ink Airdrie | @addictiveinkairdrie

Tuesday – Saturday

10:00am – 6:00pm

(403)-948-5518

๐Ÿ’‰@colinditchfield_tattoos ๐Ÿ’‰@cassditchfield.tattoos ๐Ÿ’‰@ty_howard_art ๐Ÿ’‰@asher.tattoos

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Airdrielife | @airdrielifemag

airdrielife is the magazine that celebrates the good life in Airdrie, Alberta @airdrielifemag #airdrielife #myairdrielife #tasteairdrie

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Airdrie Midwives | @airdriemidwives

We are a satellite clinic of Birth Partnership Midwives. Our team provides care for the city of Airdrie and the surrounding North & East communities.

Airdrie Puppy Pals | @airdriepuppypals

We are โญOPENโญ for Daycare, Training Camps & Private Training. For more information on pricing, availability & registration, visit our website:

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Airdrie Googlife Fitness | @Goodlifeairdrie

๐Ÿฅ‡Rated Airdrie’s Best Gym

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ #airdriePOWERlane

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Airdrie Girl Eats | @airdrie_girl_eats

Also known as @mealplanaddict

๐Ÿด Official foodie for @2020airdrie

๐Ÿ“ท Food photographer & writer

๐Ÿ’•Local business advocate

๐Ÿ“Airdrie, Alberta

AirdrieTODAY | @airdrietoday

Covering local news in Airdrie and Rocky View County. #airdrielife #rockyviewcounty

airdrietoday.com/story-behind-the-image

BYลŒลŒDฤ’ BAR | @byoodebar

  • Airdrieโ€™s Highest Rated Beauty Bar
  • Face | Skin | Body | Women Supporting Women

๐Ÿ† Awarded 2019 Best Esthetics Clinic

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City of Airdrie | @cityofairdrie

A vibrant community located on the Alberta prairies and steeped in opportunity and urban amenities. For info on the Cityโ€™s response to COVID-19, visit

www.airdrie.ca/covid

Cosmedic Laser and Skin Care | @cosmedic_airdrie

  • Laser hair removal/skin treatments
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  • Facials/peels
  • Permanent make up
  • Injectables
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Book online/call 587.574.7546

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Jam’s | @jams_airdrie

jams is all about breakfast

simple. Beautiful. Breakfast.

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s.s / 7a – 4p

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Pita basket Airdrie | @pitabasket_airdrie

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๐Ÿ“109-30 market Blvd S.E Airdrie

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www.pitabasketairdrie.com

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