Instagram Has Over 200,000 Advertisers Just 5 Months After Opening the Spigot

Marketplace demand is evident

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Instagram revealed today that it now has more than 200,000 advertisers on the visual social platform. What's striking about that figure is that the Facebook-owned app only opened its advertising to all marketers about five months ago. (Only a limited number of marketers were allowed to run promos before October.) 

To accomplish the feat, Instagram has made a handful of key moves. It's opened its ads to 200 markets, established dozens of marketing-vendor partnerships, introduced longer-form video ads and carousel ads, and expanded its action-based ad options such as app-install ads, "Shop Now" and "Learn More" buttons.



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