FocusOn Instagramers 1.39: @Ilarysgrill

FocusOn Instagramers 1.39: @Ilarysgrill

FocusOn Instagramers 1.39: @Ilarysgrill

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Each week, Instagramers.com discovers new people. People addicted to Instagram, revealing their lives, passions, and favorite tips in Instagram.  I’ve been thinking about featuring Ilaria for a while now.
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Ilaria Barbotti AKA @Ilarysgrill has been instrumental in the development of the Instagramers Network in Italy where she launched @IgersItalia network one year ago. More than twelve months later, the Italian community is one of the most active worlwide. It has more than 200.000 pics with #IgersItalia tag and more than 30 groups. I thought it would be a good idea to get to know her,  the Italian group activities and their projects.
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Ilaria Barbotti is @ilarysgrill in Instagram

She is 28 and she is an advertising media planner. A work she shares with her  of social media manager responsibilities at admarca. Ilaria loves all forms of arts. She particularly loves photography (of course) fashion and iphoneography.

One year ago, on April 26 2011, she sent me this message.

hi
i want to create a profile FB inst. italy because it isn’t ….
i love this app e i use it every day
check my fb profile or my blog!!!

bye bye

And so it happened…from these passions and this email, @igersitalia was born in april 2011.

Today, I asked her to answer some of my questions and i thought it would be interesting to share it with all the community.

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You were one of the first person to promote Instagramers community in Italy, how did it start?

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In April 2011, there were no italian groups at all existing in the instagramers network. I thought it would be nice to start an italian group and so I did.  But I didn’t  really know where all this would take me.  Within a few months, instagramers grew very fast and in Italy and I found myself with many italians people asking me to open new local groups. Today we have 30 groups!

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Tell us about people participating in @igersItalia projects and network?

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Igersitalia team is full of crazy italian iphoneographers, lovers of instagram and social media. Lol.  We are 9 instagramers and me.  The team is composed by awesome people with different skills and styles. @roccorossitto @agatacruciani @enricocorinti @igersmilano @alefortuna @drunkenbones @brassy @binbaa.  This team is totally involved in this community and they’re working hard each day to maintain an outstanding community and create great events in Italy all year long.

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You are celebrating your first Instagramers Italia anniversary, which were the most important moments of this past year?

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For me the most important events in Italy where : our first Instameet in Milan on September 2011, the following in Venice, in November, with the participation of  the fantastic @igerslondon crew, our subsequent trip to London and I think I would add the recent launch of our Instagramers website. Visit it!

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Italian Network always gets tons of partners and sponsors, how do you manage it?

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In Italy many businesses are attracted  by social media and now, in particular, Instagram seem’s to be on the top of many brands list.  Many of them support us in important events… Donna Moderna, Epson , Ford, NH Hoteles, we even have professional photographic schools and many fashion brands.  Others ask us to support their contests either “on line” or with real events withing our local communities.

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Italy is one of the most active countries in Instagram, according to you which are the factors that make Italian being so active?

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For me, in every situation, work, family, passion, the person makes the difference. ALWAYS.  I am not the only one that is very active and proposotive with  instagramers activities, others igers are also very involved and they help me by working hard in their city with local businesses and with local events.

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Tell us a little bit about your new official Instagramers webpage.

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Our new website was launched in order to involve instagramers and local managers to build a strong community.

 

 

Which are your next projects for 2012?

In 2012 we will have a great event in June in Rome (top secret right now..) , we will have the launch and work hard towards the growth of our website and of course… many more events in Italy!!

 

 

Do you have still time to dedicate to your own pictures stream?

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I post many photos on my personal account, but usually I post 5-6 pics in one day, and then for a few days I don’t post.  I love editing photos of my life, mostly pics of landscapes and the sea.

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What is the best advice you could give to people who manage local Instagram fan groups around the world?

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I’m not a teacher..:-) but I think that it’s very important to be clear with the community, very passionate and engaged with photos and people, to always come up with new ideas for the community (events, challenges, instameet, instawalk)

(rightside pic: Ilaria with Tittie @Drunkenbones from @IgersModena (in the center with me) meeting their London buddies from @IgersLondon at London instameet in sept, 2011 at Apple Store Covent Garden (thanks to @paulchapman and @chelseadebs @missunderground @scienceresearch @dutchie68 @streetographer … and so many people who attended!)

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Thanks very much for your time Ilaria. It really has been great to meet you and your team in Milano! Hope to see you soon all again! 

@philgonzalez

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Check some of the awesome events organized by Italian buddies.

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8 Comments

  1. Complimenti Ilaria, e complimenti Phil. Bel lavoro che avet fatto. Magari ci troviamo presto!!

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  2. Complimentissimi Ilary! Sei grande! You’re great! Very flattered for having met You online and in many Instameet and for having Your friendship.
    Bye!
    GR

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  3. Grazie Luison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! spero di conoscerti prestissimo..forse a giugno in spagna… stay tuned 🙂

    Grazie anche a te Gianpiero! anche tu sei il top. bacio

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  4. great job guys.
    wonderful Ilary! 🙂

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  5. folloe me for celebrity pictures Cute Collection and other beautiful pictures @rockinawesome

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  6. @hoeslovetacos_ follow me !

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  7. Complimenti Ilary… ti lovviamo abbestia! 😉

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  8. I am impressed, I must say. Very rarely do I come across a site that both informative and entertaining, and let me tell you, your site is important; the issue is something that not buy real instagram followers enough people are talking intelligently about.

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