90% of teens report using Instagram at least once a month, according to Piper Jaffray’s semiannual, “Taking Stock With Teens” survey.  Among the teens surveyed, 70% said they prefer brands to contact them about new products through Instagram, with Snapchat following as the preferred method for brand engagement at about 50%.  However, Snapchat is the favored social media channel, with 41% of those surveyed naming it as their favorite, compared to 35% for Instagram. 

Source: marketingdive.com

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