The IGersBoston Instagram community was launched on April 1st, 2012 when our first ever Picture of the Day feature was posted! Since that glorious day, we have grown to over 70,000 followers, posted nearly 2000 pictures and featured hundreds of people in our community who with their talent and pictures, capture breathtaking views of our beloved city of Boston on a daily basis.
But you may be wondering, where did the idea come from? On Christmas eve 2011, I created my Instagram account. From there, I discovered and followed some accounts, including a couple city based communities from Chicago and London. I thought the concept of a city based Instagram community was really cool, so I tried to find one in the Boston area. To my surprise, there were none at the time. I wanted to learn more about these ‘IGers’ communities, so I reached out to some of them and was encouraged to start one for Boston. I registered the IGersBoston username and for a couple months tried to build some momentum for its launch. Then on the evening of April 1st, 2012, it all came together and IGersBoston, the first ever Boston based Instagram community was born!
Today, IGersBoston is the largest, most popular, beloved and influential Instagram community in Boston and in the entire region. It is also considered among the most influential social media accounts in Boston. From a global perspective, we are one of the largest city based Instagram communities in the entire world. Thanks to this growth and popularity, several Boston based, national and international institutions, brands and businesses have partnered with us on projects that bring benefits to the community while bringing exposure to their products or services through our audience. We embrace these opportunities as long as they relate to our audience and provides a benefit to the community.
On June 1st, 2016 our IGersBoston community made history by becoming the first Instagram community in the world to partner with a major local television news channel, Fox 25 News, to share pictures of our talented community members, every night on their newscast which is the most watched in the entire region. We are extremely excited with this partnership and all the exposure it will bring to our talented community of photographers to whom we owe all of our success. The nightly features on Fox 25 will begin on Monday June 6th. More details to be released in the upcoming days.
We look forward to the future and expect to continue this journey with all of you. Thank you for being part of this very special community. We love Boston and all of you!
Founder & Curator