Influencers react to Instagram’s big outage: ‘It was a pain’

New York (CNN Business)Wednesdays are usually the best day to post on Instagram for Chelsie Petras, a 27-year-old social media influencer based in New York City. “It was a pain,” said Petras. “I had to shift my schedule and figure out how to still incorporate this post.” She wasn’t alone in having to delay paid posts. Influencer marketing agencies such as Village Marketing, which connects social media stars to brands for deals, said it had to move hundreds of posts to Thursday. A similar platform called Activate said brands had to delay campaigns or have influencers re-post content. It was a wake-up call for some users about how much power Instagram has. “[It’s] a reminder of the importance of cultivating …