Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Building Your Brand With Pinterest

Pinterest. The utterly addicting, high enjoyable online 'collage' that has taken the social media world by storm. For those of you unaware of the wonder that is Pinterest, I quote from their website: "Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web." Thanks to this simple site, my wedding has been planned (I'm not engaged), my dream house has been decorated in a way that would make the HGTV Design Star judges jealous (I don't own a house) and the whole world knows that my taste in literature ranges from The Fountainhead to Harry Potter.

But beyond an individual's board showcasing the most enticing recipes they've probably never attempted, Pinterest is a subtle yet effective venue for marketing. A recent AdWeek article discusses how retailers (especially those with an online presence) are jumping at the bit to create boards and their products "repinned." According to the article, in January 2012, Pinterest drove more referral traffic than Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube combined (Shareaholic). But beyond the simple pinning of products, with its unique platform, Pinterest is a creative venue for building a brand.

We always tell our clients that it is crucial to make it personal when developing a brand. With Pinterest a company can create boards with images, quotes and more to tell the story of your organization. Interested in trying this for your brand? Check out Chobani's Pinterest page to see examples of what you could do to show your brand's personality.

1 comment:

  1. Stay tuned for Howell Creative Group's own Pinterest Page! I've been excited about getting this going for our team...since our work revolves around strong visual design. Plus, we can share some of our inspiration with friends and clients.