Colleges and universities get ranked for academic and athletic excellence. But I wanted to find the schools that earn high honors for their use of Pinterest. It wasn’t easy — based on what I saw, lots of colleges and universities aren’t yet tapping the power of this social network to tell the world about what makes them special. But checking out the ones that do maximize their potential yields lots of Pinterest ideas, both for other schools and for businesses. I’ve broken those lessons down into five easy courses. Ready to go back to school? (There are no pop quizzes …
What does it take to succeed on Pinterest? Some Viraltag users with serious Pinterest mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today we meet Tauni Everett, a social media consultant for the crafting giant American Crafts.
Talk about inspiring settings!
When Tauni Everett is Pinning for American Crafts, she’s usually in the office/crafting studio at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Once a week, though, Tauni will drive 45 minutes south to American Crafts headquarters in Orem, where she’ll talk strategy with the social media team she helps manage.
American Crafts is one of the biggest craft manufacturers and suppliers …
What does it take to succeed on Pinterest? Some Viraltag users with serious Pinterest mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today, we meet Houston-based Stephanie Manley, who shares recipes that taste just like your favorite restaurant dishes on CopyKat.com.
Stephanie Manley has been sharing recipes online since the mid-’90s.
Maintaining that kind of Internet longevity means being adaptable and receptive to new tools.
“I think you have to be,” Stephanie said. “You absolutely have to adapt, or you’ll get pushed by the wayside. You need to be wherever is relevant.”
That’s why Stephanie got involved in Pinterest early in …
Did buying the kids’ school supplies and liking everyone’s back-to-school pictures on Facebook get you in the mood to learn something new yourself?
Picking up new knowledge and skills doesn’t take a trip to campus anymore, thanks to websites like Lynda, Coursera, and Skillshare.
You can also find ways to learn that don’t even require you to leave your social media feeds. Follow the five social media accounts in this story and you’ll discover some new ways to enrich your mind even when you have only a few minutes between meetings or while waiting in line.
And you’ll also gaining some ideas …
Are you relationship material? Or do you, ahem, only talk about yourself?
A study by Edelman found that 87 percent of people want meaningful interactions with brands, but only 17 percent believe that brands deliver them.
About two-thirds of the survey respondents said their relationships with brands are one-sided. In other words, they feel that they’re the ones giving to the relationship and that brands only take.
Yikes. That’s a lot of relationship issues. So what does all this mean for your business?
Edelman says consumers want brands that are more participatory and engaging. Your customers long to be part of things. One …
We hosted a fun and very educational webinar yesterday with Pinterest strategy expert Anna Vanlandingham, of the blog PinterestPro.com. She walked us through how to navigate Pinterest and determine how to best drive your business or brand to success on the platform.
If you missed the webinar in person, make sure to check out the recording. You can watch the video here.
Or check out the slide deck we shared on SlideShare.
Anna shared some great insights during the presentation. One especially valuable piece of advice was around timing and topic. Certain days of the week are more popular for certain topics on Pinterest. …
What does it take to succeed on Pinterest? Some Viraltag users with serious Pinterest mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today, we meet Chicago-based Katie Carlson, who does content marketing and social media for ImproveNet.com. The home-improvement site has been owned by CraftJack, a service that connects home-improvement professionals with homeowners, since 2013.
It’s fitting that Katie Carlson pins home-improvement ideas from an office that won an award for interior design.
At CraftJack’s headquarters, the entry hall is a series of portals that represent phases of a home construction project. The theme …
We were honored to be joined by an amazing founder friend of ours for a webinar this week. Tara McNulty is the founder of Shoot, an awesome contact sharing mobile app that is so much more efficient than carrying around a pack of business cards (which, as she shared in the presentation, often get thrown away).
Tara shared her experience trying to build a brand from scratch and acquire first time users for her app, all while working with a limited budget and limited time. Anyone running a business on their own, or with a small team, will find her time saving tips and …
by Emily Matras
Calling all small business owners and entrepreneurs that work from home. Are you ready for a home office makeover? Then we have one word for you — Pinterest.
You’re probably already using Pinterest to market your business (if not, we have some tips to get you started), but have you thought about turning to this super visual social media platform to help decorate your business? Having a dedicated office space is so important for business owners who work from home. A home office keeps you organized and on task, plus it helps you maintain some semblance of work/life separation …
I’m back from an inspiring and information packed few days at #BlogHer15. The annual conference from She Knows Media featured speeches and workshops led by women who have succeeded in bringing their voice to the masses using online tools.
I spent the few days with my notebook open, writing down everything I learned about which tactics and tools lead to the best results. I heard new tips for success on the old networks Facebook and Twitter, learned how to stop playing around on Instagram and Pinterest and actually use them to grow your business, and got an overview for getting started on new platforms Snapchat, Meerkat, and Periscope.
True to the theme …
If you’re a busy staff member or volunteer for a nonprofit organization, running a Pinterest account might seem like just one more thing to do. But this fast-growing visual social network can be a powerful tool for spreading your message.
The visual content that Pinterest highlights is the wave of the future in social media. And it tells your story and creates emotional connections in a way that words alone cannot. Your Pins also have a longer life than your posts on other social networks — that’s a big deal when you have limited time or staffing …
Succeeding on Pinterest takes more than just sharing photos everyday. Sharing content at specific times and in certain ways will lead to more engagement. Creating your pins with your user in mind helps drive engagement. Think about what mood they will be in, what they are looking for, and on what device and in what context they will be viewing your pin.
In this slideshare we go over 10 things you can do to get more repins on Pinterest.
Have you tried any of these tricks? Are there any other tricks that work for you? Let us know what has …