Pinterest cipr presentation final 6th sept Presentation Transcript
A guide to Pinterest.What’s all the fussabout and why shouldI care?Social Summer #13.Michael Litman (@mlitman)September 2012
Who am I?• Hello! I’m Michael Litman and I’m a Sr Social Strategist at AnalogFolk where we make and market interactive experiences globally.
Who am I?• Hello! I’m Michael Litman and I’m a Sr Social Strategist at AnalogFolk where we make and market interactive experiences globally.• Some of you might be very nice people and read my blog at litmanlive.co.uk/blog.
Who am I?• Hello! I’m Michael Litman and I’m a Sr Social Strategist at AnalogFolk where we make and market interactive experiences globally.• Some of you might be very nice people and read my blog at litmanlive.co.uk/blog.• Others might follow me on Twitter as @mlitman.
Who am I?• Hello! I’m Michael Litman and I’m a Sr Social Strategist at AnalogFolk where we make and market interactive experiences globally.• Some of you might be very nice people and read my blog at litmanlive.co.uk/blog.• Others might follow me on Twitter as @mlitman.• The extra special ones may even be following me on Pinterest at pinterest.com/litmanlive
Who am I?• Hello! I’m Michael Litman and I’m a Sr Social Strategist at AnalogFolk where we make and market interactive experiences globally.• Some of you might be very nice people and read my blog at litmanlive.co.uk/blog.• Others might follow me on Twitter as @mlitman.• The extra special ones may even be following me on Pinterest at pinterest.com/litmanlive• Regardless of your social media affiliations, you’re all looking great today by the way.
Why am I here today?
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But anyway, before we get stuck in...
What I’m going to cover today: What is it? Why are people talking about it? Who is using it? How are they using it? How are brands using it? Anything Else? Key Learnings and Actions
What is it?
How the idea came about… "I was always collecting images on the web in folders on the desktop of my computer, but it wasn’t a very good system for remembering where things came from or who made them. We wanted to create a place where you can go to upload or collect things on the web and simply organize it the way you want to.” Evan Sharp, Pinterest Designer and Co-Founder
Put Simply… ”Imagine getting to do window shopping of all the best and most creative things in the world without having to go to the mall? That’s what Pinterest is.” Tuhin Kumar, Designer, Pulse (A personalised newspaper app)
In more detail… Pinterest is a content curation platform which allows users to organize and share beautiful and interesting content they find on the web. Think of a bookmarking site, a social network, a gift finder and a platform for collaboration all rolled in to one. Content is organised in “Boards” that work as categories. Each piece of content is called a “Pin” (see right).
But there’s a social element too… People can ‘like’ your pins or they can “repin” them on to their boards, comment on them and share on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow people and they can follow you. Or you can just follow a particular board of theirs rather than following them which automatically follows all their boards.
Why are peopletalking about it?
It became the fastest website ever to hit 10munique users…
Traditional search engines are being hit hard by anincreasingly visual online experience elsewhere…
And more time is already being spent on Pinterestthan some of the key social networks...
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Here’s what a few of the larger sites are saying…
What a difference a year makes… “Weekly visits to Pinterest from North American users alone hit 29 million in July, up from 1.27 million a year earlier which represents a Y-O-Y increase of 2,183% in site visits.” Experian, July 2012
Who is using it?
It’s now open to the public, just register up on site…
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Where are they from? USA United 12,000,000 Kingdom Unique Users 200,000 Unique Users
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What are they interested in? US vs. UK… gn Bus Desi d i rela ness e relat t ed Source: visual.ly
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How are they using it?
To convey your own individual personality andinterests through pins and boards…
To convey your own individual personality andinterests through pins and boards…
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How are brands using it?
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Key Learnings And Actions
5 key learnings… Pinterest is a visual content curation platform and is a symptom of us moving progressively towards the era of the visual web. It’s a huge traffic driver for brands, retail, travel, charities, news & more. You don’t have to follow everyone, just the boards which interest you the most. Remember, this is all about the interest graph. Add buttons and sharing functionality to your browser / shop / website / blog. Now the site is open to the public, expect to see an even greater take-up by brands and individuals alike.
5 key actions… Build your brand out of its specific sector by sharing interesting, topical, relevant content, creating engagement. Ensure that the visual content on your site is ‘pinnable’. Don’t forget about video, they can be pinned too. Use collaborative boards as ways of bringing your team together. Add your products (with their prices) to drive awareness and social currency along with adding buttons and sharing functionality to your browser / shop / website / blog.
Thanks for joining me today… Follow me on Pinterest at pinterest.com/litmanlive You should also check out allaboutpinterest.co.uk I’m a Senior Social Strategist at AnalogFolk, a digital creative agency. If you want to get in touch, then its firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for joining me today… Questions? Questions?