7 Takeaways From Social Media Marketing World 2015


social media reviewsDid you miss Social Media Marketing World 2015?

Last month thousands of marketers converged yet again on San Diego for the world-class Social Media Marketing World (#SMMW15).

Here are my seven takeaways from the conference—seven things you need to know.

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Discover seven takeaways from Social Media Marketing World 2015.

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Pinterest Interests: What Marketers Need to Know


social media how toDo you need an easy way to find new content to pin?

Would you like to see pins from people other than those you follow?

Finding good content to repin has always been crucial for Pinterest success. The solution is to follow interests on Pinterest.

In this article I’ll explain how to find and use Pinterest interests to improve visibility and engagement.

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Discover what marketers need to know about Pinterest Interests.

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How to Use Pinterest for Videos, SlideShares and Podcasts


social media how toDo you only share images on Pinterest?

Would you like to share other content to grow your Pinterest followers and other social networks?

You can also share videos, SlideShares and audio podcasts and extend your exposure in those networks thanks to Pinterest.

In this article I’ll explain how you can use Pinterest to increase exposure for your videos, SlideShares and podcasts.

#1: Videos

Did you know that videos from Vimeo and YouTube are pinnable and playable on Pinterest? Pinning videos to Pinterest can significantly broaden their exposure and result in more plays.

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Learn how to use Pinterest to promote video SlideShare and podcasts.

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How to Use Pinterest Messages for Marketing


social media how toDo you want a new way to engage your Pinterest followers?

Have you used Pinterest Messages?

Pinterest’s newest feature lets you communicate directly with your followers via private message.

In this article I’ll explore Pinterest Messages and how you can use it to engage your audience.

Why Pinterest Messages?

Pinterest Messages is similar to the messaging and chat options you’re used to on other social platforms. You can contact a pinner directly on Pinterest, or unlike other social channels, you can send your message to the pinner’s email address.

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Find out how to use Pinterest Messages for marketing.

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7 Pinterest Marketing Tips to Improve Your Visibility


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Are you interested in raising your visibility on Pinterest?

Do you know which Pinterest tactics work best today?

We asked top social media professionals what they’re doing to get results from Pinterest marketing right now.

In this article you’ll find 7 pro tips that can boost your business’s Pinterest marketing.

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Learn 7 Pinterest tips from the pros.

#1: Include Price Tags

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Ekaterina Walter

Pinterest users aren’t just looking for creative inspiration on the network. They’re also ready to buy.

Make sure you include a price tag in the pins you create or repin. After all, Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined. More importantly, Pinterest pins with prices get 36 percent more likes than those without.

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3 Ways Any Business Can Market on Pinterest


social media how toAre you looking for a way to fit in on Pinterest?

Do you know how to use Pinterest as a marketing tool?

Pinterest is built around beautiful pictures and that can be a problem for some companies.

If you don’t think your business is Pinterest-friendly, it’s time to reconsider.

In this article you’ll discover three Pinterest marketing tactics you can use to entice followers to click through, no matter what your industry or niche.

#1: Highlight Your Strengths

The challenge on Pinterest is to be as irresistible as possible. No matter what your end game is, you’re not going to get there without original content that stands out in a pinner’s feed. How do you do that if your company or product doesn’t really fit with the colorful, visual nature of Pinterest?

Realizing that pictures are not their strength, The Wall Street Journal has gained a Pinterest following by posting noteworthy quotes from their articles.

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Linking to online articles transforms this pin into a creative call to action.

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6 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers


social media how toDo you want more Pinterest followers?

Have you optimized your profile, website and images for maximum exposure?

A strong Pinterest community tells others you’re a trusted source of inspiration.

In this article you’ll discover six simple ways to quickly increase your number of Pinterest followers.

#1: Verify Your Pinterest Profile

A verified Pinterest account is an important step in building your following. It’s fairly easy to do and instills trust because it confirms your account is the real deal, not a knockoff. In turn, that makes your Pinterest profile more attractive to existing and new followers.

When you’ve verified your Pinterest account, people see a checkmark next to your brand’s URL in the Pinterest profile. This checkmark especially stands out on mobile and in profile searches.

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A verified account checkmark on Pinterest’s mobile app.

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6 Ways to Promote Your Business With Pinterest Places


social media how toDo you use Pinterest to promote your business?

Have you heard of Pinterest place pins?

Whether you have a storefront, products or a travel aspect to your business, consider exploring the geographic elements of Pinterest

In this article, you’ll learn six ways you can use Pinterest place pins boards to promote your business or products.

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Pinterest’s new Places boards have really taken off.

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3 Creative Ways Brands Are Using Pinterest


social media how toAre you looking for some creative ways to use Pinterest?

Would you like to make stronger connections with your customers?

Although many brands run creative contests on Pinterest, here are some new ways to engage audiences and build your presence.

Take a look at what these 3 brands are doing to get inspiration for using Pinterest creatively for your business.

#1: Run a Campaign to Give Back

One of the most interesting things I’ve seen on Pinterest was Sony Electronics’ Pin It to Give It campaign.

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In the spirit of holiday giving, Sony gave $1 to charity for every repin on this board.

Sony Electronics used their Pinterest brand page to curate an array of Sony Electronics products that were pinned to the Pin It to Give It board. Every time someone repinned from the board, Sony Electronics donated a dollar to The Michael Phelps Foundation. The campaign ran from November 27 through December 31, 2012 and raised more than $12,500.

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