Examples of Successful Pinterest Campaigns

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Consider the image-based training tools that you use within your
products. All of these can be used to create Pinterest based pages that
provide a visual illustration of the services and products that you offer.
Drawing from a couple of examples of successful Pinterest marketing, let’s
take a closer look at Etsy – their Pinterest page vailable at
Etsy has developed a presence within Pinterest just by showcasing
handmade crafts, clothing, vintage collections and designs from
their community.
But Etsy is only one of many online businesses who have taken advantage
of Pinterests global community. Sony Music, Pepsi, clothing designers,
interior decorators, and many other big-brand companies have established
Pinterest accounts in order to futher connect with their target audience.
When it comes to online businesses, Mashable has had great success with
their Pinterest page, available at http://pinterest.com/mashable/pins
Mashable is the perfect example of how online businesses can begin to
generate high targeted traffic to their websites instantly, while
maximizing exposure with very little work involved.
The basis of Mashable’s Pinterest page is to simply take traditional blog
posts and create a simple image-based overview or summary of each
content piece.
For example, if you were writing a blog post about the “Top 10 Traffic
Sources For This Year”, you could easily create an image that represents
‘traffic’, with 10 headlines outlining the different traffic sources. You
could then link that image to the full article on your blog, directing
viewers from Pinterest to your website!
When someone clicks on your image, they would be directed to a full
article on your website or blog – or perhaps you may lead them to another
social networking account such as Facebook or Twitter. You can direct
people anywhere you choose from sales pages, squeeze pages, download
pages (lead capture) – or to another one of your Pinterest pages.
Viral Marketing With Pinterest
There’s another powerful component to the way that Pinterest has been
created – your pins can easily go viral!
If people like your pins, they can choose to “re-pin” your content,
maximizing exposure and carrying your message throughout countless
Pinterest pages.
If you take a closer look at a popular pin page, you can see the number of
re-pins that took place for each update. In some cases, a single pin has
been re-pinned hundreds of times!
People can also “like” your pin, and the number of likes will appear at
the bottom of your Pinterest pages.
Creating images for your Pinterest pages is also extremely easy to do. You
don’t have to have fancy graphics, nor do you have to outsource the work to
a graphic designer. Quite often, the best pin based images are those that
are simple, direct and to the point.
Your image could simply be your product cover, with a direct link to your
sales page. Or, for a more effective Pinterest campaign, you could create an
image based around a current news headline, capturing attention from a
larger audience, with your image leading them to a full article on your site
that ties in with the current event.
You want to focus on creative Pinterest campaigns that will reach a
broader audience, and capture a browser’s attention quickly.
Most of the images used by successful marketer’s are very simple and
clear, while others create more elaborate graphics that include charts, full
article content in image-form, and even cartoons that help carry their
marketing message.
Just get creative and start pinning every bit of content you can that
will help to build awareness of your brand. There is nothing that can’t
be pinned with a bit of imagination and creativity!
Quick Start Ideas
– Post comical or funny images that tie into your niche market, and
lead people to a full article on your website.
– Create Pinterest based contests and giveaway events encouraging other
members to repin your pages.
– Take advantage of visual “stimulators” and create pins that offer colorful
images to attract attention. High resolution images from stock photo sites
(providing you with a valid license to distribute) work well at capturing
attention quickly.
– Include training based images in your pins. If you are involved in social
marketing, you could create a simple graph that illustrates the top social
marketing websites based on traffic stats and outreach. If you are involved
in the weight loss market, you could create an image that offers the
average weight loss.
Maximizing Exposure For Unlimited Free Traffic
Pinterest offers a great way for business owners and even affiliates to
connect with potential customers and generate fresh, new leads as well!
Here are just a few ways that you can take advantage of the popularity of
Pinterest to maximize your affiliate profits.
– Create images around current events and then tie that into an article on
your website. Make money from affiliate offers that are somehow
connected to the topic. Your content doesn’t have to be about the event,
but should lead in with it.
For example, you could create a pin with an image and headline that reads
“Apple’s New iPhone Failure” – which directs people to your website
that features an article on Apple’s inability to keep up with market
demand, and how it’s almost impossible to get your hands on one.
You could follow up with an overview of other mobile phones that are
similar to the iPhone, leading visitor’s to distributors through your
affiliate link. Think about how much money you can make just by
exploiting current news and events!
Features include the ability to collect and display images that you find on
the Internet. You can browse boards from other members to discover new
items as well as create your very own themed collections.
Pinterest is truly the most visual-oriented social networking site, making it
easy to create attractive pin boards that will attract attention from potential
Pinterest will work for your marketing campaign if your business is
focused on fashion, photography, travel or design based offers, but with a
bit of creativity, you can take advantage of the popularity of Pinterest to
promote nearly any other business type.
For example, one company created a “Twitter Cheat Sheet” that was a
simple image outlining the different areas of the Twitter community site.
This image was pinned thousands of time by new Twitter users and
marketer’s. Consider what you could create that would attract visitor’s to
your website and create your own visually enhanced marketing campaign
with Pinterest.
· Create image based content around your niche. Consider graphics,
spreadsheet images, or infographs.
· Encourage others to pin your image content by opening up contests
and events based around your customer base creating additional
images involving your brand (logo, creatives, etc).
· Tweet out links to your Pinterest collections, pushing traffic from
one social media site to another.
· Sell your products directly! If you add a $ sign to a number in your
pin, Pinterest will automatically create a price tag for your pin.
You could sell photographs, stock photos, logos, mascots and
other creatives.
· Think about the different image based training tools that you’ve used
within your business, and consider how you can use similar images
to create popular Pinterest pages. Visual tutorials or illustrations.
The key to success with Pinterest is to be proactive in marketing your
pages. Add a “follow me on Pinterest” button or tag to your websites and
blogs. Pin other people’s pages rather than just your own content and
provide value to existing and new followers by helping them discover new
Here are a few examples of high branded Pinterest pages, to help you get
your creative juices flowing!
Mashable – http://pinterest.com/mashable/pins
Sony Music – http://pinterest.com/sonymusic/pins
Etsy – http://pinterest.com/etsy/pins
Best of success with creating your very own viral Pinterest campaign!

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Author: Christopher
Christopher D. Sciullo is a Million Dollar Online Seller. Mixing both Physical and Digital Products. Almost 1/3 of his sales are attributed to Affiliate Marketing.

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