As you may know, and I hope you do, I am a HUGE fan of the virtual pinboard website, Pinterest. I am on there daily- pinning, repinning, liking and commenting. It’s definitely one of my favorite social past-times.
I initially joined Pinterest for personal use but, as tends to be the case with me, I started to add business related pins as well. Me and my business are so intertwined it’s almost impossible not to overlap. The things that interest me enough to pin- beauty, fashion, social media – are also my business. My MO is always to show myself as a complete person. I believe that people choose to do business with people, not logos. If you follow me on any social network, you’ll know that I do social media and image consulting but you will also know that I like music and tattoos. Same goes for Pinterest. After all, I AM MY BRAND. I also pin my blog posts with links back to my sites.
I consider myself to be pretty well-versed in using Pinterest for both personal and business use, but when I heard about the event ‘How DC Business Does Pinterest’ I thought it might be a good idea to attend just to get an idea of what other local businesses are doing with this exciting visual platform.
The event seemed to be pretty well attended but it was certainly lacking in some areas. I would have loved to have seen more diversity on the panel and use of technology to actually show the attendees the functionality of Pinterest. Some of the attendees weren’t too familiar with Pinterest so I’m sure having visuals would’ve been helpful, especially considering that Pinterest is a visual platform. On a personal note, I would’ve greatly appreciated some refreshments.
I used Storify to compile my tweets from the evening. If you’re interested in seeing more of the tweets from the event, check out #DCWWPinterest
Do you use Pinterest for business or are you considering doing so? Please share your thoughts/experiences. Have questions about using Pinterest for business? Contact Me.