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Is Marketing on Pinterest Right for My Business?

Most businesses understand the importance of marketing on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, ect. Pinterest is a social platform that’s often overlooked due to the assumption it’s just a place moms go to find recipes and DIY inspiration. Actually, Shopify found it was the second highest source for referral traffic and that 93% of pinners use the platform for research or making purchases. Not only are users extremely active, but Pinterest has rolled out a number of new features over the past year increasing the platform’s marketing abilities. 

Pinterest is becoming a great tool for digital marketing, but just as all social platforms, it’s not ideal for all businesses. Discover more about Pinterest, its marketing capabilities, and whether or not it’s right for your business. 

The Benefits of Using Pinterest for Business 

Driving Traffic to Your Website 

Pinterest has the ability to drive mass amounts of traffic directly to your company website. Research has found that Pinterest actually drives more referral traffic than LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube combined. This is due to its unique design. Every image placed on a board is automatically hyperlinked to its original source. To be directed to your website, all users have to do is click directly on the image of the pin. 

Using Pinterest regularly can also help drive more organic traffic by increasing SEO rankings. This is partially due to contents’ ability to last longer on the platform. Generally, the most popular posts on other social sites are whatever is most recent. Pins gain popularity over time as they’re actively searched for, found, and re-pinned. This can help to be a powerful tool in driving you up Google’s rankings and making you more discoverable. 

Engage with High-Intent Customers 

Since last year, users increased 28%, to 322 million active monthly users. Not only are there more people using Pinterest than ever, the majority of them are high-intent, ready to purchase audience members. 98% of users report trying new things they discover on the platform, 93% have used it to research, plan for, or make purchases, and 39% of users are active shoppers. Users are more likely to purchase products they come across organically on Pinterest than any other social platform due to users proactively searching, rather than just scrolling through a feed. 

Build Brand Image and Authority 

Visual content is more important than ever, as 62% of Gen Zers and millennials say they like searching by images. Pinterest is the perfect platform to tell customers who you are and what you’re about, visually. You have the opportunity to reinforce your brand image by regularly appearing on users’ home pages, creating a variety of boards that reflect your identity, or sharing outside relevant content. These practices can help to build credibility and brand authority in your niche industry. 

What Types of Businesses Should Use Pinterest?  

Whether Pinterest is a good fit for your business is ultimately up to you, but there seem to be some that perform better than others. In general, it’s easier for B2C companies to market on Pinterest, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for B2B. Clothing, cosmetic, food, home decor, and DIY’s are the types of content that seems to perform best. While the majority of Pinterest users are women ages 25-54, 50% of all new sign-ups are men

Another statistic that’s important to keep in mind is that 40% of Pinterest users have a household income of $100K per year or more. This shows that the platform attracts those with large amounts of disposable income with the ability to spend on luxury products. 

That being said, any business has the potential to be successful on Pinterest. Just as with any other marketing tool, success is highly dependent on your strategy. The key is having the ability to consistently create captivating, high-quality, visual content that’s valuable to users. A good pin has: 

  • Vertical imagery. Majority of pinners are on mobile. Shoot for a 2:3 aspect ratio so your image doesn’t get truncated, while making it as high-quality as possible. 
  • Descriptive copy. Explain what users are looking at and entice them to learn more.
  • Text overlay. Including a headline that reinforces your message.
  • Tasteful branding. Include your logo so your brand doesn’t get lost in feeds.

How to Get Started 

When getting started, make sure you set up a business account, rather than a personal. This will give you access to analytics and other exclusive marketing tools. If you already have a personal account, Pinterest allows you to convert it to a business profile here. It’s important to keep branding consistent with your site and other social media accounts. If it’s available, try to use the same username. If you have them, you should also connect your Instagram, YouTube, and/or Etsy accounts. Doing so ensures pins from these sites will be attributed to your business. Plus, you’ll also be able to track related analytics. Once your account is set up, you can start creating boards and adding pins. If you plan on running paid ads, you can then set up your ads manager account as well. 

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At Onimod Global we are experts in social media marketing. We know which platforms are best for brands, and create visibility for brands where customers are searching, interacting, and ultimately converting. Find out more about we do, or contact us today!

A Guide To Pinterest Advertising

There’s a continuous growth pattern of different social media platforms you can choose to advertise on, and a fairly new platform entering the mix is Pinterest. Pinterest is the social media platform that doesn’t get quite as much traffic as giants like Facebook and Twitter, however it is very influential when it comes to purchasing decisions. Though Pinterest only has 200 million users, they actually beat out Instagram and have a larger influence on social media users making purchasing decisions in the U.S. The experts at Onimod Global have the inside scoop on different ads to use and what you need to know about using this platform.

Types of Ads

Promoted Pins

There are several options here, and the most basic they have is a Promoted Pin. It is their standard ad they offer that will drive traffic by simply paying for a Pin to have more consumers see it. From there, anyone that repins it or saves  your pin is considered organic traffic. If any other user sees the pin on a personal page, the promoted label won’t be included and the extra traffic you would receive doesn’t cost a thing.

Promoted Video Pins

If you’re looking to increase engagement in an awareness campaign, a great option to go with would be a Promoted Video Campaign. These will for sure stand out among other pins and capture lots of attention while scrolling through a variety of pins.

One-Tap Pins

Another option would be a One-Tap Promoted Pin, which are unique and take you straight to a landing page. Most pins require two-clicks to get to a landing page and click-through to a site, that’s where these come in handy. You will see much higher click-through rates (CTR) with these types of Promoted Pins, however it could potentially lead to higher bounce rates and also may waste money.

Promoted App Pins

You can also advertise for an app on Pinterest where you can add an app simply by clicking an “install” in the ad copy. This is extremely helpful and unique because rather than redirecting you to the app store, you can download an app without ever leaving Pinterest’s site.

Cinematic Pins

These advertisements are very similar to the Video Pins in terms of animation, however the cinematic pins move only when the user scrolls. The pin will stop moving when the user stops scrolling, and from there the user can click on the pin and watch the full video from there.


This is a phenomenal platform to use, especially if a demographic your business targets contains either U.S. Baby Boomers and moms. As of right now, the ads are only available in United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, but more markets should be available soon. According to Marketing Land, 61 percent of Pinners make purchases after seeing a brand’s content on Pinterest. With these odds, it’s absolutely worth it to look into and see if this platform works for your business’s marketing strategy.

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Expert Opinions on Upcoming Super Bowl LII Ads

Many tune in to watch the best football players in the country face off during the Super Bowl each year, but many more tune in exclusively to watch the amazing advertisements that are shown in between in the game.

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most costly days of the year for many advertisers. Each ad is carefully crafted and backed by an enormous budget to appear in front of more than 110 million Americans. It is not absurd to say that $5 million is a bargain for such an ad.

This year, many professionals are weighing in about such Super Bowl ads. In this article we will focus on ways for marketers to improve their Super Bowl advertising strategy, as well as take a look at previous Super Bowl ads and how they compare to those in recent years.

How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

AdWeek contributor Chandler Sopko provided several ways in which she believes marketers will be able to optimize their efforts during Super Bowl LII. Her advice is as follows:

  • Outspend the Competition: Even if you are not planning to run a TV spot during the game, you still have to shell out a considerable amount of cash to get your ad into prime position for users. It is very common for people to interact with brands during the game, particularly through social media. For this to happen, you have to first gain their attention by making it to the forefront of the pack.
  • Pin it Up: Party hosts are going to be scouring Pinterest looking for recipes for their upcoming party. If your company has any relevance to users that are looking for ‘the best cheese dip ever’ or ‘football decorations’ now is the time to show them one of your ads.
  • Geotarget with Snapchat: Snapchat has allowed businesses to create and implement their own filters for quite a while now. If you own the type of establishment where users are likely to hang out during the game, such as a sports bar, then a geofilter would be an excellent way to engage your customers while also promoting your business. Make sure to add your logo to the filter. This will alert recipients of every snap of your business, and what a great environment it provides for major events.
  • Continue the Conversation: Do not let the end of the game mark the end of your campaign. Talk of Super Bowl ads extends far into the following week. Be sure that your campaign is still visible as people are discussing it with one another. This will hopefully help you to squeeze a few more engagements out of your target audience.

Past vs Present

Adweek took the time to interview several top creatives in the world of advertising. These creatives discussed their opinions on Super Bowl ads, and shockingly, they all had rather harsh criticisms to share.

Matthew Bull, founder and CEO of SoloUnion, and Rafael Rizuto, founder and CEO of TBD, felt that the Super Bowl is often used as an excuse to be more innovative and creative. Both of these critics felt that each and every day in advertising should be as innovative and creative as possible. No single day should get all of the attention or effort.

Gerry Graf, founder and CEO of Barton F. Graf, expressed disappointment in how little most brands receive for their incredibly large investments into advertising during the Super Bowl. He feels that in order for the ad to have the biggest impact possible on the brand, it should be used for a new company that is not yet recognized by many Americans.

To see the full video interview conducted by Adweek, please click HERE.

5 Fascinating Digital Marketing Stats So Far in 2017

2017 has been an interesting year so far in the digital marketing world, with some surprising stats and trends. Some of the stats listed are from Christopher Heine’s article in Adweek that caught our attention.

1. Yelp ahead of Snapchat in Ad Revenue:
According to eMarketer, “Yelp will make close to $720 million this year in digital ad sales in the U.S. compared to Snapchat’s $640 million.” This statistic was surprising at first considering the social media giant that Snapchat has become in recent years. Not to say $640 million a year in ad revenue is a bad thing, but it will be interesting to see if Snapchat makes any adjustments for advertisers before the end of the year.

2. Google and Facebook Dominate:
This one didn’t come as much of a surprise compared to the other stats listed. eMarketer also projected that “63% of all digital ad sales by the end of the year will come from Google and Facebook. In numbers that is equivalent to $35 billion for Google and $17.4 billion for Facebook.” This shows the dominance of Google and Facebook in the advertising world and we would expect this trend to continue if companies are experiencing positive returns on investments.

3. Pinterest Making Improvements:
Pinterest has been making some massive improvements as of late regarding their advertising options. According to Heine’s article, “Pinterest advertisers now have access to 5,000 interest categories that will roll out in the next couple of weeks.” With this upgrade from Pinterest, engagement rates are expected to increase by a significant amount and cost-per-clicks are projected to decrease.

4. Uber Lawsuit:
It’s been recently reported that Uber is pursuing a lawsuit against a mobile advertising company called Fetch Media. Heine’s article states that “Uber is suing Fetch Media for at least $40 million accusing the company of improper billing for fraudulent ads falsely taking credit for app downloads.” We’ll see how the lawsuit plays out, but this is significant because it could potentially ruin the reputations of other mobile ad companies.

5. Trouble Tracking Ad Spend:
Digital marketers losing track of ad spend may come off as a surprise, but an article from Marketing Week found this to be evident. Apparently “only 36% of digital marketers are confident that their campaigns are targeting the appropriate audiences.” They also found that “nearly a quarter of digital marketers don’t consistently track their campaigns whatsoever.” These two statistics really jumped out to us because monitoring digital marketing campaigns is essential to making sure ad dollar is used efficiently.

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How Pinterest Expects to Increase Revenue by $200 Million This Year

Pinterest is quite new to the world of advertising. 2017 marks the third full year that Pinterest has offered their Promoted Pins to advertisers. Such pins allow advertisers to promote their products and services alongside of a user’s normal featured pins.

Revenues On The Rise

These sponsored pins began in 2015, and generated $100 million in revenue by the end of the year. Last year, Pinterest was able to capture a total of $300 million in revenue, according to recode.

The trend isn’t stopping there. In its current fiscal year, it has been reported by recode that Pinterest is on track to bring in at least 200 million additional dollars by the end of this year.

So how is Pinterest driving all of this incredible advertising success you may ask? The answer lies in the company’s recent ventures into digital innovation.

Pinterest Sections

A recent article by Techcrunch released information on a brand new Pinterest feature called Sections.

This new tool will give users the ability to divide and categorize their board into several sub-groups that all coincide with the main board topic. For example, if the main board were titled “Entrees”, then sub-groups could include titles like “Vegetarian”, “Casseroles”, or “Seafood”.

According to Pinterest CEO and co-founder Ben Silbermann, “It’s been a really popular feature request for years.”

Sections is still making its way through the beta testing process. The new feature has not been released to all users yet, but will hopefully be appearing to the masses soon!

Ad Targeting

As Pinterest’s consumer base continues to grow, now up to an estimated 200+ million users, the company is searching for ways in which it can utilize this incredible resource.

Last year, Pinterest purchased a startup mobile ad-tech company called URX. Jack Chou, Pinterest’s head of product, explained the buyout by saying, “We can now accelerate our efforts with the URX team, who are leaders in mobile content understanding, recommendations, monetization and discovery.”

These efforts have materialized into 5,000 interest categories that advertisers can now use to help properly position their products in front of the perfect Pinterest users. For instance, many consumers are interested in the outdoors, but what about those specifically interested in hiking across the Appalachians?

Much like the new Sections feature, these interest categories will enable Pinterest users to refine their account into exactly what they want. This provides an enormous benefit to digital marketers and advertisers as they are able to easily reach out to the most specific area of their target audience.

Pin Collective

Pinterest has also been continually promoting their service called Pin Collective to advertisers. Pin Collective is described by Pinterest as, “an external network of world-class content creators including photographers, designers, illustrators, art directors and more who are experts in creating content for Pinterest.”

Pinterest has come together with Popular Pays to build this platform. Pin Collective provides advertisers with the best of the best to ensure the creation of flawless ads.

Adidas and essie are two companies that have experienced this service first-hand. Essie utilized Pin Collective to get an edge on the nude nails trend. The results were very impressive. The top pin of the Pin Collective campaign was saved 4 times more than any previous Pinterest campaign launched by essie.

Ending Thoughts

There is no slowing down for Pinterest. The platform continues to outdo itself every year with better ideas and innovations, both for their users and their advertisers. Here at Onimod Global, we can’t wait to see what they come up with next!