to pin or not to pin

I have a new love of my life and its name is:

If you are in the Social Media (SoMe) world you know all about the basics:  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.  However, if you are one of the creative types there is a new outlet.  This must come with a warning though – Pinterest will consume your life – you will find yourself spending hours looking at what other people like and finding things online to pin in one of the numerous boards you have created.  I have been on Pinterest for about eight months, and I will tell you, it quickly becomes an obsession.

Pinterest is invitation only, but you can sign up and they will write you back and give you access to their site.  Once you get that access, let the fun begin.  You can post any picture you see online and can follow people that share similar interests.

Lately I have taken a different look at Pinterest and how I can use it as a marketing tool. Every image on Pinterest is a link back to the website from where you found it. What a great tool to help drive traffic to your website or blog!  I have found numerous designers that “pin” their designs and once I click on their image – I am instantly on their site, reading their blog, following their twitter, liking their facebook… you get the idea.

The above is a screen shot from my graphic design board.  As you can see I am sharing the work of multiple designers and some of my own – what a great, free way to get your portfolio pieces in front of thousands!  You can follow what I pin here, and more specifically my graphic design pins here.  I do not only pin things related to graphic design or marketing, but like I said before, anything and everything around can spark inspiration!

Many companies get exposure that they do not even have to create.  Look at the Pinterest page for West Elm or Kate Spade.  Hundreds of links to their website, free advertising and no work on their end!

Are you on Pinterest?  No?…. well, you should start today!

From my quotes Pinterest board… just sayin!

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About dryinkdesigns

A marketing and business development background is the foundation for Mandi Boedicker’s passion for creating memorable branding support for a number of clients. Initially a graphic designer by trade, Boedicker’s marketing experience in the construction industry sparked a passion for networking and community partnerships. Dry Ink Designs was a natural next step. Boedicker’s freelance client work had spanned over ten years already while maintaining a full-time career, so she turned her creative energy into a career that benefitted the relationships she was building. Strengths in calligraphy, painting and photography soon grew into strengths in corporate identity strategy and marketing/communications support.
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3 Responses to to pin or not to pin

  1. Muffin says:

    You go girl! Thanks for sharing your talent with the world, Mandi!

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