Pinterest: Cheat sheet

In the second installment of our social media ‘cheat sheets’ we explore Pinterest – a marketing powerhouse that became the third most popular social network just two years after launch. Keep scrolling for a break down of figures (Infographic style) and the top tips and trends for 2015!

Pinterest inforgraphic


What Else?

  • While the platform is female-dominated, 1/3 of new sign-ups come from men and there’s a 50/50 split between male and female users in emerging markets. Marketing to men? Use their ‘Guided Search’, which gives results depending on sex.
  • Pinterest brings 300% more referral traffic to websites than Facebook – AND it requires less investment in terms of budget, time, and effort.
  • Make sure your company website is responsive and can provide optimal viewing across all devices.
  • Marketing to millennials? Pinterest (together with Snapchat) is the platform for you!
  • Use between 200-300 characters in your image caption to optimise repins.


Huge Brand Opportunities:

  • 93% of Pinners (male and female) shopped online in the past 6 months.
  • 83% of active users prefer to follow a brand than a celebrity.
  • Half of Pinterest users earn more than $50k p.a. – take advantage of that affluence!
  • The platform is launching a “Buy” button – launching in as little as 3-6 months.
  • Optimise reach by pinning 10+ times per day.


Ideal Image Characteristics:

  • Multiple dominant colours – see Lime Crime
  • Less than 10% background – see Stone Cold Fox
  • Smooth texture – see Urban Outfitters
  • No faces – see Farfetch



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