This article was written by Heather Wilson. She is a senior at Chico State majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Nutrition. After graduating in the fall 2012, she hopes to pursue her career in New York City or London as a publicist. While at Chico State Heather has been an active member of the Nutrition and Food Sciences Association and volunteers as the Head Coach for Butte County’s non-profit organization Girls on the Run. Last summer, she was an intern at McEntyre Public Relations in New York City and fell in love with every aspect of life as a public relations practitioner. When she is not writing, or focusing on schoolwork, Heather enjoys running and training for marathons. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Pinterest, the new up and coming social media tool, has been popular among millions of consumers since August 2011. With millions of users worldwide, businesses are now finding a way to use Pinterest to take advertising and marketing to a whole new level.
Pinners of all generations spend hours a day creating pin boards designed to their own personal interests. When a pinner clicks on a pin, they are proving to drive consumers straight to the website the image came from. This type of tool can be used as a secret advertising campaign for any business or entrepreneur.
If companies took the time to upload their own pins, more pinners could be directed to their websites creating more exposure.
Uploading many pins a day not only allows consumers to locate their pins easily, but allows companies to control the look of their image.
If a business is able to create their own Pinterest account, they can pick and choose pinners to suit their ideal clientele.
Time Magazine named Pinterest one of the top 50 websites of 2011.