Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Great ways to use Pinterest: 11 examples from the DGC board

One of the first things I did on Pinterest was to set up a board of Great ways to use Pinterest. It's where I collect tips on how to use the site, along with repins of real examples of how organizations, companies, professional groups, retailers and others are using it for business reasons.

Why do they use Pinterest? If they're like me, these businesses find it a great way to drive web traffic, boost engagement with customers and improve their search results. Here are some favorite business-related pins I've come across. Shockingly, they include no decorating, clothing or craft examples:
Looking for more ideas on how to put Pinterest to use? Check out one of my most-read-ever posts, 17 things you can pin on Pinterest that are not pillows or dresses, or email me to help you put a Pinterest strategy together, at info[at]dontgetcaught[dot]biz.

And if you're in New York, I'll be speaking to the Science Writers in New York on March 6 about using Pinterest for writers and communicators of science. We'll be looking at uses for journalists, bloggers, job-hunters, science museums, science career promoters, writers promoting books, science outreach organizations, scientific journals and more.  The session takes place at the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and is free if you're a member of either ASJA or SWINY. See details and register here.

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