HelloSociety Blog

Pinterest For Business

Zoe Waldron

September 29, 2015


Each social platform has its own unique benefits, setbacks, and primary users. Integrating campaigns and content across social platforms helps fill in those gaps with features of another platform, all while helping your brand reach the widest market possible. Planning an Instagram campaign soon? Tie those images in with a Pinterest board theme and link them back to your Instagram. Teaming up with a Vine influencer to create a branded Vine video? Make sure that video gets shared or promoted on Twitter for an extra boost of awareness and engagement. Have a new video you’re hoping will go viral? Consider uploading it on Facebook and YouTube for extended reach. The following integrations explore ways you can boost views, engagement and shares with a multi-platform strategy.

Pinterest and Instagram are two very visual platforms. They are also two very different platforms. Pinterest is the perfect place online to plan for your future. Instagram is great for sharing highlights from your life currently. So how can they support each other?

Let’s compare some complementing pros + cons: (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

June 10, 2015


Keegan Adriance is a HelloSociety Influencer and professional photographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has over 857k Pinterest followers. Keegan has been kind enough to share some tips with us on image editing for different social media platforms in this week’s guest blog post:


When you look at your Pinterest homepage, what images stand out to you most? I’m sure some reel you in using bold color or shiny text gimmicks, but I can guarantee that the small, horizontal/landscape images on your screen are not the ones immediately catching your eye. Pinterest’s layout is designed to best feature vertical images. Just look at how much real estate they take up on the screen compared to horizontal shots, or even square. It’s such a bummer when I find a beautiful blog post and want to share it but all of the images are horizontal. I understand that some subjects, like interiors or food, may be more challenging to present vertically, but if you’re a blogger and want your images to do well on Pinterest, I highly recommend posting a few vertical shots.

This is even more important if you plan on sharing the images yourself. Your vertical images will almost always get more attention (which leads to more clicks) than the horizontal images surrounding it. Although I’m personally not a fan of this specific pin look, even combining multiple images into a vertical representation is a better option than a single, horizontal photo. Think about those pins you see that are longer than your screen. It may be obnoxious, but you definitely see it. Editing (and shooting) for vertical images is probably the most basic, yet arguably most effective, step you can take to attract more attention to your pins.

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Zoe Waldron

May 27, 2015


Katherine Accettura is a HelloSociety Influencer from Illinois. She has over 1.2 million Pinterest followers. Katherine has been kind enough to share some of her Pinterest tips with us in this week’s guest blog post:

1. Make Time To Pin & Pin Regularly

– Try to pin every day, several times a day. If you don’t pin regularly, your followers may become bored and won’t visit your Pinterest account as often.

– Utilize a pin scheduler every day. Try to implement it into your daily routine, especially while you are going to be busy, and see if it makes a difference in the overall number of repins and likes on your pins

– TIP: A good time to pin is when you begin seeing your phone blowing up with Pinterest notifications (your Pinterest app phone notifications should be turned on until you understand your audience’s schedule). (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

April 29, 2015


Last week you learned all about setting up and monitoring Promoted Pins. This week I’ll be sharing how to track your business’ conversions with conversion tracking, the helpful new add-on to Promoted Pins. If you’re interested in tracking how many sales your Promoted Pins lead to, you’ll want to implement conversion tracking. Conversion tracking is also very useful when trying to learn which types and styles of content are most effective at leading to conversions.

First off, what is conversion tracking? It’s the ability to add coding to your website to track different actions, like purchases, email signups, and website visits. These are counted within different timeframes you can set by clicks, engagements, and views. Wondering how repin numbers affect sales? Implement conversion tracking to your strategy to get an inside look at how certain actions generate sales. The following steps explain how you can set up conversion tracking for your site.

Steps to create a conversion tag:

1. Go to the setup webpage and name your tag. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

April 22, 2015


Are you promoting your pins yet? Promoting Pins is a great way to ensure your best images get seen by your target audience on Pinterest. Before promoting Pins was available to the public, it was usually a guessing game as to how your pins could go viral. Now you have control over which pins are shown, under which search terms, to whom, and at whatever price per click you feel comfortable with. It’s so easy to promote your pins and you have control over how much you spend and who sees your pins.

The following steps share how to use Promoted Pins and show how to monitor your results after the Promoted Pins are approved and running.

First, here’s an overview of the Promoted Pins process that Pinterest maps out on their ads introduction page.

Step 1: Pick a Pin to promote
You have to pick one at a time.

Step 2: Decide who sees it
You have control over what keywords lead to your pin, where the target audience lives, what language the audience speaks, what device they see it on, and their gender. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

April 15, 2015


As a social media manager, the questions I get asked about Pinterest strategy by brands and regular pinners alike are usually the same 10 questions. They cover getting more followers, best practices, how to easily improve your account, and optimization tips. To make things easier, I thought I’d answer 10 of the most-asked questions here. If there are any questions you have that we missed, comment below with your Pinterest questions!

Question 1: What’s the best way to get more Pinterest followers?

Number 1: Promotion. No one will seek out and follow your brand’s Pinterest account if they don’t know you have one. Post links and photos of your boards and pins to Facebook, Twitter, and emails regularly. To get a quick boost of followers, run a simple and rule-abiding Pinterest contest requiring a follow for entry. Number 2: Make it as easy as possible for them to follow you. Make sure your website has an easy to see ‘follow’ button. And add a Pinterest Facebook app ASAP. Number 3: Pin great content every day. Try to pin 10-20+ pins per day across the day. Only pin brand content 20% of the time. Make your account beautiful, brand consistent, and inspiring.

Question 2: What does the perfect pin look like? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 18, 2015


As visual platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr are proven as more and more influential to sales, the product images these brands are taking are getting better catered to each platform. But the number of big brands that have generic, small, overly-promotional images is still very high. By taking the time to change up how your business’ products are photographed and presented, the perception of product quality can be improved with a few simple changes. So what can brands do to improve their content to perform better on social media? What social media accounts are great examples of beautiful imagery on Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr?

For Pinterest

When a company has hundreds to thousands of products to photograph, styling each one in a unique setting usually isn’t realistic. By simply changing the color of the background from plain white to off white or another color, the products will instantly stand out on Pinterest. Brands need to make sure their product photos are taken vertically, or edited to be presented vertically – it will be hugely impactful for Pinterest performance.

See Cos as a good example. Their products are shot against an off-white background. Just the small difference of adding a unique color behind their products makes them stand out more on Pinterest. Their photos are also all vertical and have nice proportions of product size to background space. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 4, 2015


The current state of the social media world is ever changing with new technologies, platforms, and apps being created every month. I just returned to Los Angeles after a week in New York City at Social Media Week New York on behalf of HelloSociety. We are a social marketing agency focusing on content creation with an exclusive influencer network of over 300, from all over the world. Each with their own niche, with categories and psychographics spread all across the board. The week was filled with panels, keynotes, and networking events where the top agencies, brand managers, influencers, speakers, and startups joined to talk about the hottest new technologies, trends, and tips for making the biggest impression on each social network. The following are recurring trends I noticed as well as tips from speakers and other attendees I met in the social media world around how to make the most out of your social strategy.


Before posting anything socially, ask yourself these two questions about your target audience:

“Would they care?”
“Would they share?”

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Zoe Waldron

February 19, 2015


Anyone can take a photograph and upload it to Pinterest. A content creator knows how to style a shoot for Pinterest, what lighting works best, and tricks like adding text and stacking images to make those ‘wow’ pins that grab a viewer’s attention while they are quickly scanning their feed. The following guide shares tricks to becoming a master at content creation for Pinterest in no time!

Getting the Lighting Right

Tricks To Getting Good Lighting With and Without Natural Light:

With light

– If direct sunlight is coming through the window, cover the window with a light white sheet or shower curtain so the sun’s light isn’t as harsh and looks more soft.
– If the sun isn’t coming in through the window your direction, photograph it in the shade and brighten as necessary.
– Take shots from different angles, shooting against the sun and with the sun.

Without light

– Have a light box or reflector? See some amazing tips from Pinch of Yum here.
– Don’t have a reflector? Learn how to make your own DIY Photo Light Box from Flax & Twine here.

Set Up & Showing Steps (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

February 11, 2015



Little-Known Features

1. You can share Pins on Twitter.

It will tweet in this format:

2. You can share Pins on Facebook. (more…)

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