Advertising Zoo

10 Apr

Today I saw my very first commercial that advertised it’s Pinterest Pin Board and asked viewers to follow it. It was for HGTV and it blew my mind. Yes, I watch HGTV. Yes, I love most of the shows. Yes, I want to buy a house right now and renovate it. My college budget and friends will not allow it so I must keep working and saving to finally buy my future fixer-upper.

Anyway, back to the first Pinterest commercial ad. I am surprised it took so long for organizations to start using Pinterest as a way to get advertising that can spread like wildfire. Basically, all you have to do is create pins that are visually appealing and BOOM. One person will repin it and then their friend will repin it and so on and so forth. The advertising limits are endless. The best part is you can link the pictures to your site. It can go directly to the page to purchase the product. I can see it now. Pinterest will become an advertising zoo where people with shopping addictions will go to shop until their bank accounts drop. It’s going to happen.

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2 Responses to “Advertising Zoo”

  1. marysterenberg April 11, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    I’ve been waiting to see the next step in Pinterest marketing and it sounds like it is TV ads. I’m gonna keep an eye out for this commercial! Thanks for sharing (remind me to give you a couple other comments in class)

    • AlexCommunication April 11, 2012 at 4:14 am #

      I’m excited but nervous that Pinterest might become too advertisement heavy. I can’t wait for organizations to have a “Pin this” button next to the “Share this on Facebook” or “Tweet this” button.

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