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What a Pinterest Ad Model Would Look Like

November 19, 2012
Pinterest is a contender to be the new big thing in social platforms. One thing it’s missing compared to the big one like Facebook, Twitter and even Tumblr: a business model.

That might be changing, although slowly. Pinterest is taking baby steps toward being more business friendly with the introduction of tools for businesses. What’s clear is Pinterest is following the playbook of the big social platforms: get brands hooked up the free stuff, then sell them more exposure....

 

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How should brands be using Pinterest right now? That depends on what their overall business objectives are. While most brands may not admit to it, at the end of the day social media platforms are a means to an end. That "end" is most likely sales or acquisition. What Pinterest and most social platforms do well is personalizing brands and warming up sentiment, which should lead to earning the trust of consumers and, eventually, opt-ins and transactions.  

 

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