• http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614338568 Katie Parvin

    Love this! There are a lot of great ideas. I’m hoping I see more and more businesses utilizing Pinterest in a creative way! 

  • http://jeffdownerbailbonds.com/ Jeff Downer Indianapolis IN

    Thought provoking list.  There a couple a lines of thinking I’m going to try.  In particular, the book and teaching ideas.

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    Thanks, Katie! Yes, it was really important for me to get my brand on Pinterest in a way that was creative and not overly sales-y. That’s how the research for this post got started!

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    Awesome, Jeff! I think a reading list would be appropriate for many different industries.

  • http://twitter.com/WindsorCoFairVT Windsor County Fair

    Pinterest changed the layouts of the 3 by 3 grid boards – so now it is harder to make a nice mosaic.  I had already done this – and now my work is for nothing.  I haven’t have the time to figure out how to lay out the new design (one big pin with 4 small beneath) to create the mosaic, and frankly now I am afraid to waste the time in case they change it again.

  • http://twitter.com/ConnorMeaks Connor Meakin

    Informative list. Brands are getting creative already, it will be cool to exactly what Pinterest evolves into down the road.  One Typbo: crowdsourcing section.

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    Yeah, Pinterest rolled out their redesign after I had finished this post, so a lot of the design-related elements probably aren’t as relevant today. The problem with building content on a social media platform is that you’ll always be bound by their whims.

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    Thanks, Connor. Pinterest is definitely one to watch these days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kulsoom-Tariq/100001729057273 Kulsoom Tariq

    can we still do affiliate marketing with pinterest? they have changed their policies right?

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    As far as I can tell, they have no policy against third-party affiliate links. There was a bit of a scandal in February in that Pinterest didn’t clearly disclose its OWN affiliate links, but that has since been rectified, I believe.

  • http://www.metsheadlinetranslator.com/ Ninemoreouts

    Thanks for an interesting article with VERY helpful links.

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    Thank you! So glad you found it useful.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAPPMVW6FZGBI2MXIPC7MRYDZY Born

    Great article Courtney! I am a huge fan ! We  also found that a very effective way for our brand  http://www.BorntoLoveClothing.com to use Pintrest is crowdsourcing.We ask our fans to pin pictures of themselves wearing our product and we pin those on our VIP Fans Board. This is a great way to show potential customers how to use our products and how much others love it.