How Pinterest can benefit your IT Business?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 1, 2014

Pinterest possesses a huge potential to be one of the best social media platforms this year. With an increased 125% in their overall traffic in 2013, people have started giving Pinterest the upper edge over all other channels, as predicted earlier by Rand Fishkin here. Yet, many people are still unaware of the real value of Pinterest. A major percentage of them argue over the fact that Pinterest…

Five Ways Social Media Can Make or Break a Young CEO

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 18, 2014

  Undeniably, being a young CEO has its pros and cons.  From a practical standpoint, the earlier one can snag a rung on the corporate ladder, the faster he or she can begin to make money to invest in the future.  However, from a observational standpoint, being younger than other CEOs can make a person feel like an outcast at meetings, events, conferences and sales calls.  Certainly, the…

Drive Traffic and Make Sales: Inside Tips From Pinterest Power Pinners

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 3, 2013

Pinterest is worth its weight in gold when it comes to website traffic and converting social network followers into customers. Brands like Martha Stewart and Hearst Corp’s digital media outlets have found much higher conversion rates, thanks to the hidden value of Pinterest’s longer content lifecycle, than any other social network, combined. However, Pinterest is not a network of brands. It’s a network of bloggers and power Pinners,…

Supercharge Your Startup Marketing With Pinterest

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 6, 2013

Pinterest is an image based social network which saw phenomenal growth in 2012. Current estimates suggest Pinterest is worth somewhere between $1.5 and $2.5 billion, having so far raised $138 million. They gained 2000% growth in 2012, with comScore noted they had 28 million US visitors in December, up from 25 million in September. The secret to their success? Marketing Going somewhat against the hacker culture of Silicon…

Pinterest is Not Just for Party Planning

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 8, 2013

Pinterest came onto the social networking scene and skyrocketed in interest among users. These users quickly encompassed mainly women, such as moms planning birthday parties, new homeowners looking for cute ideas on redecorating, those  looking for dinner ideas, or those looking for shower and wedding planning. Many Pinterest users stick around to enjoy the site because it allows them to store numerous articles and pictures of interest in…

16 Must-Try Apps and Websites For Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 4, 2013

It’s an easier time than ever to be a young, creative entrepreneur these days. Whether you’re running a successful T-shirt company or just getting started commercializing your family’s homemade soap recipe, there are new tools springing up online everyday to help you. These tools can save you time, help you be more effective, better spread your message and (most important) get you back to building beautiful products. If…

How to Create a Media List for Free

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 29, 2012

In my last post, I talked about how to create a public relations campaign on a shoestring budget. For this post, I’d like to provide insight on how to create a media list for free. I am a Publicist and when I first started my company, The NetworkFAM, I knew that I would need excellent media contacts in order to land press coverage for my clients. Since I…

5 Tips for Posting Videos on Pinterest

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / June 4, 2012

Pinterest has offered video pins since August 2011, but the nature of video pinning has changed recently. In April 2012, Pinterest stepped up its video integration options by partnering with Vimeo. Colleen Taylor at Tech Crunch notes that this step makes a lot of sense for Pinterest and Vimeo. “Vimeo is known for attracting videos from a more artsy and design-conscious crowd, and its aesthetic should plug in…

Pinterest: 7 Ways Being an Addict Can Benefit Your Business

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / March 19, 2012

If you haven’t been hibernating the last 6 months or so, you have probably heard about Pinterest, the so-hot-right-now social media trend.  As a fairly new Pinterest user (and abuser), I’d say the characteristic that has made Pinterest spread like wildfire is simply this – it is addicting.  And I mean, seriously, Words-With-Friends-or-Angry-Birds-style addicting.  And while addicting habits can often distract you from getting things done for your…

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