Pinterest: Business Issues

  • Pinterest queues up autoplay video ads for new Explore tab

    … Geographic and Refinery29. A Pinterest spokesperson declined to comment on any financial arrangements between Pinterest and the participating publishers but said the company will use Explore to develop some kind of business model for the publishers. About The Author Tim Peterson, Third Door Media's Social Media Reporter, has been covering…

    Marketing Landin Social- 16 readers -
  • Pinterest adds measurement, data vendors to its Marketing Partners program

    … On Wednesday Pinterest added marketing measurement and data companies to its Marketing Partners (née Marketing Developer Partners) program. A quick refresher on Pinterest’s Marketing Partners program. Pinterest introduced the program in April 2015 as a way to open up its automated tools to post content and buy ads on its platform but only…

    Marketing Landin Social- 13 readers -
  • Pinterest pulls ads from Instapaper’s site, makes premium service free

    … Pinterest is making its first major change to Instapaper since acquiring the read-it-later service in August 2016. But it’s not the one you may have expected from an ad-supported company. Instead of syndicating its own ads on Instapaper’s site and apps, Pinterest is pulling all ads from Instapaper. It’s not a massive change; Instapaper’s apps…

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  • Pinterest’s monthly user base hits 150 million people, up 50% from last year

    … Pinterest isn’t done growing, but it still has a ways to go. On Thursday the social network slash search engine announced that 150 million people use its platform every month — including 70 million in the U.S. — up last year’s 100 million mark. The 50% monthly user base increase is a good sign for Pinterest as it tries to attract more…

    Marketing Landin Social- 13 readers -
  • Pinterest adds impression-based buys to its ad auction

    … If Pinterest wants more brand advertisers to buy its ads — and it appears that it does — then it needs to make it easier for them to buy its ads the way they like to. So it is. Pinterest is going to start letting marketers in the U.S. and U.K. buy ads through its auction based on how much they’re willing to pay for each impression. These ads…

    Marketing Landin Social- 12 readers -
  • Pinterest poaches Snapchat’s ad research boss Gunnard Johnson

    … partly why Google unified its advertising and measurement businesses under one exec last year and why both Google and Facebook are racing to measure ads from impression all the way to store visits and product sales. It’s why Pinterest has stepped up its measurement game this year. For brand advertisers who care about attention and reputation…

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  • Pinterest tries to one-up Amazon with new shopping features like AI-enabled search

    … Pinterest will use computer vision to detect objects in images and show them in search results for iOS users. Pinterest wants to be better than Amazon or Google at helping people find things to buy. It has long way to go; until today it didn’t even have a shopping cart. But it’s getting closer to parity and even applying cutting-edge…

    Marketing Land- 14 readers -
  • Pinterest to become an affiliate’s best friend again

    … Affiliates are about to love Pinterest once again. Fifteen months ago, Pinterest banned affiliate links from the image social network, citing issues about poor user experience. Too many variables, such as broken images, spam images and bad redirects were destroying the excitement on the site, so an executive decision was made to remove…

    Marketing Land- 10 readers -
  • Pinterest Narrows Ad Focus & Support To Its Two Core Categories

    … A new report from the Wall Street Journal confirms what many advertisers have figured out by now. Pinterest wants to own the Retail and Consumer Goods corner. A few months back the social bookmarking service sent a letter about the removal of all hands-on support and consultation for all ad buyers except the two core categories. Other marketers…

    Greg Finn/ Marketing Landin Social- 10 readers -
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