Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Wednesday- Contests

This Pinterest Inspired Wednesday is a little different.  This time Pinterest has inspired me at work.  One of the projects on my list at work is integrating eCommerce with the social media team.  I know...dream job right?  It is only a small part of my job right now but very exciting.  At first I thought there was not much we could do on Pinterest.  And honestly I really don't want companies to ruin social media like they have every other communication channel, so I am very conservative when it comes to these things.  And since I love Pinterest so much I really don't want to ruin it with marketing!

But then I got an email from Victoria Secret about a contest they were doing and I was inspired.  I decided to give it a try.  I followed their instructions, made my board and starting pinning.  And I kind of got in to it!  You had to create a board dedicated to summer and pin at least 5 VS Pink items.  I already like that brand and I love summer so it was pretty easy.

Then I saw another one from Sephora.  This one was much more complicated.  I did not have fun with it and they made you follow their boards which I hate. 

Source: via ncsuz on Pinterest

I know it probably annoys your followers when you are pinning stuff for a contest and I certainly don't want my feed to be nothing but spam, but both of these were brands I liked and I only pinned things I liked.  I just don't know how I feel about it.

What do you guys think?  Have you entered any contests on Pinterest?  What are your thoughts on marketing on social channels in general?

Anyway...the reason why I really started this Pinterest Inspired Wednesday series was because I want to see what you guys have made, bought, baked, or have been inspired to DO based on a pin you pinned on pinterest! I'm going to continue to post this link up through the end of May so join in and link up to your Pinterest Inspired posts!

And as always Follow Me on Pinterest so I can get more ideas of things to DO!

1 comment:

Shoshanah said...

I haven't seen any pinterest contest... although I have been neglecting it lately. I do these contests like this have the potential to be a lot of fun, but easily see how it could turn into more work than it's worth.