The Social Scoop

The Social Scoop is a series about what’s happening in marketing each week.


Facebook releases new search features including personalized search suggestions, search results with public posts and posts from friends, and the a search public conversations.

Instagram launched a new app, Boomerang, which combines photos into one second videos that are played continuously forward and backward.

Facebook‘s new search features are based less on who you know and more about what people are saying. It will also tailor your search results to your habits and interests.

Pinterest is expanding their Buyable Pins service to more commerce platforms, allowing more businesses to sell on Pinterest.



Marketing Tip Tuesday

marketing tip tuesday- optimize pinterest to increase sales

It’s safe to say that within the past year, purchases made as a result of shared content on Pinterest have increased exponentially. As a result the social media giant announced last week that they will soon allow buyers to directly purchase goods pinned on their site. This is a great opportunity for businesses to expand their network and interact with customers in a new way. Now is the time to optimize your company’s Pinterest account to increase online sales. To do this here are our top three methods:

1. Compelling Visuals: Pinterest is a content sharing community where people collect information, inspirations and search for new ideas. According to the Social Media Examiner, people are more likely to engage with your pins if they are visually compelling and a certain size (about 735 pixels x 1102 pixels).

2. Specific Descriptions: As a business, it is very important to put thought into each pin’s description. Think about it in terms of how you would personally search on Pinterest or Google and go for descriptive yet specific.

3. Complete Setup: Your account should reflect your brand. Meaning the username and profile should correlate with the company’s name with a synopsis about your company, logo and website link. Treat each board the same way; feature a title that’s on brand with appropriate descriptions.