If your “Jeopardy” answer is, “What’s a picture worth?” then you’re well on your way to understanding the focus of this month’s column. Pinterest is the social media tool du jour. It has broken onto the business scene with such a bang that there already are comparisons to Facebook and Google+ in terms of its growth and potential for marketing.
So what is Pinterest and why should you care?
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Pinterest can only benefit your social networking standings if you include visuals. The best example is in your blog. Don’t just concern yourself with what to write about, but also consider what visuals support that topic. The more and better the visual, the better your blog will be found and the greater chance it might get pinned.
Despite these issues or copyright concerns, Pinterest has real potential for insurance agents—not in the traditional marketing methods you may use, but definitely as a means for developing your brand in the community, driving traffic to your website and supporting the marketing efforts of your commercial accounts.