Last week, AdAge reported that Pinterest has “more than a dozen marketers set to run campaigns with three- to six-month commitments, including Kraft, General Mills, Ziploc, Nestle, Lululemon,Gap, ABC Family and Expedia.”
Many have wondered aloud how and when Pinterest would begin to monetize. For social TV marketers, there are even more questions; mainly, how to use the platform to engage audiences when Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr can seemingly reach an engaged audience more quickly.
Among the committed brands set to run campaigns with Pinterest, ABC Family stood out as the only TV network.
“We’ll be experimenting with several different kinds of pins ranging from photo-based images to text-based images, given the popularity of inspiring quotes on the platform, and we’ll be targeting our pins across several different categories,” Danielle Mullin, Vice President of Marketing for ABC Family told Lost Remote. “Overall, our strategy is to test and learn, with the goal of providing Pinterest users with new ways to engage with our brand in a way that is seamless to the organic experience they cherish.”
On Twitter, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is the most-tweeted about scripted series on TV and the show now accounts for three of the top five most-tweeted telecasts on record. On Pinterest, the show has 104,000 followers and is the #1 scripted show on the social network. According to Mullin, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Pinterest strategy includes “pinning style recaps featuring the fashion from the show, in addition to content such as red carpet photos, behind-the-scenes photos & sneak peek content. We also live pin during each new episode to ensure we’re delivering moment-by-moment details around Aria’s shoes or the latest cute couple.” Read more