Tag Archives: Pinterest

The Future of Visual Search and Marketing : Pinterest

I have been an avid user of Pinterest and passionate advocate since high school. Namely, as an artist, I found it an unparalleled source of inspiration and discovery. That evolved into recognizing its far-reaching marketing implications, which I foresee transforming how we find products and brands we are passionate about, how we make purchase decisions, […]

Halloween –> Halloweekend –> Halloweek

Instead of sitting here stressing about the fact that it is Halloween this week and that I have absolutely no costume ideas for the 5 nights I am inevitably going to be expected to dress up for, I decided to channel some of this anxiety into a Halloween themed blog post.  As a senior, I […]

Pinterest verus Wanelo – Competitor or friend?

A Forbes article from August 13th, highlighted seven social media platforms that could explode before 2016. I particularly found the first one Wanelo (from Want, Need, Love) interesting (perhaps because of my love for shopping), and since I had never heard of it before I decided to do a little investigating. Wanelo is a social […]

The Day In the Life of a Social Media Intern

Over the summer, I was fortunate enough to have an internship at an advertising agency in Sydney Australia. My official title was in fact a “social media intern” so I worked with the social team at the agency which consisted of four people, myself included. Fortunately enough, I did not live the classic intern life […]

No Boys Allowed!

Let’s rewind back to 8 weeks ago, to my very first #is6621 tweet: “How does gender play a role in social media?” Females visit some social media platforms more often than males and vice versa. Two of the most heavily skewed sites are Pinterest and Reddit, with about 71% of Pinterest users being female and […]

Successful Forms of Social Media Pay Quite Well

It seems that in the last half dozen years or so, the coolest way to get super rich is to create media platform (obviously this is easier said than done). If one looks at arguably the biggest, or most popular forms of social media at the moment, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Pintrest, the amount […]

DIY For President

The practice of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) has been around since the beginning of man…What’s new this time around, though, is that people now have SM outlets to share their favorite DIY techniques.

Thank You and Goodnight

With the holiday season and the end of mi621 fast approaching I felt it only fitting to express my gratitude to all those who have stuck by me throughout this past semester. Thank you Facebook. Or as I now call you: old faithful. When I began this class I was under the impression that you […]

How Pinteresting! A Final Look At My Favorite Social Media Platform

I love Pinterest. It’s my favorite social platform. It’s beautifully designed, visually engaging, and when I sort through and organize all of my favorite images, I feel like my life is falling into place. Does that sound dramatic? Maybe, but after spending time on Pinterest, I feel inspired pinspired, energized, and excited. I guess you […]

Social Media Updates This Week

This is an extra blog post I am completing in the place of completing the HootSuite Certification. Here are some changes in the social media sphere that you should know about: Pinterest has moved in on the location-based social trend and expanding its influence in travel. Earlier this week, the site released its newest feature, Place […]

Social Media’s Guide to Motherhood

As I head towards Alumni Stadium in my bright gold Superfan shirt, I turn to my friends and point to all the little kids wearing BC jerseys and throwing mini footballs around with their parents, who are most likely BC alums themselves. “I can’t wait to bring my kids to BC football games and dress […]

Social Media Updates This Week: Youtube’s Comments Section, Pinterest’s Popular Pins, and Twitters Customized Timeline

Here are some of the biggest updates in the social media universe you may have missed this week: Youtube has changed its comments section– and it’s creating quite a stir. Last week, the video sharing site announced on their blog that they would be mandating that each user sign in with their Google+ account to leave a […]

Pro-Ana/Pro-Mia & What We Can Learn

A few weeks ago, I presented on the presence of eating disorder content (pro-ana/pro-mia) on social media and talked about how detrimental it can be to people who struggle with self-image and eating disorders. But, due to the brevity of my presentation, I couldn’t capture the entire picture; there are positive sides to social media, […]

Should Social Media be Invited to Our Weddings?

Last December I attended a winter wedding for a friend of my family, and I still remember what a beautiful morning it was. The trees were covered with fresh snow from the previous evening, and the sunlight was shining bright and warm through the stained glass windows in our small town’s church. After greeting some […]

If you don’t already ‘get it,’ you’re already falling behind

Social media and I go way back.  As I’ve already explained before in my original post “If I can’t find them online, their resume is tossed,” I have experience with a variety of social media channels.  As compared to some of my peers, I didn’t reluctantly sign up for a Twitter account for this class; […]