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Pin the News: Pro tips and the Pinterest Effect

Josh Davis of LL Social and Lauren Orsini get personal on Pinterest, discussing pro tips, a new transmedia project, and a charity contest. 


Lauren Rae Orsini


Posted on Jul 2, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 3:01 pm CDT

Each week on Pin the News, Josh Davis of LL Social and Lauren Orsini of the Daily Dot analyze the latest Pinterest happenings and provide insider tips for making the most of the network.

There’s no one way to succeed on Pinterest. Here are six power users’ top tips for using the platform.

Pinterest has expanded automatic credit to pins from five new websites. How does this tie in to what CEO Ben Silbermann told Josh about Pinterest’s goals?

Pinterest has already revolutionized commerce. Will it do the same for storytelling? Enter Beat Girl, a new transmedia project on Pinterest.

Pinners love “Pin It To Win It” contests. Now, the platform’s first “Pin It To Give It” contest may let users offer charity with the click of a pin. Here’s how this fits into Pinterest’s already impressive history of advocate causes.

The Food Network is having more luck using Pinterest to drive clicks than any other company or industry we’ve discussed so far. Here’s why.

In closing, we get personal with a discussion of how Pinterest has changed event planning in our lives. Have you observed the Pinterest Effect?

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*First Published: Jul 2, 2012, 4:23 pm CDT