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Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R7Y3kZIDVg] Your Turn To Drive discusses Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult.  Jim D…

Choose the correct CRM for your dealership OR pay dearly

Choose the correct CRM for your dealership OR pay dearly

With all the CRMs on the market today, finding the right one for your dealership is becoming more challenging than ever. There have been massive changes in…

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

Looking for a new way to win over people more likely to send a text message than to call? Set up this free message extension for your text ads on the Googl…

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

New Orleans is ramping up for the 100th anniversary of NADA, and the convention promises to be outstanding. You’ll be entertained at the NADA100 Carn…

Why Social Media Marketers Won’t Replace Your Sales Team

Why Social Media Marketers Won’t Replace Your Sales Team

Social media is changing the marketing profession in remarkable ways. According to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the social media analyti…

Pinterest is Due for a Manly Invasion

Manly Pins

Don’t worry. Women will still rule on Pinterest for the foreseeable future. That part’s not going to change. What will change is that Pinterest is edging its way into the hearts and marketing marketing toolboxes of businesses around the world, whether they’re run by men, women, or both.

As a result, the balance of power is shifting ever-so slightly. As someone who operates 4 separate Pinterest accounts and who has a team that manages another 75, I can give anecdotal observations that a shift has been happening for some time. Women aren’t leaving. More men are joining. More importantly, the men that are joining are starting to realize that this isn’t all about female-friendly topics. Pinterest has an infinite range of uses and the marketing potential on the medium is huge.

Two things haven’t happened properly so far that need to happen before it becomes truly useful in the way that Facebook is. The localization aspect of Pinterest is poor. It takes a lot of effort to locate and entice locals regardless of the business. For retail stores, unless you’re marketing at the store itself and giving valid reasons why people need to follow their boards, they’re just not getting real traction. Pinterest needs to make it easier to localize. That may be what’s already starting to take place with their addition of recommended pins.

The other thing that has to happen is that they need to get advocates and ambassadors, particular male ones. If, for example (and this is a bad example but you’ll get the point), the Old Spice guy promoted the heck out of his board, it would encourage others to see what’s happening over at Pinterest.

The marketing potential is too strong to keep it one-sided. More men will see the value and start participating soon. Many already are. Pinterest already has the attention of the female consumers which is where the bulk of the money lies. Once they get the attention of the other side of the coin, they’ll be primed and ready to be one of the biggest money-making social networks in existence.

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