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Buying a Birthday Gift…Check Pinterest

29 Feb

So, this week I was faced with a challenge which at least somebody is faced with everyday. I needed to find someone a birthday gift. This wasn’t just anyone either, this was my brother… so it had to be a good one.

At first I considered the standard gift card, so that he could buy himself a gift, but this just seemed so impersonal for someone I’ve been so close with for the past 19 years. After thinking for a while I decided to take a shot at looking at some of his pinterest boards.

Like most people do, David (my brother) had a board titled “My Style” where he posted pictures of different clothes/shoes/accessories that he liked. After clicking on this, I was bombarded with a TON of gift options!

After browsing through a couple of different options. I finally found a pair of sunglasses that he posted, which I knew would be the perfect gift! This was an awesome and easy way to figure out exactly what to get him. I immediately went on sunglass hut, found the exact pair of Ray Ban’s and purchased them… and I even found a free one day shipping coupon on Brad’s Deals! Voila!

So, the moral of this story is that Pinterest is a great way to not only shop for yourself, but shop for someone else 🙂

Using Pinterest to Promote Your Brand!

26 Feb

Yes, Pinterest is a great way to shop online, discover cool DIY projects, and plan your ideal wedding… but what many people don’t realize is that Pinterest can be much more than that.

Why not create a pinterest board about you?

I decided to do just that, and create a Pinterest board called Samantha Grossman. It’s still a work in progress, but so far I have pinned some of the my graphic work as well as a QR code with my contact information. This is a fun and creative way to express yourself through social media.

Some other ideas of what you can pin on YOUR board:

  • Video introducing yourself
  • Class projects or assignments
  • Your resume
  • Professional Headshot
  • Photographs by YOU
  • ANYTHING REALLY- get creative with it.