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Pinterest Brand Engagement: Best Days and Times to Pin

by Ayaz Nanji  |  
May 7, 2013
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Unlike Twitter and Facebook, where brands drive engagement with their content through official accounts and pages, 70% of brand engagement on Pinterest is generated by the community itself, according to a new report by Digitas and Curalate.

The study, which analyzed nearly 10 million pins specific to the fashion/retail, automotive and electronics industries, also found that the best day/time to pin for optimum community engagement varied by topic/industry:

  • Fashion/Retail - 3 PM ET on Fridays
  • Automotive  - 12 PM ET on Fridays
  • Electronics - 10 PM ET on Mondays

Below, more key findings from the report, Go Forth and Pin.

Fashion/Retail

  • 82% of all fashion and retail-related images are being pinned by the community, with brands pinning only 18% of content. 
  • Nevertheless, top brands in the fashion/retail space average 46 repins on every pin, compared with six repins, on average, for user-generated fashion pins.
  • In the fashion category, women's fashion—particularly dresses—is the topic most talked about.

Automotive

  • 75% of the conversation and engagement around autos on Pinterest is being driven by the community, with only 25% of content originating from brands.
  • Top automotive brands average three repins on every pin, whereas the community averages 10 repins per pin.


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Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

LinkedIn: Ayaz Nanji

Twitter: @ayaznanji

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  • by Gracious Store Wed May 8, 2013 via web

    Why does the time a brand pins matter for the community engagement?

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