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Topic: Pinterest

Pinterest Adds a Shopping Cart and Visual Search to Challenge Amazon

Shopping while pinning just got easier

Shopping is getting easier on Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest has long positioned itself as the go-to platform for social shopping, and today it announced a number of new features that will make…

Pinterest Takes a Page From Facebook's Playbook and Steps Up Its Ad-Targeting Game

Creating more sophisticated campaigns

Today, Pinterest is launching three new types of targeting aimed at helping brands fine-tune their Promoted Pins, the site's two-year-old ad product. Up until now, brands have primarily used Pinterest's…

Snapchat Launches a Colossal Expansion of Its Advertising, Ushering in a New Era for the App

Unveils new API and $1 billion goal

Imran Khan was an internet-focused investment banker at Credit Suisse, where, in September 2014, he orchestrated Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba's high-profile IPO. Three months later, his star rose higher when…

Pinterest's Real-World Pins Let In-Store Shoppers Save Real Items to Virtual Boards

DM9DDB tests the app in Brazil's biggest furniture store

It's a real pin that looks like a virtual pin that looks like a real pin. In a bit of reverse engineered skeuomorphism, Pinterest has taken its virtual "Pin" button, which…

Instagram's App-Based Ad Revenue Is Being Fueled by Money From Startups

45 percent of advertisers received VC funding in past year

Two years ago, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom was notorious for personally vetting each and every advertisement that ran on his photo-sharing app. Boy, have times changed. Since opening up a…

5 Things Marketers Want to See in Pinterest's Data-Heavy Advertising Business

Can too much e-commerce hurt the platform?

Pinterest is playing the long game when it comes to working with brands. Since launching in 2010, the platform's collected a trove of data on the products people search for…

Pinterest's Scroll-Activated Video Ads Are Paying Off for L'Oréal and Hershey's

But can it compete with Facebook and Google?

L'Oréal promoted a new line of makeup on Pinterest last year. Pinterest One year after rolling out Cinematic Pins, Pinterest says its animated video ads are getting users' attention as they scroll…

Infographic: As Social Platforms Grow Older, So Do Their Users

Women outnumber men on social media

By now it's a cliché to point out that Facebook's launch 12 years ago and all social platforms that followed have completely altered the way the world exchanges information. Media…

Pinterest Fully Opens Its Ad Spigot to Every Small and Medium-Sized Advertiser

Increases targeting options from 30 to 420 interests

Pinterest ads are getting more pointed. After 18 months of beta testing a self-serve platform that lets brands buy ads, the site is opening the tool to all small and…

This Agency Creative Director Compiles the World's Weirdest Pinterest Boards

Rain's Will Hall proves the platform isn't just 'for chicks'

There are two persistent clichés about Pinterest—that its users are mostly women, and that it's a less fruitful social platform for creativity than networks like Twitter and Facebook.  "I definitely disagree,"…

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