Pinterest is on the lips of every company with beautiful or creative products. When Lowe’s was faced with the desire to engage their one million Facebook fans on their Pinterest boards, they went to where the people were.
By using a custom Pinterest Tab on their Facebook Fan Page, Lowe’s is able to automatically pull content from their Pinterest boards and fans can see the many Lowe’s ideas and products, all without having to leave Facebook. In just nine days, Lowe’s saw a 32% increase in engagement with their followers on Pinterest. Now, almost a year later, the company has 2.1 million fans on Facebook and 3.4 million followers on Pinterest.
Lowe’s has been actively cultivating the audience of mostly women, ages 25-34, who spend the majority of their webtime on Pinterest by posting product images tied to home décor and do-it-yourself project ideas since October 2011. Followers are also encouraged to “pin” their own product pictures (with pricing), video clips and ideas on any of the 25 boards created by the company.
Other retailers and brands tapping into the Pinterest audience include Whole Foods, Nordstrom Bergdorf Goodman, HGTV and Real Simple Magazine.
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- Campaign designed to increase awareness of Green Works
- Various incentives offered for visiting Facebook page
- Target audience was females aged 25-54
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- Cafemom: In addition to the Laundry Scavenger Hunt widget, Clorox also has a group formed as well. Upon first review, I thought it may be a fairly inactive group, but found it to be quite the opposite. Managed by CafeMom, this group has consistent conversation, and garners hundreds of comments and thousands of pageviews (one post with over 80,000 page views).
- Facebook & MySpace: Currently there are multiple user-generated profiles for Clorox. One of the most popular was on Myspace for 245 friends (specifically for Clorox disinfecting wipes). On first glance, it appeared to be corporate, until I noticed the details within the profile listing it’s status as a “Swinger”, and its body type as “More to Love”. This was humorous to me, but I doubt it would be to the folks at Clorox.
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