Saturday, 24 August 2013

What did Edinburgh think of the Pinterest / Instagram breakfast?



We are delighted with the response to the Instagram and Pinterest presentation in Edinburgh last week.  So much so that I posted a comment on Facebook earlier today say I couldn't recall a previous breakfast where so many people appear to have taken action and either set up accounts or reviewed what they were already using them for.  

You can see below the comments from three of the attendees, all of them found it useful.  Joanna Goddard has even indicated that she has made new connections via Pinterest...and she operates in the B2B sector, as indeed do Belinda Roberts and Gill Eastgate!  Perhaps this is further proof that we now operate in a P2P world.

I must admit, it wasn't until I started to put the presentation together that I realised the full potential and power of both platforms.  I also realised at that stage that the two platforms, although both image based, are completely different, I could probably even justify a presentation for each.  Not only are they sufficiently different, there is so much to talk about with each that they both warrant more time.

I hope the Glasgow New Media Breakfast attendees get as much from the breakfast on Friday 30th August and, if you haven't booked yet, I would strongly advise you to come along.  Please see the original breakfast blog post below for full details.

Instagram and Pinterest - Using image based platforms for social media marketing
Venue: 29 Members Club
Date: Friday 30th August 2013
Time: 7.45 for 8am

Images create more engagement than any other content on social media platforms; people love to share, like and comment on images on just about any topic you can imagine. Sharing images is not a new phenomenon, people have sharing images since ancient times via cave drawings, now advances in mobile technology make it possible to capture, upload and share images and video very easily, even whilst on the move.

Instagram and Pinterest are among the fastest growing social media platforms ever. Launched in November 2010, Instagram reached 100 million users by April 2013 - that figure has officially risen to 130 million users in the last 3 months. With the recent addition of video functionality, the user numbers are set to sore once again. Also launched in 2010, Pinterest boasts some 70 million users and the figure is growing substantially every month.

Both platforms offer great marketing opportunities for all kinds of businesses and the August New Media Breakfast will examine both and explore how their functionality can be used to raise awareness and create engagement for your brand.

The August New Media Breakfast will be presented by Gordon White, Managing Director, fatBuzz Ltd.

Venue: 29 Member's Club, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
Date: Friday 30th August 2013
Time: 7.35 for 8am


If you are a 29 Member you can attend the breakfast free of charge. Please email with you membership number and he will add you to the attendance list.

We hope you can make it along to this event. If so, I look forward to seeing you on the day.

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