In this installment of The Manly Pinterest Tips Show, the always-engaging Peg Fitzpatrick proves it doesn’t take a mere ‘Y’ chromosome to add a boost of testosterone to the program. In fact, Peg’s knowledge and advice are so wide-ranging and extensive, they are sure to enlighten even the most bewildered social media tenderfoots.
A social media sage who has been on Pinterest since it was invite-only, Fitzpatrick is famous for turning her early social media mistakes into a ton of hard-earned content and marketing knowledge, often for the benefit of her legion of fans and followers.
Fitzpatrick, head of social strategy at Canva – an online graphic design tool publicized by the company’s Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki – is skilled at using social media to connect like-minded people, as a marketing platform, and as a way to express her unique personality.
Peg and Kawasaki soon will be releasing a book they’ve co-written together, The Art of Social Media.
Fitzpatrick also is the director of marketing and social media manager for Kreussler Inc., and has contributed to two books, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us, and APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur — How to Publish a Book.
Peg also is the editor-in-chief for the site 12 Most, a community of influential writers and business leaders who offer perspectives and solutions on business, social media, and just about anything else you can think of.
In this episode, we delve into the prospect of combining your Pinterest efforts with Google+. Peg takes us through some of the dos-and-don’ts of using both platforms to increase your social media presence, including how to leverage your Pinterest content on Google+, how to use the Google+ ‘Pin It For Later’ feature to give more life to your Pinterest pins, and why it is essential to have great art accompany your brilliant blog posts.
Here is a list of questions we discussed:
- How did you get involved with social media? (1:30)
- How did you transition into Pinterest? (4:52)
- Why should a Pinterest user also use Google+? (6:27)
- What do you recommend for cross posting on both Pinterest and Google+? (8:57)
- What can you do in Google+ to prevent images you are dropping in from Pinterest from becoming too narrow? (12:32)
- Why do you use the Google+ feature ‘Pin It For Later’ on your posts? (17:48)
- What is the story behind the Pin of the Day hashtag? (22:20)
- What are the advantages of group boards? (25:02)
- What do you do when an article you want to share has a bad image? (29:24)
- How do you feel about map boards? (32:14)
- What was one of your first mistakes when you started using Pinterest? (33:15)
- Do some bloggers thank you for making images for them? (35:47)
- Do you have any advice for guys just starting to use Pinterest? (36:31)
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Thanks to Peg for being such a great guest. See you for the next episode where we’ll be adding testosterone, one pin at a time!