I really enjoyed the practical advice on growing your audience, optimizing engagement and utilizing different features to create an authentic following. More how-to's in the future would be great! Overall, it was a great experience 🙂
I feel this was such an impressive festival, very unique and incredibly polished. Well put together!
I believe the most of it hovered around the 'big ideas' and furthered the discussion about inspiration, which is always needed! But I also greatly appreciate the smaller/detailed technical Q&A that was sprinkled throughout. Perhaps a bit more of that would be nice in the future. Because it felt a touch unbalanced as is.
For instance, I believe it would have been mighty interesting to touch base about this community feature right here, as well as the Pinterest Academy, etc. To be honest, I didn't know of all the things like this that Pinterest was doing until I heard about the festival and decided to start looking deeper into these other newly discovered features Pinterest has been working on. So more talk about the features and tools available may help others, too.
I am loving all that I find nowadays, you folks are doing such good work! I just want to be guided through it all a bit. If I were being picky 😉
Anyhow, that's my babble for the day. I'll be hanging out in this community now though, so perhaps I'll see you here and there 🙂
The speakers were very inspiring! As an artist who has my own small business and a blog, I need to hear inspirational stories of how people managed to start their business (or movement for some!) I do need to re-watch them later because I was busy having fun in chat! I ended up following 37 new people from the chat, and going onto everyone’s accounts and re-pinning their stuff.
David totally needs to open a Momofuku and a Milk Bar in San Francisco! 😝
@PinterestGabby Ahhh I LOVED IT!!! There was so much great insight!!! I really learned so much and have already begun thinking about how to incorporate the new shared ideas into my content strategies.
First, let me say, the Pinterest team and guest speakers did a 👏 fabulous 👏 job 👏 . And thank YOU for all you did helping everyone in the chat!! You're a rockstar! 🎸 I can tell how much work went into each element of the festival and it was all so well done. I'm so grateful for everyone's efforts! Please extend my gratitude to everyone who helped put the festival together!! It was very much needed and helped me tremendously!
We often hear a lot of buzzwords & phrases when it comes to making pins (inspire, create, quality over quantity...) and it's like, I know what those words mean but I personally found it hard to apply them and connect the dots for my content! The presentations really provided great context for me to make those connections and I'm feeling so much more confident!
One thing that really spoke to me was learning more about Pinterest's mission...the positivity, the inspiration and this unique position that Pinterest is in vs. other platforms, and how my content can contribute to that. The September Letters segment really resonated and I never thought about how out of all the platforms, Pinterest really is the only one that can provide that positive, inspirational and kindhearted space & feel! Especially during these unsure times, it's great to have that escape! Speaking personally, while dessert recipes already pretty much fall into these characteristics 😉, it made me pause to think how I can hone in on this a bit more with my content.
I think my key takeaway is realizing that as a content creator, it's no longer about clicking 'share' on my blog post, reusing the same images and thinking that's enough to get the word out & capture an audience. Maybe years ago that was sufficient but the community on Pinterest craves more. Consumers no longer respond to content the same way as previously. They want to engage and learn quickly and in small bites (voila! videos & stories!)
I think Pinterest has done a great job listening to their audience and adapting their format in response. These changes can make it hard for content creators to evolve (I know it hasn't been easy for me!) BUT I think the main distinction is that audiences are driving these changes.
In retrospect, change is hard but 🌟 YAYY 🌟 for having these new formats for us to use and connect with our evolving audience!!
Adapting our content strategy is one of the great challenges of being a content creator but also the most crucial to nail down. I'm forever thankful that Pinterest has resources like the festival, the PDFs you guys share, the trends tool and this wonderful community to help us get there!! No other platform is this invested in their creators.
SO A BIG THANK YOU!!!!! 💕
Clearly, I gained a lot LOL 😜 but for future topics, I would like to hear more on designing pins (i.e. how Pinterest experts approach design), how creators can best approach video, and how to draw conclusions and take action from the analytics section!
I really enjoyed this festival and even replied to the email with the replay to rave about it. I thought it was visually nice, concise, and informative , and i watch a lot of these types of things where the first 20 min the ceo is droning on and you're like..zz forget it! But this was great. I do wish there was a little more "higher level" expert info, but overall very good, id watch more in the future.
I finally got to watch some of the festival...
Am I the only one who was hesitant about the references to the "new pinterest" where "creators can create content directly on the platform"?
I can't see the benefit in this for creators.