Pinterest Frenzy. Will Marketers Kill It?

Pinterest Marketing

Pinterest comes onto the radar

Pinterest came onto my radar in a big way through a couple of groups that I participate in on LinkedIn (including my group). I decided that a good way to learn about it was to tread lightly, connect with a few friends, and curate the best articles into a Pinterest Tips and Articles board on Pinterest.

Does everybody have a Pinterest article?

Every time I saw a Pinterest article, I would pin it to the board to be shared and saved for future reading. I thought, what’s the big deal, there can’t be that many Pinterest articles, can there be? Well, turns out everyone and his (or her) brother is writing an article about Pinterest (see the latest Pinterest article from Copyblogger). It’s a Pinterest Frenzy. And part of the problem is that it’s the marketers piling in in large numbers.

Pinterest mentions growing
Pinterest mentions in Google and in the News on the upswing

Will this kill Pinterest for “real” users?

With all of this interest in Pinterest SEO, Pinterest Marketing and Content Marketing via Pinterest, will this kill it for people who actually enjoy sharing and discovering pictures of clothes, art, furniture, cats, unicorns, cool products, home accessories, inspirational quotes, cityscapes, houses, movie stars, cakes, jewelry, food, shoes and babies (see for yourself)?

The “Pinterest Marketing” backlash

With all of the hype, it’s inevitable that there would be a backlash. See this discussion on Twitter last night from Ameena Falchetto. I can’t say that I disagree with her concerns. I’m not an original Pinterest user but I can see the possibility of marketers destroying a very promising and unique platform.

Is this an Irrantional Pinterest Frenzy? Will Marketers harm Pinterest?

Take the Survey below:

Rather than go into a long article about the pros and cons of Pinterest and how marketers should or should not be using it, I thought I’d pull together a quick survey to get your opinion.

Please take the survey below so we can find out what people are thinking about Pinterest and its future. Thank you!

Feel free to let me know your additional thoughts in the comments as well (including what other questions I should be asking).
>> Sorry, the survey is closed. See the Pinterest Survey Results here!