Hello – Please do not make us choose between our personal Pinterest and creating a business Pinterest. All the other major social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+) have it set up where you have a personal account first, and then when signed in to your personal account you create a separate business page. From there we can post business related items without fear of our customers crossing over to see our personal items (unless we want that).
The way you’ve set up the company accounts, this makes it impossible. We either have to convert our already personal-item-filled account to a business account, or start a whole separate account, and log off, log back in, log off, log back in. I certainly do not want to have my “Aminals” or “Droolry” or “nomnomnomnom” boards on my business accounts. So instead I have to stay as a personal account and create business-related boards, and lose out on the branding opportunities available to businesses.
Please consider this seriously as I do believe my idea to be better for businesses large and small. Thank you!
I wish I had also added something about how Pinterest is all about CREATIVITY and sharing ideas we want to keep for later or to discuss with our friends. Yes we like to save and share brands/items we like and yes it is nice to be able to go to a company’s boards and find even more goodies to save and share and discuss. But the way they are doing this I fear is going to ruin Pinterest for the users who enjoy it. It’s going to end up being a broadcast tool like Twitter has become, which takes all the fun out of it.
The suggestion I make in my Pretty, Pretty Pinterest! webinar is to continue to use a personal account but then to create branded or even group boards within your account. They accomplish the same thing without making you choose either a personal or a business account.