We live in the age of the visual. Pictures are no longer 1,000 words. They’re replacing words entirely.
Even Twitter’s in on the visual game now.
What was the game changer? Pinterest. It’s the social network that’s all about finding and sharing great images.
Yet it isn’t only a place to procrastinate. There are boards on Pinterest that inform and inspire.
After all, information makes a lot more sense when it’s portrayed in a picture. And just a single image can be a huge inspiration.
So what are the boards you should follow, as a social media marketer? Here are 19 of our favorites…
Social Media Marketing World
Board Followers: 6,500
Created by: 007 Marketing
Curated by: Various
A pinboard of social media-related infographics put together by thought leaders in the field of social marketing.
See also: Social Media Insights, a pinboard by Jeff Bullas.
Facebook ‘Mega’ Tips & News
Board Followers: 6,500
Created and Curated by: Ching Ya
Stay on top of your Facebook marketing with this collection of Facebook infographics and tips from freelance writer and social media enthusiast Ching Ya.
See also: Facebook Tips for Business, curated by Lorna Sixsmith.
Board Followers: 6,000+
Created and Curated by: Mari Smith
Get favorite Facebook marketing tips and infographics from the queen of Facebook, Mari Smith.
See also: Mari has another brilliant pinboard of Social Media Infographics.
Helpful Marketing Ebooks
Board Followers: 16,500
Created and Curated by: HubSpot
HubSpot publishes some of the best eBooks in the marketing world. And they’re free! Following this board is a simple way of keeping up with their latest publications.
See also: Templates and Tools – everything you need to put HubSpot’s advice into action.
Board Followers: 3,500
Created and Curated by: M2 Media Management
Keep up to date on the latest Pinterest marketing advice by following this board from M2 Media Management. Recent pins include 5 Design Tools to create Pinnable Images, How to Add Vine Videos to Pinterest, and What Consumers Love and Hate About Brands on Pinterest.
Google+ Resources #EvanG+
Board Followers: 4,500
Created by: Peg Fitzpatrick
Curated by: Various including Guy Kawasaki
What’s the difference between a Google Plus page, community, and profile? How can you test and refine your Google Plus strategy? Get answers to these questions – and much more – at this popular Google Plus pinboard.
See also: Google Plus Galore, curated by Jimmie Lanley.
Social Media Research, Data and Stats
Board Followers: 5,000
Created and Curated by: Beth Kanter
When it comes to social media for nonprofits, Beth Kanter is your gal. This board that Beth has created will keep you updated on the latest research and trends in social media, and you don’t have to be a nonprofit to see its value.
See also: Marketing Fun Facts from Constant Contact.
Board Followers: 3,000
Created by: C. C. Chapman
Curated by: C. C. Chapman and Ann Handley
A board featuring content marketing tips and examples of brands doing great things with content marketing.
See also: Blogging, a board of blogging tips from Social Media Today.
Creative and Marketing Wisdom, Quotes and Sayings
Board Followers: 2,000+
Created and Curated by: The Purple Agency
Need to add some zest to your day? Then check out this board of quotes and sayings that are sure to get any marker fired up.
See also: Marketing Quotes to Inspire