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#IntDesignerChat June 17 Topic: Pinterest Marketing And Group Boards

15 Jun

Pinterest Marketing

Join Interior Designer Chat Tuesday, June 17, 2014 for our Topic: Pinterest Marketing and Group Boards.  In 2014 using group boards on Pinterest to collaborate on design concepts is also affective Marketing for your business.  

Driving incremental sales with Pinterest

Did you know that Pinterest is now ranked as the 3rd largest social media network?  According to Shareaholic, Pinterest brings twice the site referral traffic of  Google +, Twitter, and LinkedIn combined for referral traffic.  The content you upload in Pinterest has a longer lifespan than Twitter and Facebook.  And that means, the more followers, repins and clicks you get, the more traffic you’ll receive.

According to Hubspot, including a call-to-action to your pin description will pump up engagement by 80%.  For marketers and businesses, many are wondering,  “How to attract users to group boards on Pinterest.”

Professionals in the design and photography world are using Pinterest to communicate their aesthetic without having a project portfolio built up or hauling thousands of professional photos to client visits.


How can your business use group boards effectively?

Collaboration: create a board if you’re working with other people (employees, client) on a specific project.  Pinterest Group Boards are part of the solution for designing and sharing product and visual information.  Secret boards can also be used in collaboration for many different types of projects.

Planning:  Invite clients, co-workers to join your group board to pin images of their favorite furniture, room layout, design, color themes, etc.

Focus group: Ask your clients or customers to pin images of products and services they would like you to add. Use group boards to collect inspiration and collaborate with clients


  • If you have been invited to a group board be selective.  As a business you want to make sure that the theme of the group board compliments with your overall content strategy and you want to join a group that fits your niche and personal branding strategy.

  • Monitor your board contributors to make sure there are no spamming or unrelated pins.

  • Add rules of engagement on the board description to warn spammers.

  • Add your pinterest URL address on the board description.

  • Remember that Pinterest is all about people discovering things that inspire them. Reward quality over quantity.

Save the date  Tuesday June 17, for education and inspiration on the Topic: Pinterest Marketing And Group Boards lead by Barbara Segal, founder of  the Interior Designer Chat who  will share how to market using group boards.



Join #IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday at 6pm EDT, 5pm CDT, 3pm PST for a global conversation on Pinterest Marketing And Group Boards.


#IntDesignerChat June 3 Topic: The Business Of Blogging

1 Jun
Interior Designer To The Rescue

The Business Of Blogging 


Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and industry leaders in design Tuesday June 3 for #IntDesignerChat Topic: The Business Of Blogging. Join the experienced professionals in blogging and those interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry. Interior Designer Chat will host design bloggers who will share their advice, experiences, and successes in a professional conversation on blogging. If you are interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry, join our global conversation @IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday June 3, for our trending conversation. The Interior Designer Chat Community has shared business and inspiration to the blogging community since June of 2010. We will be discussing how Blogging has moved forward to being an important part of business in 2014.

The business of blogging, is Interior Designer Chat’s most popular topic, for design bloggers and interior designer bloggers! Invite your design bloggers friends to join us on Twitter by following @IntDesignerChat on Tuesday June 3, 2014! The Interior Designer Chat Community brings you the best in blogging and social media discussions, as we collaborate and network globally with like-minded professionals weekly. Join Interior Designer Chat on twitter, Tuesday June 3 at 6pm ET, 5p CT, 3p PDT, and 11p GMT.

#IntDesignerChat April 15 is “Open Mic.”

14 Apr

open mic

Tuesday April 15, 2014  #IntDesignerChat will open up our conversation with an “Open Mic” twitter chat.   It’s  a lunar moon, a time for you to share,  What’s on your mind!  At @IntDesignerChat we’re always about JOY, REJOICING, and GROWING our #IntDesignerChat friends and community!

Weekly we practice  Twitter Chat Etiquette and our community guidelines, establish by our  Interior Designer Chat Community.   The purpose of  #IntDesignerChat has been to  give back to the design industry, build others and network with like-minded professionals.  Our welcoming  top Ambassadors volunteer  their time and giving  back to the interior designer chat community.

We have learned to believe  if you alter the environment,  people will adapt to it,  based on the reality around us.   Join  @IntDesignerChat  Tuesday April 15, 2014 on twitter for our  “Open Mic.”   6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.

The #IntDesignerChat Community has bonded internationally and many of us have had the opportunities to meet each other at design centers,  trade shows, IDC Education & Design Worth Spreading Events, Live #IntDesignerChat Tweet ups, and blogging events around the world.   For years now, Interior Designer Chat has “given back” and has shared global education and  helped others to become thought leaders in the design industry.  Interior Designer Chat is a planned media platform with an editorial media calendar, with specific topics. We famously have started Trending worldwide often with our thought-provoking topics, and questions.   Some refer to #IntDesignerChat as a  design resource,  a flash mob on the internet,  an international professional community of professionals,  and others a  educational classroom.

Join us Tuesday by following @IntDesignerChat for our “Open Mic” conversation at 6p ET, 3p PT and 11p GMT.






#IntDesignerChat April 8 Topic: Seize Opportunities To Build Your Brand

6 Apr



How do you build, grow and nurture an online community?  How are you using the power of social media for communications and connections,  that are emerging into relationships?   Tuesday,  April 8, 2014 @IntDesignerChat will take to twitter to discuss;  How to use the influence of social media to create meaningful relationships with others and maintain a consistent focus on building your brand.  Surprisingly there are still designers, individuals, and companies that are resisting social media.  These individuals and firms are missing out on a free opportunity to build a following.

Spotting opportunities to build your brand,  requires being generous.  If all you do is take, people will stop responding to you.  To grow in social media you need to establish partnerships with other top influencers in your niche.  And provide your audience with quality content that aligns with their interests and passions.  Are you seizing opportunities to build your brand? 

Social Media is powerful in that it helps to make connections, build relationships, and even build a business! Any one can hop on the social media train and reach out, get engaged and get connected. Reach out and say hello!  Take the opportunity to establish new contacts and relationships.  Whether you’re a professional designer, artist,  architect,  manufacturer, vendor, or a blogger… establishing social media influence, requires investing  your time and attention to creating your brand.

Over the past several years, Interior Designer Chat has worked hard to build and grow a vibrant and interactive community on social channels including  Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.  Building a following takes effort and time, and there are no shortcuts.

Join#IntDesignerChat April 8 for  Topic: Seize Opportunities To Build Your Brand at 6pm ET, 5pm CT, 3pm PT, and 11p GMT.

Our #IntDesignerChat 2013 Annual Blogging Report And Year In Review

1 Jan

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Interior Designer Chat’s blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 30,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

#IntDesignerChat Nov. 19 Topic: How Are You Influenced?

17 Nov

Social Influence

Interior Designer Chat, Tuesday, November 19, 2013  Topic is How Are You Influenced?  


The power to change or affect someone or something : the power to cause changes without directly forcing them to happen

: a person or thing that affects someone or something in an important way.

Today we waited before announcing our Topic, we wondered how it would influence our Community?

Would they notice?  Would it have an impact?

Since June of 2010 the Interior Designer Chat Community has globally  gathered using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat lead by @IntDesignerChat.  Our #IntDesignerChat  Twitter chats may have limitations. The 140 character maximum can limit the depth of a comment and our global participate weekly can have  a some great ideas that  get lost in the crowd.   After years of giving back to the Interior Design, Home Furnishing, and Architecture community we know, that maybe the interactions that take place “offline” after a chat is even more influential.

How Are You Influenced? 

We’re posting our #IntDesignerChat Questions so all can find time to share, globally during this busy time of year!  We value our community!   

  • What brands have influenced you on social media?
  • What brands and business have Influenced you here at #IntDesignerChat?
  • Describe a beneficial interaction that #IntDesignerChat has facilitated for you or your business beyond the Tuesday hour?
  • Have you experienced a game-changing #IntDesignerChat Twitter chat moment?
  • What are you thankful for that our #IntDesignerChat Community has brought to you?
  • Who have you met via #IntDesignerChat?
  • How are you giving back to our “giving back” #IntDesignerChat Community that is about building others and not profit?
Join Interior Designer Chat Tuesday November 19, for our  Topic: How Are You Influenced?  We use the hashtag #IntDesignerChat at @IntDesignerChat on Twitter at  6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST, and 11pm GMT.  Invite a friend, invite a brand!  It’s the season of giving!

Influence and Social Media - Infographic
DashBurst – Your Guide to the Web & Social Media

Photo Credit: Scientific America 

#IntDesignerChat October 22 TOPIC: Tips To Help You Succeed On Pinterest

20 Oct

Pinterest Marketing
Join Interior Designer Chat  Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 for Tips To Help You Succeed On Pinterest.   Today’s Pinterest users are a highly engaged group your business cannot afford to miss.  Pinterest has slowly emerged as a leading online resource promoting online business. 

Obviously there’s tons of opportunity for the Interior Designer Chat communities visually stimulating businesses on Pinterest.   However, to do it right, you still need to use some strategy!


Join us Tuesday at #IntDesignerChat on Twitter, with Barbara Segal, an expert in social media and engagement.  Come learn about the do’s and don’t’s of Pinterest in today’s world.  She’ll share how to understand how to perfect a professional “brand” that consistently communicates credibility and how to bring your mission statement to life on Pinterest.
Barbara will share advice on:   
  • Researching your target audience and so you find the content they are most interested in pinning.
  • Be Genuine.  Be yourself and show people your creativity.  What inspires you and your personal brand?
  • Be Original.  Create original content and pin it to Pinterest bringing versatility and diverse marketing to your brand.
  • Beware of spammers on Pinterest.  We know the spammers and scammers go where the people are, and now Pinterest is yet another place to find them.
  • How to become known as a thought leader in your niche by engaging  and pinning regularly to Pinterest.
  • The power of collaboration boards.  Why you should start your own for branding, events, and cause marketing.

Join Interior Designer Chat global discussion on Twitter,  Tuesday October 22  at 6p ET, 5p CT, 4p MT, 3p PT,  11p GMT , and Wed 8a OZ.   For Tips To Help You Succeed On Pinterest!

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