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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
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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 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.

Join #IntDesignerChat December 17, Twitter Chat Holiday Party!

15 Dec

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It’s Holiday Party Time!  And your Hosting the party this year!  Think of it as an open house where you bring your virtual Twitter friends.  The date is set for Tuesday, December 17  for our #IntDesignerChat Twitter Chat Holiday Party! Our @IntDesignerChat community is ready to help you ring in the holidays!   We’ll bring everything we need for our a super swank party.  All you have to do is hang the mistletoe and mix yourself a cocktail.

The live #IntDesignerChat is meant to get our community in the holiday spirit, and it is being called a Twitter Holiday Party! We’ll be pinning throughout the day, Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013 on our Holiday Party, Pinterest Board from 6am – 12p EST.  Please email us for an invite or tweet us and as always, we kindly ask all to follow our  #IntDesignerChat community guidelines.  Tis the season, for our Interior Designer Chat Holiday Party!  Get your dancing shoes ready and set your ical to 6pm EST. 5p CST, 3pm PST, and 11pm GMT.

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#IntDesignerChat Nov. 12 Topic: How To Bring Style And Ingenuity To The Dining Room

10 Nov
AnnGetty Holiday

A dining room and holiday table setting inspired by Ann Getty’s love of Chinoiserie. ~ Copyright Ann Getty Interior Style by Diane Dorrans Saeks, Rizzoli, 2012

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Designer Carolyne Roehm focuses on natures inspiration


Join #IntDesignerChat Twitter Chat on November 12, 2013  where Interior Designer Chat’s world-class designers, Topic is, How To Bring Style And Ingenuity To The Dining Room.   The holiday’s is when we need to be at the top of our game, bring style and ingenuity to the dining room.   From the best lighting, furniture, colors, accents, and colors the holiday’s is all about gathering with friends and family in the dinning room.

This week we encourage our #IntDesignerChat community to gather photo’s, blog about the holiday dining room topic and share a link on Tuesday.  Mention us in your blog and we will be sure to share it.  And pin on our holiday dining room pinterest. Interior Designer Chat is about helping our community share, grow, and attract clients. This weeks Interior Designer Chat will be an opportunity to share your services and talents.

What services do you provide for dinning rooms?

The Holiday’s are all about  lighting.  What elements do you focus on now and what are the best up-grades for the dinning room?

What entertaining tips do you suggest for dinning during the holiday’s?  

Pin with us for world exposure on our #IntDesignerChat Pinterest Board: Holiday Dining Rooms

What styles and ingenuity are you bringing to your clients for the dining room during the holidays?

What products are key for bringing style to the Dinning Room?  

What is your favorite designer book for dining room and holiday inspiration? 

Tis the season to bring glamour and holiday to the dining room.  Set you iCals for November 12 for @IntDesignerChat on Twitter.

Join us Tuesday at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST, and 11pm GMT using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat.  This is the opportunity to brag bout your services, share inspiration, and learn from leading designer from around the world.  We’re offering a pinterest board to also share links of idea or upload a photo or too, share your portfolio picture.  The holiday’s are for sharing, and giving.

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#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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#IntDesignerChat Sept. 24 Topic: Social Media Influence In The Home And Design Industry

22 Sep

Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday September 24, 2014 where we will openly explore, how social media has changed the playing field of business, in the design industry.  Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information!  And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.  Daily there are thousands of blog post by design bloggers, Facebook Posts, Tweets, LinkedIn, Google +, Instagram, and visual eye candy Pinterest all are hitting the social media channels.  We’re experiencing designers leaving design practices to go into the social media business.  We love the collaboration included in social learning and the excitement of community participants going to events.

As everyone is becoming more social, everything also has become about skills and skill development.  In particular how we are engaging in these social media platforms?   What is our engagement performance. 

With this week being social media week in, London, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Bogata, and Sao Paulo.  We’re take this opportunity as a social community to express our gratitude for the hundreds of community participants who,  for over 3 years have generously developed blog content, guest hosted and lead us as experts, participated at live #IntDesignerChat  events and shared knowledge and peer support continuously on our social media channels.   Join moderator, Barbara Segal for a global conversation on twitter @IntDesignerChat Tuesday, September 24, 2014, where we will openly explore:  Is The Home And Design Industry Social Media influential?  6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT

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