Pinterest is a powerful tool to discover new ideas and refresh old ones.
Find Your Next Big Thing
Pinterest has its own internal search which can be filtered by image description, board name or username.
When searching for a new idea, experiment with your terms. For example, “navy flowers” will generate flowers for tables and flowers on clothing. Refine your search to “navy décor” and house items will appear. Using the terms “navy centerpieces” or “navy event décor” will return event-related results.
Follow the Leader
The best way to find new ideas is to follow people who share your interests. Pins they liked will appear on your main page without you ever having to search. There are plenty of ways to find new boards or people to follow:
Search for board topics instead of pins in your search box.
Like a pin? View their board on the right to see what else they’ve pinned. You may like the whole board. You can also scroll down below the pin to see other boards it’s on.
Search for websites or individuals that you like. More websites are creating Pinterest accounts. The Special Events & Protocol team follows Georgia State University Events, Plan Ahead Meetings, Occasions Magazine, and the Historic Academy of Medicine to name a few.
View the following/followers list of pinners that you like. We did not know Georgia State had a Pinterest, but we viewed the followers list for Oregon State University Events and saw our neighbor.