Forget Facebook? Why Marketers Are Embracing Pinterest and Instagram

PinterestInstagramIconsiPhone6SFacebook’s News Feed is a lot of things, but these days, it’s rarely inspirational.

With 2.13 billion monthly users, Facebook has more reach than any other social network, but it’s not the best option for consumers to get ideas and enjoy visually pleasing experiences. In recent years, Pinterest and Instagram have filled that void.

The visual nature of Pinterest and Instagram puts more focus on imagery and style. They’re a welcome alternative to Facebook’s status updates, political rants and personal milestones. The two networks are where consumers turn to find visual inspiration, whether it’s in food, fashion or home design.

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