My journey with Pinterest started back in 2010 when Pinterest was stil in beta. It was the fastest independent website to get 10 million unique visitors in the U.S.
This really struck a chord with me, and it was then that I knew that Pinterest was going to be a powerhouse in the world of digital, e-commerce and social media marketing.
Since then I’ve dedicated myself to not only understanding what Pinterest is about, but also finding clever ways that businesses, bloggers, and e-commerce owners could use it to drive more web traffic and get more sales.
My Pinteresting Clients
My pinteresting clients have include the world’s largest independent travel site in the world that has over 9 million unique visitors to their site a month, one of the largest couponing sites in the U.S., and a New York Times best selling author who is also a former TED speaker.
One company I helped was online cosmetic company Orglamix. With my help, their business grew sales by 14% and new web visitor traffic by 42% within two weeks. Or another client I worked with was Yu Kai Chou, one of the world’s leading gamification experts. I used Pinterest to help him rank number one for a key search term he wanted using Pinterest.
I’ve been very blessed in my life. I’ve contributed to some amazing social media and Pinterest blogs out there, including Social Media Examiner, Top Dog Social Media, Tailwind, and Hello Society.
I’m also the happy author of the book, Pinterest to Profits with Pintalysis, a 199 page e book that offers a step by step guideline on how to make the most out of Pinterest for small business owners, that discusses in detail about how the world of Pinterest search works.
My Life as a Speaker
There are definitely more Pinterest marketers out there then when I first started, but one aspect that separates me from others is my love affair with Pinterest’s search engine. I’m always curious to know why search results show up the way that they do, and how businesses can leverage search for their own pins. I’m also curious to know how Google and Pinterest work together, and how businesses can leverage their Pinterest account to show up higher in search results.
My presentation at Social Media Marketing World about the Pinterest search engine received a 92% rating.
I’ve been blessed to be an opening speaker along with C.E.O, Ryan Holmes, from Hootsuite, at the International Internet Marketing Association’s Fusion 2011 conference, where I discussed brand loyalty through mobile gamification, a topic that I specialized in for my previous company Reward Me.
I’ve had the pleasure to present about Pinterest to wonderful organizations such as the California Hotel and Lodging Association, Produce Marketing Association, Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association and Agents of Change.
So if you are looking for a great Pinterest speaker, please let me know.
Previously to founding MCNG, I worked as a Regional Manager for the Silicon Valley tech startup, RewardMe, where I worked with restaurants on developing mobile loyalty programs using QR codes.
One of the highlights of my career was the time that I delivered a pizza on behalf of my client, Novo Pizzeria and Wine Bar, to an out of town guest who was landing in Vancouver at 8am on a weekday and had a 1.5 hour layover, because the loyal customer jokingly tweeted that she would like to have a breakfast pizza from Novo. Not one to disappoint, I took her request quite seriously and personally greeted the tweeter at Vancouver’s airport. There’s no denying she was impressed with the service.
— Katie Maximick (@KMaximick) June 19, 2012
— NOVO Pizzeria (@NOVOPizzeria) June 19, 2012
— Justine Galo (@Aviewfromabroad) June 21, 2012
If you’re curious about my educational background, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with B.A. in math and sociology, and my original plans were to become a teacher, but I changed my mind 3 days after I graduated and realized that business was more lucrative. I’m currently married to a beautiful and amazing woman who has been supportive of my career. She’s my guardian angel and my world.
Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have a chat about Pinterest or would like a professional consultation.