If you know anything about Social Media than chances are you would have heard about Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn. People get really excited about the number of likes, followers, +1s and shares. But there’s a new platform called Pinterest which has a unique concept and is lately gaining popularity and traction in the US. It’s all about having better visual content for Pinterest which translates to people sharing or pinning pictures on their pin boards. Since its turning out to be a really popular social media platform for pinning pictures of your interests we decided to do a list of 20 brands rocking the world of Pinterest.

This list has been created based on a number of parameters like Interaction (pins, repins and commenting), Numbers (following, followers, number of pins and boards) and quality of content.

American Eagle Outfitters

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This clothing brand has more than 150 boards and has clocked up a massive 37551 followers. They have different boards for their most popular models flaunting some of their best designs. A lot of their pins are high quality images that link back to the online shopping portal

Wal-Mart

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This biggie has managed to garner enormous following on Pinterest. There are about 33000 followers and they have some eye catching images to promote holidays and special occasions. There are various pin boards such as recipes in 20 minutes or less and meals under $10.

Etsy

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Their Pinterest account has very high engagement with its users. They already have quite creative stuff on their website which makes up for good content on their Pinterest account. They have boards like ‘Guest Pinner’ where they give opportunities to users to contribute their content and grow the Etsy community.

Whole Foods Market

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The world leader in natural & organic foods has some serious Pinterest followers. Scroll down through their Pinterest page for delicious and organic food pictures and interactive boards such as ‘Grow Food’.

Dolce & Gabbana

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You will find a lot of really classy designer wear in their pins from their various collections. They have an interesting board called ‘DG Family’ which has family portraits uploaded by users.

Sony

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They are just starting to build a following and you can check their Pinterest page for all the techy and pretty stuff from Sony. Boards such as ‘Pin it to give it’ (contribution to charity for every re-pin) are a great way to increase engagement.

Mashable

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Check their large collection of pins for everything from latest technology, social media tips, gadgets and more. Their infographics page attracts a lot of user comments and re-pins.

UNICEF

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Their pins are inspired by their efforts for the world’s most vulnerable children. You will come across touching stories and global efforts carried on by UNICEF.

Panera Bread

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You will see some delicious looking food all across their Pinterest account. They have boards with pins to start off your day with some healthy breakfast and boards showing their efforts for the community.

Disney

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A dream comes true for any kid, their Pinterest page as pins of some of their most famous characters from cartoons to movies and games. They also have boards such as ‘Delicious Disney’ and ‘Couture De Minnie’

Jimmy Choo

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A truly iconic luxury brand, its Pinterest page is full of classic craftsmanship. You will see some of the best shoe and handbag designs. Some of their pins also gives you an inside look to the design studio so customers can understand what it goes to make a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.

Red Bull

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A must follow Pinterest page for all the adventure freaks out there. They have some really adrenaline and heart pumping adventure pins on their page. You will find everything from sky diving to BMX and motorsports.

Lonely Planet

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You will find some breathe taking images and scenery on their Pinterest account. They have boards separated into various holiday destinations from Asia to Europe and from France to the Caribbean Islands. Pinterest is also looking to start a travel channel on the site to push visitors from inspiration to booking.

Adobe

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A company on a mission to enable people to create and inspire, their Pinterest account has some really cool digital creations that you’d love. I like the typography board specially.

AMC Theatres

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The second largest movie theater chain in North America, it generates a lot of engagement and interest through Pinterest contests. They have a board dedicated for giveaways and contests.

Ben & Jerry’s

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Everybody loves Ben & Jerry ice cream. You can find pins of their most exotic and natural ice cream flavors that you just can’t resist. They have good engagement levels with customers on Pinterest.

General Electric

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Their Pinterest boards are full of innovation and inspiration. You will get to see images from some of their great innovations that have helped cure the world.

Party City

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This one has about 45 boards full of pinspiration of holiday and theme ideas. It’s a good way to stay updated with the latest trends in theme, birthday and DIY ideas.

Fossil

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You will find a mix of modern and contemporary design wear and accessories on their Pinterest page. Few of my favorite boards are’ Must-Try DIYs’ and ‘Fossil Finds’

MTV

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Check their Pinterest account for all the news, reviews and rumors from the Music and Film industry. They also conduct Pinterest contests through the ‘Giveaways’ board.

Any other brands you think are rocking Pinterest? We’d love to hear from you. Share with us in the comments below.

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