Pin Together, Stay Together: Pinterest and Family Brands

Nation’s largest family advertisers gain insight on how to connect
with Millennials through popular discovery tool in exclusive
presentation for the ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Millennials, the Holy Grail of current marketing, are dedicated
Pinterest users. The coveted demographic, which represents more than 1
out of 3 (35 percent) of Pinterest’s 100 million global monthly users,
uses the wildly successful discovery tool as a guide to big events and
helpful tips and tricks for everyday moments, especially in
passion-point categories such as beauty, fashion, and food. Of
particular interest to marketers: 75 percent of all content Pinners save
comes from businesses, offering the opportunity to showcase brands and
products where they are actively sought out.

These and other proprietary insights regarding how to tap into the
marketing potential of Pinterest were part of an exclusive webinar today
for members of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Alliance
for Family Entertainment (AFE). The presentation, given by Pinterest
Head of Partnerships, West Region Bill Watkins, is part of an ongoing
series of knowledge seminars for the coalition’s members, which include
the biggest family brands in the U.S. The webinar was hosted by AFE
Chair Stephen Quinn, former EVP, CMO of Walmart (ranked No. 7 U.S. CMO
in 2015 by ExecRank.)

For Millennials, including parents, Pinterest is a powerful resource for
discovery and inspiration,” Quinn said. “It’s a major tool in how they
organize and manage their daily lives, including what brands are best
for them. For our members, the platform is a direct connection to what
are arguably our most-important consumers.”

“Since Pinterest launched in 2010, we’ve helped Pinners plan important
projects, develop their style and find new ideas to try in their
everyday lives,” added Watkins. “Pinners might find something they love
while scrolling through their home feed or using Pinterest search.
Brands’ content plays a central role on Pinterest and no other platform
has a more receptive audience.”

Other key findings presented at the webinar, based on a study of monthly
active users include:

  • Seventy-nine percent of Millennial Pinners say the platform “is a
    guide to life and is a place to teach me how to do things,” versus 71
    percent of all Pinterest monthly users.
  • Eighty-four percent of Millennial Pinners say Pinterest is where they
    search and discover things related to health and fitness, compared
    with 64 percent of Pinterest users overall.
  • Sixty-six percent of Millennials use Pinterest for baby and parenting
    search and discovery, compared to 45 percent of total Pinterest users.
  • Eighty percent of Millennials say that Pinterest “helps me find things
    I want to buy.”
  • Seventy-two percent of Millennial Pinners say the network “helps me
    connect with brands I love.”
  • Seventy-one percent of Millennials say the platform “recommends
    relevant products to buy.”

The presentation is the latest in a series of initiatives supporting the
AFE’s strategy to showcase key digital platforms. Past webinar
presentations and partners have included Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,
Tumblr, and Yahoo!.

“Families, like everyone else in our society, depend on digital
technology in every aspect of their lives,” concluded Bob Liodice, ANA
president and CEO. “However, change comes so fast that insight is a
constantly moving target. The AFE is a critical source of tools to
succeed in a fluid and sometimes bewildering landscape, and this webinar
series is an important way for our advertisers to keep in step with

About the ANA and AFE

Association of National Advertisers (ANA)

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advances marketing excellence and shapes the future of the industry.
Founded in 1910, the ANA’s membership includes more than 650 companies
with 10,000 brands that collectively spend over $250 billion in
marketing and advertising. The ANA also includes the Business
Marketing Association
(BMA) and the Brand
Activation Association
(BAA) which operate as divisions of the ANA.
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ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE)

Supported by the ANA, the ANA AFE is a coalition of national advertisers
with more than 500 family brands, whose members represent $20+ billion
of U.S. television ad spend. With members including American Licorice,
Campbell Soup Company, Chick-fil-A, The Clorox Company, The Coca-Cola
Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Crayola, FedEx, Georgia-Pacific, IBM, J.M.
Smucker, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Post Foods, Procter
& Gamble Co., Rich Products Corp., SC Johnson, Sensio, Six Flags, State
Farm Insurance, Subway®, T-Mobile, TiVo, TracFone, Unilever, Verizon
Wireless, Walmart, and Wendy’s, the group’s mission is to find, nurture,
and support high-quality content the entire family can enjoy on multiple
distribution platforms. Since its inception in 1998, the AFE has
utilized its collective member strength to help bring to air more than
20 prime-time broadcast network television hits, kept innovative family
content in the development pipeline, teamed with YouTube for the
industry’s first family content partnership, and created the Search for
America’s Newest Scriptwriter contest, the nation’s leading competition
for storytellers of tomorrow. For more information visit


ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment
Patty Kerr, 310-344-4487