Well at least that's the reaction I had when I was sizing up this new social platform and how best to attack it. Once I dived in I found that the more I pinned, the more I thought of new ideas for boards. Now there are many articles that give advice to "non-visual"/service businesses on how to get involved on Pinterest.
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Best Tech Boards for MSPs to FollowAs I said, the more I pinned, the more I was inspired to increase our Pinterest presence. The easiest way to pin is to follow boards and accounts relevant to your business and then "repin" their pins to your own boards (just like sharing a post or retweeting). Following some of these 60 tech companies and techies listed below will provide any managed service provider with a great beginning for pinning.
MSPsLearning from example is an easy way to jump-start your Pinterest career, so let's begin by looking at how your fellow MSPs are using this platform. Although these are all MSPs, there isn't much overlap in board topics from company to company which I find inspiring. There are so many ways managed service providers can express themselves on Pinterest! These MSPs are pinning everything from tech news to funny pictures, from client testimonials to tech-inspired edibles.
- Baroan Technologies (our MSP)
- Garner IT
- Guardian Network Solutions
- Harland Technology Services
- High Tech Innovations
- i-Tech Support
- MyPC solutions
- Sklar Technology Partners
- WDC Corporation
VendorsOther MSPs aren't the only B2Bs using Pinterest, your vendors are on here too! Vendors post new products and company news, hold contests, and give glimpses into their company cultures.
- Ericom Software
- Go Daddy
- Ingram Micro Cloud Services
- Kaspersky Lab
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- Wasp Barcode
MSP RelatedYou can also follow some of your favorite MSP-related sites and bloggers. We hope to see this list grow in 2013.
- MSP Builder (That's us!)
- Eric Townsend (Director of MSP and SMB Marketing for Intel)
- Karl Palachuk
- MSP BizMan
- Richard Tubb (of TubbBlog)
- Sean Sweeney (of MBI Labs)
- The VAR Guy
Tech NewsThe tech news sites that are on Pinterest definitely post most frequently out of all the accounts in these categories. Whether you follow their boards to find articles for yourself or to repin, following at least a couple of these sources is a must.
Tech RelatedThese tech-related accounts didn't fit under any of the other categories but I didn't want to leave them out. Their boards have fun techie products and tips that will lighten up your homepage and your own boards.
CloudFor those MSPs that are placing increasing importance on their cloud services, here are some companies that deal solely with the cloud.
ClientsDon't forget about your clients! No matter the social media platform, you should always seek out your clients. Why?
- Who doesn't like gaining followers? Give your clients a confidence boost!
- This is another way you can show interest in their business - something you should always be doing.
- It's an easy way to let them know you're there. They can follow you back for yet another way to get resources from their MSP.
Pinterest for (our) BusinessPinterest for Business can be Pinterest for our business. Tap into the visual side of your office, your culture, your techs, your blog, and get pinning!
Share your comments or questions below, or tweet us. If there's a board we missed (maybe your own?) that you think should be included please let us know!