This morning I was exploring the new maps option that Pinterest Rolled out. One of the downsides of the maps is not being able to add locations via Pinterest and then I thought, well there must be a way to do it. Of course there was, via Foursquare, apparently I hadn’t had enough coffee yet this morning, that should have been somewhat self evident.
If you create an account via Foursquare, you can add venues at https://foursquare.com/add_venue. It appears to take about 10 minutes to actually become “live” and searchable on Foursquare and then another 10 minutes for Pinterest to refresh the information.
So if your planning on creating some custom maps on Pinterest, start on Foursquare first and see who/what/where is listed on there, then add the ones you would like to have imported over to Pinterest, go have a cup or two of coffee (or wine depending on the time of day) stick a load of laundry in and then revisit Pinterest and start your boards.
I realize this is time consuming and innkeepers have little time to spare, but I can forsee the maps option going in an awful lot of interesting directions for marketing in the near future. Because visual is becoming more and more important in todays marketing world and this ties into it, I think the businesses that at least take a few minutes to jump on board will get ahead of the pack when more options for the maps roll out.