Pinterest Promoted Pins- How to Build and Track Campaigns OSP 075

Advertising with Pinterest promoted pins is still very new. For most businesses using Promoted Pins it’s not yet clear what will and won’t work. How to set up campaigns and how to track their success is something many are trying to figure out.

Pinterest Promoted Pins- How to Build and Track Campaigns OSP 075

In today’s episode of the podcast I speak with Sarah Lund who is managing multiple Promoted Pin campaigns for one of her clients, MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. She explains the process for setting up the campaign and how she uses UTM parameters and data from Pinterest to give her detailed information about the progress of the campaign.

Essentially, UTM parameters are bits of information added to the URL that the Promoted Pin links to that can then be tracked through Google analytics or other analytics services. This feature has been available to Pinterest pins for quite a few months now but I don’t think it’s something that has been thought of to use with promoted pins. Sarah is so smart to apply UTM parameters to her client’s campaigns!

Earlier this year, I spoke with Ralph Rivera of Web Search Social and asked him to explain the process of how to use UTM tracking with Pinterest Pins. Here’s a video of Ralph explaining the process of how easy they are to create and how they work.


The more information we have about our promoted pins the more we can tell what works and what doesn’t. All of this information can help us adjust current campaigns or guide us in the creation of new campaigns to give our pins the best chance for success.


In this episode

  • What types of pins Sarah promoted for her client
  • The process she used to set up the promoted pins
  • How she tracks the progress of the pins
  • Sarah explains what UTM parameters are and how she uses them with promoted pins
  • The results of the campaigns so far
  • Sarah’s recommendation for pin image size

Links mentioned

Foremost Media

MacFarlane Pheasants Inc.

MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. on Pinterest

Google URL Builder to create UTM parameters

Connect with Sarah

Sarah Lund Foremost Media On Twitter

By email: slund(at)

On LinkedIn


 Do you want to learn more about Promoted Pins and using Pinterest for your business?

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Cynthia Sanchez is a Pinterest marketing consultant and expert. Cynthia created, one of the early leaders in Pinterest education for businesses. Contact Cynthia on LinkedIn: