With the rise of Pinterest, I have enjoyed tracking the brands and campaigns racing to leverage the platform and be early movers. For instance, a couple weeks ago, I highlighted Harrod’s Pinterest / curator contest.
Here is relatively similar program from Jetsetter. Like Harrods, Jetsetter is using Pinterest to drive curation:
“Our fans ask us all the time how they can become Jetsetter curators. Now’s your chance to show us you have what it takes. Using Pinterest, create the ultimate destination pinboard…”
It is effectively a way to:
1. drive best-of-lists (ala early Yelp and eBay efforts)
2. understand data and users preference
3. and drive viral traffic by rewarding social sharing on Pinterest (“Pin it to win it in our Pinterest Giveaway”)
It’s simple, clever and amazingly low-cost. Furthermore, it seeds usage and drives followers on a growing platform where most brands are still slow to adopt.