For those interested in Do It Yourself projects at home, social network Hometalk is partnering with arts and crafts retailer Michaels to have Pinterest-inspired parties at all of the Dallas-based company’s stores across the US and Canada. Select stores will also include Hometalk Bloggers in attendance. The parties will be from 1-4pm on February 16th and include discussion on five different DIY projects.
For more information, visit visit: http://www.michaels.com/Pinterest-Party/pinterest-party,default,pg.html and read the press release below.
Hometalk Announces Pinterest Parties at 100 Michaels Stores
Demos held Sunday, February 16
(NEW YORK) Feb. 10, 2014 —Hometalk the largest home and garden social network on the web—today announced that Hometalk members will co-host Pinterest parties in 100 Michaels Stores nationwide on Feb. 16 from 1 – 4 p.m.
In a unique effort to expand the offline presence of an online community, these parties will provide live access to just a fraction of Hometalk’s expansive network of DIY experts. Hometalk has selected 100 of its members to lead a series of DIY craft demos for customers to learn from as they shop for supplies in Michaels stores. Handpicked for their DIY expertise, each Hometalk member will put their own twist on one of five Pinterest-inspired projects, offering customers hands-on help and tutorials, ideas and advice.
The projects include:
- Hello Pastel Frame
- Turquoise Bird Cage
- Heidi Swapp™ Hello Today Card
- Black and Whitewashed Butterfly Clay Pot
- Bird Cage Bamboo Wind Chime
“Michaels is all about providing inspiration, instruction and ideas for creative DIY projects,” said Michaels Chief Marketing Officer Paula Puleo. “As a top destination for home and garden project supplies, Michaels is happy to welcome Hometalk members into the stores for these fun, educational events.”
The events at Michaels Stores concur with several recent milestones for Hometalk. Between October and December 2013 visits on the site more than doubled—jumping from 2 million visits in October 2013 to over 4 million in December 2013. Hometalk also unveiled its new mobile site on Feb. 3, which provides enhanced usability and instant community feedback to users. One-third of the site’s overall traffic is accessed through mobile devices.
“As our site continues to experience record growth, it is evident that consumers are fascinated with DIY projects for the home and enjoy seeking inspiration from others,” said Yaron Ben Shaul, co-founder of Hometalk. “We are proud to work with Michaels, the largest specialty retailer in crafts, arts, décor and more, and pleased to provide an opportunity for our virtual community to interact offline and bond over a common interest.”
For more information on the select Hometalk members taking part on Sunday, Feb.16, from 1 – 4 p.m., visit: http://www.michaels.com/Pinterest-Party/pinterest-party,default,pg.html
Hometalk is the largest home and garden social network on the web. Launched in 2011, the site is frequented by millions of homeowners and professionals not only to gain knowledge and inspiration from the myriad of projects with step-by-step tutorials and photos, but also for the unique ability to ask any home-related question and get great answers in real time. Hometalk takes the guesswork out of home improvement, allowing users to make informed decisions and complete more projects around their homes with confidence. Professionals use the site’s transparent platform to showcase their expertise and share knowledge and DIY techniques. Homeowners use Hometalk dually as a search engine and a forum to access unbiased, credible information, referrals and advice from both professionals and other experienced homeowners. Visit www.hometalk.com for more information, or check out Hometalk on Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.