For the second year in a row, The Motherhood has been excited to participate in Social Media Day Pittsburgh hosted by Smith Brothers Agency. Across the globe, June 30 is a designated as a day to celebrate social media, and this year, 150+ of Pittsburgh’s most influential social media professionals gathered to discuss “Using Social Media for Social Good.”

After open networking, the speaker line-up began with Holly Byers, manager of brand partnerships at Pinterest. During her keynote address, she shared a preview of the exciting developments that have just launched or will be introduced soon, including buyable pins and cinematic pins. She also shared some tips and best practices. We were fascinated to learn that there is truly no “ideal” time of day to pin and that the average pin is re-pinned 11 times!

Then, the audience heard rapid-fire case studies from a panel of presenters (including our very own Cooper Munroe!) on how they’ve used social media to effect change for social good.

The Motherhood team took to Twitter to share key learnings in real time using the hashtag #SMDayPGH. Additionally, here are some of our favorite tweetable trends and news from each of the 10 speakers, courtesy of our fellow professionals who attended Social Media Day Pittsburgh.

Holly Byers, Manager, Brand Partnerships at Pinterest via @GatesmanDave

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Dee Stathis, P3R & Dick’s Sporting Goods Marathon, via @KaitorTot

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Virginia Montanez, Pitt Girl, via @AppleBoxStudios

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Leah Lizarondo, 412 Food Rescue, via @SmithBrosAgency

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Cooper Munroe, The Motherhood, via @sugaraunts

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Kelsey Halling, Thread, via @c_leveled

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Bill Fuller, Big Burrito, via @TheBrandternExp

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Brian Conway, NEXT Pittsburgh, via @PghMomtourage

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Jacob Minton, Pittsburgh 311, via @SptLghtPGH

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Heather Hopson, Allies for Children, via @TheMotherhood

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Social Media Day Pittsburgh was an inspiring and energizing way to celebrate all of the good that can come out of social media and to get a peek at what’s to come in our region and on the larger social landscape. Our warmest thanks to Smith Brothers Agency for hosting and to our fellow social media friends for connecting with us and sharing your thoughts!