B&Q launches its first Trend Badge campaign on Pinterest

B&Q and Pinterest have launched a co-branded campaign, which marks the retailer’s first time using the platform’s Trend Badge feature.

Pinterest’s Trend Prediction Report, released in December, revealed that one of the big interiors trends for 2023 would be ‘Home Front’, as consumers will be focusing attention on dressing and decorating the front of their homes. Search terms like ‘front door transformation’, ‘front garden’ and ‘front hallway decor ideas’ have all continued to rise on the platform in recent months.

Leveraging these insights to target Pinterest users with an interest in home decor, finance, gardening and bathrooms, B&Q’s new campaign, consisting of creative video ads (known as Idea ads), aims to inspire people with the products and ideas to bring these ideas to life.

Pinterest’s Trend Badge is the platform’s insights-driven advertising solution that enables brands to tap into top themes, with inspirational content and ideas that Pinterest users are searching for during key seasonal moments. It offers advertisers the opportunity to own a particular trend on Pinterest and be the only brand to have the Trend Badge on Pins for the idea in that country.

“Insights are key to ensuring content is engaging and effective, and we’re pleased to be working with Pinterest on this campaign and to have the Home Front trend badge,” said Jane Sell, Head of PR & Social Media at B&Q. “Pinterest predictions for 2023 complement the findings of the B&Q Slice of Home Life report 2023 – that we’re increasingly using our homes as places to socialise. As customers welcome friends and family into homes more, it’s not surprising they’re looking for more inspiration and advice on how to refresh their front doors, gardens and hallways. Our Home Front trend badge campaign with Pinterest strongly supports this.”