Pinterest Promoted Video ads

Videos people want to watch

Your videos are exactly what people on Pinterest are looking for.

On other platforms, video ads interrupt people as they're trying to enjoy posts from friends. On Pinterest, people are looking for videos that inspire them to give ideas a try.

61 %
enjoy watching videos from brands on Pinterest
2.7 x
more likely to make a purchase
Get things rolling with autoplay

Promoted Videos spark into motion the moment people scroll by—no need to even hit Play. Your videos get more views, and Pinners learn more about your brand and all it has to offer.

Playing for audiences everywhere

People can find your Promoted Videos autoplaying in their home feeds, search results and the “More like this” ideas they find at the bottom of every Pin closeup.

Pinterest’s targeting tools make it easy to find the people most interested in giving our videos a play. Target by keyword, interest, gender, mobile device and more.

Campaigns that measure up

See who saw it— look back on any campaign and find out who you reached and time spent with your content.

  • View your views—Using the Media Rating Council standard of 2 seconds of play with at least 50% of the video in view.

  • See how much people saw—Did they watch all your video, or just 25%? Our reporting helps you break it all down.

  • Learn what did people did—Including how many saves, closeups and clicks to your website you got.

Measurement partners include: Nielsen Mobile Digital Ad Ratings, Millward Brown, Oracle Data Cloud and more.

Dan Radman
Sr. Media Director, US Marketing, Visa Inc.
“Visa has seen great success in reaching an engaged millennial audience who is ready to take action on Pinterest. We're excited to now show our videos as people are searching and browsing for new ideas, including products and experiences they want to purchase.”
Check the specs

File type: MP4 or MOV

Max size: 2GB, or less; 30 min, or less

Aspect ratio: Square (1:1); Vertical (9:16)

Resolution: Min 240p

Frame rate: Minimum 25fps

Ready to give Promoted Video a try?

Promoted Videos are available in countries where Pinterest Ads are available. You can buy on an auction or reservation CPM.

Contact your Pinterest Partner Manager or PMP, or log into your Ads Manager to get started.

1 Source: Pinterest US Landscape Research (June 2016)

2 Source: Internal Pinterest study (May 2016). Blinded study hosted and sample provided by 3rd party research firm

Success stories


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