Just saw someone have an opinion of ABNB buying PINS to bolster its digital side of the business since people use Pinterest for home ideas and vacation plans. Honestly not a terrible idea at all
Dividend Dollars's avatar
Those are two very different companies, I don’t see the management of that acquisition going well or the competitive benefits it offers either. But is an interesting idea
Christian's avatar
@dividenddollars oh I can’t see it either lol. Kind of one of those ideas that if it happens am I mad no but like it’s out there for sure
Christian's avatar
@dividenddollars again it’s not the craziest idea..https://www.igms.com/use-pinterest-to-promote-your-airbnb-listing/ I could see it working . Again just talking crazy cause it’s not gonna happen but there’s a benefit to both
Cayden's avatar
How would the two crossover for the end user?
Christian's avatar
@redhead use Pinterest to promote your ABNB rental and any other ideas you may have. Pinterest is potentially a better social media then Facebook. Uses a different method that would be better for ABNB purposes. Not sure how the specifics would work exactly but I could see it as a positive
Green Candle Investments's avatar
That acquisition does not make sense to me, why do you think it would be a good idea? Could be interesting to combine potential decorations of Airbnb with Pinterest marketplace.
Christian's avatar
@greencandleit I think you could use Pinterest marketplace to help promote ABNB rentals and ideas. Again it’s a crazy idea. Not gonna happen but just curious since ABNB is a top holding for me
Dissecting the Markets's avatar
Considering that it's the trend for companies to acquire media companies to boost their marketing efforts, $ABNB acquiring $PINS would seem smarter than having to recreate their own social media platform.
Neil's avatar
Waste of money if you ask me and I own both. If it's about promoting ABNB, they could very well just use that $ for marketing. Hosts will use Pinterest to promote their own place (if they're smart).

As for Pinterest, no reason to get acquired by them other than lost hope.
Christian's avatar
@couch_investor yeah I agree it’s definitely a stretch and not needed. Like you said hosts can just use Pinterest to promote their place if they are smart. I was only kind of thinking about it to boost ABNB digital side of their business but then again they have made major strides recently in that area
Cayden's avatar
PINS has a great balance sheet and continues to boost its ADPU, but it’s staying power is questionable. I just don’t personally see how they pivot their business model to bring back the premium valuation it received during COVID $PINS
Christian's avatar
@redhead yeah they definitely have their own issues to work through over at Pinterest