Today we're announcing the opening of our Australian office in Sydney to serve Pinners, creators and businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Pinners in the two countries save nearly 4 million ideas to Pinterest each day, giving businesses a chance to reach people when they’re considering what to do or buy next.
We’ve launched our Australian office with a small team led by newly appointed Country Manager Carin Lee-Skelton, who has managed sales organizations at Pinterest over the past four years in the UK. She will be focused on growing our work with brands in the two countries to help businesses succeed on Pinterest as well as ensure Pinners are able to discover the best and most relevant content to take action on.
Pinterest’s mission is to bring everyone inspiration to create a life they love. Unlike other platforms where the focus is on others, Pinterest is where people go to focus on themselves. Today more than 300 million people around the world come to Pinterest each month to plan their future—looking for ideas for what to eat for dinner, what products to buy, where to travel and how to decorate their homes.
APAC is one of our fastest-growing regions, with millions of people currently using the platform each month—a number that has increased by more than 50% over the past year (June 2018 to June 2019).
Our ads offerings are now available to businesses in 19 countries, 3x more than last year, but it’s still early days for our international expansion. We’re excited to finally have a home base in ANZ as demand for our service grows in the region.