Pinterest seeking funding, exploring ad sales by Sharon Hill in Marketplace 06 Feb 2013 Photo-focused Pinterest, which has started to drive branding and recruiting for hiring managers and sales for real estate agents (see CIR 13.21, Nov 7, 2012 ) is about to begin monetizing. In a conversation with Barron’s, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said t This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Financial resultspinterest advertisingpinterest monetizationSearchSocialStrategy Sharon Hill Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.