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Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help: Musings on Hiring an Outside Project Manager for Your Website Redesign

January 19, 2017

Your organization’s website is your first-impression for many of your potential ticket buyers, patrons or clients. It shows off your visual identity and houses all of the essentials about you and your mission. Your sales, fundraising, online engagement, lead generation, and more depend on your place online.

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We Are Living In A Mobile World - Is Your Website Truly Optimized to Sell Tickets?

January 18, 2017

As the analytics lead at Capacity Interactive, my job revolves around on-site behavioral data - collecting it, analyzing it, making informed decisions and strategic recommendations based on it. Data can be analyzed in many ways, and I don't believe in a cookie-cutter approach. Every client is unique - in who they are, what their objectives are, what kind of content they have, how their website looks, what tech platforms they use, etc.

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Video Killed The Print (And Radio) Star: 2016 Stellar Arts Marketing Videos

January 17, 2017

Print came and broke your heart...oh-wa-oh!

If you haven’t yet ‘Cut a Print Ad and Created a Video,’ there’s still time. And why wouldn’t you? Online video influences buying behavior.

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'Twas the Night Before a Show

December 19, 2016

Here's our spin on the holiday classic, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Happy holidays, arts marketers! 

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How I Used Facebook to Raise $30,000 (And What Arts Marketers Can Learn From This)

December 16, 2016

I don’t consider myself a fundraiser at all. Yes, I worked as a grant writer for a not-for-profit theatre company for two years fresh out of college, but writing proposals to large foundations asking for funding hardly matches the hustle it takes to be a real deal fundraiser, grassroots style. Asking people for money was always mildly terrifying to me, though I would give what I could to causes I believed in.

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Lights, Camera, Facebook Live

December 14, 2016

All of a sudden, Facebook Live is everywhere. There is a full-page ad for “the first camera for Facebook Live” in the Nov-Dec issue of New York Magazine. There is a new Facebook alert when a trending event is Live.  There were endless speeches live streamed on Facebook during the 2016 Presidential election cycle, not to mention the more lighthearted Ricky-Gervais-in-a-bathtub type of streaming that pops up in your Newsfeed.

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How Arts Organizations Can Woo a Millennial, From a Millennial

November 28, 2016

First of all, let me just get it out there — I am a millennial. I grew up with the Internet. I wear big headphones. It doesn’t matter how many different situations my mom proposes — I would always rather text than call. I know where my friends are basically all the time, thanks to the various social media platforms we hold near and dear.

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Curtain Up, Smartphones Out

November 14, 2016

I love autumn in New York; the weather feels crisp, Central Park turns brilliant shades of bright orange, gold and red, and I can pull my favorite blazers out of mothballs. One of the things I love most of all is the fall dance season in the city. There is so much dance to see in October and November that I have to come to terms with the fact that I just won’t have the time and energy (I’m intensely introverted!) to attend everything that I want.

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Lost in Space…Is Not Where You Want To Be

November 4, 2016

Marketing, when effective, reaches the right audience at the right place at the right time. It connects ideas and benefits with the people who want them. Arts marketing is no exception. In fact, it is one of the most challenging sectors since we, as art marketers, rarely have any control over the “product” for which we are raising awareness and creating demand.

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Personalization Matters: 6 Ideas to Make Your Email Marketing Campaigns More Relevant

October 31, 2016

Let me take a wild guess...Your organization’s open and clickthrough rates are 20-30% and 2-3%, respectively.

Good news: You’re average.
Bad news: You’re average.

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