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Some Helpful GDPR Resources

May 16, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is confusing to marketers. Of course it is! GDPR is a legal issue and we are not lawyers. At CI we want to be helpful so what we can provide is what our lawyer sent to us and other resources we have found useful in facing GDPR for our business. This is the first post we’re publicly releasing with another specifically about Google Analytics to follow. CI clients will be hearing more from us individually.

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Sweeten Your Offer Through Content Bundles

May 9, 2018

You know what gets us even more excited than going to an exhibition at a museum? Extra programming! That’s right, we’re like kids in a candy shop choosing from those specially curated tours, lectures, and special events that museums program around exhibitions.

But we know first hand that it can be hard to make sure audiences know all that’s on offer. The Rubin Museum of Art’s thematically programmed offerings serve as a great example of how it can be done through Facebook’s variety of ad creative formats.

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Quick Tips for Arts Marketers: Update on Domain Verification

May 3, 2018

Update and revision as of May 11, 2018: Facebook has extended the Domain Verification deadline to May 24, 2018.

In March, we shared information on domain verification. Facebook is now asking business accounts to verify their domains by May 24, 2018.

Why is domain verification important? It’s a step towards ensuring that only verified owners can modify the way their content appears on Facebook. It essentially protects the integrity of publisher’s content. By confirming ownership of your organization’s website domain (or domains), you will be able to edit any content from posts that link to that site. You can modify photos, headlines, and descriptions that auto-populate when you reference a link from your domains in your Facebook post drafts. On May 24, the ability to edit linked content from unverified domains will be suspended.

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Hi, CI! Jess Isgro, Digital Marketing Analyst

April 20, 2018

Hi, CI! is our monthly series featuring the best team we know - the Capacity Interactive team! You will learn more about the people who help arts organizations market smarter. This month, we're featuring one of our Digital Marketing Analysts who is a singer, a pianist, a phenomenal writer and social content creator, and a real-life pun master.  

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5 Reasons You Should Take the 2017 Benchmark Survey

April 10, 2018

At Capacity Interactive, we work with nearly two hundred arts and cultural organizations and have the privilege of tackling challenges in the digital marketing realm with them every day.

Certain questions come up again and again across all organization shapes and sizes, and that inspired us to retool our benchmark. Some of the toughest questions for organizations involve where to put their money, how to staff their teams, and how to set priorities when there is always more to do.

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Ask the Industry: Unique Ways to Highlight Subscriber/Member Benefits 

April 2, 2018

Ask the Industry features advice from arts marketers in their own words. We hope you can learn from them and it will spark new ideas at your organization.

This month, we’re asking, “What are some unique ways to highlight the benefits of becoming a subscriber or member?" 

Kerry Ingram (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Karina Kacala (Opera Philadelphia), Jackie Ortiz (Pasadena Playhouse), and Vanessa Ramirez-Sparrow (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) answer everything from creating unique content for different audiences to keeping subscription and membership campaigns fresh each year. 

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Using Facebook to Hit the Right Notes with Audience Development

March 27, 2018

Symphony organizations have been given a bad rap over the years for having an aging audience and an inability to attract younger patrons. Perhaps this challenge stems from us “talking at” vs. “with” younger audiences or creating programming that doesn’t appeal to them. If we can successfully create programming and feature benefits that align with what younger audiences want, the doors will stay open.

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Sorry to Ruffle Your Feathers but Performing Arts Buyers Are Not Using Twitter

March 7, 2018

At the end of 2017, we published the Performing Arts Ticket Buyer Media Usage Study, a collaboration with WolfBrown where we surveyed nearly 27,000 people who purchased a performing arts ticket within the prior two years at one of the 58 organizations that partnered with us on this study. We wanted to take a bird's eye view of what types of media arts buyers were consuming most often, and where they are getting their information about cultural events.

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Ask the Industry: Social Media and Project Management Tools

February 27, 2018

Ask the Industry features arts marketing practitioners from organizations across genres and budget sizes. This is advice from arts marketers in their own words - we hope you can learn from them and it will spark new ideas at your organization.

This month, we’re asking, “What tools do you use to manage a centralized calendar (for content and/or project management)?”

Ashley Haraburda (National Ballet of Canada), Aly Michaud (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), and Lee Bowen, Jennifer Rensenbrink, Isaac Risseeuw, and Marsha Walker from the Minnesota Orchestra answer everything from choosing the right software for your organization to making the case for them in a world of tight budgets.

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