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Launching a Flexible, Agile, and Evolving Website with the Right Analytics Tools

September 13, 2017

The Challenge

When investing massive capital and human resources into a website redesign or update, how do you make the right design and content decisions to ensure a knockout site that meets stakeholders’ needs? We hope it comes as a huge relief to hear you can’t possibly make perfect and complete decisions at one preordained moment in time.

Thriving digitally today means your site (and your management of it) must be flexible and agile, evolving to meet the changing needs of users over time. So, how do you do this when your time and resources are finite?

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Connecting with Patrons in Relevant Mobile Moments | Guest Blog Post

August 9, 2017

It’s not easy to sell convertibles in the rain. This was the challenge for Audi Canada as they attempted to increase test drives for their A3 Cabriolet convertible. How could they reach their customers in the most relevant context to sell more cars? They turned to the insights gleaned from their potential customers’ mobile devices. Audi launched a mobile ad campaign where customers could book test drives directly from the ad experience. These ads were targeted to people in close proximity to a dealership, prioritized via CRM data and displayed only on sunny days when they knew test drives would be more likely. By understanding the context of their customers’ lives through the clues they leave behind though their mobile devices, Audi increased test drives by 51% and drove $13M in new A3 Cabriolet sales.

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Demystifying the Design Process: UX/UI Explained | Guest Blog Post

June 20, 2017

There are a lot of buzzwords in the digital design sphere. In this post, we’ll take a look at one of the more ubiquitous ones these days: User Experience and User Interface. I’ll fill you in on what these terms mean and why they’re important to your organization’s digital strategy.

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New Stats from Google on Mobile, Search, and Video: Takeaways for Arts Marketers

June 7, 2017

I recently wrote that a mobile optimized website, search, and video were among the top digital marketing priorities for 2017Some new powerful statistics were released by Google recently at the Google Marketing Next event that are a good supplement to that post.

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Real Talk: 2017 Digital Marketing Priorities for Arts Administrators

March 15, 2017

It is easy to get distracted by shiny buzzwords and new channels offered in digital marketing. Sales reps call and email. Board members share articles about this or that new tactic or targeting technique. Don't take the bait!

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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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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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Boot Camp Through the Years

October 13, 2016

This year we are presenting our sixth annual Digital Marketing Boot Camp for the Arts. To commemorate, we did what any sensible digital marketer would do...we created an infographic! Enjoy.

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The Perfect Website Redesign Project

October 11, 2016

I want to tell you about The Perfect Website Redesign Project. It happened about a year ago with the Palo Alto Dance Theater Company (or PADT for short), an arts organization started by a group of software engineers in Silicon Valley with a mission to balance the lives of desk-bound coders with inspiring dance programs. My firm had been selected to overhaul the existing website and build a new experience that would:

  • Better represent the breadth of the organization's offerings.
  • Increase online donations.
  • Increase ticket sales to performances.
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