Arts Marketing Blog

Customer Retention is Broken. Here's How to Fix It.

by Kate Mroczkowski

Content sponsored by Spektrix. For arts organizations, retaining customers means building a core audience who are loyal, will take risks with you and in general are easier to sell to. These customers are also more likely to support your organization with donations.

Arts and Cultural Solidarity

by Erika Juran

For many artists, making art is a coping mechanism to find inner calm and some kind of understanding about a confusing, chaotic world. So how might art heal our world? How might the artist become the healer?

Questions to Begin a Conversation about (Re)Designing Your Organization for Equity

by Mr. Ryan Antony Nicotra

As we approach the upcoming National Arts Marketing Project Conference in Memphis, I’m excited to enter a new conversation about the possibilities for our sector that can be unlocked by embracing a designer’s mentality to address the critical need to diversify our audiences, our leadership, and our organizations.

Please, Do Your Own Facebook Advertising

by Joseph Yoshitomi

Facebook’s changes suggest a general direction towards offering incentive for DIY advertising. Anyone who can send an email, shop on Amazon, or navigate around a basic spreadsheet can learn Facebook advertising basics by launching a campaign in under an hour.

A Perspective on Accessibility

by Ms. Beth Prevor

I’ve long held that audiences with disabilities, including deaf audiences, would benefit from being considered from a marketing perspective and understood from a multi-cultural standpoint, rather than a strictly legal requirement/service perspective.

Engaging a Mid-Size Community with Digital Content

by Colleen Cook

When you work for a non-profit arts organization outside of a metropolitan area, it’s easy to fall into the mindset that what works for the big organizations won’t work for you—even when you know your mission is BIG.

This is Not Your Grandmother’s Arts Scene.

by Ruby Lopez Harper

Or maybe it is? Or maybe it isn’t. The challenge that arts marketers face is navigating the changing landscape and being mindful of the identity and personality of the organization balancing against welcoming the whole community.

Send your constituents to NAMPC

by Mr. Andrew M. Witt

The case for sending a “NAMP Team” to the National Arts Marketing Project Conference to increase their marketing and advertising skill levels, which in turn will serve to attract and entertain more visitors and residents in your community.

For the Love of Community

by Erin Kulinski

As creatives, we need to shift our focus from seeing each other as competitors to seeing each other as our greatest source of inspiration.

Passion Project, Public Resource

by Ms. Allison M. Tyra

There is always a gap to fill. I took my frustration with the job hunt and turned my personal solution into a public resource for my sector.

Artists, Arts Patrons, and Access to Capital

by Whitney Hardy

Several community organizations are working to create innovative solutions that improve access to capital related to Memphis’s creative class.

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