July Break

Business is good which means business is busy. As a result, I’ve decided to take the rest of July off from blogging but will be back on Monday, August 1. Until then, I want to point out that there’s a new dedicated LinkedIn company page for Arts Admin Jobs. The response at LinkedIn has been fantastic so far so if you don’t already follow the page, be sure to add it.

Advanced De-escalation: When You Can’t Avoid Controversial Topics

In a time when stakeholders are more on-edge than ever, it pays to brush up on basic de-escalation technics. To that end, I wanted to take a moment and point out something from Kelly Leonard, Executive Director of Learning and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works, who promotes a concept he calls “thank you, because…” H/T Holly Mulcahy for bringing this to my attention because if there was ever a time …

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Deciphering Four Times The Traffic

Yesterday’s post about the impact Roe v. Wade being overturned will have on orchestras operating in states that outlaw orchestras didn’t garner any extraordinary social media engagement metrics. But that’s only one set of metrics to measure impact and data from Google Analytics confirms the article garnered 4x the amount of average daily traffic. What this indicates is something I don’t see much but is always fascinating when it happens: the …

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Happy Memorial Day

Whether you’re home all day staying safe and healthy enjoying the holiday with family and friends or your orchestra is putting on a performance today, try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday. To that end, I wanted to include a little something special today in the form of this arrangement of TAPS for solo trombone and trombone ensemble, by Jim Stephenson. I recall hearing it …

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Knowing When To Keep Quiet

In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas it’s worth pointing out some straightforward, but sometimes easy to forget, advice marketing professional Ceci Dadisman posted across social media: Fellow marketers who manage social media, please consider pausing paid campaigns and scheduled posts today. — Ceci Grasso Dadisman (@CeciDadisman) May 25, 2022 Granted, that advice can sometimes be easier said than done if timing falls on a major announcement but …

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