When Was The Last Time You Updated Your Twitter Account Branding?

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If you’re like me and use a client like TweetDeck to manage Twitter activity across one or more accounts, it’s not unusual to go weeks or months without actually visiting your Twitter account page. The problem with that is you can inadvertently overlook outdated branding in the header graphic; out of sight, out of mind. I fell right into that beartrap recently in the wake of the branding updates at my …

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Keep These Marketing Talking Points Handy

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Arts marketers spend most of their time thinking about communicating with potential ticket buyers but there are plenty of other points of contact to consider. To that end, there’s a good piece at Muse by Damian Bazadona titled 7 Challenges of Marketing Live Events, Advertising’s High-Wire Act (h/t Scott Silberstein).  While I don’t think it was the author’s intent, I found the challenges he listed to function as talking points arts …

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After A Year Of Talking About The Topic, Orchestras Are Testing Influencer Marketing

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It’s always entertaining when big budget groups start doing something people in the field have been talking about for years but because it’s a big budget group, there’s some associated press that makes it seem like the idea is novel. Case in point, the 9/14/2019 edition of the Wall Street Journal published an article by Charles Passy that examines recent efforts from the New York Philharmonic to begin leveraging influencer marketing. …

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Spoiler Alert: The Latest Spider Man Movie Takes A Swipe At Opera

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Over the holiday weekend, I went to the latest Marvel movie, Spider Man: Far From Home. With the exception of a single scene, it’s a typical installment in the tent-pole franchise but that exception is a doozy in that it takes a swipe at some of the worst stereotypes of live classical music concerts. Mild Spoiler Alert: in a nutshell, the protagonists need to hide a group of teenagers for a …

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Killing Me Softly With Nomenclature

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Do I know what makes a masterworks concert a masterworks concert? Of course I do…but why don’t you tell me what you think it means first then I’ll let you know if that’s what I thought. That’s an actual conversation I overheard a few years ago but never really stuck me until I presented at a conference last year alongside Ceci Dadisman. Ceci introduced an element about how arts orgs inadvertently …

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