Social Media Tips for Artists
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1. Post images, videos, and
snapshots/stills of your work.
2. All images and videos should
link back to your website.
3. Be personable – show your
customers what inspires you.
4. Use captions (with keywords).
5. Organize your images/pins into
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6. Link your Pinterest account back to your other social media platforms.
7. Consider what your target audience will find interesting.
8. Find content from other websites and blogs to pin.
9. Pin a couple times a day.
10. Comment on other pins.
11. Follow other pinners.
12. Accept invitations to pin on group boards or start your own one.
13. Use the widget-builder to add a Pinterest button to your website.
14. Visit MarketingProfs for interesting statistics that you can use to your
advantage when pinning.
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LinkedIn Tips 6/27/2013
1. Complete your profile.
2. Make connections.
3. Create a customized URL.
4. Tell your story.
5. Request recommendations.
6. Join groups.
7. Use key words.
8. Use LinkedIn’s “Answers”
section to ask a question.
9. Look at “Who’s Viewed your
Profile” under your home page.
10. Post an update every few days.
11. Increase your work's exposure
via: the “projects” option, a website
and/or social media platform URL,
& “publications” option.
12. Make your profile public.
Google+ Tips 6/20/2013
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1. Have your profile
picture reflect what you
do as an artist.
2. The background
graphic is much larger
than that of Twitter or
Facebook, so use the
space wisely, such as a
collage of your work.
3. Have your profile
name be your name then
your occupation, and
always make sure that your profile name is consistent across all your platforms.
4. Use “hangouts” to talk about topics with other professionals in your field.
5. Create a circle for individuals that you trust to provide you with quick
feedback on a work in progress.
6. Archive images (and videos) of your work in a photo album.
7. Have your tagline describe what you do, but keep it short.
8. Consider making a Google+ page for your work.
9. Look at other artists’ profiles on Google+ to get ideas.
Social Media in 2013 6/13/2013
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1. A quarter of users check their
Facebook pages more than 5x a day.
2. Consumers are marketing on
behalf of businesses via Twitter,
Facebook, and Google+.
3. Facebook and Twitter are still the
two leaders of social media.
4. Google+ is continuing to rise in
5. Another growing platform is
6. Providing a price with your pin on
Pinterest is appreciated as it will
likely result in more re-pins.
For more info, visit: http://swarmtag.com/
As a designer, you can submit your
designs. As a person or company
looking for quality design elements
(e.g., a logo, graphics for a
website), you can purchase
winning designs. Plus a cut of
every sale goes to the artist (as it
There’s also an online community
for designers to connect with each
other (including a “swarmwall” of
members), plus ongoing design
Nonprofit Study 3/27/2013
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1. Online revenue for nonprofits is
2. Monthly giving is WAY UP (+43%).
3. Social media presence for
organizations has increased
4. Facebook continues to be the
larger social media presence.
5. Email response rates and click
through rates were down, and even
more so for fundraising.
Crowdfunding for Nonprofits 3/21/2013
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1. A crowdfunding campaign is like a political
2. Crowdfunding is NOT a sustainable way
to keep $$ flowing to you/your organization.
3. Crowdfunding campaigns need others’
help, and A LOT of it.
4. Crowdfunding demands that you ask
everyone and anyone for $$.
5. Remember that crowdfunding is only one
part of keeping you/your organization afloat.
Think broadly and strategically about
fundraising, including both online and in-
6. READ about crowdfunding – there are
lots of resources online, including many
testaments from people who have tried it,
both succeeding and failing. Learn from
their successes and failures.
Content Marketing 3/14/2013
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What makes this infographic a
-Nice clean design
-The right amount of data (not too
much, not too little)
I actually really LOVE this infographic
because it succinctly describes the
social media process from beginning
to end (including that it’s a repeating
cycle), AND also simplifies what
many people believe is a very
Free Visual Images 3/7/2013
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Two of ArtSpark’s favorite treasure
troves for free visual images:
1. Flick.com images with a Creative
Common license. Do an “advanced
search” and scroll down to the Creative
2. Vector Graphics: There are lots of
“vector graphic sets” out there that can
be used in myriad ways, including
making digital art. Some vector sets
cost $$ to use, while others are FREE.
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Social Media & Raising Funds 2/28/2013
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1. Beth Kanter’s slides from a webinar by
charityhowto.com this morning on “Simple
Steps for Measuring Social Media Results” –
Beth’s take on measuring the impact of
social media for nonprofits is unparalleled,
IMO, and the suggestions are equally sound
for artists. Really liked her “crawl, walk, run,
2. Post by Stephanie Bleyer on Creative
Capital‘s blog: “How to Raise Funds for
Your Socially Engaged Project, Part 3:
Funding from Other Sources.” Stephanie
also gets it from an artist perspective since
she’s a filmmaker. Especially enjoyed her
take on crowdfunding (she doesn’t like it
because it takes so much time) and her
suggestion to check out grantmaker affinity