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Aoife Flynn presentation

  1. 1. Aoife Flynn loves music, art, theatre, culture, fashion, food, the interweb. Consultant Arts marketeer & project manager www. a squared.ie twitter.com/stranded_aoife
  2. 2. Aoife Flynn www. a squared.ie <ul><li>What I’ll be focusing on today… </li></ul><ul><li>Some Do ’ s and Don ’ ts of online marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Some Do ’ s and Don ’ t ’ s of visual arts engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for new engagement using new media </li></ul>What Good Marketing in the Visual Arts Looks Like
  3. 3. Key Marketing Rules <ul><li>“ Be where your audience expects to find you ” </li></ul><ul><li>Converse – online engagement is two way </li></ul><ul><li>Track your appearances online </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Plan – set targets, review progress </li></ul><ul><li>Personalise - allow your visitors to personalise their interaction with you </li></ul>Aoife Flynn www. a squared.ie <ul><li>Know your audience demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Understand your audience motivations </li></ul><ul><li>Be targeted in your approach to that audience </li></ul><ul><li>One size does not fit all </li></ul><ul><li>The holy grail of marketing is to be able to make your visitor feel like you are talking directly to them – one to one. </li></ul>Key Online Marketing Rules
  4. 4. <ul><li>Not everywhere at once </li></ul><ul><li>Be strategic in your approach </li></ul><ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your main web traffic for referral links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select appropriate platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To tweet or not to tweet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know the etiquette for each </li></ul><ul><li>Assess your resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing not just the job of the Marketing Dept. </li></ul></ul>Aoife Flynn www. a squared.ie “ Be where your audience expects to find you” Dr. Ross Parry, Museums and New Media at the University of Leicester
  5. 5. <ul><li>Think of Online marketing as a “virtual front desk” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Welcoming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>about event and about audience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Golden Rule of Online engagement? Conversations are two-way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resist broadcast only approach </li></ul></ul>Aoife Flynn www. a squared.ie Online Conversations: Dialogue v ’ s Monologue
  6. 6. <ul><li>Have a plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if it’s not a full scale strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set targets for each event/show/campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target referrals, increase in traffic, or increase in new visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Track your appearances online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Alert aka media monitoring for the web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Measure your progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stats from your own site, facebook, blog, checkins </li></ul></ul>Aoife Flynn www. a squared.ie Target, Track and Plan
  7. 7. <ul><li>People want to personalise their experience online, and their experience of your organisation. Find ways to let them do this </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User Photographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commentability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check-ins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you do this successfully your visitor will become your best marketeer, and they work for free! </li></ul>Personalise Content Aoife Flynn www. a squared.ie
  8. 8. Visual Arts Engagement - Some Do ’ s and Don ’ ts <ul><li>On & Offline… </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’ t have dense press releases/gallery info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One Size doesn ’ t fit all </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do find different ways to communicate to different audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Do provide complimentary programming </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’ t assume new visitors have been to your space before </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reiterate costs, times, dates </li></ul></ul>Aoife Flynn www. a squared.ie
  9. 9. Opportunities in Engagement via new media <ul><li>Visitor Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced access behind the scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a Curator # </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced access to Artists and their practice </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Communication – not just at launch times </li></ul><ul><li>Direct access to your audience/community </li></ul>Aoife Flynn www. a squared.ie
  10. 10. Full text and slides www. a squared.ie/news.html Thank you!

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