Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ever Wish You Had A Do Not Disturb Light When Working From Home? by Drew McManus

Since the onset of pandemic, arts admins have navigated the working from home rapids. One of the primary challenges is letting others in the same space know when you’re at a point where yo…

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Candidate Resumes Are Officially A Thing At Arts Admin Jobs by Drew McManus

Now that job postings are returning to pre-pandemic levels at our sister site, Arts Admin Jobs, it’s time to launch the next big thing: a candidate database where job seekers can post thei…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

What Butter Can Teach Us About Marketing by Ceci Dadisman

I’m about to share a link to a video that is about artisanal butter made in France. Hang with me and watch at least the first minute. At the end of that minute is what I want to talk about…

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Show Me What You Love About The Arts Without Using Pictures Of The Arts by Joe Patti

Advisory Board for the Arts sponsored a webinar discussing how Utah Symphony shifted its marketing focus to emphasize emotional factors and shared values.  Karen Freeman, Executive Director…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Quickbooks Rolls Out Fee Increase During Pandemic by Drew McManus

Quickbooks sent users an email on 3/10/21 notifying them the ACH (Automated Clearing House) payment option that allows clients to pay invoices with funds directly from a bank account was goi…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

When A Slow Page Load Time Is Brilliant Marketing by Ceci Dadisman

It is imperative that we look outside of our industry for trends, best practices, and sometimes things that are just plain cool. For the month of February, the Heinz website took 57 minutes …

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Top Level Navigation: To Click Or Not To Click by Drew McManus

When it comes to designing your website navigation menu, you’ll eventually need to make one critical choice in the form of deciding whether to make the top-level navigation menu items clic…

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Tracking Blackbaud Donations Using GTM by Ceci Dadisman

If your organization uses a Blackbaud product, you know that it is tough to track conversions. The folks at LumenAd have created a handy recipe to do it using Google Tag Manager. What’s in…

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Get Into The Pronoun Grove With Zoom by Drew McManus

As a member of Gen X, I’ll be the first to admit that incorporating pronoun use into my daily routine takes a conscious effort. Having said that, pronoun use is a positive step toward impr…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Many Lens of Board Recruitment by Joe Patti

The upheaval of the past year in terms of public health, politics, social equity and other areas of concern have made it clear that a new operating environment will emerge, shaped by a chang…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tracking Conversions With GA Goals by Ceci Dadisman

In the previous post in this series, we talked about why it is a good idea to track incremental conversions on your website. Now, we’ll take a look at exactly how to set those conversion a…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Get Up And Running With Google Search Console by Drew McManus

While Google Search Console (GSC) has always been a power tool every organization should use, it still manages to be one of those things that gets overlooked. Fortunately, it’s increasingl…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

How To Make Concert Programs The Right Way by David Macdonald

If you’ve been in a position of having to create a concert program, or have them emailed from colleagues and collaborators, you know there are lots of ways to deal with positioning compose…

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Plan For An Inclusive Post-Covid Cultural Experience by Joe Patti

In mid-December 2020, LaPlaca Cohen and Slover Linett Audience Research released an analysis of the data they collected in the Covid edition of the CultureTrack survey through the lens of ra…

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

You Probably Have More Broken Links Than You Realize by Drew McManus

Among the numerous pandemic driven content management tasks that are likely on your plate, checking your site for broken links should be high priority item. If you’re like most groups, you…

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Why You Should Be Tracking Incremental Conversions by Ceci Dadisman

This is the first in a three-part series of posts about tracking incremental conversions. We’ve all got website conversions. A conversion is when a website visitor completes a desired goal…

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Work On Those Re-Opening Venue Images by Joe Patti

Even pre-Covid the general guidance for promotional images and text was to focus on the audience experience. Regardless of whether the venue you perform/show your work at is allowed to open,…

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

A Pandemic Driven Update To Business Holiday Cards by Drew McManus

In 2018, I published an article that provided an option for creating a creative business card. Based on your feedback, it entirely helpful for many readers so I wanted to share an update tha…

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Bridge the Board And Management With A Working Committee Structure by Eric Joseph Rubio

“I just love board meetings!” said no arts (or any other kind of) manager ever. While I can’t promise you will actually start to say that, I can offer a model that I’ve seen work wel…

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Retargeting Website Visitors With Direct Mail by Ceci Dadisman

Disclaimer: I receive no compensation or consideration from Modern Postcard, nor are any links affiliate links.  You’re probably familiar with retargeting visitors who come to your websit…

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Why You May Want To Wait Before Upgrading To Google Analytics 4 by Drew McManus

You may have heard about the big Google Analytics 4 (G4) rollout a few weeks ago. No doubt about it, G4 ushers in a remarkable new world of tools that add AI-driven insights, even better cro…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Your New Digital Whiteboard by Ceci Dadisman

Disclaimer: I receive no compensation or other consideration from Miro, nor are any links affiliate links. If you’re missing your office whiteboard, I’ve got a digital solution for you! …

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Looking For A Decentralized Office Phone Solution? by Drew McManus

Now that many organizations are vested in a remote workforce model, one of the logistical questions to consider is how to handle phone extensions. If your organization is a G Suite user, the…

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Are You Getting Google Search Console’s Monthly Performance Reports? by Drew McManus

We haven’t talking about Google Search Console in a while, but it is still one of the best secret weapons most arts orgs aren’t using but should. Search Console works in tandem with Anal…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Yes, Data Driven Decision Making. But What Data Is Important? by Joe Patti

There is a big push, correctly, for arts organizations to employ data driven decision-making processes. However, not all data is of equal value. Colleen Dilenschneider recently made a good p…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Data Doesn’t Lie by Ceci Dadisman

Now is a great time to dig into some data and use it to inform your fundraising and communications campaigns. Here are some recent reports which might be helpful: Culture Track: Culture + Co…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Please Don’t Ignore Me! Rethinking How We Design For Attention by Drew McManus

In an age where arts organizations are learning how to re-engage patrons with remote activity, it never hurts to reexamine what we take for granted. To that end, there’s a fantastic articl…

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Yes, People Will Pay For Digital Content by Ceci Dadisman

There is a lot of talk about whether patrons will pay for digital content. I’ve always been (even pre-pandemic) in the camp that people will pay for great content. There is data coming out…

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Better Music Experiences Come To Zoom With High Fidelity Audio by David Macdonald

A recent release of Zoom has brought, among other things, “High Fidelity Audio Mode” (High fidelity music mode in the application settings) to the Windows and Mac clients. The feature w…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

It’s Time For An Admin User Audit by Drew McManus

Even in non-pandemic times, scheduling regular admin user audits is a good idea. What we’re talking about is going through all the online platforms your organization maintains and making s…

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Monday, August 3, 2020

You Can’t Just Let People Tear Your Clothes Off Anymore by Joe Patti

Recently, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the union which has members working in performing arts venues, convention centers, movies, and television productions,…

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre