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Day 1 – Top 6 Takeaways

In Build Audience, Fan-centric Marketing, Social Media by lisavgray

What a great first day of speakers and panels at the National Arts Marketing Project’s annual conference here in Charlotte. Before I get lost in another stack of great ideas tomorrow, allow me to share some insights from today’s sessions: From Eric Ryan, co-founder and brand architect at Method: Always ask for participation – create something worth joining. From Charlie …

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Strategic Planning: Are You Hoping for an Extreme Makeover?

In Build Audience by lisavgray

Did you see this recent New York Times article called “After the Cameras Leave the Kitchen,” in which David Segal focuses on the long-term effectiveness of “Restaurant: Impossible” makeovers? If you don’t know the Food Network show (and I didn’t), a family-owned restaurant on life support orders up a two-day extreme makeover by host Robert Irvine. He and his team …