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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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

An Easy Way To Limit URLs Allowed To Embed A Video by Drew McManus

One of the more popular questions coming in from my Venture Platform users right now is how to embed a video so it can only playback on a password protected page. The goal is straightforward…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

4 Emails To Send That Don’t Ask For Money by Ceci Dadisman

Communications that don’t involve asking for money (donation, ticket sale, etc.) are important to keep patrons engaged and deepen their relationship with your organization. Here are some i…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Free Photoshop Template For Converting Images from Portrait Aspect Ratio To Landscape by Drew McManus

We’ve all been there: you need images in landscape aspect ratio for digital content but all of your source files are in portrait. Frustrating, right? For the most part, trying to convert a…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Special COVID-19 Edition Of CultureTrack Is Here by Ceci Dadisman

The folks at LaPlaca Cohen are working on a special COVID-19 edition of their indispensable Culture Track survey. The key findings are now available for download with the full report arrivin…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Question Of Face Masks And Liability by Joe Patti

In an earlier entry, I had written about meeting the legal duty of care and planning to re-open your venue as Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed.  It is good to be aware of legal duty of car…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cross Pollinating Ideas About Moving Into The Realm Of Digital Experiences by Drew McManus

There’s an excellent article in the 6/23/2020 edition of SmashingMagazine.com by Suzanne Scacca that examines the ways COVID-19 is forcing the restaurant sector to radically rethink the wa…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

What Is That Traffic From “l.facebook.com” In Google Analytics? by Ceci Dadisman

If you’ve been looking at your Google Analytics data (which I know you are), you’ve probably seen traffic coming from “l.facebook.com”. You might be asking yourself, “What the heck…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Get The Right Microphone To Fit Your Needs by Drew McManus

There’s a great article from Adam Molina on soundguys.com that walks you through all of the considerations for selecting a microphone to use when creating online content. It’s clearly wr…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

If You’re Looking For An Easy To Use App For Scheduling Online Meetings, Check Out Vyte.in by Drew McManus

For the longest time, I’ve used Doodle to schedule online meetings. It’s still a great tool but since Covid-19 shutdowns began, I’ve discovered that Vyte.in is just as effective and te…

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Gathering Data From Virtual Programming by Ceci Dadisman

As it becomes more clear that social distancing practices aren’t going to end anytime soon, our attention is turning to how to leverage our online offerings to build future audiences. Many…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Meeting Your Legal Duty Of Care In Post-Covid Reopening by Joe Patti

In another post, we had shared some general guidance provided by the Downtown Professionals Network for re-opening arts and cultural venues as Covid-19 restrictions ease up. The Event Safety…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Applying A Little Math And Science To Social Distancing Ticket Revenue by Drew McManus

There’s a fascinating article (h/t Rainer Glaap) at ActivityStream.com that examines very positive results from efforts to science our way through maximizing revenue during live events …

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Virtual Museum Tours Are So March by Ceci Dadisman

In the beginning of all the closures, most museums heavily promoted their virtual tours. (Or, if they didn’t have one already, they created one.) Many saw increased engagement in the tours…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Legal Considerations For Live Streaming Performances by Joe Patti

As live-streaming performances moves from being quickly assembled, impromptu performances organizations were using to keep connected with audiences during Covid-19 quarantine toward being a …

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Which Is Better: Plain Text Or Designed Emails? by Ceci Dadisman

A new experiment looks for definitive data on whether a plain text or a designed email will result in more donations. KUOW Public Radio is Seattle’s NPW news station. Their independent, no…

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Arts Admin State Of Employment Poll, Update 2 by Drew McManus

It’s been one month since we started asking readers to complete a short, two question survey designed to measure how the employment status of arts administrators and independent contractor…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Theatre Streams: Who Uses The Offer? by Rainer Glaap

A a non-representative survey by Rainer Glaap, Germany Bremen, April 26, 2020: The streaming offer of cultural institutions has massively increased with the beginning of the corona pandemic …

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Guidance On Covid-19 Re-Openings, Even If Only Virtually by Joe Patti

If you are looking for advice on best practices for arts and cultural entities once they are allowed to re-open, Downtown Professionals Network (DPN) has created a website specifically focus…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Check Your Tone by Drew McManus

Given that we’re all using written communication more than usual, it’s a good idea to take a step back and consider tone. Unless you’re all-in on injecting emojis into everyday busines…

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

To Google Grant Or Not To Google Grant by Ceci Dadisman

Google Grants have been around for a decade already and are still a great way for your organization to appear at the top of search results. That said, unlike in the early days, there are mor…

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Arts Admin State Of Employment Poll, Update 1 by Drew McManus

On April 12, we asked readers to complete a short, two question poll designed to measure how the employment status of arts administrators and independent contractors is being impacted by cor…

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Online Meetings & Open Meeting Laws by Joe Patti

Do Your By-laws Allow For Online Meetings? If you live in the United States, you may remember there was much ado when members of the House of Representatives had to return to Washington D.C.…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Arts Admin State Of Employment Poll April 13 – 19 by Drew McManus

Last week, I launched a poll at my orchestra management blog asking readers share their employment status in the wake of coronavirus related shutdowns. The responses were so strong, I decide…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

If You’ve Got A Date, You Can Automate by Ceci Dadisman

Automating emails can be a huge time-saver, not to mention provide more relevant messages to the recipients. In addition to the standard automated emails sent when people sign up for your li…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Update Time! by Artshacker

Regular readers have likely noticed the updates we’ve been rolling out over the last few weeks and now that we have all of them in place, we wanted to take a moment to give everyone a litt…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Don’t Forget To Filter Out Your Remote Work IP Addresses From Google Analytics by Drew McManus

Thanks to fellow ArtsHacker Ceci Dadisman for putting a bug in my ear about reminding everyone who manages a Google Analytics (GA) account to add all of the remote and work from home IP addr…

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