Wednesday, March 05, 2008

DCAC workshop on internet marketing for artists and small organizations, March 15

The Dutchess County Arts Council will be holding a seminar on Arts Marketing and internet social networks on March 15 at Suny New Paltz, in Lecture Center 110, SUNY New Paltz, 75 S. Manheim Boulevard, New Paltz, NY. Driving directions are available online at
The program will be an all day affair lasting from 9:00 to 5:00 with a panel discussion in the morning and in the afternoon, an opportunity for hands on computer time, to create profile pages in a number of the social network sites. Attendees are encouraged to bring a disc with images of artwork to upload during the hands on session.
The fee for the program is $30 for DCAC members and $40 for non members. The fee includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Registration deadline is March 7. A registration form is available at or by calling the Dutchess County Arts Council at 845-454-3222.
The workshop will provide an overview about these popular sites, what their strengths are, how to include them in marketing strategies, and other practical
issues involved with file sharing, messaging, viral marketing, e-chatting, blogging, and more. This full-day program will feature a panel discussion in the morning and an afternoon hands-on session where participants will have an opportunity to develop a page of their own. Represented on the panel will be the Children's Media Project, individual artists Matthew Slaats and Christopher Albert, as well as marketing specialist Dean Temple of Drake Creative, and attorney, Gary Schuster, Esq. of Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP.

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