Did you hear the news … They finally caught me! I’m going to jail … but it’s for a great cause — MDA!
Shasta McLaughlin of Extravaganza Crafts has been asked to go to "LockUp" to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on April 11, 2013.
Muscular dystrophy is a disease where the muscles of the body get weaker and weaker. The Muscular Dystrophy Association raises funds for research, medical treatments and therapy, wheelchairs, and for kids with muscular dystrophy to attend MDA Summer Camp.
Facebook is a great place to drive art and craft sales when your posts are providing value to the reader, but will harm your reputation done incorrectly.
Being a professional artist or crafter is having an idea, talent, and skill and developing that into a business. It's learning proper ways of marketing those skills and when done properly any business can succeed to some degree of success.
I have an account on Twitter with 800 followers mostly artists and crafters. Each of them has several to several thousand followers mostly people who buy the arts and crafts they produce.
What does this mean for your Fair, Festival or Craft Show?
If you are not on Twitter you are missing a huge opportunity to build a loyal following of artists and crafters who are potential vendors for your shows as well as missing the potential customers that buy those crafters products.
What is Twitter? It is a place people get together and share bite size bits of information about themselves, their business, and things they find interesting.
Press releases are informational articles sent to the press. They are meant to inform the public of things happening in the area. They are free and will be printed in most publications as space allows (so send them early and often).
Press releases are a great way to advertise your art festival schedule and your craft product. A