Let’s Talk About TikTok

Ok folks, let’s talk about arts organizations on TikTok. In the past few months, I’ve noticed more and more establishing a presence and totally rocking it! I’ve been in the industry for the advent of nearly all the major social media platforms (and some not so major, and even more now-defunct) and I think that TikTok has the most distinctive style and voice right from the very start. There is no potential to simply repeat content from other channels here — TikTok content must be created specifically for use on the platform. … Read more

A.D.E.I has to be more than checking a box

My colleague and frequent collaborator Ann Marie Sorrell is fond of saying that engagement with diverse communities must be more than “checking a box” and she’s absolutely correct.  Ann Marie and I are long-time collaborators in this work, starting with a multi-year initiative many years ago at Palm Beach Opera. As National Black Business Month has just concluded, I’m reminded of an article in The New York Times which brought this concept to the front of my mind once again. It shines a light on the sometimes performative nature of A.D.E.I work, … Read more

Email Inspiration

I nerd out a lot about email marketing. Why? It is the most versatile and personal digital communications channel we have. We can segment our list to send highly relevant messages and see data on who opens them, which links get the most clicks, and more. Because we’ve had access to email technology for the longest, we tend to maintain the status quo in favor of newer channels like social media. I’ve written a number of posts on email here at Arts Hacker — designed vs. plain text, what to do with … Read more