Gathering Data From Virtual Programming

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 organizations have widely shared free and open content online which has turned out to be a good vehicle to reach current and new patrons. In addition to making it easy to experience the art, this type of deployment removed the barrier of geography and many organizations have seen increased and more diverse engagement than ever before. Free digital content will continue … Read more

Virtual Museum Tours Are So March

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 in those initial days but, if you have been looking at your data, you probably have seen a drop-off in virtual visits. First off, let me say that I think virtual tours are great evergreen content to have and you should keep what you have. That said, a recent article by MuseumHack shows how the web searches for virtual museum tours … Read more

Which Is Better: Plain Text Or Designed Emails?

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, nonprofit newsroom produces award-winning stories, podcasts and events. For a time sensitive fundraising campaign, KUOW decided to test their usual email design against a more simple, stripped down, less designed version to see if it would lead to more donations. You’ll want to read the full report, but, in short, the plain text email resulted in a 28.8% increase in response … Read more

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