How Orchestras Can Use Influencer Marketing

I recently had a discussion with a large group of artist managers at a top New York management firm about influencer marketing. I posed the question: Have you seen classical presenters using influencer marketing? Most of these managers were aged between late-millennial to Gen-X. None of them had seen this type of thing being done—not even at top presenters such as the major orchestras and opera houses. The age-range of these managers is important because “outside of classical music”, they are engaged on social media enjoying many beautiful Instagram accounts that track hip events, … Read more

Authenticity FTW

We are bombarded with hundreds, even thousands of marketing messages each day. What cuts through that clutter is engaging, authentic content that your target audience can relate to. A recent article in Forbes asserts that a great way to do this is through user-generated content (UGC) and I don’t disagree. According to a 2014 study conducted by Cohn & Wolfe, 63% of consumers would prefer to do business with a brand they view as more authentic than its competitors. Authentic content can provide customers with an engaging visual experience — what’s more real … Read more

Time To Think About Compensation Resources

Within the parameters of nonprofit performing arts, compensation can be a sticky subject, especially when it comes to those at the top of the pay scale. Fortunately, transparency goes a long way and you have multiple resources for researching current trends. An article I posted here at ArtsHacker in 2016 is every bit as relevant now as it was then: Looking For Some Nonprofit Compensation Resources? If you’re looking for something more readily available and up to date, I recently published a series of articles at Adaptistration.com that examines the compensation trends among … Read more

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