What Butter Can Teach Us About Marketing

I’m about to share a link to a video that is about artisanal butter made in France. Hang with me and watch at least the first minute. At the end of that minute is what I want to talk about here. “If I make a product that’s only marketing, I’m not interested.” Butter artisan Jean-Yves Bordier is clearly passionate about his product. He creates something special and unique — something with emotion. Later in the video, he talks about the fact that he could use the large machinery that many others use … Read more

Show Me What You Love About The Arts Without Using Pictures Of The Arts

Advisory Board for the Arts sponsored a webinar discussing how Utah Symphony shifted its marketing focus to emphasize emotional factors and shared values.  Karen Freeman, Executive Director of Research at Advisory Board for the Arts, observed that this approach can be effective because “people make choices based on emotional factors but justify it with rational considerations.”  Essentially, how this might manifest is you may choose what car to purchase based on an emotional association but decide it is a good choice based on things like gas mileage, dealer incentives and utility to … Read more

Work On Those Re-Opening Venue Images

Even pre-Covid the general guidance for promotional images and text was to focus on the audience experience. Regardless of whether the venue you perform/show your work at is allowed to open, that is doubly true now. Except that in the past you would want to depict many people enjoying an experience in close proximity to each other. The focus now is on a safe experience over a raucous, energizing experience. While that description seems pretty demotivating and counter-intuitive to all your instincts, the fact is that a “sold out” socially distanced experience … Read more

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