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    The Best Women-Run Blogs

    The Best Women-Run Blogs
    There are millions of blogs out there — how do you find ones worth your time? Sure, the number of Twitter followers is a good gauge of popularity, but there are plenty of exceptional reads flying under the radar. Whether writing about career advice, female empowerment or daily drama, here’s a list of 10 women-run blogs we love. 1) Penelope Trunk’s ...
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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) [widget:inarticlebulleted_bad_habits] ...
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    What to Do When A New Logo Goes Bad

    What to Do When A New Logo Goes Bad
    I recently came across an online review/rant about a new logo design for the New York City taxi fleet. We all love that sea of yellow that comes rolling downtown in NYC, right? (especially when it's raining). Well, come to find out that what was to be an idea of upgrading the look of the cars and giving a new brand ...
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    The Case Against Design Contests

    The Case Against Design Contests
    Here's a contrarian take on design contests, from Don Norman at Core77: "Why are shows bad? Shouldn't we reward good design? Sure, if that's what the shows accomplish, but they don't. In fact, I believe they do harm to the profession. They reward the visible parts - styling - and ignore the most important, but hardest parts: interaction, experience, truly meeting ...
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    What is Your Work Worth: Everything or Nothing?

    What is Your Work Worth: Everything or Nothing?
    It is a perennial struggle for most artists to price their work in a way that reflects the enormous input of time, energy, materials and life experience without making it so expensive that no one can afford to purchase it. Perhaps next to writing a coherent artist statement, pricing one’s work is the source of the greatest frustration and confusion for ...
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    Should Artists Blog?

    Should Artists Blog?
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com. Professionals artists and novices alike would agree that art lends itself to solitude. From the studio to the gallery — both creating and viewing art tends to be an individualized experience. But is this a necessity of the field, or just a bad habit? Art blogs help artists to reach beyond the canvas or ...
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    Six Tips to Becoming a Craft Show Superstar

    Six Tips to Becoming a Craft Show Superstar
    In an age where consumers have become as comfortable with e-commerce as they have with e-mail, the prospect of maintaining a presence in the physical marketplace can be lost on many a creative entrepreneur. But being physically present at a local craft show, arts and crafts festival, or business forum can be what sets your craft-brand-business apart from the competition. Even ...
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    Why Artists Get Discouraged

    Why Artists Get Discouraged
    Today, I see many artists who want more exposure for their art and in order to achieve more sales of their art. In order to meet this goal, artists will begin to promote their art work with a marketing program. When that marketing does not produce the results that were hoped for, the artist becomes discouraged and gives up their marketing ...
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    How to Get Commercial Gallery Representation

    How to Get Commercial Gallery Representation
    The Big Picture: Like many things in life, reaching an important goal involves a lot of hard work. It also takes time, patience and a little luck. It is impossible to achieve an important goal, such as getting gallery representation alone. It takes a network of people and supporters. Whereas a very few artists seem to land in a gallery with ...
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    Prepare for Art Licensing Trade Shows

    Prepare for Art Licensing Trade Shows
    If you are planning to exhibit at any of the 2011 art licensing shows, there is no time like the present to begin planning your art, your booth, your strategies and more. I just discovered this great video that SURTEX did during the 2010 show last May - it gives a great feel for what the show looks like as well ...
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    Get the Most Bang out of Your Marketing Campaign

    Get the Most Bang out of Your Marketing Campaign
    To maximize your marketing and communications campaigns you need to deliver your messaging in three methods. They are: on-site, in print, and on-line. Repeat messaging in a consistent and distinctive presentation will ensure that your campaign breaks through the clutter. In today’s multimedia-saturated culture we have more tools at our disposal than ever before – and because of this more messages ...
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    Branding is What you Are Really Selling: Hope...in a Jar

    Branding is What you Are Really Selling: Hope...in a Jar
    Forget about Oprah's latest "Eat..Pray...Love," phenomenon book...this week I am personally enjoying "Advanced Brand Management,"by Paul Temporal...and I have to say it is quite wonderful;) Even more wonderful if you're really trying to define your brand. One of the most crucial decisions a company can make. Author Temporal urges companies to analyze what business they are really in....for example a brand ...
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    Getting Prepared for a Trade Show

    Trick of the Trade-Designers Get Ready for Your First Trade Show Let's face it. Trade Shows are expensive. By the time you finished making samples, shipping product and building a booth you could have purchased a Mini Cooper. If it's your first trade show be advised that just because you build it...that doesn't mean they'll come. You have to put a ...
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    Best Practices for Selling Art Online

    Best Practices for Selling Art Online
    More artists are selling their work online. Have you ever thought of just making some art that people might like to buy (the kind you mother wishes you would make) and sell it on Ebay? Who knows it could be a lucrative second career! Or perhaps you just love to photograph or paint anything and everything and you are are talented. ...
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    LinkedIn – 10 Tips for Effectively Using Your “Status Update”

    By CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert, Andy Robinson One of the features of LinkedIn that tends to be underutilized is the “Status Update” (also called your “Network Update”) in your LinkedIn Profile. Your status update “block” is a white box located just below your picture on your “View My Profile” page. If you don’t see such a block, then you’ve not posted a status ...
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    8 Ways to Promote Your Artwork Offline

    8 Ways to Promote Your Artwork Offline
    Everyday artists are being instructed by experts how to promote their art business online, in social media and in all ways digitally. The experts espouse these “must do’s and must have’s” on how an artist should market themselves virally. Yes, digital marketing is extremely important, but artists should not forget to market and promote themselves offline as well. Marketing offline is ...
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    An Artist’s Guide to Social Media Success

    Getting connected online is practically a requirement these days. It's the latest way to make new friends, stay in touch, and — best of all — network. And with HR departments adding social media recruiting to their repertoire, it's also a great way to get a job! But jumping online isn't as easy as you might think. If you're going ...
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    Channel Miss Piggy to Be a More Successful Artist

    Channel Miss Piggy to Be a More Successful Artist
    I remember a few obsessions from my middle school years... Scott Baio (what pre-teen girl wasn't obsessed with Scott Baio!) and Miss Piggy from the Muppets. I had a section of the basement in my house with a big table where I could be a mess and do any art or craft I wanted. I can still picture it - there ...
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    Should You Disguise Your Artistic Identity to Sell Art?

    Should You Disguise Your Artistic Identity to Sell Art?
    Hello, Dr. Maisel, I’ve been wondering about the following question. Is it smarter to “be myself” when I present myself in the art marketplace (and I’m not so sure that “me” is either attractive or wanted) or should I try to adopt some persona and “be somebody” the marketplace wants (if I could figure out who that might be)? I’m guessing ...
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    Creating Commissioned Work as an Artist

    Creating Commissioned Work as an Artist
    Commissioned Work Clients commission an artist for one main reason: They want a work that is in someway personalized. Whether it is a portrait of a family member or a rendition of a landscape — the work holds personal significance. The best way to acquire a commission? Find interested clients already familiar with your work. This way you’ll have a better ...
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