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Old 04-24-2012, 12:43 PM
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Social Media advertising?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has experience in marketing/promoting art pages/profiles through Facebook or any other social media sites? I have been encouraged by a friend to create a facebook page for my art but I am unsure if this looks incredibly amateur, and have no idea how to market it. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:52 PM
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Re: Social Media advertising?

I have a Facebook page for my business and am on the Facebook pages of a lot of other local businesses and artists.

It does help me to know what they are currently working on, and has tipped me off to a few opportunities I would otherwise have missed. But overall I am not sure if it has brought any increased sales.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:54 PM
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Re: Social Media advertising?

I am a member of Facebook and I do have some paintings on there, but I rarely go on it. I'm afraid I just don't take it seriously enough...I can't get away from the thought that its mainly just for fun and for kids, but I know many people do use it to promote their work.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:35 PM
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Re: Social Media advertising?

Most businesses have Facebook pages. I don't like Facebook but I have a page and make sure to post all my business news and blog post links there.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:53 PM
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Re: Social Media advertising?

I would think the best thing would be to be diverse. Try marketing through a variety of outlets including Facebook and Twitter. After a while see which method is the best and spend more time on that one.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:28 PM
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Re: Social Media advertising?

I'm in the "I hate FB" camp, but use it once a week because it is necessary. I do find out what is happening, although the amount of total BS fluff I have to weed through in the process brings me back to my motto "I hate FB." Get a website. And use FB, when you have to.

I think most people post a bunch of junk on FB. Pics of the kids, funny cartoons, comments on life... it's a time waster, like t.v. Most people are posting about themselves, sometimes a lot, and rarely replying to what others post. It seems to be very one way - in the direction of me, me and me. Yuck. Just yuck.
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