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Social Media & Analytics For Artists

Workshop #2

Social Media & Analytics for Artists

Presented by Marianne Lepa and George Gill

Friday, March 10th, 2017


25 Lesmill Rd, Toronto (right by the 401)

Breakfast, coffee and tea provided

Free parking, WiFi

Cost $199


This workshop is divided into two parts:

Social Media Content Strategy- 9am-12:00pm

The morning session, led by Marianne Lepa, is devoted to defining and composing your narrative story for a consistent message across your social media platforms. 

Social media is a unique opportunity to build a personal connection with your audience. In this workshop you will focus on creating a fascinating narrative that your followers will find interesting and want to share with their friends. Narrative is the story of you and your work; it allows you to create a more personal experience with your followers and gives your followers a deeper understanding of your creations. This three hour workshop will step though the process of understanding your unique story and how to present it to your social media audience. At the end of the session you will have a developed a narrative story for yourself and your work and know how to push it through all of your channels.

You will Learn:

·      Develop your own unique narrative style

·      Best practices for a variety of social media platforms

·      Scheduling tools and time saving tips

Marianne Lepa has more than 25 years experience in marketing communications and publishing. Specializing in the arts, Marianne is currently the social media specialist for Artfest Ontario and for Shoebox PR, an artist marketing agency in Los Angeles, along with other private clients. She holds a B.A. in Humanities from McMaster University and an Arts Management diploma from Humber College.

Social Media Analytics for Artists- 1pm-5pm

In this workshop founder and senior partner of GILL Solutions Management, George Gill, will be diving into social media analytics as it applies to your marketing efforts. Social media can be an expensive strategy both financially and via sweat equity so understanding the direct effects as a marketing strategy is crucial. Furthermore, the ability to clearly identify what messaging is resonating with your audience the most is a direct path to greater results with less effort.

Social media analytics reveals what’s working, what needs work, and what’s a complete waste of time. Knowing this allows you to focus your efforts to maximize results and use your time wisely.

  • Analytics can tell you what messaging is resonating, but furthermore what messaging is supporting sales!

  • Analytics can inform you of critical metrics - like how many visits it takes for a browser to become a buyer


  • Myth: Facebook doesn't work for my business

  • Myth: Social media doesn't sell art

  • Myth: You have to be on social media...and the list goes on.

Fact: Traditional Marketing, Networking, Online marketing, Social media are ALL methods of reaching your potential audience. The difference of online and social media marketing is the ability to evaluate performance at a micro level to improve results. No other medium has this level of capabilities to analyze through analytics. Are you tapping into this power?
Join us for a packed day focused on getting concrete results from your social media efforts.

You will achieve an understanding that will guide you to better results in less time. George will teach the following components:

Part 1: Social tools such as Facebook, Insights and Hootsuite Analytics to analyze past performance while making better content decisions going forward.

Part 2: Google Analytics analyzing driving traffic directly to your website from social media channels and the direct effect on investment.

Attendee Takeaways:

You will leave the workshop with definite steps for analysis that you can apply to your business immediately. You will be able to identify next action steps to take, and how to evaluate the impact of these steps.

Note* Artists Advantage Gold members receive an additional 10% discount on EACH of the workshops. Join today and save on everything you need for your art business.

Earlier Event: February 24
Product Photography
Later Event: April 28
Defining Your Art Business Brand