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August 2011
Were you excited to dive into the social media world, but now you're not seeing the results you expected? Read John R. Math's tips on "netiquette" below to make sure you're doing it right!

Have you listed any items in the FNO Marketplace yet? Now you can sell your artwork online through FNO! It's free to list your items, complete fee information is listed here.

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Happy crafting!
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Social Media "Netiquette" for Successful Artists
by John R. Math

netiquetteAre you marketing and branding your art through social media and getting the results that you desire? Have your efforts in social media so far been worthwhile? Do you feel comfortable in establishing your presence in this new medium? Are you up-to-date on the effectiveness of this media? If you said “no” to any of the above questions then it may be time for you to brush-up on your social media "netiquette" as your effectiveness may be improved by adhering to the unofficial rules social networking.

In social media try to develop connections and relationships with people rather than advertising, promoting, selling something and by spamming people. People want to be educated, engaged and informed by you, rather than being "sold" by you.

When reading an interesting post about your art share it with your followers, friends and in your networks. By doing this, your followers will remember you, follow you more closely because of your attention and begin to connect with you.Read more

Register for the 3rd Annual ZAPP® Conference for Artists & Art Fair Professionals!

The 2011 ZAPP® Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, at the W Hotel, September 19-20, 2011. Join artists, art fair directors and staff, promoters, and the ZAPP® Team at this true professional development event for the art fair field. Explore sessions on visual arts and copyright law, what the jury process means to you as an artist, what the jury process says about your show, online marketing for artists and events using social media and other tools, and much more. Also, participate in a symposium about re-envisioning and strengthening the art fair business, and take advantage of free portfolio review opportunities. Tracks for both artists and art fair administrators; all are welcome, this event is not just for ZAPP® users. Register now at Special day-pass rates are available for Atlanta residents.

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