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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "media"

20 Quick Fixes (training video)

Are you responsible for getting your organisation noticed by the outside world but have a million other things to do? This training video will give you 20 top tips to help you make your life more manageable by focusing on the marketing and communication tools that work.

By Heather MaitlandPublished:2016 Type: guide-toolkit


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Young Critics: reviewers in the regions

Find out how Carl Woodward tackled the lack of national reviews for the regions and equipped young critics with the skills needed to succeed.

By Carl WoodwardPublished:2016 Type: case-study


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A guide to getting free publicity

This toolkit from Arts Tasmania offers advice on how to gain free publicity.  This practical resource gives many useful tips including how to prepare a media release and how to deal with media enquiries (including being interviewed by the media).  Handy examples of media releases are also included.  This easy to follow guide has been adapted for CultureHive with practical advice that is particularly relevant for arts professionals who are new to dealing with the media.

Published:2014 Type: guide-toolkit


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Using innovation to develop library as a ‘concept’ media centre

At DOK, Holland’s 'Library Concept Center' in Delft, exploring new innovation is at the core of what they do. In this article Doklab founder and director Erik Boekesteijn introduces the DOK library and the innovative work at Doklab. DOK can best be described as a media center that combines three unique collections: music and film, literature, and art; and is the most frequently visited public institute in Delft. This is full text about the article

Published:2014 Type: article


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Using video online

In the UK theatre world, the National Theatre has quietly led the way with its online video strategy. In 2007, Neill Torbit wrote this piece for JAM; the arts marketing journal, about his experiences of working with Sarah Hunt, marketing manager at the National Theatre on their promotional online videos.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Media snacking and conversations with young people

Media snacking is a term to explain how we consume the current media menu which is now served and available in totally different ways and on/through a variety of technological platforms/avenues. Sara Marsh caught up with DK of mediasnackers to find out more ...

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Making media connections at the Celtic Connections festival

From humble beginnings the Celtic Connections festival has grown from a single-venue event to a network of performances by an impressive array of international and local artists. The fundamental aim of the festival is to build connections, networks and relationships through traditional music and culture. This ethos of connecting networks is also reflected in the management of the event.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Balancing long and short term marketing planning

This short article from MediaCom Edinburgh reminds us that marketing impact must not be measured on short term evaluation alone. It recommends ‘The Long and the Short of It’ as a good read for anyone interested in better balancing short and long term marketing goals.

By Zoe RichardsPublished:2013 Type: article


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Introducing Facebook hashtags

So, Facebook has launched #facebook.  So what?  This short article from MediaCom Edinburgh considers the difference between the Twitter hashtag and the Facebook hashtag.  How will Facebook’s complex privacy settings affect the success of the Facebook hashtag?  Read what one of the UK’s leading media planning and buying agencies has to say about it.

Published:2013 Type: article


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How ethnography can be used in arts marketing

A demonstration of the value of ethnography – how to interpret outcomes rather than needs in order to understand the drivers for attending the arts. Siamack Salari argues that it can provide new insights into the way that consumers interact or engage with the arts and includes interviews with a couple of arts attenders, finding out what influences them to attend arts events.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Scottish Government's organ donation campaign

This non-arts case study demonstrates how the Scottish Government and its partner agencies used a strategy of ‘positive social norming’ to get over half a million people talking about organ donation. This paper outlines the rationale behind the new strategic approach (to get people talking) and the activity that underpinned the campaign. In particular, this case study is a great example of effective field and digital marketing. People were encouraged to publicly celebrate support for organ donation via a virtual wall of supporter photos and messages. And it worked.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How a ground-breaking campaign changed Scottish women’s behaviour

This non-arts case study demonstrates how an innovative behaviour change campaign from the Scottish Government and The Leith Agency led to a 50% increase in women acting early on the symptoms of breast cancer by going to the doctor.  In an advertising first, the campaign boldly used images of real women’s breasts with visible signs of breast cancer.  This Marketing Society Scotland paper takes you through the stages of the campaign from the initial insight gathering phase (unearthing a complacency among women after breast screening and a lack of awareness of symptoms beyond lumps) through to strategy development and campaign …

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Ambient media campaign: V&A Quilts 1700-2010

Ambient media is the term used to denote out of home advertising utilising non-traditional methods. It is often used in conjunction with more mainstream traditional media to create an event or spectacle in a public place. London Calling, in partnership with Ambient Media, were commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) to develop a creative ambient solution for promoting the 2010 Quilts exhibition. This case study describes the concept behind this campaign when for one day the V&A created a modern living room at Victoria station.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Maintaining successful profiles across multiple social media platforms

London's Horniman Museum and Gardens has a very visible and varied social media presence, posting a wide variety of content to multiple platforms. In this case study, Adrian Murphy, digital media manager at the museum, explains how a digital team of just two people manages this prolific social media activity.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Pitching to the UK national press from the regions

Arts organisations located outside of London struggle to get their fair share of national press even before the news industry entered crisis mode. Now the latest round of belt tightening has seen travel budgets slashed and editorial cuts across the board. Don’t despair, says seasoned arts PR Catharine Braithwaite. With the right approach and some good planning, culture in the regions can still make the national pages.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Media campaign for the re-launch of HMS Belfast, May 2012

Following a six month closure for redevelopment, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) re-opened HMS Belfast in May 2012. The re-launch campaign was a great opportunity for the IWM to build a marketing strategy to meet the ongoing challenge to increase awareness of HMS Belfast as a must-see visitor attraction. This case study describes how this family-focused, promotion-led campaign helped to form an integral part of the overall marketing strategy of HMS Belfast.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Arts Engagement with older people and families

Twelve case studies of arts engagement projects working with older people and families in London. The case studies share the learning from Audiences London's Family Advocates Programme, BAC's work with non-professional older artists, a skills exchange with Building Exploratory, an architecture centre and Cubitt, a gallery and studios regarding work with older audiences, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Tate Britain's project working with children to explore artwork through classical music among others.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Public relations and the media – an introduction for arts and cultural marketers

A general introduction to core press and PR topics for the cultural sector, aimed at supporting marketers and artists working in the arts.

By Audiences WalesPublished:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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How and why businesses in and around Manchester are using Twitter

This guide shows how businesses use Twitter to market themselves and their work in Manchester, one of the most active Twitter communities in the country.  With clear illustrations of what the data on usage actually means, this analysis can help you to make sure you're staying one step ahead of your competitors when using Twitter.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Using new technologies to transform engagement, creativity and programming

This seminar looks at how putting new technology at the heart of redevelopment transformed a traditional arts centre into a media centre. Watershed Arts Centre in Bristol went through a dramatic process of digital innovation, research and workshops over a 2 year period to develop a new way to work more collaboratively with audiences, participants and practitioners. This approach led to new working practices around providing an experience rather than just making a product.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How to write a press release

Writing an effective press release is an important first step in building up your media relations and giving your story the best chance to be heard. The initial role of a press, or news, release is to provide reporters with the basics needed to develop a news story. This snapshot guide explains how to develop good relationships and improve communication with different media. You'll find tips on writing a successful press release, how and when to distribute it, along with advice about tracking any coverage gained.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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How to write a press release

It's often difficult to make your story stand out from the crowd. This useful guide explains what you should include on a press release to ensure it grabs the attention of the recipient. It includes a generic template you can use, along with two annotated examples of a press release and photo opportunity.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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How to develop media relations to increase coverage of your organisation

Build positive press relationships with help from this introductory guide that takes you through the key stages of a media relations campaign. From finding positive stories to researching media contacts and writing press releases, discover top tips for increasing coverage of your organisation.

By The Audience AgencyPublished:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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A detailed study of the impact of the press on Liverpool pre 2008

This report presents a broad and detailed analysis of the impact of the press on the City of Liverpool and analyses developments in the repositioning of Liverpool as a ‘world class’ city in the context of its nomination as European Capital of Culture (ECoC). The report covers UK national press coverage that refers to Liverpool in the years, 1996 (before the bid process), 2003 (the bid and nomination) and 2005 (event preparations).  

Published:2013 Type: research


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Visual persuasion – choosing the best images

Heather Maitland looks into research showing that images are the most powerful tool we have - working in some unexpected ways. Effective images need to trigger pre-programmed, emotion-laden responses to visual cues and here we discover how to choose images that will do that.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How social media is changing behaviour

Looks at how social networks are changing the way audiences engage with arts and culture. What do we have that makes our content more interesting? How can organisations promote the experience of a physical event or performance to online audiences?

Published:2013 Type: article


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How to manage multiple priorities

How can you manage a mix of priorities while still meeting the targets and expectations of artists, funders and line managers? How should you decide on your top priorities? This article describes how to manage your time effectively in order to achieve a balanced working pattern while still meeting all your objectives and deadlines.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Ten top press and PR tips for arts and cultural professionals

At an Arts Marketing Association (AMA) day conference in spring 2011, press and PR professionals from the cultural sector were brought together by for PR and the Changing Media – a summit on the changing role of press and PR in the arts. The day was crammed with ideas and conversation (well, they were PR people after all) and some of the recurring themes. This article aims to summarise a lively day in ten points but the report of the day can be found on the resources pages of the AMA website www.a-m-a.co.uk 

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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