ArtWorld is Ours!

The Artworld Facebook page is now owned by Artist Marketing Resources!

As of November 2018 Artist Marketing Resources has taken-over the ArtWorld Facebook page in order to revive it into an active arts community where artists can share images of their work, exhibition news and articles.

CALL TO ARTISTS

Artist Marketing Resources is seeking visual artists/ sound artists/ photographic artists/ handmade makers or all kinds to contribute news about their work to the ArtWorld.

If you are an artist and would like to contribute your own art, articles, or artworks of your friends and connections, then send ArtWorld a message on Facebook to receive an automated response containing the email address for Artist Marketing Resources owner, Marie Kazalia. Send Marie an email and be sure to include a link to your online portfolio, blog or website where she can view your work. Tell her what you would like to contribute to ArtWorld and how often you can contribute. She will reply to your direct email and give you access to post to the ArtWorld page.

The ArtWorld currently has over 8,400 followers. The main goal of ArtWorld, now under ownership management of Artist Marketing Resources, is to help bring visibility to artists! 

Visit the ArtWorld Facebook page here.

Pop: People of Pax portrait of Marie Kazalia by artist Metrov

If you have any questions feel free to contact Marie Kazalia via email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

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FACEBOOK COVER PHOTOS: NEW RULES, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

by Barbra Drizin, Start From Scratch Social Media

www.facebook.com/startfromscratchsocialmedia

The  FACEBOOK  COVER  PHOTO  for  your  business  page  is  the  viewer’s  first impression of who you are, what you do, and how to contact you.

Previously, there were many limitations on what could be included in cover photos. However, now this huge piece of “real estate” is THE place to introduce, market, and brand.

And, ever since Facebook removed the ability to set a custom landing tab, your cover photo is the most important place to drive traffic and awareness.

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NEW RULES:

The new cover photo rule is that 20% of your cover photo may be TEXT. This gives permission for highlighting:

Your Website

Your contact information Your tag line Promotions

Purchase information or special offers Calls to Action

I also suggest rotating your cover photo each month, since an “updated” cover photo appears in the newsfeed of the people who have “liked” your page, and you have another excellent opportunity to stay in front of your audience.

FACEBOOK ADS:

Do you know how to use Facebook Ads?

This benefit is magnified as Facebook has released a new “Page LIKE” ad that includes the brand’s cover photo. Facebook Ads present a huge opportunity to carry a brand message from the Facebook page to the newsfeed with optimal impact.

Facebook Ads also allows you to target the exact demographics of your audience!

For example, client – artist www.facebook.com/barbararachko went from 600 likes to over 2000 likes using targeted ads…all in a matter of weeks!

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CONTENT STRATEGY:

Photos are now the #1 content strategy. Facebook continues its evolution to become a more visual platform. Therefore, brands must craft posts to ensure they are visually powerful.  Your cover photo is the “main event” of this strategy.

FACEBOOK VOCABULARY:

NEWSFEED: the posts of the PEOPLE who are you friends AND the posts of the PAGES you have liked. When you post on your Facebook Business Page, the post appears on the newsfeed of those who have “LIKED” your page.

COVER PHOTO SIZE

Your cover photo is 851 x 315 pixels. With photoshop or other photo editors, you can add text. Remember not to put text where your profile picture will obscure it.

Want to optimize your Facebook Business page? Learn how to use Facebook Ads? Barbra Drizin is a social media educator, trainer and manager. Her business is

“Start from Scratch Social Media” www.facebook.com/startfromscratchsocialmedia.

Barbra especially assists those who may be ‘resistant, reluctant, or intimidated’ with the world of social media by starting with the basics and going beyond. Her goal is for you to be confident and comfortable with the rewards and benefits of the virtual world! Barbara targets solopreneurs, artists, and alternative health practitioners. Contact Barbra at  barbra@socialmediaeducators.com.

Barbra meets with you personally and by Skype

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Artists Enter to Win 1 International Exhibition

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SHARE YOUR TALENT! Second edition – WIN 1 International Exhibition – FREE ENTRY!
Submission deadline: April 3, 2013
Public Vote deadline: April 22, 2013
Categories
Photography | Video Art | Computer Graphics | Architecture | Performing Art
All artistsarchitects and designers are invited to participate for free!
To take part in the Contest send 1 hd image (2048x1536px or 1024x768px of 300dpi) of your artwork, or 1 video (with one still image; for video artists and performers), or 1 A3 panel (for architecture projects); along with your name/surname, email address and website to artexpogroup@gmail.comOn April 8, 2013 all artworks will be online on International ArtExpo Facebook page for the public vote! Public vote will close on April 22, 2013!

Submission deadline: April 3, 2013
Follow these steps to win:
1. click like on our Facebook page
2. share your photo on your  profile
3. invite all your friends to click like on our Facebook page, to click like on your image and to share your image on their profiles
The Contest will start only if it reaches a minimum of 30 submissions.Participant with the highest number of likes on his/her image will be the winner of 1 International exhibitionorganized by International ArtExpo. The winner has to reach a minimum of 500 likes on his/her image.
Good luck and make sure you and your fans complete all the steps. We will check if the winner and his/her fans followed all the steps (liking the page, liking the image and sharing the image). The organization has the right to moderate and confirm the final public vote score.More details about International ArtExpo at www.lucacurci.com/artexpo

Better Facebook Free Add-On Expansion


Last week I created a new Facebook fan page for my e-commerce store, and wanted to invite all of my 2500+ Facebook friends to *like* my new fan page. With the current Facebook set-up, that would take about one full hour of check-boxing to get that accomplished. When I mentioned to a friend the amount of time it would take, he said Better Facebook would allow me to send the invitations with one click.

I did not want to mess around with something complicated, so when I installed the Better Facebook add-on app, and it was oh so easy, it seemed almost too good to be true. The App did everything for me. When one of my Facebook friends added a new post to their Tumblr blog, a new *Tumblr* tab automatically appeared on my Facebook page alerting me to the new post. With one click I viewed the post in Tumblr and with one-click returned to my Facebook page.

Right now, on my Facebook page, in addition to the Tumblr tab I have a Twitter tab where I can view a list of the 25 recent tweets from Facebook friends. Each tweet in the list has a one-click button to *Like* *Comment* or *reply.* When I click on *reply* it took me directly to my Twitter home page where I wrote a Twitter update, tweeted it, then return to my Facebook page with one click.

There are so many great features to Better Facebook that I began to wonder how the developer could have come up with so many ideas for one app. When I contacted Better Facebook author Matt Kruse, he told me that he listens to what users want. “I have received a ton of suggestions from users at Better Facebook Users Voice and I will go through that when working on the next version, so I can incorporate some of the requests that users voted up the most,” he said.

Better Facebook author, Matt Kruse

Matt Kruse is at work on the next major release of Better Facebook (version 6), that “will be an improved filters interface that is much easier to understand and use, and easier to use Options interface, and User Interface touch-ups so Better Facebook blends more seemlessly into the Facebook interface,” he described.

Creator Matt Kruse started working on this app in 2009, and continues to offer it as a free download. He is also at work on a redesign for his Better Facebook download site, with a new color scheme, and a new look.  Matt has also written a number of iGoogle Gadgets and a free script called Better iGoogle



Article first published as The Better Facebook App on Technorati.

New Facebook Group: Ebay, stop sellers who blatantly rip off artists!

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Ebay, stop sellers who blatantly rip off artists!, an open Facebook group started by artist Paul Richmond after he discovered copies of his paintings selling on Ebay. You can read about Paul’s discovery and how he fought back, in the article, Ebay Rip-Off Artist Caught With His Pants Down, first published on Technorati: http://technorati.com/lifestyle/article/ebay-rip-off-artist-caught-with/

650 artists members of this Facebook group have instructive stories to tell.

Join the group, via this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142666389104260/