Web Technology and Marketing Workshop for Artists & Arts Organizations

Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 1-5pm.
Fort Worden Commons, Room A

Artists and arts organizations are invited to join The Port Townsend Arts Commission and Centrum for this workshop and discussion featuring Mark Gerth, Communications Manager of the Washington State Arts Commission and Keven Elliff, Business development and marketing consultant.

Increasingly, arts organizations and artists are relying on web traffic to drive sales, increase audience participation, and provide vital information to their constituents. Designing your site to be found and rank high within the search engine results is a task that requires knowledge, skill, persistence, a little luck, and the ability to follow the rules. This workshop for artists and arts organizations will provide the basic information you need to compete, avoid pitfalls, and improve your web presence and provide information on how artists and arts organizations can leverage these online resources as part of an integrated marketing and business plan.

Mark Gerth is the communications and technology manager for the Washington State Arts commission. He oversaw the redesign and launch of a new agency website in 2007, and publishes a monthly eNews letter that is received by over 3,000 subscribers throughout the state. Keven Elliff is a marketing and social media consultant who helps businesses, organizations, and individuals connect with customers to grow business and add value.

Attendance is FREE and open to the public; registration is appreciated.Contact: Sherry Kack at ask-sherry@msn.com   360 385 0386.