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Mike Jory

2 Months Ago

Using Linkedin To Promote Art

Does anyone have any experience promoting art via LinkedIn please? If so, what works best for you, do you just post images and descriptions like you would on Instagram or Facebook etc? Or do other techniques work better?

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Chuck De La Rosa

2 Months Ago

There are quite a few that use it. Hopefully Frank Casella will chime in, here's a thread he started: https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=3986747

He might have another one. Try the forum search for "linkedin" I think you'll find a lot of info.

 

I haven't been to my LinkedIn account in years. It's the new MySpace IMO

 

Floyd Snyder

2 Months Ago

I thought someone posted here the other day that they were closing down? Or was that someone else? G+ maybe?

 

Mike Jory

2 Months Ago

Chuck, thanks very much for the link to that thread, about to check out the videos etc, much appreciated!
Cheers
Mike

 

David Bridburg

2 Months Ago

I have something like 900 or more interior designers that connect with me on Linkedin.

But my art is not truly in the designer market. So in my case it does not help. I think I am merely some entertainment to those designers. I know from my grandfather, he would look at cutting edge ideas of all sorts and then design clothing, separate product, to be 5 years behind the latest on the runway.

It works well for several people here.

Dave

 

David King

2 Months Ago

I know of artists that use LinkedIn to get commission work, other than that I'm not sure it's very useful.

 

Mike Jory

2 Months Ago

Thanks David,
My original question was, should I just post my art images and description like I would on facebook / Instagram etc? Is this acceptable on LinkedIn?

 

Marlene Burns

2 Months Ago

I use it quite successfully, about 90% of this year's sales.
I cannot compare anything to FB or Instagram since I do not post there.
I have over 4100 connections and post regularly, not always images for sales, but posts of interest.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marlene-burns-44856414/

 

Mike Jory

2 Months Ago

Oh thanks Marlene, your profile looks great. Do you post "posts" or "articles" mainly? How do you go about gaining connections, is it ok to just ask to connect with others even if you don't know them?

 

Marlene Burns

2 Months Ago

I started with articles but they don't get much traffic, so I switched to posts and do 3-4 weekly. It is important to not only like but COMMENT on others but always keep one of your own in the most recent 3 because those show when others check you out. I have a niche and I do a search for people who fit into that niche and would be interested. I do send out lots of requests and when someone accepts, I then do a small pitch...always ask a question...it ups your chances of engagement. there are people who run seminars online to help you traverse LinkedIn...I always take their advice.

 

Mike Jory

2 Months Ago

Thanks very much again Marlene , really useful info! :-)

 

Frank J Casella

2 Months Ago

Thanks, Chuck, for posting the link to my thread. ... this is one of the wonderful things about the 'forum family'.

Mike I'm only on LinkedIn for my marketing with Social Media ( and I see Marlene and others there all the time as well). Otherwise I use a mailing list.

You are right that LinkedIn is NOT Facebook and not even close to Twitter. So you need to use different thinking: It's not who you know (followers), its about who THEY know.

Here is a good place to start, short of me explaining it in this thread: https://www.powerformula.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Game-Plan-for-Success-2018.pdf

To follow me: my custom domain -- www.linkedin.frankjcasella.com -- or my LINKED URL at -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankjcasella/

You also may benefit (learn a few things about using LInkedIn) by following my LinkedIn Company Page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/frankjcasellaphoto/

I don't always follow these threads, so if you have a question feel free to send me a DM, but I'll try to stop back here soon.

Enjoy your day everyone! Greetings from Chicagoland!

 

Mike Jory

2 Months Ago

Thanks very much for the info and links Frank, will definitely check those out

 

Marlene Burns

11 Days Ago

I posted a painting 9 days ago....it has gotten almost 5,000 views in that short time! An over the top tremendous response!

 

Frank J Casella

10 Days Ago

That's because LinkedIn has a deeper reach than twitter. Not surprised Marlene. Go back and look at the stats on your posts a month or two ago, and compare same with Twitter.

The next question is how many inquiries do 'you' get per 1000 or even 500 views …. I average 1 per every 100 views.

 

David Bridburg

10 Days Ago

Frank,

What do you mean by inquiries?

Dave

 

Frank J Casella

10 Days Ago

Dave - DM's asking questions, or comments about the posts (not to participate in discussion), or new followers (I don't accept connection requests, rather suggest on my summary to follow me instead).

 

Marlene Burns

10 Days Ago

I don't do the math, Frank. I have regular inquiries and sales of original and/or commissioned art.
I just like to stay in the game and LinkedIn does it for me.
I don't use any other media.
What I have noticed is a big change in the amount of views of my daily posts....and most of my connections are not artists ;)
I have my niche, as you know, and it keeps me busy enough in the winter of my career.

 

David Bridburg

10 Days Ago

'When you post content as a Status Update the Like, Comment and Share metrics are more useful to indicate that people are paying attention to your content. A 'View' for content you post on LinkedIn Pulse means someone decided to click on that post. This shows engagement even if they didn't Like, Comment or Share.Feb 24, 2017'

- quote off of Google Search

That definition of 'view' goes beyond the 2016 industry definition of a person spending at least one second looking.

Dave

 

Marlene Burns

10 Days Ago

LinkedIn pulse was deprecated in 2015.

 

Susan Maxwell Schmidt

10 Days Ago

I told myself I was going to start using LinkedIn again this year. So far I have failed miserably. I am a masochist when it comes to marketing, lemme tell ya.



___________
Susan Maxwell Schmidt
So-so Group Moderator,
Sometimes Board Moderator and
Artist Extraordinaire

 

David Bridburg

10 Days Ago

Deprecated is a very good word for it. It is not what it was, but simply integrated into your feed.

I had to look it up for clarifications.

Dave

 

Marlene Burns

10 Days Ago

Haha. According to Wikipedia, it is exactly what it was.

 

David Bridburg

9 Days Ago

'Not what it was' as an idiom for what it was once is no longer, but still exists as something else or a shadow of its past.

Where the ".....it. It...." meet there are two different things the it refers to. My bad.

Dave

 

Darrel Giesbrecht

9 Days Ago

ha!.........I'm with you Susan

 

Marlene Burns

9 Days Ago

It is always good form when you edit a comment that someone has responded to, to so state ;)

 

David Bridburg

9 Days Ago

No dice, you can edit your posts as you like. I do with my posts as I like.

By saying My bad, I have apologized as I feel I should. It is bad form to tell others to edit their posts.

Dave

 

Marlene Burns

9 Days Ago

whatever....

and I'm very sure you know what that really means ;)

 

David Bridburg

9 Days Ago

LOL

.....at the third rock turn right.....

Dave

 

Edward Fielding

9 Days Ago

What works best on Linkedin.

1. Making connections
2. Sharing press releases
3. Writing articles
4. Describing your process

Go above and beyond the "lookee at my new upload" spam-ish stuff.

 

Lisa Kaiser

9 Days Ago

Everything Edward said. Focus on the words and creating a "second to none" ideal self.

All my peeps laugh at my profile on ".in" page because it's one place you definitely want to use word magic to get noticed. You will get lots of job offers if you've used this social media tool correctly.

 

Frank J Casella

9 Days Ago

Here's the latest LinkedIn guru I'm following, and find their advise to create immediate impact and response. Make a pot of coffee and spend some time with this.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/waynebreitbarth/detail/recent-activity/posts/

 

Frank J Casella

9 Days Ago

For those of you who may be reading this, today or in the future, here is a great article by my domain provider on the basics of getting started on LinkedIn.

https://www.ionos.com/startupguide/productivity/tips-for-your-linkedin-profile/


Here is a tip, by the way, my domain provider has an option to create a sub-domain for your social media page. I find this interesting in that more people visit my profile just to see where the address goes to. In fact, I know some freelancers who use their LN profile like a website.

Mine is -- linkedin.frankcasella.com

 

David Bridburg

8 Days Ago

Talking to an Irish cousin this evening, Linked In is known by the slang "kinked in".

She had no clue what "In' was.

Dave

 

Marlene Burns

8 Days Ago

Very good article, Frank!
I spent a few hours today on LinkedIn, texting with 4 new connections. My profile reads are up 93% this week. I seem to have broken through some kind of visibility plateau. I have 2 more images that have gone wild in views, as they did last week.

 

Mike Jory

7 Days Ago

Thanks very much everyone for all the info and links to articles (Frank). Pretty amazing view counts Marlene! Congratulations, very cool. I haven't got round to expanding my LinkedIn presence yet as I've been focussing on getting my youtube channel established and publishing a new video every sunday. I need to think of an appropriate way to include the developments of my youtube stuff on LinkedIn so I can do the two in parallel :-)

 

Marlene Burns

7 Days Ago

There is a webinar next Tuesday (LinkedIn Influencer Summit 2019) on behind the scene boosts for traffic and business. I got an invite. I will keep you posted!

 

Mike Jory

6 Days Ago

That's great Marlene, thanks very much, look forward to hearing the info in due course

 

Marlene Burns

2 Days Ago

Ok, I've got 4 legal pad pages of notes.
Start here: https://business.linkedin.com/sales-solutions/social-selling/the-social-selling-index-ssi?src=li-prod&veh=ssi_dashboard&utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=ssi_dashboard&utm_campaign=ssi

You need to know your score.

Tomorrow, I've been promised more links to help all who are interested.

LinkedIn is VERY different than FB.

 

David Bridburg

2 Days Ago

Marlene,

That was interesting.

I am at SB this evening. I will take in the videos on your link tomorrow morning.

Cheers,

Dave

 
 
 

James McCormack

1 Day Ago

Marlene, this is fascinating. I'm reading and taking notes.

 

Marlene Burns

1 Day Ago

Today's Tidbit: Post DAILY. Comment Daily. Like daily.

 

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