Resources - Marketing

10 simple social media tips
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10 simple social media tips

Created by house's Marketing and Engagement Coordinator, this one page document explains 10 simple ways for venues and companies to make the most out of social media.

50 free resources for your graphic design projects in 2020
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50 free resources for your graphic design projects in 2020

If you happen to be short on funds right now or have been handed a tight budget by a cash-strapped client, there are many free design resources that can help you out.

We're talking free fonts, templates and mockups or vector illustrations, stock photography, icons and even videos – all the essential assets you might need to complete your projects without costing a penny. And they're all of the highest quality, too – freebies don't mean you have to compromise.

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A guide to copy writing
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A guide to copy writing

A guide on writing marketing copy from Arts at the Old Fire Station Marketing Manager, Alex Coke

A Guide to Print from Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford
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A Guide to Print from Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford

You have a show! It’s in a venue! Congratulations! Now, you need to get people in to see it, and print is a huge part of that. As the Marketing Manager for a receiving house, I’ve seen a lot of good and bad print: so here’s my basic guide. – Alexandra Coke

A guide to writing copy for dance
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A guide to writing copy for dance

A short guide to writing marketing copy and press releases for dance, written by Rosie Neave of The Roost Communications

A practical guide to digital inclusion and accessible information for websites (Texthelp)
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A practical guide to digital inclusion and accessible information for websites (Texthelp)

Digital technologies and online services are revolutionising the way we live, and we’re expected to do more online than ever before.

As more services move online and offer users the essential information they need digitally, there is an enormous risk of leaving some of the population behind - including the older population and those with literacy, language, and cognitive challenges.

Knowing how to present and offer digital information clearly empowers users and customers to navigate the online services that are increasingly becoming the norm.

In this short guide, we offer some easy-to-implement guidance for organisations to streamline their digital content into accessible, inclusive formats to benefit every online visitor.

An Accessible Marketing Guide
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An Accessible Marketing Guide

20 simple ways of making your marketing more accessible.

By Jennifer Tomkins, Head of Marketing and Development, Artsadmin and Jo Verrent, Senior Producer, Unlimited

Building relationships with people new to the arts: Some tips and approaches
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Building relationships with people new to the arts: Some tips and approaches

Creative People and Places (CPP) is at the Arts Marketing Association’s conference in Edinburgh this week, with a panel session exploring how to develop relationships with people who don’t currently engage in the arts.

Eleanor Turney spoke to the three panellists and other members of the CPP network about tips and approaches to engaging new audiences.

COVID-19: How to make videos on your smart phone
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COVID-19: How to make videos on your smart phone

If you're stuck working from home and still need to create videos using only what equipment you have, this video will explain how you can make great looking content using only a mobile phone. They cover the best tips for getting natural lighting, good quality audio using just head phones and editing using apps such as InShot.

What is the Digital Culture Network, and what can it do for me?
The Digital Culture Network provides practical, on the ground help to the arts and culture sector, supporting you to explore and harness the benefits of technology to achieve your goals, find new ways to reach and engage audiences, and develop sustainable business models.

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Creative brief template
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Creative brief template

To be used when working with a designer, this example Creative Brief template is courtesy of Joe Roberts of the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.

Data Sharing policy example
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Data Sharing policy example

We have created this Data Policy example to aid the instigation of discussion between venues and artists about how they collect and share audience data. This policy has been created using best practice recommendations from the Audience Agency and Arts Council England. This resource offers one approach to data sharing and does not constitute as legal advice

Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic audiences
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Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic audiences

Plenty Productions shares its experience of developing new audiences for its show Snakes and Ladders through outreach and targeted marketing activity.

Via Culture Hive.

Engaging young audiences with Zest Theatre
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Engaging young audiences with Zest Theatre

Toby Ealden, Artistic Director of Zest Theatre, recorded a presentation for house's Venue Network Day on 4 October 2019. He explores how Zest makes new work with and for young people, and how venues could better connect with young audiences.

The video is 16 minutes long, and was recorded specifically for house.

Example of a Marketing Pack – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Example of a Marketing Pack – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A shining example of a marketing pack from The Handlebards.

Example of a Marketing Pack – Thrive
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Example of a Marketing Pack – Thrive

A shining example of a marketing pack from Zest Theatre