Friday, October 22, 2010

Promote! Promote! Promote!

It's that time people!  With about three weeks until the show, we've got plenty to do to spread the word about Craftstravaganzaa!

We've found that each artist promoting his/her own appearance at the show works fantastically to reach the widest audience.  Let your family, friends and fans know that you will be at Craftstravaganzaa and invite them to visit for their holiday shopping. Ask them to invite their friends and family.

We will make available banners and graphics for you to post on your marketing media (mailing lists, website, blogs, etsy, facebook, myspace, twitter etc) to let your fans and customers know you will be participating in Craftstravaganzaa. The banners will be available on the AIC website by the weekend, check the FORMS page.

We also have fliers that can be downloaded from our website (FORMS page), please print and paste a few around your work/gym/store etc.  (these too will be available by the end of this weekend)

Our Twitter hashtag is #Craftstravaganzaa

Visit  our Facebook Event page  and click the SELECT GUESTS TO INVITE link upper left and invite all your friends.   Ask them to do  the same. 

If you have any more ideas how we can share our event with as  many guests as possible,  please leave your ideas in a comment. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Applications are Closed for the Holiday Market

Just as the cutoff time drew near, there was a flurry of last minute applications submitted for the Holiday Craftstravaganzaa. We ended up with well over 100 applications for just 50-something spaces. We are very excited about the diverse group of artists  applying to the show this season. 

So many wonderful artists applying for Craftstravaganzaa makes it a very difficult task to choose. We have applications from as far away as SC, TN, IL and MO.

So far we have pre-chosen a good mix of Craftstravaganzaa veterans and artists new to our show.  Unfortunately, it looks like many of our past vendors will not be joining us this time in order to make way for new talent and to keep our show fresh and diverse. 

This is the broadest range of talent and techniques we have ever had, and we are exceptionally proud to bring these artists to Athens.  This is going to be the best Craftstravaganzaa yet. 

Final choices will be made and notifications will be out by this Wednesday. Be sure to check your email!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Craftstravaganzaa Application Deadline

Hello,  just wanted to drop a quick note to remind everyone that the deadline to apply for this seasons Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa Holiday Market is Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.  Notifications to go out Oct. 16, 2010.

The Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa Holiday Market, will be held Saturday,  November 13th, 2010 in downtown Athens GA.  The application is online now, please click on the FORMS link to apply and for more information. 

Sharing a booth is acceptable as long as we receive all the info on the application (including pictures) for each person sharing the booth. Be sure and note on your registration form that you intend to share a booth. Please no more than three persons per booth. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Craftstravaganzaa Map - Athens, GA

I've created an interactive map of all the food, coffee, restrooms, ATMs and points of interest near Craftstravaganzaa.    i hope our guests  traveling from out of town will find it  helpful.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Who is talking about you?

I read about a pretty interesting site today.  Free and easy as pie, just enter your name into the search box and click SEARCH.   You can narrow your search to just blogs, or just images or grab everything.

Mere seconds later you got it, a list of all the blogs, forums, microblogs, events, bookmarks, videos, comments, images, etc where your  name or brand can be found.   Along with posts and images mentioning you, they also provide different kinds of stats, hashtags, sources, keywords, sentiment (not real sure what exactly that is) as well as a list of the top users to mention you.

Try searching different ways - with spaces or no spaces between words.  You will probably find results for both ways.