The last two weeks I've been setting up and tending to new social media accounts. It's not my favorite part of the job, but hopefully my efforts will bring in new clients and professional contacts. Cat and Milk Studio now enjoys a presence on facebook, twitter, tumblr, pinterest and instagram. Phew!
I've also signed up for Thumbtack , and I'm in the process of establishing an Etsy shop. The more the merrier.
Peppering the internet's communication platforms is one half of a two-pronged marketing strategy. Attracting clients through in-person networking, local art shows, and creating more word-of-mouth buzz is next on the agenda, but in reality, warmer weather and longer daylight hours will facilitate all the fun face-to-face stuff! For now, I've invested in a FitDesk (thanks, craigslist Eric!) and leave virtual business cards.
While social media notifications are buzzing away every 3 minutes, I've also been finishing walls the living room in time for a bookshelf-building "party" on January 30. Wedding plans are becoming more animated: the quest for a pizza-caterer for 120 people is a momentary diversion from the paper-flower construction. To facilitate a friend's music project, I am also is search of a drummer -- a rarity in Baltimore. The neighborhood rats and I are battling for possession of the chicken coop, it is still anyone's guess as to who will win the war!