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The Arts & The Web: A NAMP 2.0 Discussion

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This is a purposefully backdated post for a National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) workshop called "The New Frontier Part Two: Blogging, Social Networking and YouTube!" organized by the LA Stage Alliance with guest speakers D. Jean Hester and LAist Editor, Zach Behrens. The following are notes and reference links for workshop participants.

BLOGS
- Video: Blogs in Plain English
- General Blogs: boingboing, Huffington Post
- City & Neighborhood Blogs: LAist, Atwater Village Newbie
- Local Specific Blogs: LAObserved, LAPD, Bottleneck Blog, Homicide Report
- Activism: Save Our Taco Trucks
- A blog for a specific incident: Griffith Park Recovery
- Bert Green Fine Art Gallery, Downtown LA
- The Roosevelt Lofts, Downtown LA

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RSS
- Video: RSS in Plain English
- I use Google Reader

Culture Shock Marketing for Subliminal Gallery
- Sent E-Mail Promoting Event
- Linked to Gallery of Photos with permission to use
- Large Post within hours of initial e-mail on LAist

TWITTER
-Video: Twitter in Plain English
-Usage/Stats in Los Angeles
-5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence
Programming: FuelFrog for tracking Gas Mileage
- The Roxy in West Hollywood could announce ticket sales/new music bookings
- Barack Obama is the most popular person on Twitter, uses for campaign announcements
- LAist auto-tweets its headlines and does some interactivity with readers

YOUTUBE
- Example: Tribe Theatre uses Online Video to Promote Play
- This Video got 250,000 views in 24 hours

Los Angeles Fire Department
- Uses Twitter to alert the public
- Google Groups to alert public via e-mail/text
- Uses Blog to describe major incidents
- Uses Flickr to share photos, demonstrate to public what they do
- Read interview with LAFD's Public Info Officer: ""We can no longer afford to work at the speed of government."

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SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING (SEM)
- Google AdWords
- Search "vegetarian restaurant los angeles"

BASICS
Promote on these free websites, you never know who will see it

- Upcoming.org
- ExperienceLA.com