- New changes to SouthernHarmonyClub.com
- Newsletter Clients: Features to grow your mailing list
- Quick Tip: Auto-scheduling
- Upcoming Grant & Opportunity Deadlines
Hey! How’ve you been since we last spoke?
I’m in still in Music City USA for the next 3 weeks. I’ve moved into a 2 bedroom bungalow just off 12th Avenue South, and am working away on some big projects. Last week I got to appear as an extra in a Cale Tyson music video shot at Santa’s Pub with Warner Music’s Jamie Lynn Younger and fab Australian songstress Emma Swift (pictured).
As I mentioned last month Southern Harmony Club is going through a “re-firing”, with lots of updates and new services. I’ve made some updates to my website, with a new How I Can Help You page, featuring some of the services I offer and my list of Creative clients.
Newsletter Clients: Features To Grow Your Mailing List
For those of you who are signed up to my marketing campaign service, I’ve got some new features to share. You now can:
Get Notified When People Subscribe
Want to keep track of how your mailing list is growing? You can receive instant notification emails when someone joins your list (see picture below). You can also sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly summaries.
Add A Subscribe Form to Your Facebook Page
You can now add a subscribe button on Facebook. I’ve added one to my page. Another way to make it easy for fans to follow your updates!
Add A Subscribe/Unsubscribe Landing Page
When someone signs up, they’re automatically directed to a ‘Thank You’ page generated by the campaign system. You can now change the link to direct fans to a custom landing page- maybe a secret link to a song dowload, or a personalized thank you.
Sign Fans Up Using Your iPad
A new free app called Enlist lets you use your iPad to collect addresses at gigs or check out counters, and automatically adds emails to your mailing list. No more manually entering illegible emails!
Not currently sending out newsletters? Let me help you communicate with your fans & customers with effective monthly campaigns, tailored to your budget. See 3 Big Reasons You Need A Mailing List
Quick Tip: Schedule Your Posts
The average lifespan of a Facebook post? 3 hours. Tweets? 18 minutes. Marketing experts recommend posting on Facebook 1-2 times, and tweeting 4 times a day to maintain a strong social media presence. Who has time for that?
There are 2 great free tools you can use to schedule your posts so that they run automatically throughout the week, saving you heaps of time:
Hootsuite: Schedule your tweets with their Publisher feature, including an ‘Autoschedule’ option to send your tweet at a peak time.
Facebook: Where you type in your status, you’ll see a little clock. Click on it to set a date/time for your update to be sent.
More info: Keeping Up With Social Media
Upcoming Grant & Opportunity Deadlines
June 3 – The Seed Fund – Professional Development Grant
Aug 2 – Arts SA – Recording, Marketing & Tour Grants
Sept 17 – Australia Council – Skills & Arts Development
Nov 18 – Australia Council – Writing & Recording Grant
June 1 – Canada Council – Touring Grant
June 15 – Canada Council – Travel Grant
June 17 – Ontario Arts Council – Album grant
Sept 3 – Toronto Arts Council (Music Projects) grant
If you would like my help with writing any of the grants, please contact me ASAP. I can only take on a limited number of grant applications per round.