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While it might seem impossible, given the strong focus put on social media in the current marketing and communications climate, you can sell art without social media. In fact, you should actively engage in the practice. Building a proactive strategy for marketing your art outside of the realms of social media is not just smart, […]

art business, career advice, creative careers, digital marketing, marketing, selling art, small business

Sheelah Moloney

How to Sell Art Without Social Media

It’s the question that comes up the most often in conversation about art sales, ‘why do galleries take so much commission?’ It is a bone of contention that can stifle a fruitful relationship between artist and gallery before it’s even explored, let alone begun. So, let’s talk about commission and get the matter straight, once […]

art business, art world demystified, creative careers, selling art, Uncategorized

Sheelah Moloney

Why do galleries take so much commission?

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Having a successful art business is the aim of all artists selling their work. Success is a subjective word though. It’s definition is determined by the goals you’ve set and your overall objectives. That’s why taking a measurement is an important part of running your art business. Here’s why… Benefit of Hindsight Only by taking […]

art business, art world demystified, career advice, professional development, selling art

Sheelah Moloney

Measuring Success

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Art sales are hard. If sales aren’t rolling in and you’re doing all you can to generate them, don’t be too hard on yourself. There are a lot of factors involved in closing an art sale. It’s possible that you could make some changes to your approach though. Here are three things that may be […]

art business, art world demystified, career advice, creative careers, professional development, selling art

Sheelah Moloney

Why Your Art Isn’t Selling

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Beating the cringe factor of social media content when you talk on social media. How many times have you heard, the key to social media is to show your face and talk to the camera? And how many times has the idea of that made you want to run screaming from the idea? Every time? […]

art world demystified, creative careers, digital marketing, marketing, selling art, small business, Uncategorized

Sheelah Moloney

How to talk to your social media audience

Your brand colours are a very important part of your business’ visual identity. Selecting them is a pivotal decision but using them correctly is just as crucial. Here’s how to make sure you are making the most of your brand palette. Let’s play a game, look at the list of colour pairings below and think […]

brand design, digital marketing, marketing, small business

Sheelah Moloney

Colour Correction

The best foundation for building a business are good habits. Having these in place make the day to day running of the business easy and trouble free. Your art business is no exception and there are three very important habits to start as soon as possible. Here are the three best habits for selling art… […]

art business, creative careers, marketing, selling art

Sheelah Moloney

3 Best Habits For Selling Art

artist palette

Top 3 Reasons to use email as a marketing tool When GDPR rules came in a number of year ago, email got a bit of a bad rap. Many users opted or were forcibly unsubscribed from mailing lists en masse and a short lived slump occurred. It’s safe to say that in the last couple […]

digital marketing, marketing, small business

Sheelah Moloney

All Hail Email

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If I was to tell you there was one thing you can do for your business that will convey its integrity, create connection with your ideal client and establish trust all in one, how quickly would you want to implement it?? ‘As fast as possible’, I hear you say 🙂 Your brand identity is the […]

brand design, digital marketing, marketing, small business

Sheelah Moloney

My So-Called Visual Identity

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How to know when it’s time to redesign your branding I recently presented at a marketing bootcamp in association with Network Ireland Cork branch. The topic of the session was brand design and development of branding. During the session one of the participants raised and interesting question: ‘ I feel my business has developed since […]

brand design, marketing

Sheelah Moloney

Brand Redesign?

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