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Tip Tuesday: Ask For Help

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The DIY element is a big part of what attracts many independent artists to social media as a means of audience building and promotion, but you can’t always go it alone. If you’re implementing all the best practices you know and still not growing as quickly as you’d like or getting the level of enthusiastic […]

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Crowdfunding Success Doesn’t Just Happen

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Most people who consider crowdfunding to fund their projects–be those projects books, films, games, or fancy new tech projects–understand that a successful campaign is going to take a lot of work. But then, egos get in the way. You’ve got to have that ego in order to convince yourself to do a campaign in the […]

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The 4MileCircus Episode 4: Christina Raia (Part 4)

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In our fourth episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon talk with filmmaker Christina Raia (Summit, IndieWorks film series) about her social media use around the release of her first feature film, Summit. Part four of a four part interview. We also share a social media tip about putting the social back in social media, and Christina, Sean, and Nicole make up rules for their own film movements (a la Dogme ’95) that they probably won’t follow.

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Scheduling: Because You Have A Life

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While some of us [*cough!*] may sometimes be known to hang out on twitter all day rather than talking to other people face to face, using our actual voices, most of us have neither the time or inclination to spend every hour skipping from platform to platform, dropping bon mots, helpful links, and dank memes all the live-long day in an effort to maintain a consistent stream of content while building an engaged audience.

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Optimize Your Profile

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Your social media profile is the first thing anyone who cares enough to click will see in their efforts to learn more about you. It’s a relatively easy and painless way to put your best foot forward and present yourself as the person you want people to see.

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The 4MileCircus Episode 2: Christina Raia (Part 2)

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In our second episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon sit down with filmmaker Christina Raia (Summit, IndieWorks film series), to discuss social media and crowdfunding. Part two of a four part interview. We also share a social media tip on using images to attract attention, and Nicole and Christina try to guess the oldies song Sean misheard as containing the lyric “She’s a slut you mourn, and you will know.”