You know that little event I talked about in my last blog post? Well, I can now add one more reason why being in attendance was so great for me. One of the people I met is on the Board of Directors for the Professional Arts Organizations Network for Education (PAONE) and he has asked me to appear on a pannel discussing social media and how I use it around my artistic practice and/or audience engagement. I am incredibly excited about this opportunity to talk about social media and the arts some more and thrilled that people are now starting to think about me for events happening in Toronto.
Joking aside, those cards are actually part of a bigger branding scheme that I have been rolling out over the past six months to get to where I am right now. And it all started with this website.
My friend Jeremy at Critty Design was an absolute dream to work with. I knew what I wanted in terms of function, but had no clue when it came to design. The very first time I saw the purple colour scheme, I was in love. He designed my business cards to match the layout of the site and I've taken it one step further by matching up my Twitter page and fiddling around with my other various social media profiles.
The fantastic Rebecca Coleman shared a great story on the importance of a personal brand and I couldn't agree with her more. You really should be following her.
Social media keeps developing at a rapid pace and you need to claim your space, your name, your brand before someone else those. Otherwise, you might end up as thenancykenny on Instagram and www.nancykenny.com will take you to piano lessons in Nebraska.