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John Yianni Stamas Says Use Writing to Grow Your Audience

• Our goal with this series is to provide you the artist, entertainer or creative business, with the best information possible so that you can grow your audience of fans and clients. Let's say you are in the midst of planning a campaign that you intend to launch soon. Ask yourself the question "How am [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on John Yianni Stamas Says Use Writing to Grow Your Audience

Hello Creative Businesses & Artists – Here is How to Craft Your Offer

• Hello Artists and Creative Business Owners, whether you are promoting your career or business when crafting your offer think in terms of "results." Results can include solving the problem of the client or fan or in the case of artists - entertaining or engaging. With this in mind, write down how your product/service/entertainment provides [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hello Creative Businesses & Artists – Here is How to Craft Your Offer

John Yianni Stamas on Building Your Audience

Time to go back to the central idea - who? Who is your target audience? If you want to build your audience it is highly recommended that you start an email newsletter. Even if this task sounds daunting, or if you think you have nothing to contribute - think. Everyone knows something about a certain [...]

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John Yianni Stamas Discusses Your Artistic Leads and Fans

Your artistic leads and fans. No matter what kind of an artist you are - actor, writer, painter, game designer and so forth - the way you promote yourself has changed. An artist these days needs to acquire leads to build her or his base. The more people you have in your corner the better. [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|action|Comments Off on John Yianni Stamas Discusses Your Artistic Leads and Fans

Develop Your Content

What's the best way to develop your content for your website, newsletter or blog? The first step is to decide what is the big picture your wish to convey? Then, everything else follows from there. In our case, at the moment, the big picture we are trying to convey is "Develop Your Content" which is [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Develop Your Content

Lights Camera Read 2017 in Retrospect

It is only now, nearly halfway through January, 2018, that we can begin to assess what 2017 was for us at Lights Camera Read in terms of our arts and educational programming and explorations. For starters, this newsletter in 2017 underwent a transformation. Now more than ever we are about providing DIY solutions for artists [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|action|Comments Off on Lights Camera Read 2017 in Retrospect

Yianni Stamas Talks About DIY Artist Marketing

Artists of all kinds, regardless of your art form, sometimes have a hard time marketing themselves. But the fact is, to be successful, you've got to get out there and talk about yourself. And the good news is that today, because of technology resources, it has never been as fun and easy. It all starts [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|artist steps|Comments Off on Yianni Stamas Talks About DIY Artist Marketing

Your Creative Goals in 2018

We are writing this shortly before the New Year. Chances are some of you are thinking about the New Year and maybe even making resolutions in regards to your creative pursuits. They say that the way to stay true to your resolutions is not through willpower but rather to be grateful for what you have. [...]

By | December 30th, 2017|action|Comments Off on Your Creative Goals in 2018

Who’s Your Audience?

As we've stated in the past, knowing who your audience is as well as how to reach them are two of the most important things to be aware of when advancing your career as an artist. For some, their audience is much like themselves, they are in a sense their own demographic. For others their [...]

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Would You Want to Make a Movie?

Regardless of the kind of artist you are (writer, actor, painter etc.) due to advances in technology it's easier than ever to be able to make and distribute a motion picture. But why would a creative who is not a filmmaker want to create a film? It could be for reasons of artistic exploration or [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Would You Want to Make a Movie?