I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving filled with great food and better company. First and foremost I want to express my gratitude to those who read this blog, and all those I work with, and meet at music performances and through freelance work, etc...I value our relationship.
Earlier this week I spent a few days in Chicago, IL at an American Marketing Association conference. The conference was geared toward the higher education industry, an industry in which I currently do some marketing and communications work.
Musicians, artists and entrepreneurs are often some of the best, most innovative marketers I've ever known. This is probably because they are usually very creative thinkers who are resourceful, due in part, to minimal or non-existent funds. However, I'm still amazed to find out that many of these creative folks are not taking advantage of the power of the internet to aid their resourceful marketing efforts. I'm speaking in particular about social networking and Web 2.0 technologies.
What was great about our conversation was simply talking to him about his life experience in art and music and discussing the successes and failures along his journey—a journey that continues to perpetuate forward.