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AWAD Virtual – Inventory Management Essentials, a Webinar by Billy Maker, galleryManager

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Your inventory system should give you the ability to track everything from contacts and transactions to artwork, invoices, and purchase orders. It should easily create presentations and checklists.

Having this information in one system gives you the ability to work smarter, faster and on-the-fly from any location.

During this hour-long Webinar, Billy Maker, director at galleryManager, one of the leading suppliers of cloud solutions for the art world, will speak with Susan Mumford, AWAD’s CEO about the importance of Inventory Management for Art Dealers and Galleries. We’ll review some of the practices that you can implement to save your gallery time and money and drive additional sales. There will be opportunity for attendees to ask questions during the session.

The Inventory Management Essentials takes place on Tuesday 8th March 2016 at:

  • 5pm London time
  • 12pm NYC time
  • 9am LA time

The Webinar is free of charge for all AWAD Members but advance booking is essential to receive the link to attend.

Non-Members can attend by booking via this link at a cost of £10 (approx. $15).

Click here to book: http://awadinventorymanagement.eventbrite.co.uk

The webinar will be hosted on the AnyMeeting platform, kindly sponsored by AWAD’s Partners at Be Smart ABout Art.

About galleryManager

galleryManager was developed by exhibit-E, a unique design and technology firm that has taken a leadership role in providing websites for the art world. galleryManager is an online inventory management system for your gallery, accessible from any computer or mobile device with internet access. The system was designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. It is a highly secure online system that has been thoroughly Beta tested by ADAA Member galleries.

News from our Partners: exhibit-E tells us how to make Google work for galleries

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

AWAD recently welcomed a new Partner to our London & New York Chapters, exhibit-E, the leading provider of websites for the art world. Their first exhibit-E automated website was launched in 1998 and they now serve over 400 gallery websites world wide. exhibit-E‘s clients include blue chip names such as Gagosian, The Willem De Kooning Foundation and artist Laurie Simmons, in addition to localised gallery brands such as AWAD’s NYC Founding Member Liz Garvey’s Garvey|Simon Art Access.

exhibit-E will be sharing their expertise through regular posts on this blog, starting with one hot topic, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) that is discussed here. This post also provides tips about how to improve your ranking.

Search Engine Optimization

Getting visitors to your website is the oxymoronic practice known as “driving traffic,” and it’s been one of the biggest challenges for Web developers since the Internet first became a mass phenomenon.

Alternatively, web users can have difficulty finding the information and content they’re looking for. To simplify, the vast majority rely on search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo! to get to the webpages they need.

Harnessing the power of these search engines can be a powerful tool for anyone trying to drive traffic to their website. This is particularly pronounced if you can position your website on the first page of a search engine’s results page. If one were to search Google for “Andy Warhol,” for instance, more than 1.3 million results would be returned. One would be more likely to visit a site that turns up on the first few pages rather than continuing through hundreds of pages. The numbers bear this out—a study by OneUpWeb.com found that a month after a website turned up on the second or third page of a Google search, traffic increased by five times from the previous month.

But getting your gallery website to turn up in those searches is no easy trick, and many galleries are willing to pay to get there. That’s why there’s so much talk among Web developers about search engine optimization (SEO) these days. In fact, there’s a whole cottage industry of SEO consultants that has sprung up—firms that pledge to improve search engine performance with a mixed bag of tricks. While some SEO consultants are doing good work, many are peddling snake oil, claiming that they can guarantee number-one placement with little or no work required on your part, or promising instant results when it usually takes three to five months. Some use tactics frowned upon by search engines; the worst offenders can even get a client’s website banned from Google.

The reality is that there’s not just one quick fix for getting good search engine results. It’s a holistic process that must take into consideration everything from the site’s structure, to the copy, the technical components, and the design. It’s best to have your site optimized for search engine ranking by the company that built it.

Searching by Artist Name

Where does your gallery rank? Galleries in particular can benefit from quality search engine optimization. One of the greatest hopes of a gallery is to come up high in a search engine ranking when someone searches for one of their artists. This is not easy to do, especially for galleries that are getting started late. But it is possible. (more…)

AWAD welcomes a new Partner: galleryManager, the simplest way to manage artworks and contacts online

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

gallerymanagerAWAD, the Association of Women Art Dealers, is pleased to welcome a new Partner to our London & New York Chapters, galleryManager, an inventory management system for galleries, developed by exhibit-E, the leading provider of websites for the art world, also an AWAD Partner.

galleryManager, is a highly secure online inventory and collections management system that has been thoroughly tested by ADAA Member galleries. It is the simplest way to manage your artworks and contacts online. Accessible from any computer or mobile device, galleryManager brings the future of inventory and collections management to the art world today.

If you want to see how galleryManager works practically, click here for a 3-minute long demo

Free iPad and iPhone apps included

One of the most attractive features of galleryManager, is that it is entirely based online on a highly secured cloud platform.With many galleries attending over half a dozen art fairs a year, on-the-go access to inventory is essential. That’s the rationale behind the creation of galleryManager iPad and iPhone app that is free for all galleryManager subscribers. This is an ideal tool for offline viewing and presenting select groups of artworks and information while on the go. It syncs automatically with your galleryManager account—no exporting or uploading files or jpegs.

For more information on the features offered by galleryManager, see the website.

London – AWAD Social feat. talk about ‘What Makes a Great Gallery Website’ by Billy Maker, exhibit-E, leading provider of websites for the art world

Monday, October 12th, 2015

In celebration of London Frieze week, a week in which the arts are celebrated across the capital, thBrownhills Logo (for website)e Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) is pleased to invite you to its autumn Social on Monday 12th October from 6 to 8.30pm. The event is being hosted by AWAD Associate Member Jacquelyn Jubert at her space, Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames (right by the Design Museum).

We are very thankful to Brownhill Insurance (aka Love Art Insurance) for supporting this event.

exhibit-eAt 7pm a keynote address will be delivered on an important topic for industry professionals: ‘What makes a great gallery website’ talk by Billy Maker, Executive Director, exhibit-E, the leading provider of websites for the art world and AWAD’s newest Partner organisationThey launched their first exhibit-E automated website in 1998 and now serve over 400 gallery websites world wide.

exhibit-E’s clients include blue chip names such as Gagosian, The Willem De Kooning Foundation and artist Laurie Simmons, in addition to localised gallery brands such as AWAD’s NYC Founding Member Liz Garvey’s Garvey|Simon Art Access.

“Galleries rely on their websites on an everyday basis to promote, educate and communicate. Unfortunately, cumbersome user interfaces, poor graphic design, and poor programming hamper far too many websites. As the artist Laurie Simmons [whose website has been designed by exhibit-E] observes ‘I find myself shocked at times that certain entities and individuals can endorse their own sites given how difficult they make it to get around.”

-Excerpt from the book ‘The Art World and the World Wide Web’ published in 2014 by Dan Miller

Click here to access ‘The Art World and the World Wide Web’ (it is available online for free and as a book for order) 

We hope that you can join us on Monday 12th of October – To RSVP, please book click on this link.

For any questions, email info@womenartdealers.org

 

AWAD welcomes a new Partner: exhibit-E, the leading provider of websites for the art world

Monday, September 21st, 2015

exhibit-eAWAD, the Association of Women Art Dealers, is pleased to welcome a new Partner to our London & New York Chapters, exhibit-E, the leading provider of websites for the art world.

Their first exhibit-E automated website was launched in 1998 and they now serve over 400 gallery websites world wide. exhibit-E‘s clients include blue chip names such as Gagosian, The Willem De Kooning Foundation and artist Laurie Simmons, in addition to localised gallery brands such as AWAD’s NYC Founding Member Liz Garvey’s Garvey|Simon Art Access.

 

“Galleries rely on their websites on an everyday basis to promote, educate and communicate. Unfortunately, cumbersome user interfaces, poor graphic design, and poor programming hamper far too many websites. As the artist Laurie Simmons [whose website has been designed by exhibit-E] observes ‘I find myself shocked at times that certain entities and individuals can endorse their own sites given how difficult they make it to get around.”

-Excerpt from the book ‘The Art World and the World Wide Web’ published in 2014 by Dan Miller

Click here to access ‘The Art World and the World Wide Web’ (it is available online for free and as a book for order) 

For more information, visit the exhibit-E website or find them on Facebook here.

Follow exhibit-E on Twitter via @exhibitE and on Instagram via @exhibite

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