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BoldBrush Artful Alerts

Artful Alerts explained; increase your followers

Intro

BoldBrush Artful Alerts were first rolled out on our BoldBrush Painting Competition

We now offer these Artful Alerts on all 3rd generation templates (see screenshots below).

This allows your collectors to sign up to follow you (via email) and get automated alerts when you post new art or use Promote Mode to promote older works with periodic alerts.

NOTE: When an artist uploads new art images in a batch upload (uploading multiple images in one fell swoop), only one BoldBrush Artful Alerts email is sent to the collector. The Artful Alerts email includes all of the images that were uploaded in that day.

Here's a screenshot of what the button looks like on a BoldBrush contest entry.


BoldBrush Artful Alerts are automatic newsletters that are sent every time you post (upload) new art to your website. They work great especially if you post new art regularly, since they don't require the time and effort of more traditional newsletters.

NOTE: See this FAQ if you are using this feature but need to upload art that you don't want an alert sent out about:
How to Prevent Artwork Uploads from Sending Artful Alerts to Your Followers


Increase your BoldBrush Artful Alerts followers

  • Encourage people to sign up for your Artful Alerts  at:
    http://(yourdomain).com/follow
  • Enter the BoldBrush Competition - there's a Get New Art Alerts button next to each entry.
  • Ask people to vote for your BoldBrush contest entries. When they do, they can sign up to Get New Art Alerts with 1 click (super effective).
  • Encourage folks to sign up for BoldBrush Artful Alerts on your social media channels.

Examples of the Icon on your Website

You will see the BoldBrush Artful Alerts icon (small closed-envelope) at the top or bottom of your site, depending on your template.


When you hover over the icon, this Help Info pops up:


Sign Up Process

(...using Jennifer McChristian for the following examples)

When you click on the icon, this example screen comes up:

  • Fill out the form
  • Hit Submit
  • Click the captcha checkbox

  • confirm your email 

  • Select and open the email

  • Click on Yes, subscribe me to this list


Examples of BoldBrush Artful Alert Email



Results an Artist can Expect

1.  Example of a report an artist gets of all the people who clicked "Like this Artwork" on a particular artwork from the BoldBrush Artful Alert email, along with their email address and comments.  

This report is aggregated and sent daily.

2.  Example of a "Purchase Inquiry"

If a user inquires about buying, it is sent to the artist immediately, along with the user's email address and question, which is usually, "what's the price?" or "Is it available?"


Important Points to Keep in Mind

  • You do not get notified when someone signs up to receive BoldBrush Artful Alerts.
    (You do get notification when someone subscribes to your full featured email newsletter.)
  • You do get name and contact info when a potential collector chooses to RESPOND to an alert. 
  • The fact someone may choose to remain anonymous until they are ready to respond actually encourages more people to sign up for these alerts.
    The BoldBrush Artful Alert subscriber info will never be made public since it allows for anonymity for the subscriber.

Art Alert emails are sent by FASO using our "no reply" email address. The "no reply" email address doesn't accept incoming email and thus it won't notify the artist in any way.

If someone replies to an Art Alert email, you will not receive the reply.


How to Hide BoldBrush Artful Alerts

If you wish to hide this feature, do the following:

  • from FASO control panel
  • click Design icon  (upper row)
  • click Advanced, faint link, far upper right
  • click Custom CSS
  • add:
    /* Hide My Informed Collector Link */
    .myic {display:none;}
    .faso-myic-profile {display:none;}
  • click Save Changes
  • click Preview website to see the update
NOTE: This only prevents new subscribers. Notices will continue to be sent to current followers.

NOTE: Replaced images will not be sent out as BoldBrush Artful Alerts.


For more info see:

Updated 08072020 jyc | 11292018

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