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"MyInformedCollector" New Art Alerts

Increase your Get New Art Alerts followers.

Intro

"MyInformedCollector" New Art Alerts was first rolled out on our BoldBrush Painting Competition

We now offer "MyInformedCollector" New Art Alerts on all 3rd generation templates (see screenshots below).

This exciting feature allows a collector to sign up to follow (via email) any FASO artist and get automated alerts when that artist posts new artwork.

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


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


Get New Art 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 New Art Alerts to Your Followers


Increase your 'Get New Art Alerts' followers.

  • Encourage people to sign up for new art 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 new art alerts on your social media channels.

Examples of the Icon on your Website

You will see the Get New Art Alerts icon (small closed-envelope) at the top or bottom of your website, depending upon your chosen 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


Example of New Art 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 Get New Art 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 makes a purchase inquiry, 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 New Art 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.

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 Get New Art Alerts

If you wish to hide the Get New Art Alerts feature, do the following:

  • from FASO account 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 still be sent to any current followers.


Also see these FAQs:

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