I’m Ceci Dadisman

I’m an arts marketer, nonprofit empowerer, and public speaker.

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I believe that every arts organization, no matter what budget level, has the ability to do great things using both traditional and digital marketing to increase ticket sales, memberships, and contributions.

I travel the country speaking at conferences and teaching workshops to empower arts administrators with knowledge and inspiration.  In tactical sessions, I share knowledge on how to do things like run a Facebook advertising campaign and use data to make smarter marketing decisions.  I also do keynotes that focus on how we, as arts organizations, can be more authentic in the way we communicate and how we can curate the patron experience to bring in new audiences and better engage current ones.

I grew up in a family of artists and musicians. I learned to read music at the same time I learned to read text. I started out playing the violin (even though I really wanted to play viola). I trained to be a professional ballet dancer but eventually became a classical singer. I have a penchant for pants roles and Bach cantatas. I’m a chronic early adopter when it comes to all things tech.

I always have at least one Star Trek TNG reference in my conference session slide decks, I unashamedly quote Parks and Recreation in client meetings, and I have a fondness for old-timey words like “ne’er-do-well.”

Ceci is a one woman arts marketing army.

Other things people are saying about me (#blushing)

“I ALWAYS get the best, most useful stuff from @CeciDadisman. Every conference. Thanks, Ceci!”

Cathy O’Neal

“Ceci Dadisman – she broke complex Google Analytics down to easy to understand and implement tasks, for people of all user levels too.”

National Arts Marketing Conference 2015 Attendee

“Thank you very much for your inspiring discussion at OPERA America’s Social Media Seminar. I learned a lot of new e-marketing strategies and look forward to implementing some for Opera SLO.”

Sharon DobsonOpera San Luis Obispo

“Ceci Dadisman – she gets it! Knows what it’s like to be an arts marketer and knew the best advice on how to manage analytics in our orgs.”

National Arts Marketing Conference 2015 Attendee

“Most charming and adorable start to a #nampc session award goes to @CeciDadisman #winningwebsites”

Lynne KingsleyBlackRock Center for the Arts

“#winningwebsites – winner of the conference.”

Deeksha GaurWoolly Mammoth Theatre Company

“Really amazing presentation by @palmbeachopera at #operaconf”

Opera Atelier

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Looking for my official bio? Here it is!

Ceci is a multi-faceted marketing professional with over 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative and cutting-edge initiatives. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital and social media marketing and specializes in the integration of digital marketing and technology into traditional marketing methods.

A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, OPERA America, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events. Known for her easy-going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways.

Ceci is passionate about empowering people through marketing and is a contributor to Arts Hacker where she regularly shares timely information and step-by-step tutorials.

A chronic early-adopter, Ceci has a passion for discovering ways that technology can be used to create more engaging arts experiences.  The Curated Arts Experience focuses on collecting real-world case studies about how organizations around the world are using technology to engage the participant or enrich the experience at an arts event.

She is on the Arts Midwest Conference Professional Development Committee, the NTEN Conference Session Advisory Committee, is the Immediate Past President and Chapter Founder of Femfessionals West Palm Beach, the Immediate Past Chapter Leader and Chapter Founder of the West Palm Beach Chapter of Girl Develop It, the Immediate Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Marketing Association, and served for many years on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee and as the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair.  She also serves on the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee.

Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University with a music degree in vocal performance.  She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Check out some of my recent articles posted on ArtsHacker.com:

  • Authenticity FTW
    by Ceci Dadisman on June 27, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    We are bombarded with hundreds, even thousands of marketing messages each day. What cuts through that clutter is engaging, authentic content that your target audience can relate to. A recent article in Forbes asserts that a great way to do this is through user-generated content (UGC) and I […]

  • Out, Damned Jargon! Out, I Say!
    by Ceci Dadisman on May 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    jargon noun  jar·gon  \ ˈjär-gən , -ˌgän \ 1 : the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group sports 2 : obscure and often pretentious language marked by circumlocutions and long […]

  • Are You Looking At My Heatmap?
    by Ceci Dadisman on March 28, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    If you’ve ever seen me speak at a conference or attended one of my webinars, you know I love to use heatmaps to illustrate how people interact with websites and emails. Smashing Magazine recently published a great little article on using heatmaps to track activity on your WordPress website. […]

  • Audience Diversity Is Not A Fad
    by Ceci Dadisman on February 26, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Over the course of the year, I will be creating a series of posts on the topic of audience diversity. This incredibly important topic has become more and more important to me over the past few years. With the US population becoming more and more diverse and our “traditional” audiences […]

Here are some of my recent and upcoming speaking engagements

I regularly speak on topics relating to digital marketing around the country.

Some of my favorite topics for tactical sessions are website optimization, email marketing, social media best practices and advertising, and using data to make informed marketing decisions.

I also do keynote addresses designed to inspire arts administrators. Current topics include how we can communicate more authentically to current and potential patrons and curate the patron experience to be more relevant, engaging, and fun.

Would you like me to speak at your event? Contact me!

Arts Midwest Conference 2017 // Photo: Terry Gilliam

Chorus America Conference
Digital Marketing Bootcamp
Email Marketing Makeover
June 2016

Arts Midwest Conference
Click. Click. Done.  Developing Your Google Analytics Skills (Preconference)
September 2016

Institute of Outdoor Theatre Conference
Google Analytics
October 2016

National Arts Marketing Project Conference
Extreme Email Marketing Makeover!
November 2016

Columbus Arts Marketing Association
Digital Marketing Bootcamp
April 2017

Ohio Arts Council
Click. Click. Done. Developing Your Google Analytics Skills (Webinar)
May 2017

Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County
Digital Marketing Bootcamp
June 2017

Chorus America Conference
Use Your Data To Attract and Retain Donors and Ticket Buyers
Social Media Bootcamp
June 2017

Greater Cincinnati Choral Consortium
Digital Marketing Bootcamp
August 2017

Arts Midwest Conference
Email Marketing Makeover
August 2017
Voted Most Popular Conference Session!

Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County
Facebook Advertising Bootcamp (Webinar)
January 2018

Chorus America
Email Marketing Makeover (Webinar)
February 2018

SETC Conference
Engaging the African American Community: A Tactical Guide
Market Smarter, Not Harder: Using Your Own Data for Marketing Success
Click. Click. Done.  Developing Your Google Analytics Skills
March 2018

West Virginia Association of Museums
Website and Email Optimization
March 2018

Association of Fundraising Professionals: Northeast Ohio Chapter
Email Marketing Makeover
April 2018

National Arts Marketing Project
Email Marketing Makeover (Webinar)
April 2018

NTEN Conference
Everything Tech Providers Wished You Knew About Writing An RFP (Plus The Stuff They Want To Keep Secret)
April 2018

Association of Arts Administration Educators Conference
Effective Data-Driven Decision Making
May 2018

GrantSpace // The Foundation Center
Increasing Event Engagement Using Integrated Technology
May 2018

Michigan NonProfit Presenters Network Conference
Market Smarter, Not Harder: Using Your Own Data for Marketing Success
June 2018

OPERA America Conference
Messaging Our Impact
June 2018

Kentucky Museum & Heritage Alliance Conference
Digital Marketing Bootcamp
June 2018

West Virginia Association of Museums
Digital Marketing Bootcamp
August 2018

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