Hi!
I’m Ceci Dadisman

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

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I’m glad you’re here!

So, you’re probably looking for more about who I am and what I do.

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

I travel the country speaking at conferences and teaching workshops to empower nonprofit 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 decisions.  I also do keynotes that focus on how we, as 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 work at an agency called FORM that provides digital-first creative services exclusively for arts + culture and nonprofit organizations. When I’m not on the road, I spend my days creating and managing digital marketing campaigns for clients all over the country.

I always have at least one Star Trek TNG reference in my conference session slide decks, I get overly excited about really nerdy things like email list segmentation, 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

“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

Looking for my official bio? Here it is!

Ceci is a multi-faceted arts administration professional with more than 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing and specializes in multichannel communications campaigns.

A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, Museums and the Web, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, American Alliance of Museums, 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 senior contributor to Arts Hacker where she regularly shares timely information and step-by-step tutorials. She also teaches the arts marketing course at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts.

A chronic early-adopter, Ceci has a passion for discovering ways that technology can be used to create more engaging 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 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.  She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Check out my recent articles

ArtsHacker.com

  • Gifs Have Come To MailChimp!
    by Ceci Dadisman on May 14, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    If you’re a regular MailChimp user, you’ve probably noticed some changes recently. Some are major changes such as the expanded functionality of tags which is by far the easiest way to segment emails. Others are small changes, and yet others are just plain cool. One of the latter is the […]

  • How To Segment Using Tags In MailChimp
    by Ceci Dadisman on April 11, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Fine, I’ll say it. If you’ve got 25 lists in MailChimp (now called “audiences”), you’ve got about 24 too many. In order to easily segment and suppress members of your list, you should have only one main list in which the majority of your contacts live. I know, this is […]

  • It’s Like Excel On Steroids
    by Ceci Dadisman on February 28, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Most of us are using Excel to manage any number of things, right? *everyone nods in agreement* I’d like to invite you to try my go-to spreadsheet software: Airtable. You guys, this thing is like Excel on steroids (in a good way).  I use it exclusively to manage advertising campaigns, […]

  • Quite Possibly The Best Oops Email I’ve seen In...
    by Ceci Dadisman on February 19, 2019 at 8:56 am

    First of all, if you do email marketing, you should be aware of Really Good Emails. It is a great resource and source of inspiration and their email newsletter is one of the few I subscribe to AND actually open. Recently they did what happens to everyone occasionally — they sent out an email […]

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All about public speaking

I speak about nonprofit communications and arts marketing at national, regional, and local events.

Tactical Sessions

> Website Optimization Without A Redesign
> Email Marketing Makeover
> Social Media Best Practices
> Facebook Advertising Bootcamp
> Market Smarter, Not Harder: Using Your Own Data for Communications Success
> Click Click Done: Improving Your Google Analytics Skills
> Achieving Meaningful Engagement With Diverse Audiences
> Curating The Experience Through Technology

Keynotes and Plenaries

> It’s Our Job To Remove Barriers To Engagement
> Let’s Get Over Ourselves And Focus On The Patron
> Everything I Need To Know About Arts Marketing I Learned From Mister Rogers
> Do We Really Want New Patrons?

I can also create a custom session or keynote based on your event theme or attendees.

Would you like me to speak at your event? Let’s chat!

Here are some of my recent and upcoming gigs:

West Virginia Association of Museums
Monday, August 6, 2018
Ohio Museums Association
Monday, August 20, 2018
Association of Fundraising Professionals Cleveland
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Arts Midwest
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Chorus America Chorus Management Institute
Sunday, October 14, 2018
National Arts Marketing Project Webinar
Friday, October 19, 2018
National Arts Marketing Project
Friday, November 9, 2018
Chorus America Chorus Management Institute
Monday, January 21, 2019
Small Museum Association
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Southeastern Theatre Conference
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Thursday, March 21, 2019
PA Museums Annual Statewide Museum Conference
Sunday, April 7, 2019
National Dinner Theatre Association
Sunday, April 28, 2019
American Alliance of Museums
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Kentucky Museum & Heritage Alliance
Sunday, June 9, 2019
DanceUSA
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Chorus America
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Columbus Women's Leadership Conference
Friday, June 28, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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