Additional pictures from our Monthly Meeting at Mew Gallery, February 2009
Slideshow pictures by Pigeons in the Attic
The Philly Etsy Team came together for their February Monthly Team Meeting at Mew Gallery. Many thanks to co-coordinator Allison Ostertag for preparing the agenda, and keeping us on topic as much as possible. Allison and all of the team coordinators are offering a "Shop Make Over Series," in which they will be giving us their collective advice on our Etsy shops. Make-over volunteers are able to sign up through the Philly Etsy Team's google group message board. Allison also presented a virtual display of Google Analytics. It is an important tool for anyone with a website, blog, Etsy Shop, or otherwise. Google Analytics allows one to track every visitor to their site, how long they viewed, and how they arrived upon your site in the first place. It will also tell you the exact geographical location of each visitor, from city to US state, to international countries. Allison suggested to view your visitor statistics by US State, then simply search through Etsy and heart all of the wonderful shops in states where there has been minimal internet viewing.
Most importantly, we had some wonderful guests, Leah and Andrew, from the new "Made in Philly". Their special project involves creating a "curated selection of handmade arts and crafts for the home" featuring artists in Philadelphia and the surrounding metro area. They expect to launch their first catalog in Mid-May, with biennial printings thereafter. "Made in Philly" has long-term goals of opening a retail venue, and carving a unique niche in the American craft market by featuring our favorite city of Philly. For more information on how to participate in "Made in Philly," please visit their website: Tree Boom, Made in Philly.
Thank you to all of the Philly Team Members who were present at Friday's meeting: Allison Ostertag, Pigeons in the Attic, MWM Designs, Suelynne in the City, Insitu Decorative Arts, Evening Star Gallery, Jen McCleary, Beck's Button's, and the new Made in Philly.
Friendly Reminder: You can find team member's shops by using "Philly Team" in the "All Items Search".