Branding a Canyon Road Art Gallery

December 2, 20140 Comments

Fine Jewelry from Karen Melfi Collection Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

Fine Jewelry from Karen Melfi Collection Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

Listen to our featured Ask Those Branding Guys radio show podcast: Karen Melfi Collection on Canyon Road

Hello, I’m Jim Glover, That Branding Guy, for Once a Day Marketing™. On our radio show Ask Those Branding Guys, we discussed branding and marketing for a Santa Fe Gallery.

Joining us on the show was Debrianna Mansini of Karen Melfi Collection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Karen Melfi Collection is a small boutique gallery specializing in colored diamonds. They represent 30 mainly local artists and have been on Canyon Road for 25 years.

Debrianna shared that working with art is all about story telling. Customers are interested in learning about the artist and their pieces. The key to selling high-end artwork is the sales staff knowing the artist, their creative process and the “why” of the pieces they create.

It was discussed that experiential marketing is appealing to millennials coming to Santa Fe to immerse themselves in the art; try on jewelry, talk to the artist and learn about the process. Karen Melfi Collection is enhancing social media efforts to capture those customers who may stop by the gallery to look then buy, instead of making their purchase online.

Among the branding challenges in art world, Debrianna cited the fact the most artists don’t enjoy branding and marketing. They align themselves with a gallery so that promotion is done for them. Those Branding Guys noted that in the current environment artists of all disciplines are expected to assist in some way with branding and marketing efforts. If they don’t want to do it themselves, they should hire a professional to help them differentiate their style or work with a gallery.

Enjoy the show.

Once a Day Marketing™ positions brands to become #1 in the minds of target customers. Visit our website at Contact James Glover at (505) 501-1330 or email Listen to Ask Those Branding Guys™ every Monday at 11:00am (MDT) streaming live on KVSF 101.5 FM.

© 2014 Once a Day Marketing™. All rights reserved.

Filed in: 7Ps of MarketingPositioning (Bonus)ProcessPromotionStrategy
Tagged with:

About the Author ()

Leave a Reply

Back to Top