In this podcast, we talk with Danielle Davis, founder of Seattle-based marketing, public relations, and event company Ladykiller. Danielle and Ladykiller serve the pop culture and gaming industries with marketing strategy, talent management, publicity and event services.
We talk with serial entrepreneur, writer and comics artist Josh Blaylock, founder and publisher of Devil’s Due Entertainment. Devil’s Due currently publishes a number of creator-owned comic book titles, including Squarriors, Plume, Drafted, Solitary and Josh’s own Mercy Sparx. Josh also recently launched Blockhouse – his nerd-trepreneur incubator and umbrella for business endeavors outside and alongside comics.
We talk with indie comic creators Rebecca Hicks (Little Vampires) and David Accampo (Sparrow & Crowe: The Demonaic of Los Angeles) about the craft of making and marketing comics, how to build and sustain a loyal audience, and how to carry over skills from your day jobs into your nerd passion projects. Networking and selling at San Diego Comic Con is a hot topic, and we veer all over the nerd culture landscape in this highly entertaining discussion.
This panel of professional writers, crafters, business owners and marketers provides helpful tips on promoting your art, and yourself, online. Topics such as starting your business, targeting your audience through advertising and social media, protecting your designs, time-management, and how to maintain an online shop are discussed.
N4AL’s Wendy Buske talks with professional cosplayer, journalist/blogger and FUNimation brand manager Chaka Cumberbatch at GeekGirlCon 2013. They discuss self-promotion, costuming and gaining recognition in a niche industry.
Social media is a powerful communication and marketing tool. If you want to gain notoriety for yourself and/or your intellectual property, product or business, there’s pretty much no avoiding the usefulness of the social nets. Your social media profiles will be scrutinized. They way you present yourself on social profiles can present a quick overview of your personality, skills and ambitions. However, you can totally blow that first impression – and in so doing lose a potential interview, client, customer or follower – by falling victim to one of these social mistakes.
If you are attending Wizard World Chicago Con 2013, Nerd For A Living will be presenting a Saturday afternoon panel on marketing your brand or product. We’ve previously presented this panel (whoa there, alliteration!) at Wizard World St. Louis Comic-Con 2013 and Chicago’s C2E2 2013 to great response. Don’t miss it!