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Digital versions of Museum Store magazine now available!
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In the mail this week, the summer issue of Museum Store magazine includes articles and information about off-site sales, when to merchandise holiday products, selling e-books, and a holiday gifts and buyer's guide. And now, as an added benefit, MSA members and affiliates can access digital issues of the magazine! Log in and check out the digital version of the summer issue of Museum Store! More

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MSA Mid-Atlantic Chapter plans their summer meeting
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Detailed meeting information with a complete agenda for MSA's Mid-Atlantic Chapter has been posted to the MSA website. The hotel reservation deadline is today, June 22! Download the registration form and start making plans to see your local colleagues. More

Minutes from the MSA Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting posted
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Minutes from the spring meeting in Rosemont, IL, for MSA's Mid-Atlantic Chapter have been posted to the MSA website. More



QR codes: Dead end or on-ramp?
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A recent Ad Age article argued that QR codes are a dead-end, transitional technology, to be quickly replaced by near field communication. While many uses of QR codes to date fall short, if we take advantage of the unique characteristics of QR codes, perhaps we can save them and us from becoming extinct. These characteristics are discovery, depth, simplicity, surprise, and exclusivity. Here are some examples in the marketplace today. More

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A week's worth of Facebook posts
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So you have a Facebook page for your store, but have trouble coming up with a variety of updates that your fans will find interesting. The following mix of topics is a good balance that engages, informs and adds value to your fan's day. More

How Square is helping businesses save on transaction fees
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Forget clunky credit-card processing systems — all you need is a smartphone and a new device to cut card-processing expenses. More



4 keys to turning negative commenters into brand advocates
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Nobody likes being told something negative about themselves. It stings, and as a business owner or manager, you immediately start kicking yourself for the missed opportunity. The key to surviving, however, is to embrace these negative comments for what they actually are: golden opportunities. More

How to promote your business blog with social media
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Follow these tips to harness the full promotional power of the social web. More

Why websites generate much more than sales
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Brands achieve a far higher ROI if they treat their retail website and mobile app as an integral part of a customer's journey. More





States look to Internet taxes to close budget gaps
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State governments across the country are laying off teachers, closing public libraries and parks, and reducing health care services, but there is one place they could get $23 billion a year if they could only agree how to do it: Internet retailers such as Amazon.com. More



Running retail on a nonprofit field
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The retail world is fast-paced and demanding for the people who make the field a career. And managing sales in a nonprofit environment comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. Nancy Hagerman is the gift shop manager and volunteer coordinator for the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, N.C. More



Museum searches for next iconic image of Gig Harbor, Wash.
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The Harbor History Museum announced that it will begin the "Harbor Photo Hunt," a search for the next iconic image of the Harbor. The Museum is encouraging photographers of all ages to submit their unique photos of Gig Harbor, Wash., capturing what defines "Gig Harbor" for them. The first place photograph will be used by the Museum Store and in marketing efforts for the Harbor History Museum. More

The articles that appear in the MSA Culture & Commerce News Brief are chosen from a variety of sources to reflect important news relevant to the cultural commerce industry. An article's inclusion in the Culture & Commerce News Brief does not imply that MSA endorses, supports or verifies its contents or expressed opinions. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

 




 
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