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Featured Etsy Team: eSMArts

Sep 10, 2008

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A relatively new Team, eSMArts, caught our eye this week.  This Team is a global collaborative of mixed media artisans using social networking, online marketing and online promotions to increase sales. We’re big fans of learning how to promote your Etsy shop online (see last week’s article about this here) and by working together, this Team is rocking online marketing!  Help us congratulate them on their great start!

Can you tell us a bit about your Etsy Team (what’s the glue that holds your team together — location, craft, etc.)?

eSMArts (etsy Social Marketing Artisans) is a global multimedia collaborative that employs social marketing techniques. We cross promote one another in order to drive traffic to our Etsy, and other sales, sites. Our main goal is increased sales, but our global family of artists enjoys socialization, inspiration and caring support within the embrace of our fun Team!

What does your Team do to help each other?

We blog about each other and promote connectedness via social networking and social linking. We also help each other to develop a credible virtual footprint and an online presence as professional artists by critiquing each other’s profiles, photos, item descriptions, products and pricing. Marketing and promotion strategies are discussed in our non-judgmental and consultative online forum structure, where all questions are welcomed and all members are encouraged to answer queries or lead the discussion as necessary.

How does your team connect with each other?

We have a mandatory Yahoo forum where all info is shared, a Team blog , an AIM chat for our weekly leadership team confidential meetings, scheduled weekly Etsy chat sessions and regular Etsy chat room party nights.  Because we have members in the UK, Malaysia, Australia, Korea etc. we chat daily almost 24/7 via our Yahoo forum. Our Team leaders also stay connected daily via email and Twitter and notes through Flickr, and other social media sites.

Do you have any suggestions for new teams or sellers who might be interested in creating their own team?

If you believe you have the leadership and intellect to help others realize their Etsy dreams, then what are you waiting for? Get cracking!  Dive right in with your plan and begin recruiting like-minded souls.

Does your team have an exciting promotion, event or announcement to share?

We’re only 3 months old, but our first Team design challenge has just come to a close. We had dozens of creative entries in our Show & Tell of individual marketing tools with an emphasis on low cost (preferably handmade) freebies and give-away items such as brochures, business cards, ATCs, samples and Gift With Purchase items for our Etsy shops!

What’s your favorite part of the Team program?

As a leader I most enjoy the Teams workshops hosted by Danielle and Sara for their informative content on upcoming events.  At those labs, the discussion from other Team leaders is usually inspiring and thought provoking and I always come away with notes and discussion topics to share with my leadership committee. On a personal level, the camaraderie, support and caring within our Etsy family keeps me motivated.

Stay in the loop with the Teams program and discover ways to connect in your area by subscribing to the Teams Newsletter. Read more about Teams on Etsy.

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  • m5creativecorners

    m5creativecorners said 8 years ago

    Thanks. I'm surprised! Good job you guys.

  • m5creativecorners

    m5creativecorners said 8 years ago


  • christianedesbiens

    christianedesbiens said 8 years ago

    Great ideas.

  • unicorngem1994

    unicorngem1994 said 8 years ago

    I am Proud to be part of the eSMArts leadership team. We have a wonderful group of very talented people.

  • mysweetyroom

    mysweetyroom said 8 years ago

    Wow! Thks 4 features me over here! It was a surprised 2 me this morning when I received a mail informed that I'm on being featured.It's my honor 2 being a member on eSArts. To be success!

  • CarlottaP

    CarlottaP said 8 years ago

    As a very proud charter member of this team I can not express how proud I am of ALL members of our group, and how happy- and shocked- I was to see my blogging and jewelry featured. We are working hard to be successful, represent Etsy in a positive and forward reaching way, and promote ourselves and each other's business for success. We want to prove to everyone that this is a valid and valuable area for sales for artists. This team rocks! Thanks to my Sis by Circumstance Anna Lee for having the courage to bring us together and make this idea a reality. Now, come on by and check out our team and our shops! Smiles!

  • kittycrossbones

    kittycrossbones said 8 years ago

    Looks like a great team to be a part of! Good luck!! :D

  • handsoncrafts

    handsoncrafts said 8 years ago

    Great ideas,Good job you guys and Good luck!!

  • panyizsuzsi

    panyizsuzsi said 8 years ago

    Congrats on your team!

  • beadedpeacock

    beadedpeacock said 8 years ago

    Congratulations, this is awesome!

  • lilypoh

    lilypoh said 8 years ago

    Congratulations! Look great

  • GigglingGnome

    GigglingGnome said 8 years ago

    Very interesting read, good luck eSMArts.

  • vyphuisdesigns

    vyphuisdesigns said 8 years ago

    Great team. I so admire what you're doing together. Best wishes ESMArts.

  • PatternsAndSuch

    PatternsAndSuch said 8 years ago

    Sounds like a cool group! Its great to read about the teams!

  • JulianasJammin

    JulianasJammin said 8 years ago

    what a crew! Can I join?

  • sandtcreations

    sandtcreations said 8 years ago

    Great! Wonderful overview of our team. We're really gathering energy as fall begins and so many of us are involved with fall and holiday events! Teri

  • ByCoco

    ByCoco said 7 years ago

    Go Team!!!

  • LauraStaley

    LauraStaley said 7 years ago

    This sounds like a great group!

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