Friday, February 20, 2009

Etsy to be Featured Locally

Through the Minnesota Etsy street team (teamMN) I've found out that a local TV Station, WCCO, is airing a news story this Friday night on their 10:00 pm news show about Etsy and the Handmade Movement. We are all hoping they mention teamMN, but even if she doesn't this will be great exposure for Etsy and the handmade community in Minnesota. If you are local to Minnesota, make sure you check out the story. You can also watch it on line after it airs at WCCO.com.
We are all looking for ways to promote ourselves in this slow economic times and are very proud that a Television station would be willing to promote Etsy. Even if teamMN is not personally mentioned, the group is now looking for more ways to promote and there are many ideas in the works.
We have a new member who has taken it upon herself to organize craft shows for all those who have not done a show and for those that would like to know about the upcoming shows, who would like to share a booth or those with tents for outdoor shows. We also have another member who is organizing a craft show for ALL teamMN members to hold in a central location featuring teamMN Etsy members. Looking forward to that as we are a large group, and never seem to be able to get together in one spot. What a grand idea this will be so that the people of Minnesota to see that there are many many handmade artists here and also a reminder to "shop locally".
For a listing of the teamMN artists and their etsy shops as well as blogspots and websites please visit http://tinyurl.com/b7ags4. Oh and please buy handmade.
to see my website, please check out www.wilmas-whimseys.com.
As a promotion for the upcoming airing on WCCO, if you buy one pair of ear rings, you can hoose another pair free. Buy two pairs, get two pairs free etc. Just let me know when you order put the words WCCO, or contact me directly at whimsey1947@hotmail.com.

4 comments:

ChezChani said...

That is just great news for all you Etsians in MN and for Etsians in general. You are lucky to be involved with a local team and members who have such drive to organize these shows. Wish we had that here (but it's not me unfortunately.) I will try to remember to catch the segment online tomorrow.

Perfectly Twisted said...

Great article Wilma! I hope you guys make the news! Yes, I agree, how wonderful to have such a local team!

ChezChani said...

Wilma,

Can you post the direct link to the Etsy story? I couldn't find it on their website. Love to see it.

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

It was an excellent piece! I could not have been more pleased with the way handmade and Etsy were represented!
Here is the direct link!
Michelle @ Evie's Tool Emporium
http://wcco.com/specialreports/crafty.businesses.growth.2.942027.html