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tile marketing

updated wed 20 jun 01


Joanne L. Van Bezooyen on tue 19 jun 01

Good day to everyone.
During a slow-down in my orders (I make custom tiles and murals), I am
trying to brainstorm and pick-brains to figure out a good way to market
my work to the high-end consumers. I get the impression that web-sites
are best for portfolio display but they don't bring orders. The retail
tile stores don't want to sell custom, but they will display it for me
and refer people to me. Interior designers I have had no luck with. I
have done mailings to custom builders but nary a nibble. So, I am
frustrated and not sure how to approach my marketing differently.
Production work is not my "thing". I would get bored quickly.

So, to all you high-end custom tile makers....What works for you?

Joanne L. Van Bezooyen
Art Gecko Designs
voice & fax: 520-760-1584
11220 East Via Madre
Tucson, Arizona 85749 USA