BigFoot Zombie on the Topic of Scientific Inquiry

Don’t worry BigFootZombie, you still have some fans.


A “tongue firmly in cheek” story we recently saw on the internet is one that involved BigFoot Zombie also known as Sasquatch Undead. In his interview he laments about the lack of taking climate change seriously in America. He believes it signals the possible end to the magic of scientific inquiry. Or to put it another way, if people don’t care about solving problems associated with climate change, what hope is there for the belief of mythical creatures like himself?!

ArtisticPreneurs Unite

What’s the Message?

When we say “ArtisticPreneurs Unite” we don’t necessarily mean what it sounds like. What does it sound like? To some it may mean that ArtisticPreneurs should bond and be a united front. But this is not our intended message.

A Kind of Telepathy

Our call to action is the suggestion that those who consider themselves ArtisticPreneurs, stick to a kind of code. In other words, since this is often though of as the age of the ArtisticPreneur, it is somehow how important and maybe even empowering that those who are creative as well as are entrepreneurs, seek solace in knowing others are up to the same thing.

Different from an Energy Drink

Being an ArtisticPreneur, much like a solopreneur, can be a lonely gig. It’s a lot of time being stuck behind a computer with no one there. Needless to say, ArtisticPreneurs like it that way, because many of them are introverts so they get recharged by doing work all alone.

A Special 24 Hours

ArtisticPreneurs are also some of the nicest people you could ever imagine. So if you know an ArtisticPreneur, consider today to officially be “ArtisticPreneur Day” and say “hi” to all the ones you know. It would also be thoughtful if you say to her or him:

“Good job. We appreciate your work.”

Could it Really Be a Holiday?

That’s really all that an ArttistickPreneur needs. A little affirmation now and then. Thanks for reading, but now please excuse me, I have to go do a bunch stuff on the computer. Happy ArtisticPreneur Day!


10 Promotion Tips for ArtisticPreneurs

Get Clients
When you visit podcasts, blogs and videos, those featured in this media come across as experts, right? Do you have an expertise in some area? Get on the media track that other experts are on!

Here are 10 quick and easy promotion tips that you can use to get clients:

  1. Who, what, where, how – this can be a starting point for how to get clients. First look at who you are, what is your company and what is the solution to a problem that you supply to clients?
  2. In short, design a paragraph that answers the “who” question that is going to be desirable to your perfect client. Be sure to also answer what you stand for, what are your beliefs?
  3. Important: at all times you want to put yourself in the mind of your future client. What would he or she want to see? Is what you are proposing a solution to a problem which that client has? Are you making this clear enough?
  4. What kind of service do you provide? Get clear on what kind of service or product your company or you offer.
  5. Make sure on your website is what you do and what you are about.
  6. Do you have a CTA (Call to Action) on your site? Is it clear what you want the future client to do? Email you? Fill out a form? Subscribe to a newsletter?
  7. Business, product and service are all concepts when you are just starting out that if merely being announced on your website will not get you results.
  8. More than this is required. So you need to be aware of what your clients want and what their pain points are.
  9. What is it that is painful to them that they want relief from? Chances are your future clients spend time online seeking answers to these problems.
  10. Where? Where do your future clients hang out? Chances are your future clients spend time online reading blogs, listening to podcasts, visiting videos and so forth. You need to do the “where” and go to where your clients are. Make a list of podcasts, blogs and videos that your clients likely visit and then contact these venues to come on as a guest expert sharing your knowledge. Be sure to share your web address as a guest which should be set up to be able to acquire a visitor’s email address.

DigiComArts: The Evolution

There is much anticipation over what kind of an eBook DigiComArts will place on the new version of Art Gush.
There is much anticipation over what kind of an eBook DigiComArts will place on the new version of Art Gush.

There Have Been Some Requests from Readers Wanting More Information on DigiComArts so Here it is!

It All Started at the New York Public Library.

DigiComArts arts which is short for Digital Communication Arts, got its start at the New York Public Library and is evolving into an online education staple in conjunction with the work it is now doing with the new Art Gush site. Art Gush, in its original version, was established in 2016 as a go-to educational membership site. But as of a few months ago this changed. The creators of Art Gush decided to explore a different path, so all the content was taken down. The new version of the site is to be part blog and part store. The store, when it is set up, will offer PDF downloadable eBooks on topics of interest to ArtistiPreneurs, including Digital Marketing.

DigiComArts was set into motion back in 2012 and was first used to augment DigiComArts Workshops at the New York Public Library. If you check the DigiComArts Archives you’ll see that the first focus was on the topic of “Bullying” and involved the celebrity organization “Stomp Out Bullying.” “Stomp Out Bullying” went on to win a Platinum PIA as did some of the student participants in the workshops.

Digital Communication Arts Platinum PIA

On the New York Public Library website the “Digital Communication Arts Platinum PIA” is described as being given to the individual who excels at creating a digital project in the DigiComArts workshop series.

As mentioned, the theme for 2012 was anti-bullying. A highlight in the build to the PIAs was an address by bullying survivor and “American Idol” contestant Shacara Maclaurin to one of the workshop groups.

The Digital Communication Arts PIA winner for 2012 was Luke Grant for his animatic short “Who’s the Real Bully?”

Yianni Stamas’ Blog Clarifies the Award Bearing the Name DigiComArts

The following is excerpted from Yianni Stamas’ blog:

“Just in time for the build to Harvest Festival NYC, Librarian Rodger Taylor and myself are proud to present the new DigiComArts site which will provide a showcase for teens and others. DigiComArts features Digital Communication Arts projects that are the result of the DigiComArts workshop series at the New York Public Library. Since many of the projects that are created during the workshop series are also nominated for Platinum PIAs Awards, Digicomarts provides a way for surfers to experience the work of participants.”

Manhattan Kids Guide Offers Final Words

This is taken from the “About” section of Manhattan Kids Guide:

“…Lights Camera Read also staged DigiComArts workshops at New York Public Library branches teaching teens important media and life skills. Eventually the DigiComArts workshops expanded their reach by becoming in 2016 an online education experience. This online education site is called Art Gush and helps you advance your creative career.”

New Content is on Its Way!

Following the closing in 2018 of the membership portion of Art Gush, new PDF content is on it’s way. DigiComArts plans to put up an eBook on Art Gush soon!

John Yianni Stamas Talks About DigiComArts and its Special Network

Community Through Media
Community Through Media

Hi, my name is John Yianni Stamas and I’m one of the founders of DigiComArts, which is short for Digital Community Arts. This volunteer based organization has grown greatly since when it was first developed in 2011 (with then librarian Rodger Taylor) as a series of youth workshops at the New York Public Library that culminated with some participants winning Platinum PIAs Awards. These workshops were done in conjunction with DigiComArts’ companion collective established in 2001 and called Video Film Web . The goal was to create community through media.

This mission is now also accomplished by our managing of over 27 community blogs. These blogs are updated daily in collaboration with guest bloggers and interviewees just like you who are interested in building their visibility while simultaneously making a difference and getting new customers, clients and fans.

We also now offer video producing, web designing, digital marketing and blogging services. In fact, DigiComArts and Video Film Web, working closely with DigiRefer, will help you find your perfect affordable media freelancer to fit your needs and transform the effectiveness of your internet campaigns to better reach your own personal community and audience.

We believe that life is too short to not help to make the world a little bit better daily through uploading fresh web content using a holistic multifaceted approach. We also believe that the pursuit of more customers, clients and fans for business reasons does not exclude you being able to be artistic or to make a difference across the globe. This is the cornerstone concept of the website entitled ArtisticPreneur which also has a weekly newsletter.

The ArtisticPreneur newsletter keeps you abreast of new content on the over 27 community blogs plus provides you with tips to leverage the media that you use to expand your creative entrepreneurial undertakings. Joining this newsletter is on an elite first-come-first-served-basis and can be accomplished by emailing “info at video film web dot com.” In the email be sure to tell us a little bit about yourself and why you think this weekly email newsletter can help you.

Please note that not all newsletter joining requests result in you being signed up. We reserve the right to seek out creative people committed to change. Again, the email to be used to request to join the ArtisticPreneur newsletter is “info at video film web dot com.” Those accepted will be added to the email list via the email of the message you send to us.