Namta Connect Virtual Schedule



Namta Connect keeps members in touch with Supplier Demos, Business Presentations, and Member Meetings
- all on the ZOOM platform.



Session Times are listed in Eastern Time
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Example:
3 pm Eastern =
2 pm Central  = 1 pm Mountain  = 12 noon Pacific

 





  • Two-Part Session with Franz Spohn (Part 2 on Thursday August 25)
Tuesday - August 16 - PART 1

3 pm Eastern Time  
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Faber-Castell - New Pitt Wallets

Franz Spohn will explain the new color variety in our updated Pitt Pen Wallets.

And... Franz will demo the pens and talk more about the different colorways they come in.


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Thursday - August 18

3 pm Eastern Time  
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DEI Session - “Moving Past Your DEI Statement”
presented by Karyn Lu & David Pyle

 
What do we want our brands to represent? What kinds of diversity are important? How do we build more inclusive workplaces? Manage diverse teams? Serve diverse clients and customers in a sustainable way? Join the creative materials community as we empower each other in this interactive discussion to gain a clearer understanding of what it means to be an inclusive leader and why it’s essential in today’s creative products marketplace.

Karyn Lu (she/her) is passionate about empowering more inclusive and equitable working experiences for everyone. As a co-founder of Strata RMK, she works closely with organizations all over the world to navigate their diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) journeys in a non-performative, data-driven, and sustainable way. Karyn has 15+ years of experience building inclusive teams, products, and services across both private and public sectors. She has been a TEDx speaker, and her work has earned a Webby Award and a CES Innovation Award. Karyn resides in Atlanta, GA, with her husband and two sons.



David Pyle has been developing and managing successful marketing campaigns in the art and creative products community for over 35 years. Over the last 15 years, he has worked as the Group Publisher for the largest media brands in the fine art-making and crafting categories. In 2020, he launched a new marketing services group called Pyle Creative Studio. David is also an accomplished Artist and image maker.


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Tuesday - August 23

3 pm Eastern Time  
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Pinterest Advertising: The Most Overlooked Way to Increase Q4 Sales


Join Traci Reuter, Founder & CEO of Divine Social, a digital media advertising and email marketing agency. Traci brings 30 years of sales and marketing experience.  She and her team are behind many of the biggest brands in the arts, crafts & soft crafts space.

Pinterest is the home of inspiration, where people come to take action. 9 out of 10 people use Pinterest to get inspired about things to buy, and 8 of them end up buying. It’s a unique platform that mixes search, inspiration and planning.  You won’t want to miss this session. The #1 searched category on the Pinterest platform is Art & Arts and Craft.  This is not just a place you want your brand to drive sales for Q4, but driving sales and growing your brand 365 days a year.

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Thursday - August 25 - PART 2

3 pm Eastern Time  
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Faber-Castell - New Pitt Wallets

Franz will go through all of the new nibs in the Pitt Wallet and demo different ways to use them.

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Tuesday - August 30

3 pm Eastern Time  
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Faber-Castell - New Goldfaber Aqua Dual Pens
Franz will demo the new Creative Studio Goldfaber Aqua Dual Pens and talk about how to use them and their different colorways.

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Thursday - September 8


3 pm Eastern Time  
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How to Be a Good Corporate Citizen and Build Your Local Business

Community is incredibly important to today’s consumers. You get points for being a good corporate citizen, points for protecting the environment, points for the local charities you support, and more. During this Zoominar, KIZER & BENDER share ideas to engage shoppers while encouraging your community to Shop Local, Shop Small, Shop Indie!


Presented by Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender - experts on generational diversity, consumer trends, marketing and promotion, and everything retail.

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Tuesday - September 13

3 pm Eastern Time  
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Sure Fire Ways To Raise Your Average Order Value
When it comes to digital advertising and your ability to grow your business, average order value or AOV is a critical metric for success.  The higher your AOV the greater chance you have of ensuring profitable return on advertising spends or ROAS.  In this session Traci will walk you through various ways you can increase your AOV, some simple and some more advanced.

Join Traci Reuter, Founder & CEO of Divine Social, a digital media advertising and email marketing agency. Traci brings 30 years of sales and marketing experience.  She and her team are behind many of the biggest brands in the arts, crafts & soft crafts space.

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Thursday  
September 15   
3 PM    
Pyle Creative - Info coming

Thursday
September 15  
6 PM    
Happy Hour - Creativation in Columbus Trivia


Tuesday 
September 20  
3 PM    
Pyle Creative - Info coming

Tuesday - September 27

3 pm Eastern Time  
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Introducing OLO Marker - The Heart of Color

Presented by John Darland and Lori Craig

Join Global Creative Inc. to learn about the new, patented OLO alcohol marker that is revolutionizing the art [or marker] industry. Explore the innovative and customization features of the OLO system and learn why OLO is the new choice for art marker artists. Top creatives are buzzing about OLO's high-quality features, ease of use, and value. We are excited to share engaging retail options that will draw attention in any size fine art or craft supply store. See you soon!



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Thurday
September 29   
3:00 PM    
Pyle Creative - Info coming



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