NAMTA Connect Schedule


NAMTA Connect keeps Members in touch with Supplier Demos, Business Presentations, and Member Meetings all on the ZOOM platform. All sessions are scheduled in Eastern Time.

Are you a supplier member interested in showcasing your products on NAMTA Connect for free? Sign up for a product demo to secure your spot on NAMTA Connect. Questions? Contact Rick Munisteri.

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Golden SoFlat Matte Product Demo

When: Tuesday, February 20th at 3:00 pm ET
Speakers: Presented by Golden Artist Colors

GOLDEN SoFlat Matte Acrylic Colors are formulated to have a unique combination of rich, matte finish, excellent coverage, and a leveling capability that minimizes the appearance of brushstrokes. These qualities make it easy for artists to create immersive fields of color without the distraction of texture and glare.

Join GOLDEN Material and Application Specialist Michael Townsend as he demonstrates the unique qualities of SoFlat and the creative opportunities this product line presents for your customers.

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Consumer Journey Part 3

When: Thursday, February 22nd at 3:00 pm ET
Speakers: David Pyle, Pyle Creative Studio

What happens on the consumer journey? Join David Pyle for this three-part series where we’ll explore the marketing funnel from top to bottom.

In part three, we’re exploring the bottom of the funnel. In this last stage of the marketing journey, your customers have already begun to educate and build trust in your business and products. But how do you make that final push? How do you personalize your content to consumers already interested in your brand? How do you measure if your tactics are working? You’ll take away strategies to build loyalty with customers, place smart marketing investments, and win the in-store battle. Build your brand and your business with part three of the consumer journey.

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My Biggest Success with Mike Stranders

When: Tuesday, February 27th at 3:00 pm ET
Speakers: David Pyle with special guest Mike Stranders

Guess who’s coming to NAMTA Connect? This regular series features conversations with key figures within the industry - this month with Mike Stranders, Vice President & General Manager of Derwent.

Mike has proven success and over 20 years of experience in product marketing and business management within various consumer durable markets. We’ll open the door to discuss memorable and pivotal moments: what’s been learned over the years in the creative industry? What opportunities does she see ahead for the community? What are Mike’s most memorable experiences (names changed to protect the innocent!)? You’ll walk away with deeper insights about the creative products landscape. We can’t wait to see what he brings to this discussion!

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The Consumer Study Scavenger Hunt

When: Thursday, February 29th at 3:00 pm ET
Speakers: David Pyle and Jordan Pyle, Pyle Creative Studio

Wouldn’t it be great to have a magic tool to give you key answers about your market? And wouldn’t it be great to win prizes as you explore the creative market? 

Join us as we take you on an interactive search of the NAMTA Consumer Study Dashboard. You’ll see how you can sort most-used products by consumer segment, find motivators for creative activities, and more. As we play with the data, David and Jordan will help you explore a range of strategic opportunities and uses for the dashboard. And there will be fabulous prizes for participants!  Grab your computer and be ready to unlock the power of data. Sign up today!

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The Bold, the Brilliant, and the Irresistible: A Creativation Education Preview!

When: Tuesday, March 5th at 3:00 pm ET
Speakers: David Pyle and Georganne Bender

More to choose from than ever before? How are you ever going to pick? As you’re thinking about how you’re going to grow your business over the coming year, join us for this session as we talk about how education at Creativation can help you fuel your marketing, your community engagement, and the right product mix for your market. 

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Tomorrow’s Artist Product Demonstration

When: Tuesday, March 12th at 3:00 pm ET
Speakers: Steve Ross

Details coming soon 

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Arteza Art Passports Product Demonstration

When: Thursday, March 14th at 3:00 pm ET
Speakers: Alison Nearpass

It's time to flex your creative muscle with Arteza's new Creative Kickstarters! Start with the one-of-a-kind Art Passports – a curated set designed to bring artists along a journey of phased exploration. We've divided your journey into three mystery boxes with scratch-off prompt cards and an Art Passport book. Inside each box, you'll also find all the tools & mediums you need to start exploring and creating! Scratch off a new prompt card daily to uncover fun inspiration to kickstart your creativity. Once your Art Passport is complete, it's time to move on to the next box! With Arteza's Creative Kickstarters, every day is a new creative challenge!

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NAMTA Essential Manager's Toolkit Video Series
The Essential Manager’s Toolkit Video Series:
What do YOU wish that you'd known when first starting as a manager?!?!

How do you create a dynamic, creative culture across your organization?  How can you cultivate deep community engagement that drives sales? 

NAMTA is proud to offer this video education series, The Essential Manager's Toolkit; Management Skills for the Creative Products Community, as a benefit for our members.  Created in partnership with long-time industry leader, David Pyle and his team, this 4-part series was created based upon consultation with dozens of managers in the creative products community.  We asked, "What do you wish you'd known when first starting as a manager?" This is the result...and it's all specifically tailored to the creative products community.

Check it out - and more- in THE STUDIO


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