We are so excited to launch #MyDundeeChristmas - A Christmas themed social media challenged brought to you by the Dundee Etsy Team, Mafalda Media and JillyJilly. This challenge will celebrate the independent business community in Dundee and highlight how we can support them this Christmas.
We've created a list of festive prompts for you to use to share your brand's story and favourite things about Dundee this November. We'd love to see you all get creative and share photos every day - remember to use #MyDundeeChristmas and follow your hosts @etsydundee @mafaldamedia and @jillyjillydesign!
Mafalda Media Is a Dundee based social media and digital marketing agency, run by Mafalda Johnson, who works with businesses to get the most from their online engagement. Mafalda Media is running our Social Media workshop at the Dundee Etsy Team Mini Summit.
Jilly Noble is our team founder and Co-Captain, she is a local illustrator and commercial photographer who also runs JillyJilly, a handmade giftware brand. Jilly will be hosting the Product Photography workshop at our Mini Summit.
We also have some fab special guest hosts - on the highlighted days there will be prizes up for grabs by local businesses who will pick their favourite photo of the day. From coffee shops to candle makers, if you're a small business owner share your story and encourage Dundonians to keep it local this Christmas.
We'll be sharing some ideas for how the prompts can be interpreted along with social media photo tips and more over the coming weeks so check back soon! In the mean time, download your planner and spread the word!
The Dundee Etsy Team
Join us for the first Dundee Etsy Team Mini Summit!
The Dundee Etsy Team has had a fantastic first year, from our wee meet-ups to our first Etsy Made Local which was a huge success, it's been great to see our community grow. Earlier this year our team Co-Captain Jennifer Clarke represented us at the 2019 Etsy Team Captains' Summit, which was a fab weekend of learning, networking and cake! Now we're bringing a mini version of this experience to Dundee which you won't want to miss. Tickets are limited so everyone attending can get the most from the experience.
The Dundee Etsy Mini Team Summit will be held at the lovely Tilted Duck Vintage on Sunday 20th October from 11.30am-3.30pm. It's going to be a jam-packed event, perfect for those already selling on Etsy! Here's what you can expect:
After a quick welcome and goody bags, we'll start the day with an official Etsy UK presentation by our Co-Captain Jennifer. This is direct from HQ and filled with info on Etsy changes and tips on how to make the most of them.
Next up you'll be split into three groups to take part in the first of our three taster workshops. This will be followed by a delicious buffet lunch from Marwick's Vegan Kitchen with a chance to chat and catch up with everyone. After lunch, you'll switch to the next workshop, have a quick tea and cake break, then complete your third mini workshop. Read more about our three wonderful workshops below:
🧡 Introduction to Product Photography with Jilly Noble
- In this session Jilly will cover the essential types of product photos, photography styling techniques and basic editing. Please bring along a product and some prop ideas to make the most of this workshop!
- As well as running Jillyjilly, our Team Co-Captain Jilly Noble has previously been selected as an Etsy mentor and trained to be an Etsy Educator in 2017. Jilly also runs a lifestyle photography business (www.lifestylephoto.studio).
🧡 Beginners Social Media with Falda Johnson
- In this workshop Falda will cover the platforms you should be using and how to use them, how to increase engagement and content creation ideas.
- Falda runs a digital marketing and social media management business - Mafalda Media. She recently set up an Etsy shop for her social media planner printables.
🧡 Shop Aesthetics with Jennifer Clarke
- An introduction to optimising your shop's appearance. Learn how to use basic free design tools and Etsy guidelines to make your shop look cohesive and fit your brand
- Jennifer runs SPILTHdesign and is instantly recognisable for her iconic personal style. She works in marketing at the colourful brand Molke where she has also designed bold fabrics synonymous with their aesthetic.
📌 Please let us know of any dietary requirements and remember to bring a product along! If you have any questions just get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in our Facebook group.
Tickets via Eventbrite (£9.50 early bird, £13 standard)
#MarchMeetTheMaker is an annual Instagram challenge organised by Joanne Hawker (designer, illustrator and Somerset Etsy Team Captain). It's a chance for makers to share their story and be part of a community for the month of March and give your social media a boost in the process. Lots of the Dundee Etsy Team took part so we thought we'd share a few snapshots on here.
Wow!! What an incredible day we had at the first Etsy Made Local Dundee.
Thank you all so much for coming along, shopping, saying lovely things and having fun at the photobooth and workshop! We've had the nicest feedback and the market had such an amazing atmosphere.
Of course, we need to say a big thank you to our wonderful team members and volunteers who helped make it such a success, we'd have been lost without you all! From decorations making and flyering to setting up the venue, manning the doors and tidying up, we appreciate every little bit.
Also, thank you to those of you who donated to Dundee Foodbank and to Pines and Needles for our Christmas tree. Photobooth photos will be online shortly (will pop a link to the album in comments).
If you share any market photos we'd love to see so make sure to use #etsydundee and #etsymadelocaluk
Now we're off to have a break to focus on our own shops but we'll be back in the new year with exciting plans!
The Dundee Etsy Team
Join us for the first ever Etsy Made Local Dundee!
Etsy Made Local is a national event that will see towns and cities from coast to coast celebrating the makers and designers that make up the creative community selling on Etsy.com, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, and encouraging people to look locally for this year’s Christmas gifts.
The Dundee Etsy Team will be popping up at Wasps Meadow Mill Studios on Saturday 1st December from 11am-7pm for a chance to check out the best unique and locally made products that you won't find on the high street!
Organised by a team of local Etsy sellers, pop along to find meaningful gifts from 25 designers and makers. As well as Christmas shopping we’ll have lots of other treats including a crafty decoration workshop, cheesy photo booth, goody bags and festive evening fun with live music and mulled wine!
The Dundee Etsy Team is run by a group of volunteers to help offer support for local Etsy sellers. Since launching in early 2018, we’ve been working on creating a space for like-minded creatives to share feedback & experiences as well as organise events that help our businesses grow.