Meet the MusicWorks Panelist: Vanessa Cito

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Vanessa Cito

Coming up in our next MusicWorks session on April 26, Coalition Music's Vanessa Cito will be joining us for our workshop, DIY Series: Social Media 201. Get to know her a little better…

Vanessa Marie Rose Cito develops customized social marketing plans for all Coalition Music artists and programs across multiple online platforms. With over 10 years of experience in the music business, Vanessa built her career in stage management and hospitality for NXNE and has worked in branding, social media, and CRM for various corporate entities, musicians, and brands. Also an entrepreneur, Cito co-founded both Big Things Productions and People Put Out Productions.

What’s your favourite flavour of potato chip?
All chips are equal in my eyes. Sometimes I combine BBQ and SC&O when I’m feeling dangerous. Chips for president. Chips for life.

What’s your desert album record?
Brand New - Deja Entendu

Which artists do you find have the most compelling or interesting social media profiles right now?
Really liking what Avicii did on Instagram, a choose your own adventure to promote the new album. PUP does a great job of supporting their community, keeping humor, and remaining consistent in their brand. Anderson Paak has an amazing Instagram account. I thought I would be bored of multipanel stories but he is just killing it. His brand is completely on point with the exact same aesthetic as his album. It’s a complete tie in.

What’s the last album you listened to in its entirety?
The unreleased album from Stuck Out Here. I can’t wait for the world to hear it.

Robots or dinosaurs?
Robotic dinosaurs only. They fixed the tiny arms problem.

Social media has quickly become one of the most integral marketing and branding tools available to any business. The unprecedented ability to connect and communicate with your audience has transcended novelty and is now a critical and essential part of any artist’s career. In the fall, we talked about the basics of social media strategies. This spring, Coalition Music’s Vanessa Cito will lead us further down the rabbit hole as we explore the relationship between analytics and advertising. Take your social media savvy to the next level as we look at building deliberate and impactful advertising campaigns based on the data you collect from your current audiences and the audiences that you’re targeting. 

Register online, or to get more info, please contact:

David Landreth, Professional Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Services of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters; The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; and The SOCAN Foundation.

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