My name is Mandi Gould and I’m the founder of Barker Social. I’m also a Lindy Hopper (swing dancer) and before my life as a digital marketer, I owned and operated my own dance studio for fifteen years. I also produced local and international dance events.
I understand the dance business and the specific needs that studio owners and event organizers face in their digital marketing… and that includes understanding dance budgets and the critical importance of the return on investment for marketing.
The same marketing principles also apply for some similar businesses, such as yoga studios.
Mandi teaching, 2009
We can help you run a successful marketing campaign to help grow your dance studio… and we aren’t going to try to sell you something you don’t actually need!
Here are the top priorities. We can ensure that:
I did not set out to market my services to dance studios.
However, many of my dance peers started to come to me for help–and of course I want to help them! Dancing is my passion! It’s what I love most and it’s a pleasure to help fellow dancers, especially Lindy Hoppers. The skills and knowledge that I have can absolutely make an impact for dance studios as well as yoga studios, and some other businesses with similar models.
I don’t like hearing about studio owners being taken advantage of or struggling because they don’t know how to leverage social media and digital marketing tools. I’m not a salesy person and I would never try to up-sell anything to a dance studio that you don’t need.
My goal is to provide exactly what you need to get results at the best possible price, from me and my little team of fellow dancers who sincerely care about your success.
**Please note that this page is not linked from the main menu bar because I don’t want my other clients to know that I offer discounts for dancers.