Guidelines for listing your business on MTNS MADE

Who can list?
Where do you classify as the Blue Mountains?
What do you mean by the ‘creative industries’?
What can be listed?
How do I create a new listing or update an existing listing?
What needs to be included in the listing?

Who can list?
The MTNS MADE directory is open to anyone who lives in the Blue Mountains and works in the creative industries.

Where do you classify as the Blue Mountains?
The Blue Mountains is classified as everywhere within the Blue Mountains local government area (LGA), incorporating all villages from Lapstone to Mt Irvine.

What do you mean by the ‘creative industries’? 
The creative industries is defined as ”those sectors which specialise in the use of creative talent for commercial purposes” (NESTA, 2013). The following broad categories are included:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Built environment
  • Design (including fashion, industrial and graphic design)
  • Visual Arts
  • Sound and music
  • Performing Arts
  • Publishing
  • Screen (television, film and electronic games)
  • Radio
  • Creative Makers (handicraft, jewellery, furniture, design pieces etc)
  • Artisanal food and beverage products
  • Software development and interactive content

What can be listed?
You and/or your business should be listed, rather than an individual product. For example, list yourself as an author, outlining your career/accomplishments, rather than creating a listing for your book.

How do I create a new listing or update an existing listing?

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on ‘get listed’.
  2. Either log in with your existing account or create a new account. You can re-set your password at any time by clicking ‘lost your password’.
  3. Fill in all listing details – see below for tips.
  4. When finished click ‘submit new creative’.
  5. Your listing will be sent to an administrator for review and will either be published within 48 hours or returned to you for additional information.
  6. To update a listing, scroll to the bottom of the home page and click ‘update your listing’.

What needs to be included in the listing?
Your MTNS MADE listing is your opportunity to be discovered by new clients and collaborators, so you should make it as polished as possible. Incomplete listings will not be published, but will be returned to you for additional information. For best results, please include the following:

  1. Title – this is your name or your business name (not your actual title, such as ‘Ms’)
  2. Tagline – a short sub-heading or catch phrase that will appear under your title. Along with the header image, this is the first thing a visitor will see about you, so make your first impression count.
  3. Description – this is where you include information about you/your business, your experience and accomplishments.
  4. Contact details, including email and phone number.
  5. Header background image – this is the first, and largest, thing a person will see when they visit your listing. It sets the tone for your work and is your best promotional opportunity. Images work best in landscape, should be no less than 1080×580 pixels and a maximum of 2MB.
  6. Image gallery images – you should add at least one image, up to a maximum of four. Maximum 2MB, Square images work best, size should be no less than 500×500 pixels. This is your opportunity to show examples of your work.
  7. Your Profile Photo or Company Logo – clients who visit the site want to know who they are working with. This image will crop to a circle, therefore square images work best.  Size should be no less than 500×500 pixels. Maximum 2MB.
  8. Links to your website and social media accounts so prospective clients can see more samples of your work and engage with you online.
  9. Your opening hours, if you have any
  10. Your location, if you have an office/studio/retail/other space that is open to the public. For safety reasons, do not include this if it is your home address.

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