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Derek Piech - Gallery ...
Derek Piech - Gallery Associate; Marketing & PublicityDP@RMichelson.comContact Derek for more information on press releases, print images and our e-mailing list.
Golden Ticket Attendee: Derek ...
Golden Ticket Attendee: Derek Piech, sales consultant and manager of public relations
...Q&A with Derek Piech, Golden Ticket Attendee
...Golden Ticket attendee Derek Piech, sales consultant and manager of public relations for R. Michelson GalleriesAbout Derek: A graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in art history, Golden Ticket attendee Derek Piech is a young sales consultant and the manager of public relations for the gallery.
Having grown up in the Pioneer Valley, he
has a strong understanding of New England's art communities and their artists.Aside from work, Derek
enjoys seeing live music and traveling.
But Derek Piech, sales ...
But Derek Piech, sales consultant and manager of public relations, is quick to point out that most sales aren't as simple as click-and-point e-commerce."We use our Web site as the doormat to the acquisition process," Piech says."Oftentimes, this includes multiple e-mails or phone calls with the collector, including occasional house calls to help them make their final decision. [However], without that first look on the site, those sales would have never been possible…"Piech says the Internet is greatly responsible for keeping the gallery busy during the last several years of economic downturn.The company began using regular e-mail newsletters about three years ago to update collectors on events and openings at the gallery.As for the future of the Internet as it pertains to the art world, Piech says: "Art and the Internet still have many ways to grow and develop. Galleries focusing on original artwork will continue to need their physical space, but they may have to begin to pay closer attention to online inventory.