Michele Tuegel Contemporary is a retail art gallery in downtown St. Petersburg. The gallery, opened in October 2012, is subtitled "Art, Craft, Design + Adornment" and owner Michele Tuegel's goal is that it conveys the message that beautiful art and objects bring inspiration in our lives. The gallery showcases the works of more than 80 artists and features services including in-house custom art framing, gift registries and art & design consulting.
From their application for Best at Grassroots Marketing:
"It is easier to keep a current customer happy and coming back for more than it is to find new customers. Over 50% of my art and merchandise sales are from returning customers. I work hard to earn their trust. The Customer Loyalty Program has been hugely successful and has multiplied our returning customer base. Success has also been noted when I recognize someone going immediately up to a piece of artwork I had posted on Instagram an hour earlier, or through the significant number of inquiries the gallery can rely on soon after customers have received the monthly gallery e-newsletter. It’s almost as if I’ve given them a personal reminder, which, in a way, I guess I have."
Michele Tuegel Contemporary is at 320 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. The gallery can be reached at 727-823-1100 or mtcontempo.com.
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