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Matt Dunford searching out the 'best of Nottingham' conversation ep08

Matt tweeted me, well followed me initialy and looking at his profile and visiting the link in his Twitter profile I invited Matt via DM (direct message) to join me on the Fibre Studio sofa to tell me all about his venture and business journey.

Recorded 2nd March 2012 at Cellar54 (FibreCamp 1)


  • What is "Best of Nottingham"?
  • Proactively collecting reviews to benchmark the best.
  • More than a cookie cutter site...
  • Directory vs Community
  • Business, business models and Nigel Botteril
  • Building a web community - The bridge between Facebook and Twitter.
  • What does a sucessful online social network look like.
  • Consistant engagement connecting with 'best of' businesses.
  • Bit about Matt's social technologies journey.


The Best of Nottingham



SPECIAL episode: ... in coversation with Emma Keith @NTLive

I met Emma back in October 2011 at Audience Europes JOLT symosium hosted by Audience Central at the MAC (Manchester Arts Centre). Along with Peta Murphy-Burke - Relationship Manager, Digital & Creative Economy at Arts Council England, Sarah Chambers - Deputy Director Marketing and Audience Strategy at the National Theatre with Steve Manthorp in the chair, Emma talked at the Click for More seminar delivering a case study detailing her work as Associate Procucer on the National Theatre's simulcast programe NTLive which braodcasts stage productions as they are meant to be seen in to cinemas around the UK and across the World.

I recently attending the first annual Stagemanagement Association Conference and took the oportunity to meet up with Emma to ask her about the technical process of taking a live theatre production to the cinema delivering in High Definition broadcast quality.

This episode was recorded on Audioboo in February 2012 Emma talks to me about what it takes to take a play and make it social.



Show Notes

  • Introducing Emma and her role as Associate Producer
  • How do NTLive ensure the 'best seats in the house'
  • What is NTLive?
  • Who gets the broadcast?
  • NTLive around the World.
  • The importance of the live experience
  • The enhance experience of theatre in the cinema.
  • How do the digital team work with the in house production team?
  • Connecting with the DSM and linking to the broadcast.
  • Creating and encouraging social media practice amonst actors.
  • Intergrating digital archiving and promotional media with a unique perspective.
  • Production flow insight going forward to the next broadcast.