I want to think all of the creative, enthusiastic, and committed members of the performing arts community who came out this morning for our conversation about social networking, e-marketing, and all the other fast-evolving elements of drawing audiences in.
It was especially great to have so many people participate in the conversation, and freely share their experiences and challenges. I really hope that this conversation can continue in the months to come, either virtually or in person--only good can come from all this talent putting our heads together. (More on this to come, for sure!)
As promised, here is a quick rundown, in no particular order except how I scrawled them down during our session, of some of the many (many!) tools which came up in conversation today. It would be great to continue this conversation in the comments section below: please fill in gaps I've missed, add thoughts/ideas that we didn't have time to cover, discuss what you thought the most important takeaways/action steps from this meeting, and get to know each other's experiments. Thanks again for participating!
Imeem, a branded media player that Mehmet particularly likes
Accolade Arts, Jeff's site, which will shortly publish a white paper on this topic
The Flip Mino mini digital camcorder, which Chad and his team use to capture & post audience reactions after their shows
Kyte, which offers a branded media player that offers the possibility of creating live feeds
Wix, a free platform for building flash pages, MySpace layouts, etc.
Chad's handout on e-marketing terms (apparently link is still not working, though!)
Lastly, here are a couple of areas which we didn't get to touch upon this morning that I feel are ripe for discussion: viral widgets; mobile social networking
(With special thanks to Mehmet, Chad, Mario, Bruce, and Alison, as well as of course APAP, the World Music Coalition and the Outdoor Festivals and Programs Group. )