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#Auddev chat, June 28, 2013 at Noon ET – Twtr Symphony

#Auddev chat, June 28, 2013 at Noon ET – Twtr Symphony

A chat with Chip Michael, Artistic Director of the Twtr Symphony – an online symphony comprised of musicians from all over the world that connected on Twitter. This is one good example of how you can use social media to create for and with your audiences!

  1. Hello and welcome to #auddev chat. I’m your host, Shoshana from Audience Development Specialists.
  2. We will be chatting with @chipmichael the Artistic Director of the Twtr Symphony. Please use the hashtag #auddev to join the conversation!
  3. @chipmichael Good day to you, and thank you for chatting with us. Please do introduce yourself. #auddev
  4. I am a composer and Music Director for TwtrSymphony – an international orchestra made of people who’ve connected via twitter #auddev
  5. The concept of @TwtrSymphony started when a few of my twitter friends suggested I start an orchestra to help get my music performed #auddev
  6. @chipmichael Can you give us a basic history of the Twtr Symphony? How did you get the idea? How many musicians? Etc? #auddev
  7. However, the idea has grown to be much more than a vanity project for my music. We have over 100 musicians participating world wide #auddev
  8. The music has been listened to online thousands of times via our website twtrsymphony.instantencore.com or on Youtube #auddev
  9. Follow hashtag #auddev for a conversation about the Twtr Symphony. Using social media to create!
  10. We started @TwtrSymphony in March 2012 based a lark. I wanted a new composition performed but didn’t have an orchestra #auddev
  11. Can you fill us in on the process of building your Twitter Symphony? Twtr Symphony. #auddev
  12. By the end of March 2012 @TwtrSymphony had over 300 musicians wanting to audition. It was crazy (and exciting) #auddev
  13. @chipmichael So a group of twitter friends saying “let’s build a symphony!” #auddev
  14. The process of building the symphony was all about getting the word out on Twitter and inviting musicians to audition #auddev
  15. We are @twtrSymphony is a orchestra of musicians from around the world that play music together remotely #auddev @lynnekingsley
  16. Each musician gets their part and a click track, they record it, we put all the parts together 4 the final recording #auddev @lynnekingsley
  17. @chipmichael So there is no location where you all get together. You are putting together the piece with remote performances? #auddev
  18. If you’d like to hear some of our music (and see some of the musicians playing) 1st ‘symphony’ is here youtube.com/playlist?list=… #auddev
  19. Just clarifying for those people unfamiliar with this type of recording method. #auddev
  20. I’m curious, did you know these people before Twitter? #auddev
  21. That’s correct #auddev unlike most other orchestras, the musicians don’t physically meet. I’ve only met 3 of them in person.
  22. yet now, I consider many of them very good friends #auddev
  23. @chipmichael So you have built relationships with all of these people via Twitter and formed a symphony. Brilliant! #auddev
  24. I knew some of the musicians before we starterd, but the power of social media took it way beyond my ‘friend’ list #auddev
  25. @chipmichael Why did you decide to use Twitter versus any other method out there. #auddev
  26. Another aspect of TwtrSymphony is building these relationships and promoting what these musicians are doing outside TwtrSymphony #auddev
  27. @chipmichael Yes, it looks like a very supportive network for you and the musicians. #auddev
  28. One musician plays with @DetroitSymphony so we promote their dso.com/dsolive performances that include @garrettMcQueen #auddev
  29. Just a note to the normal symphony format – creating a supportive network for your musicians would be a great #auddev addition!
  30. We try to be supportive of music in general too, with a focus on what our musicians are doing #auddev
  31. I so agree! #auddev Other orchestras would find if they would promote their musicians, their musicians would reciprocate.
  32. @chipmichael So not only are you promoting the musicians, but also their regular gigs, which includes other symphonies. #auddev
  33. @chipmichael Have any orchestras approached you to collaborate directly? Do they know what you are doing to help them? #auddev
  34. Of course #auddev Music is not Me! Me! Me! – music is a shared experience. It needs musicians, but it needs an audience. They go handNHand
  35. By supporting our musicians (and other orchestras) we help promote music #auddev the more popular classical music is, the better for us too!
  36. Wondering if any musicians from @twtrsymphony are on Twitter right now to chat about what is like for them. #auddev
  37. We are ‘friends’ with numerous orchestras, and are supported (via tweets and promotion) by many, but no collaborations yet #auddev
  38. We are an orchestra of musicians spreading our music 140 secs at a time #auddev
  39. Twitter was the medium for @TwtrSymphony because of the ‘conversational’ nature of it #auddev
  40. @chipmichael Do you use other social media formats as well? Which ones? #auddev
  41. We wanted an orchestra connected like Twitter connects people – engaging around the world – interacting #auddev
  42. I agree how powerful Twitter can be if used in the social manner it was meant for. ;O) #auddev
  43. Yes – we are on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr #auddev We have a website and eventually be on LinkedIn, Google … but managing an orchestra
  44. … takes time and energy as does each of these social media platforms and I only have so many hours in a day #auddev
  45. @chipmichael Very true. It does take time. Focusing on the format that works best for you is a good point. #auddev
  46. I really wish other orchestras understood the power of twitter. Some use it well, but most just hawk their performances. #auddev
  47. @chipmichael LOL at “hawk.” Speaking of interaction, what types of interaction do you have with your audiences? #auddev
  48. Exactly – to make social media work, you have to understand how it works and why it works to be effective. #auddev
  49. I’m also curious about who your audiences are and how you engage with them. #auddev
  50. Interaction with our audiences comes in tweets, comments and suggestions #auddev We try and respond to all comments personally…
  51. Our audience is the world on the web so engaging means getting them to be aware of us and sharing what we’ve done with their friends #auddev
  52. But it also means listening to what they’re saying, answering their suggestions for new ideas #auddev We don’t take them all; we do respond
  53. Our videos are a good example of spreading the word. Our symphony has been watched 4k times #auddev & still popular on several channels
  54. @chipmichael With this new format, are you seeing people that are new to classical music become your audience members? #auddev
  55. If you’re listening to what your audience is saying (or not saying) #auddev UR able to glean what direction you need to take.
  56. If anyone else has questions, please tweet and use the #auddev hashtag.
  57. I don’t to suggest @twtrSymphony succeeds all the time. We don’t – but we’re always trying, looking at ways to innovate, grow #auddev
  58. We did a piece last Dec “Raise Your Voice” for the people of #Newtown in response to the shooting #auddev
  59. Being playing with MediaLabs @screensinthewild if you @broadwaycinema give it a glance. #auddev bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/graduate/scree…
  60. “Raise Your Voice” wasn’t an anti-gun piece, but rather a ‘power of music to heal’ piece #auddev It STILL hasn’t released…
  61. No, it is going to be released free to download with the score available for performances. The point was to show community spirit #auddev
  62. @chipmichael Which is a great point. We can use the arts to participate in and show support for our communities. #auddev
  63. The problem in getting the music out is partly due to our process and we’re working on fixing that. #auddev
  64. @chipmichael Have you ever done a “live concert” format for a live audience? #auddev
  65. Yes – Artists need to show their passion for music, but also for the communities they live in. #auddev
  66. By the very nature of @TwtrSymphony a ‘live concert” isn’t possible. Trying 2get 6 musicians streaming over the internet live is…#auddev
  67. … technically impossible right now. We have some companies working on options, but the lag time from the connections prevents it. #auddev
  68. @chipmichael I was thinking more along the lines of creating YouTubes that people could watch together live & chat in live time. #auddev
  69. @chipmichael I understand lag times. Technology has not caught up yet. #auddev
  70. We are working on doing more interactive ‘live’ communication between groups of musicians, but that still won’t be live perfromances #auddev
  71. Hmmmm a concept we hadn’t talked about yet – maybe we should chat more about this later 😀 #auddev
  72. @chipmichael Yes, challenging for an actual live concert so I used air quotes. LOL! #auddev
  73. @chipmichael So what’s in store for future projects? Do you have any upcoming ones to share with us? #auddev
  74. We did get approached by an orchestra about developing a multi-orchestra piece with three live feeds – but again technology hindered #auddev
  75. We did a Kickstarter last Jan-Feb but it didn’t get funded. We have 20 scores of other composers we’d like to record. That’s NEXT #auddev
  76. @chipmichael I can’t wait for the tech to catch up. I have seen live with a recording of the other artist, but not both live. #auddev
  77. Unfortunately, no one at TwtrSymphony is paid (anything) so we have to work around day jobs – and recently mine has been HECTIC #auddev
  78. Wow, 20 scores. This is a great use for the @twtrsymphony. Helping other composers get out there! #auddev
  79. Multiple live performances is definitely where the tech is headed – but not there yet #auddev
  80. That’s right, using @TwtrSymphony to help other composers get exposure – again, we’re about sharing music, promoting music #auddev
  81. We believe in the power of music to change lives. It certainly has for us! #auddev@twtrsymphony
  82. @chipmichael Hmmm…that is along the lines that artists will create without being paid, topic came up again at latest conference. #auddev
  83. @chipmichael Were there any other projects that inspired you to create Twtr Symphony? #auddev
  84. In TedTalk @AmandaPalmer said it right: don’t ask the audience to pay for music, let them. If we do this right, the money will come #auddev
  85. I have to say that I’m very impressed with the networking, sharing, and promoting aspects of @twtrsymphony #auddev
  86. .@TwtrSymphony still has a long ways to go but the dedication of the musicians makes it worth the effort on my part #auddev
  87. I am seeing more artists/orgs attempting to use social media to create for and with their audiences. A trend that will expand! #auddev
  88. Are there any questions for Chip before going to last thoughts? #auddev #askaway
  89. I hope so #auddev @AudienceDevSpec Art needs to engage and social media is a great way to do it!
  90. Please don’t be shy and ask, especially if you are thinking of starting a project of this nature. #auddev
  91. We have 4 min. left. Do you @chipmichael have any last thoughts to share? #auddev
  92. For people who consider starting any project, don’t be daunted by the size, or disappointed by failures. Every project has hiccups #auddev
  93. The ones that succeed work through the hiccups and keep trying. Commit to the long haul. #auddev If U don’t try, you automatically #fail
  94. @chipmichael Experiment and share! There are so many great ideas floating around that are not attempted due to fear of failure. #auddev
  95. I want to take this moment to thank @chipmichael for chatting with us about @twtrsymphony. Can you share your links again? #auddev
  96. Our next #auddev chat will be in July, but might need to be rescheduled. Stay tuned! #auddev
  97. If you’d like to hear some of what we’ve done, the videos of our debut symphony are here: youtube.com/playlist?list=… #Auddev
  98. A transcript of this chat will be provided within a week. #auddev
  99. You can read more about @twtrSymphony here: twtrsymphony.instantencore.com/web/home.aspx #auddev
  100. Of course, we’re always open to chatting on twitter @TwtrSymphony or on Facebook facebook.com/TwtrSymphony #auddev let us know what U think.
  101. Thanks again to @chipmichael and thank you to everyone who was watching today. I now return the hashtag #auddev to its regular schedule!
  102. @Chipmichael I really enjoyed the conversation about @twittersymphony thanks for sharing that with us. Keep bringing us music! #Auddev

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Night pondering of the many personalities of Twitter for audience development

I was looking at the profiles of some new followers, and I realize there are some concrete personalities I am seeing.  Here are a few to get you thinking:

  • The Chatty Cathy or the Rampant Reply Robert: This Twitter personality is all about the conversation only.  You look at their stream and you see a sea of tweets starting with the @symbol.  There is no posting single thoughts or information.  Their profiles are more like chat rooms than anything else.
  • The Schizophrenic Sampler or the Nowhere Man: If you see an account that has tweets posted by many different people, meaning they hit the retweet button more than they post their own thought, you have come across the schizophrenic sampler.  I understand that these people are enthusiastic about sharing what they see, however, I often wonder if they have their own personality and opinions to share.
  • The Marketing Fool on the Hill: If all you see are post about them and what they are doing and selling, then you have come across this type of personality on Twitter.  Like the Fool on the Hill, they don’t realize that people don’t like them since they don’t like to be sold to 100% of the time.  This profile usually includes all the “I posted a photo on Facebook” or “I liked a YouTube” in which the YouTube is their latest and greatest.  They always are posting about their upcoming show, the music they are selling, etc, etc.  There’s a place for marketing on Twitter, but it should be a rare part of your tweeting experience.
  • The Quite the Quoter: These accounts are still hanging in there, but not as popular as they used to be.  This profile has tweets of inspirational quotes from famous people aimed to lift your day and thoughts.  The occasional lift is helpful, however the constant quotes gets a little boring.
  • The Social Media “Master”: These are the people that are pretending to be the masters of social media and are “proving” it by the number of people that they are following and who are following them.  When you take a closer look, they are more the Marketing Fool on the Hill personality and their following doesn’t represent meaningful relationships.  I follow a few real Social Media Masters and many of them converse with their followers instead of simply spouting their “wisdom” and puffing up their numbers with empty accounts.
  • The Negative Nellies: A very easy personality to spot and easy to stay away from, unless they are sarcastically funny and make you laugh, then by all means, follow them!
  • The Informative Informer: This is all that you see on these accounts.  Tweet after tweet of an article with a link.  There is no personality behind the tweets, no interaction.  Maybe they are bots in disguise?  What is funny is the fact people will follow these accounts for the information, and that generally gives them high numbers. The people behind these profiels are losing out on the full experience of Twitter which is the opportunity to build relationships with others.And my favorite personality, the one I always recommend:
  • The All Around Star: This profile will show a good mix of conversation, information, retweets, quotes, with a little bit of marketing.  In other words, they are showing their full personalities, helping others, and sharing good information for their followers.

There may be more personalities to define.  What personalities do you see on Twitter?  Which ones give you the pet peeve heebie-jeebies and which ones do you like to tweet with?  Let us know!

-Shoshana
Buildmyaudience.com

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Quick post – more random thoughts for audience development for the arts

I am off to Austin, TX for a family wedding.  I wanted to post a little something before I leave.  Today I have been thinking a variety of random thoughts due to interactions with people:

  • Are we getting caught up on the words?  I had someone ask about whether I thought “Community Engagement” was overused.  This phrase may be overused, but maybe we need to focus less on the words and more on the actual action of building relationships within our community.  After hearing some other typical phrases over and over, eye rolling can happen.  We need to remember that it is the actual action we take, the people we meet, the people we invite and form friendships with, that is what really matters!
  • Be careful of founder’s syndrome.  Some of us get caught up in a job being ours that when it comes to getting the help we need, sometimes we do not ask for help.  Instead, our thoughts are along the lines that no one else can do it better, so we better keep the job to ourselves.  There are two reasons why it is best to push through founder’s syndrome.  Number one, you will burn yourself out quickly.  Number two, you are missing out on an opportunity to let others get involved, lend their energy, and share a passion for your mission.  Start asking for help and let yourself work with the amazing people that come across your path.
  • Volunteers are special people, so treat them well.  There is an #artsmgtchat happening on Friday that I will have to miss.  The topic is Volunteerism in the Arts.  The best way to find and keep volunteers is to set up a volunteer management program.  Find out how people want to volunteer and contribute and then help them become successful.  Also, it is a good idea to have an incentive thank you program, and to be sure to communicate with them and get their feedback on their preferences for volunteering and benefits.  Happy volunteers are more likely to become loyal volunteers.
  • Big Bird and Binders – The debates have been a little comical, however, we can turn this dramady into action.  Now is the time to start heavily promoting the arts and helping to further the cause of equality for women by serving as good examples (the arts have a little ways to go on this matter).
  • WOM, a friend, an email…I surveyed one of my client’s events that happened last weekend. Again, the majority of people were there because they heard it from someone they knew or from a personal email we sent out.  Audience development works!
  • Time with people is time well spent.  I saw a picture on FB of a group of friends that stack their cell phones on the table so everyone enjoys the time they have with each other, and not with their cell phones.  When is the last time you gave someone your full attention?  Audience development is about connecting with people, and we certainly will not be able to connect fully if we can’t give another person our time.
  • Have a great rest of your week and a fantastic weekend.  I will see you on the flip-side!

Cheers to happy and loyal audiences,

Shoshana

Shoshana Fanizza

Audience Development Specialists

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#MuseumOlympics and grassroots Arts Audience Development

I am so excited to see the #MuseumOlympics on Twitter, and it is trending too!  It’s been a while since I have seen some grassroots action on Twitter from the museum sector.  The #MuseumOlympics invites museums to “enter” a piece of art or exhibit that has an Olympic theme or feel.  Individuals can get involved as well by tweeting their favorite Olympic inspired art pieces from a museum.  I have nominated a few entries myself.

You can read about the details here: Museums Compete In An Unlikely Twitter Olympics (Today – Wall Street Journal).

It is this type of grassroots sharing I have been advocating for (mostly for music and dance), and I am so glad to see museums around the world sharing their creativity and art on Twitter in this fashion.  Museums, please do let us know your overall impression of this experience.  I look forward to seeing more participation on Twitter and more sportingly good conversations.

Cheers to happy and loyal audiences,

Shoshana

Shoshana Fanizza

Audience Development Specialists

http://www.buildmyaudience.com

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“Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.”
~James Stewart

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Audience development for the arts: TEAMWORK (Or you cannot leave social marketing just to the marketing department)

I hope you had a nice weekend!  After walking a 10k, I wasn’t able to post on Monday, but I will be back on Friday with my typical plucky commentary.

It’s Wednesday, and I have a guest blog post for you as promised.  Today, my friend and colleague, Howard Seth Cohen, submitted a post about social marketing teamwork.  I agree wholeheartedly that social media tasks should not be left to the marketing department alone.  It’s called social media for a reason, right?  Please do give us feedback on how you are conducting your social media for your organization.  What is working for you?  What is not? 

Here are Howard’s thoughts, and I hope you agree too.

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TEAMWORK (Or you cannot leave social marketing just to the marketing department)
by Howard Seth Cohen

As arts organizations look to the social web to engage past and future audiences, the one massive misstep they can make is to think that the only way to engage is through an official channel, e.g. a theater company’s Facebook page.

An ‘official’ Facebook page or Twitter account, while important, can get bogged down in two different ways:
1. The posts and shares and activities can be hampered by the illusory need to stay on brand, and a feeling that each post must be precious, perfect, and on point.
2. When you keep your online activity confined to an official channel, you are only speaking to an audience that is already aware of you and your mission.

Your goal on the social web is to interact with new audiences just as much as it is to reinforce your relationships with your current group of supporters.

The social web of today is just like word of mouth marketing used to be before our telephones became portable and morphed into pocket computers. You want to activate a wide swath of supporters to spread your message for you, in attractive bits of snackable content that reach out to new people- potential audience members that are outside of your current social circles.

You cannot control how someone else uses social media, so simply inviting someone to an event, or emailing, or posting to your page’s wall is not sufficient. Posting to social media once is never enough. If your goal is to reach everyone, you must constantly post so that a relevant message is shared on someone’s wall when they choose to be on line.

The best way to do this is to think of your entire staff as a TEAM of promoters…
Keep the ‘carefully thought out on brand message’ for the official page, and then have everyone, from your interns to board members to guest artists to creative team posting regularly.

Train your team to search for and engage with each other’s posts (re-share, like, and comment on them.) This way, you game the Edgerank algorithm into thinking that your content is important enough to share with more people, and become a Top Story.

Your organization has the power to utilize social media to foster growth and create a larger community of like-minded people ready to support your mission. But you cannot forget that the first word in “Social Media” is SOCIAL. Now is the time to engage your entire team in a thoughtful effort to increase your visibility online. Support in joining social networks, and learning how to create effective posts.

Unfortunately, arts organizations are usually overburdened with production duties, and effective, subversive promotions like this that take time and concerted effort to achieve are never implemented. But they should be.

Understanding that you have to be where your audience is should incite action to engage with them on the social networks where they spend their free time. Communication through social media is the norm for your audience’s demographic. If your current attempts are not effective, it does not mean that social media is not the right place to find your audience… It may just mean you have to reassess how you are reaching out to them. Rethink your social engagement priorities to utilize the social networks your staff already has at their fingertips.

When a team works together to expand their reach, the true power of the social web can create word of mouth that consistently drives new eyes to your content, and eventually your productions themselves. [:O)]

Howard Seth Cohen runs Thomas Hampton Reviews, a free service that helps artists and producers create great looking pr tools. He creates social strategies for online promotions as lead consultant at socialservicesLA.

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Cheers to happy and loyal audiences,
Shoshana

Shoshana Fanizza

Audience Development Specialists

http://www.buildmyaudience.com

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“Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.”
~James Stewart

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Arts audience development and Twitter reminder

For my Monday Moment, I wanted to remind all of you that using Twitter is not all about “me, me, me.”  I have seen various artists and arts organizations posting a stream of marketing messages to like them on Facebook, or check out our YouTube or repeated tweets about their upcoming show.

Twitter is meant for socializing which means the majority of your stream should either be about “them” or about “us.”  This means that you want to have more two-way communications and also to tweet information that will be beneficial for them as well.  Having a stream that is all about “me” is not going to be as popular, and less people will likely want to follow.  They will get tired of being “sold to” all the time.

The occasional marketing message is okay, but use marketing tweets sparingly!

Use Twitter to build relationships with your audiences and have real conversations with them.  Simply retweeting that they retweeted one of your marketing message does not count.  If you do not have @replies or links to interesting information to deepen your relationships with them, you are missing the point of Twitter.  Twitter can be a valuable experience when you use it correctly.

Cheers to happy and loyal audiences,
Shoshana

Shoshana Fanizza

Audience Development Specialists

http://www.buildmyaudience.com

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“Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.”
~James Stewart

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Audience development for the arts – #Auddev chat 3/23 – Professional/Amateur audience perceptions

For our Monday Moment, take a moment to look at the #auddev chat we had on Friday, 3/23.  We were having a discussion about professional/amateur audience perceptions.  Do audiences perceive the differences?  Are they willing to pay more for “professional?”  How do we define “professional” vs. “amateur” anyway?  Why are some amateur companies funded as well as professional groups?  If “professional” means being paid, how do we factor in “guest artists” into the equation?  There were other questions and issues that came up as well.  One of the questions that didn’t come up is why are some “amateur” groups doing better than “professional” groups in terms of audience and funding? and Why are they considered in the same pool for various grants?  Should they be separately funded?  They are all “non-profits” despite “professional” or “amateur.”

What is your stance on these issues?  Please feel free to comment in the reply box below!

From User Tweet
AudienceDevSpec Welcome to #auddev chat! Today I am here with @maricarjagger events organisation and marketing professional out of Portsmouth, UK.
AudienceDevSpec Hi @maricarjagger #auddev
AudienceDevSpec Please use the hashtag #auddev to chat with us.
RachealMc MT @audiencedevspec: Welcome to #auddev chat! I’m here with @maricarjagger events organisation & marketing profess. out of Portsmouth, UK.
AudienceDevSpec The main question is: Do people differentiate going to professional vs amateur performances? #auddev
RachealMc RT @audiencedevspec: Please use the hashtag #auddev to chat with us.
AudienceDevSpec RT @maricarjagger: Yes. The question is whether we should differentiate between amateur and professional events through pricing. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger So, meaning that the price of professional should reflect a higher price? #auddev
RachealMc RT @audiencedevspec: The main question is: Do people differentiate going to professional vs amateur performances? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec Right now I think there is all sorts of murky blur lines happening between “professional” and “amateur”. #auddev
THEATREtc RT @RachealMc: RT @audiencedevspec: The main question is: Do people differentiate going to professional vs amateur performances? #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec That’s recently come up here in Toronto with a vengeance. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc Can you give me an example? #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec Our Actor’s Assn attempted a protest of one of our largest production companies over bringing in a non-union tour #auddev
Silagh Yes, audiences do have different perceptions between professional and amateur productions. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc Yes, the Union issue comes into play in this discussion. Were they charging the same ticket price too? #auddev
maricarjagger RT @AudienceDevSpec: Please use the hashtag #auddev to chat with us.
AudienceDevSpec What also gets blurry is who is to define who is professional and who is amateur. #auddev
RachealMc @silagh they do have different perceptions, but the question is what classifies amateur vs. professional? #Auddev
JessieRelephant RT @AudienceDevSpec: The main question is: Do people differentiate going to professional vs amateur performances? #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc I didn’t event think of the Union as part of the equation! Interesting #auddev
AudienceDevSpec There are companies that say they are professional, but the quality may not be. Will the audiences know the difference? #auddev
Silagh Some audiences expect lots of parents with video cameras at amateur performances. Even if not kids in show. #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec In the US being non-union does not automatically mean amateur, but it does here and the stigma’s huge. #auddev
RachealMc Absolutely. RT @maricarjagger: @AudienceDevSpec Should we price a professional show more than an amateur show? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc Wow, so in Canada there actually is a standard based on “Union”? #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec 100%. #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc We were discussing recently whether a ‘professional musician’ necessarily one who has a degree in music #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc The lines completely blur in the US. I have been to amateur performances in one city that are professional in others #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec Yes, they were charging a comparable ticket price. #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec It becomes trickier because it was originally a US union tour & got downgraded before it arrived here. #Auddev
AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc How does one get into the Union then? Are there quality standards or just a fee to pay? #auddev
RachealMc @maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc some of the most gifted & skilled musicians I know don’t. #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc I suppose there lies the difficulty with pricing! #auddev
AudienceDevSpec Will an audience member choose a higher price ticket for the perceived extra quality? #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec When I lived in Miami it was like that, same for my experience in Houston. #Auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger @RachealMc I have seen the same pricing for amateur/professional. #auddev
RachealMc Great question. RT @audiencedevspec: Will an audience member choose a higher price ticket for the perceived extra quality? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec This also relates to grants and other funding as well. #auddev
clydefitch Pivots on what “extra quality” is, no? MT @audiencedevspec: Will audiences choose higher price tickets for perceived extra quality? #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec It’s much easier to get into CAEA than AEA. I got in with a letter. Many ADs won’t even look at a non Eq resume. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch So defining quality is an issue as well. #auddev
RRCreative RT @AudienceDevSpec: Will an audience member choose a higher price ticket for the perceived extra quality? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc Union is a matter of having a company claim they are professional? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec I do feel a professional company has the choice of pricing higher than their local amateur company. We pay more in other industries. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec It gets tricky when amateur companies price on the higher side, then the professional company may be pricing too high for audience. #auddev
maricarjagger RT @AudienceDevSpec: Will an audience member choose a higher price ticket for the perceived extra quality? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec I know that professional companies that I consider professional get frustrated when amateurs call themselves professional. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec RT @maricarjagger: A concert by a world renowned chamber group £15 & last week a local piano teacher charges £15 for her concert. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger Was the chamber group upset by this? #auddev
maricarjagger A concert by a world renowned chamber group is £15 here and last week a local piano teacher charges £15 for her concert. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec Some Unions require an audition to get in, but some are fee based from what I am seeing/hearing. #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec As a promoter, I was! We were careful to make sure the prices are affordable, but what is affordable? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger Most reports point out that $25 or under is “affordable”. People will pay more for what they want. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec What is also interesting is sometimes the amateur groups get more of an audience than the professional ones. #auddev
RachealMc MT @maricarjagger: @AudienceDevSpec …We were careful to make sure the prices are affordable, but what is affordable? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch An amateur group can have a star show up too. #auddev
clydefitch @audiencedevspec Also, wouldn’t you agree “extra value” varies (or differs) by genre, setting, time of year, magnitude? #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec That begs the question whether less people will want it if the event is more expensive? #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec @maricarjagger That is a key question. #auddev
RachealMc @maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec I’ve worked with companies where the gross over spending & wastage is sickening. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger That is a major question to consider. People will spend money on what they value. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec I think it is about asking your audience for their perceptions before you price. What is worth it to them? #auddev
RachealMc @maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec The costs are then passed on to the audience & they wonder why people complain of high prices. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc @maricarjagger So some professional companies don’t have to price as high if not wasteful. Good point! #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec I’m sure they will value something they know well and that means ‘touring’ artists cannot win #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger Great point, which is why #auddev is so important so they get to know!
maricarjagger In the case of the local pianist I do realise there’s an element of ‘who you know’ determining attendance. #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec @RachealMc @maricarjagger I think we all need to be realistic about the economy & spending patterns. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec So the audience needs to perceive as valuable to them and see the value in the extra cost of the ticket. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec I do wish there were more standards for “professional” “amateur”. Being subjective, it may never happen. #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec Are we saying that cultural offering need some longevity to afford time for audience development? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger I’m not sure I completely understand your question. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec Join us for #auddev chat!
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec Audience development needs time, right? #auddev
dloehr @AudienceDevSpec The reason my theatre co. uses “professional” is simply to distinguish between hobby & vocation. We also tour. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact Interesting, so now we have more labels in the mix. LOL! #auddev
RachealMc RT @audiencedevspec: I do wish there were more standards for “professional” “amateur”. Being subjective, it may never happen. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @dloehr Do we have a list to define professional vs. amateur though. Couldn’t an amateur company tour. If they get a little pay…#auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec While not a fan of over-labeling, I think this one fills a definite need & eliminates some confusion. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec I see some professional companies say they are community oriented, which also gets a little tricky. #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @dloehr So your definition is if this is your job (not hobby) then you are a professional? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact Semi-pro is a label in the music world that is similar. #auddev
dloehr @AudienceDevSpec We tour outside of the region, though. Our community group is largely shop owners, people with day jobs… #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec The trickiness lies in the polyvalence of the word “community,” here used in a diff way than “community thtr” #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger @dloehr Right now, people piece together their income, so if they are paid, could be one of their jobs. #auddev
dloehr @AudienceDevSpec …who can’t afford to take the time away from those jobs. #auddev
RachealMc RT @dloehr: @AudienceDevSpec The reason my theatre co. uses “professional” is simply to distinguish between hobby & vocation… #auddev
melissaimpact @dloehr @AudienceDevSpec Other issue is that many working at small thtrs of our own for no/low pay are pros working at larger thtrs #auddev
AudienceDevSpec MT @clydefitch: Often I feel amateur vs. professional = issue for professionals, not amateurs. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch Really great point! #auddev
dloehr @AudienceDevSpec But we try to work with them whenever possible; there’s no class warfare here, just different goals. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @dloehr I know professionals that can’t afford it either. LOL! #auddev
melissaimpact @dloehr @AudienceDevSpec “Amateur” and “professional” are inaccurate when tied only to pay grade in the arts #auddev
AudienceDevSpec Here’s a monkey wrench, a professional could (and does sometimes) work for an “amateur” company. #auddev
dloehr @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger I’m only talking about my town’s community group in terms of touring, btw. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch You can use the #auddev hashtag. You have great points for everyone!
dloehr @melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec Right. #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch It’s money and income, it’s close to everyone’s heart! #auddev
RachealMc RT @melissaimpact: @dloehr @AudienceDevSpec “Amateur” and “professional” are inaccurate when tied only to pay grade in the arts #auddev
AudienceDevSpec RT @clydefitch Also, what defines amateur/professional? Most professional actors don’t live off their work but never ID as amateur. #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch If you trained for years and pay lots of money for college, do you want to earn less that the hobbyist? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec There are some groups in my town that claim to be pro, but quality wise, they really are not in MHO. #auddev
dloehr @melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec Tho I didn’t–and don’t–use the term “amateur.” #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec I this case I have no quibble with them if they charge less for tix #auddev
AudienceDevSpec I think it is some of our perception that amateur are “stealing away” from professional that is the basis. Am I right? #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec Not sure you can tie “professional” to quality-All it covers is whether this is your career as opposed to a hobby #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger We would need to first establish who is pro and am and then figure out pricing as an industry. #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec as “Guest Artists” I would say almost all performers have done it here. #auddev
clydefitch @maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec Obviously not. I’m not celebrating the amateur vs. professional divide, I’m acknowledging it exists. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact However, there are “amateurs” that can produce professional work. #auddev
melissaimpact @dloehr @AudienceDevSpec Me neither–I think most thtr pros do not. It’s “professional,” “professionally-oriented,” and “community” #auddev
RachealMc @maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch When I interviewed Brian Dennehy, he said theatre school was… #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact I have performed in some “community” groups that were as good if not better than “professional” #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec and that is difficult to establish and also regulate #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact Don’t they deserve to charge more then? #auddev
dloehr @melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec Yup. #auddev
RachealMc @maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch … the absolute worst thing an actor could do. #Auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact Oh I agree about the label, but they could charge more because they are awesome! ;O) #auddev
maricarjagger @RachealMc @AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch In a sense you’re right, going to school doesn’t prove you have talents…#auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact We were talking about ticket pricing in all this as well though. #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec Pricing isn’t just abt quality or value–often we price low b/c we’re trying to remain accessible. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc So the price of that “guest artist” ticket for the amateur group would go up. #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec Pricing is about accessibility more than quality for most of us, I think #auddev
AudienceDevSpec RT @melissaimpact: @AudienceDevSpec Pricing is about accessibility more than quality for most of us, I think #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec Big pro thtrs make a minority of income as earned, majority as contributed #auddev
RaymondMcNeel @clydefitch @AudienceDevSpec Per the Latin, an amateur does something for “the love”. (Oh, and Charlie Sheen is a professional.) #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec generally, the prices would be the same. The company would budget for the extra costs. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger @melissaimpact So true! But then, this could make the ticket price equal to the amateur price. #auddev
maricarjagger @melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec Our prof concerts are accessible by ticket price, but not covering the full cost of the musicians #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger Pricing more abt marketing than abt income for nonprofit thtrs–majority of their $ is contributed #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch @rachealmc @maricarjagger Plus, amateur companies can be non-profit too. #auddev
melissaimpact @maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec That’s the case for almost every 501c3 arts org in the country. High price isn’t a marker of quality #auddev
melissaimpact @maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec Low price isn’t marker of amateur. Big co.s use a plethora of price pts, some very low for outreach #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec @clydefitch @maricarjagger As can professional companies up here. #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger Big LORTs use lprice pts equal to smaller co.s as part of various outreach efforts all the time #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact @maricarjagger So if the price isn’t an indication, which we have established, will the audience get it? LOL! #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger Will they get what? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact @maricarjagger The price is the same for both pro and ama. So, will they understand who is who? #auddev
clydefitch @rachealmc @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger Curiously, it’s theatre that forever thrashes these issues. Er, amateur folk art, anyone? #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact @maricarjagger We may not see price as a distinguishing value, but our audiences might. #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger I think that’s true to a certain extent, depending on the marketing & culture of the producing org #auddev
RachealMc RT @audiencedevspec: @melissaimpact @maricarjagger We may not see price as a distinguishing value, but our audiences might. #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger Big co.s offer luxury exp at high price pt- better seats, etc– outreach at lower price pts. I think #auddev
Becca_E_Smith @RaymondMcNeel @clydefitch @AudienceDevSpec love that, but what abt pros? Is a pro in it for the $ or just some1 who gets paid? #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger the marketing of the experience is key. Are you there for a luxury exp? Or are you there to #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @Becca_E_Smith @RaymondMcNeel @clydefitch That’s a new kettle of fish there! #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch @rachealmc Ego aside I think the important issue here is whether a pro can compete in the marketplace #auddev
clydefitch @audiencedevspec @RachealMc @maricarjagger No more than boiling complex, nuanced socioeconomic trends to 140-word tweets. #auddev
RachealMc @audiencedevspec @clydefitch @maricarjagger @clydefitch I think ego plays in any industry. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger I think you just rang the ding, ding, ding bell with that one! #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger see something cool you can share w/friends? The same big co can offer varying experiences #auddev
clydefitch @audiencedevspec @RachealMc @maricarjagger More seriously, for some it’s totally tied to ego. Others don’t fret about labels. #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger A GREAT example of this kind of varied experience/varied price point is @berkeleyrep #auddev
melissaimpact @AudienceDevSpec @maricarjagger This convo is so interesting, but I have to go teach! Loathe to leave you brilliant ppl. Thank you! #auddev
AudienceDevSpec I think @clydefitch is right. All labels aside, it is going to come down to what is great & what is good. #auddev
clydefitch @becca_e_smith @RaymondMcNeel @AudienceDevSpec I don’t think pro = monolithic mindset. Tho most people don’t turn down $, generally. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec It’s been a quick, intense and interesting hour at #auddev chat.
AudienceDevSpec Thank you to: @clydefitch @melissaimpact @RachealMc @maricarjagger @Becca_E_Smith @RaymondMcNeel @dloehr for stopping by! #auddev
maricarjagger @melissaimpact We can reconvene the conversation another time with @AudienceDevSpec #auddev
AudienceDevSpec Feel free to keep chatting at #auddev
AudienceDevSpec I will have a transcript of this conversation on my blog Monday morning. #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec @clydefitch @melissaimpact @RachealMc @Becca_E_Smith @RaymondMcNeel @dloehr Thank you all for the eye-opener on #auddev
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec Thanks for hosting! #auddev
Becca_E_Smith @AudienceDevSpec thanks for hosting! #auddev
AudienceDevSpec We know that professional and amateur are clearly challenging to define. Price is not the indicative factor either. #auddev
AudienceDevSpec What will ring true is not the labels, but the quality of the work. Everything else is merely technicality in MHO. #auddev ;O)
RachealMc @audiencedevspec @clydefitch @melissaimpact @RachealMc @maricarjagger @Becca_E_Smith @RaymondMcNeel @dloehr Thank you all! #auddev
AudienceDevSpec Whew! That was a fantastic conversation. We now return to our normal #auddev hashtag.
AudienceDevSpec .@maricarjagger Thank you for the topic! #auddev
AudienceDevSpec If you have a topic for #auddev chat, please contact me.
clydefitch Thanks to: @AudienceDevSpec @melissaimpact @RachealMc @maricarjagger @Becca_E_Smith @RaymondMcNeel #auddev #FF
maricarjagger @AudienceDevSpec Fascinating subject and I look forward to more #auddev sessions

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Shoshana

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50 Winning Tweets from the 2011 NAMPC (many about audience development)

There are still some tweets and such floating around after the National Arts Marketing Project Conference – Winning Audiences.  Today I saw another tweet about the 50 Winning Tweets from the 2011 NAMPC.  I not only enjoyed the collection of tweets, but the format via Issuu, a free online publication program, is worth the mention too.

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Audience Development for Arts Advocacy or the popcorn & candy top 10 reasons to support the arts

Last week I found a blog that was resurrected for another round on Twitter:

The Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts (from Arts Watch)

This blog post is a good summary of many of the practical reasons why the arts are good for us:

10. True prosperity
9. Stronger communities
8. Health and well-being
7. 21st Century workforce

6. Improved academic performance
5. Arts in the schools = better SAT scores
4. Creative Industries
3. Arts are the cornerstone of tourism
2. Arts are good for local merchants
1. The arts are an Industry

You can read about each one on the blog.   I agree with these reasons, however, I feel that these are the vegetables (the veggies version I like to call it) that we keep feeding people in order to attempt to get them to become more aware and agree.  Like most of us know, we have been told that 3-5 servings of vegetables and fruit along with exercise will keep us healthy, yet the majority of us are not eating healthy nor exercising.  Do you think this approach is working? Maybe for the few that are more conscious of their daily life diets.  Wouldn’t we rather have the majority catch onto the value of the arts?

I am a firm believer that we need to start applying audience development techniques to arts advocacy campaigns.  We need to get more and more people involved and in order to do that, we need to build relationships around this common cause and get people to start taking action.  One way to get people more interested is to create reasons that excite us and energize us to want to become a part of the arts movement.

My friends from @NPAConvention were curious about my tweet on this subject and wanted to know what the popcorn and candy version would look like for the top 10 reasons for the arts.  I’ve been giving this challenge some thought and came up with my own top 10 reasons for arts advocacy that might have a little more sugar coating to get people to sit up and take notice.

The arts…

10. Make life fun!  Consider what you do for fun.  Do you go to see a movie?  Do you play video games?  Do you watch television?  Do you take the kids to a show at the library?  Do you read books?  Whatever you do for fun most of the time has a tie into the arts.  You need artists, actors, producers, writers, etc. in order to create these fun things to do.  The next time you are looking for fun, think about what part of the arts contributes to your fun.

9. Brings awareness to life…Every time someone is attempting to get your attention via a commercial, campaign, marketing message, magazine and book covers, the arts are involved.  Everyone wants to bring awareness about what they care about, what they want to sell, and what they want others to join in caring about.  The arts make these messages in life “pop.”  Without the creativity that grabs our attentions and gives us something to talk about, the messages in our lives would be stale and boring.  We wouldn’t be able to sell our products and ideas and our passions without the arts.

8. Design our world…My mother has a broken toilet seat.  She could get an ordinary toilet seat.  Or, she could get one of these snazzy toilet seats!  The arts help to make the ordinary into something extraordinary.  We buy product designs  that suit our personalities and that are fun to share when others come to visit.  We purchase clothes that show our personalities to others.   We develop websites that give us a brand and identity online.   Designs give us choices in life that will fit our own style.  Without the arts and the artists that design our world, we would all be uniform, same old same old.

7. Make our dining experiences more tasteful!  When I go out to eat, I generally hear people commenting not only on how the food tastes, but the appearance of the food.  I recently went to a new Mexican Bistro in town, and their create your own guacamole not only had an entertaining side show where the prep chef combined the ingredients that we chose, but it was presented on a plate partly covered with spices that had the artistic logo of the restaurant artistically brushed into this spiced canvas.  The culinary arts make our food look and taste good.  Without these creative types, we would all be eating brown lumpy globs of food.

8. Pop our culture!  When you turn on the radio to hear a popular song or look at the paper (or online version) with the headlines about the latest Harry Potter movie, this is the arts popping our culture. I’m sure in your lifetime there was a celebrity heartthrob when you were a teenager.  The pop magazines, books, radio songs, give us something to get excited about, to talk about.  Can you imagine if there was no Oprah, or the Beatles or the Andy Warhols of art?  Without our pop icons, our pop culture, there wouldn’t be as much buzz in our world.

7.  Allow us to express ourselves…  What do you like to do to express yourself?  Maybe you like to write poems or short stories?  Maybe you play music on the piano?  Maybe you draw and doodle?  Maybe you dance when no one is looking?  Maybe you sing in the shower?  These expressions of yourself are the arts.  Stop and think about how you express yourself, and I am willing to bet that the arts play a part almost every time.

6. Picture it!  Taking photographs to remember our lives or adding a picture to a statement we make on our blog is allowing an image to do the talking for us.  A picture is worth a thousand words, and images either through paint, pen, graphic design or photograph, help us record our histories.  If you wanted to show your baby with a bunch of chocolate cake on his face to make others laugh, you would use a picture.  Can you imagine our text books or news without images?  Boring!   Seeing is believing.  Pictures bring our stories to life.  The photographers and artists that help create these images as well as the camera and software designers that allow us to capture and create images ourselves are artists that help us to picture our lives.

5. Make learning fun! Yes the veggies list does have arts education as a point, but let’s jazz this us a bit.  We could learn our multiplication tables by memorizing or we could learn by applying a song.  Which way do you think a kid would a)prefer and b)remember?  The arts make learning fun and easier to absorb.  Why do you think Sesame Street is so successful for young children?  Do you think without the puppets, colors, cartoons, etc, that the children would be as fascinated by it?  Many of us learned our bones through the bone song.  My fifth grade teacher was fond of theater and we would pretend we were a character at the chalk board when we had to demonstrate in front of the class.  I remember being a robot working on a division problem.   Kids also love to take a break from the regular subjects for their arts and music classes.  It makes school fun to go to.  Sure, we could cut the arts out of eduction, but without the arts, education would not be fun and our children would learn less.

4.  Get us together! Whenever we want to go out with our friends, most of the time, the arts are involved.  Our conversations at coffee shops about music, games, something we saw on the news, or the latest adventures on a favorite television show, have arts involved.  We go to movies together or go see our children’s school plays.  Family trips to a museum or concert brings a family more together.  The arts are social events that get us talking and provide us with places to congregate.

3. Help us to think creatively…In order for us to have people that can be creative and come up with the next scientific solution, we need the arts to teach them how to think creatively.  Have you ever not been able to sleep and instead turned on the television to see infomercials about the latest inventions that will improve our lives?  This type of creative thinking is boosted by being involved in the arts.  The next time you hear about the latest science discovery or the latest product invention, think creatively about how these people learned to be creative. You can go to the library and check out a biography of your favorite scientist or inventor.  Most of them were involved with the arts in one way or another.

2. Help us deal with the veggies of our lives… A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.  The arts are the sugar to the medicine of our lives.  How many of you use your iPod for music while cleaning the house or doing your exercises for the day? Music is used many times to help us get through the chores of life.

1. Make our lives easier… Sometimes we need to escape.  The arts provide us the fantasy time we need to get away from our real lives.  Through this time, we might gain a new perspective, time to relax, or time to be just ourselves.  All in all, the arts make our lives easier in so many ways.

I’m sure there are other popcorn and candy reasons why the arts are valuable too.  If you think of any, be sure to leave a comment!

Cheers to happy and loyal audiences,

Shoshana

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Lost #auddev chat from 3/18: Theatre, Social Media & Audience Development

On Friday, March 18th, we had a guest host for an #auddev Twitter chat, Praxis Theatre based in Toronto, Canada.  They decided to do a chat about social media and audience development for Canadian theatres and invite the world to join them.  I had created a transcript for this event, but found out today that the transcript is no longer available.  Below is the re-creation of the transcript, and this time it will be solidified on my blog for further reference.
The conversation had some discussion about whether or not to allow tweeting during a performance, how to use different social media platforms effectively, what is working and what is not working.
Enjoy the following transcript, and if you have any comments, feel free to leave a reply below! 
@praxistheatre Welcome all to Praxis Theatre’s first effort at hosting a live tweet chat. Talking about social media and building audiences today. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:00:10 +0000 – tweet id 48790812796010496 – #52
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@Riz_B Hi, I look after Social Media for @shelltheatre #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:01:11 +0000 – tweet id 48791066127769600 – #53
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@praxistheatre Don’t forget to use the official #auddevhash tag so everyone cal follow along.Fri Mar 18 17:01:27 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48791133400207360 – #54
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@HPRodeo @praxistheatre Representing from #yyc! We handle this account along with @oneyellowrabbit. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:01:52 +0000 – tweet id 48791237116956672 – #55
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@DNM_Tor_Fun Feel free to all check in via #auddev so we know who’s here, and let us know where you’re tweeting from…. http://bit.ly/dL8EEQFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:01:57 +0000 – tweet id 48791260936421376 – #56
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@DNM_Toronto Feel free to all check in via #auddev so we know who’s here, and let us know where you’re tweeting from…. http://bit.ly/dL8EEQFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:01:58 +0000 – tweet id 48791264430260224 – #57
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@shelltheatre We’ll be sharing information about our social media marketing strategies in regards to audience development #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:02:00 +0000 – tweet id 48791273217335296 – #58
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@praxistheatre @HPRodeo Great! Glad to have you. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:02:49 +0000 – tweet id 48791478985691136 – #59
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@catalyst__ca @praxistheatre Catalyst is present from Edmonton #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:02:55 +0000 – tweet id 48791502477996032 – #60
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@canadianstage Hey Folks – we’ll be tuning in to the #auddevtweet chat hosted by @PraxisTheater – Ashley tweeting from @canadianstage!Fri Mar 18 17:03:24 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48791623840178176 – #61
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@DYanch @shelltheatre I am interested in what all the other arts organizations have to say. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:03:32 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48791656551555073 – #62
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@WorkshopWest #auddevI will be in and out. Thanks for doing this!Fri Mar 18 17:03:39 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48791687274823681 – #63
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@theatreontario @praxistheatre Will do my best to participate as convos getting rolling, trying to multitask #auddevFri Mar 18 17:03:41 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48791696242262016 – #64
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@praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca Thanks for joining. You’re part of the inspiration for why we’re all here! #auddevFri Mar 18 17:03:49 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48791728198664192 – #65
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@Riz_B @dyanch me too… #auddevFri Mar 18 17:03:59 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48791771370635264 – #66
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@praxistheatre Chat was inspired by seeing live tweeting of @Catalyst__ca’s opening of Hunchback @citadeltheatre last week. How did that go? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:04:27 +0000 – tweet id 48791890421760000 – #67
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@SMLois I’m following allong with the #auddev conversation with @praxistheatre @theatreontario & @Catalyst__ca #2amtFri Mar 18 17:05:07 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48792056889479168 – #68
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@Catalyst__ca @praxistheatre Opening night live tweets were great. Increased our followers-although did get accused of spamming. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:07:12 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48792582834225152 – #69
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@shelltheatre @shelltheatre had an event on the same day as @citadeltheatre ‘s opening. Both of our tweeters ended up trending in YEG. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:07:36 +0000 – tweet id 48792681954017280 – #70
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@Catalyst__ca @praxistheatre I think it was really good in terms of building hype for the show (well deserved hype I hope!) #auddevFri Mar 18 17:07:46 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48792722429050881 – #71
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@RachealMc @praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca @citadeltheatre were you tweeting during the show or just before & after? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:07:53 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48792754372874241 – #72
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@praxistheatre Accused of spamming! Don’t those people follow you by choice? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:08:17 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48792851982725120 – #73
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@theatreontario @Catalyst__ca Spamming…meaning tweeted too frequently? What was your rate? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:08:28 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48792897713221633 – #74
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@RachealMc @catalyst__ca that happens almost any time you have a twitter “party”. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:08:48 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48792985244155904 – #75
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@praxistheatre @shelltheatre That’s great to hear about trending in #YEG. It’s pretty challenging to get things trending here in TO. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:09:06 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48793058573160448 – #76
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@citadeltheatre @praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca It was great! Folks were interested in Visible Tweets. 1 complaint, refresh rate was low. #yeghunchback #auddevFri Mar 18 17:09:08 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48793066554920960 – #77
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@SMLois @Catalyst__ca I wouldn’t consider what you did spamming. I am bothered more by users who RT 25 things and give no original content #auddevFri Mar 18 17:09:17 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48793107290001408 – #78
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@catalyst__ca @RachealMc We were just tweeting before, at interm, and after. During the show I was too silently cheering our actors on. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:09:30 +0000 – tweet id 48793160129847296 – #79
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@lindork @praxistheatre I thought Catalyst__ca’s Retweets of ppl’s #yeghunchback thoughts were great I wanted to see what others were saying! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:09:45 +0000 – tweet id 48793222729838592 – #80
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@praxistheatre I met @lindork online that night, a “theatre newbie” and she told me she went to the show because she saw the tweets. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:10:04 +0000 – tweet id 48793302044131328 – #81
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@Riz_B @citadeltheatre we’ve never had a problem with refresh rate, but then we usually only have about 6 designated tweeters for an event. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:10:13 +0000 – tweet id 48793339939655681 – #82
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@catalyst__ca @theatreontario Ya, was retweeting comments with the hastag and was told I was spamming. But was trying to start treading #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:10:25 +0000 – tweet id 48793392502673408 – #83
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@RachealMc @catalyst__ca good. I’ve heard of ppl tweeting during the show and that’s just no on for me. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:10:33 +0000 – tweet id 48793422965915648 – #84
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@lindork @RachealMc re: tweeting during- I wanted to tweet during the show but felt it would be too rude & the bright light would interrupt:( #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:10:45 +0000 – tweet id 48793473880567809 – #85
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@citadeltheatre Thanks for the warm welcome all! Jason here tweeting for the Citadel. #yegcitadel #yegarts #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:10:51 +0000 – tweet id 48793499621007360 – #86
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@canadianstage @praxistheatre @Catalyst_ca @citadeltheatre we’ve had folks unfollow then re-follow when tweeting events #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:10:52 +0000 – tweet id 48793504234733568 – #87
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@praxistheatre @shelltheatre told me they’ve been live tweeting shows since Nov ’10. Shell, can audience members tweet DURING the show? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:10:56 +0000 – tweet id 48793520814817280 – #88
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@SMLois @RachealMc I’ve done live tweets during a show before, but I do it from the booth, so it’s a bit different #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:11:05 +0000 – tweet id 48793558647451648 – #89
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@Riz_B @shelltheatre has a section for our tweeters, so they can quietly/discretely tweet during our events #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:11:07 +0000 – tweet id 48793566696325120 – #90
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@RachealMc really? We’ve never had that problem.RT @praxistheatre: @shelltheatre …It’s pretty challenging to get things trending here in TO. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:11:34 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48793680638771200 – #91
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@lindork @citadeltheatre I wanted to see all of the #yeghunchback tweets live/at intermission but it seemed the tag was loading very slow #auddevFri Mar 18 17:11:38 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48793696782659584 – #92
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@praxistheatre @canadianstage That’s interesting about unfollowing. But pretty democratic. You don’t have to follow if you don’t want to. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:11:55 +0000 – tweet id 48793768454922240 – #93
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@HPRodeo Tweeting *during* a show really depends on the show for us. If it’s a cabaret, great! If it’s a more traditional production, no-go. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:12:02 +0000 – tweet id 48793797756325888 – #94
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@catalyst__ca @lindork That’s what I was hoping for. To create sense of event with all the tweets from us and others. Great to see people talking #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:12:28 +0000 – tweet id 48793905839353856 – #95
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@RachealMc @smlois I think an SM’s perspective during a show would be really interesting. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:12:33 +0000 – tweet id 48793928031404033 – #96
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@lindork @praxistheatre still consider myself a theatre newb but much more interested in going! Tweets leading up to show played a huge role #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:12:34 +0000 – tweet id 48793930736738304 – #97
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@praxistheatre @Riz_B That’s something Praxis has considered as well, a separate section. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:12:37 +0000 – tweet id 48793945727172608 – #98
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@SMLois @Catalyst__ca it also depends how many people they follow who were online at the time. They might not have noticed if more online? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:12:52 +0000 – tweet id 48794006913687552 – #99
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@praxistheatre Anyone else try tweets during a show? Praxis had an experiment at Harbourfront Centre in Mar ’10. http://tinyurl.com/6dm46yo #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:13:00 +0000 – tweet id 48794041382477825 – #100
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@shelltheatre We’re a roadhouse, so we’re not dealing w/ many conventional theatre moments; it’s easier 4 us 2 open up the doors to live tweeting. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:13:01 +0000 – tweet id 48794046067511296 – #101
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@lindork @Riz_B @shelltheatre that’s a great idea. esp. for this new age when tweeters WANT to live tweet during what they’re doing! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:13:04 +0000 – tweet id 48794057627009024 – #102
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@canadianstage @praxistheatre the folks who unfollowed + refollowed let us know they were doing it. Have had the same exp. tweeting for #FringeTO #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:13:06 +0000 – tweet id 48794064224661505 – #103
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@RachealMc @canadianstage @praxistheatre @Catalyst_ca @citadeltheatre we usually preface the event & excuse ourselves in advance. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:13:08 +0000 – tweet id 48794073087213568 – #104
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@SMLois @RachealMc If you’re interested in seeing them, I’ve archived some of the old live tweets on my blog, http://www.loisbackstage.com #auddevFri Mar 18 17:13:29 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48794160408428544 – #105
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@Catalyst__ca @praxistheatre Visible twts created a sense of EVENT in the theatre–and it was great to see responses from around the world #auddevFri Mar 18 17:13:37 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48794195661553665 – #106
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@RachealMc @canadianstage @praxistheatre @Catalyst_ca @citadeltheatre youc an also remind them that they can filter out the hashtag #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:13:46 +0000 – tweet id 48794232068128768 – #107
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@canadianstage Yes, us too – great approach. RT @RachealMc: we usually preface the event & excuse ourselves in advance. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:13:49 +0000 – tweet id 48794245422792704 – #108
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@DYanch @lindork @RachealMc We need to build a sheild around smart phones so the light is not so bright. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:14:02 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48794298988240896 – #109
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@Riz_B What’s great for us is we’ve had people that have never been to our venue live tweet at each of our shows #auddevFri Mar 18 17:14:04 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48794307993403392 – #110
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@HPRodeo @RachealMc How do you filter a hashtag? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:14:10 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48794333117296640 – #111
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@praxistheatre @DYanch I generally keep my iphone pretty dim when tweeting… conserves battery too! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:14:31 +0000 – tweet id 48794424053997569 – #112
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@Riz_B we learn about their total experience. what was the drive like. how long did it take. what kind of service they received from staff #auddevFri Mar 18 17:14:34 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48794435143741440 – #113
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@praxistheatre @HPRodeo Great question. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:14:44 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48794475216113664 – #114
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@citadeltheatre @praxistheatre Haven’t tried live tweeting. Would be disruptive to the audience, but interested in maybe ONE show per run. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:14:56 +0000 – tweet id 48794526218846208 – #115
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@RachealMc @hprodeo if I were a performer, I’d find it offensive. People forget how wide spread the glow from a phone actually is. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:15:10 +0000 – tweet id 48794586000273408 – #116
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@lindork Interesting social media & audience development discussion going on – check out #auddev hashtag and join in! 🙂 #yegFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:15:23 +0000 – tweet id 48794641570607104 – #117
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@catalyst__ca @HPRodeo Agree with you. Our work is so theatrical that tweeting during the show would not fly. We want focus to be the show #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:15:30 +0000 – tweet id 48794670045732864 – #118
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@Riz_B AMAZING conversation have happened around the visible tweets screens in the lobby @ intermission. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:15:30 +0000 – tweet id 48794669638893568 – #119
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@praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca I remember that sense of occasion. I felt it in TO and was excited for you. Wished I could be there. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:15:31 +0000 – tweet id 48794673086611456 – #120
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@SMLois @citadeltheatre I’ve seen companies that have designated the back row as “tweet seats” so they are as least disruptive as possible #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:15:41 +0000 – tweet id 48794716136939520 – #121
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@RachealMc @smlois thanks! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:15:52 +0000 – tweet id 48794760655282178 – #122
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@praxistheatre @citadeltheatre When we tried at Harbourfront we really learned what not to do the next time. Looking forward to another go. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:16:13 +0000 – tweet id 48794849389977601 – #123
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@theatreontario @praxistheatre @HPRodeo Tweetdeck has a filtering capability, I use it keep my Ontario theatre searches JB free #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:16:14 +0000 – tweet id 48794855614320640 – #124
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@HPRodeo Question value of livetweeting some shows – “Juliet just killed herself” perhaps not as valuable as “OMG the first act was great!” #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:16:26 +0000 – tweet id 48794906583502848 – #125
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@lindork @DYanch @RachealMc @praxitheatre Dimming the screen in settings works too but i’d still feel like i’m disrupting! #livetweeting #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:16:34 +0000 – tweet id 48794939299074048 – #126
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@RachealMc does no one else feel taht tweeting during a show defeats the purpose of live theatre? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:16:37 +0000 – tweet id 48794951072493568 – #127
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@DYanch @Riz_B What I find most interesting is tidbits about the cast, crew or performers. It is what sparks my imagination. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:16:40 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48794963084984320 – #128
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@canadianstage @PraxisTheatre we’re also big fans of using a tool like TweetReach.com to track/revisit tweets (most effective when using a hashtag) #auddevFri Mar 18 17:16:53 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48795018894376960 – #129
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@praxistheatre @morroandjasp Thanks for joining! How does the phone call work? Sounds amazing! #auddevis the tag so people can follow.Fri Mar 18 17:16:57 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48795034782408704 – #130
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@Riz_B Our artists get a kick out of sitting in the green room and watching the live tweets on the television. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:17:06 +0000 – tweet id 48795070559825920 – #131
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@praxistheatre @canadianstage Oh, would love to hear more about that for sure! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:17:19 +0000 – tweet id 48795127250038784 – #132
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@SMLois Also, @VancouverOpera Vancouver Opera invites bloggers/tweeters from outside the theatre world to cover openings #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:17:21 +0000 – tweet id 48795136242630656 – #133
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@lindork @Catalyst__ca it did create a sense of event, that entire night (& next day), majority of tweets in my timeline were #yeghunchback #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:17:24 +0000 – tweet id 48795148179619840 – #134
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@Riz_B I think there is a select group of people that like the spectacle of sharing their experience as it happens. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:17:50 +0000 – tweet id 48795256090673152 – #135
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@praxistheatre @wintr That’s unfortunate. But it just makes sense to me, or my battery dies out. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:17:53 +0000 – tweet id 48795268623241216 – #136
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@Catalyst__ca @praxistheatre We’re hoping we don’t dilute audiences focus. Hopefully they’re engaged enough to twt positive things after the show #auddevFri Mar 18 17:17:55 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48795277083156482 – #137
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@SMLois They do not update DURING the show, but have a special station for before, intermission & after the performance #auddevFri Mar 18 17:17:58 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48795290672705536 – #138
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@lindork @RachealMc it compares to filming an entire concert yes – you watch the show throw the camera & aren’t experiencing it fully #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:18:07 +0000 – tweet id 48795330015277056 – #139
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@praxistheatre @theatreontario I’m using tweetdeck right now. It’s pretty busy at the moment. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:18:36 +0000 – tweet id 48795449007673344 – #140
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@SMLois Which brings us to the question, of is the tweeting for the audience in the building or the folks you are trying to bring in #auddevFri Mar 18 17:18:38 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48795457798942720 – #141
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@shelltheatre We’ve had people try new genres just because they get to live tweet. 1st ballet, 1st bluegrass, 1st classical guitar, 1st play #auddevFri Mar 18 17:18:53 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48795522663849985 – #142
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@HPRodeo @SMLois Very good questions – there’s certainly a risk of preaching to the converted. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:19:09 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48795586710867968 – #143
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@praxistheatre @SMLois We wanted to hear what audience was thinking about the show during the show. Reported on those thoughts in the performance. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:19:28 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48795669686792192 – #144
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@catalyst__ca @RachealMc I do. We’re trying to create a “world” of the play–and rarely are smart phones apart of that world! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:19:44 +0000 – tweet id 48795735197618176 – #145
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@ericzieg @RachealMc Tweeting post-show is a simpler way to compliment/give feedback than calling the theater or writing an e-mail or letter. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:19:58 +0000 – tweet id 48795795960500224 – #146
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@praxistheatre Any companies we should all know about who use social media tools really well? Creatively? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:20:00 +0000 – tweet id 48795800821710848 – #147
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@shelltheatre We’ve only ended up trending during three performances. @balletjorgenCA @dalagirls and @arrogantworms #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:20:07 +0000 – tweet id 48795831054245888 – #148
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@wintr As a performer, I have noticed the glow of screens in the audience & it is distracting… a dedicated section at the back? Maybe #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:20:09 +0000 – tweet id 48795841837801472 – #149
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@RachealMc @smlois I think it’s both. Theatre & twitter are both about shared experiences and (sometimes) provoking thought/conversation. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:20:13 +0000 – tweet id 48795856534650880 – #150
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@HPRodeo @praxistheatre Down in DC, @woollymammothtc does some excellent social media work. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:20:53 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796024227102720 – #151
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@Catalyst__ca @lindork That’s great! That’s what we were hoping for. Especially because we were bringing our work to a new audience #auddevFri Mar 18 17:21:12 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796102803197952 – #152
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@SMLois @RachealMc I would argue that tweeting pre/post/Int is for the current audience and a live tweet is for a future audience #auddevFri Mar 18 17:21:19 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796132524040192 – #153
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@ericzieg @RachealMc What’s important is that theaters use search.twitter.com to find those compliments and than those who wrote them. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:21:20 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796139549495298 – #154
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@canadianstage #auddev– another idea to explore: using live-tweets to add to performance on a screen in a MuchMusic pop-up video style (when appropriate)Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:21:26 +0000 – tweet id 48796162362327041 – #155
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@shelltheatre We’ve had great moments, where an artist backstage used twitter to interview fellow cast members prior to a show. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:21:38 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796212652023808 – #156
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@praxistheatre @HPRodeo Thanks, I’ll be sure to check them out. Any other companies folks? Have you ever tweeted during a show? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:21:48 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796255710748672 – #157
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@ericzieg @RachealMc What’s important is that theaters use search.twitter.com to find those compliments and thank those who wrote them. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:22:15 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796368663363585 – #158
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@Catalyst__ca @wintr My performer brain also says “that’s uncomfortable”- to look out and see the glow of phones. Actors think, “am i boring?” #auddevFri Mar 18 17:22:18 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796379820208128 – #159
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@RachealMc @ericzieg plus, people are more likely to do it! The again, isn’t that what applause is for? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:22:18 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796381787328512 – #160
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@catalyst__ca @wintr My performer brain also says “that’s uncomfortable”- to look out and see the glow of phones. Actors think, “am i boring?” #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:22:18 +0000 – tweet id 48796379820208128 – #161
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@praxistheatre @shelltheatre Seems like a great way to let the audience into the world of the theatre/company. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:22:26 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796414410625024 – #162
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@tixonthesquare I got a huge kick out of reading everyones tweets at intermission for the #yeghunchback opening, It added a sense of togetherness #auddevFri Mar 18 17:22:55 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796537987403776 – #163
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@SMLois @praxistheatre Also, @NewLeafTheatre has done some great live-tweets of shows (and are awesome folks) from down in Chicago #auddevFri Mar 18 17:22:57 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796545268715520 – #164
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@theatromania Great conversation guys – live tweeting has worked well for us @praxistheatre @Catalst_ca @canadianstage @theatreontario #auddevFri Mar 18 17:22:59 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796554978537472 – #165
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@ericzieg @RachealMc If a chef in your town tweets a compliment or rave, it can reach a completely new audience, unlike applause. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:23:07 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796587736055808 – #166
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@praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca Our actors were excited that people were paying attention & commenting. Wanted to know what they were saying. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:23:18 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796630983507968 – #167
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@shelltheatre Absolutely. The audience seems to love the little moments that makes what happening on stage more accessible to them. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:23:19 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796637207855105 – #168
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@shelltheatre Absolutely. The audience seems to love the little moments that makes what happening on stage more accessible to them. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:23:19 +0000 – tweet id 48796637207855105 – #169
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@wintr @catalyst__ca Yeah, like “so, there’s something better going on in that tiny screen while this HUGE stage just bleeds for you…” #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:23:30 +0000 – tweet id 48796682321793026 – #170
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@praxistheatre Has anyone seen a show where tweeting had an effect on the outcome of the work? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:23:47 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48796754958757888 – #171
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@praxistheatre@SMLois Thanks! *auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:23:58 +0000 – tweet id 48796800018157568 – #172
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@praxistheatre @theatromania Glad to have you join us. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:24:29 +0000 – tweet id 48796928875565056 – #173
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@SMLois @praxistheatre My favourite @NewLeafTheatre event included two tweeters, one backstage tweeting photos, one sharing plot/tidbits #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:24:31 +0000 – tweet id 48796940099534849 – #174
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@wintr I get from an #auddevthat future sells can be influenced by a live tweet from the show, but I’m hesitant to say it should be encouraged.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:24:31 +0000 – tweet id 48796937733943296 – #175
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@Riz_B I think it’s more like there’s something so amazing happening on this big stage, that I want to share it w/ everyone NOW. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:24:35 +0000 – tweet id 48796953856835584 – #176
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@HPRodeo @praxistheatre The @nyneofuturists do “twitter plays”, I think, but that’s not quite what you’re asking. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:24:47 +0000 – tweet id 48797006394699776 – #177
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@praxistheatre I’m getting excited by possibilities and new ideas as we chat today! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:25:19 +0000 – tweet id 48797140427874304 – #178
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@theatromania Great conversation guys – live tweeting has worked well for us @praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca @canadianstage @theatreontario #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:25:22 +0000 – tweet id 48797153438613504 – #179
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@catalyst__ca @praxistheatre True. But we feel that those comments can be saved for intermission, or after. During the show seems disrespectful? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:25:23 +0000 – tweet id 48797157985239041 – #180
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@RachealMc @ericzieg agreed. It’s a terrific & inexpensive promotional tool. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:25:33 +0000 – tweet id 48797199521423360 – #181
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@theatreontario @HPRodeo @praxistheatre Indeed, artistic uses of Twitter itself is different; I loved @MayorEmanuel #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:25:44 +0000 – tweet id 48797244941533185 – #182
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@praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca What if you were to use tweets to change the outcome? Something you’d consider trying some day? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:25:52 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48797279804588032 – #183
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@HPRodeo If we agree that during the show is questionable, what’s the best time to get tweeps talking to each other? Intermission? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:26:06 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48797338076065794 – #184
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@Catalyst__ca @praxistheatre Do like tweeting during an event b/c of the sense of togetherness it creates. Reminds us of the sense of community #auddevFri Mar 18 17:26:06 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48797338327719936 – #185
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@lindork @wintr i think any event where the audience is sitting in the dark it’s an instant discourager for live tweeting. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:26:20 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48797395244417025 – #186
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@ericzieg @RachealMc This went out to 120,000 followers, in addition to those (including thtr itself) who retweeted it: http://bit.ly/fC8LNX #auddevFri Mar 18 17:26:31 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48797443961257985 – #187
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@theatromania Oops! Sorry for the triple tweet (forgot an underscore @Catalyst__ca) #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:26:44 +0000 – tweet id 48797497556074496 – #188
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@shelltheatre We’re still looking 4 live tweeters to join us Saturday evening for Comedian Roman Danylo if you want to check it out, let us know. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:26:52 +0000 – tweet id 48797528551993344 – #189
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@wintr For those not following #auddev, it’s a discussion about audience development in the theatre through new media.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:26:55 +0000 – tweet id 48797544263856128 – #190
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@DYanch @SMLois @praxistheatre @NewLeafTheatre We have heard complaints about the photographers – too loud. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:27:02 +0000 – tweet id 48797570776039424 – #191
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@RachealMc I will say that I’ve gained an audience, as well as some great friends, because of the relationships I’ve built on twitter. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:27:20 +0000 – tweet id 48797647921881088 – #192
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@SMLois @DYanch @praxistheatre Pretty sure @NewLeafTheatre was using the iPhone to take pictures, so no noise there #auddevFri Mar 18 17:27:35 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48797709762703360 – #193
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@niftynotcool @SMLois Oh no…not the ever-present subject of #auddev. ‘Cause that one, honestly, I don’t know.Fri Mar 18 17:27:38 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48797721699680257 – #194
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@Riz_B I haven’t attended an event in the last year where someone somewhere hasn’t pulled out a cell phone during a performance. (1) #auddevFri Mar 18 17:27:38 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48797723750694912 – #195
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@praxistheatre Has anyone had specific successes using social media they’d like to tell us about? Failed experiments? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:28:00 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48797813676572672 – #196
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@Riz_B People are going to be bad, might as well use it to excite people about taking a chance on a new venue or show. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:28:09 +0000 – tweet id 48797851429511169 – #197
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@praxistheatre @Riz_B Same here. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:28:10 +0000 – tweet id 48797857280565248 – #198
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@lindork @HPRodeo b/c i felt i couldnt tweet during show I furiously tweeted @intermission & i think others did too. also immediatly after #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:28:12 +0000 – tweet id 48797866151522304 – #199
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@HPRodeo @DYanch Some photographers have silencers for their cameras, to reduce the “click-click”. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:28:26 +0000 – tweet id 48797925173760000 – #200
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@canadianstage FYI + #FF! RT @wintr: For those not following #auddev, it’s a discussion about audience development in the theatre through new media.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:28:45 +0000 – tweet id 48798005813444609 – #201
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@Riz_B We are changing and adapting to a new theatre etiquette. There was a time when people all dressed up to attend the ‘theatre’ #auddevFri Mar 18 17:29:13 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48798122847117312 – #202
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@Catalyst__ca @praxistheatre 1/2 I think the nature of our work, at this time, is so structured. It’s a specific aesthetic/style #auddevFri Mar 18 17:29:24 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48798166228803585 – #203
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@SMLois @NewLeafTheatre @dyanch @praxistheatre And it was seriously one of the best parts – seeing what was happening backstage #auddevFri Mar 18 17:29:36 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48798219341275136 – #204
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@ericzieg @CBTstage It’s not about kids tweeting during show. It’s about, say, a 50-year-old chef, or a tastemaker in your town, praiising.. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:29:51 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48798281622487041 – #205
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@catalyst__ca @praxistheatre 2/2 We love our audiences, but we want them to be engaged with the work first–and then, hopefully, tweet about it #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:29:55 +0000 – tweet id 48798296688443392 – #206
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@ericzieg @CBTstage It’s not about kids tweeting during show. It’s about, say, a 50-year-old chef, or a tastemaker in your town, praising. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:30:07 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48798349108842496 – #207
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@HPRodeo @praxistheatre We were pleased with our “Where is Thumper?” initiative during the last festival: http://bit.ly/gwJDue #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:30:26 +0000 – tweet id 48798429761110016 – #208
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@theatromania @praxistheatre Happy to be here! We only really live tweet during press conferences/events. Never performances – too disrespectful #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:30:34 +0000 – tweet id 48798459519713280 – #209
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@praxistheatre @Riz_B & there was also a time when audience could shout & boo & hiss and throw things. We weren’t always so refined. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:30:35 +0000 – tweet id 48798464905199616 – #210
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@RachealMc @hprodeo @DYanch as someone who photographs a lot of theatre, I will say that some of us are less obtrusive than others. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:30:43 +0000 – tweet id 48798500351254528 – #211
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@AudienceDevSpec Heading over to #auddevhosted by @praxistheatre – sorry I’m late.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:30:51 +0000 – tweet id 48798534627102720 – #212
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@Riz_B The reality is we see older professional as live tweeters. In fact, we’ve only had 1 teen live tweet, and maybe 2 – 20 somethings. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:31:03 +0000 – tweet id 48798581557178368 – #213
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@HPRodeo @theatromania Good point – we always make sure someone is live-tweeting our festival launch, for example. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:31:08 +0000 – tweet id 48798604231589888 – #214
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@praxistheatre @AudienceDevSpec Not to worry, glad to have you join us… all the way from Boulder Colorado no less! #auddevFri Mar 18 17:31:21 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48798658795290625 – #215
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@praxistheatre@AudienceDevSpec can you tell us a little about what you do as @auddev specialists? How important is social media in your projects?Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:31:51 +0000 – tweet id 48798784980918273 – #216
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@HM_Theatre_Ent As a performer, not sure I could read or provide tweets backstage during a performance. My head’s too much in the game. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:32:17 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48798895102365696 – #217
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@praxistheatre @AudienceDevSpec can you tell us a little about what you do as #auddevspecialists? How important is social media in your projects?Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:32:17 +0000 – tweet id 48798891373641729 – #218
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@canadianstage #auddev: What abt planning tweet-area in advance + sharing with cast, audience and twitter to make it work. Or Lve-tweet Dress rehearsal?Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:32:37 +0000 – tweet id 48798976819986433 – #219
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@SMLois @praxistheatre This year @PuShFestival invited local tweeters to attend their opening gala and tweet away. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:32:41 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48798993647542272 – #220
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@SMLois @praxistheatre This year @PuShFestival invited local tweeters to attend their opening gala and tweet away. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:32:41 +0000 – tweet id 48798993647542272 – #221
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@praxistheatre @HM_Theatre_Ent Yes, I imagine that would be a challenge, & certainly a distraction for some performers. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:32:46 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48799016812679168 – #222
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@AudienceDevSpec Have any of you sold special seats for tweets? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:33:01 +0000 – tweet id 48799076468260864 – #223
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@praxistheatre @SMLois Love to hear that people are at least trying new things to see how they work. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:33:14 +0000 – tweet id 48799132156043264 – #224
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@Riz_B We encourage everyone to live tweet before a show, by projecting tweets in the theatre prior to the performance. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:33:19 +0000 – tweet id 48799151940583424 – #225
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@SMLois @HM_Theatre_Ent And that’s why I don’t think performers should ever be REQUIRED to participate. It works for some and not others #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:33:28 +0000 – tweet id 48799189508960256 – #226
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@RachealMc @canadianstage last year we ran an ambassador programme w/several theatres where we had tweet ups & meet ups. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:33:48 +0000 – tweet id 48799274007400448 – #227
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@Riz_B We also tweet thank you to sponsors, introduce our volunteers, welcome special guests, introduce staff #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:33:54 +0000 – tweet id 48799300335050752 – #228
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@lindork @canadianstage Good ideas! I think a warning beforehand that ppl will be live tweeting works 🙂 #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:34:07 +0000 – tweet id 48799354164756481 – #229
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@catalyst__ca @praxistheatre My favorite thing about SM now is how it makes us accessbile to our audiences. More discussion can happen good or bad #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:34:11 +0000 – tweet id 48799373672456192 – #230
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@wintr Good perspective from @jackiea, the glow of a cell phone in the audience can distract other patrons, not just performers. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:34:18 +0000 – tweet id 48799402499915776 – #231
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@catalyst__ca @praxistheatre When audiences feel like they can engaged in the company, I think it makes them more passionate about the work #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:34:32 +0000 – tweet id 48799459659882496 – #232
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@praxistheatre @AudienceDevSpec Yes, @shelltheatre say they have a tweeter section. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:34:39 +0000 – tweet id 48799489699487746 – #233
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@RachealMc @canadianstage It was v effective when it was a good show, but backfired when it was a bad 1 & when a promised star didn’t show #auddevFri Mar 18 17:34:44 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48799508926169089 – #234
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@theatromania @Catalyst__ca @praxistheatre Asking questions is good. Love live-tweet dress rehearsal! @canadianstage #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:34:45 +0000 – tweet id 48799515397980160 – #235
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@Riz_B We offer 6 complimentary tickets per show for tweeters. The goal someday would be to have a “tweeting” section at a special rate #auddevFri Mar 18 17:34:54 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48799551196368896 – #236
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@ericzieg @HM_Theatre_Ent I’m amazed that the opera leads at @MetOpera give intermission interviews during their simulcasts, but they do. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:35:14 +0000 – tweet id 48799636097466368 – #237
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@canadianstage #auddevalso love the support of bloggers + media live-tweeting press conferences + pre-show chats (thanks @theatromania + @nestruck etc.)Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:35:16 +0000 – tweet id 48799642552512512 – #238
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@HPRodeo We’ve held a “hosted event” for selected tweeps, where they got to see a show, go backstage and go for drinks after. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:35:26 +0000 – tweet id 48799686710149120 – #239
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@theatreontario @Catalyst__ca And conversely, when a theatre ignores your tweets, you feel like the theatre doesn’t care about you #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:35:30 +0000 – tweet id 48799702883385344 – #240
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@Catalyst__ca @wintr @jackiea True. As an audience member all I think is “can’t you put your phone away for just right now?” #auddevFri Mar 18 17:35:46 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48799769157570560 – #241
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@canadianstage @RachealMc ohhh very cool + interesting feedback – would love to chat about this more offline, too! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:35:58 +0000 – tweet id 48799820902694912 – #242
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@RachealMc yes & it worked quite well. RT @audiencedevspec: Have any of you sold special seats for tweets? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:36:01 +0000 – tweet id 48799834630656000 – #243
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@praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca I agree. Part of our Harbourfront work was an “open source”/online development process. http://bit.ly/eqVe71 #auddevFri Mar 18 17:36:20 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48799913856868352 – #244
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@RonaldPederson @Catalyst__ca I’ve been considering Tweeting-in my performance! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:36:30 +0000 – tweet id 48799953107173376 – #245
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@theatromania #auddevWhat about doing mini backstage interviews/tweeting photos? Anything behind the scenes is intriguing for audiences.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:36:34 +0000 – tweet id 48799972673597441 – #246
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@CBTstage @ericzieg it’s all of it. it’s the immediate play-by-play. it’s the immediate satisfaction of sharing. #auddev.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:36:41 +0000 – tweet id 48800002318942208 – #247
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@RachealMc @canadianstage absolutely DM or email me. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:36:42 +0000 – tweet id 48800004676124672 – #248
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@praxistheatre @RonaldPederson Would love to hear more about that if you decide to give it a go. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:37:03 +0000 – tweet id 48800094123855872 – #249
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@ericzieg @HM_Theatre_Ent Deeper than a backstage tweet is a simple, personal thank you here later on to anyone who praises your show. #auddev #2amtFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:37:04 +0000 – tweet id 48800096531398656 – #250
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@SMLois @theatromania I love that sort of stuff – and I think that will hook into both current and future audience #auddevFri Mar 18 17:37:08 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48800112385863680 – #251
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@wintr Yes, authentic voices only. Forced sucks. @SMLois “I don’t think performers should ever be REQUIRED to participate. ” #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:37:18 +0000 – tweet id 48800154622509056 – #252
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@canadianstage Great ideas. RT @Riz_B: We also tweet thank you to sponsors, introduce our volunteers, welcome special guests, introduce staff #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:37:21 +0000 – tweet id 48800167700340736 – #253
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@ericzieg @HM_Theatre_Ent A five-second tweet–not during show, but later–to someone who saw your show and liked it can make their day. #auddev #2amtFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:37:48 +0000 – tweet id 48800281219174400 – #254
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@catalyst__ca @HPRodeo We haven’t tried having any kind of tweep event. Any suggestions? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:38:12 +0000 – tweet id 48800382561959936 – #255
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@praxistheatre @canadianstage Agreed. Sounds like a great way to help make sponsors/volunteers feel more part of the community as well. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:38:18 +0000 – tweet id 48800405903253504 – #256
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@theatromania #auddev@canadianstage We love doing that 🙂Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:38:28 +0000 – tweet id 48800450660663296 – #257
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@catalyst__ca @theatreontario That’s true! Although we do try to get back to everyone. And as a “fan” of things myself, it’s always nice #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:38:43 +0000 – tweet id 48800510601469952 – #258
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@maritadachsel Good idea. RT @Riz_B We offer 6 comp tickets/show for tweeters. The goal would be to have a tweeting section at a special rate #auddevFri Mar 18 17:38:45 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48800520676179969 – #259
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@SMLois For the co-op show I SM’ed, I had a tweetdeck column searching the play title so I could reply to anoyone who saw it – good or bad. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:38:58 +0000 – tweet id 48800576066162688 – #260
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@AudienceDevSpec @praxistheatre Social media is extremely important. I use it to post and have conversations about the events. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:39:36 +0000 – tweet id 48800734250147840 – #261
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@lindork @Catalyst__ca That’s also true for when anyone you tweet ignores you 🙂 #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:40:06 +0000 – tweet id 48800860137992192 – #262
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@RachealMc @theatromania @canadianstage Donny & Marie @Dancap have special rates for meet & greets. Most theatres run them as contests. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:40:08 +0000 – tweet id 48800869428375552 – #263
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@AudienceDevSpec What I do is teach organizations about how to build relationships using all the methods available. I have had some great results. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:40:26 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48800945739542528 – #264
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@HM_Theatre_Ent @ericzeig Agreed. SM brings a new world of etiquette. Not just cell phones during a performance, but thanking people, reaching out #auddevFri Mar 18 17:40:30 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48800960226664448 – #265
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@catalyst__ca @theatromania Like that idea a lot, because i think that’s what people want to see-but for new audiences does that insight intrest? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:40:31 +0000 – tweet id 48800965737988096 – #266
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@praxistheatre Open question: Who are some of your favourite people to follow on Twitter? Why do you love them? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:40:41 +0000 – tweet id 48801007345471489 – #267
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@Riz_B I have on going searches for the artists name, our theatre, and our city, so I never miss the opportunity to chat about our events. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:40:47 +0000 – tweet id 48801031450140672 – #268
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@theatreontario @Catalyst__ca Unfortunately, some theatres use Twitter just to broadcast, not to interact (of course no offenders are here) #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:40:55 +0000 – tweet id 48801066497748992 – #269
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@HPRodeo @Catalyst__ca Tweet-ups are always fun! We also tried an intimate event for a small number of influential tweeps, v. successful. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:40:56 +0000 – tweet id 48801071379906560 – #270
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@canadianstage #auddev– have heard a case study where RSC had actors tweet Romeo + Juliet in modern language in advance of show to create buzz – thoughts?Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:40:59 +0000 – tweet id 48801083086217216 – #271
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@canadianstage Let’s do it! RT @theatromania: #auddevWhat about doing mini backstage interviews/tweeting photos? Behind the scenes intriguing for audFri Mar 18 17:41:27 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48801201805987840 – #272
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@SMLois @canadianstage I wasn’t a huge fan of the “suchtweetsorrow” in execution, but was interested in the concept #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:41:31 +0000 – tweet id 48801217614319616 – #273
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@Riz_B I enjoy following other arts venues that are interested in supporting the community, not just their own creations. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:41:36 +0000 – tweet id 48801236589350912 – #274
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@Riz_B I like knowing when their stage is dark, that they’re still going to point me towards a fabulous arts experience. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:42:04 +0000 – tweet id 48801356936527872 – #275
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@AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc Was it a special section to not disturb others or a special performance where all audience could tweet.? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:42:14 +0000 – tweet id 48801395972898816 – #276
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@canadianstage @SMLois yes, us too. tricky to execute, very dependent on show/cast #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:42:29 +0000 – tweet id 48801459294306304 – #277
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@praxistheatre @StaceyNorton Great question. Wondered about how best to let people know who’s tweeting for the company & if it’s necessary. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:42:30 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48801463379562496 – #278
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@SMLois As with anything, socmed requires buy-in from your artists. It will be much easier to do backstage interviews, etc #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:42:31 +0000 – tweet id 48801468555329536 – #279
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@theatromania #auddev@Catalyst__ca Hmm, I see your point. I think it could…esp if it seems like they’re missing out on a cool scene?Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:42:32 +0000 – tweet id 48801472074354688 – #280
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@Riz_B we plan on twitter interviews a few days in advance of some of our next season performances, & youtube interviews during sound check #auddevFri Mar 18 17:43:12 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48801641163530240 – #281
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@RachealMc @theatreontario I think a lot of them don’t “get” that twitter is about relationships, not just posting ads. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:43:29 +0000 – tweet id 48801710361149440 – #282
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@ericzieg @Riz_B The most boring arts accts are companies that tell only two stories: a) This is important because it is me b) sale! #auddev #2amtFri Mar 18 17:43:35 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48801738685292545 – #283
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@AudienceDevSpec Great idea! RT @HPRodeo: Tweet-ups are always fun! We also tried an intimate event for a small number of influential tweeps. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:43:40 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48801757085712384 – #284
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@praxistheatre Feedback from our Harbourfront experience was that the audience wanted better instructions on what to tweet about. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:43:42 +0000 – tweet id 48801767105900545 – #285
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@SMLois AMEN. RT @RachealMc: @theatreontario I think a lot of them don’t “get” that twitter is about relationships, not just posting ads. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:43:43 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48801769450512384 – #286
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@theatreontario @canadianstage I saw that R&J thing, I thought it was just okay, too cliched #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:43:46 +0000 – tweet id 48801782754848769 – #287
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@HPRodeo @praxistheatre @StaceyNorton You can put the tweeter’s name in account info. We have multiple ppl updating, and we don’t specify. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:43:50 +0000 – tweet id 48801800513519617 – #288
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@canadianstage #auddev re: participating in community + supporting colleagues – we love hashtags #2amt + @tinarasmussen’s #WTSTW(What to see this week)Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:43:53 +0000 – tweet id 48801811938811904 – #289
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@catalyst__ca @theatreontario That’s true. The “broadcast” twitter thing is not as intriguing. I think that’s one of the worst ways to engage #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:43:58 +0000 – tweet id 48801835699544065 – #290
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@AudienceDevSpec Many reports state that the majority of aud like to engage after the event more than during – is this going to change? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:44:25 +0000 – tweet id 48801948274667521 – #291
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@morroandjasp @praxistheatre Thanks. We call a tow truck company, during the show (using an audience’s cells) to help our broken clown car! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:44:25 +0000 – tweet id 48801947565817856 – #292
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@theatromania #auddevTrivia always grabs my attention…and contests!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:44:42 +0000 – tweet id 48802017862352896 – #293
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@SMLois If I see one more theatre whose twitter account is just feeding whatever they post on facebook, I will be very very frustrated #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:44:51 +0000 – tweet id 48802055237795840 – #294
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@shelltheatre Our profile says who tweets 4 us. I used 2 sign our tweets w/ my initials, but people would send personal tweets then 2. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:45:01 +0000 – tweet id 48802098325893120 – #295
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@niftynotcool @SMLois @RachealMc @theatreontario Double Amen. If someone’s not having a conversation, I’m not listening. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:45:02 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48802102327250944 – #296
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@CBTstage @SMLois @RachealMc @theatreontario #auddevAGREED! which is why doing Romeo&Juliette in advance is seen more as an AD than a discussion.Fri Mar 18 17:45:24 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48802196174807040 – #297
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@RachealMc @audiencedevspec still no tweeting allowed during any of our shows, but special perks for our Tweeps. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:45:28 +0000 – tweet id 48802211521765376 – #298
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@catalyst__ca @HPRodeo Thanks! It’s hard for us b/c often we’re on tour or being presented-But tweepup would be great in a new city to get wrd out #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:45:28 +0000 – tweet id 48802209827266560 – #299
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@ElissaMilne No. RT @AudienceDevSpec Many reports state that majority of aud like to engage after the event more than during: will this change? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:45:36 +0000 – tweet id 48802246363848705 – #300
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@SMLois @Catalyst__ca If you hosted a tweetup when you came to #YVR, I know lots of folks who would go #auddevFri Mar 18 17:46:13 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48802401028804608 – #301
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@TGargantua Just jumping in on the live chat #auddevconvo right here, right now! This is great! thanks @praxistheatre et al!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:19 +0000 – tweet id 48802426249162752 – #302
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@praxistheatre @ElissaMilne That’s interesting. I wonder how much that would vary by age group? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:25 +0000 – tweet id 48802451092013056 – #303
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@SMLois @Catalyst__ca Would be a great way to get local “ambassadors” who are excited for your work #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:27 +0000 – tweet id 48802457165373440 – #304
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@catalyst__ca @Riz_B I agree. I really enjoy using SM to foster the sense of community within the arts community here. Not just to promo ourselves #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:28 +0000 – tweet id 48802460831186944 – #305
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@Riz_B I tell people don’t feel like you need to tweet everything…. if your moved, inspired by a moment, share it… when there is time #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:41 +0000 – tweet id 48802517525602304 – #306
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@praxistheatre @TGargantua Thanks for joining us! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:42 +0000 – tweet id 48802519958298625 – #307
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@wintr @ericzieg Completely agree. Arts accounts need to have the authentic voice of the company and allow personality to show in convo #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:51 +0000 – tweet id 48802561041498112 – #308
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@AudienceDevSpec It is good to let people know who is tweeting and as easy as putting in bio SoandSo tweeting for. Helps build relationships! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:53 +0000 – tweet id 48802567303606272 – #309
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@ericzieg @HM_Theatre_Ent Absolutely. If a theater talks about itself on Twitter but never replies to a praise or thank you, bad form. #2amt #auddevFri Mar 18 17:46:57 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48802585397829633 – #310
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@HPRodeo @Catalyst__ca We get excited if the shows we’re presenting want to engage on SM! Talk to your presenter, probably happy to team up. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:58 +0000 – tweet id 48802587138457600 – #311
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@HM_Theatre_Ent This is very helpful. Especially to us newb’s, new to Twitter and still trying to find our voice and build relationships #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:47:05 +0000 – tweet id 48802616637001728 – #312
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@canadianstage #auddevre: Folks to follow: Appreciate media/reviewers who share thoughts + links online like @nestruck @glennsumi @paula_citron + othersFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:47:06 +0000 – tweet id 48802622781657089 – #313
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@theatromania @Catalyst__ca @theatreontario Agreed. “Broadcast” tweets are OK but we have to mix it up or people will get tired of it #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:47:14 +0000 – tweet id 48802656541622272 – #314
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@praxistheatre Can anyone think of specific examples where an online marketing tool convinced you to see a show? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:47:19 +0000 – tweet id 48802676204503041 – #315
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@CBTstage @morroandjasp @praxistheatre #auddeva decade ago that wouldn’t be possible because not everyone had a cellphone. Now your show requires it!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:47:26 +0000 – tweet id 48802706328010752 – #316
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@Riz_B It’s important that our tweeters know to share quality rather than quantity. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:47:29 +0000 – tweet id 48802717652619264 – #317
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@nestruck #auddevSeems like Twitter has created the national theatre dialogue that blogs promised but failed to deliver…Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:48:12 +0000 – tweet id 48802897391132672 – #318
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@RachealMc @praxistheatre Online marketing tool? No. Someone asking me on twitter? Yes. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:48:37 +0000 – tweet id 48803002550714368 – #319
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@praxistheatre @CBTstage Absolutely. Even now when everyone has phones, people without “smart phones” feel out of the loop. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:48:38 +0000 – tweet id 48803007743262720 – #320
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@AudienceDevSpec I usually do not follow companies that only tweet marketing info – need proper tweet feed mixture:Info, RT’s, Convo, thank U’s #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:48:40 +0000 – tweet id 48803015968309248 – #321
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@SMLois @praxistheatre When I visited Toronto a year ago, the shows I saw were almost exclusively because SOMEONE tweeted about them #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:48:48 +0000 – tweet id 48803048318971905 – #322
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@canadianstage @theatreontario and makes sense for such a familiar show but different impact with new/unknown scripts #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:48:50 +0000 – tweet id 48803060104953856 – #323
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@SMLois @praxistheatre Though I think in most cases, it was not because the COMPANIES tweeted about them #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:49:06 +0000 – tweet id 48803126622437376 – #324
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@theatreontario @praxistheatre I’ve seen some terrific theatrical trailers (Black Watch comes to mind) #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:49:08 +0000 – tweet id 48803135082336256 – #325
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@catalyst__ca @HPRodeo @praxistheatre @StaceyNorton Same here. Although I (Lana) often do the SM-there’s times where we have to switch. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:49:12 +0000 – tweet id 48803150236352512 – #326
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@ElissaMilne @praxistheatre In my experience subset: the younger the more they want to engage after. Parents often rush home to kids. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:49:17 +0000 – tweet id 48803173401501696 – #327
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@ericzieg @wintr Yes. Exactly the way that you wouldn’t push an actor out into a lobby of fans/patrons unless they were comfortable doing so. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:49:28 +0000 – tweet id 48803219698225153 – #328
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@RachealMc @praxistheatre the problem with your question is that we’re all theatre goers to begin with. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:49:35 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48803248039133184 – #329
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@canadianstage Great question. RT @AudienceDevSpec: Reports state majority of aud like to engage after event vs. during – is this going to change? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:49:39 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48803264669564928 – #330
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@praxistheatre @RachealMc I met @lindork online because she said she was a “theatre newbie” and saw Hunchback because of tweets. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:49:40 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48803268452818945 – #331
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@lindork @praxistheatre @citadeltheatre made me want to go to a show! (2/2) whoops forgot to #auddevtag the first half of that. lolFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:49:49 +0000 – tweet id 48803304955846656 – #332
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@AudienceDevSpec Spot on! RT @Riz_B: It’s important that our tweeters know to share quality rather than quantity. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:49:58 +0000 – tweet id 48803341903466496 – #333
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@northern_claire @SMLois Umm, what’s #auddev?Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:50:22 +0000 – tweet id 48803444588412928 – #334
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@praxistheatre @ElissaMilne Great point. & it’s true, I’ve often wanted to check in with others after a show for thoughts of strangers. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:50:36 +0000 – tweet id 48803503258345473 – #335
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@CBTstage @nestruck #auddevI use to (still kinda do) follow blogs bc it was more intimidate than print but then twitter came along.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:50:55 +0000 – tweet id 48803584422318081 – #336
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@SMLois @Northern_Claire #auddevis an online conversation about audience development for theatre through social media. Conversation happening nowFri Mar 18 17:50:58 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48803596384468992 – #337
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@Catalyst__ca @SMLois That’s a great idea! I will DM you should we ever get to #yvr again and we can coordinate w/ whoever our presenter would be #auddevFri Mar 18 17:51:02 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48803611962114048 – #338
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@praxistheatre @Northern_Claire Using social media to talk about social media and audience development! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:51:19 +0000 – tweet id 48803684611665920 – #339
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@AudienceDevSpec @praxistheatre Someone’s email convinced me after seeing other mentions online. The personal invite that pushed me over the edge. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:51:42 +0000 – tweet id 48803781244227585 – #340
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@theatromania #auddev@praxistheatre @theatreontario Trailers definitely work – video in general gets great response.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:51:42 +0000 – tweet id 48803777930723328 – #341
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@ericzieg @studio180mark I would think of it as what you would say working the box office: polite, fun, human, whatever’s right for your co. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:51:47 +0000 – tweet id 48803802140254208 – #342
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@SMLois @CBTstage @nestruck The blogs tend to expand on the ideas presented on twitter. I think of the @2amt blog as a good example of that #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:51:53 +0000 – tweet id 48803824974041089 – #343
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@RachealMc @praxistheatre @RachealMc @lindork I had 37 people who’d only met on twitter meet up for dinner before seeing one of my shows. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:51:54 +0000 – tweet id 48803829789102080 – #344
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@catalyst__ca @SMLois That’s what I was thinking, need to connect with audiences in tour cities to. Hope is to make connections on tour & at home #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:52:09 +0000 – tweet id 48803891336323072 – #345
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@lindork @praxistheatre @RachealMc Hunchback was a fantastic first show to pull me into theatre 😀 #auddevFri Mar 18 17:52:21 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48803941789605888 – #346
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@ElissaMilne @praxistheatre Other angle: older age group often engages *prior* to an event if there is corporate advantage. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:52:24 +0000 – tweet id 48803955765035008 – #347
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@HPRodeo @SMLois The #2amt blog is freakin’ great. Everyone should be reading it. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:52:30 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48803979366375424 – #348
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@theatreontario @CBTstage @nestruck Twitter can start convos, but hard to elaborate on complex ideas in 140 chars, blogs are next step #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:52:34 +0000 – tweet id 48803996139393024 – #349
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@wintr At @HPRodeo we did do up a style guide for our twitter posts, but in the end, the voice just kinda naturally happened. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:52:42 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48804031371542528 – #350
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@lindork @RachealMc @praxistheatre Organizing theatre-related tweetups would be very effective I think 🙂 #auddevFri Mar 18 17:52:48 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48804058718412801 – #351
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@Catalyst__ca @wintr @ericzieg Yes–I don’t see the point in using SM so you can just sound like a robot. Who wants to connect with a bot? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:52:50 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48804064875651072 – #352
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@Northern_Claire @SMLois That’s brilliant! What a fab idea! Thanks #auddevFri Mar 18 17:52:52 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48804072714805248 – #353
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@Riz_B I’ve had a live tweeter attend and only post 4 messages. I love the moments where they forget to tweet because of the performance. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:53:13 +0000 – tweet id 48804159780159489 – #354
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@AudienceDevSpec The smartest change– make social media to be social & personal. Instead of mass marketing, take the time to individually invite. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:53:40 +0000 – tweet id 48804275551354880 – #355
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@Riz_B We assign a hashtag to every show and let our audience know during pre-show intros and in playbill. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:53:46 +0000 – tweet id 48804299916066816 – #356
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@praxistheatre @theatreontario @nestruck praxistheatre.com will be blogging about this chat next week to take it to that next (140+ char) step. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:54:02 +0000 – tweet id 48804366651625472 – #357
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@canadianstage #auddevThis convo is an amazing resource for companies to share/exchange ideas + case studies of success/challenges – locally + nationallyFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:54:10 +0000 – tweet id 48804401267220481 – #358
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@Riz_B We’re thinking of setting up computers in our lobby, so people can tweet during intermission, or have a volutneer show them how. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:54:22 +0000 – tweet id 48804449422032896 – #359
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@crowstheatre We agree – seemed like a sea change #auddev@praxistheatre @theatreontario Trailers definitely work – video in general gets great response.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:54:24 +0000 – tweet id 48804459760984064 – #360
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@catalyst__ca @HPRodeo It’s a new thing for Catalyst. Just got into SM in past 2 yrs. Next time we’re in #yyc we know who to call for SM advice #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:54:32 +0000 – tweet id 48804491872579584 – #361
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@wintr Hey hey, some people don’t mind connecting with a little bot… (same avatar for three years) @catalyst__ca #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:54:36 +0000 – tweet id 48804507957739520 – #362
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@studio180mark @theatreontario @CBTstage @nestruck Agreed. Hard to have a real convo. Especially if you don’t have time/tech to tweet all day #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:54:52 +0000 – tweet id 48804578833076224 – #363
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@praxistheatre @canadianstage Glad you’re finding it useful. I feel excited by the possibilities. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:54:53 +0000 – tweet id 48804582134001664 – #364
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@RachealMc @lindork @praxistheatre they are. We’ve been doing them since fall 2009. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:55:06 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48804635212906496 – #365
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@canadianstage @praxistheatre me too! good fodder for our @paprikafest social media panel next weekend! #auddevFri Mar 18 17:55:25 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48804716716638208 – #366
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@shelltheatre We show 1 to 2 minute promo videos prior to our show, showing our upcoming events. We all tweet and share videos on FB. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:55:35 +0000 – tweet id 48804755279052800 – #367
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@catalyst__ca @praxistheatre General question: How is SM affecting staffing requirements? Who’s doing it? how much time does it take? Extra cost? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:55:37 +0000 – tweet id 48804763801878528 – #368
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@nickwmay @crowstheatre @praxistheatre @theatreontario Working on a a show with a new theatre company. SM is a big part of there strategy #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:55:48 +0000 – tweet id 48804813026234368 – #369
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@SMLois #auddevAll this said, I don’t think twitter is for everyone, and we can’t forget about those who don’t and won’t use itFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:55:56 +0000 – tweet id 48804846761017346 – #370
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@ericzieg @Catalyst_ca @wintr Or an organization with a narcissistic voice. Me-me-me, with the other side of the conversation just a blur. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:55:58 +0000 – tweet id 48804855460020224 – #371
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@praxistheatre @crowstheatre Yes, the Eternal Hydra video set a new standard I think. (Full disclosure… I work for Crow’s too!). #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:56:36 +0000 – tweet id 48805011777519616 – #372
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@HM_Theatre_Ent I’m reminded of what Eye does during the Toronto Fringe – everyone can post reviews/comments about shows – makes it so accessible #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:56:39 +0000 – tweet id 48805026012995584 – #373
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@catalyst__ca @nestruck In a way twitter is the lazy-man’s blog. A fast response, less time/ressources needed. Although-never as insightful #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:56:42 +0000 – tweet id 48805038839177216 – #374
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@AudienceDevSpec Just want to state that #auddev is a tag that is also used for passing #auddevinfo, articles, etc on a daily basis.Fri Mar 18 17:56:51 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48805074796949504 – #375
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@SMLois @Catalyst__ca I know that @PacificTheatre has the publicist look after SM, but I don’t think its a huge part of her day. Andrea? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:56:54 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48805090378780673 – #376
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@Riz_B We’ve had numerous “tweet ups” before our events. 1 of our season ticket holders is on twitter & loves getting 2 meet our tweeters. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:57:10 +0000 – tweet id 48805154673266688 – #377
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@nickwmay @theOTCtweets follow the hashtag #auddevto talk audience development using social media.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:57:13 +0000 – tweet id 48805168661278720 – #378
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@theatromania #auddev@Catalyst__ca @praxistheatre I know at my day job we share the responsibility, there’s no extra cost but it’s def time consuming!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:57:13 +0000 – tweet id 48805166111133696 – #379
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@HPRodeo @Catalyst__ca It’s a major challenge. We hired @wintr to do social media during festival, b/c it wasn’t realistic to use FT staff. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:57:15 +0000 – tweet id 48805176827576321 – #380
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@canadianstage Was just going to ask this. Hard to find time! RT @Catalyst__ca: How is SM affecting staffing req.? Who’s doing it? Time? Cost? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:57:23 +0000 – tweet id 48805211174739968 – #381
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@AudienceDevSpec I do hope we have more #auddev chats and #auddevchat hosts!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:57:23 +0000 – tweet id 48805210512035841 – #382
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@TGargantua Open Question: Do you find linking twitter to your facebook fan page a helper or hinderer in getting your messages out? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:57:49 +0000 – tweet id 48805318918017024 – #383
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@praxistheatre @nestruck Thanks, we’re particularly interested in both audience AND community development, & the blog has been great for that. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:57:59 +0000 – tweet id 48805359472742400 – #384
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@Riz_B @wintr would you be willing to share your style guide. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:58:01 +0000 – tweet id 48805369434226688 – #385
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@wintr For the @HPRodeo we brought in a part time resource to spearhead the whole thing. “we” enjoyed knowing it was always covered. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:58:24 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48805465563463680 – #386
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@RachealMc @nickwmay @crowstheatre @praxistheatre @theatreontario It has to be. Look what we’re competing against. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:58:37 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48805520269783040 – #387
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@SMLois @TGargantua I loathe twitter/facebook linked accounts. The two sites require different styles. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:58:37 +0000 – tweet id 48805518671740928 – #388
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@studio180mark @Catalyst__ca @praxistheatre Tricky for a small co. when artist in show are trying to engage but risk being privy to criticism. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:58:38 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48805524350832640 – #389
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@AudienceDevSpec The twitter vs. blog convo is interesting – best usage is to have both and let them feed off each other! #auddev(pun included)Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:58:52 +0000 – tweet id 48805584081924096 – #390
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@HPRodeo @TGargantua Oh God, don’t link them. FB and Twitter require different voice & messaging, even if messages are sometimes parallel. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:59:01 +0000 – tweet id 48805622522720256 – #391
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@coug_ee “@AudienceDevSpec Many reports state tht the majority of aud like to engage aft the event more thn during – is ths going to change? #auddevFri Mar 18 17:59:17 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48805686943039488 – #392
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@praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca Twitter is incredibly time consuming (& addictive). At the moment, it’s also voluntary on my part. #auddevFri Mar 18 17:59:22 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48805708925386752 – #393
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@nickwmay @canadianstage @Catalyst__ca I launched a large company’s SM involvement. It was part of the online marketing job at first #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 17:59:39 +0000 – tweet id 48805781394563072 – #394
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@macdonaldfest what have tweeps found with question and answer periods after the show? might be a nice way to engage actors, director and writer. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:00:05 +0000 – tweet id 48805890068987904 – #395
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@RachealMc @tgargantua someone just said that drove them nuts. imo, there are msgs which can b carried out on both, but u have 2 personalize. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:00:09 +0000 – tweet id 48805906850394115 – #396
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@Riz_B Does anyone have a SM policy in place? Would U B willing to share? Some concern ‘our’ voice is too personal for a municipality #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:00:10 +0000 – tweet id 48805908989485056 – #397
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@maritadachsel @TGargantua As an audience member, I don’t like it. I feel like FB and Twitter are two different things. Keep them separate. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:00:15 +0000 – tweet id 48805931454177280 – #398
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@AudienceDevSpec I will say in the very beginning of using Tweetdeck,I did make the mistake of posting to FB every time like Twitter – does not work! #auddevFri Mar 18 18:00:34 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48806012353908736 – #399
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@canadianstage #auddev– we often share the same links/info on Twitter + FB but in different formats to suit each platformFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:00:52 +0000 – tweet id 48806087029301248 – #400
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@praxistheatre @maritadachsel That seems to be the consensus I think. Audience want to feel you’re talking to them, not cutting & pasting. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:01:12 +0000 – tweet id 48806168654659585 – #401
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@AudienceDevSpec FB likes the pics and the fewer posts for conversation! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:01:14 +0000 – tweet id 48806179228483584 – #402
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@SMLois #auddev I know that @VancouverFringe is hiring an intern with the sole job of social media: http://bit.ly/ggmjFF(are looking at 2-3 days/wkFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:01:34 +0000 – tweet id 48806264792285185 – #403
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@catalyst__ca @ericzieg @Catalyst_ca @wintr I really try and engage and sound like a person when doing SM. I’m not sure if it works, but i try! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:01:35 +0000 – tweet id 48806267589890048 – #404
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@RachealMc I would say, if you’re out sourcing, be carful who you hire to do your SM coverage. #auddevFri Mar 18 18:01:53 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48806341665501184 – #405
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@AudienceDevSpec @Riz_B This came up in the convo yesterday – let me find the valuable link. Sec #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:01:59 +0000 – tweet id 48806366885855233 – #406
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@Riz_B We’re still trying to figure out how to accurately control time spent on SM. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:02:21 +0000 – tweet id 48806459462524928 – #407
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@praxistheatre @morroandjasp Yes, there have been some great ones recently, but as others have said, bad ones can put people off. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:02:35 +0000 – tweet id 48806518342160384 – #408
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@studio180mark @canadianstage agreed. Still learning but if we have something to share we use both. Try to mix it up #auddevFri Mar 18 18:02:44 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48806557030432768 – #409
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@AudienceDevSpec @Riz_B This might help get you started – http://bit.ly/e13ttj #auddevFri Mar 18 18:02:46 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48806563896500224 – #410
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@Catalyst__ca @SMLois We only have two full time staff, and I do the SM–and it takes up quite a bit of my time… surprisingly #auddevFri Mar 18 18:02:55 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48806602714783744 – #411
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@Riz_B Share a personal voice, spend the time necessary to be a successful SM presence, but fit into city operational guidelines #auddevFri Mar 18 18:03:14 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48806683685826560 – #412
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@AudienceDevSpec @coug_ee glad to see you made it to the chat! #auddevFri Mar 18 18:03:14 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48806682775658496 – #413
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@theatromania #auddev@macdonaldfest We love Q&A after shows! Perhaps it would work on Twitter? Open it up to tweeps?Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:03:15 +0000 – tweet id 48806687062245376 – #414
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@RachealMc There’s a PR firm who had an intern blindly posting things out, including bad reviews, & not responding. It was a huge #fail. #auddevFri Mar 18 18:03:27 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48806738828341249 – #415
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@theatreontario @Riz_B Here’s a good post on social media policies from 2am http://bit.ly/hvXQsv #auddevFri Mar 18 18:03:33 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48806760248647680 – #416
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@praxistheatre @crowstheatre I agree. It helps when you’re work has sociopolitical content, because then it’s all related. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:03:40 +0000 – tweet id 48806792683204608 – #417
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@morroandjasp @morroandjasp @praxistheatre Trailers such as http://bit.ly/gomswI Online allows indie companies to be part of the convo/community #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:03:48 +0000 – tweet id 48806822819266560 – #418
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@SMLois @Catalyst__ca I would say that means you are doing it right – but I’m hardly one to talk. My SocMed is voluntary and time consuming #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:03:51 +0000 – tweet id 48806836178132992 – #419
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@catalyst__ca @HPRodeo That’s the thing. What do you do if it’s not in your ressources to hire someone to do SM? What’s the best solution? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:03:57 +0000 – tweet id 48806864590348288 – #420
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@coug_ee Not if they care to follow the show. If aud is component in thea-making, they too need to be in the moment @AudienceDevSpec #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:04:10 +0000 – tweet id 48806918730424320 – #421
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@theatromania #auddev@canadianstage Honestly, you do a great job with SM – on both Twitter and Facebook. Keep it up!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:04:17 +0000 – tweet id 48806945800470529 – #422
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@The8treGirl #auddevI always felt the blog was ‘insider’ info, gossip & trix of the trade. Tweeting is about simple facts, warnings, etc.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:04:19 +0000 – tweet id 48806957003452416 – #423
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@AudienceDevSpec So important! RT @RachealMc: I would say, if you’re out sourcing, be carful who you hire to do your SM coverage. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:04:20 +0000 – tweet id 48806959104802816 – #424
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@praxistheatre @PuShFestival Great to hear. I’ll probably get in touch later for more info from you if that’s okay. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:04:46 +0000 – tweet id 48807069301747712 – #425
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@CBTstage @theatromania @macdonaldfest #auddevthat’s interesting! and having a designated person? @morroandjasp want to try it next week?Fri Mar 18 18:04:47 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48807070878810113 – #426
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@Riz_B @shelltheatre ‘s 1st day on Twitter started w/ tweet that we were programming our season & we received a message from @crowstheatre #auddevFri Mar 18 18:04:56 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48807111488053248 – #427
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@HPRodeo @Catalyst__ca Might be able to get a volunteer or intern (but @RachealMC is right – make sure you get the right person). #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:05:19 +0000 – tweet id 48807207353073664 – #428
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@praxistheatre @theatromania Probably a great idea. Not everyone likes to stand up & ask questions in a room full of people. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:05:21 +0000 – tweet id 48807213074100224 – #429
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@HPRodeo @Catalyst__ca Otherwise, maybe give multiple staff access to SM, so if you’re not around, someone else can update. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:05:48 +0000 – tweet id 48807329239543808 – #430
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@praxistheatre @morroandjasp Yes yes!! and report back. Social media makes things happen in the real world! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:05:54 +0000 – tweet id 48807353050595328 – #431
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@AudienceDevSpec Do any of you have a successful blog and what types of questions start a good conversation? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:06:00 +0000 – tweet id 48807379420188672 – #432
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@The8treGirl #auddevMy last theatre blog was meant to encourage would-be aud to get to know us. Tweets were, mostly, for current friends.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:06:13 +0000 – tweet id 48807434629808128 – #433
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@Riz_B @TGargantua We used 2 have facebook.com/shelltheatre linked to @shelltheatre it made our followers grumpy. Now target each to aud. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:06:16 +0000 – tweet id 48807446503895040 – #434
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@morroandjasp @theatromania @macdonaldfest @praxistheatre We have a Q&A tonight after our show. We could test it out!?!. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:06:17 +0000 – tweet id 48807449045639168 – #435
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@praxistheatre @theatreontario Thanks for that, what a great resource. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:06:23 +0000 – tweet id 48807476241502208 – #436
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@theatromania #auddev: @CBTstage Def try live-tweet Q&A after the show with @morroandjasp! Worth a shot!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:06:36 +0000 – tweet id 48807527747563520 – #437
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@canadianstage @theatromania thanks very much. 🙂 we will! and right back at you. #auddevFri Mar 18 18:07:03 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48807643443236865 – #438
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@maritadachsel @praxistheatre @theatromania Does equity have a policy on SM yet? #auddev(this time with tag!)Fri Mar 18 18:07:18 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48807705703485440 – #439
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@theatromania #auddev@morroandjasp Please do!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:07:26 +0000 – tweet id 48807740428140544 – #440
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@lindork @praxistheatre sheesh this #auddevhashtag is exploding with tweets! Great job on your first live chat! I have to duck out now butFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:07:47 +0000 – tweet id 48807826566549504 – #441
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@The8treGirl #auddevFacebook was just there. And seemed to be skewed toward my friends. Weakest of our SM attempts.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:07:51 +0000 – tweet id 48807842177753088 – #442
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@SMLois @maritadachsel @praxistheatre @theatromania Not that I know of, and as an equity member it makes things confusing at times #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:07:54 +0000 – tweet id 48807855255584769 – #443
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@lindork @praxistheatre thank you for asking me to be involved in it ! #auddevI learned a lot more than I taught I think 😛Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:08:08 +0000 – tweet id 48807915527741440 – #444
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@crowstheatre @Riz_B @shelltheatre That’s right – i easy way to reach out and cause there’s still enough interest and curiosity about the format. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:08:14 +0000 – tweet id 48807941637275648 – #445
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@praxistheatre @lindork Thanks for joining in… hope you get out to see more shows now you’re no longer a “newbie”. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:08:18 +0000 – tweet id 48807957638545408 – #446
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@HM_Theatre_Ent We already know lot’s of people on facebook, not very many on Twitter which makes it a challenge: talking to someone you don’t know #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:08:36 +0000 – tweet id 48808031663820800 – #447
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@RachealMc no. RT @maritadachsel: @praxistheatre @theatromania Does equity have a policy on SM yet? #auddev(this time with tag!)Fri Mar 18 18:08:41 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48808054979964929 – #448
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@AudienceDevSpec @Catalyst__ca @HPRodeo I would say prioritize what you spend time on. You may need to shift some time to social media, but worth it! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:09:07 +0000 – tweet id 48808164010893312 – #449
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@theatreontario @The8treGirl My problem with FB is that Facebook controls the conversation entirely #auddevFri Mar 18 18:09:12 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48808181983481856 – #450
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@CBTstage @Riz_B #auddev3 CBT board members have access to the twitter acct although they haven’t used it – worried about being the official voice?Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:09:20 +0000 – tweet id 48808215818944512 – #451
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@praxistheatre @SMLois @maritadachsel @theatromania I think Equity is trying to catch up on a lot of these newer things, particularly video. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:09:35 +0000 – tweet id 48808278431510528 – #452
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@maritadachsel @SMLois @praxistheatre @theatromania #auddevMight be good to have community to be proactive about a policy?Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:09:37 +0000 – tweet id 48808288975978496 – #453
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@AudienceDevSpec @theatreontario @The8treGirl Can you expand on FB controls the conversation? In what way? #auddevinteresting.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:09:49 +0000 – tweet id 48808338460377088 – #454
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@theatromania @praxistheatre So true! People are bolder on the internet – could open the door to criticism, but it creates a dialogue and buzz! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:09:56 +0000 – tweet id 48808367858257920 – #455
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@catalyst__ca @SMLois @maritadachsel @praxistheatre @theatromania There are things like lengths of video and photo crediting do apply to CAEA. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:10:12 +0000 – tweet id 48808434803552256 – #456
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@RachealMc @maritadachsel @praxistheatre @theatromania look at someone like @TheNickAdams, he was (& is) tweeting straight through Priscilla #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:10:13 +0000 – tweet id 48808440461660161 – #457
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@praxistheatre @theatromania Opening the door to criticism is a great thing. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:10:20 +0000 – tweet id 48808467762380804 – #458
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@coug_ee @AudienceDevSpec haha, I have been MIA for awhile haven’t I? Glad convos are happening on #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:10:23 +0000 – tweet id 48808480240447488 – #459
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@SMLois I am fairly sure that Equity are starting to look at some of the online video stuff, but haven’t heard any rumblings about SM #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:10:27 +0000 – tweet id 48808498720538624 – #460
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@catalyst__ca @SMLois @maritadachsel @praxistheatre @theatromania There are many CAEA guidelines that restrict what we can do with SM #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:10:59 +0000 – tweet id 48808632476901377 – #461
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@theatromania @praxistheatre We think so. It’s good to know what people are saying – good or bad #auddevFri Mar 18 18:11:18 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48808712038662144 – #462
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@praxistheatre @AudienceDevSpec Check us out at http://www.praxistheatre.com. #auddevFri Mar 18 18:11:18 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48808712403566592 – #463
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@theatreontario @AudienceDevSpec Their algorithms dictate who shows up in your feed, algorithms based on how much you use their product #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:11:23 +0000 – tweet id 48808731760267264 – #464
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@SMLois @Catalyst__ca @maritadachsel @praxistheatre @theatromania True, but no guidelines actually FOR SM #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:11:31 +0000 – tweet id 48808765989986304 – #465
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@RachealMc That’s what Twitter’s all about -just jump in. RT @hm_theatre_ent: …which makes it a challenge: talking to someone you don’t know #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:11:39 +0000 – tweet id 48808801733853184 – #466
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@praxistheatre @theatromania Yes, we’ve used it in the continuing development of our show Jesus Chrysler to great effect. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:12:20 +0000 – tweet id 48808970575556608 – #467
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@canadianstage lots to navigate re: unions/equity + rights + sharing online RT @praxistheatre: I think Equity is trying to catch up on newer things #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:12:40 +0000 – tweet id 48809057993244672 – #468
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@AudienceDevSpec Shameless plug – We are hosting an Audience Development for the Arts Symposium – May 14: http://bit.ly/gvmkGI #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:12:50 +0000 – tweet id 48809096660516864 – #469
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@The8treGirl @theatreontario They certainly control the format, which renders most content generic & thus useless. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:12:53 +0000 – tweet id 48809109973254144 – #470
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@praxistheatre Well, as the host of this #auddevchat… I actually have to exit and get back to my other job at Crow’s. Thanks all for joining!Fri Mar 18 18:13:16 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809208287723520 – #471
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@HPRodeo @AudienceDevSpec Very cool! Any live-streaming for those of us who can’t make it to Chicago? #auddevFri Mar 18 18:13:31 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809268773793792 – #472
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@AudienceDevSpec @praxistheatre Yes, I will! Thanks! Thank you for hosting an #auddevchat.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:13:31 +0000 – tweet id 48809271734968320 – #473
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@theatreontario @The8treGirl @AudienceDevSpec Also “Facebook Events” are just awful, awful, awful – but I’m going to go off on a rant #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:13:56 +0000 – tweet id 48809375082622976 – #474
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@SMLois @praxistheatre Thank you so much for hosting – a great cross country conversation here. #auddevFri Mar 18 18:14:02 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809401099894784 – #475
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@theatreontario @praxistheatre This was a lot of fun – thanks! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:14:28 +0000 – tweet id 48809507509383169 – #476
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@RachealMc Big pet peeve RT @theatreontario: @The8treGirl @AudienceDevSpec Also “Facebook Events” are just awful, awful, awful… #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:14:43 +0000 – tweet id 48809571438964737 – #477
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@HM_Theatre_Ent @RachealMc Just jump in? Gak! Eeek! Yikes! Seriously though, you’re right. Good to try different things to find what works, yes? #auddevFri Mar 18 18:14:50 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809599867944960 – #478
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@AudienceDevSpec Once again proving how special #auddev is. @praxistheatre #auddevchat pulled different people into the conversation. Awesome!Fri Mar 18 18:14:56 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809627026067456 – #479
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@praxistheatre Hope you feel free to keep the discussion going on #auddev. http://www.praxistheatre.com will be posting next week about this chat.Fri Mar 18 18:15:03 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809654981103616 – #480
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@catalyst__ca @praxistheatre Thanks for doing this. I guess I should get back to work too. Thanks everyone! It’s been super interesting! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:15:08 +0000 – tweet id 48809677647130624 – #481
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@RachealMc @praxistheatre Thank you very much for a great conversation! #auddevFri Mar 18 18:15:10 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809685846999040 – #482
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@canadianstage @PraxisTheatre thanks for creating/facilitating! And big thanks to all who chimed in. Great chatting and talk soon! #auddevFri Mar 18 18:15:25 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809750187610112 – #483
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@macdonaldfest @morroandjasp test it out! let us know how it goes #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:15:29 +0000 – tweet id 48809766054670336 – #484
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@wintr Wait! one last thing. You asked for the style guide that we used for the 2011 @hprodeo. Here it is. http://unit2.ca/hpr-style.html #auddevFri Mar 18 18:15:30 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809768239894528 – #485
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@theatromania #auddev@SMLois @maritadachsel @praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca Interesting about guidelines…do you think there will be more discussion soon?Fri Mar 18 18:15:52 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809859981901824 – #486
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@Riz_B @CBTstage we had no concerns for more than 16 months, but someone knew is managing, and is now very concerned about our voice. #auddevFri Mar 18 18:15:58 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809885240012800 – #487
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@praxistheatre Glad to do it, I hope you all found new followers and followees… I certainly did! #auddevThanks for joining all.Fri Mar 18 18:16:00 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48809895960641536 – #488
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@AudienceDevSpec @RachealMc @theatreontario @The8treGirl FB events used to be better, but you are right – they control what and who you can send to. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:16:43 +0000 – tweet id 48810074843516928 – #489
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@praxistheatre @theatromania I’ll look into that and get back you soon. Toronto AGM had a social media panel led by Praxis AD Mike Wheeler. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:16:52 +0000 – tweet id 48810112034414592 – #490
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@morroandjasp @theatromania @CBTstage @theatromania @praxistheatre Ok, look outfor it around 9pm tonite! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:16:54 +0000 – tweet id 48810121463214080 – #491
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@theatromania #auddevThanks all! That was very cool. Nice to find some new tweeps to follow 🙂Fri Mar 18 18:17:18 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48810221384118272 – #492
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@morroandjasp @praxistheatre Thanks for hosting it. Much love. #auddevand out!Fri Mar 18 18:17:45 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48810335750205440 – #493
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@SideMart started the twitter tip tap last summer during smmrwrks when word got to us folks were buzzing about hillbilly; haven’t looked back. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:17:58 +0000 – tweet id 48810390267760641 – #494
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@Riz_B @shelltheatre attends twitter events. It’s a great opportunity to meet with future audience members face to face. #auddevFri Mar 18 18:19:01 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48810653120610304 – #495
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@praxistheatre @SMLois Yes, it’s a very interesting time and everyone is slowly learning to adapt. Or… not. #auddevFri Mar 18 18:19:04 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48810666345246720 – #496
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@theatromania @praxistheatre Sounds good. Thanks for keeping us informed. Cheers! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:19:30 +0000 – tweet id 48810777553010689 – #497
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@praxistheatre Okay, I’m really signing off now. Bye all! #auddevFri Mar 18 18:19:46 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48810841172226048 – #498
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@AudienceDevSpec @theatreontario @RachealMc @The8treGirl Although I have seen pages use FB to create live events, similar to the chat we are having. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:20:37 +0000 – tweet id 48811054981058560 – #499
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@shelltheatre Perfect time to end this conversation we just received our 10 minute call for “The Spice of Life” – We love school matinees! #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:21:00 +0000 – tweet id 48811153123590144 – #500
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@BrandinyourHand Good ideas for relating: RT @MicControl Managing Relationships With Fans When Your Fan Base Gets Too Big http://ow.ly/4gFYy #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:21:06 +0000 – tweet id 48811178796924929 – #501
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@thejonrandall Brilliant! “@theatromania: #auddev@macdonaldfest We love Q&A after shows! Perhaps it would work on Twitter? Open it up to tweeps?”Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:21:32 +0000 – tweet id 48811285864906752 – #502
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@PuShFestival @praxistheatre np 🙂 It’ll have to be before March 25th though. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:23:58 +0000 – tweet id 48811898627555329 – #503
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@AudienceDevSpec @praxistheatre I can create the transcript since I started the #auddev archive. Thanks all! Don’t forget to check #auddevdaily!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:25:05 +0000 – tweet id 48812181524975616 – #504
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@canadianstage @operarunner which tweet are you asking about? Sorry, we’ve been tweeting tons re: #auddevFri Mar 18 18:26:11 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48812459624108033 – #505
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@RachealMc #auddev => RT @canartsconnect: Canada Arts Connect Magazine is Looking for Writers! http://bit.ly/hjYGWuFri Mar 18 18:28:03 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48812929142882304 – #506
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@canadianstage @lynngr fair enough! No plans to do it right now, wanted to share the idea. Might work in student matinees or Tweet-specific shows? #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:31:13 +0000 – tweet id 48813725909651456 – #507
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@CBTstage @morroandjasp LIVE and Twitter q&a Wed March 23 @theatromania @praxistheatre #auddev(let’s try it out!)Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:34:38 +0000 – tweet id 48814585620340736 – #508
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@theatromania We’re in! RT @CBTstage: @morroandjasp LIVE and Twitter q&a Wed March 23 @theatromania @praxistheatre #auddev(let’s try it out!)Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:37:45 +0000 – tweet id 48815370378817536 – #509
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@YorkUFineArts Yes! @canadianstage #auddevAppreciate media/reviewers who share thoughts + links online like @nestruck @glennsumi @paula_citron + othersFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:46:26 +0000 – tweet id 48817553300135936 – #510
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@lynngr @canadianstage #auddevTweets could be fun at an improv as a way to get audience input. Reg play, light from phones wld distract actorsFri, 18 Mar 2011 18:46:35 +0000 – tweet id 48817591292145664 – #511
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@TrendsmapCanada ‘oakland’, #auddev, ‘auto-corrected’ & ‘wieners’ are now trending in Canada http://trendsmap.com/caFri Mar 18 18:48:49 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48818154679447552 – #512
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@theatrecalgary Interesting… RT @nestruck: #auddevSeems like Twitter has created the national theatre dialogue that blogs promised but failed to deliver.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:53:33 +0000 – tweet id 48819345144545280 – #513
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@BrandinyourHand Thanks to Thomas Cott for the info that Google and YouTube have Not-for-Profit deals/schemes: http://bit.ly/ktS4l #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 19:09:38 +0000 – tweet id 48823391607726080 – #514
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@katy384759 #auddev http://www.receitas-e-culinaria.com/receita/cookies-de-gengibre_29765.htmlFri Mar 18 19:11:18 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48823812409659393 – #515
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@PacificTheatre @smlois @Catalyst__ca Honestly, depends how busy I am that day, but I try to get on at least 2-3 times when I’m working. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 19:15:14 +0000 – tweet id 48824802642886657 – #516
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@SMLois LoisBackstage.com on the Canadian Theatre Conversation: http://bit.ly/g6NqNT #2amt #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 19:40:16 +0000 – tweet id 48831100230971393 – #517
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@praxistheatre To all who participated in #auddev: would love you to send webcam photo of yourself to aislinnrose@praxistheatre.com! Pass it on…Fri Mar 18 19:56:18 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48835136782995456 – #518
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@praxistheatre Amazingly quick on the draw! RT@SMLois on the Canadian Theatre Conversation: http://bit.ly/g6NqNT #2amt #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 20:04:32 +0000 – tweet id 48837208249081856 – #519
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@HM_Theatre_Ent Thanks @praxistheatre for the excellent Twitter Chat. Hmmm, trying to come up with a portmanteau for Twitter Chat that isn’t rude… #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 20:06:35 +0000 – tweet id 48837725792649216 – #520
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@canadianstage Great follow-up post! RT @theArtsClub: RT@SMLois on the Canadian Theatre Conversation: http://bit.ly/g6NqNT #2amt #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 20:11:46 +0000 – tweet id 48839027507470336 – #521
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@praxistheatre @Catalyst__ca @lindork @citadeltheatre @shelltheatre et al pls send your webcam photo 2 aislinnrose@praxistheatre.com! Pass it on… #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 20:12:43 +0000 – tweet id 48839266905767936 – #522
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@arts_marketing @AudienceDevSpec Thanks so much! Hope you’re getting lots of responses to your survey about loving the arts. #auddevFri Mar 18 20:17:23 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48840443189932032 – #523
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@TorontoSymphony @canadianstage looks like you had a great chat today with all the #auddevpeople! Some seriously great ideas in there.Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:33:31 +0000 – tweet id 48844500281462784 – #524
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@praxistheatre No worries @brovermania. You can catch it all at #auddev, or read the blog post that @SMLois has already written! http://bit.ly/g6NqNTFri, 18 Mar 2011 20:49:10 +0000 – tweet id 48848441371148288 – #525
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@praxistheatre @TorontoSymphony Glad you enjoyed! Looking forward to testing out new ideas & @morroandjasp are testing tweets @ Q&A tonight, 9pm. #auddevFri Mar 18 20:53:59 +0000 2011 – tweet id 48849653558558720 – #526
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@catalyst__ca Here’s a great blog by @SMLois about our conversation about audience development & social media http://www.loisbackstage.com/?p=1110 #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 21:05:52 +0000 – tweet id 48852643627540480 – #527
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@canadianstage #FF shout out to all those who participated in #auddevchat esp @PraxisTheatre @Theatromania @RachaelMc @Catalyst_Ca @AudienceDevSpec @Riz_BFri, 18 Mar 2011 22:07:19 +0000 – tweet id 48868106596122624 – #528
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@VancouverOpera Yes! TY! Bloggers will be at Traviata Apr 30! RT @SMLois: @VancouverOpera invites bloggers/tweeters …to cover openings #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 22:10:22 +0000 – tweet id 48868874480922626 – #529
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@praxistheatre Tune in @ 9pm for @morroandjasp post show q&a tweets. An experiment after today’s #auddevchat!Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:46:23 +0000 – tweet id 48893039019687937 – #530
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@praxistheatre @canadianstage thanks for the mention and for joining us. A great voice to have in on that discussion. #auddevFri, 18 Mar 2011 23:48:01 +0000 – tweet id 48893450485104640 – #531
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