Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fire sale

The modern BBC world of partnerships becomes slightly more tangled from next year, when new non-executive director Sir Nicholas Serota becomes part-time chair of Arts Council England.

The BBC and the Arts Council are in joint custody of the still-fledging and still-rather-vague digital project, The Space (most recent offering: online streaming of a model of London in 1666 burning on a Thames barge. Catch-up views so far: 1,747).

Earlier this month the BBC advertised for a Head of Brand and Partnerships for the project, suggesting the medium was ok but the message wasn't getting through. Let's see if a £70k pa marketing person can sort it out...

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