Kirsty Smith - Blogtacular

Kirsty Smith

Blogger & Author - Eeh Bah Mum

Kirsty is a writer and producer who has just returned to West Yorkshire after  20 years in Manchester and London producing  and developing television shows for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV Channel 5 and Sky.

Currently she spends her days working from home juggling childcare with writing, producing live immersive cinema/theatre events and attempting to garden. She doesn’t like being bored.

Working in television Kirsty travelled the world making comedy, entertainment and magic shows. She has  flown to Argentina to track down a one armed 80 year old magician, locked two presenters in a house filled with 60 chickens (in the middle of a bird flu scare) and made a live pony appear slap bang in the middle of a school playground.

Even doing silly stuff can get boring – when TV lost its sparkle Kirsty became Head Of Programming at Diagonal View, her job involved ‘creating online video content for big name global brands’ which actually sounds really boring so she prefers to tell people that she ran teams of creatives making cool stuff that has been viewed billions of times.

The part of the process Kirsty really loves is the development of ideas, running teams creating, developing and pitching for, well, anything – TV shows, radio programmes, online content, pranks, brand campaigns and immersive experiences.  Don’t worry even Kirsty doesn’t know what some of those words mean.

She has written a book based on her blog and has a sitcom in ‘development’ but that was last year, this year she is really hoping to get her Agapanthus to bloom.

How do you take a notebook full of jumping off points to a polished post ready for publication? Join Kirsty for a workshop on content idea development.

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  • We love to showcase indie business at Blogtacular and give them the same space opportunity as big brands to connect with bloggers at conferences. You’ve met the goody bag contributors and now let me introduce our 2018 Market Place! We were joined by five indies all of whom were showing and selling their products at the conference. The whole space was buzzing with Yuk Fun, Notes Beauty, The Fabric Fox, South Island Art and Capture by Lucy Backdrops all showing at the conference. #blogtacular
  • We pride ourselves on how smoothly Blogtacular runs and it wouldn’t be possible without this team of wonderful people. Dora has been working with us over the last couple of months to plan the event, Sarah & Claudia have been with us since the very first event streamlining the customer experience and operations, Momtaz & Natasha joined us for a second year to host rooms alongside Alex who took on our third room this year and Hannah joined the ops team alongside Mr Kat to make sure everything was where it was meant to be. We are so grateful to our team for giving up their time, energy and ideas to make our conference the best it can be. #blogtacular
  • Holy moly - what an incredible event! We filled two days with colour, fun, friendship and so much learning. Huge thanks to everyone who came to the conference and everyone who worked so hard to make it a truly exceptional event. You really are what gives Blogtacular its spirit and the reason we’ve loved every minute of all five conferences. Over the next few days we’ll be sharing moments from the conference and some exciting news for future events but for now, we’re going to bask in the happy glow of your positive energy! #blogtacular .
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  • This year’s winning goody bag design chosen by our esteemed judges was created by........ @jacquelinecolley. We love the detail in the pattern! #blogtacular
  • This year’s goody bags were bursting with beautiful gifts. Huge thank you to the indie businesses who contributed #blogtacular
  • And finally, @natasha_nuttall led a colourful crew through the streets on North London with stop at @presentandcorrect for a stationery fix! Check out #blogtacularphotowalknorth to catch up on the fun #blogtacular #blogtacularphotowalk

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