Enhanced 'Super-Site' Launched to Support Region's Creative Talent
The website for the city’s largest creative sector network has gained a radical new makeover to further showcase and support the vital sector.
The online networking platform is home to more than 2000 creative businesses across the region and is believed to be the largest resource of its kind in the country.
Kevin McManus, head of creative and digital at Liverpool Vision, which runs the Kin website and network said:
“The story of Kin is one of community strength based around the philosophy of collaboration and we want to celebrate its achievement and continuing ambition.”
The groundbreaking ‘all inclusive’ online resource allows to build their profile, share opportunities and knowledge and also meet regularly at Kin events.
The new site developed by Splinter Design Communications, features a whole stack of ways to explore and connect with the Liverpool creative community. These include:
• A bold new identity for the creative community in Liverpool allowing for individuality, in the form of a unique Kin crystal for each user
• A constantly changing feed of what individuals and companies in Liverpool are doing now instead of what they’ve done in the past
• Ability to filter the entire site by specialisms such as design, photography, literature etc... making it easier for users to find the content most relevant to them
• An open directory of Kin-folk allowing Liverpool creatives to connect more easily to people most relevant to them, but also allowing for people outside the region to gain a snapshot of the talent within the city
• A more streamlined user experience, allowing users to pull in contacts from their social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, and easily post up photos, videos, events and opportunities
• Ability for users to post to Kin direct from Twitter using the hashtag #kin2kin
• A user-generated events calendar, offering a platform for a user to have their event seen and allowing those interested in the creative sector to understand quickly what is happening in the coming months
Mr McManus continued: “A lot has changed in Liverpool since we started Kin, not least establishing the Baltic Triangle as the city’s creative hub. But it is the vibrancy and vision of our ‘creatives’ that have really put this sector on the map and accelerated Liverpool’s reputation as a creative centre of excellence and innovation.
“The success of Kin is down to the enthusiasm of its membership and I don’t know of any other network in the UK dedicated to the creative community which is local but outward-looking.
A sell-out celebration of Kin took place at Camp & Furnace on Thursday, September 27. The evening highlighted the group’s successes over the last six years, unveiled the new look website and featured keynote speeches from Luciana Berger, MP for Liverpool Wavertree and Kevin McManus.
For more information visit www.kin2kin.co.uk
If you have a creative vacancy you wish to fill please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
[Image: Photo from the Kin Celebration Event]