Welcome to our new blog and our very first entry. We’re entering the blogging world a bit late and have (well us, the Marketing team) been kicked into action by attending a recent conference about digital marketing

Will and Natasha - the OAE's Marketing team

Will and Natasha - the OAE's Marketing team

staged by the Arts Marketing Association. In the past whenever someones mentioned a blog I guess I’ve always thought ‘yeah, but our day to day office and orchestral life isn’t *that* interesting’, but I got thinking – what is routine for us might just be interesting for everyone else. There’s a lot of work behind the scenes that no one else ever sees. Obviously there is boring stuff involving the photocopier and printers, but we promise not to write about that (well, not unless our photocopying situation gets any worse…).

Anyway, this is a bit of an experiment, so let us know what you think – add your comments and suggestions and we’ll respond. We’ll try and cover various aspects of our ‘life’ and will make posts as frequent as time allows. Coming up soon will be a backstage report from the Royal Festival Hall, and posts from our European tour with Sir Simon Rattle. So stay tuned…

Will and Natasha (The Marketing Dept!)