A part of Digital Content Networks, the Creative Masters Forum is a community site with a difference. Focusing on the absolute masters of their craft, the CMF runs regular articles on significant contributors to the creative fields; film, photograph, music and art.
A main point of difference from similar types of sites, the CMF also branches out into real-world events, creating opportunities for creative workers to get first-hand exposure to the visionaries in their field.
To drive engagement, single-sign-on for commenting is encouraged, through the use of the Disqus commenting engine. This allows users with FaceBook, Twitter or OpenID logins to use those to participate in group conversations without having to create yet another login.
The site is built using Joomla and the massively powerful K2 content construction kit, allowing us to present content in a variety of ways - driving home the central focus of creativity for the site. It also allowed us to build one-off microsites to promote events that still tie into the core of the site.
Creative Masters Forum is part of the DCN network, TV Production Forum and Music Producers Forum