CEO Wayne Scholes talks about what Red Touch Media is about and rewards Alan Fletcher with a special gift. Here’s the dialogue for their interview:
Kelly Forshaw: Hi I’m Kelly Forshaw here with Red Touch Media, I am joined by actor Alan Fletcher and also CEO of Red Touch Media Wayne Scholes. Now Red Touch Media is all about connecting people through content and Alan you obviously do a lot of that being an actor and a musician and we’ve actually got a very special presentation tonight. Wayne tell us about that presentation.
Wayne Scholes: Well there’s a couple of things that come into planning, first of all I grew up watching Gallon I mean for me you know this is a bit of a hero moment, it really is honestly because I’ve lived in America for a long time, one of the only shows that I’ve ever had sent across from England is neighbors right? I mean it’s just that’s one of the only ones I’ve had sent across and I stopped watching East Enders, I stopped watching car race history I still have maybe sent across so it is one of those things to me that’s on a personal level I find it really exciting. But on a business level we are all about content and that’s what we do you know we distribute content, we manage content, we have very close ties to people in the studio industry because we manage their content so for us you know when we meet those iconic people who you know who sort of spread across the divide from music and TV and movies, I like meeting those kinda people like you that drive the industry to do different things and participate in more artistic ways than just sticking to one thing so you know seeing you and knowing that you’re a musician that you’re in film you’re in television I get excited by that and as a company we do like to reward those kinds of moments and we don’t do it very often, we only do it when I feel like I’ve got more of a personal connection to it but that’s why we want to present you with something special. We got a very strong relationship with Gibson guitars, they’re very good friends of ours and we had them make a special guitar just for you that we think is gonna suit you and your personality and the way you play, so that’s what I’d like to present you with right now is a special Gibson [ES-335] guitar right here.
Kelly Forshaw: Let’s have a look.
Alan Fletcher: Oh my lord
Kelly Forshaw: How does it feel?
Alan Fletcher: I like it, this is one of the finest guitars ever made.
Wayne Scholes: It’s all just for you.
Alan Fletcher: I just don’t know what to say. There’s a few people standing around watching us now. Hey look at this! This is my Gib. This is going in the gig tonight okay?
Wayne Scholes: I’m glad to hear it, that’s what we were hoping. We were hoping it would.
Alan Fletcher: And I can I just say on behalf of all Liverpool supporters what Red Touch Media is doing for the club and for The Anfield Wrap is incredible, I admired so much about what you had to say about your approach to things as you’re not here about trying to sell stuff to people, you’re about trying to make the club stronger and support the supporters, I’m just so chuffed, this is the most extraordinary gift I’ve ever ever received from anyone so, I’m made up as they say.
Wayne Scholes: You know we, I think this is exactly you like it strikes me that this is it’s got class and its gonna have a great sound and when I think of you I think that matches you really well.
Alan Fletcher: Thank you so much.
Kelly Forshaw: I’m sure you’ll play it beautifully, I’m very excited to see that. The pressures on. I’m Kelly Forshaw and that was Wayne Scholes of Red Touch Media and a very happy Alan Fletcher. Thanks for watching.