Catch-up Online: WFTV Online: Podcasts – Everything you need to know
Wednesday 25 March | 18:00 – 20:00
Hear WFTV Mentoring Scheme Producer Tracy Forsyth and a panel discuss the Podcasting industry, Podcast production, and how Podcasts can help your business.
Whilst many freelancers are already adept at working from home, many others are very quickly having to get used to this new working style. Across the board, audio entertainment is expected to start playing a bigger role in our daily lives. Whether you’re listening to the radio more whilst working, searching for on-demand listening, or wondering how you can start your own Podcast; our expert panellists will be able to shed some light.
Join Tracy Forsyth, WFTV Mentoring Scheme Producer; Renay Richardson (Executive Producer, Broccoli Content), Ollie Guillou (Head of Podcasts, Right Angles PR) and Katrina Bell (Executive Producer, BBC Studios) to hear more about how Podcasts could be an important part our your business plan.
Tracy Forsyth, Executive Coach & Media Consultant. As Creative Mentor to the Channel 4 Indie Growth Fund Advisory Board, Tracy advises a number of independent production companies on growth strategy, company USP and branding and how to maximise value of global IP. Tracy is also the mentoring scheme producer for WFTV and creator and host of the innovative and immersive Yoga in the Boardroom.
Renay Richardson, Executive Producer and Founder, Broccoli Content. Renay made her mark on the UK podcasting industry with her highly-acclaimed series About Race with ReniEddo-Lodge. Produced almost entirely in her living room, it was originally rejected and referred to as Broccoli, because it’s good for you but no-one wants to eat it. Undeterred, Richardson threw in everything she had to tell the story of race relations in modern day Britain. About Race launched in March 2018, quickly amassing critical and audience acclaim around the world, and cemented Richardsons’ place as one of Britain’s most prolific producers of colour. That same year she founded Broccoli to create content that’s good for you, while creating opportunities for minority talent both in front of, and behind, the mic. Broccoli’s current slate includes the flagship series Your Broccoli Weekly hosted by journalist Diyora Shadijanova, Money 101, a Millennial personal finance podcast, for BBC Sounds and Anthems, a series of 31podcasts by 31 exceptional women, which is a call to action, uplifting and empowering.
Ollie Guillou, Head of Podcasts at global reputation management practice Right Angles. Ollie spent a decade working for the BBC, as a local radio producer, reporter and presenter. At BBC Radio Guernsey, he presented the Saturday Breakfast and Mid-morning shows, before moving onto the weekday drive-time news show. Joining BBC Radio Berkshire, he appeared on BBC Introducing and a variety of brand-new evening shows, which he created, designed and launched. He now creates and produces podcasts in a range of sectors which aim to boost the profile of thought leaders and engage the minds of listeners. These include the science podcast New Scientist Weekly, the nature show Trees A Crowd, and counter-terrorism podcast Tech Against Terrorism.
Ollie has given a TEDx talk on ‘The Power of Constructive Media’, shared his podcast expertise with university students in a bespoke masterclass, and judged at this year’s Publisher Podcast Awards.
Katrina Bell, Development Producer, TalentWorks at BBC Studios. Katrina works across all genres and formats with a particular expertise in podcasts, having successfully launched the first ever BBC TV companion podcast for Strictly Come Dancing . A proud Glaswegian, she previously worked on youth content at BBC Scotland and is a member of the BBC Studios Next Generation board – reinventing the BBC for new audiences. Katrina has enjoyed a diverse career that spans numerous creative industries, including production, marketing and design.
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