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Sustaining long legs with a radio campaign can be a challenge. But I think it's what keeps an audience listening to...
Sustaining long legs with a radio campaign can be a challenge. But I think it's what keeps an audience listening to hear the next episode of this "client dealing with an oblivious announcer" saga. So, what's say we combine TWO potential headaches for the client. Number one, an announcer who decides to wax poetic and, number two, the same announcer who STILL can't get the client's name right...
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As we continue the continuing saga of making a client sound relatable as they contribute a voice to their radio ads,...
As we continue the continuing saga of making a client sound relatable as they contribute a voice to their radio ads, I find that the announcer getting the client's name wrong can be a hook that's got some legs to it and can be applied to numerous situations--even those that, if for just a fleeting moment, get the client's name right...
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I know it's probably been done before, but I had to try it. "It" being the announcer getting a client's name wrong...
I know it's probably been done before, but I had to try it. "It" being the announcer getting a client's name wrong in the very ad they're voicing. This kind of playful deprecation, I think, not only helps listeners remember the client's name but also sheds a little light on said client as someone with a sense of humor. But since the sale info talked about things like family and holidays, I had to throw In a curve. So in this installment from one of my "making the client sound relatable" campaigns I added a female voice to the mix. Keeps the pressure off the client with short, punchy lines-yet continuing to play on the lack of trust the client has in the announcer's ability (or willingness) to get it right. Oh, did I mention this client only had the budget for 30's? Even more fun...
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Client voiced radio ads can sure be a challenge. In a lot of cases you're giving a person who probably has little or...
Client voiced radio ads can sure be a challenge. In a lot of cases you're giving a person who probably has little or no expertise interpreting broadcast copy a script to read. The result? They SOUND like someone with little or no expertise interpreting broadcast copy. In many cases you can avoid that. Case in point, this ad from a series I perpetrated from a successful campaign for a local mattress and furniture store. The client--by his OWN admission had NO talent to read a radio script. (and he was right) But I figured this guy deserved more than the predictable client read. So I set up two voice situations with him. That way, you can write them short lines and, like Chaplin used to direct, give it to them the way it should be read and have them repeat after you. The result, at least in this campaign, was a series where the client sounded like they had a likeable personality (which he DID--my job was to get it across in a radio ad). And the added bonus was that customers commented frequently about the ads when they shopped the store. That's the kind of feedback you want, I think. And it starts with the little extra effort of writing more than just a "client voiced script"
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When the client has an idea in mind, sometimes it can really come together. This was a client written rap that I put...
When the client has an idea in mind, sometimes it can really come together. This was a client written rap that I put together and voiced. Lots of fun and the client was amazed that we could pull it off.
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Cool spot for a restaurant in Northern BC with some musical flair
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There's a lot that can be mashed into :15 seconds, it just takes some good writing and a creative idea.
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2003 Radio And Production Awards - Winner - Best Commercial/Medium Markets
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Excellent example of using the power of a jingle without having to spend thousands on a pro jingle production house....
Excellent example of using the power of a jingle without having to spend thousands on a pro jingle production house. Find some good voices in your station and get creative!
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SAIT Radio students create these commercials as part of our Broadcasting Program. They visit the clients, write,...
SAIT Radio students create these commercials as part of our Broadcasting Program. They visit the clients, write, voice and produce all parts of these spots.
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Another Ford commercial in a continuing series.
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One in a series of four commercials with the aim of changing the perception of HOSPICE from death, to living longer...
One in a series of four commercials with the aim of changing the perception of HOSPICE from death, to living longer with care.
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Commercial referenced in Dave Calvert's July 2018 RAP Interview
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Commercial referenced in Dave Calvert's July 2018 RAP Interview
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Commercial referenced in Dave Calvert's July 2018 RAP Interview
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