Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Media's a Hungry Beast

Broadcasters, TV productions companies and members of the media are always hungry for new stories, twists & angles. So I feed it with weekly updates, press releases, etc which are designed to spark off creative ideas. For a copy of this week's update, use this link and click on today's date. And to see a copy of my 'case studies' press release, click here.

Every expert has a story

I let the TV industry know about back stories last week. Today, it's the media's turn. I've just issued a press release to feature/consumer/lifestyle journalists highlighting the fact that most experts have interesting back stories which could be used as case studies. Read press release here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Back Stories: You Couldn't Make it Up!

Every expert has a back story, a turning point or something that's a bit quirky about their life. And as back stories can spark off programme and feature ideas, I'm going to start highlighting them to the industry. Read yesterday's 'You Couldn't Make It Up' stories here:

Monday, May 11, 2009

John Rennie's debut on the BBC

I'm looking forward to watching John Rennie's debut on the BBC today: The Unsellables (BBC1, 11am). He was spotted on findaTVexpert and signed up as the co-host.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Challenges of running a new business

First 6 months: the focus is on sales, PR & Mktg. Months 6-12: admin creeps in. Year 2: make sure admin doesn't take over and eat up all the sales, PR & Mktg time!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Best Job in the World

Ben Southall has won the 'best job in the world' as an island caretaker in Australia - and congratulations to him. To be honest though, I think I have the best job in the world. I speak to amazingly inspiring people every day, I feel very happy when an expert emails me to say they've had a call from a TV company or member of the media (which happens quite a lot) and I work from home. Yes, life is very good. Ok, so I don't live in an oceanfront villa with a private pool, but Chiswick isn't too bad.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Great start to the week

Delighted to welcome new experts Matthew Jackson (estate agent/riverside properties), Nicolas Aujula (Astrologer) and Neil Mullarkey (improv genius and comedy lifecaoch). And good to see that more researchers and producers from Objective Productions, Epiphany Productions and Dragonfly TV have registered to search the site.