Why Are Some Of Your Podcasts From Ages Ago?
As you will hear at the beginning of many of my upcoming podcasts - I will be explaining that these podcasts were actually recorded ages ago. Now - mean AGES ago.
Basically, my first podcasts that I ever recorded did pretty well. Averaging 12,000 listens per episode, interest in sponsorship and a potential collaboration with a major travel brand.
All sounds brilliant, right? Unfortunately, I did not necessarily appreciate this at the time. The last project that I had worked on was a relatively successful band Emily. I should probably write a blog on that at some point. Emily always received 100,000’s of listens per song and sometimes even in the millions - and were regularly in talks with labels & management companies.
So, unfortunately, I did not really appreciate what I had at the time.
I was also beginning to become much more career focussed. I was on contract work with Ireland’s biggest radio broadcaster but while working there - managed to discover a talent and passion for social media. I began working across more and more radio stations - managing their social media accounts. The dream of working in radio began to somewhat fade and an interest in marketing had risen.
I then got a job in a digital marketing agency in London, which was a dream. My skillset was always mostly organic content across social media (essentially an average copywriter) but needed to upskill and fast - across a variety of other digital marketing suites. The passion for podcasting and radio fell even further into the background as the need to survive kicked in.
After a few months of settling in and getting more comfortable both professionally and personally - a desire to do something on my own became into the frame. Following a year at the agency, I was offered a super exciting opportunity from another agency, who had links to travel. This particular digital marketing agency owned a travel publishing site that they were hoping to turn edgy and push the boundaries with content.
I was allllll over that!
But politics kicked in and in reality - it was never going to work. I was not a travel content creator - I was a marketer. It took me a while to get to grips with it and I attempted to create a podcast series to push out for the travel website but it did not transpire that way and I joined a social media agency.
Once more - podcasting fell to the background despite always being interested in it. I created more podcasts and a documentary. I was planning to fire up the website and do more stuff as you can read in my manifesto here*
Thankfully, rather than needing to put my tail in between my legs and re-emailing everyone to do more interviews, I found the stuff that I recorded. And some of them are f**king awesome so figured - why not release them?
They may be three years old but class is permanent!
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