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Part 1 of an Interview with SEO Expert, Jason McDonald of JM Internet Group
Professional Voice Over Actress Debbie Grattan chats with SEO Expert Jason McDonald about how professional voice over marketing SEO tips can improve voice talent website ranking through SEO (search engine optimization).
Debbie Grattan, Professional Voice Over Actress: Can you give me a sense of a big picture look at what the best professional voice over marketing strategy would be for a voice over talent looking to improve their SEO?
Jason McDonald: To begin with, I think you have to divide your customers into groups. That’s Marketing » Continue Reading.
Part 3 of an Interview with Marketing Expert, Cheril Hendry of Brandtailers
Professional Female Voice Over Actor Debbie Grattan chats with Marketing Exec Cheril Hendry of Brandtailers about which specific qualities of a voice over actor stand out most from her perspective, including what to do and what NOT to do when working with producers.
Debbie Grattan, Voice Over Actor: Are there particular qualities of a voice over actor that really stand out (not only in the voice and the delivery, but also in the person and their professional abilities) that make you want to hire them over and over » Continue Reading.
Part 2 of An Interview with Marketing Expert, Cheril Hendry of Brandtailers
Professional Voice-Over Actress Debbie Grattan chats with Marketing Exec Cheril Hendry of Brandtailers about how a voice-over actress can best position herself to take advantage of the current marketing trends (discussed in Part 1 of this interview) and good ways voice over talent can approach new producers with whom they’d like to form a working relationship.
Voice-Over Actress Debbie Grattan: How do you see Voiceover Talent Services fitting into this new marketing paradigm?
Marketing Exec, Cheril Hendry: I can answer that two ways… From a creative » Continue Reading.
Part 1 of an Interview with Marketing Expert, Cheril Hendry of Brandtailers
Professional Voice-Over Talent Debbie Grattan chats with Marketing Exec Cheril Hendry of Brandtailers in Irvine, California on how marketing has changed in the past few years, the newest trends for social media and viral advertising and how voice-over talent will benefit from those changes.
Debbie Grattan, Voice-Over Talent: Cheril, can you give us an overview of how marketing has changed over the past 5 to 10 years?
Cheril Hendry: It has changed quite dramatically. I love to tell this story because I think it really explains » Continue Reading.
The final installment in a 3-part series, female voice over talent Debbie Grattan and voiceover narration powerhouse Ed Victor touch on narration, home studios and voiceover agents.
Debbie Grattan, VO Pro: What is it like to be a heavy-hitter voice talent working out of a home studio?
Voiceover Narration Talent, Ed Victor: In a nutshell, it’s great! However, there are some geographic aspects that I get to deal with living where I live. Florida is a right to work state, which means they hire non-union people and they prefer to hire non-union people for many reasons. Even though I’m » Continue Reading.
Voice-Over Actor Debbie Grattan and International Voiceover Artist Ed Victor discuss how he has landed great paying voice-over actor opportunities in other countries. Part two of a three-part interview (read part one, “Marketing Advice for Voice Actors” here.
Debbie Grattan, VO Pro: You mentioned that you do trailer work outside of the country. Are you promoting American television shows on foreign stations?
Voice-Over Actor, Ed Victor: I do promos for CNBC in Asia, promos for sports (mostly cricket and soccer matches) in Dubai, and I do promo work for a sports channel in Singapore.
I also auditioned for (but » Continue Reading.
Voice Actors Debbie Grattan and Ed Victor talk about his metamorphosis from advertising executive to international voiceover sensation. Part one of a three-part interview.
Debbie Grattan: Today we have the illustrious Ed Victor: writer, producer, art director, advertising executive, on-camera persona, and voice over master. Ed, how did you get started on your path?
Ed Victor: I wanted to pursue a voiceover career ever since I did high school announcements, but I was side tracked. My first really great job was stage director at WDIV, a television station in Detroit. It was a short-lived career because I wanted to be » Continue Reading.
In the conclusion of this interview, Professional Voice-Over Artist Debbie Grattan and Joel Newport of Harvest Creative Services talk about building a relationship between voice producer and ISDN voice talent. Read part 1 of this interview here.
ISDN Voice Talent, Debbie Grattan: How frequently do you veer from your personal “go-to” list of professional voice-over artists?
Joel Newport, Producer: More than I would like. You have to understand, we’ve had the same clients for 14-15 years, so in order for me to stay fresh as a facility, I have to continually give them new ideas and new things. Some » Continue Reading.
In part one this interview, Female Voice Over Talent Debbie Grattan and Joel Newport of Harvest Creative Services discuss ISDN voice over studios and why they are a key component for voice over talent working with Harvest.
Female Voice Talent – Debbie Grattan: What brought you into the business, and what are your day-to-day workings at Harvest Creative Services?
Joel Newport, Producer: I got my first engineering job in 1991 doing voice recordings for radio and TV. Over time, I worked my way up to where I now write and produce on a much larger scale. I do most of » Continue Reading.
Part 2 of an Interview with Marketing Executive, Scott Tingwald of Villing & Company, Inc.
Female Voiceover Artist Debbie Grattan chats with marketing executive Scott Tingwald of Villing & Company, Inc. about how voiceover artists can capture the attention (and business) of marketing firms and secure more voiceover jobs.
DebbieG Voice Actor: How frequently do you need to go outside of your personal rolodex for new voiceover talent?
Scott Tingwald: We have several go-to people at voiceover talent agencies where we can easily secure at least a half-dozen candidates. We also like working with independent voiceover actresses such as » Continue Reading.