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Tips and advice from radio pro's

Paul Swaine

Brand Partnership Director

Paul Swaine

I've been in the radio biz for 20 years now.

Starting way back in 2003 at Galaxy Fm as a commercial traffic manager. It wasn't all glitz and glam; I was scheduling ads, on basic pay, and pulling tons of unpaid overtime. But you know what? I fell in love with radio, found my tribe, 'cause radio brings the best folks together. There's something magical about how audio connects with different audiences at different stages of life, entertaining, educating, and even being a friend when needed.

Fast forward to today, I'm the Brand Partnerships Director at - a cool voice technology and podcast consultancy, and we're also the home of Europe's largest 'The Sport Podcast Network'.

My gig involves helping clients and brands understand digital audio and the perks of advertising within that realm. Whether it's creating their podcast series, placing ads in other shows with sizable audiences, or giving advice on audio strategy - from building Smart Speaker skills to chat bots and snackable audio for social and websites, and even bespoke radio stations.

My tips...

Well, first of all, I'd say, "Don't do it..." Nah, just kidding!

  • Stay open-minded, eager to learn, and don't hesitate to ask questions - no one knows everything.

  • Network like crazy - hit up events and LinkedIn. Consider work experience to get your foot in the door.

  • Make yourself an invaluable asset and don't shy away from hard work.

  • Jump into as many projects as you can and embrace stepping out of your comfort zone.

  • Seek out training courses to grow and benefit the business, and always be a TEAM PLAYER - that's essential!

  • Respect and listen to each other's ideas, and remember, we're not working on the frontline, so have some fun along the way.

If I could turn back time...

I'd say 'trust me, it'll all pay off'.

The extra hours, late nights, and deadlines. Keep pushing forward, stay true to yourself, and banish self-doubt. There'll be days when you feel like you're not at your best or made mistakes, but you'll learn from them. Always keep listening and asking questions - learn from your peers and grow into the best version of yourself.

Be a strong team player, approachable and inclusive. Help others just like you'd like to be helped.

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