Here are some wonderful testimonials from recent partners of our podcast:
Mary Whenman, Director, Communications, British Business Bank
“We have worked with Russ and the csuite podcast team on two occasions (Shows 77 and 116), when launching the findings of two significant research projects undertaken by the Bank and as part of a wider campaign.
Our most recent report, ‘Alone, together: Entrepreneurship and diversity in the UK’ examines the persistent disparities that Black business owners and those from Asian and Other Ethnic Minority backgrounds face in business outcomes when starting and growing a business, with systemic disadvantage playing a key role.
The research will feed into the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities established by the Prime Minister.
This difficult and challenging topic was sensitively handled by Russ, with the podcast providing a platform for BAME founders to discuss their own experiences, enabling us to reach into new communities and stakeholder groups.”
Adam Clatworthy, Integrated Communications Senior Specialist, SAP UK & Ireland
“We partnered with Russ and the csuite podcast to launch our new SAP podcast in the UK. I couldn’t speak more highly of Russ and his team; he has provided us with invaluable training and counsel on how to both launch and produce the podcast and connected us with some excellent thought-leaders in his network to deliver unique insights. The aim was to produce some engaging podcasts that shine a light on all the great examples of innovation in the UK, and the results to date have totally exceeded our expectations. The podcasts have been getting great traction on both social media and internally at SAP, and we’re now being inundated with requests to get involved. Our new podcast was also championed by our European President as an example of communications best practice, which has helped put the UKI team in the global spotlight. I would highly recommend Russ to anyone looking to launch their own podcast and would jump at the chance of working with him again.”
Shaun McNally CBE, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency – guest of Show 75 on Social Mobility with the Ministry of Justice
“It was a real pleasure to be able to participate in one of Russell’s csuite podcasts. It’s a fabulous way to engage in a conversation and in doing so reach others who may not otherwise have engaged in the topics or issues being discussed. This in turn increases awareness and engages a wider audience as part of that conversation.”
Shevaun Haviland, Head of Business Partnerships, Cabinet Office – partners of Show 70 on Business & Government Partnerships
“It was great to work with Russell and the csuite podcast team. We wanted to reach a broader audience, outside Whitehall, and this platform helped us create compelling content for an engaged, senior group of people who care about an inclusive economy and business with purpose.”
“It was a pleasure working with Russell to create a podcast on influence, which went out via the csuite podcast. Russell brought out the best in all of us and it was an enjoyable experience that created an engaging and lively podcast. I’d highly recommend working with Russell.”
Victoria Oakes, Head of Digital Destinations & Storytelling, Microsoft UK – partners of the episodes produced from Microsoft Future Decoded
“The aim of the podcasts was to bring to life some of the messages we were landing at Future Decoded in a more informal way and a format that is really easy for people to digest and interesting to listen to.
We worked with Russell for about three weeks running up to the event planning the speakers and content. Russell was very proactive with the brief and took the narrative framework, the session information and the key people and carved out questions and liaised directly with the speakers and their key contacts. He provided end summaries of the schedule and ensured he shared all updates and any blockers of how things were progressing.
This new innovative way of communicating has worked well with our audience and has performed well on our social networks too as it is a different way to absorb content quickly.
The professionalism of the podcasts and how Russell and his team conducted themselves at the event was noted by many senior leaders at Microsoft and we wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again.”
This project won Silver for Best Use of Audio at the 2018 Corporate Content Awards
Alex Robinson, MD UK & Europe, Capstone Hill Search – Sponsors of our Cannes Lions 2017 series of shows.“Whilst we wouldn’t be able to release specific ROI on our partnership, we see the value as being far deeper and further-reaching than a number on a page. Ultimately, it is these guided human connections that set the foundation and provide the building blocks for future success – for us, for our clients and for our candidates.
Our own success depends on our network, our ability to keep that network fresh and our tenacity and credibility in generating ripples of influence. Ultimately, we are the PR people for PR people – we create opportunities and facilitate introductions and our best work often happens beyond the obvious.
As such, presence and participation in meaningful conversations is not just an aspiration – it’s essential.”
Andy Jones, Marketing manager FleishmanHillard Fishburn – partners of Show 50 on ‘The Authenticity Gap’
“When we launched this year’s UK Authenticity Gap report, we wanted to do something a little different than just the traditional press release. Our Deputy CEO, Ali Gee, had already appeared on a previous episode of the csuite podcast, so I knew Russell knew what he was doing and could be trusted to help us create something special.
We have an in-house design studio so we could have created something similar on our own, but the opportunity to work with an outside brand allowed us to tap into a different audience than we might have been able to reach. Having produced many episodes with a variety of top tier guests, it was an exciting sponsorship opportunity for us.
With Russell, a lot of the stress was handled by him. As host, he thoroughly researched the topic and came in with fresh questions that perhaps we, who have worked too closely to the topic, might not think interesting.
The real objective of the podcast was to drive people towards our Executive Summary or to request the full report and we’ve had a significant increase in views against previous years reports. Not only that, but internal feedback has been great for us, which has reinforced our opinion that it was the right decision to work with Russell.”
Bex Dawkes, A Blueprint for Better Business – partners of Show 53 on ‘How to find inspiration away from your desk’
“Russ was a delight to work with. His help and expertise in creating a timely and thoughtful podcast for us was invaluable. The time he committed to preparation beforehand really shone through on the day of recording: his knowledge of the subject matter and prior discussions with the podcast guests meant that everyone was immediately at ease. An excellent conversation was captured as a result.
I have no qualms in highly recommending Russell to anyone looking for help in planning, recording and producing a podcast. I will definitely be using his services in the future.”