About Regional Podcasts
Many regional communities are looking for new and innovative ways to improve their engagement with residents and visitors and to promote their town / district beyond their immediate geography. One way that your community may choose to do that is by producing a community-focused podcast.
And that's where we come in ... Regional Podcasts works with regional communities to create their podcasts with them.
We understand that some regions would prefer to create their own podcasts but here are a few reasons that we think you should talk to Regional Podcasts before you get started.
We know regional Australia
We are part of Untypical - a small business located in Geelong, Victoria. While Untypical works with businesses in large cities as well, regional Australia is our sweet spot with vast experience in towns and regional centres in every corner of the country.
Name a town in regional Australia and there's a fair chance we've worked there or nearby - in fact, take a look below at the list of towns that our founder Neil has worked in!
We know podcasting
We have been podcasting for over 5 years on a range of topics - community activities, regional leadership, irrigation, sport, music, business ... the list goes on.
One thing that we have learned in that time is that the best approach to podcasting is to have a competent, professional host, chatting to experts in their field. We know how to do that - we have recorded almost 300 episodes since we started podcasting!
You have enough to do
Very few people we know are sitting around wondering what to do with their spare time at work or within their community organisation. This is our job - we do podcasts.
Rather than you undertaking the stress and pressure of having to learn the essential skills, create and produce your own podcast, we can do all of that for you.
We can hit the ground running
We are already creating podcasts for other organisations. Our recording equipment is always set up in our studio, which means that if you wanted to record your first episode today, we could do that easily!
(By the way, we would strongly recommend NOT recording your first episode today - it would be much better to spend some time planning and developing a podcast strategy before you get started).
We're excited that you are considering Regional Podcasts as your partner in creating this vital component of your region's communication and engagement strategy. Please contact us to arrange a no-obligation conversation about how we can help you and your organisation.
Need some help with promoting your Regional Podcast?
You’ve made the decision to develop your Regional Podcast! Congratulations.
Are you wondering how to get ears listening to everything you have to share? In other words, do you need help promoting your podcast?
Never fear – we are thrilled to let you know that we’ve partnered up with our friend and marketing guru, Mell, over at Starfish Marketing.
Mell offers package deals, tailored to your business/organisation, that will help you promote your podcast.
It doesn't matter what you need, when you work with Starfish Marketing, your investment is at a fixed rate so there are no nasty surprises.
Want to know more about how Starfish Marketing can help you? Book a complimentary coffee catch up with Mell here and have a chat about how she can help.
A little bit about our founder/presenter
Neil Butler is the founder of Regional Podcasts. He has been involved in broadcasting and podcasting since late 2007 covering topics across business, music, sport and community.
Before that, and in parallel, Neil worked for a few of the major corporates, focusing on businesses in regional centres and towns across Australia. One of the things he is most proud of is the number of regionally-based clients he has worked with - this gives you an alphabetic idea of where some of his clients have been based over the years - Ararat, Armidale, Ayr, Ballarat. Ballina, Barham, Bathurst. Bendigo, Biloela, Bowen, Bowral, Broome, Bunbury, Bundaberg, Burnie, Cairns, Carnamah, Charleville, Charlton (Vic), Charters Towers, Churchill, Cloncurry, Colac, Cowra, Dalby, Darwin, Devonport, Dubbo, Echuca, Eromanga, Esperance, Geelong, Geeveston, Geraldton, Gladstone, Gloucester, Goondiwindi, Grafton, Gunnedah, Gympie, Hamilton (Vic), Horsham, Innisfail, Inverell, Kalgoorlie, Kapunda, Katanning, Kerang, Koondrook, Koorda, Kununurra, Lake Bolac, Launceston, Lismore, Mackay, Mackay, Macksville, Maclean, Maleny, Manjimup, Mareeba, Merredin , Mildura, Miles, Mittagong, Moree, Morwell, Mossman, Mt Isa, Mudgee, Nambour, Narrogin, Narromine, Newcastle, Northam, Oakville, Orange, Parkes, Port Hedland, Port Lincoln, Roma, Scone, Seymour, Shepparton, Singleton, St George, Stawell, Tamworth, Tocumwal, Toowoomba, Townsville, Traralgon, Warracknabeal, Warrnambool, Warwick, Wellington (NSW), Werrington, West Wyalong, Wondai, Young ... there are probably a few others, too.
It's fair to say, then, he has significant experience in regional Australia!
When he's not podcasting, he follows the Brisbane Lions in the football with a soft spot for the Geelong Cats in VFL & VFLW, having called their games on radio for Untypical Media's goFooty.Live team. He likes good red wine and great black coffee.
Neil has a daughter Lucy who lives in regional Victoria with her husband, Ash and a son, Sam who is based in Melbourne.