Tuesday, 20 November 2012

...compassionate wisdom.


...'Big' Projects!


One of the things I really love about being a voice over artist, is the variety of work that can come in  every day! This week, my projects included radio adverts for Bauer, Capital and Real; on-hold marketing for multiple clients, a video for a social initiative with Tempest Productions, a project for Transport Scotland AND I began working with brand new client, The Big Partnership! Thank You! 

What will this week bring?  Well, that's up to you!  If you'd like to book a voice over session, please just get in touch! I can record for you at my own studio by the sea and send audio on Wav or MP3. If you prefer an in-person voice session, I'll joyfully travel to your chosen studio in the city.   Find out more at www.vickywatt.co.uk

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

...the world's most famous golf course!

I've just completed a big voice session for one of the most important names in golf, St Andrews Links Trust, the people who look after the world famous Old Course. Thanks to my clients at PH Media who brought me the project!


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

Monday, 1 October 2012

...CLC Bio.



I'm really pleased to be the voice of CLC Bio - the world's leading bioinformatics solution provider! CLC Bio helps scientists accelerate their research, through intuitive and fast solutions within bioinformatics and genomics data analysis. They provide everything from user-friendly desktop solutions for the individual scientist, to large enterprise platforms that serve as the bioinformatics backbone of large organizations. View the first in a series of videos about their cutting edge technology right here. 

Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for in-person voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

...Mothers, Aunties and Grandmothers.

 Did the women of your  family ever share these words of wisdom? 
 It was passed through our clan by mothers, aunties and grandmothers. 
It's really the perfect piece of wisdom when all else fails! 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

...Rest & Relaxation


....and so, following a lovely late summer break up in the mountains, I'm well rested and ready to return to work! 

Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for in-person voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

...Making A Life


...PH Media Group


PH Media Group provide music on hold and on hold marketing.  Happily, Im now working with them to provide regular voice overs for their huge portfolio of corporate clients!  If you'd like to find out more about PH Media, just click here. 


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.



Tuesday, 21 August 2012

...Courage.


...Christmas!


So here it is.....

....my first Christmas ad of the year!  The sun is still shining and summer lingers on...but some of us are already feeling the first gust of winter's chill and making plans to add some Christmas cheer.

Thanks to Radio Clyde for giving me my first festive radio commerical of 2012 - promoting Christmas parties at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.



Tuesday, 14 August 2012

You, Me and The Sea...


"With every drop of water you drink, with every breath you take, you are connected to the sea - no matter where on earth you live. The ocean provides home for about 97% of life in the world, maybe in the universe. No water, no life.  No blue, no green. Yet we have this idea we humans, that the Earth, all of it; the oceans, the skies, are so vast, so resilient, that it doesn't matter what we do to it.  That may have been true 10,000 years ago and maybe even a 1000 years ago.  In the last 100, especially the last 50 years, we have drawn down the assets, the air the water, the wildlife, that make our lives possible."

"I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet."

- Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

Friday, 27 July 2012

...a first lady.


...drawing the ethical line...

 

Have you seen this clever campaign by Greenpeace?  It really makes an impact. Exactly what brilliant advertising is all about. I especially love it when fantastic campaigns are created for a positive purpose.

A few years ago, I created an ethical philosophy to guide my work as a voice over artist.  We don't all agree on what's a big ethical issue but wherever possible, I feel we have a responsibility to avoid promoting products, services and brands which conflict with our individual principles concerning human and environmental rights.

For example, we all use - and in many ways need fossil fuels right now. Yet, while some of us have benefited from oil,  it's not an industry I want to actively promote. The examples of corporate complicity by some of the industry's major players in oppressive regimes, human rights abuse and destruction of our environment suggests there's a moral issue with our dependence on this resource. Instead, I feel its more positive to voice campaigns which celebrate progressive, sustainable renewable energy. 

Sometimes though, there are grey areas and its easy to feel uncertain about where to draw the ethical line.  In these cases, we can always try to redress the balance by donating something back to charities which promote values we believe in.  These are a few of my current favourites...

R.A.V.E.N - working to highlight the plight of native people in Canada, whose lives are being torn apart by the Tar Sands project, the dirtiest form of fossil fuels on the planet. This video produced by The Cooperative (love those guys!) provides further insight.

Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society - living by the sea, these incredible and fragile creatures are perhaps closest to my heart.  Our ongoing addiction to fossil fuels is wreaking havoc with their natural environment and this organisation is "the world voice for the protection of these animals".

Greenpeace - because impressive advertising campaigns like the one shown above can only be created with our help!

Even when businesses have an ethical policy in place, it's still an ongoing challenge to find the right balance.  It's especially tough to stick to our principles when individual efforts may feel like a drop in the ocean...

On the other hand, it's really inspiring  to see even some of the biggest ad agencies working on more ethical campaigns these days. It's also amazing to hear from producers and agencies who respect and support my ethical philosophy.

Hopefully, as more and more of us focus our talents in this way - voice overs, copywriting, design and so on - we'll create positive change.   After all, even a drop in the ocean has a ripple effect...

Find out more about my Ethical Philosophy.


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

....Holidays @ Hilton


It's that time of year again.  When you call up to book your stay at Hilton this summer, you may be hearing me on the other end of the line!  I've been working with them on IVR/on hold projects at various hotels across Scotland.  Enjoy your stay!  


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

...acceptance


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A New Studio By The Sea...



I've moved!! Of course, this is a self-proclaimed "studio by the sea" so it's still overlooking the water in Scotland's gorgeous east neuk and the vibe is still coastal-creative.  If you'd like to book a voice over session for mp3/wav delivery from my professional vocal booth, just get in touch.  The sound of waves lapping on the shore is optional.  Also, remember that I can easily travel to your chosen studio in the city. Find out more about the options at In The Studio.


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

... Junction 18 (Client)


"Junction 18 have worked with Vicky on a host 
of elearning projects, and have never been disappointed.  
Vicky has a great voice that suits a wide range of projects.  
She is extremely professional and always reliable. 
We would recommend Vicky for any upcoming projects that you
 may have and will definitely continue to use her in the future."
 Gerry Doyle, MD, Junction 18 

Go here to see more client quotes 


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.
 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

...Who, What Am I?

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...my clients!


"The client loved it! 
Many thanks for the great service!" 
- VoiceOvers.Co.UK

Go here to see more client quotes 


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

...good vs evil

 

...retail therapy!




Who doesn't love a bargain?  After voicing some TV ads a while back, I'm pleased to be working with Sterling Mills again.  Listen out for me on a series of radio ads on Capital to promote some of the big summer promotions and events at the outlet shopping village.  Or go to the Sterling Mills website for more information about how to grab a deal and a great day out this summer!


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

...magical stories!


Once upon a time...

...earlier this week, I was involved in a storytelling/audio book project. It reminded me of one of life's simple pleasures - reading fairy tales to children who are still filled with the wonder of it all! Yet, as the great author Roald Dahl reminds us, you're never too old to believe!

And, what happens to those who do believe in magic?

Well, it's obvious....they all live happily ever after!


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

Monday, 21 May 2012

... The 3 Markers Of Success

"Success is liking yourself, 
liking what you do, 
and liking how you do it." 
 - Maya Angelou

...2020 Productions


Last week, I was in Edinburgh to voice a couple of corporate web videos with a brand new client - the award winning 2020 Productions.  Guys, thanks for showing me around your gorgeous studios and for making me so welcome!


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

...Ogilvy - The Changemakers


 

"In the 80s and the 90s we spent a lot of effort persuading people to spend two quid on a bottle of water that was indistinguishable from tap water. If we could apply that kind of ingenuity to sustainability issues, then perhaps people wouldn't see us as the enemy anymore".
- Adrian Zambardino, Planning Partner, Ogilvy

"Through marketing and communications, brands have the power to influence what we buy day in, day out. More importantly, brands have the power to influence our behaviours and what we think and what we feel about issues such as sustainability.... 

If I was looking back in 30 years time, I'd like to see brands that really campaigned for something, not just for people to buy their product, but really campaign for issues and really change the way society thinks, what it feels about sustainability and how it behaves in the way it uses products" 
- Stuart Smith CEO EAME, Ogilvy Public Relations

Hear more from the Ogilvy changemakers on their video Tomorrow's Company.  Also, as a side note, I loved this article in Forbes, 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Changemakers'.

Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.  You can view ethical policy via my main website.

...Ogilvy Earth & My Ecolabel Project






Nothing inspires me more than seeing the advertising, communications and PR industry using its immense power to help make brands better, so that together, we can make our world better. One of the most famous and successful agencies in the business, Ogilvy, has launched Ogilvy Earth, their global sustainability marketing consultancy. Check out some of the videos on the Ogilve Earth UK Youtube Channel including 'the kinder spring clean' a project I recently voiced for the European Commission's EU Ecolabel - see above! I just love an eco-project :)


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist - with an ethical policy - available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk You can view ethical policy via my main website.

Monday, 30 April 2012

...walkin' the line.



Just rollin' with the studio theme of the last post, consider this.  If an inspiring young studio owner called Sam Phillips hadn't delivered the speech below - or at least some non Hollywood version of it - to a young Johnny Cash, we might never have known the legendary Man In Black.  Frankly, just the passing thought of missing out on those mean and moody stares, the sexual chemistry with June and foot stomping, yee-haw duets makes me want to Cry, Cry, Cry...

"If you was hit by a truck and you was lying out 
there in that gutter dying, 
and you had time to sing one song. Huh? 
One song that people would remember before you're dirt. 
One song that would let God know how you felt 
about your time here on Earth. 
One song that would sum you up. 
You tellin' me that's the song you'd sing? 
That same tune we hear on the radio all day, 
about your peace within, 
and how it's real, and how you're gonna shout it? 
Or... would you sing somethin' different. 
Somethin' real. Somethin' you felt. 
Cause I'm telling you right now, 
that's the kind of song people want to hear. 
 That's the kind of song that truly saves people. 
It ain't got nothin to do with believin' in God....
 It has to do with believin' in yourself." 

 - Sam Philips to Johnny Cash, Walk The Line

...cities/studios/agencies!



What quiet-living coastal girl doesn't love a trip to the big city once in a while?  It's especially fun visiting super-slick studios, producers and working with a top creative agency too!  Later this week, I'm heading to fabulous Finiflex Studios in Edinburgh.  I'll also be recording a project with The Gate Worldwide and then seeking out the finest purveyors of cappuccino - not easy to come by out in the sticks!  All in a day's work....


Vicky Watt is a leading Scottish, female voice over artist, available daily from her professional studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

...insane courage

"You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. 
Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. 
And I promise you, something great will come of it." 
- Benjamin Mee (We Bought A Zoo)