Philip Chryssikos

Philip is a highly regarded and dedicated multi-media journalist and content editor with more than 21 years’ experience spanning BBC, commercial radio, 
and online outlets.

As Managing Editor Content & Partnerships at 7digital Group plc, Philip was responsible for his division’s output and editorial direction which supplied more than 120 commercial radio stations in the UK with their own bespoke ‘white label’ unbranded audio, text, and video news content.

Overseeing its commercial activities in retaining and attracting new clients to the service, Philip was also in charge of the division’s daily video output for internationally recognised clients including Yahoo!, as well as Bauer’s Heat World, Grazia, and Closer websites, among others.

Philip is also an established professional freelance voice over. His clients include Citizen Watches (for its UK television campaign); Tesla Motors (IVR telephone system greetings); Icarus Sailing Media (sports narration); as well as corporate presentation and e-Learning voice overs for Cinime, BMW, EDF Energy, Mercedes-Benz, National Theatre, Nokia, Northumbrian Water, Porsche, PwC, Roche, and Visa, among others.

Away from the microphone, Philip lectures in Radio Journalism & Presentation at colleges and universities across the United Kingdom, helps judge the annual Student Radio Awards, and is a speaker at the Student Radio Conference.

JUST A FEW OF MY CLIENTS

Biography

As an established professional voice over, Philip is an experienced international commercial radio presenter and multi-media content editor & journalist with more than 20 years top flight experience in the industry.

Regularly called upon globally to voice commercials, promotional trailers, e-Learning modules and corporate presentations, Philip’s credits include Tesla Motors, and Citizen Watches UK, through to being the voice of ‘Cinime’ at Odeon, Vue, and Cineworld cinemas across the United Kingdom.

Over the years Philip’s multi-media journalism career has won him a prestigious European Radio Award and nominations at the Radio Academy awards. His work has also seen him part of the award-winning on-air presentation and news team voices at 95.8 Capital FM London, 1548 AM Capital Gold, Xfm, TalkSPORT, Smooth Radio, BBC London 94.9, BBC News Channel, and Sky News.

Philip’s career highlights includes nine years at Capital Radio London working on its multi-award winning lifestyle & current affairs programme The Way It Is, as well as presenting weekday early breakfast and weekend breakfast music-led shows on the most listened to commercial radio station in London at the time, 95.8 Capital FM.

Latterly, Philip spent 11 years as the award-winning Managing Editor Content & Partnerships at 7digital Group plc (formally UBC Media Group plc), supplying more than 120 commercial radio stations around the United Kingdom with bespoke audio, text and video news. Listened to by over 10 million people a week, during his time there Philip also guided his hand-picked, dedicated, team of multi-media journalists to win gold at the prestigious European Radio Awards.

Philip also set up, devised the editorial policy, and launched its rolling video service. Having debuted on commercial radio station websites, including those owned by UTV and KMFM group, Philip soon signed Yahoo! UK & Ireland to the service, achieving more than two million streams a month. Within six months of launch, Yahoo! rolled out Philip’s news videos internationally to its websites in territories in the United States of America, Canada, Singapore, Taiwan, Spain, Italy, France, and Germany. After 12 months of launch, Philip signed Bauer Media’s online magazine titles Heat World, Grazia, Closer, Zoo, and FHM, as well as IPC Media (now Time Inc. UK) magazine titles Now, Soaplife, and What’s on TV.

Services

Voice Over

With more than 20 years’ voice over experience, in the past 12 months Philip has voiced Citizen Watches’ UK television advertising campaign; Tesla Motors’ on-hold telephone greeting messages; as well as being the corporate presentation and e-Learning voice for Cinime, BMW, EDF Energy, Mercedes-Benz, National Theatre, Nokia, Northumbrian Water, Porsche, PwC, Roche, and Visa, among others.

Coupled with his professional attitude to clients and complete with his own studio, Philip provides a fast turnaround – the same day or within 24 hours, with any additional ‘pick ups’ handled just as quickly and easily.

Television

Philip is regularly heard on television around the world, either voicing advertising campaigns in the United Kingdom (Citizen Watches, Le Boat, and The Read Foundation,) as well as narrating international sailing programmes broadcast on Sky, CNN, and the Nautical Channel.

From his professional home studio Philip offers various recording options. He can either self-record on his own, or offers you the opportunity to listen in and participate in the session via a live recording, direct to Philip’s London studio, from wherever you are in the world. This is achieved with IP streaming online programs Source Connect or ipDTL, a modern and reliable alternative solution to old fashioned ISDN.

Radio

Radio presentation is another of Philip’s fortes.

He spent a decade at London’s 95.8 Capital FM in London, as part of its award-winning news and presentation team – including fronting early breakfast and weekend breakfast music-led programmes – during his time there.

Philip is currently on the presenting talent roster at 107.8 Radio Jackie, across south west London; as well as at Time 106.6 across East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, North Surrey, and the Heathrow area of London.

Content Director

As Managing Editor – Content & Partnerships at 7digital plc, Philip played a pivotal role during his 11 year tenure with the company.

He transformed a traditional UK-based radio content service in to one which also encompassed online showbiz video attracting clients and their portfolio from around the world, including MTV, Yahoo!, and Bauer’s Heatworld, Grazia, Closer, and FHM online brands. Working alongside the biggest international celebrity agents, managers, and public relation companies Philip attracted their A-list talent from the world of film, music, and television to Entertainment News’ award-winning service.

Portfolio

Audio

From hard sell to sexy smooth, Philip is the perfect voice over to add that finishing touch to your latest project.

Hear Philip’s recent audio work here.

Video

Philip’s voice is regularly called upon to front television commercials for internationally recognised brands including Citizen Watches, through to narrating sailing shows for CNN, Sky and the Nautical Channel.

CONTENT DIRECTOR

A highly accomplished and award-winning director of content & partnerships with extensive success across the BBC, global commercial and online outlets. Utilises astute commercial acumen and a love of digital media and technology to deliver creative ideas and advice, leading to enhanced quality, return on investment value and profit beyond expectation.

Highly respected by colleagues and clients as an established multimedia journalism/presentation specialist and influential ambassador to engage audiences, build stakeholder relationships, secure rights and negotiate key contracts. Leads by example with an exemplary work ethic; mentors and inspires others to achieve their highest creative performance individually or by working as a cohesive team.

A success-driven, collaborative and visionary thinker who embraces change with the confidence to challenge; adds value at strategic and operational levels and the charismatic enthusiasm and talent to transform ideas into reality.

AWARDS:
Led the news division to win Gold for Best Regular Showbiz Feature at the European Radio Awards 2007.
Guided the team to achieve Finalist status for the Information Feature at the Radio Academy Awards and the Best Entertainment Producer category at the Radio Production Awards in 2004 and 2005.

KEY SKILLS and EXPERTISE:

  • Devising & Directing Content Strategy
  • Building Key Client & Stakeholder Relationships
  • Pitching, Securing Rights & Negotiating Key Contracts
  • Transforming Audio & Video Editing Services
  • PR & Marketing/Full Lifecycle Event Management
  • Instilling High Production Values/KPIs
  • Increasing Revenue & Profit
  • Board Reporting/Conducting Senior Meetings
  • Creative & Astute Commercial Acumen

• Devising Financial Efficiency Improvements/ROI
• Setting & Managing Budgets (up to £500k)
• Identifying Business Development
• Increasing Global Multimedia Audiences
• Technical Operations Management
• Broadcast Law/Regulatory Compliance
• Recruitment, Team Leadership, Training & Development
• Multimedia Journalism & Presentation Specialist
• Brand Ambassador

Testimonials

  • Philip has been our key voice talent for longer than I can remember.

    He has voiced video segments for international award ceremonies, show review videos, radio commercials for events and even our telephone on-hold message.

    He delivers on time, every time, and he’s great fun to work with too!

    UKIP Media & Events

    Philip is wonderful to work with; very responsive and quick to deliver.

    If you need a strong and smooth British male voice then he’s your guy!

    Ishra7

    I worked with Phlip at Capital Radio in the 90s – one of the most creative periods in London Radio.

    Philip worked in a pivotal role within the London content team and I would have no hesitation in working with him again.

    Clive Dickens – Chief Digital Officer
    Seven West Media – (ASX:SWM)

    Absolutely outstanding talent.

    Philip understood the tonality I needed for my voice over perfectly and provided the ideal recording for the job.

    More importantly he was available to answer my questions, was quick with all responses and communication, and ultimately delivered a very urgent project to the highest standard in the fastest time imaginable.

    Complete Currency Trader
  • I cannot speak highly enough of Philip, he is incredibly talented, great with people, a wonderful ambassador for your company and extremely versatile as he can work on many content platforms and always deliver quality.

    He really gets Media and Entertainment and very driven to achieving good results. Any company who hires Philip will gain a real asset.

    Andrew Phillips – Producer Xbox Apps & Music, Microsoft

    Philip’s journalistic skills and producer’s mindset are well-known and well-regarded in the industry, and have been for many years. I have had the chance to work with Philip on a number of audio & radio projects – his charisma, confidence and trustworthiness have established him as a really great person to deal with.

    I believe his genuine enthusiasm for the work he does and his ability to inspire those around him definitely set Philip apart as both a leader and a mentor. He also has a strong team focus when talking to others about the Entertainment News brand and always shares and passes due credit to his colleagues.

    Drew White – Media Music Creation, Qusonics.com

    Having worked with Philip, both as a presenter / journalist and content provider, he has something somewhat unique in the industry… the ability to take a back seat and simply be a facilitator to a great song or showbiz story.

    And whilst that might not be a strategy to achieve short-term wins in the career or ego stakes, it’s a long term win when it comes to industry respect and standing.

    Rick Simmonds – Group Programme Director, Celador Radio

    Philip is great at creating valuable content, and knowing where it needs to be seen.

    He is a man that understands audiences, the importance of timeliness and a good contact book.

    A pleasure to work with.

    Chris Martin – Presenter & Music Producer, Absolute Radio
  • Your effort with us made our project a real success.

    Hope to work with you again.

    Indus Net Technologies

    I’ve worked with Philip for many years now and have always received the highest quality audio in addition to many takes in a variety of styles.

    You can trust Philip to nail any project with prompt service and reliability.

    Floyd Media

    Philip is a top quality voice over artist who always delivers perfect results and on time.

    He’s a pleasure to work with and a great guy to match.

    If you’re looking for someone with great voice over skills, a high quality radio presenter or a speaker on the subjects of media, journalism or new media then Philip is your man!

    Mike Russell – Creative Director at Music Radio Creative

    Philip was very helpful and kind.

    He worked quickly and efficiently.

    We were very happy to work with him!

    Atto
  • Philip is wonderful to work with. Flexible, professional, on time, responsive in addition to having a wonderful voice that gives a project that certain extra it needs.

    Thank you Philip for another great job!

    Nadia Husseini – ShopGo

    Philip is truly a professional and was able to interpret our narrative needs perfectly.

    His prompt response was very much appreciated and we would recommend using him in the future.

    Profusion Media

    It was a pleasure working with Philip.

    Very professional and always meet my expectations and deadlines.

    Sell Any Car

    Philip is great to work with.

    He made my job very easy, included several takes and delivered a professional product in a super-fast time.

    Brandora
  • Philip’s level of professionalism, extremely fast turn around time and flexibility really helped make the project successful.

    Thank you so much! I am looking forward to many more projects together!

    Robert Munday – Proctor & Gamble

Contact

If you would like to find out more about Philip, or to request a no obligation voice over demo for your current or future project,
please get in touch using the contact form below.
+44 (0) 7976 398 484