Philip Chryssikos is a highly regarded and award-winning British broadcaster, journalist, news reader and voice-over artist with more than 25 years’ experience spanning BBC, commercial and online outlets.
As a voice-over, Philip’s neutral and Received Pronunciation (RP) tone is described as “solid, clear and balanced.” Regularly commissioned for corporate presentations, e-learning, in-flight announcements, telephone on-hold (IVR), as well as radio and television commercials worldwide; Philip’s voice is trusted by BASF, Daimler, Harley-Davidson, IMG Arena, Jazeera Airways, Honeywell, Kraft Heinz, PwC, Tesla Motors and Virgin Atlantic, among others.
As an in-vision presenter, Philip regularly hosts international corporate presentations for leading research and insight company Kantar Group and WPP, a British multi-national advertising and public relations company.
Separately, Philip is also regularly heard on the United Kingdom’s biggest and most loved commercial radio stations, Classic FM, Gold, Heart, LBC, LBC London News, Radio X, and Smooth Radio as a news broadcaster and presenter.
An established professional voice-over artist, Philip is also an experienced international radio presenter, multi-media content editor and journalist with 25 years top flight experience in the industry.
Philip’s journalism career has won him a prestigious gold honour at the European Radio Awards and nominations at the Sony Radio Academy Awards and the Radio Production Awards. His work has also seen him part of the award-winning on-air news and presentation radio teams at 95.8 Capital FM London, 1548 AM Capital Gold (London), Xfm (now Radio X), talkSPORT and BBC Radio London; as well as on BBC News and Sky News television channels in the United Kingdom.
Following this, Philip spent 11 years as Managing Editor Content & Partnerships of Entertainment News at 7digital Group plc (formally UBC Media Group plc), devising and implementing his division’s editorial policy.
With a team supplying more than 120 commercial radio stations across the UK with exclusive and bespoke audio and text news, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week; Philip began its online showbiz video news service, signing Yahoo! UK & Ireland as its first client, achieving more than two million unique online streams a month. Within six months Yahoo! rolled out Philip’s showbiz videos to its international territories in Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and the USA. After 12 months, Philip attracted Bauer Media’s online magazine titles to the service; including Heat World, Grazia, Closer, Zoo, and FHM. Soon after IPC Media (latterly Time Inc. UK, now TI Media) followed with its magazine titles Now, Soaplife and What’s on TV, joining the service.
With content listened to by more than 10 million people a week in the United Kingdom and millions more globally online; during his time at 7digital Philip guided his hand-picked, dedicated team of multi-media journalists to win gold at the prestigious European Radio Awards. For 11 consecutive years, Philip also ensured Entertainment News was MTV‘s preferred international radio partner for its EMAs (European Music Awards) providing MTV radio coverage globally.
As a voice-over artist, Philip’s “solid, clear and balanced” voice is regularly commissioned worldwide to voice commercials, promotional trailers, e-learning modules, corporate presentations, in-flight announcements and radio and television commercials. Philip’s international credits include BMW, Cathay Pacific, Citizen Watches, Harley-Davidson, Jazeera Airways, NASA, Tesla Motors, United Nations, Virgin Atlantic and Visa.
Philip is also on the talent roster at Global, one of the world’s leading media & entertainment groups and Europe’s largest radio company. As a broadcaster, journalist, news reader and news presenter, Philip is regularly heard on its biggest and most loved commercial radio stations across the United Kingdom; Classic FM, Gold, Heart, LBC, LBC London News, Radio X and Smooth Radio. Global’s brands, which also include Capital FM and Capital Xtra, reach more than 31 million people; including more than 25 million on radio alone in the UK.
Away from the microphone, Philip lectures in Radio Journalism & Presentation at colleges and universities across the United Kingdom, helps judge annual industry radio awards, is a speaker at the Global Academy and the Student Radio Conference; and hosts awards presentations, including for the National Health Service (NHS) in England.
With an ability to deliver a vocal tone from “hard sell to sexy smooth,” Philip’s British male voice is neutral in accent with a Received Pronunciation (RP) presence.
Relaxed, commanding confidence, with a glossy sheen, it is the perfect finishing touch to your project. Little wonder Philip’s voice is trusted by international brands including Citizen Watches, DHL, Huawei, NASA and UBS for their advertising campaigns, on-hold telephone (IVR) messages, corporate presentations and e-learning projects.
Working from his professionally built and installed voice and broadcast studio in London, England, Philip provides a fast turnaround – same day or within 24 hours.
Philip is an award-winning British broadcaster and journalist with experience and expertise presenting music based shows and rolling news programming on market-leading radio stations in the United Kingdom’s capital, London.
Having spent a decade on market-leading 95.8 Capital FM and its sister station Capital Gold, Philip is now on the presenting roster at Global anchoring four hour live rolling news, talk and current affairs’ programmes on LBC London News; and a news reader on its UK-wide stations Classic FM, Gold, Heart, LBC, Radio X and Smooth Radio.
Philip also voice-tracks music radio shows around the world from his studio, in London.
Philip’s “solid, clear and balanced” voice is regularly heard on television around the world. Trusted on commercials, including Citizen Watches, Andre Rieu and Absolut, Philip also narrates documentaries broadcast on Sky, CNN, and Nautical Channel.
From his professional broadcast studio, Philip offers various recording options – self-record or the opportunity to listen in and participate in the live recording session from wherever you are in the world. Connecting to Philip’s London studio couldn’t be easier with options including ipDTL, ISDN, Phone Patch, Skype and Source Connect.
As Managing Editor, Content & Partnerships at 7digital plc (formally UBC Media Group plc), Philip played a pivotal role during his 11 year tenure at the companies.
Philip transformed a traditional radio content service into a truly multi-media offering attracting clients and their portfolio of globally recognised brands – including MTV, LG Electronics, Yahoo! and Bauer Media. Working with worldwide agents, managers, and public relations’ companies, Philip secured their A-list showbiz talent to Entertainment News – winning it a international awards along the way.
With a Received Pronunciation voice, described as “hard sell to sexy smooth” and separately as “solid, clear and balanced”, Philip is the perfect voice to add that finishing touch to your latest project.
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Philip is a highly accomplished and award-winning Director of Content & Partnerships with extensive success across the BBC, commercial and online outlets around the world. Utilising his astute commercial acumen and love of digital media and technology, Philip delivers creative ideas and advice. In turn, this leads to enhanced quality, return on investment and profit beyond expectation.
Highly respected by colleagues and clients as an established multi-media journalism and radio presentation specialist, Philip is also an influential ambassador engaging audiences, building stakeholder relationships, securing rights and negotiating key contracts. Leading by example with an exemplary work ethic; Philip mentors and inspires others to achieve their highest creative performance – individually or by working as a cohesive team.
As a success-driven, collaborative and visionary thinker, Philip embraces change with the confidence to challenge. Adding value at strategic and operational levels, he uses his charismatic enthusiasm and talent to transform ideas into reality.
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 Life-cycle Event Management
- Instilling High Production Values / KPIs
- Increasing Revenue & Profit
- Board Reporting / Conducting Senior Meetings
- Creative & Astute Commercial Acumen Save
- 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
During his 11 year tenure as Managing Editor Content and Partnerships at 7digital plc (formally UBC Media Group plc), in 2007 Philip led his multi-media news division to win gold at the prestigious European Radio Awards, for Best Regular Showbiz Feature. Philip also guided his team to achieve finalist status at the Radio Academy Awards, in its Information Feature category; separately in the Best Entertainment Producer category at the Radio Production Awards, in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
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“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!”
“It was a pleasure working with Philip.
Very professional and always meets my expectations and deadlines.”
“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!”
“Philip was very helpful and kind.
He worked quickly and efficiently.
We were very happy to work with him!”
“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!”
“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.”
“Philip’s effort with us made our project a real success.
We hope to work with you again.”
“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.”
“Having worked with Philip, both as a presenter and as a 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.”
“Philip’s journalistic skills and producer 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 and 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.”
“I cannot speak highly enough of Philip. He is incredibly talented, great with people, a wonderful ambassador for a company and extremely versatile as he can work on many content platforms and always delivers quality.
Philip really gets media and entertainment and is very driven to achieving good results. Any company who hires Philip will gain a real asset.”
“I worked with Philip at Capital Radio in the 1990s – one of the most creative periods in the London radio market.
Philip worked in a pivotal role within the London content team and I would have no hesitation in working with him again.”
“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.”