johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
Tom Fairfoot is an award winning British Voice Artist and Actor living and woking in Johnannesburg for over 16 years and has been working professionally in the industry in the UK and then SA for over 30 years. Voicing many global top brand campaigns, documentaries, TV channels such as Mnet locally and National Geographic globally. He has voiced two gold, and one silver winning campaigns for the Cannes Lions International advertising awards and voiced dozens of advertising campaigns and television promos winning at local awards such as the Loeries and Promax.
\"Over 30 years in an industry on two continents. I have a great perspective of the Advertising World. When a client uses my voice for a few years or even a few months and then switches to another voice. Some people ask if it worries me. It really doesn't. It's about trends and simply people wanting to hear a different voice, no matter how good you think you are. It isn't an industry for people with rejection issues. LOL. Advertising constantly moves through various trends, what is cool, what works, and what do people want. And of course advertising agencies telling you what you want. I have done enough varied car commercials to see how that works.
What is also true is that if a product or even style of delivery or even acting style looses it's appeal, then it means it has lost it's truth and it's genuine message or appeal to connect with that current audience. If it keeps it's genuine intention, truthful need and want to engage, then it's something people will want to stay with. A classic movie we can re-visit but it will become dated at some point. But a Brand that continues to work and in this case a Voice Artsist that is still in demad over a relatively long period of time is, in my opinion, right or wrong, simply the way in which you engage and talk to people with a truthful intent. The Point is to be adaptable to different advertsing campaigns or even corporate reads but to keep a sense of authenticity and truthful intention behind what you are saying.\"
Perhaps more notably recently in the ever increasing internet and social media advertising mediums, he has done literally hundreds of corporate communication and presentation voice overs for an incredibly diverse local and international clientele. Businesses requiring a voice for the audio visual medium whether on the internet or in-house presentations, to pitch or create in-house staff educational videos to sales teams or executives would do well to engage the services of Tom Fairfoot. His voice has an engaging, confident and international feel and is much sought after in this field. A voice that engages, communicates in a friendly yet commanding manner is a valuable commodity in the communication field for any business or advertiser.
As some of the following Advertising Agencies and Clients that have used Tom fairfoot over these last 16 years would agree.
KING JAMES GROUP, OGILVY AND MATHER JHB,Y AND R SA,FCB SOUTH AFRICA, TBWA HUNT LASCARIS JHB,IRELAND DAVENPORT, NETWORK BBDO,OGILVY AND MATHER,BBDO AFRICA,M AND C SAATCHI ABEL,PUBLICIS MACHINE,JUPITER DRAWING ROOM,HAVAS WORLDWIDE,
BMW, MERCEDES, VW, FIAT, JAGUAR,HONDA,TOYOTA,MINI,FORD,LANDROVER,FNB BANK, OLD MUTUAL BANK, STANDARD BANK, BARCLAY CARD VISA,ABSA,NEDBANK,OLD MUTUAL, SASFIN,LIBERTY LIFE .INSTANT LIFE,LAUREUS SPORTS AWARDS VOICE 3 YEARS, FORMULA ONE,WIMBLEDON,WORLD CUP, SA AND INTERNATIONAL RUGBY AND CRICKET,WINTER OLYMPICS,OLYMPICS. PARA (Website hidden)ERY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC( GLOBAL VOICE 3 YEARS), BBC WILD LIFE DOCUMENTARIES,TWO INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SERIES,MNET,DSTV CHANNEL LAUNCHES AND MOVIE TRAILERS,BBC PRIME TIME,TOP GEAR STREPSILS,PICK N PAY,EVERREADY ,UD TRUCKS,VIRGIN ATLANTIC, BRITISH AIRWAYS,SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS,SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM,EMIRATES,ONE TIME (Website hidden) AIRLINES,CLEARVUE FENCES AND MILITARY DEFENCE SYSTEMS ( GLOBAL), SAMSUNG,TELCOM BUSINES,SHELL OIL ,JOBURG ZOO,NIKE ADDIDAS,COCA COLA ( GLOBAL CAMPAIGN) ,UNILEVER ,RECKITT BENCKISER,
I will proof read the script for any grammatical errors, and then check with client. The finished Voice can be sent in any format, MP3 etc via wetransfer. I don't edit breaths and mix, unless requested in the quote. I can also match timing to animation or video. Just up load it to youtube and I can get the timing from that.Read More
He has done hundreds of major voice campaigns involving top commercial brands and international sports, including the World Cup (2010 and 2014), Olympics and Formula 1. In addition, Tom has narrated numerous documentaries and TV channels as the main announcer and was the voice of the National Geographic Channel for three years.
He has also voiced two international comedy children’s animations playing various characters. He has voiced several South African and International campaigns which have won various awards including two Golds and one Silver at Cannes, as well as local South African advertising awards. He has been consistently one of the most in demand voices in South Africa for over 15 years in the corporate and commercial world.
KING JAMES GROUP
OGILVY AND MATHER JHB
Y AND R SA
FCB SOUTH AFRICA ( PTY )
TBWA HUNT LASCARIS JHB
OGILVY ANF MATHER CAPE TOWN
M AND C SAATCHI ABEL
JUPITER DRAWING ROOM
OLD MUTUAL BANK
LAUREUS SPORTS AWARDS VOICE 3 YEARS
SA AND INTERNATIONAL RUGBY AND CRICKET
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC( GLOBAL VOICE 3 YEARS)
BBC WILD LIFE DOCUMENTARIES
INTERNATIONAL CARTOON SERIES VARIOUS
( DSTV CHANNEL LAUNCHES AND MOVIE TRAILERS)
BBC PRIME TIME
PICK N PAY
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS
ONE TIME AIRLINES
AND HUNDREDS OF VARIOUS TOP BRAND CAMPAIGNS AND COPORATE PRESENTATIONS.
Webber douglas academy of dramatic art( voice)
￼￼Debbie Dannheisser Head of TV Production Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg
I am Head of Television at Ogilvy Johannesburg, before joining Ogilvy I was a television producer at the internationally respected agency, TBWA Hunt Lascaris.
As a producer with more than 14 years experience in the commercial business I have had the opportunity to work on many award winning campaigns for brands such as Cadbury, Avis, Audi, Coke, Sprite, SAB (South African Breweries), to name a few.
While at Ogilvy, I have been fortunate to work with Tom Fairfoot who is a very accomplished and well respected voice artiste in our industry. He is one of the top voices in South Africa since his delivery styles are very versatile, be it for use in a radio ad, a television commercial or even for corporate and entertainment functions. He is always extremely professional and really great to work with.
He is passionate and committed and I know he will never let me down, he also often provides valuble input when my creative team require it but he never oversteps the mark.
I would not hesitate for a moment in recommending Tom as a voice artiste of extraordinary ability.
My name is Deborah Harrison and I am the owner of a media and production company called Deep Blue Media cc.Deborah Harrison Deep Blue Media cc
We specialise in Television production specifically around sporting events based both in South African, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. With our main focus being on marathon running documentaries on both SABC and SuperSport.
I have worked with Tom Fairfoot as a voice artist, where he assisted us at extremely short notice to do 2 x 23 minute documentaries on the World’s Greatest Ultra Marathon – the Comrades Marathon.
I found him to be extremely professional, prompt, great to work with, and incredibly versatile. His passion to each project at hand comes through in his work. He gives 101% at all times and often gives constructive input or suggestions on alternative ways of doing things.
He is undoubtedly one of the top voice overs used in the corporate as well as the sporting and advertising world in South Africa.
Tom is experienced beyond his role and provides valuable input and creative flair into these sessions.
He is an absolute pleasure to work with
My name is Nakita BolusNakita Bolus Junior TV Producer Havas World Wide.
I work at currently Havas World Wide.
My experience in the industry is a junior TV producer for 3 years. I producer TV and Radio adverts.
I have worked with Tom Fairfoot as a voice artist.
He is professional, great to work with, and incredibly versatile. I use him continuously for campaigns in South Africa.
Tom is not someone who simply wants to get the job done. He is passionate and committed, often staying on past the call of duty to ensure that he has given his absolute best in every possible way.
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