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Former BBC Presenter Andy Johnson Joins Spoken Word UK Team

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Spoken Word Communications is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Johnson as a Senior Associate Partner in its UK Office. Andy will work alongside former National Grid Communications Head, Clive Hawkins, and former BP manager, Elodie Grant Goodey, to provide media, crisis and presentation training services for the oil and gas, chemical and utility industries as part of Spoken Word’s global network.

Andy Johnson has over 25 years’ journalism experience. He started in print and then spent 17 years as a BBC presenter and reporter for network and regional television. He presented live from the London 2012 Olympics, spent five years fronting the award-winning BBC1 current affairs programme, Inside Out, appeared on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme and BBC Five Live.

Andy Johnson said; “I am pleased to partner with Spoken Word Communications. They have established a strong presence in the USA and Singapore and I am looking forward to working with Clive and Elodie to replicate this success in the UK.”

Founder of Spoken Word Communications, Dave Scallan, commented; “I am delighted that Andy Johnson has joined Spoken Word Communications. He has extensive broadcast experience will complement the corporate experience that Clive and Elodie bring and will enhance our media, crisis and presentation training services. Organisations will benefit first-hand from the collective global communication experience, knowledge and training techniques we now have available within our expanded UK office and on a global basis.”

Picture by Jon Super.
Picture shows BBC Radio Presenter Portraits, Manchester, England, Thursday March 24, 2011. (Photo/Jon Super)

BBC Interrupted Skype Interview Explained

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You’ve no doubt seen the original interview with Professor Robert Kelly in which his children interrupted him to the extreme fodder of viewers. Well, a week later the Professor and his wife and children were back on BBC to explain what happened.

Worst Today Show Interview Ever?

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The owner of the Oakland warehouse that tragically burned appeared on the Today Show Tuesday morning with Matt Lauer and Tamron Hall. Judge for yourself, but this could be the most “off the rails” interview in Today Show history.

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