Sam Cavanagh is joining the Thinkerbell team as head of production.
was most recently the national executive producer at Southern Cross
Austereo where he produced awarding winning shows such as 'Hamish &
Andy', and 'Kennedy Molloy'.
Says Margie Reid, managing
partner, Thinkerbell: "Thinkerbell has taken an unconventional approach
to our Head of Production hire to shake up traditional production. Sam
has built up an expertise in fast, always on, and fully integrated
production techniques during his time in radio. He's produced everything
from commercials, crazy events, long form content, and some of
Australia's biggest social media communities."
"The world of production has been disrupted completely. We wanted
someone who has got a genuine pedigree in making all types of production
pieces. Interestingly, this type of person is still relatively rare to
find. Further, Sam is a genuinely talented person, with a vibe that's a
mix of both 'complete calmness' and 'let's get shit done'."
Cavanagh" "I'm beyond excited to work with the team at Thinkerbell. I
will work with the Thinkers and Tinkers to deliver world class work.
We'll also ensure that our production capabilities are never 'set and
forget'. When we put things out into the world the most interesting part
of the production process starts - not stops. The 'live to air' nature
of radio has been the perfect training ground for listening to how an
audience reacts to content and responding accordingly."
SCA Cavanagh was voted best producer in the country at the Australian
Commercial Radio Awards a record four times for his work with Hamish
Hamish & Andy had this to say: "Sam is a
master at getting the most out of content for everyone involved. Whether
it's the advertising client, us as performers or the listeners
involved. He's the master at maximising an idea across multiple
Cavanagh is also an advisor for
podcast and online audio publishing platform Omny and runs a small
podcast network with Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen called TOFOP