Darren "Robbo" Robertson
Darren "Robbo" Robertson
23 years in any industry is a long time, but if you’re doing what you love it can also go by in a flash; and that second category is certainly the one I fall into! I was lucky enough to start my career learning imaging from someone I still look up to and respect today. Jeff Thomas (Virgin, KIIS, Capitol, Howard Stern etc) wasn’t a bad mentor and Boss to have for the first 5 or so years of my career. Now, 25 odd years since first walking into a production suite and thinking “screw Catering College” (I was gonna be a chef) I have served up an audio banquet for some of the biggest and best networks in Australia. MMM (Network Imaging and more recently as a freelancer), 2DAY FM, SAFM, WSFM, Mix 106.5, NOVA (Sydney), 2SM, Sky Sports Radio, 2GB and many others have all had an imaging face lift courtesy of yours truly. From CHR to talk, from Classic rock to sports; I’ve pretty much done it all somewhere along the way. These days I work out of my own studio tucked away at the back of my house here in Sydney Australia, freelancing for a number of the major players in Australian (and South East Asian) radio as well as providing Audio Post Production services to “Foxtel” (Australia’s Satellite TV provider). As well as producing, I also write for a number of my clients, and actually act as Creative Director for one in particular. Here’s what a few kind people have had to say about me: “I’ve known Robbo for far too long. We worked together at the famous Triple M in the 1990′s. Robbo has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names and brands; including Southern Cross Austereo, ARN and Australia’s Radio 2. The thing about Robbo is that he ‘gets it’. Unlike many, he has the ability to reflect and bring to life the programming strategy of a client. You get tools that go a long way to growing the brand values of your product or service. I’d certainly be happy to endorse the man and his work at any time.” Phil Dowse - CEO @ Phil Dowse Media & Director @ Absolute Dowse “Throughout my career I’ve worked with Robbo on several occasions including at two of the biggest radio networks in Australia, Triple M and ARN and I rank his work up there with the best in the business in this country. His passion for production and creativity along with his focus on the detail is impressive. He has a degree of intensity in his approach to the work he does which is a reflection of his desire to create the best work possible. He takes direction well and works to the brief but also is happy to stretch his creative mind and show you what else is possible. A creative who gets the commercial side of the business and someone I enjoy working with.” Duncan Campbell - National Content Director: Australian Radio Network “Robbo is the most professional and switched on production dude I have had the pleasure to work with during my 21 years as a Creative Director in radio. And I’m not being paid to say that” Rob Sharples - Creative Manager WIN Radio Network Australia I still get a kick out of working with new people, and turning my hand to things I haven’t done before. So don’t be shy, let’s hook up and create some great radio together! P.S. You can call me “Robbo”, everyone else does!