By Stephanie Ciccarelli
December 6, 2010
Do you remember when I mentioned the TomTom contest not too long ago?
TomTom is a company known for having both useful and entertaining voice overs in their satellite navigation devices.
Brian Blessed, a voice of TomTom, sent out a call for entries that met the following criteria:
à¹ Energetic and Enthusiastic
à¹ Easy to listen to
à¹ Adhered to the voice entry instructions (As per the brief given online).
Alan Medcroft's entry was chosen! Learn more about the winner and runners up in today's VOX Daily.
After much, much deliberation, TomTom announced the name of the winner of their most recent contest to find a new voice! The update sailed across my Facebook feed about an hour or so ago.
Alan Medcroft shared, "I recorded the my voice one night when it was dark and had to hope against hope that the snow in Bristol wouldn't melt before the next day so I could do the little film to go with it. It was a lot of fun to make and I didn't dare to dream that I might win. Thank you to TomTom. I've used their SatNav for years and it's got me where I need to go. I have a dreadful sense of direction (unlike my father who can remember the route he took 30 years ago and the alternative routes) and would be completely lost without my TomTom."
The voiceover was recorded in GarageBand. Alan revealed that it was the first time he'd ever used it (Apple's Garageband), so it really is an easy thing to master.
In a Note posted to their fan page, TomTom confirmed that Alan will soon be the proud owner of a new, top of the line Renault MÃ©gane CoupÃ© Cabriolet with built in TomTom sat nav, as well as having his voice recorded and made available for TomTom sat navs.
There you have it!
Congratulations to Alan on the win and a special tip of the hat to Shelley, Adam, Nick and Mike for their creativity and passion.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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