Hi, I’m Buzz Bishop. I live in Calgary with my wife and 2 boys. I’m an experienced media professional with more than 25 yrs experience in radio and tv broadcasting, and more than 20 yrs experience writing online.
Currently I host the top rated midday program in Calgary at XL 103. I also host middays on Capital 96-3 in Edmonton, and That 90s Show on Z95-3 Vancouver. On television, I’ve hosted programs, been a frequent contributor and guest, as well as a sought out sound bite for reporters.
In 1995 I helped launched the first radio station website in Canada, and have been writing online ever since.
BLOGGING FOR CHARITY
I do branded campaigns in exchange for donations to Team Diabetes Canada and have raised in excess of $80 000 for Diabetes Canada since 2007. In 2015 I was appointed Southern Alberta Regional Chair of Diabetes Canada and am committed to raising awareness and funds to better the health of Canadians.
I do not create cut-and-paste content. I pride myself on creating engaging, shareable stories where the brand is a tangential part of the process. Native content on my site reads just like the other stories and adventures I naturally tell.
I have worked with brands like SC Johnson, General Mills, Best Buy, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Ford, Subaru, Tangerine, RBC, Direct Energy, Scotts, Netflix, Canadian Badlands, Alberta Parks, Tourism Idaho, and more.
My blog network will feature product news and reviews by myself and/or my family. We have worked with SC Johnson, Kobo, Hot Wheels, LEGO, Hasbro and others. Reviews and announcements partnered with giveaways is a great way to bring attention and traffic to your product.
I have more than 25 years experience in broadcast media and 20 years experience in online media. I understand how the two media worlds work, and am available to advocate for you brand as a spokesperson to demonstrate products on television shows, as an interview guest on radio, or present keynotes at conferences and trade shows.
I have worked CES hosting content for Future Shop / Best Buy. I have produced weekly segments for Global News and Breakfast Television, and have been a guest on CTV and CBC.
Currently I’m a brand ambassador for Marks, Netflix, TELUS, Peekaboo Beans, Scotts, Sport Chek, Old El Paso, and Alberta Parks.
Press trips are a great way to work together for mutual benefit. Being able to personally experience what you have to offer, I can then share this with my readers to give them a clear picture of your services. It is an effective and easy way to reach out to your targeted market. I have worked with Tourism Idaho, Expedia, Canadian Badlands, Visit Medicine Hat, Tourism Ottawa, Visit Gold Coast, and Alberta Parks on travel related campaigns.
Please contact me for more information.
Through my nearly 30 year radio career, I have had opportunity to emcee everything from a Britney Spears concert to award ceremonies to corporate breakfast launches. I have been on roundtables, panels, and have conducted interview sessions with the artists like Christina Aguilera, Mick Jagger, Janet Jackson, Rob Thomas, and Avril Lavigne. I’m comfortable on stage in front of a crowd and have been asked to speak on a variety of topics ranging from popular culture to technology and trends to parenting.
MEDIA KIT STATISTICS
In 2016, cyberbuzz media channels reached an audience of more than 8 million people. With in excess of 4.5M social impressions, 2.8M views on YouTube, and more than 770k page views on the blog network, here’s how the numbers break down (via Google Analytics):
|200 000 Unique Visitors
224 000 Sessions
291 000 Page Views
|147 000 Unique Visitors
170 000 Sessions
209 000 Page Views
|151 000 Unique Visitors
185 000 Sessions
272 000 Page Views
Here is my social media reach (as of Jan ’17):
|112 subs /DadCAMPTube
4.5k subs /z953buzz
My stories and content get noticed.
I am a regular quote for CNN and my stories have been chat fodder on The View, Fox and Friends, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and The Bert Show. My content has been referenced in The Daily Mail, CBC, Global Television, Perezitos, Maclean’s, Slate, and more.
“Buzz Bishop is the perfect collision of two media worlds. He has built a thriving career in traditional media, while at the same creating communities in the social space and becoming a pace-setter in new media.”
– Steve Jones, VP/Programming Newcap Radio, Author “Brand Like A Rock Star”
“Buzz Bishop *is* a social network. He lives and breathes in the tech world 24/7 and knows how to build an engaged community around technology, social networking, and everything pop culture.”
– Tod Maffin, President, engageQ Digital
“[Buzz Bishop] links to his always-compelling pieces about modern fatherhood… If you’re looking for think pieces and hot topics, this is your man.”
– Shelley White, The Huffington Post
“[Buzz] Bishop is an information addict and pop-culture junkie — but you could also call him a media artist. He sucks up cultural information, reorganizes it into a dazzling format that makes listeners laugh and makes them feel smart.”
– The Vancouver Sun
“I always love working with Buzz. He brings insight and humour to every situation, and always finds a way to stay true to his brand and his audience.”
– Kelly O’Mara, Content Manager, BunchFamily.ca
So, what do you think? Can we work together? Hit me up buzzbishop[at]gmail[dot]com.
[Updated January 2017]