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cans 4 cans 2017

Cans4cans 2017_audioconnell

Once again, it’s time for the #cans4cans promotion, sponsored by Benztown.

The Cans 4 Cans Holiday Benefit and Giveaway helps drive donations to the LA Food Bank.

Peter K. O'Connell #cans4cans 2017Today, December 22nd, 2017, is the last day you can post a photo of you (usually but not exclusively a voice talent or radio host) wearing your headphones (aka “cans”) to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #Cans4Cans . In exchange, Benztown will donate a can of food per post to the Los Angeles Food Bank on your behalf!

Last year, over 900 people participated in posting their photo for the Holiday Benefit.

So there it is…the challenge is now before you. Think you’re up to this monumental task? 😉

Thanks for your help.


Umberger Agency Supports Georgia Film Day February 22nd


My friend and Atlanta-based voice-over agent, Jeffrey Umberger of Umberger Agency, supports Georgia Film Day 2016

There are many voice-over agents in the voice-over industry but unfortunately only a few good ones (I’m pleased to have the good ones on my team).

My friend Jeffrey Umberger has been my agent for maybe 5 years now and is definitely well respected for his efforts on behalf of his voice-talents. Umberger Agency is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

On Monday, February 22, 2016 he will be at the Georgia State Capitol to recognize and celebrate Georgia Film Day as hosted by The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office.

With help of the State and small business owners like Jeffrey, Georgia is the #1 state in America for film and TV production. Thanks Jeffrey!

#cans4cans 2015 – peter k. o’connell

Peter K. O'Connell #Cans4Cans

Benztown is sponsoring it’s annual “Cans4Cans” Holiday Benefit and Giveaway to help drive donations to the LA Food Bank.

From now until Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015, people (usually but not always voice talent or those some how involved in audio production) can post a photo of ourselves wearing headphones (aka “cans”) to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #Cans4Cans.

Benztown will donate a can of food per post to the Los Angeles Food Bank on our behalf!

first in, best in

Christy Harst Voice-Overs Holiday 2015 Card

Opened my mail today, this last day of November to receive my first voice-over holiday (read: Christmas) card! I thought it was a great one! My poor photography skills don’t do the card justice.

Congrats to my friend and fellow voice-over talent Christy Harst on her design and message. And Merry Christmas!

the youngster takes home the prize

Ann Hackett and Peter K. O'Connell at 40 Under 40 in 2015

aHa! Designs Owner Ann Marie Hackett with audio’connell Voice-Over Talent’s Peter K. O’Connell at Buffalo Business First’s 2015 40 Under 40 event

I’m not sure how many years I’ve known Ann Hackett of aHa! Designs but it’s been awhile. I would guess it has been for almost that long as she’s been doing graphic design work for me.

So I was honored when she and her husband Tony invited me as their guest to watch Ann receive the very prestigious Business First of Buffalo 40 Under 40 Award on Thursday evening.

The goal of the award has always been to identify 40 men and women — under the age of 40, of course — who are successful in their professions and heavily involved in community activities. Ann has been a leader in so many community success but likely her most famous is her work with the Taste of Buffalo where she rose from volunteer to Chairperson of the huge and successful event in short order.

Congratulations Ann!

#cans4cans – simple, viral, effective

 Voice-Over Talent Peter K. O'Connell inside Studio a @ audio'connell Voice-Over Talent supporting #cans4can

Voice-Over Talent Peter K. O’Connell inside the infamous Studio a @audio’connell Voice-Over Talent supporting #cans4can

John Taylor is a talented voice actor and a very funny guy but he was kindly serious this week in his post to support a charitable food collection drive called #cans4cans.

The idea for #cans4cans came from Benztown, a company that produces and distributes imaging, voice-over, broadcast programming, and jingles to broadcast and other media outlets.

Simply, for any one who posts a picture of themselves (they can be in voiceover or recording or I suppose even folks not in the audio or media industries) Benztown will donate a can of food to LA Food Bank on your behalf. Just use the hashtag #cans4cans with your post.

Early this week when I saw John’s post about this on Facebook, I was (surprise) on the road, so I published a 1985 radio station shot of me on the air. It was requested that I publish something more current. Comparing the two I think now you’ll agree my first choice was a better one.

No matter, I hope you’ll participate in #cans4cans. Thanks.