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Episode 227: Looking Sideways x Db Journey Roundtable Special - How to Pitch and How to Get Paid
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Episode 227: Looking Sideways x Db Journey Roundtable Special - How to Pitch and How to Get Paid

A special Creative Exchange group discussion with Caley Vanular and the Db Journey team.
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I’ve been really enjoying the recent online ‘Creative Exchanges’ I’ve been doing with my friends at Db Journey. They’re such a brilliant idea that I’m not surprised they’ve had such a great take up.

The premise is really simple - Db gather together some of their ambassadors and creatives to form a loose panel to discuss that week’s topic. We then extend the invite to people on our mailing lists, jump on a Google Meet link, and see where the discussion ends up.


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The most recent was about a topic close to my heart - how to pitch ideas, and how to make sure you’re being paid the right rate, rather than be fobbed off with the old ‘it’ll be great exposure/networking’ nonsense.

As I’ve long maintained, any company, brand or event who says they can’t afford to pay speakers, athletes or contributors properly is either being disingenuous or has a problem with their business model.

For this discussion, I was joined by panellists Caley Vanular and Db Journey’s Jon and Marcus, as well as over 100 passionate and smart people who proved there’s a huge appetite for this type of debate and knowledge-sharing. We discussed our own experiences, took questions, and generally engaged in a really fascinating and wide-ranging debate on this thorniest of issues.

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Big up the Db Journey team for the brilliant idea and for getting me involved, to Caley for her amazing insights, and to everybody for participating. We’re talking about doing a couple of these live over the coming months - if you enjoyed it, please do share or leave me a comment:

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Looking Sideways
Looking Sideways Action Sports Podcast
Presented by Matt Barr, Looking Sideways is a podcast about the best stories in skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and other related endeavours.