Southeastern Podcast: Hop on Board

A new podcast series inspiring people to explore Kent and East Sussex by train.

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Southeastern Trains wanted to inspire and encourage more leisure travel by train across their network covering Kent and East Sussex.

Our challenge was to find a way of doing this in a way that created enduring, ‘evergreen’ content with a shelf-life and value beyond a one-off campaign.

As the popularity of podcasts continues to grow, we wanted to offer listeners a unique view of the best that Kent and East Sussex have to offer.

Nikki Causer, Head of Marketing at Southeastern


We took our inspiration from The Michelin Guide, creating a series of themed podcasts to inspire both regular train-travellers and new passengers to ‘Hop on Board’ a Southeastern train and explore all that Kent and East Sussex has to offer.

Each episode is hosted by a well-known figure who invites you to join them as they discover what’s on offer across the region …

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Using celebrities was a great way to inspire and engage with listeners. Each episode transports the listener on a whistle stop tour of the fantastic places that can be discovered by hopping on board a Southeastern train.

Nikki Causer, Head of Marketing at Southeastern


You can eat your way across the county with Gregg Wallace as he explores food and drink, go rambling with Ed Byrne as he hikes through beautiful countryside or join Mary Beard as she explores the rich and varied history and heriatge of Kent and East Sussex.


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Podcasts are an increasingly popular way for people to engage with strategic content. This podcast series brings the diversity and beauty of the region to life in an inspiring, engaging and highly accessible way.

The ‘Hop on Board’ series enables Southeastern to reach and connect with new audiences, as well as their regular commuters.


Southeastern’s Hop on Board podcast enjoyed 1,203 downloads in the first week and, with each new episode, downloads and reach continue to increase.

We are thrilled with the results! The Team made a complex project feel straightforward - we've loved working with them and had fun while creating a truly standout project that resonates with listeners.

Nikki Causer, Head of Marketing at Southeastern

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