The Creative Agency Podcast

The Creative Agency Podcast
Grow Your Agency
043 A New Employee Every Month – Andrea Engstrom of Bajillion Agency
Nov 6, 2018 • 43 min
Can you imagine hiring a new employee every month? Bajillion Agency is doing it. Andrea Engstrom president and founder of Bajillion Agency is setting goals and achieving them at a […]
042 The Entrepreneurial Operating System For Agencies – Mike Paton of EOS Worldwide
May 25, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode, we explore the benefits of using The Entrepreneurial Operating System to grow your agency. And who better to interview on this subject than Mike Paton (pronounced Payton) the Visionary […]
041 Agency Finances With Ryan Watson of Upsourced Accounting
Apr 6, 2018 • 49 min
Ryan Watson is the founder of a unique accounting agency, Upsourced Accounting, that focuses on creative agencies. Ryan discusses pricing strategies, profitability, taxes, and much more. He also explains how […]
040 Our Story Part 4 – Murmur Creative Year in Review 2017
Mar 12, 2018 • 56 min
Once again we turn the mic on ourselves and talk about our own agency journey. Headquartered in Portland, OR (in an office located in a renovated high school), Murmur Creative […]
039 Collaboration – Ellen De Vries of Clearleft
Dec 3, 2017 • 53 min
One of the most important things about running successful digital projects is cultivating effective collaborations. Ellen De Vries, Content Strategist at Clearleft and author of Collaborate: Bring people together around digital […]
038 The Account Director Role – Ann Kaufman of Fuzzco
Sep 19, 2017 • 35 min
Ann Kaufman is a partner at Fuzzco. She runs their Portland, OR office. Ann cut her teeth in the agency world as an account director and recently put on an event […]
037 Getting Down to Business – Brad Flowers of Bullhorn
Jul 10, 2017 • 50 min
Brad Flowers is founder of an agency called Bullhorn. Brad and his partners have taken a proactive approach to growing their business by focusing on integrating new systems and using inspiration […]
036 Cultivating a Creative Culture With Justin Dauer
Jun 19, 2017 • 42 min
Justin Dauer is a designer and author who just published a book called Cultivating a Creative Culture. The book comes from Justin’s experience working at a variety of creative agencies […]
035 Risk and Reward – Growing Orange Bus With Julian Leighton
May 29, 2017 • 52 min
Julian Leighton started his career as a consultant driving around in an orange bus. The name “Orange Bus” stuck. Julian partnered with Mike Parker to begin building an agency that […]
034 The Importance of Content Strategy – Rob Mills of GatherContent
May 1, 2017 • 47 min
You can’t build a website without some form of content strategy. Rob Mills of GatherContent joins us to talk about “all things content strategy.” Rob worked as head of content […]
033 Remote Work Mastery – Rachel Zimmer of 5Crowd
Apr 17, 2017 • 38 min
Rachel Zimmer co-founded 5Crowd, a unique agency that uses a vetted network of freelancers to accomplish creative work for fortune 500 companies. Rachel and her co-founder Bram Warshafsky both worked at […]
032 New Agency Models – Will Burns of Ideasicle
Apr 3, 2017 • 50 min
Forbes contributor and agency veteran Will Burns joins us to talk about how agencies are changing and whether the “Agency of Record” model still exists. Will discusses his experience working at […]
031 Winning Business With Targeted Content – Isaac Arthur of CODO
Mar 19, 2017 • 45 min
CODO brilliantly targeted their ideal clients by creating an online resource called The Craft Beer Branding Guide. Not only does this website bring thousands of web visits and new business […]
030 Question the Defaults: Selling SEO with Mike Arnesen of UpBuild
Mar 5, 2017 • 56 min
Mike Arnesen founded UpBuild, a technical marketing agency that offers a winning cocktail of conversion rate optimization, analytics, and SEO. Mike leveraged his prior agency experience and reputation as a […]
029 Our Story Part 3 – 2016 Year End Review with Murmur Creative
Feb 5, 2017 • 40 min
Did we hit our million dollar goal? What trials and tribulations did we face in 2016? What did we learn? What lies ahead? In this episode of the Creative Agency […]
028 Stop Scope Creep with Karl Sakas of Sakas and Company
Jan 26, 2017 • 38 min
Karl Sakas is an Agency Consultant and president of a global consulting firm called Sakas & Company. Karl has advised agencies on 6 continents about operations, strategy, and leadership. He […]
027 The Virtual Reality Agency – Matthew Martin of Immersive VR
Jan 15, 2017 • 47 min
While virtual reality technology has been around for while, the technology has only recently advanced to the point where both consumers and companies are rapidly exploring the many applications. Immersive VR […]
026 UI/UX Design Services – Pek Pongpaet of Impekable
Dec 11, 2016 • 42 min
Pek Pongpaet, of Impekable, joins us to discuss agency growth and UI/UX. Impekable is a silicon valley based creative agency that specializes in UI/UX design and development. Impekable works with big […]
025 Managing an Interactive Project Start to Finish – Part 2
Nov 2, 2016 • 50 min
Managing interactive projects (websites and apps) ain’t easy. And it takes a special kind of personality to make sure all the necessary steps are followed and the feedback, deliverables, research, […]
024 Managing an Interactive Project Start to Finish – Part 1
Nov 2, 2016 • 47 min
Managing interactive projects (websites and apps) ain’t easy. And it takes a special kind of personality to make sure all the necessary steps are followed and the feedback, deliverables, research, […]
023 Discovery Workshops – Dan Carlton – The Paragraph Project
Oct 23, 2016 • 42 min
Dan Carlton is founder of The Paragraph Project, a 10 person agency in Durham, North Carolina that focuses on discovery, market research, and brand strategy. Dan talks about the importance of running […]
022 Agency Horror Stories – Client Possession, Vampirism, and More
Oct 16, 2016 • 18 min
Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready for the Creative Agency Podcast’s Open Office of Horrors in which we bring you spine-chilling tales from the dark regions of agency life. The show […]
021 Agency (The Book) – Rick Webb, Author and Agency Founder
Oct 5, 2016 • 51 min
In 2001, Rick Webb co-founded The Barbarian Group, an award-winning digital ad agency. He grew his agency to a 150-person-team that works with big brands like Apple, Google, GE, and […]
020 Project Based Teams – Sharon McMullen of Ink + Mortar
Sep 6, 2016 • 53 min
While many agencies hire full-time employees and then hire contractors as needed, it’s also possible to build a custom team for each project you win. This way you can always contract […]
019 Is “Freelancer” a Dirty Word? Sarah Schulweis of Anchor & Orbit
Aug 22, 2016 • 49 min
Sarah Schulweis of Anchor and Orbit is a consultant that helps small businesses grow by looking at their finances, processes, marketing, and producing action plans and programs. She was recently […]
018 USMP: Unique Selling Marriage Proposal – Top Hat IMC
Aug 16, 2016 • 50 min
Top Hat IMC is a boutique creative agency located in Pittsburgh, PA. Ben and Pamela Butler are a power-couple that manage both their agency and their marriage with a great […]
017 Our Story Part 2 – Developing a Vision with Murmur Creative
Aug 1, 2016 • 51 min
Defining the vision you have for your agency is one of the most important things you can do to foster ongoing success. Yes, we all have ideas about what we […]
016 Running a Remote HubSpot Agency – Gray MacKenzie of GuavaBox
Jun 28, 2016 • 49 min
Gray MacKenzie joins us to talk about HubSpot, running a remote agency (GuavaBox), and his SaaS company (DoInbound). Gray talks about how GuavaBox was founded in his dorm room, how […]
015 Content First – Isaac Szymanczyk of Conveyor
Jun 1, 2016 • 46 min
Conveyor is an agency that specializes in content creation and strategy. They develop content for websites, social media campaigns, blogs, print materials, and more. In this episode, Conveyor’s Isaac Szymanczyk talks about […]
014 Onboarding with Robby Russell of Planet Argon
May 25, 2016 • 48 min
No, Planet Argon is not actually a far away planet where redheads are considered evil (As depicted in the novel “Still Life with Woodpecker“). It is a Portland based design […]
013 The Art of Discovery – David Yarde of Sevenality
May 13, 2016 • 44 min
Sevenality is a florida-based husband and wife creative agency run by Angelica and David Yarde. Sevenality specializes in branding and website design. David talks about the importance of the discovery process, […]
012 Learning From Our Mistakes – Ross Beyeler of Growth Spark
May 2, 2016 • 43 min
Agency owner, Ross Beyeler recorded every mistake his agency made for over a year. He published his findings in an article on Hubspot’s Agency Post blog, titled “We Documented Our […]
011 The Creative Agency Lawyer – Josh Barrett of Create Legal
Apr 9, 2016 • 55 min
Are your contracts protecting your business and informing your client? Do you have a partnership agreement that protects and prepares your business for inevitable change? Josh Barrett, a creative agency […]
010 Building a Product In-House – Kyle Racki of Proposify
Mar 24, 2016 • 41 min
Kyle Racki of Proposify shares his story of growing an in-house software product while running a digital agency. Kyle explains how he and his business partner built Proposify while simultaneously […]
009 Award Winning Culture – Keith Scandone of O3 World
Mar 6, 2016 • 51 min
When Keith Scandone decided he wasn’t cut out to be an actor in Hollywood, he moved back to Philadelphia and started his own agency: O3 World. 10 years later that […]
008 Work That Matters – Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCO
Feb 22, 2016 • 52 min
Jeremy Pelley is co-owner of the Official Manufacturing Company (OMFGCO) a branding and design agency located in Portland, OR. Jeremy and his partner, Fritz Mesenbrink, founded OMFGCO in 2009. Jeremy […]
007 What You Need to Know to Grow – James Loomstein of Rogue Marketing
Feb 7, 2016 • 46 min
James Loomstein is co-founder of Rogue Marketing in Dallas, Texas, a college professor, and regular speaker at digital marketing conferences such as Pubcon. James talks indepth about marketing, project management, […]
006 Our Story Part 1 – Chris & Andrew of Murmur Creative
Jan 25, 2016 • 44 min
In this episode of The Creative Agency Podcast we turn the mic on ourselves and explore how our own creative agency has achieved success. Chris interviews his younger brother, Andrew […]
005 Proposals and the Truth – Zach Davis of Cast Iron Coding
Jan 19, 2016 • 41 min
How do you go from earning a PHD in 17th century poetry to running a coding agency? Well, Zach Davis is the man to ask. Zach Davis started Cast Iron […]
004 Managing Rapid Growth – Doug Fish of Fish Marketing
Jan 11, 2016 • 27 min
Doug Fish started Fish Advertising in the 90s, sold it, and then created a new agency, Fish Marketing, which focused on the rapidly growing digital marketing field. Fish Marketing recently won […]
003 Crafting Reality Through Photography – Chris and Leah of NashCO
Dec 28, 2015 • 45 min
Leah Nash and Christopher Onstott are Portland, Oregon’s dynamic duo of lifestyle photography. Together they form NashCO a 3-year-old photography agency that has already made a name for itself through amazing work […]
002 From Creative to CEO – Patrick Ezell of Copious
Dec 14, 2015 • 58 min
In the second episode of The Creative Agency Podcast, Chris interviews Patrick Ezell co-founder of the award winning design and interactive agency, Copious. Patrick talks to us about making the transition […]
001 Specialization – Kandace Brigleb of Needmore
Nov 30, 2015 • 46 min
Welcome to the Creative Agency Podcast, where you get an inside look at how creative agencies, operate, succeed, make mistakes, and everything in-between. Our first episode features an interview with Kandace […]