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Perspective FM podcast; A podcast by founders of small indie creative agencies, giving our perspective on starting and running our own companies.
||Clean#24 Starting an agency can be hard - why do we do it?||On this episode Jon & Dan take a listener question. Steve Cowburn writes in to ask: “Why do people start their own companies, given that the rewards and workload can be tough? What is that 'certain something' that we get out of doing it for...||21 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23 Managing productivity and feeling productive||This week Jon is joined by Dan to talk about how we manage your time and feel productive while running our agencies. It’s a hard thing to quantify and we feel every business and person running them are different. But we talk about what works for us,..||28 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 Selling the value of design, and design process to clients||This week Jon is joined by Dan to talk about how sell the value of the design process to clients. If you’re working with clients who don’t understand the value of design or simply don’t have any experience working with a design team, how do you...||5 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 Getting your story straight - brand & communication strategy for agencies||An interview with Anna McLoughlin from Inkspiller||29 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 A globally distributed product team - a new model for design agencies?||An interview with Matthew Lenzi from Hanno||15 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 What makes a company like Clearleft successful? A conversation with Andy Budd||This week Jon and Dan are joined by Andy Budd form Clearleft||13 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 Scaling an agency from 1 or 2 people to a growing and stable team, with Pete Campbell from Kaizen Search||This week Jon is joined by Pete Campbell from Kaizen Search - an SEO and digital marketing agency based in London. Pete started his agency 3 years ago as a one-man band, and has since successfully scaled to 9 people.||30 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 Introducing systems and process to give your business more structure, with Brad Flowers from Bullhorn Creative||This week Jon is joined by Brad Flowers from BullHorn Creative - a brand & communication strategy agency in Kentucky USA.||16 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 Delivering website development projects using agile processes, with Rory MacDonald from Made Tech||Jon is joined by Rory MacDonald from MadeTech - an agile development agency - to talk about how you can use agile methodologies to deliver website development projects.||2 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 How to create a winning proposal with Dylan Baskind from Qwilr||This week Jon is joined by Dylan Baskind - designer/developer and founder of proposal writing tool Qwilr.||3 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 How to sell an MVP||How to sell an MVP to a client and use it correctly to get best results||14 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 Brexit concerns about the leaving the EU||Jon is joined again this week by Dan Gent. They talk about the UK’s referendum to leave the European Union and what effects Brexit might have on their design agencies.||19 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 Turning a side project into a business with Murat Multu from Marvel App||This week Jon welcomes designer founder Murat Mutlu from Marvel App to discuss what it's like for a designer to leave the agency life behind and found a product company.||29 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 Should you take on that project?||Filter checklist Every Interaction & Lighthouse both go through when deciding to take on a project||10 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 Mentorship for creative agencies||How Every Interaction have benefited from their mentorship||10 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 How designers and developers work together on a team||This week Jon is joined by Tom - Dan’s co-founder to talk about how their teams designers & developers work together.||28 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Managing client feedback||How properly managing feedback can be an essential part of the design process||13 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Tracking time||This we we talk about timesheets and how the data they gather is important to us as design business owners||28 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6 Working on your own agency website||We talk about own agency websites and why this is one of the hardest projects we'll ever work on||13 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Hiring and the hiring process||Process of hiring new employees into creative digital agencies||31 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Having a specialism||Dan and Jon talk about what they think are their respective agency specialisms and how taking that approach benefits them in what they do for their clients.||19 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Pitches and proposals||This week Jon & Dan talk about how they go about dealing with pitches and proposals. How to decide how much time to put into documentation and what is takes to seal the deal and convince a new client to choose you over other options they might...||6 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 How we charge our clients||This week Jon & Dan talk about how they go about charging their clients. How to determine if new business enquiries have appropriate budgets and how to approach the subject of money.||22 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Hello world||Our first episode exploring how Dan & Jon came to found their own digital agencies||8 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking forward to more
Great show. Excellent content and insights within the independent creative agency environment. Practical and easy to understand, with actionable advice. No doubt entertaining for all types of people within the creative industry. Keep up the fantastic work!
Great for comparing notes
Really enjoying this. Great for comparing strategy when you don't always have the time to meet similar companies in the pub. Already helped materially with contract work
I find something to take away from this with each episode - thoroughly recommended listening.