The Creative Agency Podcast
By Chris Bolton: Digital Strategist, Marketer, and Agency Advocate
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The Creative Agency Podcast is for entrepreneurs and people working in the creative industries. It's about finding success and work-life balance. While the focus is on web agencies, design agencies, and marketing agencies, the podcast offers lessons that can be applied to a wide range of business endeavors. Each episode tells the story of an agency owner or insider, how they found success, what mistakes were made, and what was learned along the way. Every episode also finishes with 3 important takeaways that listeners can apply to their own entrepreneurial endeavors. The Creative Agency Podcast is produced by Chris Bolton, a digital strategy director living in Portland, OR. Chris is currently deeply involved in helping his brother's agency, Murmur Creative, grow and succeed.
||Clean029 Our Story Part 3 – 2016 Year End Review with Murmur Creative||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 […]||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028 Stop Scope Creep with Karl Sakas of Sakas and Company||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 […]||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027 The Virtual Reality Agency – Matthew Martin of Immersive VR||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 […]||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026 UI/UX Design Services – Pek Pongpaet of Impekable||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 […]||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025 Managing an Interactive Project Start to Finish – Part 2||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, […]||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 Managing an Interactive Project Start to Finish – Part 1||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, […]||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 Discovery Workshops – Dan Carlton – The Paragraph Project||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 […]||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 Agency Horror Stories – Client Possession, Vampirism, and More||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 […]||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 Agency (The Book) – Rick Webb, Author and Agency Founder||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 […]||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 Project Based Teams – Sharon McMullen of Ink + Mortar||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 […]||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 Is “Freelancer” a Dirty Word? Sarah Schulweis of Anchor & Orbit||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 […]||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 USMP: Unique Selling Marriage Proposal – Top Hat IMC||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 […]||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 Our Story Part 2 – Developing a Vision with Murmur Creative||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 […]||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 Running a Remote HubSpot Agency – Gray MacKenzie of GuavaBox||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 […]||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 Content First – Isaac Szymanczyk of Conveyor||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 […]||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 Onboarding with Robby Russell of Planet Argon||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 […]||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 The Art of Discovery – David Yarde of Sevenality||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, […]||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 Learning From Our Mistakes – Ross Beyeler of Growth Spark||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 […]||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 The Creative Agency Lawyer – Josh Barrett of Create Legal||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 […]||4/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 Building a Product In-House – Kyle Racki of Proposify||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 […]||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 Award Winning Culture – Keith Scandone of O3 World||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 […]||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 Work That Matters – Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCO||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 […]||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 What You Need to Know to Grow – James Loomstein of Rogue Marketing||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, […]||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 Our Story Part 1 – Chris & Andrew of Murmur Creative||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 […]||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 Proposals and the Truth – Zach Davis of Cast Iron Coding||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 […]||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 Managing Rapid Growth – Doug Fish of Fish Marketing||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 […]||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 Crafting Reality Through Photography – Chris and Leah of NashCO||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 […]||12/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 From Creative to CEO – Patrick Ezell of Copious||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 […]||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 Specialization – Kandace Brigleb of Needmore||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 […]||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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I`m so glad to have found this podcast.I recommend it!
Keep the episodes coming!
This is an awesome resource, not just for creative agency owners, but for people working at creative agencies—like me! Cool to hear the different perspectives. Keep the episodes coming!
fun and informarive podcast.
This is great podcast.Thanks for the great content.
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