At Planet Argon, they have a unique take on internships. Not only are they not looking to hire their interns, they’re also devoting time to help them find work elsewhere. If the idea leaves you scratching your head, you’ll definitely want to tune in to this episode with Robby Russell, Planet Argon’s CEO and Partner.
The sentiment that it’s lonely at the top rings true for many digital leaders. While some are able to find solace in communities such as AIGA, AAF or PRSA, there aren’t a whole lot of options for digital shop owners, project managers, design leaders or operations leads. Warren Wilansky, Founder and President of Plank, knows the feeling. Tune in to hear about his early days with the Bureau and how the community has evolved to help digital leaders—and even digital competitors—become trusted allies and friends.
Business development can be pretty isolating. Without ongoing opportunities to connect with true peers, a lot of biz dev folks keep challenges and ideas bottled up. But a group of Biz Dev Camp alums have found the solution: a monthly accountability call.
Culture determines how well we work together, and the success of our projects, teams and organizations. But how do you create a winning culture and environment where people can do their best work together? Colin D. Ellis has been leading teams and projects for 30 years. His latest books, Culture Fix and The Project Book, offer real-world guides on how to build a team culture of collaboration, agility and creativity. Tune in for Colin’s take on culture change, culture killers and what you can do to improve your own organization.
For 15 years, Kelly Campbell owned her own digital agency, weathering the usual ups and downs while also starting her own holistic health and wellness platform. After selling both companies, she today helps digital shops to hone in on four focus areas and transform their businesses. Tune in to hear Kelly share her take on the two biggest challenges agencies face and why it’s important that owners put their oxygen masks on first.
Aaron Draplin always has a record on. Over the course of a day, he chops away at his to-do list, working away in his backyard studio until the late hours of the evening. So what keeps one of the most respected designers in the industry going? Aaron joins us to talk about Pretty Much Everything, from Dylan to Shepard Fairey, getting your priorities straight and working the crowd. Warning: This podcast contains strong and hilarious language.
After working in the CMS industry, Leslie Camacho kept coming back to an idea for a consulting service that gave agencies better decision making data. At Owner Summit, he connected with a Dutch company called VOGSY that was bringing that idea to life. Today, as VP of Customer Services at VOGSY, Leslie is helping digital shops to gain visibility into what is and isn’t working. Leslie joins us to talk about business intelligence and how shops are getting smarter.
From VapoRub to Pampers and Swiffer, P&G has been innovating for over 180 years. Today, they’re out to reinvent the way they connect and deliver value to consumers via digital. At the center of this ambitious vision is an internal agency called Alchemy. Paul Armstrong, Alchemy’s Head of Design, shares how Alchemy came about, what led him to join and what might be next as the global behemoth continues to reimagine our day-to-day as we know it.
With a solid reputation for video, web, mobile and other digital solutions, Crush & Lovely has shifted its focus to high-level strategy with execution. Not just for a project or team, but across entire companies. CEO & Co-founder Matt Blanchard and Managing Director Mazin Melegy join us to talk about what an impact agency is, and how Crush & Lovely fulfills a vital business need.
You got into design because you love the work. But now, as a design leader, your job is running a team, running projects, operating out of habit and responsibility. As the gap between how you spend your day and what's most important to you widens, you start to feel more and more burned out. Clinical psychologist and author Dr. Sherry Walling has tips to help you mitigate the effects of burnout. Tune in to find out how you can add more interest and meaning to your work.