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59 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
It's Not What You Pitch But How with Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson | Ep 099
"Pitching in person is critical because passion and establishing trust are generally more important than your ideas." - Joel Pilger This content was originally aired as a live interactive session on the new platform "Fishbowl".
27 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
RECAST Executive Producing with Tim Thompson
For this episode of the RevThinking podcast we are excited to 'go back'. We are going to be sharing what we call the "best of" episodes with you. Recasting the top episodes from that past one hundred episodes of the RevThinking Podcast. Tim Thompson is a consultant and Chief Revolution Thinker at RevThink. In this episode, Joel Pilger asks Tim the question: when your studio is ready to hire a full-time sales person (e.g., an Executive Producer), it’s an exciting time. You have visions of your new EP bringing in fresh clients with exciting projects and fat budgets. Reality check: sales is difficult. And many salespeople – even the good ones – approach the job without knowing what really works. So how do you set up your EP for success? The key is to view sales not as a hope or even a skill, but as a system.
82 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
RECAST Intention In Motion with Joey Korenman
For this episode of the RevThinking podcast we are excited to 'go back'. We are going to be sharing what we call the "best of" episodes with you. Recasting the top episodes from that past one hundred episodes of the RevThinking Podcast. “All I need is my family, a bottle of wine, and some warm weather, and I’m happy.” – Joey Korenman In this episode of the RevThinking podcast, Joel Pilger speaks with Joey Korenman, founder and CEO at School of Motion. From a successful – yet unfulfilling – role in motion design studio to founding School of Motion, Joey’s story illustrates how leading a life with intention will enable you to achieve your goals, but it may not look like what you thought it was going to look like. After all, you may end up going to work everyday in flip flops.
32 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
RECAST Business Development with Robert Blatchford
For this episode of the RevThinking podcast we are excited to 'go back'. We are going to be sharing what we call the "best of" episodes with you. Recasting the top episodes from that past one hundred episodes of the RevThinking Podcast. Robert Blatchford is a brand strategist and management consultant at Makebrave. In this episode, Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson interview Robert to get a peek inside the mind of this business development innovator. Having led business development at notable creative agencies Troika and LoyalKaspar, Robert offers us a rare and valuable perspective. In this episode, RevThink's Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson interview him to discuss the evolving – an increasingly critical – role of business development at creative agencies, studios and production companies. Listen in to learn from Robert about the current state of the industry and how a solid business development strategy can empower creative firms to thrive in new ways, and in spite of our increasingly competitive environment.
47 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
The Value Of Your Creative Firm with John Warrillow | Ep 098
You love running your creative business, so why would you ever exit? Author and Value Builder founder John Warrillow offers an unexpected, real-world perspective that might just change the trajectory of your creative firm.
20 minutes | May 11, 2021
The Seven Sins of Positioning | RevThoughts 019
This week on RevThoughts Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson discuss “The Seven Sins of Positioning.“
78 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
What It Takes With PJ Richardson | Ep 097
What does it take to run the thriving LA-based creative studio Laundry? The answers will surprise and inspire you.
61 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Be Nice, Stay Mighty With Darren Price | Ep 096
Darren Price is ECD and Founder at Mighty Nice, the Sydney-based animation studio now recognized among the industry leaders in Australia for creative animated solutions. Darren reckons that animation is like beer...or sunshine. With enough of it, everything starts to look good. Technically brilliant, strong in narrative, and beautiful to watch - it's similarities to beer quickly end, but animation does add charm, wit and sophistication to any project.
76 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
A Noble Mission With Ashley Kohler | Ep 095
The day before the US Presidential Election – and on the heels of BLM and the ongoing COVID pandemic – Joel Pilger sat down with Ashley Kohler to discuss her journey as a creative entrepreneur. Ashley is President & Executive Producer of Awesome Incorporated, known for both commercial and series production. Prior to starting Awesome Inc, Mrs. Kohler spent seven years at Cartoon Network, ultimately serving as Director of Production, On-Air & Program Production.
34 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
The Motion Awards LIVE | Ep 094
The Motion Awards by Motionographer are shining a light on the people and work that comprise the best of the motion design community. Tune in to the live event on December 10th at 8pm EST at https://motionographer.com/2020/12/03/the-motion-awards-live/
63 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Simulating Possibilities with David Sheldon-Hicks | Ep 093
"That's the bit that's been really interesting to me is, can we not sacrifice our creative morals for the sake of commerce? Can both of those things exist?" – David Sheldon-Hicks In this episode of the RevThinking podcast, Joel Pilger has a conversation with David Sheldon-Hicks, Founder at Territory Studio.
73 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
A Very Delicate Ecosystem with Erin Sarofsky | Ep 092
“It’s a very delicate ecosystem but really my job as the owner is to make sure the company is healthy. It’s almost like a child or a person that I am caretaker of.” – Erin Sarofsky, Sarofsky In this episode of the RevThinking podcast, Joel Pilger sits down with Erin Sarofsky, ECD And owner at eminent creative studio Sarofsky.
72 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
The Story Arc of a Studio with Jay Grandin | Ep 091
“The studio has a story arc, and then every project is its own story arc, and your relationship with that client is a story arc, and then you have a bunch of staff that have their own story arc. And I think that with enough thought and intention, you can line those things up.” – Jay Grandin, Partner + Creative Director at Giant Ant In this episode of the RevThinking podcast, Joel Pilger explores an intimate conversation with Jay Grandin at Giant Ant. Going beyond the surface business and creative challenges of running a creative studio, this discussion explores the more existential and philosophical questions about why we – as owners – do what we do... and what is possible.
26 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
When the Pirates Become the Navy | RevThoughts 018
This week on RevThoughts Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson discuss “When the Pirates Become the Navy.“
32 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Sometimes I Don't Want To Be The Owner | RevThoughts 017
This week on RevThoughts Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson discuss “Sometimes I Don't Want To Be The Owner.“
13 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Time To Fire Your Mom | RevThoughts 016
This week on RevThoughts Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson discuss “Time to Fire Your Mom.“
65 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Neuromarketing with Nina Stanley | Ep 090
“How can I as a marketer ignite the pathway – that I want – when somebody is reacting to my fill-in-the-blank?'” – Nina Stanley In this episode of the RevThinking podcast, Joel Pilger sits down with CCO and Neuromarketing Officer Nina Stanley at MOD to explore the her journey of helming her creative agency. They also dive into the topics of neuromarketing and neuroresearch, as well as how COVID has given rise to new ways to leverage her firm’s expertise.
36 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
The Interest to Intent Chasm | RevThoughts 015
This week on RevThoughts Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson discuss “The Interest to Intent Chasm.“
56 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
The Creative Thinker with Claudia Mayer | Ep 089
"With creatives something I hear quite often is that they don't like sales. By rephrasing it we can say, 'let's do some matchmaking and see if we match'. " - Claudia Mayer In this episode of the RevThinking podcast, Joel Pilger sits down with Claudia Mayer, Creative Business Coach, asking the question, is there a disconnect between creativity and business? And of course some of the timeliness of the pandemic and how that's effecting business and creatives.
26 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Recapping REVOLVE | RevThoughts 014
This week on RevThoughts Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson discuss “recapping revolve.“
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