We talk to agency owners about how they are overcoming the challenges of COVID19 and the current economic climate. Highlighting some of the best examples of agencies not just surviving, but innovating, adapting and thriving.
Rebecca @ Fountain
Rebecca is co-founder of Fountain and passionate about building an exceptional culture for the agency's team of digital marketing experts - where they can thrive and do their best work. Having been Managing Director for 11 years, in 2020 she proudly handed the reins to the next generation of agency leadership, while remaining involved in the business with a focus on people and culture.
Now with a team of 44, Fountain was established with four founders - two couples who brought their skills and expertise together to help businesses with their lead generation, driving traffic and conversion rate optimisation.
Steve & Emma @ Figment Agency
Husband and wife team Steve and Emma at Figment agency sat down with Ellie to introduce their agency, talk about what life is like as agency co-founders and partners in life, as well as juggling parenthood too. Figment is a digital marketing agency specialising in SEO.
David Ogiste @ Nobody's Café
It all started hosting house parties at sixteen years old... Nineteen years of experience later, David Ogiste has travelled the world, delivering experiential activations for global clients like PlayStation, PepsiCo, Starbucks and more. This journey led David to found Nobody’s Café, an experiential collective, with the vision that bringing people together creates unforgettable moments.
Michael & Robbie @ The House
Michael Murdoch and Robbie Dale chat about their creative agency The House and the journey to sharing storytelling secrets with Story Cube.
They have been named in both the inaugural BIMA Hot 100 and Drum Digerati, and are alumni in the prestigious Marketing Academy scholarship and the 10,000 Small Businesses Goldman Sachs Programme. We chat about what makes them tick and what inspired them to move from a service based offering to developing a product as well.
Charles & Ashley @ Unity & Motion
Founders Charles & Ashley from Unity & Motion join Ellie to talk about how they swapped the career ladder for forging their own path, along with exploring their commitment to continual personal improvement as founders and their team.
They also dive into the industry improvement work which Charles & Ashley have been driving forward over the past year through their Unify initiative. Working with key industry leaders they have been discussing, identifying and agreeing on actionable positive steps for topics such as:
- Systemic inequality within UK creative industries
- How work patterns can positively impact the environment
- The financial implications of COVID-19
- How to attract and retain the best talent
James Armstrong @ Digital Firefly
Ellie talks with James Armstrong, the co-founder of Digital FIrefly, about the police force, starting an agency and what happens when your business partner goes on mat leave...
James is the co-founder and director of Digital Firefly, a creative digital marketing agency based in Brighton and Hove. His expertise in audience first marketing campaigns grew from his 10 year experience in policing, from walking the beat to managing Sussex Police's social media marketing activities.
Just over two years ago he made the leap into agency life alongside co-founder Mel Berry, and hasn't looked back since. Together their passion for putting the 'social' back into social media helps clients grab attention, build meaningful relationships and convert customers.
Short and snappy
Some great stories from agency owners about how they’re dealing with the crisis. Really helpful insights and advice.