300 episodes

Accelerate your entrepreneurial journey by learning from our mistakes instead of making them yourself.

Join Erik J. Olson and Kevin Daisey, the founders of Array Digital, through their ups and downs and lessons learned as they grow their digital marketing agency to $100 million in revenue. In each daily episode they'll discuss what's working now, and what's not. They'll share entrepreneurial and marketing tips and tricks picked up while becoming a dominant player in the ever changing digital marketing industry.

Journey to $100 Million Erik J. Olson & Kevin Daisey

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings

Accelerate your entrepreneurial journey by learning from our mistakes instead of making them yourself.

Join Erik J. Olson and Kevin Daisey, the founders of Array Digital, through their ups and downs and lessons learned as they grow their digital marketing agency to $100 million in revenue. In each daily episode they'll discuss what's working now, and what's not. They'll share entrepreneurial and marketing tips and tricks picked up while becoming a dominant player in the ever changing digital marketing industry.

    Many businesses top out at $3 to 5 million a year

    Many businesses top out at $3 to 5 million a year

    It took Erik a good eight years to get to the point of making $1 million a year in his business. The first few years were about deciding what direction he wanted to go in, figuring out how to get there, and making a lot of mistakes. Now that we're at the point of bringing in a little over $2 million a year, things are a little bit easier. He and Kevin are no longer part of the day-to-day operations like they used to be. Kevin manages Sales, and Erik oversees Operations, but the team is really responsible for most of the daily operations.

    Many businesses get to the point of topping out somewhere between $3 to $5 million a year and that’s great, but that's not what Erik and Kevin have envisioned for themselves. They've been very public about the goal of reaching $100 million a year by 2030. They know that to get to that point they need to keep working hard and not let up just yet.



    Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    For more information on the show, and to check out past episodes, go to journeyto100million.com!

    • 5 min
    Why We Continue to Hold Morning Huddles

    Why We Continue to Hold Morning Huddles

    Every single morning we hold a huddle: a company-wide meeting at 9:17. It’s an opportunity for everyone to get together and provide an update on what they’ve done recently, what they need help on, etc.

    As we’ve grown, we’ve questioned whether or not it still makes sense to have a huddle. We’ve also noticed that after the huddle there’s a lot of meetings that go deeper into the things that have been brought up in the huddle. So does the huddle make sense or is it a waste of everyone’s time?

    Erik feels that the majority of the time, information is conveyed in that venue that likely wouldn’t have been conveyed otherwise. There’s also an important aspect of the huddle and that’s the cultural aspect. We all get together at the same time and have a format where we talk about what you’ve got going on that day, any issues that you’re facing, and a win from the day prior. During that time, we get to know each other’s personalities and it is really the only opportunity to do so particularly for the people who work remotely.



    Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    For more information on the show, and to check out past episodes, go to journeyto100million.com!

    • 6 min
    Business Showers

    Business Showers

    Kevin saw that Elon Musk threw it out there that in addition to having baby showers, we should also have business showers. If you have a friend or former colleague or someone in your life starting a business, you should celebrate them and give them referrals, business help, business books, and other stuff that will ensure they start off successfully. Think about supporting your friends. Business is very important and starting your own is a struggle; those people would certainly appreciate some encouragement and support.



    Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    For more information on the show, and to check out past episodes, go to journeyto100million.com!

    • 2 min
    Lovable Fool or Competent Jerk?

    Lovable Fool or Competent Jerk?

    Many years ago, Erik read an article in Harvard Business Review that he still thinks about nearly 10 years ago. The gist of the article was which do you want to work for: a lovable fool or the competent jerk? The lovable fool is great to be around, you like them, they’re a friend but they don’t do good work. On the other hand, you have the competent jerk: someone who’s expert status at their job but they’re awful to be around. It’s a tough situation but most people would prefer to be around the lovable fool. Why? Life is short. Who wants to spend it being miserable?

    But the thing is, if you have too many fools in your company, you may have a great time but you’re not getting the work done efficiently. You need a blend of people that you want to be around but are also competent. These are people you’re going to spend a lot of time with every day so hire around your core values and skill set.



    Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    For more information on the show, and to check out past episodes, go to journeyto100million.com!

    • 4 min
    Royally Screwing Up My First LinkedIn Live

    Royally Screwing Up My First LinkedIn Live

    Erik recently recorded a great episode and his microphone ended up being muted. He went live on all his social media platforms and the whole time people were trying to tell him that they couldn’t hear him. But of course, he wasn’t checking the comments because he was focusing on what he was saying.

    This podcast is all about telling you about our journey, our entire journey, the good, the bad, the ugly. Well this was the ugly. Erik was engaging with his audience and yet, in actuality, he really wasn’t because he was not even listening and reading their comments that told him his mic was muted.



    Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    For more information on the show, and to check out past episodes, go to journeyto100million.com!

    • 4 min
    Accountability Mirror

    Accountability Mirror

    Erik recently listened to an audiobook called You Can’t Hurt Me. Throughout the author’s journey, he used a concept called the accountability mirror where he would look in the mirror and the only person he was accountable to was himself. He reminded himself of the promises he made to himself and it was his way of keeping himself truthful to his goals.

    If you want to be an entrepreneur, everything that you need to accomplish is within your power as long as you hold yourself accountable. Bet on the man or woman in the mirror.



    Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



    For more information on the show, and to check out past episodes, go to journeyto100million.com!

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

#kellyfast ,

Bite-sized biz content! 👍🏻

Erik and Kevin give quick, bite-sized content on a daily basis that anyone can utilize in business! Keep up the grind & journey to $100M!

Nfhjg ,

Great.

Erik has great knowledge for anybody looking to learn in the marketing field. Keep it up.

Darlington E ,

Fun and full of helpful tips!

Great content on the journey to 100M

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