7 episodes

Hi, I’m Nick Ellison, I’m 33, and I’m the founder and Managing Director of Purr, a digital technology consultancy based in London. As a business owner, I’ve experienced it all - from sleepless nights and brutal financial situations to watching my business thrive and scale rapidly. My goal is to help businesses take advantage of many of the benefits of digital technology and know first-hand how it can change a business, for better or worse.

Through this podcast, I’ll be connecting with other business and thought leaders to unearth the role digital transformation has played in their companies.

Exploring Digital with Nick Ellison Purr

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Hi, I’m Nick Ellison, I’m 33, and I’m the founder and Managing Director of Purr, a digital technology consultancy based in London. As a business owner, I’ve experienced it all - from sleepless nights and brutal financial situations to watching my business thrive and scale rapidly. My goal is to help businesses take advantage of many of the benefits of digital technology and know first-hand how it can change a business, for better or worse.

Through this podcast, I’ll be connecting with other business and thought leaders to unearth the role digital transformation has played in their companies.

    EP7: David Sheldon Hicks: How businesses can get ready for web 3.0

    EP7: David Sheldon Hicks: How businesses can get ready for web 3.0

    In this episode of Exploring Digital, I sit down with David Sheldon Hicks of Territory Studio. Territory Studio is a creative specialist with a unique approach to motion design, visual effects and digital experiences. Drawing on the deep expertise of narrative design for film, games and brands, they blend creativity with technology to realise compelling future facing experiences.

    In this episode, we cover:


    All things web 3.0
    Getting your business ready for web 3.0
    How to keep your business on top of technology

    Connect with Nick

    Connect with David

    Follow Purr

    Follow Territory Studio

    • 42 min
    EP6: Deepak Shukla: Why picking up the phone is key to agency success in 2022

    EP6: Deepak Shukla: Why picking up the phone is key to agency success in 2022

    In this episode of Exploring Digital, I sit down with Deepak Shukla of The Pearl Lemon Group. Pearl Lemon are an award-winning and highly accredited UK based SEO agency. Deepak is a self-proclaimed sales entrepreneur, investor and business owner. 

    In this episode, we cover:


    The evolution of WordPress 
    Sales tools and techniques to keep you ahead of your competitors 
    How to make sure your agency leads by example 
    Why more agencies need to pick up the phone in 2022 

    Connect with Nick

    Connect with Deepak 

    Follow Purr

    Follow Pearl Lemon 

    • 39 min
    EP5: Alistair Dent: Technology doesn't solve problems, your team and strategy does

    EP5: Alistair Dent: Technology doesn't solve problems, your team and strategy does

    Hi, I’m Nick Ellison, I’m 33, and I’m the founder and Managing Director of Purr, a digital technology consultancy based in London. As a business owner, I’ve experienced it all - from sleepless nights and brutal financial situations to watching my business thrive and scale rapidly. My goal is to help businesses take advantage of many of the benefits of digital technology and know first-hand how it can change a business, for better or worse.

    Through this podcast, I’ll be connecting with other business and thought leaders to unearth the role digital transformation has played in their companies.

    In this episode of Exploring Digital, I sit down with Alistair Dent of Profusion. Profusion is a data agency that specializes in predictive modelling, email marketing, business intelligence, and customer satisfaction. Alistair is the Chief Strategy Officer for Profusion. He holds both an undergraduate and master’s degree in Economics.

    Alistair started off as an Analyst for Deloitte Consulting, then worked his way up to Director of Paid Media at Periscopix, an online advertising campaign agency (PPC, SEO, Paid Social, etc). Since then, Alistair has worked at iProspect, Mismico, and iCrossing.

    In this episode, we cover:


    The problems technology doesn't solve that your team and strategy does
    Why marketing leaders are better equipped to understand data than CEOs 
    Why businesses are struggling with low-quality data and what to do with it

    Connect with Nick 

    Connect with Alistair 

    Follow Purr

    Follow Profusion 

       

    • 47 min
    EP4: Ben Jeffries: Why influencer marketing is the new word of mouth

    EP4: Ben Jeffries: Why influencer marketing is the new word of mouth

    Hi, I’m Nick Ellison, I’m 33, and I’m the founder and Managing Director of Purr, a digital technology consultancy based in London. As a business owner, I’ve experienced it all - from sleepless nights and brutal financial situations to watching my business thrive and scale rapidly. My goal is to help businesses take advantage of many of the benefits of digital technology and know first-hand how it can change a business, for better or worse. 

    Through this podcast, I’ll be connecting with other business and thought leaders to unearth the role digital transformation has played in their companies.

    In this episode, I sit did with Ben Jeffries, CEO and Co-Founder of Influencer, creators of influencer marketing strategies who have developed a groundbreaking tool to help brands and creators analyse the effectiveness of their campaigns. Ben is highly accredited, having been named as part of Forbes 30 under 30, the BMW Entrepreneur of the year, The Drum Social Buzz Riszing Stat and MediaWeek Rising Star. 

    In this episode we discuss:


    Keeping company culture consistent when your business grows 10x 
    Why culture is the key to attracting and retaining good talent 
    Why it's important to build your platform from scratch
    The most influential social media metric 
    Why influencer marketing is the new word of mouth

    Connect with Nick 

    Connect with Ben 

    Follow Purr 

    Follow Influencer

    • 39 min
    EP3: Gerry Sweeney: How SaaS is killing traditional I.T.

    EP3: Gerry Sweeney: How SaaS is killing traditional I.T.

    In this episode of Exploring Digital, Nick chats to Gerry Sweeney, founder, CEO and CTO of Hornbill, a cloud-based software platform, upon which they create workflow applications for IT, HR, Customer Service, and Team Collaboration. 

    Covered in the podcast: 


    How SaaS is killing traditional I.T.
    What to know when developing your own SaaS product 
    The advantages and disadvantages of developing a SaaS

    Find out more about Purr 

    Connect with Nick  

    Find out more about Hornbill 

    Follow Gerry 

    • 42 min
    EP2: Stephen Kenwright: The secret to Rise at Seven's rapid growth

    EP2: Stephen Kenwright: The secret to Rise at Seven's rapid growth

    Stephen Kenwright is the CCO and co-founder of Rise at Seven, one of the fastest-growing search and content agencies in the UK. 

    In this episode of Exploring Digital with Nick Ellison, Stephen describes the incredible growth of Rise at Seven, which saw it land Pretty Little Thing as a client in just three weeks and go on to win a plethora of awards, including agency of the year. 

    Topics that are discussed during the podcast include:


    the future of SEO 
    the hiring crisis within the digital space 
    how to build a culture in a fast-growing company 
    how to get brands attention in 2021
    Rise at Seven's secret to rapid growth 

    Find out more about Purr 

    Connect with Nick 

    Find out more about Rise at Seven 

    Connect with Stephen 

    • 40 min

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