45 episodes

The Creative Agency Podcast is for entrepreneurs and people working in the creative industries. It's about finding success and work-life balance. While the focus is on web agencies, design agencies, and marketing agencies, the podcast offers lessons that can be applied to a wide range of business endeavors. Each episode tells the story of an agency owner or insider, how they found success, what mistakes were made, and what was learned along the way. Every episode also finishes with 3 important takeaways that listeners can apply to their own entrepreneurial endeavors.



The Creative Agency Podcast is produced by Chris Bolton, a digital strategy director living in Portland, OR. Chris is currently deeply involved in helping his brother's agency, Murmur Creative, grow and succeed.

The Creative Agency Podcast Chris Bolton: Digital Strategist, Marketer, and Agency Advocate

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The Creative Agency Podcast is for entrepreneurs and people working in the creative industries. It's about finding success and work-life balance. While the focus is on web agencies, design agencies, and marketing agencies, the podcast offers lessons that can be applied to a wide range of business endeavors. Each episode tells the story of an agency owner or insider, how they found success, what mistakes were made, and what was learned along the way. Every episode also finishes with 3 important takeaways that listeners can apply to their own entrepreneurial endeavors.



The Creative Agency Podcast is produced by Chris Bolton, a digital strategy director living in Portland, OR. Chris is currently deeply involved in helping his brother's agency, Murmur Creative, grow and succeed.

    045 Pitching and Pricing Smart – Agency Advisor Blair Enns

    045 Pitching and Pricing Smart – Agency Advisor Blair Enns

    Blair Enns is CEO of Win Without Pitching and the author of The Win Without Pitching Manifesto and Pricing Creativity: A Guide to Profit Beyond the Billable Hour. Blair joins […]

    • 43 min
    044 The Cannabis Niche – Jared Mirsky of Wick & Mortar

    044 The Cannabis Niche – Jared Mirsky of Wick & Mortar

    Jared Mirsky is CEO of Wick & Mortar, a branding and marketing agency specializing in the cannabis industry. Jared started out as a freelancer working with local nightclubs on branding […]

    • 38 min
    043 A New Employee Every Month – Andrea Engstrom of Bajillion Agency

    043 A New Employee Every Month – Andrea Engstrom of Bajillion Agency

    Can you imagine hiring a new employee every month? Bajillion Agency is doing it. Andrea Engstrom president and founder of Bajillion Agency is setting goals and achieving them at a […]

    • 43 min
    042 The Entrepreneurial Operating System For Agencies – Mike Paton of EOS Worldwide

    042 The Entrepreneurial Operating System For Agencies – Mike Paton of EOS Worldwide

    In this episode, we explore the benefits of using The Entrepreneurial Operating System to grow your agency. And who better to interview on this subject than Mike Paton (pronounced Payton) the Visionary […]

    • 40 min
    041 Agency Finances With Ryan Watson of Upsourced Accounting

    041 Agency Finances With Ryan Watson of Upsourced Accounting

    Ryan Watson is the founder of a unique accounting agency, Upsourced Accounting, that focuses on creative agencies.  Ryan discusses pricing strategies, profitability, taxes, and much more. He also explains how […]

    • 49 min
    040 Our Story Part 4 – Murmur Creative Year in Review 2017

    040 Our Story Part 4 – Murmur Creative Year in Review 2017

    Once again we turn the mic on ourselves and talk about our own agency journey. Headquartered in Portland, OR (in an office located in a renovated high school), Murmur Creative […]

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

TracieBroom ,

Critical camaraderie for a creative agency owner

It has been so invigorating to find this podcast. As co-owner of a full-service branding and integrated communications agency, I find this extremely relevant!

Vision board ,

More more more!

Love this content! Keep it coming! I’m a creative marketing producer at Fox/Disney in LA dreaming of starting my own agency but totally blocked on where to start. Can you do an eps on this? Business basics. Maybe a compilation of interviews with various owners? Maybe this exists here already so I’ll keep listening!!

Check out these LA agencies. Neuron Syndicate, BOND, The Refinery.

Katie Joy B. ,

Captivating Creatives

Chris and his incredible guests shine the brightest of lights on the agency world and the great people within it! Engaging, inspiring, and informative are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Chris - keep up the great work!

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