Agency Life

Agency Life Podcast

Real stories from Marketing Technology agencies owners about their journey, their successes, their failures, the people in their company, the highs and lows and everything in between of this crazy roller coaster ride of agency life.

Cracking the code of working with virtual assistants with Nathan Hirsch
On this episode, we chat with Nathan Hirsch who is the CEO & Co-Founder of Outsource School about and cracking the code of working with virtual assistants.We also chat about:How he started Outsource School How to hire the right people fastRemote work for agencies and how to effectively work from homeWhy virtual assistant will work for your agencyHaving correct processes are vital for any businessMistakes agencies are makingGetting your time back to work on the important parts of your businessTraction Tools:...

Insights from the world’s first Inbound Marketing agency Founder & CEO Eric Baum
On this episode we chat with Eric Baum who is the world’s first Inbound Marketing agency founder. Eric shares valuable insights and advice into life as an Inbound Marketing Agency Owner. We also chat about:How and why Eric started Bluleadsz Growing with HubSpotLead generation and sales assistanceHow external factors can influence your agency and revenueThe shift of retainers to projectsHow HubSpot changed his lifeBuilding strong relationshipsWhy inbound marketing is effectiveAdvice to agency ownersLinks:Lin...

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Building a culture of consistent learning in your agency with Sean Sweet
On this episode, we chat with Sean Sweet who is the Managing Director at Blend Agency in the UK. We chat about building a culture of consistent learning in your agency. We chat about:How to look at making mistakes as growth and not a failureEliminating toxic people in your agencyWhy you really should review your agency culture Consistent learning and development of your team for growthSpecialization and generalization Doing more of what works and less of what doesn’tBeing an agency owner at this time Aligni...

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Hiring the right people for their roles with Jeff Mendelson
In this episode with Jeff Mendelson who is the founder of http://Effectivo.Social, a digital marketing company located in Miami. 😃🎙 Jeff shares his insights on hiring the right people for their roles as well as:How he started his business by using his strength not his weaknessTaking advantage of the new way of living and businessThe importance of visualization and online presenceHiring the right people for their rolesSetting up systems to grow and excel Back to basics with local marketing Sales funnels an...

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Building a solid structure for your agency with EOS & Traction Tools
In this episode, we chat with Todd Smart who is an EOS Implementer at Smart Partners Inc & Co-Founder of Traction Tools.  We discuss Building a solid structure for your agency with EOS & Traction Tools, 4 things the fastest growing business has in common, getting unstuck, and much much more.Traction Tools: https://www.mytractiontools.com/Eos: https://www.eosworldwide.com/...

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Having Vivid Vision & Building Strong Partnerships in your Agency
In this episode, we chat with Stephen Christopher - Founder, Wit Digital on Having Vivid Vision & Building Strong Partnerships in your Agency. We cover:How he started his businessAsking the right questions when you start a partnership - what is your vision?Agency positioning and investing in your people Reading personal and professional developmentHaving a Vivid Vision Picking a niche that’s resilient How to create a workplace that’s productive for work and personal growthRoutines and mindfulness as a busin...

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Pivoting in a Pandemic with Remington Begg
In this episode, we chat with Remington Begg for the second time on the Agency Life Podcast about Pivoting in a Pandemic. We chat all about Digital transformations in, Agencies and businesses, agency trends in 2020, analyzing time and affordability to pivot, velocity and cost, navigating and taking positive steps to grow your business, and much much more. You can find out more about Remington and his team hereImpulse Creative: https://www.impulsecreative.com/ Our sponsor Traction Tools: https://www.mytracti...

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Fix This Next In Your Business With Clodagh Higgins
The biggest problem entrepreneurs have is that they don’t know what their biggest problem is. We need to pinpoint the right thing to work on at the right time, and the way to do that is by mastering the Business Hierarchy of Needs. In this episode - Clodagh dives deep into how to implement this methodology in your business.This episode was sponsored by Traction Tools.She also chats about:Why sales are so important and why it’s the core of the business. Do you attract enough prospects to your business? Suppo...

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Growing an Agency Team from 8 to 250+ People
In this epsiode we chat with Howard Diamond - Chief Strategy Officer at Rise Interactive about how their agency grew a team from 8 to 250+ people.This episode was sponsored by Traction Tools.We chat about:Leaving a corporate to work at Rise Interactive agencyThe importance of having a vision for your agency Growing with PurposeHaving level 10 meetingsUsing visualization for understanding and trackingEffectiveness of EOS in running the businessAdapting your business with the current economic climate.Having a...

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Balancing safety, health & business when re-opening an agency.
In this episode, we chat with Trevor Rappleye who is the Founder & CEO of CorporateFilming.Net. We had the privilege of having Trevor on our podcast before (episode 24) so check that out too.We chat about: They help companies tell their stories through video Changes before Covid and pivoting based on pain pointsFinding your ideal prospect Stopped rambling and started asking questions.Adapting your business Working internally in this time Being apart of something Making sales and deals as a business ownerVid...

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Leading with the right people in business and life
In this episode, we chat with Darren Magarro - President & Founder at DSM Group about Leading with the right people in business and life.Darren started DSM in 2007 with the hope of creating a full-service marketing agency that puts clients first. - Underdog NYCWe chat about:How he started his agency DSM GroupDSM Group Why trust & communication is so important for an agencyWhy he didn’t go for a specific niche. Working with Personas and not niches Why passion plays a vital role.Having a human element in your...

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Leading with CRM Tom Berry - Autus Consulting
On this episode, we chat with Tom Berry who is the Founder & Managing Director at Autus Consulting. He has over 20 years of experience in business transformation, technology, and leadership. Tom is also a  Sharpspring Partner. We chat about: How he started Autus ConsultingBuilding a strong networkCRM & HubSpotInbound & Digital MarketingThe customer lifecycle and why retaining customers is better than finding new ones in the pandemicWhat Sharpspring is and what they doTargeting & Retargeting Marketing and Te...

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President at DistantJob shares 18 years experience of remote teamwork
On this episode of Agency Life we chat with Sharon Koifman - Remote President at Distant Job. Sharon has 18 years of experience.We also chat about:Sharon has been building companies for 18 yearsWhy you should not treat your freelancers as people who are outsourcedHow distant job started and what it isWhy remote work is the futureHow teamwork and culture are linkedWriting a book in lockdownWhy employees are more productive working remotelyHow working from home saves so much moneyBeing transparent with your p...

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How two successful Agencies merged in a lockdown with Billy Cina
On this weeks epiosde of Agency Life, we chat with Billy Cina who is the Co-founder & CEO of Marketing Envy. We chat about:How she started her career in Agency Life & Marketing AgencyWhat the agency does The big announcement - merging the agencyChanging services to suit the changing needs of your clientsManaging a merger in lockdownAn instant drop of retainers Keeping a positive cash flowEmbracing online marketing Pop up CMO’sThe freelance, gig economyWhat to leave behind and what to take with after the pan...

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Hi my name is Clodagh, I am a business & performance coach living in the West of Ireland and I am the host of Agency Life. I have worked with over 500+ Digital Marketing Agencies all around the world helping them increase company revenue, client results and team retention. I love the because they are unique and full of creativity, tenacity, eccentricity plus drive. They all have super stories to share and that’s where the idea for this podcast came from. Each week I interview Agency Owners from all around t...


Diversity through adversity with Lysa Miller
In this episode, we chat with Lysa Miller who is the Co-Founder & President at 3 Media Web. This episode was brought to you by Verblio:Verblio makes blog and content creation happen.We chat about:How she started her career in the agency worldBuilding successful partnershipsManaging projects within the agencyPivoting with new projects Nurturing relationships in your agency while working remotelyHaving gratitude in troubling timesDiversity through adversityBuilding online relationshipsShifting perspectives in...

Inbound Marketing veteran shares his insights from over 10 years in the industry
On this episode of Agency Life, we chat with Nick Salvatoriello who is the HubSpot alum, a 10-year marketing veteran with a passion for helping businesses grow in a digital environment. VP of Agency Services at Media Junction.We chat about:How he started working for a company he believed inWhy he loves HubSpot & Inbound MarketingWorking closely with marketing agenciesChallenges with working at an agency Managing expectations with employees and clientsBest tech stacks to useChanging your business strategy Em...

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Helping healthcare clients move from panic to new normal with Rod Solar
In today's episode of Agency Life, we chat with Rod Solar who is the Director of Practice Marketing Consulting, author, and speaker to name a few.This episode was brought to you by Verblio: Verblio makes blog and content creation happen.We coverHelping healthcare clients move from panic to new normalHow his business startedThe dark side of having all your eggs in one basketWorking with your life partner Training business how to sell their products and service improving customer service while increasing sale...

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Building a better Agency by doing hard things with Perry from Penguin Strategies
In this weeks episode of Agency Life we chat with Perry Nalevka - CEO & Founder of Penguin Strategies in Tel-Aviv.Penguin Strategies, a Diamond Hubspot partner and inbound marketing agency, who works with B2B technology companies that have complex products and long sales cycles. They create a customized marketing blueprint to build a sales funnel that works.We chat about:How Penguin Strategies started Why Tel Aviv is leading in tech globallyEducating the market for a need for marketingInvesting in the senio...

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Peter from The Wow Company shares report insights from two recent agency surveys
In this episode, we chat with Peter Czapp who is the Director at The Wow Company and Co-Founder of Agency Collective. He shares report insights from two recent agency surveys. This episode is packed with key insights, predictions, advice and agency experiences.We cover:Seeing a change in the agency industry before the pandemic.Agency Life Before CovidCurrent impact and future impact of agency growthApplying for fundingThe role of the Agency Owner in the agencyBuilding a blueprint for success with your accou...

How to work on New Business for your agency in tough times with Lee McKnight
In this week's episode, we chat with Lee McKnight who is the VP at RSW/US, the most complete and trusted outsourced new business solution for marketing communications firms.We chat about:How RSW helps marketing agencies to get new business.Building lists for prospectingClients come first - New business comes secondGood tips to know during a pandemicSharing case studies and not boastful storiesPlanning on how to ease back into the officeBeing mindful Checking workflows and sequences (automatic messages)Tips ...

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Business Development Agency expert Jody Sutter shares timeless top tips and advice.
In this episode, we chat with Jody Sutter from the Sutter company. Jody is a Business Development Agency Expert and Author of The Small Agency's Guide to Winning New Business.We chat about:Mastering emotions and mindsetHer book: The Small Agency's Guide to Winning New BusinessRewriting the rules she built in her career.Reassuring clients that your agency is fully operational in the pandemic - communication is key.The most important part of a businessWhy it’s good to outsource.Doing too much too soon Re-info...

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Perfect Partnerships Can Create Certainty in Uncertain Times with Matt Kohn
In this episode, we chat with Matt Kohn from Different Hunger. Matt is an Agency Owner, blogger, adventurer, freelancer, and all-round born awesome human. he shares many experiences about his journey.We chat about:How he started his career and agency.Dealing with a bad partner break up From freelance to 6 figure salary How he documented his journey on a Different Kind of Hunger BlogCreating an accelerator course Dailing down to scale upOptimizing businesses in all aspects of business and personal.Deciding w...

Roman Shares How His Agency Podcast Grew His Business & Personal Brand
In this episode, we chat with Roman Prokopchuk who is is the Agency Founder at Nova Zora Digital, Top 100 Podcast Host, Digital Marketing Veteran, 1st Generation Immigrant & Foster Parent.We chat about:Romans background and how he started his agencyOperational scaling and building his businessWhat kind of freelancer to hireBuilding your company brand both on and offlineA digital agency is an extension of the clients brand How hosting his podcast changed his personal lifeBuilding a community for your brandHo...

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Remote Working: Lessons For Agencies From 20 Years Experience with Matthew Articulate Marketing
In this episode of Agency Life, we chat with Matthew Stibbe who is the CEO of Articulate Marketing - a fully remote Inbound Marketing Agency. Matthew is a Marketer, entrepreneur, writer, pilot, and wine enthusiast. This episode was sponsored by Vidyard. Vidyard powers HubSpot video for thousands of customer’s across Sales, Marketing & Services and Agencies who partner with Vidyard deliver video services that increase their client retainers. To learn more head over to https://www.vidyard.com/partners/We chat...

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Remote Working: Lessons For Agencies From 20 Years Experience with Matthew Articulate Marketing
In this episode of Agency Life, we chat with Matthew Stibbe who is the CEO of Articulate Marketing - a fully remote Inbound Marketing Agency. Matthew is a Marketer, entrepreneur, writer, pilot, and wine enthusiast. This episode was sponsored by Vidyard. Vidyard powers HubSpot video for thousands of customer’s across Sales, Marketing & Services and Agencies who partner with Vidyard deliver video services that increase their client retainers. To learn more head over to https://www.vidyard.com/partners/We chat...

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How Laura turned her side hustle into Bi-Lingual Agency TDC
In this episode of Agency Life, we chat with Laura Gomez who is a young female entrepreneur, Co-Founder of TDC Agency and podcaster. Laura shares her journey from taking a passion side project and turning it into an agency.We chat about:How Laura started TDC DigitalTurning your side hustle as a full-time businessHow your personal development will positively impact your businessExpansion plansWhy having a podcast is important Positive relationships with competitors How to work with clients who don’t understa...

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How Laura turned her side hustle into Bi-Lingual Agency TDC
In this episode of Agency Life, we chat with Laura Gomez who is a young female entrepreneur, Co-Founder of TDC Agency and podcaster. Laura shares her journey from taking a passion side project and turning it into an agency.We chat about:How Laura started TDC DigitalTurning your side hustle as a full-time businessHow your personal development will positively impact your businessExpansion plansWhy having a podcast is important Positive relationships with competitors How to work with clients who don’t understa...

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George B. Thomas shares his journey from behind the laptop to speaking on stage
In this episode we chat with George B. Thomas is an Inbound Marketer, Video Jedi & HubSpot trainer at Impulse Creative with more than 25 years of sales & marketing experience. George is also a HubSpot Certified Trainer with a record-breaking twenty-one certifications including Inbound, Email, HubSpot, Contextual and Content Marketing.He is a teacher and motivator at heart, his true passion is helping others to be inspired, educated, and willing to work hard in order to achieve unlimited success!George and C...

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After 50 Episodes & 35 Interviews, Clodagh Shares Her Insights With Steve Brown
We've hit a milestone of the Agency Life Podcast with 50 episodes & 35 interviews with industry experts. In this episode, Steve changed the narrative of Agency Life to sit down with Clodagh, who worked with 500+ Agency Owners, wrote the book “A Happy & Healthy Digital Agency” and our very own Podcast host of Agency Life. Clodagh's journey. What she learned interviewing the guests on her show.Valuable insights and advice for agencies Why you are not aloneHow to navigate your agency for future growthHaving a ...

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Author of The Golden Toilet & Agency Owner Steve Brown reveals Modern Marketing Insights
Steve Brown is the founder of ROI Online, an internet marketing agency, and author of Amazon Bestselling book The Golden Toilet. Steve grew up as a "chicken fried steak guy" in Amarillo, Texas and had his eyes opened while travelling the world. Through a long-winding journey, he returned to Amarillo and launched a marketing agency with an international footprint. Steve is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. His agency ROI Online was recently recognized by Fortune Magazine and th...

Learn How to Use Content Creation As A Competitive Advantage for Your Agency
In this episode, we chat with Steve Pockross who has more than 20 years of startup, Fortune 500, and nonprofit experience to his role at Verblio. As CEO, he applies leading marketplace and SaaS principles to provide a high-quality, fast and flexible content creation platform.We chat about:What Verblio is and what they do Delivering content consistently What makes Verblio different from the rest The ease of use of VerblioAgency predictions in the next 3 yearsThe rise of the hyper niche agenciesUsing content ...

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Agency Tips & Strategies to Survive & Thrive in Challenging Times with Clodagh S. Higgins
In this solo episode, Clodagh gives tips & strategies to survive and thrive in challenging times.Clodagh chats about:Cashflow & Forecasting Effectively managing the relationships with clients You team and cultureDaily Check-insInternal organizingTrainingRoutineAnd much much more...

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Email Marketing Agency Hustler Shares Their Secrets to Running a Successful Remote Team
On this episode, we chat with the Bostjan Belingar - CEO at Hustler Marketing.Hustler Marketing is an Email Marketing Agency who have helped Shopify stores create more than $18 million in new revenue with advanced email marketing techniques.We chat about: How Hustler Marketing created $600 000 in extra revenue for their client on Black FridayHow to do a spam test for your emailsSegmenting & deliverability of your emailHow to kick ass with email marketingUnderstanding that agency is a peoples businessHow he ...

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How to Create a Work From Home Policy For your Agency with Clodagh
On this solo episode, Clodagh walks you through how to create a work from home policy for your agency. With the global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID - 19) and the rapid increase of businesses closing their offices, it is important to take action fast and make sure business can continue in a safe, productive way.In this episode, Clodagh talks about.The challenges and benefits of working from home.Creating a work from home policySetting up a dedicated workspaceCommunicationCreating new processesExpectati...

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How to Enhance Your Retainer Results & Unlock The Power of Video with Vidyard
In this episode, we chat with Rob Sale - Snr. Alliances and Partner Development Manager at Vidyard. He takes us through all things video. From why your agency needs it and how to enhance your retainers with clients. In this episode we chat about:How agencies will benefit from videoHow to capitalize on video marketing How agencies can take it to market How to package video marketingHubSpot & Vidyard Global Strategic Alliance for video26000+ Hubspot customers powered by VidyardWhy you should focus on Growing ...

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8 Reasons Why You Should Start a Podcast for Your Agency in 2020 with Clodagh S. Higgins
In this not to be missed solo episode with Clodagh, she takes you through 8 reasons why you should start a Podcast for your Agency in 2020!Clodagh & Max Taylor launched their brand new Rev-Casters online course & small group coaching to teach you how to start your podcast! This episode is filled with Interesting stats, tips, advice and so much more. Click here to learn "How to Create Your Own Revenue-Generating Podcast"...

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How Harry Went From Being Homeless to Starting A Million Dollar SEO Agency
On this episode we chat with Harry Sanders - Founder and Director of StudioHawk, a Google Marketing Specialist SEO company which helps businesses to drive the maximum possible organic search engine traffic and sales.Harry shares his inspiring journey with us. He started working at the age of 14, was homeless and now, at the age of 22 own a million dollar agency.We chat about:His life journey Starting his own businessThe power of SEO Seeing a gap and taking a chance Starting a business at  a very young age.H...

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The Big Things that Could be Holding you Back from Reaching Your Personal & Professional Goals with Lee Goff
On this episode we chat with Lee Goff who is a Digital Agency Coach and Automation Consultant from Atlanta, Georgia.Since founding GetUWired in 2003 in Lee’s upstairs bedroom, GetUWired has helped thousands of business owners around the world break through the glass ceiling and live the lives they deserve -making more money with less work and having more time for all the things they love. Lee is living proof that his formulas work.We chat about:How he started his career Common mistakes made in the agency co...

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Opportunities & Trends For Agencies in 2020 With Olga from SEMrush
On this episode we chat with Olga Andrienko - Head Of Global Marketing at SEMrush. She takes us through so many key insights into the world of digital marketing.In this episode we chat about:How she started in her career and SEM RushWhat SEMRush is and what they do How using the tool will benefit your business and your clientsHow to get started on a partner programThe power of SEO The value of automationGrowth opportunities for agenciesAllocating budgets onlineHow to grow with your clients Educating yoursel...

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How to Improve Yourself, Your Agency, While Avoiding Common Mistakes - With Dan The Agency Man
On this episode we chat with Dan "the Agency Man" De la Cruz about Improving yourself, your agency and how to avoid making common mistakes. Nothing gets Dan more excited than helping agency owners create amazing businesses, and hurts him more than to see agency owners struggle with simple things in their business. Simply because they do not know what the solution is.Dan also runs a community of agency owners from around the world, where he helps them to run better agencies.We chat about:How he started by cr...

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Importance of Time Management in your Agency with Clodagh S. Higgins
In this solo episode of Agency Life, Clodagh chats all about time management in your agency. She covers:Definition of Time ManagementTime Management in NumbersHow is time linked to your profitabilityProfessional Services Specifics - This is how we spend time and what it costsTypical Time wastersWhat can we do to manage it better?Covey’s 4 areas to focus on in Time ManagementHow should we prioritise our time?Group Task - How can I impact and improve my time management in a client case and for myself?...

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Discover How to Create Results Driven Content for Your Clients & Agency With Abbygail Wood
In this episode we chat with Abbygail Wood - Founder of The Content Lab. Helping digital agency owners save time, increase profits and engage with customers through innovative content strategy and content writing. Abbygail shares her career journey with us and interesting insights on content creation.We also chat about:How her business started with her husbandThe content struggleWhy blogging is not deadAn abundance mindset in your agencyNetworking in the industryUnique selling point with contentFocusing on ...

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Why being True To Yourself Will Determine the Success of Your Agency with Sarah McIntyre
In this episode we chat with Sarah McIntyre, the Founder & Chief Strategist at BRIGHT Inbound Marketing in Sydney Australia. Listen to her career growth, advice and learnings over the past few years.We chat about:How Sarah started with HubSpot (Before email) Her Career & starting BRIGHT Inbound Marketing in 2019 Changes in the industry Start off with a small project and scale from there Industry changes over 11 yearsBeing true to yourself and determining your own success for your agency.leveraging your netw...

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How to Structure your Agency for Greatness & Build Partnerships in 2020 with Rachel Jacobs
On this episode of the Agency Life Podcast - Clodagh chatted with Rachel Jacobs from Ecommerce Partnerships who not only takes us through very insightful ways to change things in your agency with your financials, projects, processes, etc but also how to implement the new changes successfully.We learned so much in this episode and sure you will too. Rachel and Clodagh also chats about:Why structure  and organisation is important How she started in e-commerce Projections and cash flowsTightening up the sales ...

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How Oxygen Agency Overcame Challenges to Become the Leading HubSpot Agency in China with Gareth Jones
Welcome to 2020 and to our brand new Season of Agency Life. In this episode we chat with Gareth Jones who is the CEO of Oxygen Agency in China. He takes us on his journey of how he started out as being an Entrepreneur from the UK to China. Gareth is the epitome of an entrepreneur and dives deep into his world of agency life.We chat about:Starting out with HubSpot in ChinaOvercoming issues with client service in the agencyThe importance of processes & retainers.Working in China and the Chinese ecosystem Why ...

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S2 Ep33 Personal & Professional Highlights for 2019 and Recommendations for 2020 from Clodagh
This is the very last episode of Agency Life for season 2 and for 2019! In this Solo episode with Clodagh talks about Personal & Professional Highlights for 2019 and Recommendations for 2020. She talks about:LowlightsClosure of my own agency - really tough - learned a lot that I can share with other agency owners - what does not kill you and all that  Lost friendships through the closure of my previous agency and more...Top 5 highlights for 2019 Speaking at T&C in SD & DAX in NYC - the Digital Marketer Comm...

S2 Ep32 Story of the Successful Transition from Recruitment Agency to Marketing Agency with Sean Anderson
For the finale of our second season of Agency Life Edition we chat with Sean Anderson who is the Co-Founder & CEO at Hoxo Media. This is a not to be missed episode as Sean shares very insightful tips on his successful transition from recruitment agency to Inbound marketing agency. Clodagh has worked with Hoxo Media closely for nearly a year and has seen 100% growth in their revenue. Read all about it here.In this episode we chat about:How Sean and Amar started Hoxo Media Creating 6 months of content every d...

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S2 Ep31 How to Proactively Target your Dream Clients and Get More Business with Nathan from Agency Dealmasters
In this episode we chat with Nathan Anibaba from Agency Dealmasters in Birmingham. Nathan loves helping B2B agencies grow, professionalise and sell.We chat about:Early Days of Joining HubSpot Measuring ROI using HubSpotHow to win new business.Starting Agency DealmastersLaunching a sales course What agencies are doing well and what they are not doing well.“How to proactively target your dream clients and get more business” Building a relationship with your clients before you sell to them Sales process and co...

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s2 Ep30 Why do you need to hire a Digital Marketing Agency and how to choose the best one
In this solo episode Clodagh S. Higgins chats about Why do you need to hire a Digital Marketing Agency and how to choose the best one. With many years of experience working with Agency Owners, 500+ agencies, interviews and writing a book on "A Happy & Health Digital Agency" she shares her valuable insight.Clodagh chats about:Having a good working relationships with your clientsWho have they worked with before and the results they got for their clientsWhat are your sales follow up process in your agency.When...

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s2 Ep29 How Making Time For your Hobbies Can Make your Agency Fly with Jackie Hermes, CEO at Accelity
In this episode we chat with Jackie Hermes - CEO at Accelity Agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jackie started her entrepreneurial journey with cookies and now owns a successful agency. Apart from being a powerhouse girl boss, she is a mom and also fostered one of her children from foster care in Milwaukee, working toward my pilot’s license and so much more.We chat about:How she started her career (applying for Uber, and applying for a bartending job)Starting an agency while growing her familyWorking smart The...

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s2 Ep28 How to Make it Easy for Your Agency to Manage Client Relationships & Subscriptions with Sunir Shar - AppBind
In this episode we chat with Sunir Shah - CEO at AppBind in Toronto, Canada. AppBind allows you to manage subscriptions on behalf of clients. Automatically track and securely expense all future charges to your client from a single plane of glass.We chat about:How and why Appbind started.Seeing the solution and making it happen How Appbind is making it easy for you as an agency to buy and manage cloud subscriptions to the technical stacks for your clients.The importance of partnerships.Managing partnerships ...

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s2 Ep27 Get Clarity, Get Direction and Eliminate Chaos with Frank Cowell - CEO at Digitopia
In this Episode we chat with Frank Cowell - CEO at DigitopiaFrank has been in the Agency Life game for almost 16 years and shares so many insights to all the valuable business lessons he learned along the way.We chat about:From working for a remote agency to getting back into the office and starting his own business.How he started his agency Real life connections with clientsWhat Digitopia does Forward thinking for your clients Video Marketing Treating Digital like it’s a relationship mechanismThe power of ...

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s2 Ep26 How Hard Work & Heart Work Can Grow your Agency and Personal Life with Darren Leishman from Spitfire inbound
In this episode we chat with Darren Leishman Co-Founder and Managing Director at Spitfire Inbound in Johannesburg.We Chat About:His Career journeyWhat Spitfire Inbound does and offers Embracing the flywheelHow to manage client & agency relationshipsHow to determine a good fit client for your agencyWorking with clients who has a growth mindset The secret of having and holding a client for more than a decade (Passion for the brand, living the brand,Looking for innovationListening to understand rather than res...

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s2 Ep25 How to Successfully Scale Your Agency with Michelle Bourke
In this episode we chat with Michelle Bourke - Founder and CEO Foresight Digital“Along with 14 years experience in digital and marketing leadership and delivery across corporate, small business and scaleups”We chat about:How she started her agency Hiring processDigital Marketing StrategiesScaling successfully Hiring pre-maturely Having clear job descriptions and KPI’sHaving a successful sales processThe power of meditationTips for new agency ownersAnd so much more...

S2 Ep24 You Can Have Scale, or You Can Have Control but You Can't Have Both with Trevor Rappleye
In this episode Clodagh speaks to Trevor Rappleye from CorporateFilming.net and how he fell involve with filming and started his first business at the age of 13. We also chat about:His trials and tips of being a video agency owner. He gives incalculable advice and insight on how you can thrive and scale a video production firmHow you can go the extra mile and do what no one else does. Trevor offers us insight on his personal "vibe" on getting people comfortable behind the camera and growth plans with subscr...

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S2 Ep23 How to Maximise your Agency Utilization in 3 Easy Steps with Marcel Petitpas
In this episode we chat with Marcel Petitpas - Co-founder & CEO at Parakeeto. Marcel is an Agency Profitability Expert and shares his agency journey with us. We chat about:Ups and downs and venturing into the entrepreneur world.How Parakeeto startedCapacity forecasting - when is the right time to employ someoneThe 3 most important numbers that companies should track 1. Capacity2. Utilization 3. Average Billable Rate Advice for Agency OwnersAnd so much more...Parakeeto.com: https://parakeeto.com/Instagram: h...

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S2 Ep23 How to Maximise your Agency Utilization in 3 Easy Steps with Marcel Petitpas
In this episode we chat with Marcel Petitpas - Co-founder & CEO at Parakeeto. Marcel is an Agency Profitability Expert and shares his agency journey with us. We chat about:Ups and downs and venturing into the entrepreneur world.How Parakeeto startedCapacity forecasting - when is the right time to employ someoneThe 3 most important numbers that companies should track 1. Capacity2. Utilization 3. Average Billable Rate Advice for Agency OwnersAnd so much more...Parakeeto.com: https://parakeeto.com/Instagram: h...

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S1 Ep22 How I Generated 3.5 Billion Monthly Social Views & 10m Social Media Network Faiz Imran - Founder at Fismma
In our 22nd episode of Agency Life we chat with a young entrepreneur Faiz Imran who is pioneering the digital world. At a very young age Faiz understood how to sell what people want, and how to make money from it. Listen to the full episode to hear what he reveals about himself.We also chat about:How he started his own businessLeveraging business opportunities10m social media network - 3.5 billion monthly viewsWorking more on the business and less in the businessHow to grow from 5 figures to 6 figures using...

S2 Ep21 The Reality of Running an Agency and Being a Female Entrepreneur
In this episode we sit down with Beth Trejo - CEO & Founder of Chatterkick, a social media agency in Sioux City, US. We chat about:How she started her Agency Being a female entrepreneurStarting a business and growing a familyGrowing pains of running an agencyReality of running an agencyBringing on a bad fit clientSocial Media software And so much more...

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S2 Ep20 Attract, Engage & Delight Rockstar Employees to your Agency
Clodagh was a key speaker at the Digital Agency Expo that took place in New York earlier this month. She spoke about one of her favourite topics “Attract, Engage & Delight Rock Star Employees to your Agency” and it is now available as a podcast! She covers:A 12 step process on how to attract good talent to your agency.Why your vision and values are important to your websiteHow and why your social media will attract great people Why you should always be hiringYour Interview processTeam Culture FitHow to prep...

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S2 Ep19 Not a recap of Inbound 19 - Instead what to focus on for the 70 days of 2019 in your agency
There are 70 business days left in 2019! Does that scare or excite you?We've created a Digital Agency Re-energiser Blueprint that will help you make the most of 2019 and start off 2020 with a bang. In this episode Clodagh chats about:Having new ideas for your agency and how you should implement it The revenue in your pipeline and the sales in your pipelineEvaluating your teams happinessWalkthrough of each key pillar (Agency People, Strategy, Growth, services, Sales and Marketing) and and how to action it in...

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S2 Ep2 Clodagh's Inbound 19 Recommendations for Digital Agency Owners
With INBOUND 19 only a few days away, Clodagh chats about the talks she's looking forward to attending, she shares her tips and advice on making the most out of the event, key themes that will be covered, how to get in touch with her and so much more.Key themes: PeopleVideoContentAI & ChatSalesServices Integrations & Future AgencyRead her blog to make notes of the key themes and talks that she chats about....

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S2 Ep1 How to Grow Your Agency by Following Your Gut with Charles McKay - Synx
Welcome to Season 2 of our Agency Life Podcast with Charles McKay from Synx.We loved chatting with Charles and spoke about the following:His background and how he grew his agency to HubSpot Double Diamond status.Charles’s Methodology on Less is More - Going to the core problem and simplifying it. How outsourcing partners are beneficial to their agency.Why trusting your gut is important as an agency ownerWorking smarter not harder - where to remove risk.AI and data in today’s worldWhat consolidation looks li...

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S1 Ep16 Agency Culture Code with Clodagh S. Higgins - Growit Group
In our 16th episode, Clodagh sits down and chats about something she's very passionate about the "Agency Culture Code". She explains what culture is, why it's important and how to implement it.Clodagh also gives tips on her experiences working with people and her 6 key step guide on creating the culture your agency and employees deserve....

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S1 EP15 Interns Rock at New Breed
In our 15th episode of Agency Life we chatted with Amanda Nielsen from New Breed in Burlington, Vermont about her journey from being an intern to Strategic Partnerships Manager which seems to be quite a trend as the Owner and CEO Patrick started his career as an intern at New Breed and now owns the agency.We chat about:Conversational marketingHow the tools you use can benefit your agencyThe importance of customer retentionHaving an ideal customer personaWhy branding is important Culture in your agencyGrowin...

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S1 Ep14 How to Intuitively Grow your Agency with Mike Skeehan - Salted Stone
In our 14th episode of Agency Life we chatted with Mike Skeehan from Salted Stone on growing your business by actively following your intuition.Mike talks about:Going global with his agency Creating a culture code Starting an agency and the challenges he overcameCoincidences that led him to where he is todayFollowing your gut and using your intuition to make decisionsWorking RemotelyExpanding to EuropeAnd so much more......

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S1 Ep 13 Creating an Agency You Love is Possible with Angela Hill, Incitrio
In our 13th episode of Agency Life, we chat with Angela Hill, Founder & CEO at Incitrio about creating an agency you love. Angela's life mantra to make an "Impact" both personally and professionally has led her to run an agency she can be proud of. Angela's main focus was finding the perfect work, life balance.We also chat about:- Looking at problems in the agency differently - Overcoming obstacles- How to build a business that aligns with your personal life- and much more......

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S1 EP 12 How to get the most out of HubSpot by thinking differently with Resa Gooding Cacao Media
We are very excited to share our 12th Episode of Agency Life, where Clodagh chatted with Resa Gooding Co-founder & CMO at Cacao Media Marketing Agency based in Isreal and all-around powerhouse!From the Caribbean to Israel, and statistics to marketing. Resa takes us on a journey of how she transformed hardships into victory. In this episode, it becomes quite evident that Resa's perspective on business and life has led her to rise up and claim her spot in the agency world.We chat about:The value of using HubS...

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S1 EP 11 Change is certain, Is your digital agency prepared?
We are SO delighted to share our 11th episode of Agency Life with you!We recently chatted with Boyd Wason from Done By Friday in New Zealand about change in the agency world. Boyd and his wife Sonia Slattery were standing around their kitchen table more than 10 years ago and the idea sparked to start their own agency. The rest, well... is history.Boyd shared valuable advice that he learned over the years and we look forward to sharing them with you. We spoke about:1. How to Manage change in your Digital Age...

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S1 EP 10 Before... During & After a Merger with Kathleen Booth from IMPACT
"What if you merge your agency and it's one of the best business decisions you've made? Well... it is possible and Kathleen Booth from IMPACT is here to share with us the before, during, and after a merger process.Mergers and acquisitions are becoming more and more popular.As an agency owner... now, more than ever, it's time to gear yourself as you could be approached and it's important to be prepared.In this episode we chat about:- Kathleen's background in the agency world.- How to fire fast as an Agency O...

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S1 Ep9 Cindy Hudson Fusion
This is our 9th episode of Agency Life and we spoke with Cindy Penchina - the fearless leader, President & CEO of Hudson Fusion. Cindy founded Hudson Fusion in 1996, before Google was even a thing. She takes us on her agency journey about adapting with the times, being agile, managing partnerships in business and overcoming mistakes....

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S1 Ep9 Cindy Hudson Fusion
This is our 9th episode of Agency Life and we spoke with Cindy Penchina - the fearless leader, President & CEO of Hudson Fusion. Cindy founded Hudson Fusion in 1996, before Google was even a thing. She takes us on her agency journey about adapting with the times, being agile, managing partnerships in business and overcoming mistakes....

S1 Ep8 Meghan HQdigital
We are so happy to chat with our first female Digital Agency Owner - Meghan from HQdigital. In this episode, we chat about: Marketing for a marketing agency What kept their agency goingRecent successesThe power of video Embracing feeling uncomfortableManaging client relationshipsWhat keeps her goingHealthy working habitsRunning an agency as a married coupleand so much more....

S1 Ep8 Meghan HQdigital
We are so happy to chat with our first female Digital Agency Owner - Meghan from HQdigital. In this episode, we chat about: Marketing for a marketing agency What kept their agency goingRecent successesThe power of video Embracing feeling uncomfortableManaging client relationshipsWhat keeps her goingHealthy working habitsRunning an agency as a married coupleand so much more....


S1 Ep8 Meghan HQdigital
We are so happy to chat with our first female Digital Agency Owner - Meghan from HQdigital. In this episode, we chat about: Marketing for a marketing agency What kept their agency goingRecent successesThe power of video Embracing feeling uncomfortableManaging client relationshipsWhat keeps her goingHealthy working habitsRunning an agency as a married coupleand so much more....

S1 Ep7 Greg Concentrate NZ
In this episode, we chatted with Greg Williamson from Concentrate in New Zealand about running an agency, having a good relationship with your partner and team. Using EOS®  & Traction Tools, business processes, tools for better production, living a balanced life, and so much more. You do not want to miss this!...

S1 Ep6 Mergers & Acquisitions with Clodagh
Following up from a phone call that Clodagh had recently with an agency that approached them to buy them. She took some notes and this mini-podcast is sharing some tips for agency owners that are considering a merger or acquisition,...


S1 Ep5 Eric Pratt Revenue River
In this episode, we chat with Eric Pratt from Revenue River. We chat about 'The Death of Inbound", the change in the market space, what Revenue Rover is about, and so much more....

S1 Ep4 Remington Begg Impulse Creative
A few weeks back we chatted with Remington Begg from Impulse Creative about topics from agency life, running an agency as a couple, managing people, and so much more....

S1 Ep3 Martin Broadhurst Agency Life
"That's agency life. You are constantly evolving, there are new opportunities coming out all the time and you have to evolve".In this episode, we talked about using various topics around the agency life, using EOS, the power of good work relationships, taking time off and so much more.Martin Broadhurst UK...


S1 Ep2 Rich Wood Six & Flow Agency Life
“We have built a 'team first agency' - centered around core values"In this episode we talked about the importance of reading and learning to keep you sharp in your agency, hiring a salesperson as soon as possible and how to make the right noise for your agency.Rich Wood is from Six & Flow Diamond HubSpot Agency Partner in Manchester, UK....

S1 Ep1 IDS Agency Ranya & Izzy Agency Life
"The best partnerships are when you're really building something together"  Izzy, IDS Agency On this episode Ranya & Izzy share their 13 year story about ids.agency from a base in Chile to having a team around the world. We talked about the challenges of not speaking the local language, how they create team culture when they have workings in more than 4 other countries and tips on how they manage a successful agency and have a happy marriage.(we may have said the f word when we were talking about the amazin...