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Creative spin is hosted by Jamie Iria, graphic designer for over 20 years, owner of the digital media studio Creative 7 Inc, and social media & tech enthusiast. Co-hosted by his wife Ana Fernandes-Iria, teacher, author, and bookworm by nature, Creative Spin brings you a weekly view of the real life experiences of owning a business, having two kids and a dog, and being able to balance it all. Aside from their own experiences, they will be sharing candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists and any creative mind. Always with a Creative Spin! ;)

Creative spin is hosted by Jamie Iria, graphic designer for over 20 years, owner of the digital media studio Creative 7 Inc, and social media & tech enthusiast. Co-hosted by his wife Ana Fernandes-Iria, teacher, author, and bookworm by nature, Creative Spin brings you a weekly view of the real life experiences of owning a business, having two kids and a dog, and being able to balance it all. Aside from their own experiences, they will be sharing candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists and any creative mind. Always with a Creative Spin! ;)
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United States

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Creative spin is hosted by Jamie Iria, graphic designer for over 20 years, owner of the digital media studio Creative 7 Inc, and social media & tech enthusiast. Co-hosted by his wife Ana Fernandes-Iria, teacher, author, and bookworm by nature, Creative Spin brings you a weekly view of the real life experiences of owning a business, having two kids and a dog, and being able to balance it all. Aside from their own experiences, they will be sharing candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists and any creative mind. Always with a Creative Spin! ;)

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English

Contact:

416-531-7508


Episodes

The right time to START YOUR BUSINESS

7/23/2019
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People who are thinking or planning to start their business often wonder if there is a right time to start or if there is a guide to follow. That’s the theme for this episode of the Creative Spin Podcast. After getting some of these questions on social media, Jamie decided to do a podcast based on his experience of 20 years as an entrepreneur. Joined by Ana on this episode, Jamie has a few tips to share with his audience. =========== Show sponsor: =========== Workplace One - a company...

Duration:00:21:38

Social Media ADDICTION

7/16/2019
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When there is an unexpected “blackout” on one or several social media platforms, how do we react? On this episode of the Creative Spin Podcast, Jamie and Ana talk about how dependant people are on social media - and how some experts already consider it as an addiction. Why do (some) people panic in these situations? What happens to the so-called influencers when these issues show up? Show sponsor: =========== Workplace One - a company offering boutique private offices, co-working spaces,...

Duration:00:34:22

BOOM! The rhythm of BUSINESS

7/9/2019
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Jamie’s guest on this episode of the Creative Spin Podcast is Paul Houle, president and founder of Boom! The Power of Rhythm. From wanting to be a rock star to being a symphony musician, Paul discovered very early in his life - while still a music student in university - he could do what he’s passionate about , while building community. It was this sense of being exposed to African drumming and the importance of community building in the “drumming culture” that led him to found Boom! The...

Duration:00:28:49

TIPS for Creative Podcasts

7/2/2019
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It seems like this adventure has just began - and it truly has - but this is already episode #20. On this episode, Jamie chats with the team - Ana and Colin - about the past 20 episodes. Find out what they have to say about this experience, what they have learned, and the plans they have going forward. ============ Show sponsor: ============ Workplace One - a company offering boutique private offices, co-working spaces, virtual office solutions, and meeting rooms. Amazing spaces in the best...

Duration:00:28:27

How to stay CREATIVE in your side HUSTLE

6/25/2019
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What defines an artist? Looking at the world around you, taking in every form of inspiration that comes to you. When you are passionate about it, art combined with hard work will make you successful. On this episode of the Creative Spin Podcast, we talk to Casey Shea, a designer & artist, who has done exactly that: his incredible art has also become his side business. Horror movies have been a huge part of the inspiration he gets for his pieces, doing pet portraits on the scratch board as...

Duration:00:29:22

Creating LEADERS not followers

6/18/2019
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“My legacy is to impact and create other leaders, not followers” - Mihai Raducanu On this episode of the podcast, Jamie talks to Mihai Raducanu, a global entrepreneur, inspirational and educational speaker, professor and an international basketball trainer. Born and raised in Romania, Mihai moved to Canada at the age of 15 and found in basketball a way to integrate himself in the Canadian society and to learn English. The path he walked to be where he is now is an inspirational one. His...

Duration:00:44:35

BIG marketing strategies

6/12/2019
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On this episode we talked about: strategies for successful business Giorgio Taverniti has been the proud owner of Frank’s Pizza House, in Toronto, since 1992. He is our guest on this episode of the Creative Spin podcast. Giorgio talks to Jamie about the marketing strategies from the early days to what is done now. As a social media enthusiast, Giorgio has kept himself on top of the trends and has grown his business through campaigns and interesting challenges. Being creative and standing out...

Duration:00:21:48

How to make your business stand out

6/4/2019
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Don’t see a crowded space as a negative starting point for a business. See it as a challenge to stand out with great branding and marketing. Fade Room is a barber shop owned by Claudio Ferreira who does all of the above extremely well. And guess what? They are standing out from the crowd. On this episode, we sat down on some really nice vintage chairs and had a chat with Claudio about his business and his passion for such a traditional trade. - - - - - - - - More about Faderoom: YouTube:...

Duration:00:23:43

#15: Top reasons why VIDEO MARKETING is a must in BUSINESS

5/28/2019
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On this episode we talked about: How powerful of a tool video is for any brand. Video is going strong on its onward march as the “go to” for content marketing. So, are business taking full advantage of this powerful tool? Is video right there at the top of their content creation and distribution marketing plan. Jamie and Ana talk about the top 10 reasons why everyone in business should be considering video as the “must” have to create visibility, engagement and to spread the word… find out...

Duration:00:24:37

#14: GoT & Starbucks Marketing Mayhem

5/21/2019
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How GOT taught us a priceless marketing lesson! The now famous, over debated Game of Thrones’ coffee cup did much more than just advertise Starbucks. Businesses and entrepreneurs were taught a priceless marketing lesson. This is the topic on today’s podcast where Jamie and Ana use this popular story to talk about the importance of marketing in business. What made people identify a cup of coffee with Starbucks when it wasn’t even from Starbucks? Find out the secret behind successful marketing...

Duration:00:31:39

#13: Time Management

5/14/2019
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In this episode we talked about: Staying organized and sane After posting a video about (another) new adventure, based on an old passion - drawing - Jamie had a comment on social media that was really a question: how can you do everything you do and keep sane and organized? Truth is, in this journey of 14 years as a creative director and CEO of Creative 7, Jamie has gone, just like every entrepreneur out there, through a roller coast of challenges. The trick is to see things from different...

Duration:00:26:54

#12: OMG! No more LIKES on INSTAGRAM

5/7/2019
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Will we still like Instagram if we don’t know who likes what? Is LinkedIn the best social media platform for business and professionals? On this episode, Jamie chats with Ana about Instagram’s new feature of not allowing people to see who likes other posts. They also go over the importance of LinkedIn for business and professionals and the reasons why you should treat it differently from Facebook and Instagram. Overall, how you should maximize your time to effectively have a successful...

Duration:00:23:42

#11: Why & how to podcast

4/24/2019
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In this episode we talked about: Podcasting We started by asking the simple question of: Should you have a podcast? If your answer was yes, then you’ll like to hear what was discussed regarding what you need to get started today! On this episode we also tackled how we’ve created a “on the go” podcasting solution for ourselves and our clients.

Duration:00:25:51

#10: Social Media Misconceptions

4/4/2019
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In this show we talked about some of the misconceptions of social media. How some clients have unrealistic expectations about the results in social media, how important it is to have a good presence online. We also tackled how to keep an open conversation with clients and how important it is for a business to have a good relationship with the social media team.

Duration:00:23:24

#9: Living a creative life as an actor

4/4/2019
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On this episode of the Creative Spin Podcast, Jamie talks to Patrick Creery an actor, producer, writer and stand-up comedian who, as a student, was planning to be a lawyer and ended up in drama. Patrick shares with us his insight into the life of an actor who started in theatre, some advice to people who are thinking of pursuing an acting career and his good sense of humour.

Duration:00:28:30

#8: A journey into the Food Business

3/31/2019
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On this episode of the Creative Spin Podcast, we sat down with Frank Bento, owner of Moliceiro Restaurant in Toronto. Moliceiro is a unique restaurant featuring traditional Portuguese cuisine with a special touch. Frank talks about his journey as a business owner, shares tips and reflects on the fact of having spent his childhood in a restaurant his parents owned.

Duration:00:23:37

#7: How to stay creative in business

2/25/2019
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On this episode of the Creative Spin podcast, Jamie and Ana talk about ways one can find to live a creative life in a world full so distractions and obstacles to creativity. If creativity is what makes us feel alive, why are we not investing more time to be creative? Listen to some tips and secrets they share about staying creative.

Duration:00:29:08

#6: In conversation with Paul Tavora, a young entrepreneur

2/16/2019
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On this episode of the Creative Spin Podcast, Jamie speaks to Paul Tavora, a young successful entrepreneur. Paul was brought up in the family business Tavora Foods, that grew from a small grocery store to a chain of supermarkets in Ontario. Paul looks after the store located in Mississauga, which has been open for over a decade and on this podcast we talk about how it all began, how it was to grow up in the family business and we get his take on what it is to be an entrepreneur. Hope you...

Duration:00:20:18

#5: Communication Challenges

2/9/2019
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Nowadays, with so many devices and apps available to us, how do we communicate? Has it become easier or more challenging? Is social media complicating the process and helping you get your message to its destination? On this episode of the Creative Spin, Jamie and Ana talk about communication challenges people - especially business people - face on a day to day basis. Both with different careers, Jamie and Ana bring examples of what they experience daily when it comes to communicating with...

Duration:00:25:19

#4: Tech in Education

2/1/2019
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On this episode of the Creative Spin, Jamie talks to Ana and Adrial, two high school teachers in Toronto, about the integration of technology in today’s classroom and education. Find out what apps they are using in the classroom, how it has changed their ways of teaching and how they predict the future of tech in education.

Duration:00:29:20