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RevThink consultant to #agency, #studio and #productioncompany firms. Impossible Pictures founder, sharing all my secrets. 'Creative is easy. Business is hard.'

RevThink consultant to #agency, #studio and #productioncompany firms. Impossible Pictures founder, sharing all my secrets. 'Creative is easy. Business is hard.'
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RevThink consultant to #agency, #studio and #productioncompany firms. Impossible Pictures founder, sharing all my secrets. 'Creative is easy. Business is hard.'






Ep 040 Jordan Brady & Joel Pilger - Filmmakers Need to be Creative Entrepreneurs

In this 40th episode of the RevThinking podcast, RevThink’s Joel Pilger sits down with Jordan Brady to have a conversation on the idea that filmmakers need to be creative entrepreneurs. In this candid interview, Jordan picks Joel’s brain as they discuss a variety of topics ranging from mastering vs hiring expertise, PromaxBDA Creative Entrepreneurs, how JUMPSTART propels up-and-coming studios, the Three P’s, and more. For those of you who don’t know Jordan Brady, he is a filmmaker and...


Ep 039 Michael Waldron at Nickelodeon - The Nonstop Network TV Pivot

In this episode of the RevThinking podcast, Joel Pilger talks with Michael Waldron – senior VP and creative director of art and design at Nickelodeon. Get ready to walk a mile in the shoes of a busy TV exec. You might think that someone like this just works with vendors, and the vendors do all the hard work. Michael will give you a perspective you don’t normally hear – your clients don’t normally sit down and really tell you what their world is really like and just how crazy, how nutty,...


Ep 038 George Olver Movidiam

In this episode of the RevThinking podcast, Tim Thompson and Joel Pilger talk with George Olver, co-founder of Movidium. If you haven't heard of Movidium, get ready to. It is the creative network that allows brands, agencies, and filmmakers across the globe to connect, collaborate, and create incredible films.


Ep 037 Profile of the Creative Entrepreneur: Josh Norton at Bigstar

In this next episode in our Profiles of the Creative Entrepreneur series, we interview Josh Norton, owner and ECD at the NYC-based motion design studio Bigstar. In this series we are interviewing inspiring creative entrepreneurs to learn about their journey navigating the intersection of creativity and business.


Ep 036 Gareb Shamus - Profile Of A Creative Entrepreneur

In this first episode in the new series, “profiles of a creative firm” we take a look at Ace Comic-con CEO, investor, and fine artist Gareb Shamus. He shares with us his journey, his passions, and his varied interests from business to the arts.


Ep 034 David Meltzer - Compassionate Capitalism part 1

This is part 1 of a conversation with David Meltzer, Co-Founder and CEO at Sports1Marketing. David is an executive, author, and humanitarian best known for his work in the field of sports marketing.[1] He is a featured speaker at conferences, corporate meetings, seminars, and other events along with being featured in The New York Times, Sporting News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. A few weeks ago at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, RevThink's Tim Thompson and Joel Pilger lead a Creative...


COLLIDER Debrief And The 5 Shifts

RevThink consultant debriefs the COLLIDER Conference in Chișinău, Moldova in addition to sharing his thoughts on THE 5 SHIFTS that evolving creative firms must make to reach the next level.


Ep 032 - Joel Pilger & Tim Thompason - Creative Entrepreneurs

This episode of the RevThinking podcast is a departure from the norm because, well, Joel Pilger doesn't have a guest because, today he is the guest. And so is Tim Thompson. What you’re about to hear is the two them being interviewed by Paige Albiniak on the PromaxBDA DailyBrief podcast… on the topic of Creative Entrepreneurs and their upcoming conference “Bulletproofing Profits” on October 27th at Terranea resort in Los Angeles.


Ep 031 PromaxBDA Roundtable

In our first annual PromaxBDA Roundtable Podcast, Tim Thompson and Joel Pilger have a conversation with five amazing guests: Alberto Scirocco, Josh Norton, PJ Richardson, Lorey Zlotnick and Patalia Tate. Back in June in Los Angeles at the Conference, Tim and Joel thought it would be really great to take advantage of everyone being in one place at one time during the year and grab a few of their RevThink clients and create a round-table conversation So they brought together the owners of...


Ep 029 Patrick Jager - Getting Into Content Development

Patrick Jager is a content consultant at RevThink. In this episode, Joel Pilger and Patrick talk about getting into Content development. Patrick has been in the content game for decades and shares his thoughts on how the marketplace is shifting and what that means for small studios looking at getting into content development.


Ep 027 Caitlin Hornshaw and Ashley Tolusic - Awards

Caitlin Hornshaw and Ashley Tolusic from Brave Dog join the show to discuss awards. Brave Dog is a company that specializes in helping companies navigate the awards process. On the RevThinking podcast, RevThink's Joel Pilger interviews Caitlin and Ashley to hear how companies can not only gain a better chance at winning awards but also how to leverage them for repeat business.


Ep 026 Steve Kazanjian - Creative Entrepreneurs at PromaxBDA

Steve Kazanjian is President & CEO at PromaxBDA, the global community of marketers and creatives in the media & entertainment industry. In this episode, Joel Pilger interviews Steve for his perspective on the association's history and evolution through the years. Steve also shares his heart for the creative agencies and the association's partnership with RevThink to form the Creative Entrepreneurs program.


Ep 026 Ryan Bramwell At Spillt - Seasons of the Creative Firm

The first of a series, this podcast explores the Seasons of the Creative Firm with special guest Ryan Bramwell at motion design agency Spillt. In this first episode, we celebrate Spillt's 10th year anniversary and gain insight into the Seasons based on Ryan's perspectives on launching his firm, growing it through the years, and the tough decisions he has made along the way.


Ep 024 Creative Entrepreneurs Conference On Marketing And Positioning

Ep 024 Creative Entrepreneurs Conference On Marketing And Positioning by Joel Pilger


Ep 023 Tim Thompson - The Production Report

Continuing our series "The Six Reports Every Studio Should Be Running," Joel Pilger interviews Tim Thompson about The Production Report. What does a weekly production report – and corresponding meeting – look like at a motion design and/or production studio? The conversation also gets into the critical role that Production – and Producers – play inside every one of our creative firms.


Ep 016 Tim Thompson - The 6 Reports - Sales

Tim Thompson and Joel Pilger discuss how these 6 Reports – if run weekly – help studios large and small solve issues proactively. They key is to create tools that are so easy that you always have accurate information, thereby providing you with time to implement solutions before problems get out of control.

Ep 014 Joel Pilger - Why Small Studios Struggle

Running a small (well below $1 million in annual revenue) studio is utterly exhausting. But there are two key habits proven to consistently move small firms forward. In this episode, RevThink consultant Joel Pilger discusses the hardships facing small production companies and motion design studios, and how they can grow into the next season.

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