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...๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ด. ๐—” ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜

...๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ด. ๐—” ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜

By Chris Simmance

A series where Chris Simmance interviews current and former ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ข๐˜„๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ/๐——๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ to find out what makes them tick, the things that work well for them and what they wish they knew when they started.

This podcast is aimed at those running a Digital Agency or those playing a leading role in oneโ€ฆ.. or anyone wanting to in the future.

- Want to know what makes the best agency owners tick?
- Always battled with an issue you thought only you had?
- Fancy learning from other peopleโ€™s mess-ups?

If you thought yes to any of the above, this podcast is for you!
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Episode 42 - Ethan Golding - Founder Team Hustle

...๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ด. ๐—” ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜Nov 16, 2022

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Episode 55 - Levi McCurdy - Pixel & Hammer

Episode 55 - Levi McCurdy - Pixel & Hammer

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Levi McCurdy, of Pixel & Hammer. Levi shares his journey from taking over the business in 2020, navigating through the pandemic, and the agency's impressive success. They discuss the evolution of technology, the metaverse, and the value of a college education in today's digital landscape. Tune in for an insightful conversation about running a successful digital agency and adapting to the ever-changing world of technology.
Mar 22, 202327:24
Episode 54 - Ulrika Viberg - Founder Unikorn

Episode 54 - Ulrika Viberg - Founder Unikorn

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks to the wonderful Ulrika Viberg who founded Unikorn in Sweden. We discuss building a real culture, building a team and getting support when needed and building buffers in the agency.
Mar 08, 202325:53
Episode 53 - Jared Miller - That Funny Agency

Episode 53 - Jared Miller - That Funny Agency

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Jared Miller, the founder of "That Funny Agency". Jarred shares how the agency got its name and how they approach creative collaboration with an egalitarian mindset. He also talks about their data-driven approach to ROI and how they prioritize their team's personal lives. You'll hear how their team's diverse backgrounds in the arts, including improv training, help them think collaboratively. Listen in to hear more about their unique approach to agency work and how they measure success.
Feb 22, 202326:28
Episode 52 - Luke Sherran - MD Falkon Digital

Episode 52 - Luke Sherran - MD Falkon Digital

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with the other half of the awesome Falkon Digital team, Luke Sherran. We talk lessons, working with your spouse (in a good way) and how it all began.
Feb 15, 202327:14
Episode 51 - Adam Sinkus - A Purpose Partnership

Episode 51 - Adam Sinkus - A Purpose Partnership

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks to Adam Sinkus, Managing Partner of A Purpose Partnership. We talk about 'breaking' the agency model, not chasing clients but picking them properly and building a 'people-first' mindset when it comes to clients and team members.
Feb 08, 202317:33
Episode 49 - Anita Pace - MD Pace Communications

Episode 49 - Anita Pace - MD Pace Communications

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks to the awesome Anita Pace, MD, at Pace Communications. We talk about 7 years of success and everything that comes with it. Anita reflects on merging with another agency in a well-timed M&A process where cultures matched perfectly.
Feb 07, 202318:58
Episode 50 - Matt Daley - Co-Founder Circulate Digital

Episode 50 - Matt Daley - Co-Founder Circulate Digital

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Matt Daley, who Co-founded Circulate Digital nearly 8 years ago with his brother Danny. We discuss lead generation, leadership, and future planning in an ever-changing sector. We also discuss the need for clear structures in teams and at leadership levels.
Jan 25, 202322:08
Episode 48 - Mike Essex - Founder Devise Marketing

Episode 48 - Mike Essex - Founder Devise Marketing

Join Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach and his guest Mike Essex, founder of Devise Marketing, as they discuss the ins and outs of running a two-person marketing agency. Smashing out the results with strategy, SEO, PPC, and content, and large scale experience working with large companies like Checkatrade and Hampshire's Top Attractions.
Jan 12, 202325:31
Episode 47 - Charlie Clark - MD Minty Digital

Episode 47 - Charlie Clark - MD Minty Digital

On today's podcast episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, sits down with Charlie Clark, the MD at Minty Digital, a marketing agency based in Barcelona specialising in technical SEO, content marketing, and digital PR internationally. Charlie shares the story of how he ended up running a successful agency in Barcelona and talks about the importance of quality over speed when it comes to hiring.
Jan 04, 202318:15
Episode 46 -Tom Etherington - MD Evolved Search

Episode 46 -Tom Etherington - MD Evolved Search

In today's episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Tom Etherington, the MD of Evolved Search, a performance marketing agency based in Newcastle, UK. Tom discusses his role as the agency's MD and how he has helped grow the business over the last five years. He also talks about the challenges of running an agency and managing a team of nearly 60 people, as well as balancing work with his newborn child.
Dec 14, 202228:28
Episode 45 - Jim Hawker - Co-Founder Threepipe Reply

Episode 45 - Jim Hawker - Co-Founder Threepipe Reply

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Jim Hawker, the co-founder of Threepipe. Jim discusses his experience running the agency for the last 10 years and how he has managed to make strategic acquisitions that have helped the agency grow, as well as how investing in technology has given clients a competitive edge in the market.
Dec 07, 202221:50
Episode 44 - Sherrie Emery - Founder Glowbright Marketing

Episode 44 - Sherrie Emery - Founder Glowbright Marketing

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Sherrie Emery, who founded Glowbright Marketing, a super niched marketing agency on a mission to support an entire sector. With brilliant results following the pandemic, Sherrie and her team juggle the pick'n'mix nature of the business with a big smile and attention to detail.
Nov 30, 202225:56
Episode 43 - Darren Jamieson - Founder Engage Web

Episode 43 - Darren Jamieson - Founder Engage Web

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Darren Jamieson, who founded Engage Web. Starting back in 2009, delivering content for digital agencies and growing hugely since there. We talk franchise, web and serendipity of how some awesome deals can come through.
Nov 23, 202223:48
Episode 42 - Ethan Golding - Founder Team Hustle

Episode 42 - Ethan Golding - Founder Team Hustle

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with the always-hustling Ethan Golding, who co-founded Team Hustle. We talk about approach, working in new media formats like TikTok and all the fun that comes with it.
Nov 16, 202218:55
Episode 41 - Em Glover - Founder Victress Digital

Episode 41 - Em Glover - Founder Victress Digital

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Em Glover who founded Victress Digital. We talk about organic growth, making an opportunity to go global out of a global crisis. Also learning to say no to the right things, and listening to gut feeling for success for the best results.
Nov 09, 202224:37
Episode 40 - Martijn Hoving - Founder Onder

Episode 40 - Martijn Hoving - Founder Onder

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Martijn Hoving who founded Onder 2 years ago. With aims to be the best SEO agency in the Netherlands, with brilliant growth having focused purely on SEO. A must-listen for anyone deciding about niching into a specialism.
Nov 02, 202218:39
Episode 39 - Sean O'Meara - MD Essential Content

Episode 39 - Sean O'Meara - MD Essential Content

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Sean O'Meara who is the Founder and MD of Essential Content. We speak about agency growth, speed and balancing that against any fears of failure. Taking yourself seriously and seeing the true potential in yourself and your team is key.
Oct 26, 202221:38
Episode 38 - Sadie Sherran - Co-founder Falkon Digital

Episode 38 - Sadie Sherran - Co-founder Falkon Digital

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks to Sadie Sherran, who co-founded Falkon Digital. We talk about the agency's start, growth and change over the years. This is one not to be missed!
Oct 19, 202221:34
Episode 37 - Simon Morton - Founder Eyeful Presentations

Episode 37 - Simon Morton - Founder Eyeful Presentations

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Simon Morton, who Founded Eyeful Presentations. We speak holding on, in a good way, to the naivety in agency land and success in creating a 30+ person business that means his leaders can lead the company.
Oct 12, 202225:47
Episode 36 - Anna Morrish - Founder Quibble Content

Episode 36 - Anna Morrish - Founder Quibble Content

In this Episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach speaks to the awesome Anna Morrish who founded Quibble Content more than 5 years ago. We talk speed of growth, keeping culture right and many more great things.
Oct 05, 202220:31
Episode 35 - Mat Bennett - Agency Founder & OMG Center Coach

Episode 35 - Mat Bennett - Agency Founder & OMG Center Coach

In this Episode, Chris Simmance of The OMG Center, speaks with Mat Bennett. Mat built, ran and eventually exited a Digital Agency after several years in the driving seat. Heโ€™s now a Coach and Mentor to Digital Agency leaders.
Sep 28, 202229:19
Episode 34 - Bibi Raven - MD Bibi Buzz

Episode 34 - Bibi Raven - MD Bibi Buzz

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach speaks with the AWESOME Bibi, MD at Bibi Buzz. We talk about not just saying yes to all projects and managing expectations!
Sep 14, 202223:13
Episode 33 - Andy Headington - MD Adido

Episode 33 - Andy Headington - MD Adido

Andy Headington, MD of Adido talks with Chris, The Agency Coach about all things growth with a โ€œCash is Kingโ€ mindset.
Sep 07, 202223:50
Episode 32 - Samuel Hurley - Co-founder Novus

Episode 32 - Samuel Hurley - Co-founder Novus

Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks with Samuel Hurley about co-founding a fast growth, award winning agency in the last 3 years.
Aug 31, 202221:31
Episode 31 - Ramรณn Rautenstrauch โ€“ Impossible SEO

Episode 31 - Ramรณn Rautenstrauch โ€“ Impossible SEO

In this episode, Chris Simmance The Agency Coach speaks to a true Digital Agency OG Ramรณn Rautenstrauch, MD of Impossible SEO. We talk all things longevity and value.
Aug 24, 202221:42
Episode 30 - Daniel Bianchini - Co-Founder of Common Ground

Episode 30 - Daniel Bianchini - Co-Founder of Common Ground

Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach talks with the awesome Daniel Bianchini, Co-Founder of Common Ground. Chris and Daniel talk Frameworks, making clients love you and managing Agency Cash Flow.
Aug 18, 202222:49
Episode 29 โ€“ Rob Illidge โ€“ MD Social Republic

Episode 29 โ€“ Rob Illidge โ€“ MD Social Republic

Chris speaks to Rob, who was there at the birth of Facebook and has made a life running his Digital Agency, Social Republic. We talk about the speed of growth and balancing that with building something special along the way.
Aug 10, 202229:06
Episode 28 - Clair Heaviside - Co-Founder Serotonin

Episode 28 - Clair Heaviside - Co-Founder Serotonin

Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks to the wonderful Clair Heaviside, co-founder of Serotonin. A fast-growing agency based in the awesome city of Manchester.
Aug 03, 202222:40
Episode 27 - David Ingram - Founder Bring Digital

Episode 27 - David Ingram - Founder Bring Digital

Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks with David Ingram, CEO of Bring Digital, based in Manchester. They discuss building an agency over 10 years and a recent decision to specialise in a niche
Jul 27, 202225:31
Episode 26 โ€“ Rob Twells โ€“ Co-Founder The Digital Maze

Episode 26 โ€“ Rob Twells โ€“ Co-Founder The Digital Maze

Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Rob Twells, Co-Founder of The Digital Maze, about growing through a Merger and Acquisition through a pandemic with great success.
Jul 20, 202224:08
Episode 25 โ€“ Geoff Griffiths โ€“ CEO Builtvisible

Episode 25 โ€“ Geoff Griffiths โ€“ CEO Builtvisible

Chris Simmance The Agency Coach, talks to Geoff Griffiths, MD of BuiltVisible about running a specialist agency, having taken the helm from the company's founder several years ago.
Jul 13, 202230:01
Episode 24 - Alan Silvestri - Founder Growth Gorilla

Episode 24 - Alan Silvestri - Founder Growth Gorilla

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, speaks with Alan Silvestri, Founder of Growth Gorilla about niching down & growing a content agency, with all the fun that goes with it.
Jul 06, 202221:47
Episode 23 - Duray and Fabio - Co-Founders Viaduct Generation

Episode 23 - Duray and Fabio - Co-Founders Viaduct Generation

In this episode, Chris Simmance The Agency Coach has the pleasure of doing the first co-founder's episode and talks to Duray and Fabio from Viaduct Generation about their fast-paced, purposeful agency growth.
Jun 29, 202231:39
Episode 22 โ€“ Charli Hunt โ€“ MD Proof Content

Episode 22 โ€“ Charli Hunt โ€“ MD Proof Content

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach speaks with Charli Hunt, MD of Proof Content about juggling 150 freelancers to produce incredible content for her clients over nine great years...and a pandemic.
Jun 22, 202224:29
Episode 21 - Stephanie Fisher - MD Hello Earth Agency

Episode 21 - Stephanie Fisher - MD Hello Earth Agency

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach speaks with Stephanie Fisher, MD of Hello Earth Agency about working as a purpose-driven performance marketing agency, focusing on clients who want to affect meaningful change in the world.ย 
Jun 15, 202221:20
Episode 20 - Jon Payne - Co-Founder Noisy Little Monkey

Episode 20 - Jon Payne - Co-Founder Noisy Little Monkey

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach speaks with Jon Payne of Noisy Little Monkey about punching laptops, not people and the key lessons learned in running a successful agency.
Jun 08, 202226:23
Episode 19 - Andy Chadwick - Co-Founder Snippet Digital

Episode 19 - Andy Chadwick - Co-Founder Snippet Digital

Andy, Co-founder of Snippet Digital talks to Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach about ensuring value is balanced with building the right systems and processes as well as running a successful SaaS business.
Jun 01, 202225:60
Episode 18 - Becky Simms - CEO Reflect Digital

Episode 18 - Becky Simms - CEO Reflect Digital

In this episode, Chris Simmance The Agency Coach talks to the lovely Becky Simms, Founder of Reflect Digital. What do they Reflect on? Listen and see...
May 25, 202221:36
Episode 17 - Dani Peleva - Founder Franchise Fame

Episode 17 - Dani Peleva - Founder Franchise Fame

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Dani about niching down and mastering your services for the right audience. Founder of a global franchise marketing business.ย 
May 18, 202219:10
Episode 16 - Jaye Cowle - MD Launch Online

Episode 16 - Jaye Cowle - MD Launch Online

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Jaye from Launch Online talks about great growth over the last 10 years, diversity in the sector and knowing how to lead a growing team.
May 10, 202225:05
Episode 15 - Krystian Szastok - Founder Robot Zebra

Episode 15 - Krystian Szastok - Founder Robot Zebra

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Krystian MD at RobotZebra and we discuss growing from Freelance to Agency and how that was done. Faster or slower, what is the key?
May 04, 202223:05
Episode 14 - Gareth Hoyle - MD Marketing Signals

Episode 14 - Gareth Hoyle - MD Marketing Signals

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Gareth about resilience in the face of a changing industry and learning to lead a continually growing digital agency, with great successes!
Apr 27, 202227:09
Episode 13 โ€“ Eve Gaut โ€“ Parrot PR & Marketing

Episode 13 โ€“ Eve Gaut โ€“ Parrot PR & Marketing

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Eve Gaut all about running her agency Parrot PR and Marketing over the last 5 years with all its ups and downs as well as the things she's learned along the way that have made the agency so great!
Apr 20, 202217:55
Episode 12 - Andrew Bloch - Co-Founder Kaomi

Episode 12 - Andrew Bloch - Co-Founder Kaomi

In this episode Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Andrew Bloch, co-founder of Kaomi in South Africa talks about mistakes that worked well for him as well as times he needed advice and support, for him and the team.
Apr 13, 202224:01
The Live Event in Brighton - The Tempest Inn

The Live Event in Brighton - The Tempest Inn

Three epic Agency Leaders join Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach on stage at The Tempest Inn on Brighton Seafront to a double capacity audience. Lots discussed and lots of laughs throughout.
Apr 11, 202234:16
Episode 11 - Carrie Rose - CEO Rise at Seven

Episode 11 - Carrie Rose - CEO Rise at Seven

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to the lovely Carrie Rose, CEO at Rise at Seven. We discuss the ups and downs of running a high growth, fast-paced agency with all the good and not so good that comes from it!
Apr 06, 202225:57
Episode 10 - Jason Barnard - MD Kalicube

Episode 10 - Jason Barnard - MD Kalicube

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Jason Barnard (The Brand SERP Guy) talks about putting things in the fridge, Blue Dogs and building a digital agency. Mostly about the agency stuff though!
Mar 30, 202226:07
Episode 9 - Lisa Paasche - Founder of Verve Search

Episode 9 - Lisa Paasche - Founder of Verve Search

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to the wonderful Lisa Paasche, recently exited owner and founder of Verve Search and CEO of Ekte Vision. We talk about all things growth, scale and her pivot into mentoring agency owners.ย 
Mar 23, 202230:53
Episode 8 - Steve Hyde - CEO Push

Episode 8 - Steve Hyde - CEO Push

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Steve Hyde, the co-founder and CEO of Push. A London based Paid Media agency with 15 years of success and lessons to talk about. From Hiring right to opening overseas offices and winning coveted awards!
Mar 16, 202224:13
Episode 7 - Harry Sanders - Director Studiohawk

Episode 7 - Harry Sanders - Director Studiohawk

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, goes all the way to Australia to talk to the brilliant Harry Sanders who runs the fast-growing SEO agency Studiohawk. He talks lessons and growth as well as opening a UK office too.
Mar 09, 202227:09
Episode 6 - Cheryl Luzet - CEO Wagada

Episode 6 - Cheryl Luzet - CEO Wagada

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Cheryl and she tells us all about her successes in running Wagada over the last 10 years. She speaks about pushing more, earlier and the importance of good hiring.
Mar 02, 202223:31
Episode 5 - Kevin Gibbons CEO Re:signal

Episode 5 - Kevin Gibbons CEO Re:signal

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Kevin Gibbons, CEO of Re:signal about the last 10+ years at the helm of a fantastic agency. We speak resilience and looking after yourself as well as listening to your teams!
Feb 23, 202230:47
Episode 4 - Hannah Thorpe - MD Verkeer

Episode 4 - Hannah Thorpe - MD Verkeer

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to the brilliant Hannah Thorpe, MD at Verkeer. She gives some valuable advice around knowing how you'll be organised as well as how to be kind to yourself as an agency owner.
Feb 16, 202230:21
Episode 3 - Shane Hodge - MD The Camel Co

Episode 3 - Shane Hodge - MD The Camel Co

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to Shane, the owner and founder of The Camel Co based in The Philipines. He's had an incredible 8 years of experience and shares some of his biggest wins and lessons with you, the audience
Feb 09, 202229:34
Episode 2 - Nichola Stott - MD Erudite

Episode 2 - Nichola Stott - MD Erudite

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks to the amazing Nichola Stott, MD of Erudite. She talks honestly and candidly about her experiences over the last 12 years as an agency owner and founder. Listen and learn from her wealth of experiences.ย 
Feb 02, 202226:39
Episode 1 - Ross Tavendale - MD Type-A Media

Episode 1 - Ross Tavendale - MD Type-A Media

Our first episode features Ross Tavendale of Type-A Media fame. Chris Simmance, The Agency Coach, talks with him about the ups and downs of running his agency to success over the last 4 years.
Jan 18, 202228:56
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