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Doing our HomeWork
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Doing our HomeWork is a podcast about the future of work. To explore what the working routines of tomorrow will look like, we‘re inviting designers, futurists, philosophers and thought-leaders to discuss questions about our ever-shifting environment. Is a sofa still a sofa when you are working on it? Do you really need your colleagues? Is freelance work truly free? How will the role of physical space change in a digital world? What does an inspiring workplace look like? Join our conversation.
 
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Happy Porch Radio
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Happy Porch Radio is the podcast for progressive agency owners and web professionals. If you want to build your agency to deliver value beyond profit, then this is the show for you. Join us as we dig deep into the business of running and growing a world changing digital agency.
 
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On the show today we welcome Elizabeth Gibbons, who is the Director of Client Services at Zeroseven in Brisbane, Australia. Zeroseven is a digital development house in the heart of Brisbane that works in partnership with their clients on long term digital solutions that use best practice in design, development, and usability. Elizabeth is here ...…
 
Today on the show we get to speak to the amazing Molly Watt. Molly is registered deaf blind due to a genetic condition called Usher Syndrome. She is a keynote speaker, usability and accessibility consultant, and a published author. Molly uses her passion and experiences to specialize in accessibility and usability in the world of design. Now, M ...…
 
On today’s show we welcome Kelly Mackenzie, the founder and CEO of White Bear Studios who is here to talk to us about her design company and their initiative called Shape. After some years in the design field a number of things led Kelly to feel isolated and outnumbered as a woman in her line of work. As her company grew she would attend design ...…
 
Today we are joined by April Wensel, the CEO and Founder of Compassionate Coding, who is here to tell us all about her company, why she started it, and the philosophical and practical ideas that are the foundation of what she does. We are also happy to welcome back Erica Quessenberry to co-host this deeply interesting conversation, in which we ...…
 
In this episode we welcome Dan Robertson to continue our dive into the topic of diversity. Dan is the President of Vercida Consulting and spends his working life helping organisations get up to speed with regards to diversity and inclusivity. One of the first points Dan makes is the importance of the relationship and balance between these two t ...…
 
During this season we will be focussing on diversity and specifically, gender diversity. We will have an array of co-hosts that will appear for a number of episodes each and in this first episode we are delighted to welcome Kelly Molson and Erica Quessenberry to get things started. In today’s episode we have a general and introductory conversat ...…
 
How important are our surroundings for us to thrive and be creative? Does it matter where we are when we are working? How will that change in the future? Listen to Lisa Enzenhofer from green4cities who thinks it is super important how connected we are to nature during our worktime because there is so much beauty to explore around us. Timothy Ah ...…
 
If machines take over all the unpleasant work in the future, which work will we humans do? Are we ready for a life without work? How does routine evolve if we are not doing anything? Jakob Liesenfeld of Lego explains his idea about the value of play, Bernhard König, architect, wants us to learn from plants and think in larger cycles whereas gam ...…
 
Chapter 1:Playlab impressions Pt.1 Chapter 2: Alice Haugh of UNStudio and Thomas Dienes of USM talk about their collaboration Chapter 3:Playlab impressions Pt.2
 
Chapter 1:Bright days ahead – with Rohit Talwar Chapter 2:Focus-time – with Lydia Schültken Chapter 3:The journey of the sofa – with Robert Rowland Smith
 
Vineeta and Tom Greenwood are the founders of Wholegrain Digital, a WordPress agency in London that are on a mission to create a more sustainable and equitable world. Learn more about the inner workings of Wholegrain Digital, how they screen their clients, recruit their team members, make decisions and how they aim to green the internet. We als ...…
 
Kwame Ferreira is CEO of the innovation group Impossible, made up of people who have come together to help solve meaningful problems and guide global change. In our conversation, Kwame explains their culture and the approach that allows them to do some amazing work. We learn more about Impossible’s unique approach to health, happiness and their ...…
 
Matt Collins is the managing director of Platypus Digital, a London based digital marketing agency that helps great charities do great digital. Matt founded Platypus after working in the charity sector and then freelancing for charities. This episode is one of the most perfect examples of the power of agency specialization with a solid set of p ...…
 
On today’s show we host a conversation with Ben Matthews, one of the founders of digital marketing agency Montfort. Montfort focuses on strategy, communication and marketing for clients with a social impact, choosing to work almost exclusively with charities and non-profit organisations. The agency, whose other co-founder is Ben’s wife Jaz, gre ...…
 
Rob Girling is cofounder and principal of Artefact, a 60-person Seattle-based design and innovation consultancy with a purpose to create a world we all want to live in today and tomorrow. In our conversation, Rob shares how this positioning is an evolution both for him personally and for Artefact generally and the importance of the public memo ...…
 
Jonathan Goldford and David Hartstein, co-founders of Wired Impact, chose to forego a large chunk of their potential client base and cater strictly to a specific section of the market, namely the non-profit sector. I chat to David and Jonathan about what inspired this decision and what the ongoing process looks like. It is truly inspiring to he ...…
 
Values-driven agency Matter Unlimited, or Matter for short, has a mission to amplify the power of brands and organizations to drive growth and positive change in the world simultaneously. Under founder Rob Holzer’s leadership, Matter has created powerful campaigns for client partners including Facebook, HP, UNICEF, ABC/Disney, NBC Universal, Ki ...…
 
This week’s guest is Julia Zeltser, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hyperakt. Julia and her cofounder Deroy Peraza arrived in the US as refugees. She describes being very aware of how lucky they were as a key motivator to start their agency 16 years ago. They describe Hyperakt as a New York social impact design studio that partners with vis ...…
 
In today’s episode we welcome Eric Verkerke, the co-founder of Emergence Creative, a global creative agency focused on social impact. Eric's career background is as comprehensive as it is impressive, from agricultural research for Oxford University to science journalism for National Public Radio, and from founding a startup medical device compa ...…
 
In episode three, I spoke to one of the founders of Radish Lab, Alana. This week, I am delighted to be speaking with her partner, Edward. Edward started in the interactive and web development world as a teen in the '90s and built a career doing work he loved. Despite that, he came to the realization that he couldn’t stand behind all the product ...…
 
We are joined by Gopika Prabhu, the founder of San Francisco-based design studio, Elefint. Elefint’s mission is to help good causes, which includes nonprofits, B Corps and other changemakers. Gopika created Elefint as a way to bring informed and beautiful design to the social impact space. A hands-on creative, Gopika collaborates with writers, ...…
 
Today on the show we welcome Andrea Henao, the co-founder of 360 Agency Berlin. 360 Agency Berlin is an integrated advertising agency that, beyond their expertise in advertising, are driven by their values, working exclusively with sustainable brands. Andrea shares what led her and her partners to founding the agency, about how vital their valu ...…
 
In previous seasons of this podcast, we touched on the importance of clarity for marketing your agency services and that building trust and long term relationships with your clients is key to building a successful agency. My guest this week is Kerstin Heuer, and she is an excellent example of how doing this in a way that is driven by your own p ...…
 
Today on the show we welcome on William Stubbs, founder of Spur:Labs and an experienced strategy and innovation consultant, with a passion for behavioural design and systems thinking based approaches to social change. His journey to agency life started with a nonprofit foundation created to tackle a tough issue in an even tougher market - talki ...…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Alana Range. Alana is a designer, photographer, digital storyteller, and founder of Radish Lab. Radish Lab is an award-winning, full-service interactive creative agency focused on design for social impact. They help social change-makers and organizations create and tell compelling digital stories that deeply en ...…
 
Today on the podcast we welcome Matt Schwartz. Matt is the Founder and Executive Director of Constructive, a social change brand strategy and experience design firm in New York City. The company works exclusively with non-profits and educational institutions. Matt’s background is in digital design and creative writing, having worked early in hi ...…
 
In this week’s episode, we welcome Bill Barbot. Bill is one of the founders of Threespot, an independent digital agency that is hell-bent on helping those, and only those, who are committed to helping others. Founded in 1999 based in Washington DC, Threespot have come to realize that they value doing work that matters more than awards, accolade ...…
 
Welcome back to the final episode of HappyPorchRadio season 2. Season 2 has been all about Umbraco, the friendly CMS. We’ve heard from a number of agency owners, developers, designers and other experts. It has been a really fun season and, I hope, you have found it valuable as I have! For this last episode I have invited two good friends, Carol ...…
 
Welcome to episode 15 of season 2 of HappyPorchRadio! Season 2 is all about Umbraco, and sadly we are nearly at the end of the season - but fortunately we have 2 (actually 3) amazing guests on the show this week! We are continuing our journey with two very different conversations from two Umbraco focused agencies. First you will hear from Josh ...…
 
Welcome to another episode of HappyPorchRadio, season 2. Season 2 is all about Umbraco, the friendly CMS. In this episode we are talking community. As web agencies we make extensive use of open source tools to help bout our businesses and our clients' businesses succeed. One of the most intriguing aspects of successful open source projects, lik ...…
 
Welcome to another episode of HappyPorchRadio season 2 - the season that is all about Umbraco! This week we meet another cool agency - Cypha Interactive - who are based in Sydney, Australia. You'll hear from Daniel Christos, who founded Cypha 4 years ago. Amongst a number of other topics, we discuss why they use Umbraco, the different types of ...…
 
Welcome back to HappyPorchRadio! This is episode 12 of season 2 which, as you know, is all about Umbraco! In this episode we hear from 2 Umbraco developers. First up is Blake Clerke. who is an Umbraco developer based in Denver. We talk about her transition from design to coding, the differences between Umbraco v4 and v7, getting involved in loc ...…
 
Welcome back to another episode of HappyPorchRadio. This is episode 11 of season 2 - which is all about Umbraco! In this episode we hear from two different people in different roles in one agency. First you will hear from Nick Durrant, who is MD of Bluegrass Digital. Nick very generously shares the story of an established, successful agency and ...…
 
Welcome back to season 2 of Happy Porch Radio. As you know season 2 is all about Umbraco and one of the most common requests we have had is for interesting case studies or stories from Umbraco “in the wild”. And we have a great example coming up for you. On this episode, I am absolutely delighted to introduce Dann Sheridan. Dan is responsible f ...…
 
Welcome back, once more, to HappyPorchRadio. This is episode 9 of Season 2 which is all about Umbraco. In the last few episodes we have had some really insightful conversations with agencies and in this episode we shift gears slightly to talk about the Umbraco community. In this episode I speak to the inspiring team behind skrift.io : the month ...…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of HappyPorchRadio. This is episode 8 of season 2 and, as you know, season 2 is all about Umbraco - the friendly CMS. In this show I speak to Aaron & Dane from BKA Digital Outfitters an Umbraco Gold Partner agency in Auckland, New Zealand. There are two really interesting aspects of our conversation that I h ...…
 
Welcome back to HappyPorchRadio, season 2. In this episode I speak to Nicholas Westby, an experienced Umbraco developer who works with a company called Rhythm Agency, in California. Nicholas shares his story and that of Rhythm Agency. Amongst many other topics we talk about the Umbraco form builder package he created - Formulate - and how the a ...…
 
Welcome back to Season 2 of Happy Porch Radio. One of the most fun things about doing this show is speaking to really amazing Agency professionals and hearing the fascinating stories of different agencies & - crucially - learning so much from the insights they share. So, in this episode, I am very pleased to be able to introduce Elizabeth Gibbo ...…
 
Welcome back to another episode of HappyPorchRadio, season 2! In this episode of HappyPorchRadio we get to hear from two people at two different agencies from very different parts of the world, as they share two stories with a great many parallels: Steve Mathew from Fireworkx agency in South Africa and Steve Rooke from Rade Digital in England. ...…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Happy Porch Radio, season 2! One of the items that came up quite a lot in the Umbraco CMS in Business Survey we did before the start of this season was e-commerce. In future episodes we will speak to agency leaders who have built successful eCommerce projects on Umbraco, but in this episode we have the pleasur ...…
 
Jessica Rowe is a veteran lead generation and digital marketing professional. She has extensive experience serving as a marketing technologist and running high velocity lead generation efforts from both the agency and client sides. As the Director of Marketing for a mortgage company, she is responsible for the development, execution and measure ...…
 
Welcome back to Season 2 of Happy Porch Radio. Season 2 is all about Umbraco and the web agency ecosystem. In particular, we are interested in how powerful, open-source technologies like Umbraco fit into and impact our agencies. Throughout this season, I'll be speaking to agency leaders, developers, designers and Umbraco experts about the busin ...…
 
A few months back, I was excited to be featured on Lee Jackson's WP Innovator Podcast talking about creating retainers for your agency. On this week's episode, I am even more excited to have Lee Jackson on our show. Lee joins us this week to talk about his agency and how he builds long-term client relationships, as well as a community beyond hi ...…
 
Welcome back to episode 8 of Happy Porch Radio. Growth Driven Design has been mentioned a couple of times on this show already - both Karl Sagas and Matt Hodkinson talked about how much impact it can have for any Agency. Luke Summerfield is the force behind Growth Driven Design at Hubspot and it is an incredible honour to have him on the show t ...…
 
Welcome back to episode 7 of Happy Porch Radio. In this episode, I am going to be sharing a little bit of my own story of running an agency for 15 years in Edinburgh. I'll also be explaining why I think gardening is a really great analogy for some of the things we've been talking about in Season 1. You'll also hear some of the most valuable les ...…
 
There were a few hidden gems in Episode 2 of Happy Porch Radio that just didn't make the cut. We thought some of the information that Janusz Stabik shared was so valuable that we decided to create a bonus episode. These few gems about the growing pains that come with an expanding digital agency are too good to miss.…
 
Welcome back to episode 6 of Happy Porch Radio. In this episode, we get an incredible insight into how powerful it can be to change your agency's mindset from project-based to a more retainer-based model. Matt Hodkinson is the CEO of Influence Agents, an inbound content marketing agency. Matt very clearly articulates why you would want to follo ...…
 
Welcome back to episode 5 of Happy Porch Radio. This week, you'll be hearing from Karl Sakas, an agency consultant who has worked with a great number of digital agencies all over the world. This episode is packed with absolute gold for any agency. Karl's work focuses on helping digital agencies grow at an accelerated rate, without the usual gro ...…
 
In this episode, we look at the challenges of creating recurring revenue. Philip Morgan has literally wrote the book on positioning. He is incredibly generous about sharing his personal story about a failed recurring service, the lessons he learned from that experience, and how those lessons can be applied to our agencies.…
 
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