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Entirely Off Topic: Ultimate Power Rankings Round 3

At Speak, we love to rank (and debate the rankings of) life's most trivial things. We're back again to crown a new champion while debating the best fast food items, ice cream flavors, game shows, and Olympic sports. Join Speak Creative's VPs, CEO, and Digital Marketing Manager for an entirely off topic and ridiculous conversation. Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marke... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Flexible Growth

Our CEO and Founder, Jacob Savage, joins our VPs to talk about flexible growth. How does a successful company remain willing to try new things? And do you ever really know if a risk is worth it? Listen to this episode for tips on failing forward and continued growth.  Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off Topic. One agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in the way, presented by Sp... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, August 23, 2021

What is Web Development?

Web development is a mystery to most. As a matter of fact, you may not even know what we mean when we say web development. So in this episode, our web dev experts, Matt Grayson and Ben Bailey, will demystify development and help us understand what’s possible.  Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in the way, presented by Spea... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, August 9, 2021

MythBusters: Paving The Way To Customer Success

  A lot of what keeps organizations from achieving success is simply believing myths, so we're going to debunk a few common ones we come across often. Joining us is Speak's Customer Success Manager, Megan Jones. Listen to Megan and Speak's VPs discuss how we're helping partners achieve success and overcome obstacles that are keeping them from that success. Kindra: Well, another podcast, another Matt missing. Am I right? Welcome back to A Little Off Topic. I am Kindra Sv... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, July 26, 2021

Managing Projects

In this episode, we’re talking about all things project management. Continuing our conversation about the iron triangle, our project managers join our VP team to give you all the tips and tricks to keep your project on budget, on scope, and on time.  In this episode, we’re talking about all things project management. Continuing our conversation about the iron triangle, our project managers join our VP team to give you all the tips and tricks to keep your project on budget,... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, July 12, 2021

Why Your Website Redesign Needs More Than a Designer

Just about anyone these days can design a website, but to execute well takes a qualified team. In this episode, one of our Brand Strategists, Adam Kalwas, is walking us through why a designer won't be enough to complete a successful redesign. Adam is joined by some of Speak's VPs for a discussion about what informs web design and which part of the process is most important to get right.  Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, June 28, 2021

Storytelling with Commercial Video

We're not talking about commercials, we're talking commercial video. Not sure the difference? Listen to this episode to learn more and hear why video is the most effective medium for storytelling. In this episode, Speak's VPs are joined by Jordan and Jordan (J^2) to chat about all things cinematography.  Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, an... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, June 14, 2021

New Leads vs. Loyal Customers

Are you leaving money on the table by only marketing to get new leads? Speak's Strategy Manager and Senior Brand Strategist, Abi Devins, thinks so. In this episode, we'll make the case that creating loyal customers is just as important as gaining new ones.   Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in the way, presen... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Understanding UX

How does UX design relate to dating? You'll have to listen to find out. In this episode, we gain a better understanding of all things UX from Speak's Senior UX Strategist, Lisa Hoover. Join us to get a little off topic with Lisa and Speak's VPs.  Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in the way, presented by Speak... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, May 17, 2021

Apple vs. Facebook: The Impact on Your Ads

Brand Strategist, Cody Gross, is walking us through Apple's new operating system and how it impacts advertising on both Facebook and Instagram. What does this mean for your ads? And what does this mean for user data on all platforms? Come get a little off topic with Cody and our team of VPs as we explore these questions. Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, an... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, May 3, 2021

Paid Social: Do or Die?

Senior Content and Social Media Specialist, Sarah Vaughan, joined us to discuss the nuances of social media campaigns. Is paid social a must? Can you get away with only organic content? Come get a little off topic with Sarah and Speak's VP trio to find out.  Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in the way, presented by Spea... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, April 19, 2021

Designing for Mobile

Front End Developer and Designer Stephen Smith helped us kick off season two with a deep dive into designing for mobile. Come get a little off topic with Captain Steve and your favorite VP trio.  Roberts: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. You're listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in the way, presented by Speak Creative. Let's get into it. Kindra: Alright. We'... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, April 5, 2021

Entirely Off Topic: Ultimate Power Rankings Round 2

Did you catch episode 10 of season 1 with all of our ultimate power rankings? We're back again to crown a new champion while debating the best weekend activities, best restaurant appetizers, and life's most overrated things. Join Speak Creative's VPs for an entirely off topic and ridiculous conversation.    David: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. Once again, you are listening to the season finale of A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler cha... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, January 25, 2021

Become An Email Marketing Master

There isn’t much we can guarantee but one thing is for sure: you receive emails. Few marketing channels are as widely adopted as email and in this episode, we'll explore why that is. Join our VPs for tips and tricks on how to make email a key part of your strategy in 2021.  David: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us once again. You are listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in th... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Jumpstart Your Job Search

If you're heading into the new year looking for a new job, this episode is for you. Our VP trio and guest, Christy Leake (Speak's Director of HR), give some encouragement for your search and all the tips and tricks you could ask for. Join us for an off topic conversation about what not to do when applying for a job and the silly interview stories we've collected over time.  Jumpstart Your Job Search | A Little Off Topic By Speak Creative David: Hello everyone and tha... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, December 28, 2020

Our 2021 Predictions

The holiday season is upon us and in this episode, we explore how you can finish the year out strong. Our VP leadership trio will also give their predictions for what 2021 holds both in marketing and the world of business. Join us for an off topic conversation full of ham, Black Friday deals, and 2021 predictions.   Our 2021 Predictions | A Little Off Topic by Speak Creative David: Hello everyone thank you for joining us once again. You are listening to A Little Off Topic, one a... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, December 14, 2020

Rally and Reset

Regardless of what it looks like, we are big believers in the power of rallying your team and taking the time to revisit goals. This usually looks like carving out time for a team retreat but in these times just about everything looks a little different. Join Speak Creative's VPs for an off topic conversation about the importance of a team reset and how we do it.  Rally and Reset | A Little Off Topic by Speak Creative David: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. ... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, November 30, 2020

Facing Failure

We all have some fear when it comes to sharing our failures but what if facing our failure leaves space for others to be vulnerable? In this episode, Speak's VPs talk all about their failures, how they navigate what to share with their teams, and how they create learning opportunities from challenging moments.   Facing Failure | A Little Off Topic by Speak Creative David: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. Once again, you are listening to A Little Off Topic, on agency... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, November 16, 2020

There's An App For That

How do you know if an app would be a useful tool for your organization? In today's episode, Speak's VPs will help you think through if an app is right for you. We are also joined by leadership from Hope Church as they discuss their mobile app, its success, and how they plan for future innovation. Join us for an off topic conversation about good apps, silly apps, and everything in between.  There's An App For That | Episode 13 David: Hello everyone and thank you for joinin... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, November 2, 2020

Creative Direction

What does creativity really mean and how do you direct it into meaningful work? In this episode, Speak's VP trio is joined by our Creative Director, Josh Cooper, to explore subjective design, the science behind design, and how to stay inspired. Join us for an off topic conversation about our crazy ideas and how we're achieving results for our partners. Creative Direction | Episode 12 David: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. Once again, you are listening to A Little Off... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Scope Management

Scope management can get a bad rap, but in this episode, we'll dive into why it's essential to every project. What's our scope management philosophy? What are the biggest misconceptions about scope management? Join Speak Creative's VPs for an off topic conversation about how we stay in scope, on budget, and on time.  Scope Management | Episode 11 David: Hello, everyone. Thank you for joining us once again. You are listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, October 5, 2020

Ultimate Power Rankings

Have you ever ranked your favorite candy? What about your favorite food to get from a gas station? Join Speak Creative's VPs for an entirely off topic conversation as they debate their ultimate power rankings.    Entirely Off Topic: Ultimate Power Rankings | Episode 10 David: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us once again. You are listening to A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in the w... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, September 21, 2020

Lessons in Leadership

We all look to leaders to, you guessed it, lead. In this episode, we'll discuss the joys and challenges of agency leadership, how to know when it's time to make changes to current processes, and what it looks like to give meaningful feedback. Join Speak Creative's VPs for an off topic conversation full of lessons in leadership.   Lessons in Leadership | Episode 9  David: Hello everyone. Thank you for joining us. Once again, you are listening to A Little Of... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Money Matters

Money matters but agency finances are seldom discussed. How should your agency structure billing? How can you keep client experience at the forefront of billing? Join Speak Creative's VPs and guest, BJ Maxwell, Director of Finance for an off topic conversation all about money.  Money Matters | Episode 8 David: Hello everyone and welcome once again to another episode of A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that g... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Crafting A Content Plan

Content planning extends far beyond writing content for your website. How do you come up with a content plan? Well, there was really no better way to illustrate this process than to come up with an example content plan of our own. Join Speak Creative's VPs for an off topic conversation about understanding your audience and planning your content.  Crafting A Content Plan | Episode 7 David: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. Once again, this is A Little Off Topic, on... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Monday, August 10, 2020