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An exclusive online community for agency leaders.

If you’re a Founder, Partner, or Chief ________ Officer at a creative agency, Agency Chats was built to help you get better at what you do.

Note: Applications are subject to review by existing members.

Where can agency leads go to talk about their challenges?

That was the question we kept asking ourselves after meeting through a random Slack group.

As a developer-turned-CEO and a former “suit and tie” sales consultant, we were punching slightly above our weight class when it came to running an agency.

However, we found that hopping on a call every other week to talk openly about our successes and failures was not only therapeutic, but also helped us accelerate our growth.

That’s when we started thinking, “If we hadn’t met each other through this channel, where would we have gone for help?”

  • Books are helpful, but they only share one perspective and they take a lot of time to internalize and implement.
  • Conferences can be highly impactful, but they are also expensive and time-consuming.
  • Mentors and advisors aren’t always available - and even when they are, they don’t always have the answers you need.
  • Outside of that, you’re relegated to searching the web for written content that may be outdated, unreliable, irrelevant, or all of the above.

So, after realizing that there isn’t really an organized community for agency leaders, we decided to build it ourselves.

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Agency Chats is a collection of like-minded people who are committed to helping you become a better manager and leader.

Running an agency can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be challenging, intimidating, and lonely. When you’re at the top of the org chart, there often isn’t anybody to your left and right who you can talk to.

So, we’re creating a collaborative online community of agency leaders who are laser-focused on becoming better versions of themselves.

Agency Chats is an environment where you can talk openly and honestly about the challenges of being an agency head and receive feedback and support from others who have been in the same position.

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You don’t have the time or interest for attending large conferences, but you still crave insightful discussions around agency operations and growth.
  • Up until this point, you’ve been a 1-2 person shop, but you’re beginning to hire additional team members and you can see the challenges of scale approaching on the horizon.
  • You’re really strong in one or two disciplines (Ex: client management, project management, or technical skills) but there are other areas where you could greatly benefit from consulting an expert.
  • You’ve often found yourself wondering if having an “accountabili-buddy” similar to a personal trainer or business coach would ramp up your personal and professional growth.
  • You strongly believe that learning and growth are lifelong pursuits and find yourself continually seeking out ways to challenge your current way of thinking.

If so, you should probably get in touch.

Note: Applications are subject to review by existing members.

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Get personalized feedback, guidance and support for your toughest professional challenges.

Being the leader of any business is hard, but it gets even harder when you try to “wing it” or figure things out on your own.

Sure, you can read all of the self-help books and articles you want, but most of the time that advice isn’t universally applicable to all businesses.

Here are some of the tough problems that we’re tackling together inside of Agency Chats:

Networking, generating referrals, navigating the sales process, proposal feedback, and other sales/marketing roadblocks.

Refining ideal client profiles, dealing with difficult clients, building stronger relationships relationships, or managing a crisis.

Fostering and maintaining strong relationships inside of your organization and scaling those values over time.

Establishing, managing, and filtering a pool of full-time and ad hoc talent to expand or augment your existing workforce.

Refining the long-term vision for your company and ensuring that you are do not waver from the intended path as a result of day-to-day distractions.

Breaking loose from the mindset of “my work is my life” to create a healthy balance between personal and professional endeavors.

Join a growing group of highly motivated agency leaders who are personally invested in your success.

We value members who approach their leadership position from a place of humility and honesty. In order to tackle tough problems, there is a high standard for trust and accountability that must be upheld.

Collectively, we are exponentially stronger, smarter, and more efficient than any one member could ever be on their own. Our core mission is to deliver more value to the community than we draw out as individuals.

Therefore, each new member is asked to go through a brief application process to help us ensure that these values are sustained indefinitely.

Currently, you can either be referred to Agency Chats by an existing member or apply for membership.

Our members:
James Sowers

James is the Director of Business Development at Mattermark and a founder of Agency Chats.

Andrew Askins

Andrew is a Founding Partner at Krit and a founder of Agency Chats.

Join for just $50/month

Or pay $480/year (20% off)

We charge all of our members (even the founders) a monthly fee. This covers our costs and provides an incentive for members to get involved. All profits will be reinvested back into making the community stronger.

We would love to have you join us.

Note: Applications are subject to review by existing members.