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Jason Swenk runs a unique consultancy helping marketing agency owners grow their agencies faster. He is the resource he wish he had when he started his agency. Jason currently hosts two podcasts: The Smart Agency Master Class Podcast sharing strategies and stories from real agency owners and SwenkToday which is a weekly show that documents how you can grow your digital agency. Early on Jason decided to quit his day job and launch a digital marketing agency that grew to a multi-million dollar operation, 100 staff, and they worked with brands from AT&T, Hitachi, and Lotus Cars. After 12 years of growth, he sold the agency in 2012.


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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • [2:55] Jeremy introduces his guest, Jason Swenk. 
  • [4:50] Why did Jason start his podcast? 
  • [6:40] Horror stories from working with clients. 
  • [8:40] Tips from Jason’s exit from his agency. 

In this episode…

How do you expand your reach and positively influence more people? Should you learn how to become a world-class public speaker, or is there another way? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Jason Swenk. After years running his own marketing agency, Jason decided it was time to expand his reach. In his conversation with Jeremy, Jason opens up about why he started his podcast; lessons learned the hard way, tips from exiting his business, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring Jason’s story! 

If you wanted to take a valuable message and share it with a lot of people, how would you do it? Would you try to make a viral video? How about a commercial during the Super Bowl? Where would creating a podcast fall on your list? For many business leaders, podcasting is an afterthought if it is a thought at all. Thankfully there are forward-leaning leaders like Jason Swenk who realized that podcasting and videos are the waves of the future! You can learn more about the amazing podcasts that Jason’s hosts by visiting the link to his website in the resources section at the end of this post. 

What is one of the hardest lessons you’ve learned in your business career? Did you learn from an early point in your career how much first impressions matter? What about delivering on your promises? One of the early lessons Jason and his team learned was to make sure to get payment before beginning work for clients. Unfortunately, they invested a lot of time and resources into a big project for one client only to never receive payment for the work after they delivered it. Don’t let that same mistake happen for you! What lessons can you take away from Jason’s story? 

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