You have a compass. We provide the map.

RevThink is the consultancy for next-generation creative entrepreneurs. 

As a consultancy, RevThink comes alongside an elite community of owners who each aspires not only to produce great creative, but also run a great business.

We believe creative must win. Therefore, all our advice serves to help owners gain clarity, take back control of their business, and operate more profitably so their firms can unleash exceptional creative.

Who We Advise

Our clients include leading names in the fields of:

  • Motion Design
  • Commercial Production
  • Animation
  • Sound Design and Music
  • Experience Design

The 7 Ingredients of a Creative Firm™

Great firms master a total of seven Ingredients: Creative, Production, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Operations, and Entrepreneurship.

Nearly every creative firm has mastered Creative because without it, they wouldn’t even be in business. But Creative only gets a business so far.

Creative is but one ingredient. Our framework known as The 7 Ingredients of a Creative Firm outlines the required areas of business – all seven of them, including Creative – which define successful creative firms:

The 7 Ingredients™

Creative: Capability of the team. Quality of the work.

Production: Guiding clients. Managing resources. Actualizing. Maintaining The Splits.

Marketing: Positioning. Generating awareness. Outreach. Offering expertise.

Sales: Pipeline. Pitching. New business. Repeat business. Upselling. Negotiating.

Finance: Measuring. Reporting. Projecting money.

Operations: Contracts. Legal. Facilities. Taxes. Recruiting. Retention.

Entrepreneurship: Leadership. Vision. Asset growth. Exit strategy.

To assess the health of your creative business in each of the 7 Ingredients, see our Benchmarking Your Creative Firm white paper.

Consultants

RevThink is based in the United States and Europe. Our consultants are widely recognized for their leadership and contributions to the industry around the world.

Tim Thompson is Founder and Chief Revolution Thinker at RevThink. His vision and leadership has established RevThink as the industry’s leading consultancy for creative entrepreneurs.

Participating in some of the industry’s most pivotal moments – including the groundbreaking SE7EN film title sequence at the inception of Imaginary Forces – Tim’s advice has established a body of knowledge which he shares through advising, writing, podcasting, and speaking.

Joel Pilger is a champion of the creative entrepreneur and thought leader in the Ingredients of Marketing, Positioning, and Sales. Being a former agency principal himself – having helmed Impossible Pictures for 20 years before its sale – he advises our clients from the POV of the business owner.

In addition to consulting, Joel spearheads QOHORT, hosts the RevThinking podcast, and leads the Jumpstart™ accelerator reaching studios in 20 countries around the world.

Jason Fletcher leverages his experience over the last 20+ years as a sales, marketing, and finance leader spanning a variety of industries. Jason is known for his ability to translate the story that finances are telling within creative businesses.

Jason specializes in applying data to create strategies which lead firms. He channels his passion for partnering with creative entrepreneurs into helping them navigate the growth stages of their firms and free them up to create the future they desire.

Marko Pfann serves RevThink’s Europe-based portfolio by teaching studios the art of the creative pitch as well as “digital positioning” to win top clients and grow their business.

Marko’s insights on pitching and positioning stem from his 15 years branding experience in the broadcast industry where he launched more than 60 TV channels around the world while also running the Germany-based motion design agency Perfect Accident.

HOW WE WORK

Learn more about RevThink’s Consulting engagements, Accelerators, and Events as well as our available Products and Free Resources.

Consulting

Custom engagements for firms in need of ongoing advice, systems and routines.

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Accelerators

Programs led by our consultants that move creative businesses forward. Faster.

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Events

Interact with us at upcoming conferences and QOHORT gatherings.

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Resources

Free foundational content focused on helping creative entrepreneurs.

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