THIS WEEK: Watch Joel Pilger's webinar "WHY UP-AND-COMING STUDIOS GET STUCK." Register below.


The accelerator with Joel Pilger

Reach the next level in just 60 days.

Animation companies.  Motion design studios.  Production companies. 

Is Your Creative Firm Stuck?

Somewhere between launching your creative firm and finally hitting your stride, there is a formidable gap.


Your business has advanced far beyond that of a mere freelancer or solopreneur, yet the knowledge to reach the next level – better clients, bigger budgets, brilliant creative – is somehow beyond your reach.

Accelerate Your Progress

In Jumpstart, RevThink consultant Joel Pilger has helped more than a hundred up-and-coming studios learn how to run a stronger creative businesses in just 8 weeks.

This accelerator is where Joel personally pushes ambitious owners to evolve their creative firm past the PAINFUL Season into the PUSH Season – and beyond – but are currently stuck wondering:

How can our creative firm stand out?

How can we connect with better clients who value our expertise?

How can we win bigger budget projects?

How do top studios consistently outperform their peers?

Everyone Needs a Jumpstart


8 weekly, battle-tested Modules which include video, notes, and homework helping you master these otherwise elusive, next-level concepts.

Live Weekly Q&A

Apply each Jumpstart concept to your specific challenges in the Live Weekly Q&A session with Joel and his guest experts.

Private Group

Process your daily challenges and solicit feedback from your peers in the members-only Jumpstart private group.

“Dare I say, Jumpstart may be the best investment we have ever done.” – Maxwell at Kingdom Of Something

NEW: Jumpstart graduates qualify for Confab, the live weekly forum where RevThink helps alumni continue making further progress.

The Modules

Week 1

Benchmarking Your Creative Firm

In which Ingredients is your creative firm strong? Or weak? Recognize where your firm is in the Seasons of the Creative Firm™… and where it can go.

Week 2

Identify Your Genius

Until you identify your Genius, your firm will remain stuck. Focusing on your Genius – and building your Genius team – unleashes your greatest potential.

Week 3

Carve Out Your Positioning

Poor positioning is an epidemic in our industry. The solution: carve out a position in the minds of your clients, not on their shelves.

Week 4

Marketing the Modern Creative Firm

If you think sales solves all problems, you don’t have a sales problem… you have a marketing problem.

The Roast

In what has become a favorite (albeit painful) midterm ritual, Joel “roasts” each member’s website and positioning. It’s one of the most valuable wake-up calls you will receive in your Jumpstart journey, but can you take the heat?

Week 5

Powerful Outreach

Great work only comes from – you guessed it – great clients. Powerful outreach is the difference between “out of reach” and “within reach.”

Week 6

The Three R’s™

Every creative firm dreams of producing fewer – and larger – projects. Learn the counterintuitive principle that has increased studio project averages by 200% – 500%.

Week 7

Fewer Proposals, More Projects

Get out of the proposal-writing business by learning the simple sales conversation which positions you as the expert… and increases your odds of winning.

Week 8

Commanding Premium Pricing

Master the art of negotiation to protect your business, command bigger budgets, and produce your most brilliant creative work ever.

“Over these weeks in Jumpstart, we’ve transformed how we deal with clients, how we view our roles in our business, and how we approach getting future clients.” – Robert at Creative Mammals

Joel Pilger

Joel brings revolutionary advice to owners of leading studios, agencies, and production companies as Consultant / Partner at RevThink.

His clients are based in the US as well as 21 countries around the world.

Although focused on advising the RevThink portfolio, Joel developed Jumpstart specifically for the next generation of young, up-and-coming studios. To date, well over a hundred firms have benefited from the program.

His advice is not theoretical. In his 20 years prior to consulting, Joel helmed the Denver-based studio Impossible Pictures with a team size of 25 employees and $5 MM in annual revenue.

“Jumpstart is the best business decision we’ve made in the 3 years of our studio. Everything changed after we applied what we learned here.” – Felippe at Mowe Studio

Read more candid feedback from graduates in the article JUMPSTART: The Alumni Speak.

Beyond Jumpstart

As Jumpstart alumni are welcomed into the RevThink portfolio, they qualify for ongoing support:

  • Enrollment in Confab, the live Weekly Forum
  • Priority seating at QOHORTquarterly masterminds in NYC, LA, and London
  • Private Events in conjunction with discounted conferences such as PromaxBDA, Digital Design Days, NATPE, etc.
  • Opportunity to apply for 1-On-1 Consulting with RevThink consultants

Take the Next Step

THIS WEEK: Watch Joel Pilger's webinar WHY UP-AND-COMING STUDIOS GET STUCK. Register below.

To learn the foundational concepts behind Jumpstart, watch Joel Pilger’s webinar Why Up-and-Coming Studios Get Stuck.


To ask a question about Jumpstart or to see if your creative firm qualifies, please contact us.