Jumpstart | RevThink

Jumpstart.

Do you run a creative business… or does it run you?

If you aspire to run your business with more focus as your studio stands out, wins better clients, and ultimately produces its best creative work, Jumpstart is for you.

Welcome to the only industry-specific accelerator program where Joel Pilger – consultant at RevThink and founder at Impossible Pictures – personally leads your firm through a transformation in just 8 weeks.

Jumpstart at a Glance

 

  • 8-week accelerator program
  • For creative firms $300K-$1.5MM/year in revenue
  • Structured learning with Modules and Worksheets
  • Live Weekly Workshop (or Private 1-On-1’s with Joel Pilger)
  • Supportive peer group
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“Don’t think it’s an easy process – Joel will challenge and push you to your limits. But hey, it’s truly worth it.” – Pat at P2

Application-based.  USD 3-7K investment.*  Limited seats.

How hundreds of studios have grown beyond the Emerging Season into the Thriving Season:

 

✓  Identify and focus on what you love doing most

✓  Carve out a unique position in the marketplace

✓  Develop new business based on your expertise

✓  Build relationships with better clients

✓  Upsell, negotiate, and win larger budget projects

✓  Empower your studio to produce its greatest creative work

 

Evolve from an order-taker shop to the expert creative firm which commands premium pricing and industry respect.

Relax knowing your transformation occurs in a private, safe space where you and your peers can process any question, admit your weaknesses… and apply solutions to move you forward with purpose, direction and confidence.

Limited seats are available. If you believe Jumpstart is a fit for you, apply to see if you qualify to join the upcoming class.

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“The Jumpstart return on investment is a no-brainer.” – Dallas at Defacto Sound

Structured.  Relevant.  Applicable.

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“Joel helped guide us to understanding who we are as a studio, what we’re good at and – better yet – why our clients value us. Our success rate skyrocketed once we gained that understanding and focus.” – PJ at Laundry

A MESSAGE FROM JOEL PILGER

I was stuck for 7 years waiting for my studio to get a shot at the big-time…

And yes, that studio was Impossible Pictures, the famous miracle-making studio that broke all the rules and forever changed the creative landscape in Denver, Colorado.

But in the first 7 years of running my business, I struggled to grow my team beyond one part-time animator and generate more than USD $200K in revenue… despite my 80-hour work weeks and frequent all-nighters.

But then, starting in year 8, I steadily grew my studio to a team of 25 full-time superstars generating over USD $5MM in revenue. We had a blast working with great clients like Discovery, DISH Network, Pepsi, Ford, and Starbucks while producing Addy, Promax, and Emmy award-winning projects.

What changed?

In that 7th year, I had an epiphany: my past success was holding me back from future growth.

Once I recognized that my problem was a mindset, I began the process of unlearning what I thought was true so I could learn what was actually true: a set of counterintuitive concepts embraced by owners of the industry’s top studios.

Now it’s your turn

I invite you embrace these concepts in Jumpstart: get back in touch with what you love doing most, carve out a unique position so your studio stands out, find better clients, sell them your best ideas, and produce truly great creative work.

The world desperately needs what only you can create.

Schedule

KICKOFF

Seasons of the Creative Firm

What’s the reason running a thriving creative business is so challenging? There are seven of them.

Ongoing

The Website “Roasts”

Each week a member website is critiqued from a prospective client’s perspective. Once you see your studio’s positioning, messaging, and portfolio in this new light, you can’t unsee it.

Week 1

Identify Your Genius

What is the source of your studio’s greatness? Let’s identify it. Now delegate everything else… so you can focus on it.

Week 2

Carve Out Your Positioning

Is your studio one of many… or the-one-and-only? Craft the messaging to always stand out, break through, and be respected as the expert.

Week 3

Marketing the Modern Creative Firm

Discerning the nuances in the Creative Firm Sales Cycle is what empowers emerging firms to pursue all those previously elusive (i.e, bigger and better) opportunities.

Week 4

Attracting Better Clients

With COVID-19, the sales game forever changed. Learn the relevant way to take the stage and create community so your firm’s sales pipeline is never empty.

Week 5

Your Best Opportunities

Why do you accept any given project? Master the critical dimensions that empower you and your team to define – and act on – what matters most.

Week 6

Fewer Proposals, More Projects

Why does the proposal process waste so much time? Master the better way to weed out misfits and leverage your role as the valuable expert.

Week 7

High-Ticket Sales

What if you could coax your clients to reveal their maximum budgets… while also strengthening your role as the trusted guide? Get ready to master the Perfect Sales Process.

WEEK 8

Commanding Premium Pricing

Charging high prices is not about the quality of your work, it’s about negotiating, implementing policies, and eliciting the buyer’s emotions.

Curriculum

→ Video Modules
8 battle-tested concepts (lifetime access)

→ Worksheets
Apply the concepts to your unique situation

→ Structured Learning
Each week builds upon previous concepts

Live Weekly Workshop

→ Live Application and/or 1-On-1 Consulting with Joel Pilger**
A “done with you” approach applied to your needs

→ Perspective
Learn how your peers are overcoming similar obstacles

→ Reinforce
Watch replays anytime

Peer Group

→ Feedback
Share worksheets and solicit feedback from your peers

→ Accountability
Helping you stay on track

→ Network
Build relationships with like-minded owners

Make the leap.

Apply

The next Jumpstart is enrolling now.

To learn more, watch the latest webinar How (Some) Studios are Crushing It then follow the instructions to schedule your call with Joel Pilger.

* Limited scholarships available, please inquire.
** Live Weekly Workshop and Jumpstart Community included with Classic enrollment.
1-On-1 Consulting included with Elite enrollment.