Jumpstart | RevThink

Your journey from order-taker to leading studio starts here.

The accelerator for emerging creative firms.

What You Will Learn

Jumpstart is for the owner ready to apply next-level business concepts. The goal is transformation: empowering your creative firm to stand out, win better clients, command premium pricing, and ultimately produce its greatest work.

Who This Accelerator Is For

This program is specifically designed for creative firms that have clients, produce projects, and generate annual revenue (turnover) below USD $1.5 million.

The concepts in Jumpstart are tailored for firms working in motion, production, branding, experience, music, and sound design.


The Jumpstart ROI is exceptional. Please ask for references if you would like to speak to any of our alumni.

“It took us 6 years to reach a certain level. After Jumpstart, it only took us 6 months to quadruple that revenue.” – João at Mezzolab

The Components.

8 Modules

Critical next-level concepts

Live Weekly Q&A

Live Zoom calls led by Joel Pilger

Slack Channel

24/7 access to your peers and RevThink

The Modules.

Week 1

Identify Your Genius

What is the source of your firm’s greatness? Identify it. Next, delegate everything else so you can focus on it.

Week 2

Carve Out Your Positioning

Do you stand out as an expert firm? Craft the message that expresses your creative firm’s uniqueness.

Week 3

The Website “Roasts”

Can you take the heat? Get ready for a big dose of tough love as you see your website from the clients’ perspective.

Week 4

Marketing the Modern Creative Firm

Marketing? Sales? Aren’t they the same thing? No. Learn why that difference makes all the difference.

Week 5

Powerful Outreach

Time to get the word out. Be the expert who connects, travels, and builds trust with clients.

Week 6

Your Best Opportunities – The Three R’s™

Why do you accept projects? Learn the three critical parameters that really drive the client/agency relationship.

Week 7

Fewer Proposals, More Projects – The Three D’s™

Why does pursuing potential projects waste so much time? Master the better way to save time, while also improving your position as the expert.

Week 8

High-Ticket Sales

What if you could always extract the maximum budget from your client… while strengthening the relationship?

Week 9

Commanding Premium Pricing

Are you losing out to lower-priced competitors? The counterintuitive solution: charge more.

“It was a fantastic accelerator. We appreciated the laser-like focus on each subject to give us a clear path forward.” – Dave at Hank Mango

About Joel

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

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

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.

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

Make the leap.

The next Jumpstart has not yet been announced.

Feel free to subscribe to receive updates.