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Exploring Digital with Nick Ellison

Exploring Digital with Nick Ellison

By Purr
Hi, I’m Nick Ellison, I’m 33, and I’m the founder and Managing Director of Purr, a digital technology consultancy based in London. As a business owner, I’ve experienced it all - from sleepless nights and brutal financial situations to watching my business thrive and scale rapidly. My goal is to help businesses take advantage of many of the benefits of digital technology and know first-hand how it can change a business, for better or worse.

Through this podcast, I’ll be connecting with other business and thought leaders to unearth the role digital transformation has played in their companies.
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EP7: David Sheldon Hicks: How businesses can get ready for web 3.0
In this episode of Exploring Digital, I sit down with David Sheldon Hicks of Territory Studio. Territory Studio is a creative specialist with a unique approach to motion design, visual effects and digital experiences. Drawing on the deep expertise of narrative design for film, games and brands, they blend creativity with technology to realise compelling future facing experiences. In this episode, we cover: All things web 3.0 Getting your business ready for web 3.0 How to keep your business on top of technology Connect with Nick Connect with David Follow Purr Follow Territory Studio
42:55
January 26, 2022
EP6: Deepak Shukla: Why picking up the phone is key to agency success in 2022
In this episode of Exploring Digital, I sit down with Deepak Shukla of The Pearl Lemon Group. Pearl Lemon are an award-winning and highly accredited UK based SEO agency. Deepak is a self-proclaimed sales entrepreneur, investor and business owner.  In this episode, we cover: The evolution of WordPress  Sales tools and techniques to keep you ahead of your competitors  How to make sure your agency leads by example  Why more agencies need to pick up the phone in 2022  Connect with Nick Connect with Deepak  Follow Purr Follow Pearl Lemon 
39:38
January 12, 2022
EP5: Alistair Dent: Technology doesn't solve problems, your team and strategy does
Hi, I’m Nick Ellison, I’m 33, and I’m the founder and Managing Director of Purr, a digital technology consultancy based in London. As a business owner, I’ve experienced it all - from sleepless nights and brutal financial situations to watching my business thrive and scale rapidly. My goal is to help businesses take advantage of many of the benefits of digital technology and know first-hand how it can change a business, for better or worse. Through this podcast, I’ll be connecting with other business and thought leaders to unearth the role digital transformation has played in their companies. In this episode of Exploring Digital, I sit down with Alistair Dent of Profusion. Profusion is a data agency that specializes in predictive modelling, email marketing, business intelligence, and customer satisfaction. Alistair is the Chief Strategy Officer for Profusion. He holds both an undergraduate and master’s degree in Economics. Alistair started off as an Analyst for Deloitte Consulting, then worked his way up to Director of Paid Media at Periscopix, an online advertising campaign agency (PPC, SEO, Paid Social, etc). Since then, Alistair has worked at iProspect, Mismico, and iCrossing. In this episode, we cover: The problems technology doesn't solve that your team and strategy does Why marketing leaders are better equipped to understand data than CEOs  Why businesses are struggling with low-quality data and what to do with it Connect with Nick  Connect with Alistair  Follow Purr Follow Profusion     
47:18
January 12, 2022
EP4: Ben Jeffries: Why influencer marketing is the new word of mouth
Hi, I’m Nick Ellison, I’m 33, and I’m the founder and Managing Director of Purr, a digital technology consultancy based in London. As a business owner, I’ve experienced it all - from sleepless nights and brutal financial situations to watching my business thrive and scale rapidly. My goal is to help businesses take advantage of many of the benefits of digital technology and know first-hand how it can change a business, for better or worse.  Through this podcast, I’ll be connecting with other business and thought leaders to unearth the role digital transformation has played in their companies. In this episode, I sit did with Ben Jeffries, CEO and Co-Founder of Influencer, creators of influencer marketing strategies who have developed a groundbreaking tool to help brands and creators analyse the effectiveness of their campaigns. Ben is highly accredited, having been named as part of Forbes 30 under 30, the BMW Entrepreneur of the year, The Drum Social Buzz Riszing Stat and MediaWeek Rising Star.  In this episode we discuss: Keeping company culture consistent when your business grows 10x  Why culture is the key to attracting and retaining good talent  Why it's important to build your platform from scratch The most influential social media metric  Why influencer marketing is the new word of mouth Connect with Nick  Connect with Ben  Follow Purr  Follow Influencer
39:50
December 15, 2021
EP3: Gerry Sweeney: How SaaS is killing traditional I.T.
In this episode of Exploring Digital, Nick chats to Gerry Sweeney, founder, CEO and CTO of Hornbill, a cloud-based software platform, upon which they create workflow applications for IT, HR, Customer Service, and Team Collaboration.  Covered in the podcast:  How SaaS is killing traditional I.T. What to know when developing your own SaaS product  The advantages and disadvantages of developing a SaaS Find out more about Purr  Connect with Nick   Find out more about Hornbill  Follow Gerry 
42:52
December 08, 2021
EP2: Stephen Kenwright: The secret to Rise at Seven's rapid growth
Stephen Kenwright is the CCO and co-founder of Rise at Seven, one of the fastest-growing search and content agencies in the UK.  In this episode of Exploring Digital with Nick Ellison, Stephen describes the incredible growth of Rise at Seven, which saw it land Pretty Little Thing as a client in just three weeks and go on to win a plethora of awards, including agency of the year.  Topics that are discussed during the podcast include: the future of SEO  the hiring crisis within the digital space  how to build a culture in a fast-growing company  how to get brands attention in 2021 Rise at Seven's secret to rapid growth  Find out more about Purr  Connect with Nick  Find out more about Rise at Seven  Connect with Stephen 
40:54
December 01, 2021
EP1: Brant McNaughton: Surviving three recessions and finding your agency niche
Brant McNaughton is the founder and Managing Director of Ecce, an award-winning and widely credited design and development agency based out of Kent.  Having survived three recessions and steered his agency through a pandemic, Brant exposes what it takes to make build a successful agency and stand out from competitors. Topics that are discussed during the podcast include: Finding your agency niche  The downfalls of using overseas developers  Is working from home holding developers back? The key principles of digital transformation  How ecce survived three recessions?  Why it's easier than ever for businesses to transform digitally Find out more about Purr Find out more about Ecce Follow Nick  Follow Brant 
45:33
November 22, 2021