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Episode 1: What to Do When the Well Runs Dry

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Welcome to the 1st edition of the Go Media Podcast brought to you by our hosts Jeff Finley and William Beachy along with our awesome Producer: Bryan Garvin. This episode focuses on what to do “when the well runs dry both in terms of financials and inspiration.”

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Read below for an outline of topics covered in this podcast.

What’s Go Media Been Up To?

  • WMC3 is over
  • Launch of .us Redesign
  • We’ve been working on the redesign of the Arsenal
  • WMC4 Date/Location Announcement
  • Hiring Jenny Kelley as Director of Account Services

What To Do When The Well Runs Dry:

So a lot is going on in our world. But, we also have been pushing ourselves through a down time. Not many client projects coming in, so we’re focusing on internal ones. But, that only can help for so long. So, what do we do when the well runs dry?

  • watch your spending
  • reach out to clients for new projects
  • beg for money
  • delay paying your bills
  • stay busy
  • find inspiration
  • beware of inspiration overload
  • overcome motivation struggles
  • come up with ideas to generate interest & excitement
  • remember to be healthy

On The Map (OTM)

The podcast concludes with an interview with On The Map (OTM) creator, Chris Comella conducted by Go Media gal, Liz Hunt.

  • Where Cleveland is, what cool things there are here, and where Cleveland is going.
  • Urban flight in Cleveland and the loss of CLE business, Dredger’s Union
  • Cleveland’s on the upswing and how OTM is helping businesses in the area
  • When is the 2012 event?
  • What’s currently in the pipeline for On The Map?





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What Do You Think?

We want to hear what you think about our 1st ever podcast and what topics you would like to see covered in upcoming episodes. Comment below with your suggestions.

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About the Author, Go Media

Go Media is a creative agency based in Cleveland, OH that specializes in print design, branding, and web development. We are also behind WMC Fest, GoMediaZine, the Arsenal, Mockup Everything and others.
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  • Brent Galloway

    I am really looking forward to more of these podcasts! It’s helpful info coming from one of my favorite design firms! The stories are so real and it makes the advice that much better knowing that it came from experience. Again, amazing first podcast and I look forward to more! :)

    • Go Media

      Thanks, Brent for the kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed the 1st episode and do let us know topics you would like to see covered in future episodes. :)

  • Mike Lohrman

    I haven’t listened yet, but I will soon! Will you guys be on iTunes?

  • Anonymous

    This is awesome! I really loved the Daily Inspiration videos and this is like an epic version of that! So much good advice here and it’s really reassuring to know that even the big boys like Go Media don’t always have a crazy flow of business, (I know it sounds bad, but it makes me feel a little better about having down days too, lol)

    • Jeff Finley

      Yeah we’re fighting the same fight as everyone else. We want people to know where we are coming from, so when we do have some big successes, people can enjoy it along with us.

  • Jason Nickens

    Awesome podcast! One of the first that seems to actually touch on real life issues. I am having some of the same troubles, so it’s good to hear how other successful firms tackle similar issues. Keep it coming…. Will we ever be able to download to iTunes?

  • arti5m

    ♥ This is the first podcast I’ve heard that makes success sound elusive and untidy; and risk sound dangerous. Thanks for being so honest and responsible.

    • Go Media

      That you so much for the kind words! We appreciate your feedback and do let us know what type of content you would like to hear in the future. :)

  • Clancy Pannell

    Great Podcast Guys! I’m liking the candid, “behind the scenes” info you’re sharing. Looking forward to hearing more!

  • Bucket826

    Great stuff guys! Looking forward to listening to more.

    • Jeff Finley

      Nice to have you listening Mike!

  • paintedbrain

    This is cool thanks guys. Great pod cast, great insights.

  • Jay Miller

    Being relatively new in the creative industry this fit perfectly for what I needed to hear right now. It sometimes seems unimaginable to think of successful design firms as struggling with the ebb and flow of the creative industry. It was especially useful and interesting to hear your strategies on working through those periods where outside work might not be where you’d like it and so you have to be able to turn inward and improve the company for a moment.

    As for the podcast as a whole the middle section I described above was the most catching for me personally. While the intro and exit sections weren’t as applicable to me. I thought the indepth and really honest approach of how you speak about your business was very tactful and should be kept for future podcasts as well.