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Professional development for your agency’s future heroes

 
 

LeaderLab lets you inspire and develop your agency’s ‘second tier’ of leadership.

It’s a friendly community with monthly events covering agency marketing, operations, client services and more.

Nurture your people with a curated programme of workshops, talks and peer-to-peer support that will help them grow as leader – and leave them buzzing with ideas on how to keep improving your agency.

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engaging monthly events for
budding aGENcy leaders

  • LeaderLab lets you develop your agency’s crucial ‘second-tier’ of leadership – with live events that leave them buzzing with new ideas.

  • Your people can join an event each month with insightful presentations and the chance to swap ideas with other up-and-coming agency leaders.

  • Each month we explore a different aspect of running a successful agency. Topics cover agency marketing, culture and client services, as well as important ‘soft skills’ like leadership and negotiation.

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“inspiring and brilliant”

Dan Fox –  Head of Production,  Studio Output   “It’s really inspiring and useful to meet other people from different agencies. You can learn from them, and they can learn from you. Brilliant!”

Dan Fox – Head of Production, Studio Output

“It’s really inspiring and useful to meet other people from different agencies. You can learn from them, and they can learn from you. Brilliant!”

Gemma Roalf –  Marketing Director,  Really B2B   “It was an insightful day with some great people. I’m looking forward to put the learnings into practice.”

Gemma Roalf – Marketing Director, Really B2B

“It was an insightful day with some great people. I’m looking forward to put the learnings into practice.”

Stuart Hogg,   Beach Marketing   “It was another good day that I enjoyed. It’s vey inspiring to be able to get away from the office and see how other agencies approach things.”

Stuart Hogg, Beach Marketing

“It was another good day that I enjoyed. It’s vey inspiring to be able to get away from the office and see how other agencies approach things.”

Amanda McGrath –  Head of Inbound Strategy,  Blend Marketing   “Leaderlab is a great forum for learning about the challenges and opportunities that all agencies have. The speakers and content are really engaging – I can’t wait for the next one!”

Amanda McGrath – Head of Inbound Strategy, Blend Marketing

“Leaderlab is a great forum for learning about the challenges and opportunities that all agencies have. The speakers and content are really engaging – I can’t wait for the next one!”

guest speakers and peer-to-peer support

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LeaderLab runs one day a month in Central London – from 10am to 4.30pm. It’s a mixture of peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and expert talks. Your delegates can expect:

  • Guest agency speakers on interesting and useful topics.

  • Peer-to-peer support: delegates table a problem, and we tackle it as a collective.

  • Show and tell: people show what they’ve been working on, and get feedback from the rest of the group.

next leaderlab events

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Crafting Your Agency Culture
July 25th 2019

How do you build a strong agency culture?

In this session we’ll discuss what’s working when it comes to making your agency a great place to work, and see how a strong culture can bond your team together through times of change.

  • What can everybody do to make your agency a great place to work?

  • How can you involve your whole team in defining your culture – and communicate what it means to your staff and your clients?

  • What are some rituals, traditions and culture hacks that can gel your team together? We’ll explore proven ways to create a sustainable and measurable culture in your agency.

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Agency Marketing: Making Your Agency Famous
August 29th 2019

How do you grow your agency’s reputation?

We’ll explore practical ways to steadily grow your reputation and get in front of the right people.

  • How can you make everybody in your team ambassadors for your agency?

  • What collateral should your agency have – and what is generally a waste of time?

  • What are the ‘evergreen’ assets you can create once and leverage over and over again?


where we meet

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LeaderLab meetings happen in A_SPACE, a relaxed venue in a converted Georgian town house near Angel station in London.

We picked this space because it’s bright and creative, and it’s flexible enough to allow for a blend of group presentations and smaller intimate breakout groups.

At LeaderLab your agency’s leaders can step away from their role for the day to sharpen their blade and rekindle their enthusiasm.


Why does LeaderLab exist?

Ian Harris, Agency Hackers founder

Ian Harris, Agency Hackers founder

I’ve met hundreds of agency leaders through running Agency Hackers. One thing I’ve noticed is this: keeping your ‘second tier’ employees motivated and supported is a never-ending project.

When you run a busy agency you don’t always have the internal infrastructure to develop people properly. It’s one of those gnawing things you’re always aware that you could be doing better.

So after talking to lots of agency owners, I developed LeaderLab. It’s a “set and forget” way to make sure that the people who are important to your agency are always being developed and motivated, no matter what lands on your plate.

Do you have questions?

I’ve tried to explain everything on this page, but if I’ve missed anything please drop me a line here. Or you can email me on ian@agencyhackers.co.uk, or call me on 07834 535864.

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