Growth, marketing, branding & recruitment with Russ Perry from Design Pickle

This episode is a discussion with Russ Perry, CEO and founder of Design Pickle – the world’s #1 unlimited graphic design service. We talk about growth, marketing, branding and recruitment (and everything in between).


  • 00:00:38 Russ’ Introduction to the Growth Manifesto Podcast
  • 00:01:44 Why Design Pickle?
  • 00:04:07 The initial success of Design Pickle
  • 00:06:23 Russ talks about putting a face to the brand of Design Pickle
  • 00:08:15 How do you measure how the brand affects the rest of the business?
  • 00:11:23 Has Design Pickle changed their direct-response approach as a company after growing bigger?
  • 00:13:27 How do you assess the brand’s success?
  • 00:17:43 How has Design Pickle’s marketing changed in the last 2 years compared to when you started?
  • 00:19:48 How did Design Pickle make LinkedIn Ads work?
  • 00:22:40 The different target personas that Design Pickle targets
  • 00:23:54 Russ explains that the less steps we have for someone to learn or buy, the more successful our advertising will be
  • 00:26:05 “If you don’t want to talk on the phone, you don’t have confidence in what you’re selling”
  • 00:28:21 Russ’ approach to hiring people
  • 00:31:33 Russ and Alex talk about their stories of grit from their old jobs
  • 00:32:50 Open-ended writing questions are the best way to screen a volume of candidates
  • 00:37:10 From a marketing team perspective, what are the roles that are critical to have in-house?
  • 00:41:13 How does Russ approach competition?
  • 00:43:41 You can’t copy the brand
  • 00:46:56 How do you balance family and business life?
  • 00:48:45 Russ’ main tip for managing your time and work-life balance
  • 00:50:30 Quickfire questions with Russ


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