102 – How to Build a Media Company Inside a Company with Adam Ryan from Workweek

Daniel Murray
Daniel Murray
August 18, 2022

What’s the goal of marketing? To capture attention. Adam Ryan, CEO of Workweek, is certainly doing that. Find out how.

Adam and business partner Becca Sherman are the founders behind Workweek, the media company unlocking the power of the creator economy.

Daniel and Adam dig into his experience as former President of The Hustle, how to create a media company inside a business, and why media and content marketing are the same…but different.

You’ll also hear Adam’s take on why media budget should always be kept separate from marketing budget.

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00:00 Intro

01:24 Meet Mr Ryan, Sir

03:23 How To Build Trust Through Connection

05:24 Building Without Draining

09:38 The Difficulty of Running a Media Business

14:09 One to Avoid

16:24 Great Media Is Like Great Content, But Different

21:29 Constraining Brand Identity

35:42 Don’t Forget The Why

38:30 Who Inspires Me Right Now

Daniel Murray
Daniel Murray