Episode 96 | Why Hawke Media Does it Better

with Hawke Media CEO Erik Huberman

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Ask Erik Huberman what sets Hawke Media apart from other marketing agencies, and he doesn’t mince words:

“Most agencies suck.”

In fact, that’s one of the main reasons that Erik founded Hawke Media more than three years ago.

Hawke Media is an “outsourced CMO” company that provides creative marketing solutions to some of the coolest companies around. Hawke has seen massive growth since launch, scaling to nearly a hundred employees and landing big name clients like Verizon, InCase, Creative Recreation, and many more.

The Santa Monica-based company is also known for its positive work culture, which helped it become a Top Ten Happy Place to Work according to Happy City.

In this interview, Erik shares the hardest parts about running and scaling an agency, the lessons he learned from his no-B.S. dad, and why thinks of Hawke as the “most comfortable place to be uncomfortable.” Erik also explains the difference between a boss and a leader, and why the entire company takes a work-free “Hawkcation” together every year.

Oh – and he also describes how he cut his teeth in the cutthroat world of Beanie Baby speculation.

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