ABOUT ROGUE CREATIVE MARKETING
A CREATIVE MARKETING STUDIO FOUNDED BY LESLIE EILER THOMPSON FIT FOR MUSICIANS, ARTISTS, AND CREATIVE TYPES. Supporting labels, management, and artists as they build a career of extraordinary.
Seth Godin says, “If you need to persuade someone to take action, you’re doing marketing..Marketers make change happen.” With that in mind, Rogue is a professional persuader operating with honesty and integrity to make change happen and move messages to those who need to hear it - and this is no small responsibility.
I believe in careers being as epic as the tales found in Middle Earth, and I love working with creative thinkers. (As an aside, I call these types "rogue ones" and I appreciate them so much that I have an entire podcast devoted to them). The marketing journey for these very busy folks can be overwhelming, directionless, and sometimes, lonely.
Every one of my clients is unique - which is to be expected - so while the practices I use for each relationship may look different, the fundamental idea is the same: I offer consulting on and direction of marketing and media strategies to bolster brand awareness and growth. Email me to find out more about levels of partnership.
MORE ABOUT ROGUE LEADER:
LESLIE EILER THOMPSON
My father is a math teacher, my mother an art teacher; That explains more about my background than most things will. Growing up, I was solving math problems and using watercolors in our screened-in porch, all while singing and dancing along to whatever musical was on our television. I naturally work to strike a balance between chaos and order - and appreciate both a great deal - but there’s always a little bit of singing and dancing happening at the same time.
I got my start in marketing for creative types using MySpace bulletins and LiveJournal blogs to promote my weekend coffee shop concerts and tours. I've since learned that the tools may have changed, but the way people interact hasn't.
After earning a Commercial Music degree from Belmont University, I spent a number of years doing marketing management and product development for companies in the Nashville music industry, and eventually went rogue to do the same on my own. I have the great pleasure of doing work for artists, shows, podcasts, artist managers, music businesses, marketing firms, and beyond.
I reside in Nashville with my husband and our adorably disastrous pup. One day, we will go to Alaska and see the Iditarod. But that’s another story for another time.
IF YOU’RE CURIOUS…
CURRENTLY READING: The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Return of the King); A Distant Land: The Collected Stories, Wendell Berry; The Speed of Trust, Stephen M.R. Covey
Music: Warmer weather makes me want to blast Chris Stapleton and Johnny Cash on repeat with the windows down.
Podcasts: Here’s the Thing with Alex Baldwin, episode with Jeff Daniels