Tess Robinson from Smack Bang Designs

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Welcome to Episode 40, which also happens to be the last episode of Season 4! This week is a continuation of my chat with Tess Robinson from Smack Bang Designs last week where we dive deep into ways you can Market Your Business. If you haven’t already listened to Part 1, episode 39 then I highly recommend you do right here.

For those of you who don’t know Tess and what she does, Smack Bang Designs is a boutique creative agency based in Sydney, Australia. They are the creative force behind many brands you know and love. Having worked with the likes of Pampa, P.E. Nation, The Vista, Elle Effect and Fella Villas, it’s no wonder they’ve got a line-up of brands waiting to work with them.

On today’s episode, we chat about how social media can grow your business, strategies to grow your community on Instagram, best times to post, advertising on social media, how to manage the juggle, being a new working mum, marketing systems and processes, mapping out a marketing plan, how to use marketing to launch a business, managing the money, mentors, knowing what to charge, and lots more.

"It’s about using social media, to be social."

"We’ve been very big on constantly monitoring and measuring Instagram, what’s going on and how we can make it work for us."


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"Think about who you want to talk to and dig into the phycology into your customers." 

"Our focus is on doing great work and having great relationships." 


  1. How social media can grow your business

  2. Strategies to grow your community on Instagram

  3. Best times to post

  4. Advertising on social media

  5. How to manage the juggle

  6. Being a new working mum

  7. Marketing systems and processes

  8. Mapping out a marketing plan

  9. How to use marketing to launch a business

  10. Managing the money

  11. Mentors

  12. Knowing what to charge


  1. The Digital Picnic

  2. Newstead Studios

  3. We Are Triibe

  4. Pru Chapman from The Owners Collective

  5. Jasmine Dowling

  6. Briefcase - Project management software

  7. Xero

  8. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

  9. Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza

  10. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

  11. Anything You Want by Derrick Sivers

  12. Not Just Lucky by Jamila Rizvi

  13. How I Built This Podcast

  14. Girlboss Radio Podcast

  15. Future Women Podcast


"The only way you can ensure you’re having impact is to measure." 

"What you see is the tip of the iceberg; you don’t see the tears, you don’t see the late nights stressing about payroll and cash flow.”


  1. Smack Bang Designs www.smackbangdesigns.com

  2. Instagram www.instagram.com/smackbangdesigns


  1. Your Creative Start www.yourcreativestart.com

  2. Instagram www.instagram.com/yourcreativestart

  3. Pinterest www.pinterest.com/yourcreativestart

  4. Soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/yourcreativestart

Jaharn Giles