What is the Agency Growth Programme?

Hear from Robbie Dale, co-founder of Story Cube...

Join a close-knit cohort of ambitious agency folk to help you overcome sales and marketing challenges.

A full year of training, support, action-based learning, networking and collaboration designed to help nail your proposition, understand your target market, and equip you with the tools necessary for growth.

Win more clients
and feel confident in doing so!


We'll start with a six week sprint accelerator helping you learn how to explain your offering to anyone so you can inspire, pitch and sell with ease. This will bring clarity to your business and establish a stronger strategy that will improve everything from your ability to attract the best talent, create the right partnerships, secure investment, and of course make more sales.


Join Michael Murdoch and Robbie Dale, brand strategists each with nearly 20 years of agency experience, as they guide you through the agency growth programme. And of course, benefit from peer-to-peer knowledge sharing via Slack and Zoom as we grow together. Grab some quality time to work ON your business, not in it, to connect with fellow agencies and collaborate on projects too.

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For more information or to book a free call with Michael or Robbie, please email: [email protected]

So, who's this for?


Simply, agencies that want to grow.

That means designers, website developers, SEO experts and PR people, Advertising and Media gurus, Animation and Video producers, Brand Strategists, Copywriters and anyone else who fits into the broad ‘creative agency’ definition. If you're not sure you fit, just ask.

We have limited spaces to just 30 agencies per cohort to form a tight network of partners, confidants, advisors and supporters - a select group you can trust! We will also ensure a complementary and diverse mix on each programme so everyone has room to help. So if you want to grow as an agency with the help of other ambitious folks, please apply here.
Michael Murdoch and Robbie Dale

Your Hosts


Michael Murdoch and Robbie Dale have nearly 40 years agency experience, helping emerging and established organisations grow via brand, strategy, marketing and sales.

They have 
won awards for creativity and effectiveness, taught at Brunel University, been named in both the inaugural BIMA Hot 100 and Drum Digerati and are alumni in the prestigious Marketing Academy scholarship and the 10KSB Goldman Sachs Programme.

Michael founded
The House London in 2009 and Robbie has spent nearly a decade as a creative director at 1000heads and other London agencies. Together they now deliver Story Cube to 1000s of organisations.

So, what do you get?

Course
On-Demand Course

Complete the course online, anywhere, any time. You'll find loads of guidance, videos, examples, exercises and more to help you improve your storytelling techniques and secure more sales for your business, step by step. See www.storycube.co.uk for more.

Supportive Cohort
Supportive Cohort

Growing any business (or simply leading a team) can be a lonely experience. Access live webinars and a community of like minded creative entrepreneurs running agencies to help you overcome specific challenges you face via our private Slack Group.

Coaching
Expert Coaching

The core principles work for organisations of all kinds, but every challenge is of course unique. You have the chance to benefit from 1-2-1 calls with our experienced brand strategists, Michael and Robbie, who will guide you via our online diagnostic tool.

Annual Programme Overview


• The Six Week Online Sprint 🚀
Story Cube Online Course ⌨️
• Private Slack Channel 💬
Regular Email Tips & Advice ✉️
• Access The Resource Library 📚
Monthly Themed Masterminds 🧠
• SOS Office Hours 🆘 
Legal & Finance Clinics ⚖️
Quarterly Coaching Sessions 🚑
Accountability Groups
Discounted Brand & Marketing Support 🎁
Speaker Opportunities at our Growth Festival 🎤
Priority Access to Growth Sessions 📈
London Networking Lunches* 🍴
Annual Celebration Dinner* 🎉


*Additional nominal fees for in-person events to simply cover costs only.

Agency Sprint Details


4 x Live Webinars 📺
8 x Breakout Rooms 💬
2 x Speed Networking Sessions 
Thought-provoking Exercises 💭
Example Agency Case Studies 💡
Time ON the business not in it!

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Agency Sprint Schedule

12-2pm (GMT) on Wednesdays for 6 weeks.
2 x talks, 2 x breakouts and Q&A per session.


1. Speed Networking

Make new connections and collaborate more

2. Problem + Solution 

Understand how you solve your true customer problem

3. Differentiators + Motivations

Know how you stand out and what your purpose is

4. Connections + Sales Funnels 

Reach more customers and close more sales.

5. Obstacles + Opportunities

Understand the risks and turn these into rewards

6. Speed Networking

Create deeper relationships and help each other grow

Sprint Timeline

One Simple Price...


£200+vat per month*

• Six Week Online Sprint
• Online Course Access
• Quarterly Coaching Sessions
• Monthly Themed Masterminds
• Private Slack Channel
• London Networking Lunches**
• Annual Celebration Dinner**


(Discounted coaching and consultancy available too!)

*Charged annually. After year one, reduced rates for optional alumni fees are introduced.
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*Additional nominal fees for in-person events to simply cover costs only.

Story Cube Framework helps you...

Story Cube Benefits

Happy agencies we have helped...

Andy Barnes
Experiential & Events

"Having the virtual sessions that were recorded was much more valuable than doing an IRL version. Means I can go back, remind myself of the conversations and review the course over the next 6 - 12months. The structure is a very accessible and practical solution. Story Cube is a practical and insightful approach to understanding & developing your ideas. "

Andy Barnes, Founder

Omi Diaz-Cooper
Digital Marketing

"Great sessions - the interactive format is engaging. Great value, community support and quality training materials. StoryCube gave us a highly useful and usable framework to tackle the challenges of differentiating our brand in a crowded space, building trust with prospects and creating an authentic brand story that will resonate with our audience."

Omi Diaz-Cooper, Founder

Alex Minchin
Growth Marketing

“Fantastic sessions guys - I really got a lot out of it (I think we all did!). Fantastic content, structure, and insights. As a more established agency, it can be hard to see your own label from inside the bottle. Robbie and Michael (co-founders of Story Cube) empower you to take a step back, peek inside, and to change what no longer serves you."


Alex Minchin, Founder

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Who we've worked with.

Story Cube has been delivered to corporates, startups, social enterprises, charities, agencies and students. Join the list!

Patrick Geider
Brand Strategy & Design

"The Story Cube process and the expertise of everyone on the Sprint have led to a drastic improvement in my agency’s story and my understanding of how to grow it. I have found the course and the community support very useful and I would recommend the Story Cube Sprint to other agency owners too."

Patrick Geider, Founder

Jan Hauser
Web & Mobile Development

"Attending the Story Cube Sprint is a hundred percent worth it! It pushes you to revalidate things you've thought are already validated enough. It's an eye-opener and you can also harvest valuable connections. Those guys, Michael and Robbie from Story Cube, are professionals with true passion."

Jan Hauser, UK CEO

George Owens
Web Design & Development

“There is such inherent value in listening to agency owners and representatives from different industries outlining challenges and experiences that overlap so directly with my own. I found myself coming across solutions to problems I didn’t know I had, and being able to offer relevant insights into industries to which I’m only tangentially connected.”

George Owens, Founder

Previous cohorts
Story Cube Sessions
Story Cube Statistics

What's the deal again?


£200+vat per month*

• Online Course Access
• Six Week Online Sprint
• Quarterly Coaching Calls
• Monthly Masterminds
• Private Slack Channel
• London Networking Lunches**
• Annual Celebration Dinner**

(Discounted coaching and consultancy available too!)

*Charged annually. After year one, reduced rates for optional alumni fees are introduced.
**Nominal additional fees for in-person events to cover costs only.


For nimble agencies with big ideas!

Have questions?

Book a free call with Michael or Robbie by emailing [email protected]