NWA Marketing Agency Reveals New Podcast Studio With Live Interview of Entrepreneurs

The Artist Evolution Will Host a Reveal of New Podcast Studio and Host Broadcast of Interviews

The Artist Evolution (TAE), a marketing agency in Fayetteville, Ark., is hosting a reveal of their new, cutting-edge podcast production studio, nicknamed “the dod,” with live interviews of successful entrepreneurs Douglas Hutchings and Joe Saumweber. The broadcast will be attended by international students, from China, attending a summer program in partnership with Walmart, Field Agent, and TAE. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Aug. 22.

Hutchings founded Silicon Solar Solutions while still pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas and secured seed funding for the venture nine days prior to successfully defending his dissertation. Picasolar Inc., was spun out of Silicon Solar Solutions in 2012. As the CEO of both companies, Hutchings led the team to compete in 23 international business competitions where they placed in the top three finalists in every competition and won 12. Hutchings was named to the “Nation’s Top New Inventors” by Inventors Digest. Hutchings was named to the "40 under 40" list by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and is a winner of a 2015 Edison Award.

Joe Saumweber, Co-Founder and CEO of RevUnit, a technology consultancy, leads his cadre of strategists, experience designers and technologists to build products for brands like Walmart, Virgin, School of Rock, AutoZone, numerous startups and more. With a decade focused on retail, he has deployed solutions in nearly all aspects including: self-checkout, kiosks, backroom, consumer mobile apps and associate facing apps. Saumweber is a proud member of the Northwest Arkansas community and is involved in technology education, startup mentoring and founded the 479 Founders Forum, a peer mentorship group that includes many of NWA’s fastest growing startup founders.

The Pod is housed in TAE’s new location on Joyce Boulevard in Fayetteville. Lisa Lockwood, of Lockwood 2 Creations, consulted on the design of the production studio. The studio features frame-less, frosted glass entry, state-of-the-art recording equipment, vintage red/white ‘on air’ lights, timeless, oversize black and white posters to line the walls, a Belgium-imported vintage mic chandelier and a broadcast style desk made from re-purposed driftwood and steel. The desk was custom-made by EcoVet, which creates eco-friendly furniture handcrafted in America by veterans.

The podcast medium is growing exponentially with about 21 percent of the American population indicating that they are regular podcast listeners. About 64 percent of podcast listeners do so on mobile devices which has developed podcasts into the user friendly, convenient medium of choice. In conjunction with the new studio, TAE established Thought Leadership Podcasts, a podcast production operation for authors, consultants, speakers, business owners and professionals who need an outlet for their creativity and acumen. The goal of Thought Leadership Podcasts is to solidify the stature of the user as a well-known leader, in their perspective field, while giving the user a platform for expression.

Derek Champagne, founder and CEO of TAE, began The Business Leadership Series, a popular podcast and digital magazine hosted by Champagne which hosts entrepreneurs, executives and more, in order to create an outlet in which to share his expertise. He is a Northwest Arkansas resident, entrepreneur, marketing expert, bestselling author and local business owner of TAE. Champagne’s book, Don't Buy A Duck: Stop Wasting Money & Only Do Marketing That Works!, recently become an Amazon #1 Bestseller.

The Business Leadership Series is a now a top 10 podcast (Podomatic ranking) and radio show on ESPN regionally. Guests include celebrities, business professionals, coaches, entrepreneurs and those who have had unique experiences and who offer valuable insight. Guests have included many As Seen on TV guests from Shark Tank, The Profit, and more: Michael Levin (Shark Tank, Politico), Nick Friedman (Oprah, Millionaire Matchmaker, Shark Tank), Shuly Oletzky (Huffington Post),  Devin Thorpe (Forbes Magazine), Mike Caprari (The Profit), Henry Ho (Field Agent) and many more. As well as available online, episodes of the Business Leadership Series are broadcast weekly on ESPN 99.5 FM radio. This show is expanding with radio syndication plans across the state and beyond.

The Artist Evolution specializes in the creative development, brand advancement and execution of marketing campaigns. TAE offers marketing services in campaign development, website creation, social media marketing, brand videos, community outreach programs, graphic design, printing, media buys and more.The agency has worked with local, regional and national brands in an array of fields and industries; from small local businesses to publicly-traded brands.


The Artist Evolution is a comprehensive marketing, design and practice management firm located in Fayetteville, Ark. The Artist Evolution offers services ranging from graphic design, print services, social media marketing to strategic marketing campaigns. The Artist Evolution works closely with clients, throughout the creative process, to ensure that the company and brand is appropriately and well-represented. The Artist Evolution has all the resources and experience to flawlessly handle every marketing need. Associates at The Artist Evolution are experts at developing, executing and managing custom marketing strategies, molded around your marketing needs!

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