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CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit

The best route to success is modeling successful people. And if you’re working with your spouse, how do you find model couples? CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit features interviews with couples in business together who are crushing it in the 21st century. This is where you can hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles. And, there are plenty of laughs. Welcome to CoupleCo. It’s business—and it’s personal.


Mar 13, 2019

We’re off to see the Wizard in the Austin, Texas hill country. Roy Williams and Pennie Williams of Williams Marketing are an unusual, unique and profitable pair. This marketing agency husband & wife team have a story that can teach one a lot about marketing. Though really, you’d learn it from Roy. He’s the front man, and is known as The Wizard of Ads. Pennie’s the woman behind the curtain, and she likes it that way. We can’t believe we even got a microphone in front of her. But where would he be without her? She’s instrumental in their success--from the salad days of answering phones in their laundry room office, to now handling their real estate, to running their world-famous non-profit’s wedding chapel division. And one of Honey’s favorite things ever was said in this interview: It’s about what’s more important in a relationship than being right. One of Blaine’s favorite copywriters, Roy’s copy has made business owners astonishingly wealthy. Honey, a veteran of big-agency advertising, finds his strategy spot-on. Wizard Academy, their 501-C3, is a school for marketing and thinking that attracts all kinds of people, from business owners and radio pros to Nobel and Pulitzer prizewinners. The agency side has Wizard of Ads partners as far away as Australia. Roy has written best-selling advertising books. And without the Wizard’s Princess Pennie, the successes here might have been different—and Wizard Academy may not have become a world-famous wedding destination. But what do weddings have to do with it all? You’ll have to listen…