The Pod celebrates 10 years of serving “the good guys”

The Pod celebrates 10 years
of serving “the good guys”

Tallahassee, FL – For the past decade, The Pod, a marketing firm focused on credit unions, has helped clients maximize their brand impact through a range of creative services such as rebranding, campaign development, media production, website design, automated marketing, digital advertising, and more. This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the agency.

Samantha Strickland, Founder and CEO, was drawn to entrepreneurship after an award-winning legacy in the credit union industry. “Back in 2011, when I decided to leave my incredible marketing position at First Commerce Credit Union to start my own business, I’m pretty sure people questioned my sanity,” Samantha Strickland said. “But it felt like the right point in my career to take a leap of faith, and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished with our clients over the past 10 years. We are inspired daily by working with ‘the good guys’.”

The Pod has built a reputation for financial industry expertise and strategically-oriented creative execution, in part because they have been able to recruit top talent from the credit union industry. Collectively, the team has more than 80 years of credit union marketing experience.

“The Pod gets to know clients at a deeper level. They build a story by paying homage to the past with an eye to the future so that everything works in harmony,” said Mike Akers, CEO of Bay Credit Union. He should know. He’s worked with The Pod for more than 9 years. He even brought The Pod team along with him when he was selected as CEO at two different credit unions.

One of the highlights of the decade came in 2013 when The Pod won an Emmy® from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Suncoast Chapter for a brand video the team created for Community South Credit Union. Another major moment came in 2016 when The Pod opened CoLab @ The Pod, a coworking space for the Tallahassee community.

In appreciation for a decade of successes, clients and colleagues sent a flood of video messages to the agency to say thank you.

About The Pod
Celebrating 10 years in business, The Pod is a marketing firm focused on serving credit unions and other “good guys” around the country. The Emmy award winning agency offers creative services ranging from branding, campaign development, video production, digital media, automated marketing, and more. For more information, visit