Who is Andrew Dobbie?
Andrew Dobbie is the Founder and Managing Director of MadeBrave; a multi award-winning brand led creative agency based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, that makes brands bigger, bolder and stronger.
Launched in 2012, he left his previous job with a two week old baby and just £1,000 of personal savings in the bank. Fast-forward to the present day and MadeBrave has grown to a team of 30 plus people with a client roster including the likes of Tennents, Magners, First Group, Medtronic, Vango and IBM; and partnerships with Google Digital Garage, TEDxGlasgow, Kiltwalk and Scottish EDGE.
In 2018, following the successful acquisition of Content Production Agency, Campfire, he established the BornOriginal Group, of which he’s CEO and Chairman. He also sits on the board of Park Circus, and TRC Media, he’s a Power of Youth Fellow, a Council Director at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, an Ambassador of The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow, and most recently he’s the Founder and Co-Host of ‘Just A Chat With’ – a video podcast talking brand and creativity with inspiring people who love and live it.
His mission is to inspire creativity in everyone, believing that branding and marketing doesn’t need to be confusing, and he wants to help others bring their best ideas to life.
02.20 Andrew’s early life
07.00 Andrew’s path into the creative industries
08.50 Andrew on his career vision and how it unfolded
15.20 Andrew on starting his own venture
21.00 How the name MadeBrave came about
25.00 Starting MadeBrave in 2012 as opposed to what it would be like now
27.00 Using social media and viral campaigns
31.10 Growing the business without funding
35.10 The growth and expansion of the brand
41.50 Andrew on the term ‘entrepreneur’
43.10 Starting a podcast
47.40 The biggest lesson Andrew has learned from his podcast
49.00 The one person Andrew would most like to have on his show
50.40 Andrew on his favourite brand
52.20 How to make a brand bigger, bolder and stronger
53.50 Andrew on his purpose
55.30 Andrew on his legacy
57.30 The long term plans for MadeBrave
1.02.30 Andrew on his life goals
1.06.10 Changing Scottish business culture
1.08.50 Andrew on gaining press and media coverage
1.11.30 How does Andrew define success?
1.12.10 Best piece of advice
1.13.40 Andrew on imposter syndrome
1.14.30 Why are we here?
1.17.00 Andrew on VR and augmented reality
1.19.40 Andrew on meditation
1.21.20 The pressure to scale a business
1.22.50 Speaking to 20 year old self
1.25.20 Changing the world
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