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Just a Chat Wit‪h‬ Andrew Dobbie

    • Marketing
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

We’re a video podcast talking brand and creativity with the world’s best in class.

Hosted by Andrew Dobbie. Powered by MadeBrave

🎧 Apple Podcast | Spotify | Google Play
📺 YouTube | IGTV

Give us a follow on our social channels:
- https://facebook.com/JustaChatWith
- https://instagram.com/JustAChatWith
- https://twitter.com/JustAChatWith
- https://linkedin.com/company/just-a-chat-with/

Our website:
https://justachatwith.com

Our brand agency:
https://madebrave.com

    Episode 22: Andy Morahan | Music Film Director - “Learn Your Craft“

    Episode 22: Andy Morahan | Music Film Director - “Learn Your Craft“

    In this episode we sat down with Andy Morahan who is a world-renowned commercial, film, and music video director. 

    With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, Andy has produced music videos and films for artists such as George Michael, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Tears for Fears, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Wham! Tina turner, Brian Adams... and my all time favorites - Guns N' Roses!  and the list doesn’t stop here.

    Andy won an MTV Award For Best Director for George Michael's Father Figure and Best Video for Guns N' Roses' November Rain’ - which has now been streamed over a billion times on YouTube. Andy was also twice Grammy-nominated for Long Form videos - 'Cyndi Lauper - Live in Paris' and 'Michael Jackson - Live in Bucharest'.

    Andy also directed the groundbreaking Guess Jeans 'Cheat' commercial. Featuring performances from Juliette Lewis and Harry Dean Stanton, the stylish and innovative piece won over 80 advertising awards worldwide, including five D&ADs, six Clios and a couple of Silver Lions at the Cannes Advertising Festival.

    Andy’s client list now includes Ford, Carling, Lynx, Bacardi, Barclays, Vodafone, VW, Canon and many others. More recently Andy was recruited by Toyota for their 'Prius' campaign, featuring Leonardo Di Caprio. Andy was also the first director to use Eva Mendez, Catherine Zeta Jones and Sienna Miller in commercials before their illustrious film careers.

    See more about Andy here: http://www.andymorahan.com/about.php

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    • 47 min
    Episode 21: Kevin Swanepoel | CEO, The One Club - “Find Your Superpower“

    Episode 21: Kevin Swanepoel | CEO, The One Club - “Find Your Superpower“

    In this episode we sat down with Kevin Swanepoel who is the CEO at The One Club for Creativity, which is the world's foremost non-profit organisation recognising creative excellence in advertising and design.

    As CEO, Kevin leads ‘The One Show’ which is one of the most prestigious awards shows in the communications industry. He has also shaped the global brand of The One Club, providing leadership for its expansion into China and beyond.

    With 35 years’ experience in media and marketing in the creative industries, Kevin is a frequent speaker on current advertising trends, he has appeared on FOX, NBC and CBS and has also been published in Adweek, Advertising Age, Creativity and AdHoc.

    Kevin established ‘Creative Week’, the pre-eminent festival in New York which I attended two years ago for their Executive Creative Summit (which was amazing) - The festival celebrates the intersection of advertising, design, digital media and the arts.

    Kevin also travels and lectures frequently and is enthusiastically involved in advertising education and design throughout the world.

    See more about Kevin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinswanepoel/

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    • 57 min
    Episode 20: Philippe Meunier | CCO & Co-founder, Sid Lee - “Run Away with Culture“

    Episode 20: Philippe Meunier | CCO & Co-founder, Sid Lee - “Run Away with Culture“

    In this episode we sat down with Philippe Meunier who is Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder of Sid Lee, one of the world’s premier creative agencies with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

    With over 28 years of experience in the industry, Philippe has overseen all the creative output for a host of major international clients including Absolut, Adidas, Starbucks, Red Bull, and many more.

    As an active member of the creative community, Philippe has been invited to chair and serve on the jury panel at various national and international competitions, such as the Cannes Lions International Festival, the D&AD Awards, the Canadian Marketing Awards and Communication Arts.

    Collaboration is an essential part of Philippe’s approach to creativity and is especially evident in the culture and ideology of Sid Lee. The agency’s core values are based on collectivism and the belief that the group is far stronger than the individual, so every idea and opinion is given equal value. The result is an agency where everyone works (and plays!) hard as a team, sharing both the workload and the rewards.

    Famous for his Zen-like approach to the craziness of running a large creative group (consequences of his love for surfing and yoga), Philippe firmly believes that great work comes from happy people, and he lives by this motto 24/7.

    See more of Philippe’s work here: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/philmeunier


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    • 40 min
    Episode 19: Kevin Pike | Award-winning Film Special Effects Supervisor - "A Big Piece of the Pie"

    Episode 19: Kevin Pike | Award-winning Film Special Effects Supervisor - "A Big Piece of the Pie"

    In this episode we sat down with Kevin Pike who is an award-winning American film special effects supervisor, below the line talent agent, and screenwriting consultant, best-known for supervising the special effects on Back to the Future. He and his company FilmTrix Inc. were primarily responsible for construction of the film's iconic DeLorean time machine.

    Kevin got his start in film doing set construction for the movie Jaws, working with the Special Effects crew. Kevin then went on to work with several major studios for film, television, and commercials, working with directors such as Tim Burton, Wes Craven, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Zemeckis. 

    Kevin’s worked on several other iconic films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Last Starfighter, Fight Club, and Jurassic Park III.

    Kevin has earned nominations and awards including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects for the Amblin Television Production Earth 2 in 1995, a Clio Award for Best Special Effects on a Levi’s commercial directed by Michael Bay in 2000. He also received a BAFTA nomination, and was considered for Oscar nomination on Back to the Future. 

    Kevin has lectured at USC, UCLA, and Columbia College Hollywood as well as teaching Special Effects classes at the Academy of Art University. Additionally, Kevin has served as a Governor for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and on the Executive Committee for the Visual Effects Branch for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Kevin lives north of Los Angeles, California, where he manages his company,  Filmtrix, Inc.  He is a writer’s consultant and a story developer for studios and production entities, helping writers complete their scripts and advising them on how to pitch their written work to producers.

    See more of Kevin's work here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Pike

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    • 44 min
    Episode 18: Alexandra Watkins | Author & Founder, Eat My Words - "Eat My Words"

    Episode 18: Alexandra Watkins | Author & Founder, Eat My Words - "Eat My Words"

    In this episode we sat down with Alexandra Watkins who is an author and leading authority on brand naming.

    Alexandra is the Chief Executive Boss Lady at Eat My Words, a brand naming firm based in San Diego, California. Alexandra’s book, “Hello, My Name is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick” was named as one of the Top 10 Marketing Books by Inc magazine and sits proudly on my shelf as one my all time favourites. 

    Since 2005, Alexandra and her firm have created brand names for hundreds of clients including Amazon, Coca-Cola, Disney, Gap, Twitter, and Xerox. Alexandra is also a popular speaker, delighting audiences at Startup Grind, Endeavor, Collision, and LA Tech Week. She’s also had the pleasure of speaking to MBA students, lecturing at institutions such as Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and many more. 

    Prior to running her own agency, Alexandra was an advertising copywriter, working at leading West Coast ad agencies, including Ogilvy and Mather, where she helped launch Microsoft Windows. 

    In her free time, Alexandra creates imaginative succulent arrangements in bird cages, teapots, and other interesting containers she finds by scouring the local flea market in San Diego. She works out of her San Diego pool house where she has been chained to her desk for the last 6 months creating a fun new online course on how to create super sticky brand names.

    See more of Alexandra's work here: https://eatmywords.com/

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    • 43 min
    Episode 17: Darlene Vogel | Actress, aka “Spike” from Back to the Future II - “What’s Wrong, McFly?"

    Episode 17: Darlene Vogel | Actress, aka “Spike” from Back to the Future II - “What’s Wrong, McFly?"

    In this episode we sat down with Darlene Vogel who is an actress well-known for her very first role as Spike, a member of Griff’s hoverboard gang in the movie Back to the Future 2. 

    Darlene got her start in New York City and has landed over 100 national commercials, including the ‘Milk does a body good’ campaign. 

    Darlene has been acting for over 35 years and has done numerous guest stars and Pilot work. She landed the series Pacific Blue in 1995, working on 88 episodes playing Officer Chris Kelly. She also played Melanie McIver in the “One Life to Live” soap opera.

     Darlene has three recently-released thriller films including “The Spearhead Effect”, “Extracurricular Activities” and “Day 13”. She’s also had a few starring roles in movies made for Lifetime television including “Smuggling in Suburbia", “Dirty Teacher” and “Walking the Halls”. She’s also made guest appearances on Full House, Northern Exposure, Boy Meets World and CSI.

    Currently living just a mile from the beach in sunny Santa Monica California with her two children, Owen and Audrey, Darlene is an avid dog rescuer with 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 3 bearded dragons! 



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    Hosted by Andrew Dobbie | Founder, MadeBrave - http://www.madebrave.com

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

EmeraldWorkspace ,

Insightful, interesting and a must listen!

I have recently discovered this podcast by Andrew of MadeBrave. Really great content and inspiring advice from all the guests.

My favourite so far was listening to David Martin share his wisdom.

A must listen to for a young creative like myself. Keep up the excellent work!

Ben_Neilson97 ,

A must listen for all creatives!

Just a Chat With is a must listen for all creatives.

I am young creative who is just starting out in the industry and it is great to hear so many insights from professionals who are at the top of their field.

Andrew is a brilliant host who can keep the guests in a steady flow as well as asking questions that are already on my mind. I love how Andrew asks each guest if they have any advice for creatives who are in my position and it’s always great to hear the varied views.

My favourite episode so far has been with David Martin, he was a brilliant guest and the episode of full of insights!

AndyMcWireless ,

Amazing podcast from an amazing company

A “must listen” podcast! I love that there is such a broad spectrum of guests from all walks of life and how each one brings a totally different take on branding and design.

Highlight episodes for me so far are Marty Neumeier (which includes the great comment about how specialisation is a way to increase profitability because you eliminate competition the more specialised you get) and David Martin (who had so many amazing stories including the one about how he decided to buy a plane and learn to fly to make his commute shorter(!))

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