#16: Blood, Beach & Beers with Josh Stockdale

Scott 04/22/2020 22

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“Everyone’s human & everyone wants to have a beer at the end of the day!”

 – Josh Stockdale

Josh Stockdale (@joshstockdalee) is the Co-Founder of the award-winning creative and production agency, Dream Beach Media.

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Alongside his best mate, Alex (@alexboulton), Josh has travelled to 27 plus countries in three years, doing creative shoots for world famous brands, including MTV, Panasonic & STA Travel, as well countless tourism boards, such as Visit Australia and Visit Malta.

As well as running their agency full-time, they’ve also launched 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns with partners in Sweden which have raised a combined total of over £26,000. The most recent of these was Wolt: A travel sunglasses brand.

Prior to Dream Beach, Josh and Alex were part of a successful boy band called :PM, and they did a UK tour with The Vamps. Together, they played in front of thousands of adoring fans at amazing venues like The O2.

In our wide-ranging conversation, we discuss how to 10X your network; how to find & hire amazing talent; what it takes to REALLY run a successful company; and so much more! There’s so much gold in the episode!

You can find Josh at the following:

Successful Kickstarter Campaigns:

  • Wolt Sunglasses: These are super cool! Wolt Sunglasses have foldable frames, interchangable lenses and a GPS tracking device in their case. They successful raised over £23,000 during their Kickstarter campaign and they’re perfect if you’re on the road.
  • The Palm Band: Beautifully designed bracelets and for every bracelet bought, a tree is planted.

Further resources we discuss:

  • The Diary of a CEO by Steven Bartlett: Steven is the CEO of Social Chain – a digital agency that Dream Beach Media has worked with – and me and Josh both LOVE his podcast! Lots of business gold and life advice in all of his episodes. Well worth a listen!

Key Points:

  • “The Human Surfboard” & partnering with Panasonic (4:35)
  • :PM, Johnny Depp’s recording studio & touring with The Vamps (7:45)
  • Working with MTV: Logistics, hiring talent, networking (15:54)
  • Reaching out to companies a LOT (20:54)
  • How productions are structured (24:26)
  • “Everyone wants to have a beer at the end of the day” (33:48)
  • Experimenting with Facebooks ads (37:37)
  • Tik Tok (42:35)
  • Josh’s top tips for getting started in business (47:30)
  • Successful Kickstarter campaigns (53:40)
  • Dream Beach Media’s next steps (61:37)

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @entrepreneurscanparty

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