Pip Jamieson is the Founder & CEO of The Dots a LinkedIn challenger designed around the networking needs of 'No Collar' workers – including creators, freelancers and millennials. Born out of a genuine passion to make the creative industries more productive, open and diverse, Pip launched the platform in the UK in 2014 and is on a mission to connect 1 million creators and freelancers to commercial opportunities by 2018.
The idea behind The Dots was born while Jamieson was head of marketing at MTV based in Australia and New Zealand eight years ago. “As with most creative businesses, the easiest way for us to find full-time and freelance resource at MTV was through word-of-mouth, but the result was a lack of diversity in thinking, skills and background. The impact of this was that our creative output became predictable.”
Jamieson wanted to change that. So she decided to ditch her dream job as an MTV executive to become an entrepreneur. Not only had her time at MTV showed there was a genuine space in the marketplace for a digital destination where people could showcase their work more visually to those looking for creative talent, but it gave her many of the skills she needed to run a business.
Pip has a first class Masters degree in Economics from Edinburgh University and started her career as a fast stream economist for the British Government before moving into the creative industries in 2004.