Who Is Dando?

We’re a creative digital agency almost two centuries in the making. The Dando story began in 1853, when a young man called John Dando stepped off the British migrant ship, Velore. In the years that followed he quite literally made his stamp on Melbourne, becoming one of the city’s best-regarded blacksmiths. From his forge on Bridge Road, John Dando nailed the shoes onto horses that powered the booming 19th Century economy.

Today another Dando operates on the same Richmond street – deeply immersed in an industry that’s transforming its 21st Century counterpart. By doing cutting-edge work for awesome businesses and brands, we also like to think of ourselves as pioneers. And we’re determined to build on a name that’s become synonymous with this iconic part of Australia’s best city.

There’s much more to the Dando story – find out how a tale that starts with the pioneering blacksmith leads directly to the door of our digital agency.

What We Do

At Dando, we live and breathe all things digital while staying firmly grounded in commercial reality. That’s good for our clients - and their customers - because we’re obsessed about delivering results.

Some want a better website and they all want more leads and sales. Increasingly, business owners ask us to establish and manage an overarching digital marketing strategy. Whatever your requirements, we’ll sit down with you and explore the options. And we’ll advise you on the best and most cost-effective way to achieve your aims. Once that’s agreed, you benefit from being part of an efficient step-by-step proprietary process that includes transparent benchmarks, milestones and deadlines.

You’ll never be left in the dark on the progress of your project, which only concludes after we deliver and you’re satisfied.

Straight Talking

We also understand how business owners can be turned off by the technology and jargon associated with websites and online marketing. That’s not an issue with Dando. You can trust us to take care of the technical stuff – after all, it’s what we love – and talk to you in plain English about what matters most to you. But don’t take our word for it. Check out what our satisfied clients have to say.

What do you need?

Awesome Websites

We deliver websites that perform beautifully, look great on all devices and drive traffic, leads and sales. Our attention to aesthetic detail is only surpassed by the commercial imperative – which leads to the best results for our clients.

Digital Marketing

We can help you get found by your prospects and target audience. Then we’ll put a plan in place to inspire them to take the action you want to them to take. And we’ll constantly analyse, measure and tweak to improve the results over time. That, in a nutshell, is the essence of an effective digital marketing campaign.

Content Strategy

Killer content is king. It can be anything from compelling words on a screen to a must-share YouTube video – and it’s often the foundation of effective digital marketing. Content has to be useful and valuable to your prospects and customers. And you have to pick the right time to hit them with the hard sell. We’ll help you with the how, what and when involved in all of that.

Digital Advertising

There are many ways to cost-effectively drive prospects to your offer – like Pay Per Click, Display Advertising, Remarketing, Facebook ads … to name a few. Where should you spend your ad dollars? How can you be sure you’re getting the best return? We can show you how.


Everyone does it - shop online, that is. So why not sell, too? You’re open 24/7, overheads are low, transactions automatic and you can target a much bigger audience. It’s a no-brainer, and Dando can take care of it all, including vital set-up and management of easy-to-use payment and billing systems.

Our Clients & Partners

Amazing clients, from startups to not-for-profit to enterprise. Here are just a few we’ve been lucky enough to work with.

Work with us

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