About Us

222_dobbe-photo002Sue Dobbe-Leahy

Leveraging a legacy of strategic branding and marketing communications since 1989, Sue Dobbe-Leahy is a master of marketing trades and facilitator extraordinaire. Collaborating with a diverse team of talent to perform the precise combinations in each unique situation, Sue has the knack of gleaning what’s relevant. A knack honed over 30 years of successful marketing research, strategic development and branding implementation.

Communications strategist and content specialist, Sue distills the message into concise, relevant copy to capture the audience. Not just making noise, but making RESULTS!

Established expertise in public relations, web copy, image and brand projections, Sue helps clients delve into their strengths and craft compelling message, ads, scripts and posts.

Clients span the spectrum from business-to-business, government, nonprofit, academia, retail and professional services.

Dobbe Marketing has maintained relationships with clients and vendors for 5, 10, and even 25 years! From local mental health services, engineering and municipality marketing programs to national campaigns for temporary housing, potty training toys and digital traffic measurement, interpreting what is great about each client to their customer is a privilege and a joy!

Call on Dobbe Marketing for a deep bench of experience in branding, strategic marketing, key messaging and mind-boggling results.

Beyond for-profit marketing services, Sue Dobbe-Leahy is a leader, consultant, coach and collaborator willing to serve her community and world with passion.

Each month, Sue leads two Business Women Round Table groups which meet monthly through McHenry County College Small Business Development Center. She provides consultation to SBDC clients on marketing strategy, business development and communications.

Deeply involved in the Downtown Crystal Lake Main Street, Sue served two terms as president of the organization and leads the Marketing Committee. Member of the Crystal Lake Chamber, she was on the board of directors for 8 years and continues to be active. McHenry Chamber of Commerce membership resulted in serving as Membership Director as well as creating the current chamber brand image.

McHenry County Economic Development Corporation investor, Dobbe Marketing and Sue Dobbe-Leahy have been instrumental in the creation and ongoing presentation of the annual Business Champions Awards since 2008. Sue was a board member for MCEDC for 8 years as well as involved in the marketing committee.

Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers is Sue Dobbe-Leahy’s club since 2004. She has served in various leadership positions including president of the club from 2009-2010. Rotary offered several trips to Sue. She has attended Rotary International Conventions in New Orleans, Birmingham England and visited clubs in many states and countries.

In community service, Sue Dobbe-Leahy has crafted and executed many pro bono projects in marketing, written hundreds of press releases, hosted and served as master of ceremony at events and enjoyed every moment in Service Above Self.

A lifetime resident of Illinois, Sue Dobbe-Leahy enjoys sailing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and getting outdoors as often as possible. She is mother to two, step-mom to two and grandma to three. Her husband, Tom Leahy is her constant companion who shares her love of outdoors and travel. They are always planning their next getaway!